Marcelo Bennet

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MySQL(TM): The Complete Reference
MySQL(TM): The Complete Reference
MySQL(TM): The Complete Reference by Vikram Vaswani. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Head First JavaScript Code Magnets Kit
Head First JavaScript Code Magnets Kit
Head First JavaScript Code Magnets Kit by Inc O'Reilly Media. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition)
Lo mejor de mí (Spanish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Iolanda Rabascall. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 63 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series Book 1)
Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series Book 1)
Forever My Girl (The Beaumont Series Book 1) by Heidi McLaughlin. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 1744 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Art of War: Anthology for Charity
Art of War: Anthology for Charity
Art of War: Anthology for Charity by Petros Triantafyllou , Mark Lawrence, et al.. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 35 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Lawless (King-Reihe 3) (German Edition)
Lawless (King-Reihe 3) (German Edition)
Lawless (King-Reihe 3) (German Edition) by T. M. Frazier. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Die Akte: Roman (German Edition)
Die Akte: Roman (German Edition)
Die Akte: Roman (German Edition) by John Grisham and Christel Wiemken. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi
Raspberry Pi Beginners Guide: Ultimate Guide For Rasberry Pi, User guide To Get The Most Out Of Your Investment, Hacking, Programming, Python, Best Hardware, Beginners Guide To Rasberry Pi by Steven Giles. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Programming #57: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & Android Programming in a Day (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, Programming ... Programming, Android, C, C Programming)
Programming #57: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & Android Programming in a Day (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, Programming ... Programming, Android, C, C Programming)
Programming #57: C++ Programming Professional Made Easy & Android Programming in a Day (C++ Programming, C++ Language, C++for beginners, C++, Programming ... Programming, Android, C, C Programming) by Sam Key. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP for the World Wide Web, Second Edition
PHP for the World Wide Web, Second Edition
PHP for the World Wide Web, Second Edition by Larry Ullman. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 79 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Pro PHP XML and Web Services
Pro PHP XML and Web Services
Pro PHP XML and Web Services by Robert Richards. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition
Beginning Swift Programming: Kids Edition by Charles Ivan Mozar. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Reconciliation Day (Bibliomysteries Book 30)
Reconciliation Day (Bibliomysteries Book 30)
Carter is a Bram Stoker collector/fanatic of questionable ethics. His purpose is to acquire the mythical first draft of Dracula with its additional texts that describe the Count's library and includes an "alternate ending." His quest takes him to Romania where he thinks the "Blue volume" is hidden. When he gets there all he has to do is steal it. But this is Romania, a place where gypsies issue curses and the legend of Vlad the Impaler is very alive.

I like the concept of the Bibliomystery series since I am something of a bibliophile. I take it that the purpose of the series is to take a text and write a story around it; in this case, the text is Dracula by Bram Stoker.

We are treated to short chapters from the alternative, mythical version of Stoker's novel, which were pretty interesting. There was also a lot of biographical about Stoker and bibliographical information about Dracula. Unfortunately, it seems that all of this detail is hogswallop. Stoker was not impoverished; although he died in poverty because of his ill health, he actually had a good living running a playhouse for Henry Irving, who the most famous actor of his time, which involved him in traveling around the world, as part of which he met American presidents and was friends with Arthur Conan Doyle and James Whistler. Stoker didn't write Dracula in a competition with a swindler; he worked on Dracula for seven years. It is true that the original manuscript of Dracula - then entitled "The Undead" - was found in 1980, but it was found in Pennsylvania. The typescript was purchased by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, not returned to Romania.

Messing with factual details like that is unfortunate.

Nonetheless, the story seemed to be moving along, until it neared its conclusion. What happened at the end? Was it a hallucination or something else, I couldn't tell. All in all, I found the ending to be a disappointment.

Your mileage may differ.
The Deals of Warren Buffett, Volume 1: The First $100M
The Deals of Warren Buffett, Volume 1: The First $100M
This is a derivative work with nothing new, and no original thoughts. Most of the book is just rehashing what you could have learned for free by reading Buffett's annual letters to shareholders. In fact large portions of the book are simply quoted directly from the annual letters. Those parts that aren't from the annual letters will already be familiar to any Buffett follower that has read any other book on Buffett. If you've never read anything about Buffett and don't want to wade through the annual letters, than this is the book for you. However, if you looking for any actual meaningful analysis of Buffett's deals, that is completely absent from this book.
Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition
Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition
After getting a Ninebot S awhile ago, I found myself very interested in the genesis of Segway. I also lived through the hype of IT, and certainly confess to being underwhelmed when I looked at the hype versus the end product. This book certainly gave me insights into Dean Kamen, the background of Ginger, and everything that had to drop into place for what we now know as the Segway PT.

But this book works on another level - that of a management book. Throughout Reinventing the Wheel, we see quite a few management missteps, from Kamen's extremely controlling manner to the realization that personnel is policy and how so many disconnects greatly hampered DEKA/Ginger from positioning itself to create and market what is, at the end of the day, a truly innovative and potentially disruptive product. Several times through the book I internally screamed "NO" when I saw a company that made so many missteps that were grounded in a lack of understanding of business strategy. I hate to put it this way, but this book details a business that serves as an example of what NOT to do.

Part of that example is understandable - DEKA made its name by licensing tech, not by manufacturing it. What isn't understandable are the blind spots that Kamen showed...in other words, he didn't know what he didn't know, or more properly he thought he knew what he actually didn't. Sadly, a refusal to listen to experienced people only exacerbated the problem. At the end of the day, I think because of all of this Segway ended up only being a very small fraction of what it could have been.

This book does a very good job in providing the context and background for all of the major decisions throughout design, getting venture capital, and the many plates that need to be kept spinning to bring a device like the PT to market. It doesn't shy away from less-than-flattering portrayals of the principals. Moreover, it's not a short read but certainly an accessible one, with a lot of ideas to chew on at the end.

