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Learn Angular in 24 Hours
Learn Angular in 24 Hours
Learn Angular in 24 Hours by Lakshmi Kamala Thota. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
JavaScript: Fundamentals
JavaScript: Fundamentals
JavaScript: Fundamentals by Brennien Coker and Story Ninjas. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals)
CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) by David Sawyer McFarland. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 189 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the css category.
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) by J.K. Rowling and Mary GrandPré. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9591 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Out of the Silent Planet: Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
Out of the Silent Planet: Ransom Trilogy, Book 1
Out of the Silent Planet: Ransom Trilogy, Book 1 by C.S. Lewis, Geoffrey Howard, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 738 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Mastering PHP Design Patterns
Mastering PHP Design Patterns
Mastering PHP Design Patterns by Junade Ali. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out
SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out
SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out by William Assaf , Randolph West , et al.. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models
Exam Ref 70-768 Developing SQL Data Models by Stacia Varga. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
R For Dummies
R For Dummies
R For Dummies by Andrie de Vries and Joris Meys. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 94 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
THE 12% SOLUTION: Earn A 12% Average Annual Return On Your Money, Beating The S&P 500, Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, And 99% Of All Mutual Fund Managers… By Making 2-4 Trades Per Month
THE 12% SOLUTION: Earn A 12% Average Annual Return On Your Money, Beating The S&P 500, Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, And 99% Of All Mutual Fund Managers… By Making 2-4 Trades Per Month
... und dabei immerhin so ehrlich, dass der aufmerksame Leser allem Phrasengeklingel des Autors zum Trotz erkennen kann, dass das System dem eigenen Anspruch eben nicht gerecht wird, nämlich systematisch das Risiko aus den Investments herauszunehmen.

Im Einzelnen: das vom Autor vorgestellte System hat eine momentumgetriebene Wachstums- und eine Hedge-Komponente. Gute Idee eigentlich. Er hat den Anspruch, das von Warren Buffett einem breitem Publikum vorgeschlagene Buy&Hold-Modell für den S&P500 (mittlere Rendite in den Jahren zwischen 2008 und 2016 ca. 8,5%) um 3,5% p.a. zu schlagen. Das gelingt dem Autor auch.

In den Backtests.

Wer genau hinsieht, erkennt, dass der Vorteil des "12%-Systems" in den Jahren 2008/2009 entstanden ist. Danach hat es die Performance von Buy&Hold dramatisch verfehlt. in 6 von 10 Jahren war das Halten der Aktien besser als das "Optimieren". Dass am Ende die Gesamtperformance besser war, lag alleine am dramatischen Einbruch der Aktien 2008 und dem nicht minder dramatischen Rebound 2009. EIN EINZIGES Ereignis sicherte dem System also einen Vorteil, alle anderen nachfolgenden Ereignisse führten per saldo zu einem systematischen Nachteil. Für einen Systementwickler ein No-Go-Fact! Ein singuläres Ereignis ist statistisch gesehen kein Ereignis, sondern von Zufall nicht zu unterscheiden - v.a. hinsichtlich seiner Auswirkungen. Von daher: wer Momentum-Ansätze verfolgen möchte, der nimmt das Buch von Antonacci zur Hand, dessen Ideen funktionieren seit ihrer Veröffentlichung auch nicht mehr ;-) ...

