Marlowe Watson

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Data Wrangling with JavaScript
Data Wrangling with JavaScript
Data Wrangling with JavaScript by Ashley Davis. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Learning Progressive Web Apps
Learning Progressive Web Apps
Learning Progressive Web Apps by John M. Wargo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Rowling J.K. (Rouling Dzh.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Garri Potter i kubok ognya/Rowling J.K. (Rowling has J..) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter and cup of fire
Rowling J.K. (Rouling Dzh.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Garri Potter i kubok ognya/Rowling J.K. (Rowling has J..) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter and cup of fire
Rowling J.K. (Rouling Dzh.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Garri Potter i kubok ognya/Rowling J.K. (Rowling has J..) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter and cup of fire by n/a. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well
All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare and Sheba Blake. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Mensaje en una botella (Spanish Edition)
Mensaje en una botella (Spanish Edition)
Mensaje en una botella (Spanish Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Ana Duque. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 37 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Au rythme de ton souffle (French Edition)
Au rythme de ton souffle (French Edition)
Au rythme de ton souffle (French Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Emmanuel Chastellière. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
The Testament: A Novel
The Testament: A Novel
The Testament: A Novel by John Grisham, Frank Muller, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2530 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Tea For Two: An Interview with John Updike
Tea For Two: An Interview with John Updike
Tea For Two: An Interview with John Updike by Simon Worrall. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King, George Guidall, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 3926 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Fear Itself: The Early Works of Stephen King
Fear Itself: The Early Works of Stephen King
Fear Itself: The Early Works of Stephen King by Tim Underwood, Chuck Miller, et al.. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach
Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach
Java Illuminated: An Active Learning Approach by Julie Anderson. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 29 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Java programming' category.
Python for Unix and Linux System Administration
Python for Unix and Linux System Administration
Python for Unix and Linux System Administration by Noah Gift and Jeremy Jones. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 20 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
PHP: Learn By Coding
PHP: Learn By Coding
PHP: Learn By Coding by Scott Hughes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Laravel Design Patterns and Best Practices
Laravel Design Patterns and Best Practices
Laravel Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arda Kılıcdagı. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning iOS UI Development
Learning iOS UI Development
Learning iOS UI Development by Yari D'areglia. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
I read both of Phil Town's books, Rule #1 and Payback Time, for the first time back in 2010. Both were excellent in explaining the Graham/Buffett/Munger approach to investing and how the "little" guy investor could apply that approach to achieve similar 15% annual rate gains. In the intervening years, my Roth IRA, where I do my Rule#1 investing, has achieve a 19% AROR which attests to the fact that these investing principles work.

In addition to reading the books, I've been a follower of Phil and Danielle's INVESTED podcast and attended one of Phil's weekend workshops. So I began reading Invested with some curiosity but also with the expectation that I wouldn't learn anything new. With regard to the bottom-line Rule #1 approach, my expectations were validated to some extent - but what INVESTED did do was add clarity to this investing approach as well as force me to look at it from a fresh perspective.

INVESTED will also appeal to those who love a good story. All of the book is written from the perspective of Danielle who, despite the fact that her father is a very successful investor, never had any interest in investing herself. The book really is her story about her life and how it came to be that she came to the realization that she needed to learn how to invest in order to free herself from her financial shackles; her emotions as she began to learn from her father; the frustrations that come with learning a new skill; and then the elation that comes from having mastered that skill.

Overall, it was an enjoyable and informational read that will appeal to anyone.
TypeScript 2.x for Angular Developers: Harness the capabilities of TypeScript to build cutting-edge web apps with Angular
TypeScript 2.x for Angular Developers: Harness the capabilities of TypeScript to build cutting-edge web apps with Angular
I have a great deal of Javascript experience and some solid AngularJS skill but wanted to learn Typescript and Angular2. I thought this book did a terrific job from chapters 1-9 at getting me up to speed. Minor errors, mostly due to Angular2 changing. Chapters 10-12 seemed almost like a different author. 10 was okay. There were a few errors but I managed. Even the online resources were missing CSS files for 10.. 11 was even sloppier. Still trying to get that to work. (working with Real Hosted Data)
TypeScript Programming By Example
TypeScript Programming By Example
Dieses Buch ist reiner Fake. Es ist in sehr schlechtem Englisch geschrieben. Der Autor erklärt nur trivialste Beispiele, geht fachlich auf nichts ein und das meiste in diesem Buch ist einfach nur eine Erklärung der sowieso schon in javascript vorhandenen Datentypen. Ganz klar finger weg von diesem Buch. Es sind zwar nur 2 Euro gewesen aber trotzdem regt es mich immens auf dieses Geld verschwendet zu haben.
The Millionaire Next Door (Millionaire Set Book 2)
The Millionaire Next Door (Millionaire Set Book 2)
The info in the book can be summarised in one sentence- live frugally. That’s is all. It is probably worth to get the sample first before buying. There is a lot of useless statistic that extend the book and provide no useful info,for example - a few pages written about the background of millionaires (German, English,,Italian etc.) with conclusion that the background does not matter at all. Then there is info about what credit cards millionaires use - not sure what was the point here. And the bottom line is they use Visa and MasterCard. Wow!!! What a surprise and yes, they do use loyalty cards. Why? Because they live frugally!
Moreover, it jumps from various point with no logic it will start describing info in a line of ‘3 out of 192 millionaires wear a watch worth more than 5k; out of these watches one was given as a gift; 7 of 192 millionaires have never spent lots than 1k on a watch;175 out of 192 wear a watch worth less than 500 etc’, this makes it not only a super boring read but leads to a point completely unrelated like their background, which then will lead tot he fact they write a budget and stick to it, to how much they spend on alcohol to someone life story to god knows what else- I did not even finish it but can already Imagine a few pegs written about 80% of 168 out 192 millionaires’ clothing is black or grey so when it is dirty so you cannot see that and 75% do laundry only once a month which allows them to save on the cost of laundry (detergent, water and electricity) ;P

If you are very early on in your wealth creation journey you may find this info eye-opening. If you believe that millionaires drive Ferrari and wear designer clothes you will quickly change your opinion but if you already know that frugality is crucial or in fact you want to drive Ferrari then this book is pointless.