A good book!
Very Best Of-Deluxe
Very Best Of-Deluxe
This bob Dylan cd is a great one and has most of his hits on it not all but enough to to rock my boat. This guy was quiet rightly a 60s Legend, and now as I write this April 2020 I firmly believe Bob Dylan to be a genius or mystic as we struggle to overcome coronavirus I listen to his words on this cd and tracks such as TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING,... Poetic well yes times are indeed a changing... But sadly not for the better! This good quality cd by SONY is certainly Sony quality clear beautiful sound no hiss, silent between tracks and a blast from the swinging 60s, surely the best decade the world has seen!? Certainly from the youth of the days perspective. The days of free love, flower 🌸 power, and CHILL out man, its all here on this beautiful album. Buy it and indulge in the 60s spirit.... Space out and get out of sight... Leave your problems behind.
By Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One (1st Edition) (9.5.2004)
By Bob Dylan - Chronicles: Volume One (1st Edition) (9.5.2004)
Many people mentioned early in his career are familiar to me. Had no idea they had anything to do with Bob. He started out with folk, comedy, old time musicians, and and many guys in the music industry. Being in the right place and meeting and impressing certain persons with his songs, he scored a record contract within 9 months while in New York. At 20 he was playing before crowds and created such a sensation that many thought was the new guru and the stardom eventually wore him down and turned him against the press and most of the public. Many funny and intentionally foolish answers to the interviewers.
The Red Horseman (Jake Grafton Series Book 4)
The Red Horseman (Jake Grafton Series Book 4)
This is a humdinger, one of the better Grafton novels. It’s set in the mid-1990s. Coonts weaves together a plot that involves, the mysterious death of a character based on publisher Robert Maxwell, Yeltsin’s Russia in the chaos of the post-Soviet era, unsecured nukes, a nuclear reactor disaster and Saddam Hussein. And he makes it all work.

In a lot of the Grafton books he is observed to be one cool, bad dude, but in the later ones he doesn’t get to show it off that much. In this one he certainly does. Cool isn’t really the word; he’s not Superfly. Cold is more like it: not in the sense of being incapable of human warmth, but more in the sense of being dead-zero locked on to whatever needs to be done, and getting it done, with a certain ruthless calm. There’s plenty of action, including one good dogfight scene where he and Toad Tarkington’s pilot wife Rita Moravia attempt an air assault on a Russian target while using Russian planes they’ve never flown before.

Coonts portrays the Russia of the Yeltsin era – disintegrating. Nothing works, from the telephones to the military, a shadow of its former Evil Empire glory. Anyone can be bought. People are hungry. Things are filthy. Grafton, sent there to look into its worrisome store of unsecured nuclear weapons, stumbles across a plot by old-guard Communists to oust Yeltsin. Meanwhile, though, he has to watch his back, because his biggest enemies seem to be not the plotters, but CIA agents lodged right in the US Embassy with Grafton and Tarkington, armed with a new kind of poison.

Coonts, who fought in the Vietnam War himself, gets to cut loose, through Grafton’s point of view, on the dead god of Communism – the millions of deaths and the waste laid upon a land still suffering from its dark decades. And he sees a CIA working its own agenda outside of federal control, a spy agency that had been clueless about how weak and bankrupt the Soviet system actually was.

The world has changed since this book was written. The Iraq War hadn’t been fought yet. Putin hadn’t come to power yet. The Internet was in its infancy. Cellphones weren’t ubiquitous. Smartphones didn’t exist. GPS – huh? The world was still wired instead of wireless, and a Jake Grafton could still get out of a jam with a penknife and a pair of pliers when he found the right wire to yank. Coonts’ view of it as it existed at that moment is enjoyable.
The Last Minute (Sam Capra Book 2)
The Last Minute (Sam Capra Book 2)
This is a wonderful thriller with a unique hero -- an ex-CIA agent on the run, hunting for his son and the people who have stolen him. He is also a parkour runner. Most people probably have no idea what that is. I didn't know the name, though I'd seen it demonstrated in a James Bond movie. It's where a person runs, jumps, climbs, falls over almost any object or building and at ridiculous speeds. It takes unique physical strength and endurance. Anyway . . . this is the 2nd in the Sam Capra series, and well, WELL worth reading. The plot is tight with plenty of twists and turns, including various enemies and somewhat murky good guys and women. Who does Sam trust? Who is good, who is lying to him, who is using him for their own purposes? Can he defeat the bad guys and get his son back? This book has a very satisfying conclusion with two really surprising twists at the end, that you can't see coming. Surprise is great! I love Abbott's writing style and character development. He gives you people to root for and to hate. Sam is a very likeable character who is forced to do things he would never have dreamed he would be forced to do and then has to live with what he's done. But really, what wouldn't you do to save your child? A dilemma few know the answer to until they are faced with it. The fights and chases are reminisent of Bourne and Bond movies. In fact, I highly expect these books to be made into movies and will anxiously await them to watch. As well, I am immediately reading the third book in this series and will continue to read Abbott and Sam Capra novels. I easily see Sam appearing in many novels to come. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Jeff Abbott novels, and specifically any Sam Capra novels.
Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Thanos Action Figure
Diamond Select Toys Marvel Select Thanos Action Figure
this series of Diamond Select toys is REALLY good. Each piece looks like the person it's supposed to be, and comes with really incredible accessories. Thanos comes with an Infinity Gauntlet and an entire second figure; Death herself. The Punisher comes with a beat-up punk on a broken pinball table, all extremely high-quality, and Black Cat is REALLY the top. She has a set that is a window and a safe. She's stealing, from the safe, a Kevin Smith script, while the other "accessory", Spider-Man, watches from outside the window. You'll have to see them to believe them, and they are MUCH cheaper than lesser products. The others all looked good, too, but those are the three I've bought so far.
How I Met My Father
How I Met My Father
Short... but sweet and humorous. I loved the ultimate message of the film and that the message was delivered in a manner that made me laugh out loud without downplaying its importance.
A couple of the inside jokes, like the reference to this being a 168 Film Project short, may not connect with some but I loved it. Christopher Shawn Shaw, Thor Ramsey, & Torry Martin all have a sense of humor that appeals to me and this was no exception!
Laughter is a blessing! Take a 10-minute break and enjoy this film.
Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
Oh, yes, baby! Fables took us before through a wonderful, wild, delicious ride that introduced characters, locations (the farm, the homelands, Fabletown) and took us through a terrible, fascinating war between evil Gepetto and his magic-fueled armies in the homelands and the force from Fabletown. Now, we're in the aftermath. The Peace after the War. And things are getting ugly, event by incident. Dark Ages refers, no doubt in great part, to the fact that dark powers are being released into the chaos that is the Homelands (now no longer kept in check by the tyranny of Gepetto and his sorcerers and armies), where mercenaries are looting and no one is in charge; and dark power released as well in the Fables' NYC town, where Gepetto is still vicious and bitter over his powerless situation post-amnesty.