Man muss sich einfach klar machen: Momentum-Ansätze folgen dem Gedanken, dass Assets gekauft werden, weil ihr Preis steigt. Laut Warren Buffett das dümmste Argument, ein Asset zu kaufen ... Momentum heißt, der Herde hinterherzulaufen. Das funktioniert oft, ist aber eben auch extrem berechenbar. Wer hin und her handelt, ist ein Teilnehmer an einem Kontrahentenmarkt, der misst sich mit anderen Marktteilnehmern, die ihreseits ebenfalls hin und her handeln. Langfristig entscheidet der Wert eines Assets über die Entwicklung des eigenen Investments, kurzfristig aber entscheidet der Preis. Und der schwankt eben nicht nur, sondern das Verhalten der Masse wird von großen Kontrahenten in diesen Preisschwankungen systematisch ausgenutzt. Scharfe Einbrüche sind für professionelle Marktteilnehmer in einem Nullzinsumfeld eine Einladung zum Einstieg, für Momentumhändler ein Signal zum Ausstieg. So geraten billige Aktien in die Hände anderer Leute - nicht die Situation, in der man sich wünscht auf der Verkäuferseite zu stehen. Genau das passiert aber systematisch bei dem hier besprochenen Modell. Von einer Extrem-Baisse abgesehen, bietet es keinen Schutz gegen Marktschwankungen und erfüllt damit seinen Zweck nicht wirklich. Vielmehr hängt sein Erfolg vom Zeitpunkt des Einstiegs ab und ist daher zufällig. Genau dieser Umstand qualifiziert ein schlechtes System!
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Ben Mezrich’s Accidental Billionaires, the basis for the film, The Social Network, tells the story of the creation of Facebook, the characters involved, their motives and actions and the outcomes. The book takes us from Harvard and the creation of Facebook as a student project, to Silicon Valley and the multi-billion dollar company that Facebook is today. Accidental Billionaires is in large part a record of personalities and their interaction: Mark Zuckerberg, founder, primary owner and CEO of Facebook, who remains something of a mystery; Eduardo Saverin, his initial partner and co-founder, who takes legal action against Zuckerberg for later exclusion from the company; the Winklevoss twins, who sue Zuckerberg for alleged theft of their idea; and Sean Parker, Silicon Valley celebrity who connects Zuckerberg with venture capital and is himself later excluded from involvement with Facebook. The cast is virtually all male, with women present on the margins merely as sex objects.

In its narrative technique, Accidental Billionaires constantly switches viewpoint from one character to another, so that no one has the whole picture, the perfect, all-knowing overview. There is no omniscient narrator who decides among the competing viewpoints, an omission that allows the author to attribute criticism or condemnation of others to characters within the drama, but makes it difficult for the reader to reach a definitive conclusion about the events. Did Mark Zuckerberg steal someone else’s idea and get mega-rich on it, or was he a computer genius who developed an idea way beyond its origin and made that idea his own? The issue remains undecideable.

One aspect of the book’s appeal is that it gives the reader vicarious entry into a world of privilege, a series of exclusive subcultures: Harvard and its elite societies, the influential billionaires of Silicon Valley and the insiders to Facebook itself. Accidental Billionaires is partly a story of “lifestyles of the rich and famous” at a barely post-adolescent stage of their careers. This aspect, the exclusivity, is in tension with the “here comes everybody” ethos of the internet. Ostensibly, Facebook was always going to oppose and exceed that exclusivity, either sexually, where geeks could hope to hook up with hot girls, or on a much wider scale, where anyone with access to the internet could connect with and “friend” anyone else. Of course, Facebook has produced its own hierarchy and elite, where a few people are plethorically wealthy and control huge amounts of information about the rest of us.