The only info that I found of interest was that they live on 7% of their wealth.
Untitled AS
Untitled AS
Untitled AS by To Be Confirmed. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Jeff Bezos" category.
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition)
Kroki w nieznane (Polish Edition) by Richard Branson. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Richard Branson" category.
The Butler: A Witness to History
The Butler: A Witness to History
I can see three, no...four great ideas for non-fiction books in this one book. One could be about the reporter Wil Haygood's conception of his idea for the article that started all this and his quest to find Eugene Allen. The second could be Eugene Allen's story itself. The third could be about the history of African Americans in cinema (I'm sure books like this already exist, but let Mr. Haygood have a go at it...he's got some promising stuff in this book here.) And finally, the fourth book could b about the making of "The Butler" and all the film-making challenges that came with it. All of these are fascinating stories that I'd like to know more about. That being said, this is still a great book. But it's just too short. I have a hunch that this audio book is abridged, but regardless, I feel that Mr. Haygood has so much more material which could be put to good use...I mean, how much could they have cut out for this abridgement? One final thing I must comment on is this book's forward, written by Lee Daniels, the director of the film adaptation of Eugene Allen's life. Normally I do not like forwards. This is an exception. Mr. Daniels explains to the reading audience why he made the changes he did that caused Lee Daniels' The Butler to deviate so much from Eugene Allen's life. Knowing what his mindset was and the story he wanted to tell, I can respect his directing decisions in that film much more and I make an exception and appreciate this forward. But as for the book itself, it's an amazing story told by a great writer. Mr. Eugene Allen is an unsung figure in American history and I thank Mr. Wil Haygood for sharing his story with the world. This is a must-read. It's just too short. But nevertheless, enjoy.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) by Jimi Hendrix (2013-05-04)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Box Set) by Jimi Hendrix (2013-05-04)
On Feb. 24th of 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Expierence rocked The Royal Albert Hall in London, the first U.K. shows they had played in over a year and what would turn out to be their last. Neither Reprise in the U.S. nor Polydor in the U.K. issued a live album of this concert though a few songs were released on the American album "Hendrix In The West" in 1972. However this concert has been issued and re-issued on various indie labels throughout the last few decades, spliced and diced in every which way conceivable complete with fade ins, fade outs, deceiving track squencing, even the insane idea of chopping the song "Room Full Of Mirrors" in half then playing both parts on top of one another and labeling it a "short version." The various issues have made claims that this was The J.H.E.s last concert (not true) and even Jimi's last concert before he died (VERY NOT TRUE). Jimi's last concert was on 9/6/70 at an open-air festival in Germany, not at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

One of those deceiving re-issues happened to be the first Hendrix I ever owned. It was 1987, I was in the fourth grade, and I bought a cassette titled "The Last Expierence" on the Legacy International label. The front cover made the latter claim that I mentioned above. The Royal Albert Hall concert is special to me in particular because it was the first I'd heard such Hendrix classics like "Purple Haze," "Fire," or "Voodoo Child." After all these years, I wanted to reunite with the live show that got me started on Jimi as a youngster but I didn't want to buy another cheap hodge-podge of it. I'm glad I held out until I found this great 2-CD set, which gives you the entire concert (except for one song) AND presents it in the correct order finally!

Apon hearing this concert for the first time in almost 16 years, it's just as awesome and undeniably RAW (keyword there) as I remember it. But as I listened, it dawned on me why Expierence Hendrix has probally chosen to not re-issue this concert, in all honesty, it's not one of Jimi's best shows. While Jimi and the guys turn in some killer versions of "Stone Free," "I Don't Live Today," and "Foxey Lady," each with unique solos unlike any other live versions you've heard before, feedback and hiss from the amps plagues many of the songs, and not in a good way. Jimi also sounds tired throughout the set and sometimes, downright frustrated making more apologies to the audience than he did at Woodstock. On this version of "Fire" in paticular, Jimi dosen't bother to sing the song with much enthusiasm or even include the come-ons between verses ("oh move over Rover..."). It rocks none the less though. That's not to say Jimi was without his humor on this night, his mimicking Noel saying "blast from the past" in a British accent is funny and there are a few times Jimi chastises the audience for not bringing their instruments so they could come up on stage and jam with him.

There is no "bad" Hendrix you can buy, that's one of the things I love about Jimi, everything he did was special in some way or another, be it on the stage or in the studio, he was that full of creativity. This concert is great in it's own way, like Woodstock and all the others. You get to hear the second time Jimi performed "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of an audience, right after he completes "Wild Thing, and then procedes to do what is titled on the CD as "The Smashing Of The Amps." A feeback noise fest as Jimi smashes his guitar to bits. Probally one of the last times he did that for his audience.
Java: The Complete Reference
Java: The Complete Reference
The book covers most of Java SE8, taking the time to introduce the language itself to newcomers. Actually, a third of the book serves that purpose, which is a bit unbalanced for a reference. While this may be welcome to the reader who is still learning Java, it prevents the coverage of advanced topics that would have been appreciated by many programmers expecting the book to be somewhat more faithful to its title.

Complete it is certainly not, ClassLoader and SecurityManager are in the "Here be dragons" category, even though they would have come in handy for anyone wondering how to implement plug-ins, not an uncommon feature in today's applications. Not even a mention of Nashorn, one of the key SE8 additions. Not much either on how to profile applications, unit-test and deploy them. And so on... not a huge disappointment, but still not up to standards set by books like "C# in a Nutshell" or "Python Essential Reference".