In the first secton, a sort of establishing one, an interlude, "Around the Town", we get interesting (different from what we're used to, too) art by Michael Allred--very two-D, darkly outlined, thick areas of color. A sort of retro art look, but I liked it. Pinocchio is showing his toxic maker around Fabletown, where most don't wish him well at all. He gets an opportunity to spout his menacing philosophy, and there's nothing likable about this still-menacing (if momentarily neutered magically) puppetmaker. I like how Pinocchio is drawn in a very boy-like way, unlike the original/usual Pinocchio who has a huge head and square jaw, as if he were a dwarf rather than a boy. I also liked seeing Bigby and Snow's brood taking in the city. (Bigby looks like a young Marlon Brando in this chapter.)

After that, we are in familiar visual ground with Buckingham's style as we move into a series of chapters that toggle between Fabletown in the city and parts of the homeland, where things are happening that not everyone is yet aware of--very dangerous things that bode ill for the residents of all fabley places. One is Mr. Dark (and yes, that connects to the title) and the other is Baba Yaga, who you may recall is imprisoned way down there in Fabletown's dungeons. There is a short, but hilarious, section with Bufkin, the flying monkey, and his digestive event. Bad things are also happening to our dear Boy Blue, whose wounds post-Wartime are not healing well at all.

The darkness in this Dark Age refers not just that of the sorcerous villains that are revived/released, but the darkness within the hearts of characters--from the first pages showing us the wasteland of Gepetto's heart and mind, to the darkness in the looting mercernaries, to the surprising revelation of the darkness in Rose Red.

A new romance, a visit to Mowgli's jungle, a terrible loss, and some insight into the emotional dysfunction of one of the main female Fables--a very good scene that's sad and insightful.

As usual, you get so me glorious cover pages reproduced inside (non-glossy) for those of us who prefer the bound volume to the individual issues. It's totally worth taking a pause to enjoy each of the covers, including the bound volume's glossy one that gives a Fables version of a Madonna and dead Christ.

I've never been let down by the FABLES series, and I look forward to seeing what's up next.
The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss 20 Reading Books Collection Gift Box Set
The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss 20 Reading Books Collection Gift Box Set
I should have read the reviews, but who would think that they would do this to Dr. Seuss children's books? Children's books, especially for young children, always have larger fonts to be easy for them to read. These are the full content of the full-size paperback books, but they've been shrunk by a laser beam. So most of the books have used between a 8 pt and a 10 pt font in order to squish it all in a teeny book. Then on top of that the colored pages are actually darker than the larger books so it makes it even more difficult to read. It's a struggle for my husband and I to read. Our daughter would never attempt to read that. I posted a picture, but unfortunately it's harder to see the color difference in the pic and it's much easier to read from the pic vs the real thing. The whole point was to have beginner books for her to read.

They really need to make a better description of these books. 20 mini hardback Dr Seuss books with full content and micro-print.... You may need a magnifying glass to read properly.

So, if you know an adult with great eyesight who loves Dr. Seuss, they may just love this as a collector's item. The case is nice with magnetic shut doors. It just isn't usable for kids.

I'm returning these. I'm sorry I can't stop the next reasonable person who purchases these for their kids.
The Pagan Stone (The Sign of Seven Book 3)
The Pagan Stone (The Sign of Seven Book 3)
By far the best book in the series, The Pagan Stone tells the story of the last couple, Cybil and Gage. Both can see the possible future, most notably the outcome of the battle between the good and evil that the entire group now knows is inevitable. As the Seven draws closer, things get more and more sinister around Hawkins Hollow, and the former adversaries must learn to combine their power. Gage, ever the wanderer, is reluctant to create any ties to Cybil, while she in her turn doesn't want to be defined by a relationship. However, as they join forces with each other and the four others--Cal and Quinn, Fox and Layla--they realize that their purely sexual desire is about to become something more and that there is nothing they can do about it. Good luck with that, guys.

At first I couldn't really get into Roberts' latest trilogy. The first couple of chapters in the first book, Blood Brothers, were slow and it took me awhile to plow through to see the point of the setup. As a relative newcomer to the Nora Roberts scene, I wasn't sure I liked her style, but it grew on me and I now quite like it. It is very open and engaging, but still formal enough to showcase her talent as a writer. The characters in this book could have been more developed, but overall it was a very enjoyable read.
Mind Over Matter: A Passionate and Intriguing Novel of Suspense (Language of Love Book 45)
Mind Over Matter: A Passionate and Intriguing Novel of Suspense (Language of Love Book 45)
A.J. Fields was as tough an agent as you could find. When David Brady wanted to do a documentary on paranormal phenomena, he wanted Clarisse DeBasse to be the focus of this show. One problem...Clarisse was A.J.'s client and A.J. was absolutely NOT going to let anyone exploit Clarisse's talents. She didn't like what David wanted to do and the past he wanted to bring up, and was set to tell him no. Clarisse called at that moment and tied her hands by telling her to accept.
A.J. kept a close watch on all the things that involved her client which meant daily contact with David. He was attracted to her and informed her that they would be lovers. That went over really well. Lay the fuse, light the match...wait for it...it won't take long now... Fireworks!!!
A wonderful love story from two characters who at first seem to have nothing in common. But if you take the time to look deeper, you can be surprised. I recommend it. A good romantic read.
The Music Coming from the House
The Music Coming from the House
Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!
The Book of Human Insects
The Book of Human Insects
Osamu Tezuka is a name that should not only be known among anime fans, but also among those with even an inkling of passion in the visual arts. To his credit is the creation of narrative manga as we know it today, and the founding of several manga conventions that have since ascended into the collected conscience of the medium. After starting his career with such family-friendly classics as "Astro Boy" and "Kimba the White Lion", Tezuka began to focus on more adult-oriented work in the mid-to-late sixties. This kicked off the period which arguably showed the most of his capability as both an artist and a thinker, and it is in this period that he created "The Book of Human Insects."