Generically, there are large issues involved in Facebook and the internet as a whole: the relationship of private to public, individuals to institutions, elites to masses, security to risk, order to disorder, information and its ownership and so on. This is why reading about Facebook is interesting and useful, not so much for the details of its creation, or who stole what from whom or didn’t, but as a prompt to consideration of major issues that affect all of us: our relation as individuals to society, government, politics and power, to freedoms and restrictions, issues that go way beyond Facebook. The thoughtful reader will look past Mezrich’s enjoyable account of Facebook’s creation to consider these wider questions.
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
My son had to read this for a book report. He said it was the most boring book he ever read (and he is an avid reader). He barely got through it...When I asked the other moms of the kids in his class what their son's thought, they all said the same thing,,,their son's hated it!
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub Coco Colada, 18oz, Ultra Hydrating and Exfoliating Scrub for Nourishing Essential Body Care
It's one of those items you try to understand why the price is so low in comparison to others. The scents don't come close to what i expected each one I tried was just unusual scents that didn't blend well. As far as only foot/heel scrub it's acceptable. The texture is unpleasant for a hand wash. Everyone has their own taste so I don't want to leave an unkind review. I even tried the salt scrub instead of the sugar and it felt exactly the same way. Whichever it is the gritty ingredient does not disolve. Bought 4 and decided not to gift them or keep them. Couldn't quite get beyond the texture. It may exfoliate but so will sand. Much better products out there I do not recommend this one, sugar or salt.
Bob Dylan (Little People, BIG DREAMS (37))
Bob Dylan (Little People, BIG DREAMS (37))
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Bob Dylan. As anyone who reads my reviews knows, I love this series and gobble up each new book as they are published. Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman. As a child, he loved music above all else. He was not always appreciated for his voice as a child. As he got older he began to compose his own songs under his new name, Bob Dylan. His songs were about real things, events, civil rights and war. He was well received with his new folk music. Many other famous artists recorded his music and it got the audience it deserved. Bob did not mind others singing and recording his songs. His writing was so poetic that he was the first musician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. I love the timelines that appear at the end of each of these books. There are also other resources that can be searched out for further study. This book could be used to teach young children how to write a biography, show that it is important to have a dream and strive to achieve it as well as to introduce one of the greatest authors of our time to a new generation. A good book for a school, class, or public library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book to read via netgalley. The rating, opinions and ideas stated are my own.
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1
With the new Black Panther movie looking astonishingly good from its trailers, a timely Amazon sale sent some of the recent comics starring the King of Wakanda tumbling my way.
Well, I suppose from 2016, so not the most recent - but the run by Ta-Nehisi Coates has been raved about by fellow fans of T'Challa so it was about time I took a look.
I've long been a fan of Black Panther - I tend to gravitate towards heroes who aren't mighty gods or universe-menacing Phoenixes - and so the combination of genius scientist and stealthy warrior has long appealed.
I'll confess, though, that I'm awfully glad that I bought book two at the same time as book one. Coates takes his time to find his feet with his story - or rather, more to the point, he has a big story to tell but sometimes in volume one rushes through the actual telling, and you end up piecing a couple of the parts of the tale together in your head rather than reading it on the page. He's much more in his stride by the second volume, so if you find yourself put off a little by the opening collection, stick with it, it comes together much better as the issues go by.
The story itself tackles the tale of Black Panther as king, fighting to hold together his kingdom from threats within and without. He isn't all-seeing or all-wise, rather he's a man underneath the legend, making political choices that might not always be for the best, but are mostly made with the best intentions.
The tale tackles issues of nationalism, identity, monarchism and democracy - weighty matters that go beyond the usual supervillain hokum of many comics. Sometimes, that strays into territory of infodumping, but as I say, the method of telling the story keeps improving.
I'm not terribly sure it will serve as a great introduction to readers for the Black Panther movie - but it's a powerful look at the world the comics character inhabits - with a wider landscape than his stories are often afforded.
Touch - Tome 13 (Touch (13)) (French Edition)
Touch - Tome 13 (Touch (13)) (French Edition)
Un bon tome où l'on voit qu'enfin Tat-san commence à prendre le base-ball très au sérieux. Yoshida m'a un peu énervé à se croire super fort. On voit qu'il est jeune et sans expérience. Enfin sinon c'est comme d'habitude un très bon tome. La série en est maintenant au milieu pour l'instant elle ne s'essouffle pas, en espérant que la suite soit encore meilleur.
Perry Mason and the Case of the Curious Bride: A Radio Dramatization
Perry Mason and the Case of the Curious Bride: A Radio Dramatization
This is the fifth book in Erle Stanley Gardner's long-running Perry Mason series, originally published in 1934. By then, at least according to the storyline, Perry and his principal associates, Della Street and Paul Drake, were already in the prime of life and Perry had already mounted an impressive record of courtroom victories. Given that, one would assume that Perry, Della and Paul all must have been somewhere in their seventies or early eighties by the time they finally won their last case in 1973. But fortunately they aged well and seemed to be just as physically fit and mentally alert at the end of their careers as they had been in the beginning.

The case opens when a nervous young woman appears in the office to consult Perry "on behalf of a friend." She needs to know when a woman can have a missing husband legally declared dead so that she might be free to marry again. Naturally, Perry sees through the ruse and questions the woman aggressively. He figures that she will soon fold and reveal that she is there he own behalf and they can then get down to business. But the woman fools him and instead of caving, she gets up and leaves in a huff. Perry starts to feel bad because he was so gruff with the poor young thing, and he feels even worse when Della informs him that the woman had paid a $50.00 retainer!