What most readers will probably miss is an algorithmic complexity evaluation of the Java collections. Stating that the TreeSet class "access and retrieval time are quite fast" just won't cut it. Is this O(1), O(n)? An educated guess would hopefully tell the reader O(log(n)) and help them deciding which class to choose... except the reader shouldn't have to guess while holding a "Complete Reference", especially when it's endorsed by Oracle (who should have some insight on the complexity of their libraries).

118 pages are devoted to the old Awt classes (plus some more on Applets), for anyone who still cares, 84 pages to the Swing evolution, and 92 to JavaFX but no mention of FXML unfortunately, so it's still pretty much last-century-oriented. The author could conveniently dismiss the legacy classes in favour of a more modern approach of designing user interfaces.

I also have the feeling that the evolution of this book is coming in layers that are not so keen to mix: while there are - fortunately! - adequate references to the latest improvements here and there in older chapters, the overall code style has not been revised with the evolution of the language. Lambdas and the related Stream API are contained in their respective sections (which are surprisingly far from each other), but not used anywhere else, for example. And while these features are not the most polished and suffer from regrettable shortcomings, they still deserve to be emphasized a little further to show developers how they could be relieved with a little extra semantic sugar.

In that chapter, I was also a bit sad to see in the Stream API section how stream sources were painstakingly created with a series of "myList.Add(<value>)" followed by a conversion, instead of a more elegant and now more idiomatic "Stream.of()" or "Array.asList()".

Most helpful though, are detailed coverage of the threads, concurrency utilities and I/O classes. But since those were already present in earlier revisions of the book, I'm not sure anyone who already owns them wouldn't be better off with a more detailed "Java 8 Lambdas" or "Functional Programming in Java", and maybe another decent reference on JavaFX (that I yet have to find).

In conclusion, this book isn't a reference but an interesting and definitely worthy introduction to Java, provided the reader skips some older, less relevant sections, then complete their learning with other books with a more modern style approach on GUI and functional programming, and possibly on performance considerations, since those topics are not the strong point of this "Complete Reference".
Dylan Country
Dylan Country
ディランのカバーの企画ものは、いったい何枚出ているのかわからないくらいあるが、今回はカントリー・ミュージシャンによるカバー集。60-90年代の、バーズやジョニー・キャッシュなどのかなり有名な録音から、若干マイナー(といってもカントリーの世界ではメジャーな人ほとんどだが)なトラックまで、特にレアな音源があるわけではない。昨年出たゴスペル・カバーのようにディランが特別参加しているわけでもないのはちょっと残念。
選曲としては、やはりバイク事故以降、John Wesley HardingからPlanet Wavesの時期の曲が多くなっている。ディランは、カントリー・ロックと当時呼ばれたようなアプローチの音楽を生み出した一人でもあるわけだから、当然の結果である。個人的にはNew Morningから2曲、それもSign on the Windowのような隠れた佳作のカバーが入っているのがなんともうれしい。
個人的に聞き惚れたのは、たとえばピータ・オストロスコ&ノーマン・ブレイクの静謐なRestless Farewell、隠れた女王と言うべきナンシー・グリフィスの切なさに満ちたBoots of Spanish Leatherあたりだろうか。
女性が歌う場合、ディランの男歌を女歌に歌い変えるのだが、それがまったく不自然でないのがいいなあ、と思った。そういうところもディランの曲のよさなのかもしれない。それに、それぞれのミュージシャンの解釈で聴いていると、オリジナルを聴きたくなってきて、また新しい発見をすることになるのも、こうしたコンピを聴くことの効果かもしれない。
というわけで、コアなファンならばらばらに買い集めているかもしれない既出音源が多いが、1枚のアルバムとしてバラエティに富んでしかもきっちりまとまっているので、気軽にディランを楽しみたい人にもおすすめだ。
Marvel Men's Avengers Comics Crew T-Shirt
Marvel Men's Avengers Comics Crew T-Shirt
Good medium weight material; the inside has a soft, double-brushed feel that's very comfortable against the skin. I bought a XXL because I like my tees a little on the loose side. It shrank a bit during first wash but hasn't since. The silkscreen/transfer has not faded or cracked at all in 6+ washes. Large distressed graphic design fills almost the whole shirt front. Nice! Old school artwork selections are used showing a slew of classic Marvel heroes & villains. My only gripe is that the green that the shirt makers use is a dark olive. The green in the picture on the Amazon webpage is more accurate but misleading as its not what you actually get. At least my shirt wasn't. All the characters with green in/on them (Hulk, most noticeably, Green Goblin, etc.) are far darker than the brighter kelly green they'd be on a comics page. Other than that I have no complaints. Nice shirt, decent price. Satisfied Marvel fan. :-)
Short Program 3 - Mitsuru Adachi masterpiece Short Works (Shonen Sunday Comics) (2007) ISBN: 4091278736 [Japanese Import]
Short Program 3 - Mitsuru Adachi masterpiece Short Works (Shonen Sunday Comics) (2007) ISBN: 4091278736 [Japanese Import]
いいですね、やはり。
あだち先生のショートストーリーは本当に読み応えあります。
その中でも特にやられたのは「天使のハンマー」でした。
この作品は人生の浮き沈みや心の葛藤、どうにもならない現実、でも夢の中だけにしまっておきたい友情など、
その短い中で全ての男の胸中を表現してあるように感じました。
本当にせつなく、何とも言えない感情が湧きあがってくる作品です。
特に自分と同世代の人にぜひ読んでもらいたい作品だと思いました。
elope Lord of The Rings Middle Earth Map Lightweight Scarf
elope Lord of The Rings Middle Earth Map Lightweight Scarf
Exactly like the photo; surprisingly soft—not scratchy—gorgeously filmy and flowy; the text and map lines are soft, not crystal clear because of the nature of the fabric but clear enough to read; you could hang it on your wall but bear in mind the fabric is translucent so you’ll see whatever is behind it. The only other thing I’d mention is the size —for larger, goddess-sized women like moi, it is just big enough to wear as a wrap but not big enough to wrap comfortably all the way around you. Like most one-size wraps/scarves.
Overall, gorgeous and I’m glad I bought it. I’ll be draping it over a chair in my little library.
One Piece, Vol. 11: The Meanest Man in the East
One Piece, Vol. 11: The Meanest Man in the East
This was another one of Oda's masterpieces! I am 10 years old, and enjoyed this immensely! I highly recommend this to kids of this age or a little older. This is a great book to read to your kid if you're a parent reading this review, if you are an interactive teacher than this series would be good for you and your class, if your a kid reading this than go ahead and read the One Piece Series!! There is some brief language but nothing really inappropriate. This is a adventurous story that could make anyone laugh young or old. There are many levels to this story, so even an adult could appreciate that hilarity of the plot line. I highly recommend this book to humans ages 8 through zombie. Have fun and enjoy!!
Private Members
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i took the book on holiday and read it on my first day, its a great chick-lit page turner. the characters become likeable and their each individual stories, which sometimes inter-twine with the other characters are shocking yet believable. by only issue with the book was after reading reviews i thought i was in a for a real sexy beach read, however these parts of the book always began well with plenty of description but then was just cut off and left to your imagination. it was building up to nothing, where i thought it would go into sordid detail! personally i wouldnt class it as a huge sexy read. however, im looking forward to the sequel arriving in the post!
Midnight By Dean Koontz
Midnight By Dean Koontz
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. The story was very suspenseful, exciting and interesting. The writer is amazing and very creative.
Convincing Alex (Stanislaskis)
Convincing Alex (Stanislaskis)
Convincing Alex is the fourth of six books in Norah Roberts' fine and fascinating series on the Stanislaski Family. It's NOT a new series of books, so if you've been reading Nora for a couple of decades, as I have, you've probably already read all six and enjoyed them once. They're worth another read and these e-versions definitely belong on the Kindles of Nora's devoted fans. Just be careful and try to read them in order; Amazon doesn't make this easy because on the KINDLE Bookstore site, if you search for "Stanislaski series," you'll be taken to a page that has the first two (or maybe three) in the order in which they were written, but gets the others all mixed up! To help you out, here is the chronological order of the series (and a couple of words on the relationship between Natasha, featured in the first book in the series, and the protagonist of each novel):
1. Taming Natasha
2. Luring a Lady, featuring Mikhail, Natasha's brother.
3. Falling for Rachel, featuring Rachel, Natasha's sister.
4. Convincing Alex, featuring Alexi, Natasha's brother.
5. Waiting for Nick, featuring Natasha's brother-in-law's brother!!
6. Considering Kate, featuring Natasha' s daughter.
In all of the books, you'll also meet or renew your relationship with Mama (Nadia) and Papa (Yuri) Stanislaski. Enjoy!
Evgenii Onegin: A New Translation by Mary Hobson
Evgenii Onegin: A New Translation by Mary Hobson
This audiobook (4 CDs) - titled "Evgenii Onegin" rather than "Eugene Onegin" -- is based on a relatively new translation, published in Moscow in 2011, by Mary Hobson.