"The Book of Human Insects" follows a reporter who becomes ensnared in the world of a young woman who has reached the top of both the academic and artistic world. Through painting, acting, and writing, among other things, she has gotten to a place where no other person has before. There's only one problem: the work she does is never her own. The woman is a master of mimicry, and becomes close to anybody who she finds talented in order to steal their secrets. But what happens to the original creators is more insidious than anybody could imagine, guaranteeing that the victims of plagiarism never say a peep about the woman.

Saying anymore would spoil this excellent story, and rest assured, it IS excellent. As one would expect from any Tezuka story, this is a book devoid of flaws in the way of visuals and storytelling. Many visuals here, though, feel a bit more experimental than future mature works from the artist. It's clear that "The Book of Human Insects" falls into the same vein as "Swallowing The Earth", in the sense that it shows a more transitional approach to his work as opposed to the polish that we'd later see from, say, "Buddha." This approach exudes a certain confusion as to what Tezuka was trying to do when drawing this work up, attempting to be mature but struggling to get out of the cartoon-y box he'd built around himself.

This, however, isn't detrimental to the work at all. It actually makes it a good bit more interesting to read, albeit a little disorienting at times. While it's definitely more structurally solid than "Swallowing the Earth", it still gives us a glimpse into the mind of Tezuka when he was trying to carve out a slot for himself in the pantheon of contemporary gegika manga-ka. What he came up with may not be completely deadpan in tone, but perhaps that's for the better. Where Sampei Shirato and Kazuo Koike failed by being much too grim, Tezuka succeeded by experimenting with disturbing (and disturbed) plotlines while maintaining the schoolboy-like zeal that eventually would cement his place as the definitive God of Manga. And it's precisely that stark juxtaposition of comedy and thriller that makes "The Book of Human Insects" so engaging.

Story: B+

Art: B+

Overall: B+
National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color
National Gallery of Art, Washington: One Thousand Masterpieces in Full Color
This is an excellent museum book full of exquisite images of their paintings with the unique addition that those that are gilded being printed with gold ink. Now those gilded icons & paintings have the warm, golden glow the artist intended.
Within it's pages & on it's white, sized pages are examples of some of the finest examples of western art. This is a book to savor slowly, enjoying each detail of these exquisite works of art.

This is a BIG, HEAVY BOOK, not for causal reading on your lap, you will want a sturdy table to hold this as you enjoy it's beautiful images of fine art with brief descriptions of each one though some works are given their own more extensive description of the art & the artist.
Bleach, Vol. 12
Bleach, Vol. 12
Renji Abarai, assistant captain to 6th squad’s Captain Kuchiki, after being defeated by Ichigo has only one thing to say to him—“Save Rukia!” Kira and Hinamori come upon Renji and are amazed that he has been defeated, but they are too late to fight Ichigo, as he and Ganju and Hanatoro have already gone. Kira and Hinamori intend to send Renji to be healed by the 4th Company but are prevented from doing so by Byakuya Kuchiki, who instructs them to dump him in a cell! Gin Ichimaru assures Kira and Hinamori that he will send word to 4th Company anyway. Toshiro Hitsugaya appears after Gin leaves and warns Hinamori not to trust the Third Company, especially….

Head-Captain Yamamoto overlooks Gin’s previous actions and declares all-out war on the Ryoka.

Ichigo awakens to find himself being healed by Hanataro of the wounds he suffered fighting Renji. When he insists he’s ready to go, Ganju knocks him out again, proving how weak he really is. Hanataro tells Ganju that Ichigo’s life was saved by a mask in his pocket, one which resembles a Hollow. How did he acquire such an object, though?

Disturbed by the idea of fighting, the peaceful Hinamori, assistant captain of the 6th Company, seeks out her captain, Aizen, to speak with him. His soothing voice and words, his calm smile, relax her so much she falls asleep. When she wakens, she finds Aizen gone and she is going to be late for assembly if she doesn’t hurry. Luckily, she knows a short-cut, but in taking this route, she comes upon a horrific sight!

Hinamori finds herself in hot water when she tries to attack Gin for what she believes he has done, only to be confronted by Kira. Hitsugaya steps in between them and has both arrested, then warns Gin not to ever make Hinamori bleed. Rangiku Matsumoto visits Hinamori in her cell and brings her a letter addressed to her that was found in Captain Aizen’s room, revealing what he has discovered.

Ichigo, Ganju, and Hanatoro approach the high tower where Rukia is being held, which seems surprisingly empty of people, only to feel a frightfully enormous spiritual pressure. The pressure turns out to belong to the soul reaper who Ikkaku spoke of to Ichigo, Kenpachi Zaraki, captain of the 11th Company. He anticipates an interesting fight against Ichigo and is excited to get started. Ichigo tells Ganju and Hanataro to go ahead and continue with their mission while he stays behind to engage in battle with Kenpachi.

Meanwhile, Chad has run into the captain of the 8th Company, Shunsui Kyoraku, a very laid-back fellow in a pink flowered kimono. Shunsui attempts to get Chad to have a drink with him, not wishing to fight, but to no avail. Chad is giving him no choice in the matter.

I love this volume of Bleach for many reasons, but I have to mention first and foremost that I adore Shunsui Kyoraku, and these is his first real scenes in the series, which is exciting. Also the first real scenes with Kenpachi and Yachiru. I was upset over the unexpected and tragic death that occurred in this volume, but you’ll find that happens in Bleach, like it or not. It’s exciting to watch Ichigo work his way through the various captains and lieutenants of the 13 Court Guard Squads in order to reach Rukia. He is far stronger than they gave him credit for being. Uryu and Orihime were absent in this volume, but I’m sure we’ll see them soon.