The plot thickens when Perry discovers that the woman accidentally left her purse in the famous leather client chair. Naturally, there's a gun in the purse. Perry now feels morally obligated to assist the woman even though she has given Della a fake name, address and phone number. Of course this won't deter Perry in the slightest. He puts Paul Drake on the case and inevitably, by the end of the afternoon, he knows more about the woman than she knows about herself.

Naturally there will be a murder; Perry's client will be arrested and charged and things will look awfully black. Of course the D.A. will not play fair and this leads Perry to resort to some clever trickery of his own. Things move a mile a minute and at one point, the D.A. is actually checking up on everyone who owns a Buick in the entire city of Los Angeles! In the end, of course, there will be a great courtroom scene and Mason will again demonstrate his agile mind and his incomparable skill at cross-examining hostile witnesses. This is a quick fun read that would be enjoyed by anyone who likes to occasionally return to the golden age of the pulp paperback novel.
Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (The Silent Speaker / Might as Well Be Dead / If Death Ever Slept / 3 at Wolfe's Door / Gambit / Please Pass the Guilt / A Family Affair)
Seven Complete Nero Wolfe Novels (The Silent Speaker / Might as Well Be Dead / If Death Ever Slept / 3 at Wolfe's Door / Gambit / Please Pass the Guilt / A Family Affair)
Stylish, witty, whimsical, devious, selfish, egocentric, flawed...the list could go on and on and still not capture the charm of these stories.
I first became aware of them, as is so soften the case, via the tv. But now I have them read and savour.
Some how the writing and therefore the stories seem to be even more 'set' in the period. Somehow they seem to capture the attitude of the times.
I don't know much about the author. (more shame me). but I know I like his work.
I'm not going to go in to any plot detail or put in any spoilers. I will say that some of the stories are as straight (ish) forward as they seem and others have unexpected twists. But ALL have them have priceless moments, great scene setting, human motivations, legendary gluttony (perhaps a bit harsh perhaps just say he is a connoisseur), a whole spectrum of entertainment.
I suppose I keep referring to him or he when I should be saying Mr Wolfe or Nero (great name), even though the Archie could be considered equally the star. But Nero is such a force. NOT one dimensional and so faceted that I should think everyone ill see one characteristic reflected in him.
His mind is as sharp as Miss Marples'
Holmes has his pipe (and other weaknesses) Wolfe has his food and orchids.
He's a realist... again you can go on etc so I wont.
He has a small house hold so a 'family' if you will of characters who all learn to (perhaps love is too strong a word) look out for each other.
I was going to say that it could appeal to everyone from about 10 upwards BUT given they way younger folk like their entertainment these days perhaps it will only appeal to middle agers an over. Not because of adult content but because being able to understand the way thing were. Yes I know that does a dis service to the younger who are mature enough to get it, AND a disservice to the older ones who are still young enough to be' with it' (is 'with it' still an acceptable phrase or even meaningful these days?)
Enough.
The book was delivered in excellent condition - well priced - packaged in Amazon's inimitable cardboard, in the delivery window.
I've had it a while now and love it. I shall re read it many time - hopefully. I seem to have a fondness for older style stories.
ACID TEST: would I buy again - If my copy were damaged? definitely.
Fox's Feud (Farthing Wood)
Fox's Feud (Farthing Wood)
The third book in the Farthing Wood series is incredible and my personal favourite. The Animals from Farthing Wood are starting to settle into White Deer Park now that winter is over and spring has arrived, but not all of the parks original residents are pleased that they are there. At the top of that list is Scarface an old red fox who sees Fox and the group as a threat.

Fox and Vixen's cubs are born and we meet Bold, Charmer, Friendly and Dreamer. Sadly there is a tragedy that truly ignites the feud between Fox (and the Farthing Wood travellers) and Scarface and the two foxes are on a collision course. Despite the war being waged a relationship develops between Charmer and Ranger (Scarface's cub) which is a heartwarming addition to this story.