I have read half a dozen different English translations so far: rhymed verse versions as well as unrhymed prose versions. Some rhymed verse versions are highly regarded. But, rhyming tends to distort the original meaning and I think those versions become translators' own re-creation to some extent.

The current audiobook is an prose version. It sounds modern and straight-forward, and uses contemporary vocabulary and idioms. Although it occasionally rhymes, lacking in rhythm, it sound like story-telling. This may not be to every listener's taste. Also, it does not appear to be totally faithful to the original, being a "free" translation.

Having said all that, the main advantage of the recording is that we can sit back and appreciate the novel. The reading by Neville Jason is very good, showing a hint of the world-weariness of the narrator (who is a friend of Onegin's).
Island Zero
Island Zero
I could go either way in rating this one, so here:

- IF you did not need anyone to explain what went down in Oceans 12 the first time viewing and love intelligent suspense thrillers, this is not going to satisfy. This is no Usual Suspects. Neither is it Jaws.

- I think the writer/director must have thought he left the end on a cliffhanger, but by the time the end came, we really didn't care what would happen ultimately. We assumed the worst.

- The script is a bit lame, ie. characters say things for the sole purpose of giving the viewer information, and a lot of times it feels forced or unnatural. ie. "And the generator only lasts two days, right? After that we are all going to be in the dark." (Um: Not if you have ever seen Survivor. Ever thought of anticipating two days from now now? And getting a fire going now? Shouldn't be hard with those homes and stores stocked with stuff. O wait. There is a plot reason the entire island of folks cannot start building a fire to save on the generator.)

- It is slow moving.

Oddly enough, I didn't mind the amateur acting so much as the script with its loopholes (if you think you are ever going to get any kind of interesting or solid explanation... none is really offered. I read that some of the actors were locals from the filming location, and I actually enjoyed that the folks felt "real" in a real way, ie. real folks who may not be the greatest actors, but the dialects and ways are interesting enough to carry the roles.