I just finished watching the anime and am excited that I am still living the Bleach story through the manga. I understand that the manga goes beyond what I saw in the anime, so I look forward to seeing where it takes me. Another great volume of Bleach, looking forward to the next one!
Bleach 55 (Spanish Edition)
Bleach 55 (Spanish Edition)
Super shōnen manga, je le conseille aux amateurs du genre;

L'histoire de Bleach se déroule dans une version alternative de notre monde où des shinigami, les dieux de la mort, protègent l'espèce humaine et les âmes des morts des hollows, forme bestiale des âmes perdues.

Cette lutte incessante, invisible aux yeux d'une très large majorité d'humains, se fait notamment à l'aide de Zanpakutō, des sabres spirituels liés à leurs maîtres qui peuvent se transformer.

Cette réalité alternative est constituée de plusieurs mondes parallèles parmi lesquels, outre la Terre, se trouvent entre autres la Soul Society, le monde des shinigamis (alias le paradis), le Hueco Mundo, le monde des hollows (les âmes torturées) et l'enfer (là où vont les mauvais esprits qui ont accompli des actes néfastes dans leurs vies).

Dans le même genre je peux vous je peux vous conseiller Dragon Ball, Hunter X Hunter, One Piece, Naruto, Fairy Tail, Death Note autres shōnen à succès et plus récemment My Hero Academia.

Bonne lecture à tous
Miyamoto Musashi Zenkan Dai2han (Japanese Edition)
Miyamoto Musashi Zenkan Dai2han (Japanese Edition)
Trew and trew this book was definitely worth reading, and drew me in, I couldn't put it down no joke read it in a few hours. Thank you for telling a relatable story that needed to be told, in today's world.
A wonderful book with a surprise describing
The Driftwood Girls: The Sea Detective, Book 4
The Driftwood Girls: The Sea Detective, Book 4
Cal McGill's full first name is Caladh which is Gaelic for a harbor or haven, and many people have come to him hoping he will end their nightmares and find their missing loved ones. With his exhaustive knowledge of winds and tides and his far-flung network of contacts, he's been very successful, and I hope he continues to be because Mark Douglas-Home's series is one of my very favorites.

As Cal begins his search for Kate's missing sister, he's also faced with the death of his best friend, Alex, and this leads to much introspection. Cal has always been a loner: he "experienced the closest he ever came to elation. He was on a wild coast alone and no one knew where he was." I can identify with this aspect of his nature, but I'm also aware of its downside. "Was he becoming more solitary in his habits, too comfortable in his own company and silence?" Cal has to work this through while he searches for Flora.

The Driftwood Girls is several stories woven skillfully together. There's Cal's soul-searching after the death of his friend. There's the search for Flora Tolmie. There's the rather strange story of three people living on an island off the coast of the Netherlands. And there's the slowly unfolding story of what happened to Kate and Flora's mother twenty-three years ago. The book could actually be considered a study in the different ways people respond to grief and this overlying sadness-- as well as Cal's feeling of being cut off from the world-- may make it a bit difficult for readers to be drawn into the story.

The knowledge that goes into making Cal the sea detective is fascinating but never overwhelms the story, and the author's descriptions of coastal areas of Scotland and the Netherlands can have even the most hardened landlubber smelling the salt air, hearing the cry of gulls, and wanting to set sail. The only thing that I can quibble over is how neatly the story of Kate and Flora's mother was wrapped up. It all seemed a bit too convenient, just a bit contrived, but it certainly didn't keep me from enjoying the book.

The oceans, tides, and winds, the atmospheric descriptions of land and sea, the characters, and the stories all mesh perfectly into mysteries that I love to sink into. If you love stories like this, then you need to become acquainted with Cal McGill. Start with The Sea Detective, and be prepared to get your hands on all the others.
Octopussy
Octopussy
Guy Hamilton with Sean Connery had an agenda for fighting terrorism and inspiring young men and women in the First World nations to fight against criminality that might spark a conflict between the US and its allies against the Soviets and its client states by way of the UK's secret service. When that agenda had been met, when Connery's cool brutal demeanor of killing those without mercy had run its course, Roger Moore and lighter toned scripts came to the fore. In fact Connery comments on this in an interview with the BBC and with PBS that his films were about masculine assertiveness and going after Spectre with intent. Whereas Moore's films were more about lightening the tone and trying to get people "off the series" and character, so to speak.

So it is that this film falls into that category of not taking anything seriously. It's not shot on the cheap, but has a cheap feel to it in spite of the exotic locations, antics with aircraft, a large number of scantly clad women and so forth. It lacks the grit and seriousness of the earlier films, and that's intentional. I mean, can you really take a film seriously where Bond is dressed up as a clown?

The process shots look fake, there's a lack of music during tense scenes, and just in general the whole thing is done tongue in cheek with a bit of a lackadaisical quality that's wholly unsuitable for the Bond aficionado. In short it's sloppy film making, and that seems to be a feature that dogged Moore's Bond films until the end.

I mean it is fantasy, and you can't take it too seriously, but with Connery as Bond and Hamilton at the helm, you had something that was a lot more entertaining than this poorly shot contrivance.

If you're a Bond fan, then pass this up.
The Sleeping Beauty Killer (Under Suspicion Book 4)
The Sleeping Beauty Killer (Under Suspicion Book 4)
This is the third or fourth book in the Under Suspicion series, depending on whether you count I've Got You Under My Skin, in which Mary Higgins Clark (without Alafair Burke) introduced the concept and the characters. Laurie Moran is the producer of a TV show called "Under Suspicion," which examines cold cases and attempts to solve them. In this book, a woman named Casey Carter has been released from prison after serving fifteen years for the murder of her very prominent and wealthy fiancé Hunter Raleigh. Casey had always maintained her innocence and she begged Laurie to do a show on the crime and prove she was not guilty.