This book really keeps you hooked and wanting to read more and more. The new characters are terrific and you've still got Adder, Owl, Kestrel, Mole, Badger and the rest of the old group in the mix as well. A truly amazing story that is the biggest highlight in the Farthing Wood series.
BalanceFrom 2.3-Inch Phthalate Free BPA Free Non-Toxic Crush Proof Play Balls Pit Balls- 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper
BalanceFrom 2.3-Inch Phthalate Free BPA Free Non-Toxic Crush Proof Play Balls Pit Balls- 6 Bright Colors in Reusable and Durable Storage Mesh Bag with Zipper
Previously I'd ordered this product and it was short balls. I returned them and asked for a replacement to see if the company had done it on purpose... the replacement came in a circular mesh bag instead of a rectangular mesh bag and it was exactly 400 balls as advertised and as I'd purchased.

Still curious and in need of more balls I decided to order more. This time two boxes... each box came in the rectangular mesh bag as pictured in this review and each was short balls. Instead of 400, each one has 387 in it. Now I'm really curious, so I actually read the warranty card. You'll notice it says for a short time they are promotionally giving away 100 free products every month for customers to review... so this is how I now understand that those reviews come free of charge to the company as well. They short their customers enough balls to then turn around and send out 100 of their product (some of which you already paid for) in return for a review. Some customers won't read the offer/warranty card and most definitely won't count the balls so no one is the wiser and the company come out looking very generous since people who are reviewing a free product generally leave glowing feedback.

So I'm sending these back again and getting a replacement... I'll count the replacement too and I'm already wondering if the replacement is going to come in that circular mesh bag instead of the rectangular one and if that is how the company keeps track of what is short and what isn't.

** Also of note, several of the balls in one of the boxes were already punctured and flattened.
Face Mask Bandana,4 Pack Ear Loops Rave Face Balaclava Women Men Neck Gaiter Scarf Face Cover for Outdoors,Motorcycle,Biking
Face Mask Bandana,4 Pack Ear Loops Rave Face Balaclava Women Men Neck Gaiter Scarf Face Cover for Outdoors,Motorcycle,Biking
Masks are balaclava style but if you can't stnd them wrapped around your head you can cut the back seam as I did. Soft material doesn't cling to face, has tiny lil airholes that aren't visible till you get up close and personal.(hey 6 ft back, this is my 'rona free bubble, you can't see the iny airholes from proper distance away). Its the only purchased masks I can actually deal with wearing, and I'm thankful that this mask is a breathable, soft, comfortable 10 hr shift wearing controversial fashion statement for 2020(these are not N95 medical grade masks, there for they are fashion) but a pretty fashion, interms of designs. And a hige selection o patterns and designs, you'll find a set or two that matches your life, in these masked 'rona times. Mask up, strike a pose, there's not much else to do, vogue. Easy breathing, beautiful covergirl/guy/nonbinary. Maybe we're born with it, maybe its Mask' a me...
Samsung Galaxy A21 Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone, US Version Smartphone, 32GB Storage, Long-Lasting Battery, 6.5” Infinity Display, Quad Camera, Black
Samsung Galaxy A21 Factory Unlocked Android Cell Phone, US Version Smartphone, 32GB Storage, Long-Lasting Battery, 6.5” Infinity Display, Quad Camera, Black
Very disappointed. Bought this phone during black Friday sale, was going to use it to replace my iPhone 8 plus that has a big crack on it. But when I got this phone, my first impression is that it is very long, heavy and the design seems to be awkward. I'm 6 feet tall and use iPhone for years. This phone is huge to me. Performance: 1. It is slow and sluggish, it is far from smooth, I don't even have any APP installed. 2: the camera is very very slow, when you turn it on, you will hate yourself spending money on this crap. 3. I have a habit waking up in the night, if I can fall asleep soon I would listen to some music to relax. I usually set to the lowest volume on my iPhone and can still hear good amount of clean sound. But with this phone and lowest volume, all I can hear is loud white noise. I could tell they use cheap components to stay competitive. I am returning this thing, and I hope you all need to pay attention to this cheap crop and don't make the same mistake like I did.

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