It takes some kind of gumption to cut a creature feature without going the route of any kind of intelligent context, why it is killing people, where it came from, etc. But a lot of creature features do get away with asking the viewer to simply accept something is out there and it is killing people and will we get away alive. If this is your kind of film, then have at it.
The Power of the Heart
The Power of the Heart
5% science about the heart. Eckhart Tolle has about 4? mins of clips and Deepak Chopra has about 2 minutes. Very very overpriced. Very tempting title, at last a full documentary about the heart..... no! The majority of the dvd focuses upon one story of an African woman hiding in a bathroom from murderers and how she forgives them,.... using 'the power of her heart'.
All the time and money that should have gone onto the research for what is claiming to be a documentary has been spent on ridiculously large sections of 'action movie' recreations of war in Africa with machettes.
So, a quick clip of Chopra, an interview with Tolle, a trip to the Heartmath Institute, then pad the rest out (60-70%) with poor laymen postulation and drama recreations in the style of 'The Secret'. I forgave everyone by using the power of my heart!! Wow, powerful stuff, money well spent. (Sarcasm).
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4, Part 2: Adventure Stories
The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 4, Part 2: Adventure Stories
My review is of the hardcover large print book NOT the audioCD....Amazon got it wrong.

I'm a big fan of the late great author Louis L'Amour. I read 8 of his western novels,almost all 5 stars, The Lonesome Gods, The Walking Drum and the Haunted Mesa ( his only sci fi), The Last of The Breed,all 5 stars....see my reviews. Many believe Louis was a world class western writer only( he did write a lot of them) but he was much more....a total author.

Here is a superb collection of short stories written by L'Amour across decades of writing. All were excellent and I enjoyed them all. What impressed me most with this collection was the diversity of the stories. Many different subject maters, great characters and various times in history. Also you can tell L'Amour actual visited several of these worldwide places,worked in some of the jobs and did a lot of historical research to add to accuracy to some of his fiction.

Some of the shorter stories can be read in 20 minutes,so are great to read while getting an oil change or waiting for a doctor or dentist visit. Some of the stories are longer and take a few hours. Stories about the US depression era, pre WW2 and WW2 commercial shipping tied into German and Japanese expansion attempts, far east adventure, South American jungle adventure and more. Sea captain heroes, sea plane heroes, lost cities of gold in the jungles, beautiful women, lots of fighting, double crossing spies and much much more. Lots of action brought to you very quickly as they are short stories.

Here is a collection opposite to the many westerns he wrote. There are no US wild westerns in this large collection.

Take your time reading this collection. Enjoy it. Pace yourself and enjoy a story or two/day. That way you can enjoy reading this large collection 1137 pages a long time. I liked this book so much I'll be getting as many of his other short story collections used at reduced prices that I can afford plus more of his novels.

Like Louis said on page 1135..."I'd like to be remembered...as a storyteller. A good story teller." INMO he was an EXCELLENT story tell...one of America's best. 5 stars and recommended.
The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon [L'Amour's Original Text]
The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon [L'Amour's Original Text]
First began reading Louis' over fifty years ago as an adjunct to young boy books. Thought that I had read everything he scribbled, but recently found this as a Kindle offering while surfing and didn't recall it as ever being in my library. I had to download it. First, there has never been a more readable writer than Louis; he presents a good drama and always starts his stories with an attention grabbing opening sentence. If you like an oater, there is none better than Louis to take you back to the the West and provide a romantic glimpse to the frontier and the people and characters that opened it up and made the the American West. Peach Meadow is not his best, but who cares? It is readable, gives good heroic characters, and passes a couple of hours very pleasantly.
Die Bourne Intrige: Bourne 7 - Roman (JASON BOURNE) (German Edition)
Die Bourne Intrige: Bourne 7 - Roman (JASON BOURNE) (German Edition)
Nachdem ich die Filme vor langer Zeit gesehen habe, sind in der Vergangenheit immer öfter irgendwo in der Presse die Romane von "Jason Bourne" aufgetaucht. Aus Neugierde kaufte ich das erste Buch und hatte es innerhalb weniger Abende verschlungen. Dann bestellte ich das nächste und nächste usw.

Wer spannende Abende ohne TV verbringen will ist mit den Geschichten von Robert Ludlum sehr gut aufgehoben!
The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 (The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru, 1)
The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru Vol. 1 (The Legend of Dororo and Hyakkimaru, 1)
Zen’s and Shirayuki’s relationship has progressed enough that Zen is confident to make her his princess, and has basically proposed to her. Izana’s questioning of their relationship has also brought it out into the open, with Zen facing up to his brother to declare his intentions. Coincidentally, Shirayuki’s recent support from Raj and him granting her a title bolsters her standing a bit, not that it matters to her or Zen, but would help in court. Amusingly, Mihara now offers to adopt her into his family so that she can have a noble status. However, Shirayuki is content with being an official court herbalist anyway, and now she and Ryuu are being sent to a norther outpost to gain more information from there. Izana also tricks Zen, and goes there on his own mission, which we have yet to see.

The main focus of this volume, though, is Obi! Obi’s past as a mercenary plays a part as the group stop at an inn while traveling, where another guest is flirting with Mitsuhide. Turns out she is an acquaintance of Obi’s from his past, and this interaction brings forth the discussion about Obi’s current position. Obi is quite happy being Zen’s aide, but it becomes apparent how much he loves them both (that sound you heard was me screaming for the OT3) and how content he is being loved back by them. There’s also hints to Mitsuhide and Kiki maybe being a thing (that sound was me screaming for this ship to rise) but also it isn’t clear what they are.

On the whole, loads of love in this book! But also the starting of a new arc in the northern region of Wistalia. Also, I have to mention those beautiful winter clothes – the clothing design is once again on point!
Naruto, Vol. 49: The Gokage Summit Commences (Naruto Graphic Novel)
Naruto, Vol. 49: The Gokage Summit Commences (Naruto Graphic Novel)
I purchased the Naruto books from volume 39-49 for my 10 year-old son who is crazy about the TV show. He likes to talk about the shows he watches on the computer that are in Japanese with English subtitles. I tried to watch one a while ago but could not read the text fast enough and missed most of the action because I was concentrating on the text.