I am a fan of Mary Higgins Clark, but I had a lot of problems with this book. First, I knew who did it, and I think the identity of the perpetrator would be obvious to most mystery readers. Second, some aspects seemed to defy logic. Why would a clothing company plan a major fashion show at an out-of-the-way warehouse in Brooklyn, which was necessary for the climax? How did Laurie's new partner on the show evolve from an outstanding defense attorney to a complete jerk who got his job through nepotism to a skilled TV interviewer? I never could quite comprehend his character. Third, the motivations of some other characters, as revealed at the end, didn't ring true to me. And the ups and downs of Laurie's romance with Alex Buckley were strange, to say the least, especially in the final scene. Fourth, a lot of the book was dull. The last 80 pages or so held my interest, but a lot of the time, I just wanted it to be over. Fifth, and perhaps most troubling, I have concerns about the future of this series. A lot of each book deals with getting the right people together for the TV show and persuading each one to take part in a taping that could be painful, embarrassing, or incriminating. You have to live through that in every book, and I'm already finding it tiresome. Even though the crimes are different, the details of producing the same show in every book do not leave much room for freshness. Will I read the next one? Probably, because I do like the characters and I've enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark for many years. I hope Ms. Clark and Ms. Burke can bring more originality into future books, but they didn't do it here.
ASICS Mens Gel-DS Trainer 23
ASICS Mens Gel-DS Trainer 23
I've been running in Asics GEL-DS Trainer for several years and this 23 model fits similar to others from the past. It's a good neutral to mild pronation control shoe that's lightweight. I haven't done distance running in any other brand or model since i've started using these in the 18 model. The shoe is more on the narrow side so if you have a wide foot or need a larger toe box then these may not fit well or just size up appropriately.
Half Blood: A Helheim Wolf Pack Tale (Half Blood Series Book 1)
Half Blood: A Helheim Wolf Pack Tale (Half Blood Series Book 1)
I decided to read Half Blood as part of a July reading challenge. Overall I liked the book. I got it for free from Amazon so that was exciting too. It was well written and had a nice take on Vampires and Werewolves. It's very dark so it won't be everyone's cup of tea.

The good:

An original take on vampires and werewolves. Indigo (the heroine) is a vampire hybrid but has no idea and she is guarded unknowingly by Rhett - a werewolf (I won't call him a hero because the book only has romantic elements. It is not a romance).

For being Indie published, it is really well written with very few mistakes however it is also written in the lexicon of Australians so words you would assume are spelled wrong, are actually spelled correctly for that particular brand of English.

The bad:

Back stories and POVs - I feel like there were too many. Some back stories didn't mesh well into the rest of the story. The POVs were in third person but from a side character's perspective. These characters I'm still trying to figure how there opinion or story mattered to the overarching story; especially Jerry's and his contribution to this story.

Unrealistic occurrences - There was a lot of rape mentioned in this story. Does rape happen that often in Australia? While it is was well-written and tasteful, there was a little underlying obsession by the author concerning rape. Also I don't know how old the characters are. I like to have this perspective so I can figure out why they act the way they do or why they don't act the way they do. Indigo was really tough. Some of her actions and abilities (without training or experience) were super unrealistic to me even for a paranormal when you factor in human sensibility.

I do want to read the next book in the series. If don't like books with cliffhanger-like endings, then I wouldn't recommend this read.
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game, Homeschool, 20 Blocks, 20 Activity Cards, Ages 5+
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game, Homeschool, 20 Blocks, 20 Activity Cards, Ages 5+
I use this game in my Public Speaking course (Freshman-level Speech) for college students. We play the game 2 different ways:

1) Active Listening/Effective Communication: There are about 5-6 students in a group. I have the picture cards. One student from each group will come view the card for 10 seconds and then return to the group to describe how to build the structure in the picture. They have to employ memory skills and effective communication skills during this process. They have to remember the shapes, colors, and patterns on each block and how they were positioned in the picture, and THEN they have to communicate all of that info back to the group. And when they are actively competing against other teams, it's even more challenging, but it gets them up and moving and working in teams, which is my goal. (15-30 mins)

2) Team-Building/Small Group Communication: Again, there are about 5-6 students in a group (I would prefer 4 or less, but I only have 2 sets of these blocks). They determine their own roles in the group and what each member will do. Some choose to observe, some prefer to build, and some prefer to interpret the cards and direct the building of the structure. The cards include a picture and a challenge statement at the bottom, so after they build the structure, they must then rebuild the structure according to the challenge statement. Only a few of the challenges have only ONE answer, so they inadvertently discuss all possible solutions. I generally don't interact with the groups when they are playing this game; I prefer to monitor if and how well their teams are working together and occasionally offer remind them who is hands-on, who is good at interpreting data, and who is a good evaluator or helper. (15-30 mins)

Durability: pretty good

1) The cards are printed on slick paper and are fairly durable.
2) The blocks are plastic and get knocked over often. We have linoleum floors in our classrooms so they have endured some abuse. Only one block has broken so far - the sphere - and we just taped it back together and it's still going strong.

What you get:

1) The cards are double-sided and include 40 puzzles total. They range from easy to difficult.
2) There are 2 sets of blocks included, which allows (for me) only 2 teams to be working from the same set of cards.

For $18, I have gotten a LOT of use out of this critical-thinking game. I will most likely add 2 more sets to my collection, to facilitate more group activities in the classroom. The only downside is I have only been able to incorporate the game once per semester, but that could just be a lack of creativity on my part.
Gingko Cube Click Clock 2.5" x 2.5" Time/Date/Temp Ash/ Green LED Alarm Clock
Gingko Cube Click Clock 2.5" x 2.5" Time/Date/Temp Ash/ Green LED Alarm Clock
Not impressed. Specifically purchased to go below the television, so the dim function was important. After a fiddly set up tried to find the dimmer function, no button and not mentioned in the user guide. Therefore went to the web site to discover it was automatic, dimming by 2/3rds at 19:00hrs.
The only problem it does not dim. Have now repositioned the clock so the non dimming is no problem. Even so very poor., hence 2 stars.
Follow up - 2 days after writing the above the display became faulty with the tops and bottoms of the numbers failing. Have now returned item and very efficiently a replacement is on its way. I'll keep you posted.
Well, I've had the replacement (arrived very quickly) for a while now and this one doesn't dim either and the same thing happened on the display, so I took out the batteries and connected it to the mains and now the display is fine (no dimming!!), seems like it drains the batteries at an alarming rate. So, in the end I'll hang on to it, but it ain't that wonderful.
Power Rangers Boys Pajamas
Power Rangers Boys Pajamas
These pj’s run a little small, which is good because they are supposed to be snug fitting for safety. I ordered a size 7 because it was the smallest size available that day. When they arrived they were actually marked 6-7 and I think they are more like a 5. That’s great for me I’m buying them for a 4 yr old and they will be a little long but otherwise fine. They won’t be a snug fit but they won’t be that big. They feel like good quality and my grandson will be over the moon!
THE ENTREPRENEUR ETHOS: How to Build a More Ethical, Inclusive, and Resilient Entrepreneur Community
THE ENTREPRENEUR ETHOS: How to Build a More Ethical, Inclusive, and Resilient Entrepreneur Community
The entrepreneur’s life isn’t for everyone, but those who crave the freedom and adventure it brings should read The Entrepreneur Ethos and keep it as their close companion. Jarie Bolander sketches the lay of the land, including challenges, obstacles, and rewards, and provides a proven path (traits, values, and beliefs) for those who want to be both successful and live in a way that is true to their calling and ideals. With useful and well-told stories, both prescriptive and cautionary, this book makes a strong case that following the Entrepreneur Ethos is not just the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do.