His friends are tired of hearing about Naruto and his Chakra so he tells me instead. He read all ten books in a matter of days - two, I think. He takes a few to school and lets his friends read them. He re-reads them when we are waiting for another endless appointment or traveling in the car. I have purchased more of the set - both earlier and later volumes that are part of his Christmas gifts. I like the fact that he is reading for enjoyment - not part of a school requirement - just for fun. Up until this year, he has had to read for 15 - 25 minutes a night as part of his homework - that requirement has been dropped for 5th grade and I must say I do not miss the endless reminders to please read. With these books, it is not a problem.
Case Closed, Vol. 1
Case Closed, Vol. 1
This is a great series for children in the US at about 12 and up. It is a detective story that goes over lots of different types of cases their is nothing to graphic in it, well compared to the news, or some US kids tv shows. I highly recommend reading it with your kids and seeing as the author did as well try to solve the case before Conan/Jimmy can. If you do not have any kids it is still worth the read, it can be a bit childish at times. But if you still watch Gundum, SpongeBob, or well any thing on Cartoon Network then you will still enjoy this. Or if you just like well written detective stories this is a good one. Their are some mistakes here and their but nothing story ruining.
The Host: A Novel
The Host: A Novel
While I didn't particularly care for her other series (the one that features a certain sparkly vampire), Stephenie Meyer certainly surprised me with The Host. Considering I'm not a big fan of books about aliens, the fact that I actually liked this one is a big deal! The story was cleverly told, weaving multiple plot lines together seamlessly. But, best of all, Meyer presented me with new characters - particularly Wanderer, Ian and Jamie - to care about and be invested in.

Wanderer, or Wanda, as she's known in the novel, is my favorite of the characters. It's not just because I like her name, or how it symbolizes the totality of who she is (and the kind of person I'd like to be when it comes to travel). It's because I adored her spirit. In spite of being a soul, part of an alien race that takes over various planets through their insertion into the planet's inhabitants, Wanda is kind, considerate, generous and intelligent. The sincerity of her choices was appealing, and easy to like, so it's not surprising that I grew really attached to her.

Ian and Jamie would tie for my second favorite character in this novel, as they're both important parts of Wanda's story. Jamie is the little brother of Melanie, Wanderer's "host". Through Melanie's memories and her own interactions with him, Wanda grows to love him and it's really sweet to see how he responds so honestly and sincerely to her. He was always able to distinguish between the two - Melanie and Wanda - which was certainly great. Ian also ended up having the same ability, even though initially he was against Wanda's presence in their little band of humans. Witnessing his transformation and watching his regard for Wanda really grow as the story progressed made it easy to like him as much as Wanderer did.

Honestly, the book's beginning was pretty rough. It took a few chapters before I felt invested enough to keep on turning the pages, but once it clicked, the feeling of needing to know what happened next stayed with me up until the end. Meyer did a great job with the story-telling, combining romance, friendship and a bigger conflict. Instead of filling this book with physical action scenes, Meyer chose a slightly quieter route where she convinced readers to care about these characters and then presented us with a moral conflict that fits the context of their story. Doing so could have potentially backfired, but it definitely ended up working well.

If what I've said in my review isn't enough to convince you to read the book, maybe the knowledge that I actually teared up while reading it will. I was that emotionally invested in Wanderer's story, and Melanie's too! Meyer caught me off guard with how good I found The Host. If you're unsure whether or not to give this book a try, let me be the first to suggest you give it a chance because you might just be surprised like I was.
Twilight - Tome 1 : Fascination (French Edition)
Twilight - Tome 1 : Fascination (French Edition)
Il s’agit du livre Fascination de Stephenie Meyer.
Mais tout le monde connaît mieux ce livre d’après son adaptation au cinéma Twilight.
J’ai bien sûr vu le film mais je n’avais jamais lu le premier tome en livre.
Ce fut une merveilleuse découverte.
Il raconte l’histoire de Bella une ado de 17 ans qui retourne vivre chez son père (ses parents étant divorcés et sa mère étant en couple ) .Elle retrouve donc dans sa ville d’enfance Forks.
Une ville très humide où il pleut en permanence. Cela ne l’enchante guère, mais grâce à une rencontre sa destinée va changer.
Édwards ,Un garçon qui est dans le même lycée qu’elle l’intrigue , Et en même temps la terrorise. Mais que cache-t-il ? Bella a l’impression qu’il n’est pas humain…
Ce livre dépasse de loin le film, j’ai adoré, il y a plein de détails ,l’histoire est beaucoup plus développée, et on redécouvre les personnages. Cette lecture peut convenir à tout âge ( adolescents comme adulte).
Cela n’est pas surprenant que ce soit devenu un vrai phénomène international!
On oscille entre mystères , romantisme, aventure, tensions etc.
Tout est là pour faire plaisir aux lecteurs.
J’espère que ce commentaire vous sera utile, si vous avez des questions n’hésitez pas.
Em Alto-Mar (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Em Alto-Mar (Em Portuguese do Brasil)
Fui apresentado há pouco tempo a este autor, e posso afirmar que vou ler tudo que aparecer dele. A história se divide em duas com um período idílico entre ambos. Às vezes exagera na capacidade dos personagens resistir ao que se passa com eles, mas o autor escreve tão bem que se releva. Um ótimo livro!
We Two Together
We Two Together
**SPOILERS**Sweet,honest,and overweight Juliet does not stand
a chance in a household of super thin,beautiful,arrogant women.
Her mother,Anthea(mean spirited,bitchy), her sister,Karin(self-absorbed and cold)
are constantly putting Juliet in her place due to her weight and "ugly appearance".
One day Juliet meets a nice,young man named Rom at a concert. Rom does not
care what Juliet looks like,he likes her for who she is. They become friends and
very quickly,Juliet falls in love with Rom and... in less than 24 hours,her whole life
changes forever by two sudden and unexpected deaths!
I do not want to reveal who dies. I was shocked as I read it and it makes the whole
story go in a different direction. I did not see it coming. This story was a surprise
and a entertaining one.
Siren Song: A Novel of the Espionage Adventures of Ian Fleming
Siren Song: A Novel of the Espionage Adventures of Ian Fleming
Before catching his plane in the morning to go to his winter vacation home in Jamaica, Ian Fleming attends a New Year's Eve Party in London. There he finds himself attracted to journalist Nora Blair DeYoung. However, his efforts towards an evening of delightful romance before hopping his plane fail.
Before boarding his plane, two British intelligence agents order Ian, a World War II naval intelligence agent, but now a reporter, to smear American Oscar Winterberg, who they believe is selling secrets to the Russians. The governments of both the Americans and the British strongly believe Oscar is a Communist spy, though the evidence is flimsy. Ian refuses before leaving for Jamaica. Soon to his delight Nora joins him at his vacation home, but she did not come for fun in the sun as she works for the Americans and wants Ian to join forces with her. His objective is to keep the spy he loves safe while hers is to expose Winterberg.
Though exciting at times, Ian Fleming is just not James Bond even if the premise of this novel and its predecessor DEATH TO SPIES is that the author modeled 007 after his own activities. The story line will hook the die-hard fans, especially those that remember Lazenby and Allen as Bond respectively. The story line is filled with action, but Fleming's motive to assist the peril of Pauline Nora never fully comes across. Still this espionage thriller brings to life the 1950s with its Red Scare so that readers will overall enjoy this 007 lite.
Harriet Klausner
Jerusalem: The Covenant City
Jerusalem: The Covenant City
This DVD is very accurate. I saw this documentary once a long time ago and liked it. I was happy to see it available in DVD. I check all the verses that the DVD refers to and they are correct. It opened my eyes that there is more to prophecy than what I have been taught. The filming is brilliant and the narrator is easily understood. I recommend this DVD to anyone who is not satisfied with what they have been told to expect in the end days. You will be surprised how many prophecies have already come true. A must see to believe.
Blackmailing the Society Bride (Jet-Set Wives Book 3)
Blackmailing the Society Bride (Jet-Set Wives Book 3)
Penny Jordan has always been one of my favorite authors. She sure knew how to write a book and bring out the best in her characters. Sometimes I would read one that mad me a little mad but you can't always please everyone.