Even though Bolander speaks directly to entrepreneurs, his advice applies to anyone who wants to live a good life. The writing is clear and approachable, his big ideas explained in a straightforward way, and he weaves humor from beginning to end. In other words, the form of the book is consistent with its theme and intent, which is no mean feat.

If you need an entrepreneurial guiding light, whether you are merely curious, are starting your first venture, or have been at it awhile, read The Entrepreneur Ethos, strive to live by the code, and make the world a better place.
TYR Sport Men's Solid Durafast Jammer Swim Suit
TYR Sport Men's Solid Durafast Jammer Swim Suit
I train 4-5 hours per week year round, and have for many years. My pool uses traditional chlorination. Naturally I got tired of replacing the short-lived "normal" suits, and discovered the TYR Durafast and Speedo Endurance suits. What a difference! Although they use different materials, the anti-chlorine performance of both are similar. It seems like the fabric never wears out - but the stitching on both eventually fails. As noted elsewhere, the stitching turns white after some time, and gives out at some later time. Both suits last MUCH longer than "normal" suits. (I wish TYR and Speedo would use the same chlorine-resistant material for the stitching that they use for the fabric!) So what is the difference? Currently the TYR costs a little bit less, and I prefer the TYR drawstring. To me, the TYR material is a bit more comfortable, soft with some stretch. The Speedo Endurance is OK in this regard, and I will probably buy whichever is the better deal at the time. I buy some other suits a size smaller than my normal waist size, but I recommend ordering your actual waist size with the TYR.
Elover - Mini árbol de Navidad de mesa de 24.0 in con 50 luces LED, árbol de Navidad de escritorio y adornos para decoración de Navidad
Elover - Mini árbol de Navidad de mesa de 24.0 in con 50 luces LED, árbol de Navidad de escritorio y adornos para decoración de Navidad
I just got this small Christmas tree today and I had to set it up to see how it looked lol I know it's too soon, but with everything going on with covid-19 it's pretty cheerful and it actually looks pretty good I was skeptical at first but looks good, now I ain't got to set up a big tree this is very convenient The price was reasonable comes with everything it needs Even though I purchase separate lighting to plug in the wall instead of using batteries, it's a little flimsy not too thick but okay for what it is If you set it up correctly it looks nice, I Would recommend for small apartments to save space where you don't have too much room and want a nice Christmas tree for the holidays.
SEPOVEDA Support Pillows 2 Pack, Ultrabounce Pillow with Microfiber Filling for Side/Back/Stomach Sleeper and Neck Pain Suffer, Anti-Dust, Washable(65x50cm,1 pair)
SEPOVEDA Support Pillows 2 Pack, Ultrabounce Pillow with Microfiber Filling for Side/Back/Stomach Sleeper and Neck Pain Suffer, Anti-Dust, Washable(65x50cm,1 pair)
Well tbh honest I was nervous about them being from China even though they were posted within the uk. I don’t mean any offence by it, I live in a shielding household so I’m genuinely wary and careful of anything coming into the house. However they arrived quickly and well packaged. After a spray of disinfectant and being left for a while (just to be extra safe) I finally put them to use and they are soooooo big and fluffy! It’s like sleeping on a couple of sheep that don’t bleat! They are so much better than the pillows I’ve had before and are just as comfy as when I first used them. I suffer from chronic tension headaches that can effect my neck a lot so I was in desperate need of some good pillows. These are exactly that and if you don’t like that big/fluffy you have the option of taking some of the micro fibre stuffing out so it suits you. It’s really good buy and I’m happy to recommend it.
MoKo Compatible with New iPhone 12 Pro Max Case 6.7 inch 2020, Anti-Yellow Shockproof Reinforced Corners TPU Bumper & Anti-Scratch Transparent Hard Panel Protective Cover, Crystal Clear
MoKo Compatible with New iPhone 12 Pro Max Case 6.7 inch 2020, Anti-Yellow Shockproof Reinforced Corners TPU Bumper & Anti-Scratch Transparent Hard Panel Protective Cover, Crystal Clear
i bought 2 of this for iphone 12 pro max and its been great. i see some complain about this case stating, case is loose doesnt fit snugly or charging port not large enough, NOT TRUE. i did not encounter any of this problem. fits very snugly, grippy and protective with decent screen protector friendly lips. i already dropped it on paved and its survived without a scratch. just buttons are little bit dull when pressed but not a deal breaker. and yellowing yet to be find out. so far its a nice ,protective, stylish, grippy and cheap case. i recommend.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB) - Space Grey
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB) - Space Grey
I Love the iPhone Pro Max, purchased from Amazon IN, on Oct 14th 2019. This space grey 64 GB base model was delivered to me on Oct 19th. Here are my objective views about this phone:

What I didnt like:
1. Obviously the price tag. At Rs. 1,09099.00 is a major deterrent when it comes to decide on buying a phone.
2. The base model should certainly begin at 128 GB or higher. 64 GB is not gonna be enough when storing 4K videos.
3. Optical zoom in camera is still 2X, where as Android phones already have 5X zooms.

Now about what I love in this phone:

1. The Camera. That is the main reason I upgraded from iPhone X to 11 Pro Max. The Ultrawide lens, the improved telephoto lens, night mode, improved portrait options, all give exceptional results. The snaps taken by this phone could compete with some of the most professional DSLRs. 4K video recording support on front camera is an additional bonus.
2. Battery Life. All the reviews have been right about this. I used to charge my iPhone X every night, whereas for the same amount of usage, now I have to charge the 11 Prod max once in 2 nights.
3. Display. I was already a big fan of the 5.8' OLED display on the iPhone X. At 6.5' , 11 Pro Max offers the best OLED display I have come across smartphones.
4. Face ID is faster. The apps and the interface work smoothly as ever.
5. iOS 13, though still needs fixes, is a wonderful operating system. Dark mode is a welcome change.

Overall, this is a beast. Admire Apple for catching up with its android counterparts on several of the features. The 11 Pro Max is definitely a phone for amateur & professional photographers.
Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica
Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica
"Little Penguin: The Emperor of Antarctica" is a wonderful book about the emperor penguins. The illustrations are colorful, not overly detailed but charming nonetheless. The story is told very well, not talking down to children. There are some areas that bring up questions but the author has put a section at the back of the book to help answer those questions (making Mom or Dad or whoever look really smart).

There is one section that has a leopard seal that could be a little scary for youngsters but everything turns out fine - danger averted.

If you or your children liked the movies 
SIHOO Ergonomics Office Chair Computer Chair Desk Chair, Adjustable Headrests Chair Backrest and Armrest's Mesh Chair (Black)…
SIHOO Ergonomics Office Chair Computer Chair Desk Chair, Adjustable Headrests Chair Backrest and Armrest's Mesh Chair (Black)…
I recently had to begin working from home due to the Covid-19 Stay Home Order, and I was looking for a comfortable, adjustable chair to accommodate long days at the desk. I am currently a full-time law student and was starting to suffer regular back pain due to long days at the library. After using the chair for about a month now, I couldn't be happier with my purchase. The adjustable back support is just what I needed and the footrest is perfect for relaxing during mental breaks. Standing at 6'1'' I was worried that the footrest would be too short for my legs but, after using it, I wouldn't want the leg rest to be any longer. The length is perfect for holding up my legs, and if it was any longer it wouldn't fit under my desk.

Regarding comfort, I wanted a chair that would not only be good for long hours working, but was also comfortable for gaming. I wanted all the comfort and adjust-ability of a quality gaming chair, with the professional look and feel of a good quality office chair. This chair strikes the perfect balance. It takes less that ten second to transition from sitting upright, doing school work, to pulling out the foot rest and relaxing.

If I could make one change, it would be to have a way of locking in my setting. Occasionally, the back support will slip down, or I will accidentally click the head rest lower. It would be nice to have a pin lock or something of the sort to hold the setting in place. However, I wouldn't say this happens frequently enough to really bother me in any way.

In all, this chair is exactly what I was looking for. The price tag was intimidating but after receiving the chair and building it, I can confirm that the chair is made of quality parts and should last me for years on end.
GL.iNet GL-AR300M Mini VPN Travel Router, Wi-Fi Converter, OpenWrt Pre-Installed, Repeater Bridge, Hotspot, 300Mbps High Performance, 128MB Nand Flash, 128MB RAM, OpenVPN, Programmable IoT Gateway
GL.iNet GL-AR300M Mini VPN Travel Router, Wi-Fi Converter, OpenWrt Pre-Installed, Repeater Bridge, Hotspot, 300Mbps High Performance, 128MB Nand Flash, 128MB RAM, OpenVPN, Programmable IoT Gateway
UPDATE 8/12/2019 - I have tried everything on the forums to get this router to work with a hotel wifi that requires a login screen access. The issue (described in detail below) is the router does not allow the login screen to appear. I do not recommend this router if your goal is to use it while traveling.

Original Post:
I purchased the GL-ARM300M router specifically to use while I travel so I could watch Netflix on my Amazon firestick, however, I have been unable to connect to the hotel WiFi using this in repeater mode.

The GL-ARM300M router does not work with an typical hotel WiFi network in repeater mode.

The typical hotel wifi network uses an unsecured network that does not require a password, however it does have a login screen that has to be filled out to gain access to the internet. Normally the screen pops up when using a browser to select a website.

I have seen several postings on this on the gl-inet forum, and even posted my own help request, however none seem to have a solution. The suggested setting adjustment of turning the "DNS Rebinding Attack Protection" off seems to have no effect.

My old router was a TP-Link - TL-WR802N that performed this function flawlessly. Once logged in, the hotel screen would come up very reliably.

I purchased the GL-ARM300M router because it has VPN support, but if I cannot log into the internet, it is useless. I guess I will go back to the TP-Link.

Update Jun 2019 - I have now tried this router at with multiple hotel chains (Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, etc.), and was unable to get the router to work consistently. Occasionally I was able to get it to connect, however it would drop within a few moments. The VPN simply does not work. On the rare occasion I get it to connect, once I turn on the VPN it crashes again. At the same hotels, I used my TP-Link and had no problems connecting.

I switched to this router specifically to get the VPN functionality. At this point I give up. It simply does not work as advertised.
Prestige Popular Senior Deep Pan, 6 Litres
Prestige Popular Senior Deep Pan, 6 Litres
I ordered 5-litre pan, but the item arrived seemed smaller. I majored the capacity by using 1-litre-majoring cup, when I found out that the pan was 3-litre. More confusing thing is the box says 6-litre... I contacted Amazon CS, and asked if the capacity included its lid. The CS denied it and simply concluded that that I must have received 3-litre pan and they would resend 5-litre pan. I doubted the staff really understood all these. Then I received the exactly the same item. Waste of time... After I contacted CS again they decided to resend REAL 5 liter pan. Meanwhile I contacted this pan maker. They said the capacity actually included the lid as well, and the pan I received was 4 liter. .
I received 3rd pan. Funny enough, I received 3 same pans!!

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