Marcus Canning is a Millionaire banker and has finally decided that it is way past time for him to marry and have children.

Lucy has just kicked her her no good ex-husband out of her house. She feels better after doing it but she also remembers all the debt that she now owns. I know that she has to be a little depressed thinking about all her problems. There seems a solution that will help her.

Seems these two have joined together in a marriage of convenience. They have their good and bad days but something just seems to change with Lucy. She is now hiding a secret and doesn't want Marcus finding out.

I have read this book several times and I love it more every time I read it again. Of course when you are reading this book you find out what is happening but I'm not going to say anything. Maybe you will feel the way I do when I just can't wait to see what happens.
Mujercitas / Little Women (Penguin Clásicos) (Spanish Edition)
Mujercitas / Little Women (Penguin Clásicos) (Spanish Edition)
Éste clásico es increíble, me encantó la primer parte porque relata la vida y las diferentes personalidades que hay entre las hermanas March y lo qu3 las hace únicas, a demás de que quien tuvo una niñez de feliz como las de ella se vuelve un pasaje s través del tiempo, la mamá es un increíble referencia para ellas que ofrece ciertas referencias de la vida como madre y como esposa.
La segunda parte tiene momentos muy padres y tristes pero sin duda es un deleite.
Harry Potter Mug Limited Edition Sculpted Face Ceramic Coffee Mug, 20 oz.
Harry Potter Mug Limited Edition Sculpted Face Ceramic Coffee Mug, 20 oz.
SO this mug is very cute, durable. Good quality. However, the paint on mine was goofy, as if it did not match the shape of the ceramic. Also, the hair was very light, not dark as seen in the photo. It also does NOT come in that cute Harry Potter merchandise box- just some rando unlabeled white box, which isn't great if you're giving as a gift. Which I was, but it wasn't what I needed, so I am hanging on to it for myself instead. While all of this stuff did bum me out, it is clearly cute enough to keep. :)
Wizarding World Harry Potter Slytherin Wax & Seal Set
Wizarding World Harry Potter Slytherin Wax & Seal Set
The seal and sealing wax are fine. I might have given the product a 5 star review but brought it down for two reasons. The price is HIGH and the detail is not very good quality. It is much like I expected, but for the price it would have been nice to have a better quality item.
Harry Potter Laundry Bin, Red
Harry Potter Laundry Bin, Red
Bought two of these, within the first day one handle already broke off of one of the, and there is a hole/rip starting in the side mesh. For what I wanted them for, I knew they weren't going to be able to hold much, which is why I bought them for two children.. yanno lighter clothing less clothing than your average adult. Each kid have one and wouldn't be as much in them. Really sucks that handle has already broke on one after only having out of package cpl hours.
artfone 3G Unlocked Flip Phone,Senior Phone with Charging Cradle and 2.4" Large Screen for Elderly, Unlocked Mobile Phone(Compatibility Nationwide on AT&T or Any Other Carrier That use AT&T Network)
artfone 3G Unlocked Flip Phone,Senior Phone with Charging Cradle and 2.4" Large Screen for Elderly, Unlocked Mobile Phone(Compatibility Nationwide on AT&T or Any Other Carrier That use AT&T Network)
Es el mismo estuche que venden otros provedores pero 100 pesos mas barato, yo lo adquiri por 369 pesos; excelente calidad y precio, guardo un littmann clasic III y cabe muy bien, es semi rigido el material, por dentro tiene la forma del estetos y para poner sus accesorios (olivas), en la contraparte guardo un estuche de lapices, y las dos cosas caben perfectamente, yo lo utilizo por que viajo mucho en autobus y avion, y tengo que llevar mi maleta llena de mis equipos medicos, por el momento este estuche a protegido mi estetoscopio, aunque no tengo mucho tiempo con el
Mesha 128pcs Assorted Color Party Balloons Supplies,12 Inches 8 Kinds of Multicolor Rainbow Latex Balloons, Various Globos for Garland Arch Kit Decoration, Bridal & Baby Shower/ Wedding/ Birthday Part
Mesha 128pcs Assorted Color Party Balloons Supplies,12 Inches 8 Kinds of Multicolor Rainbow Latex Balloons, Various Globos for Garland Arch Kit Decoration, Bridal & Baby Shower/ Wedding/ Birthday Part
I purchased these late May 2018. I blew up a test balloon as soon as they arrived. It is now mid-December, that test balloon still has a fair amount of air in it. It is past its prime, but still looks pretty good. I don’t have the heart to pop it.
If you are looking for long lasting balloons that keep their air long after the party is over, look no further. You can fill them a few days before the event, and still have balloons that look freshly filled for your celebration.

edit: My test balloon finally lost the battle for life in March. It lasted about 10 months. Granted the last few months it wasnt perfect, but it still speaks volumes about the high quality of the balloons.
Tristram Shandy (Collins Classics)
Tristram Shandy (Collins Classics)
Tristram Shandy é algo parecido com graffiti. Imagine Laurence Sterne rabiscando todas as convenções literárias, olhando por cima do ombro para ver se a polícia aparece. Então aqui está a captura: este graffiti embala um soco artístico. Sterne não está realmente desfigurando o trabalho de seus contemporâneos; ele está apenas sendo um pouco irreverente com a literatura tão séria, acrescentando alguns ingredientes ao caldeirão. Ele é como um garoto punk que quer irritar as autoridades com páginas em branco, palavras grandes e piadas muito ruins. Sterne está um pouco cansado das respostas boazinhas e conclusões puras encontradas na literatura tradicional. Ele quer que seus leitores acordem e farejem o sol. Personagens estranhos e finais pouco convencionais tornam o material de leitura muito melhor; pense nos personagens dos desenhos animados da Warner (i.e., Pernalonga, Patolino, Papaléguas, Coiote, e outros) metidos em circunstâncias muito estranhas. Esses momentos confusos, engraçados e embaraçosos que acontecem na vida cotidiana são muito mais interessantes do que os enredos tradicionais. Basicamente a narrativa abrange tudo menos a vida de Tristram: as opiniões filosóficas de seu pai, a obsessão de sua mãe em dar à luz em Londres, a capacidade do seu pároco em deixar todos loucos, a mania do seu tio para os fortes de brinquedo e, mais do que tudo, como foi difícil escrever o livro. Sterne é perfeitamente ciente de que Tristram Shandy não existe no vácuo. Afinal, quão rebelde seria o graffiti sem cobrir alguma coisa? Estendendo a sátira sobre outras tradições literárias, Sterne está chamando a atenção para a maneira como contamos histórias. Narrativas fazem o mundo parecer ordenado e preciso. Mas a realidade é que vivemos em um mundo que não respeita qualquer tipo de fronteiras. Sua vida se encaixa em um das setes narrativas básicas daquele livro que ensina como interpretar um romance? Tem começo, meio e fim? Os personagens são estáveis, e eles sempre agem de maneira lógica? Claro que não! Sterne tem uma caneta em vez de uma lata de spray, mas ele está agitando as coisas de qualquer maneira. Boa leitura!
Incredible Packaging-Strong Reusable Grocery Bags,Eco Friendly Grocery Tote Foldable Into Pouch,Ripstop Polyester,Washable,Durable,Lightweight,5 Count. (Black, Navy, Moss, Royal, Teal)
Incredible Packaging-Strong Reusable Grocery Bags,Eco Friendly Grocery Tote Foldable Into Pouch,Ripstop Polyester,Washable,Durable,Lightweight,5 Count. (Black, Navy, Moss, Royal, Teal)
I used these once a week, washed them perhaps after every 3 uses.
At least 2 of the 5 bags has the join at the top of the handle splitting as shown in my photo.
One side of the handle has the bias tape _also_ joining there.
So I cannot trust these to stay usable any longer.
Contacted the seller, but did not hear back from them.
Cable Matters USB C Dock for Windows - Dual 4K HDMI, 80W Charging, UHS-II SD Card Slot, 10Gbps USB-A/USB-C, Gigabit Ethernet - Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible USB C Docking Station
Cable Matters USB C Dock for Windows - Dual 4K HDMI, 80W Charging, UHS-II SD Card Slot, 10Gbps USB-A/USB-C, Gigabit Ethernet - Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible USB C Docking Station
Edit 2 - Dec 8, 2019
CableMatters very quickly dispatched a new unit to me once I contacted them about the problem. The new unit works exactly as it should and because they were wo quick to respond I have no problem putting this back to a 5-star review. With electronics things can happen, I accept that and really appreciate a seller or manufacturer who stands behind their product and acts as quickly as they did here.

EDIT - Dec 4 2019
All USB ports on the dock have no stopped functioning and the HDMI output continuously drops out for a few seconds. So basically I got two months of use out of it. Not worth the money.

Before buying this dock I had purchased one half the cost which gave me 1/8 the performance, it got returned. I am however very happy with this device.

I've been using it now without a hiccup for 6 weeks. I prefer to run something for a period of time before writing it up, I don't like the idea of opening a box, powering the device up and then writing a review.

There are enough connections on this thing to make up for the short comings on a laptop but this creates a problem. With all of the cables connected it's almost impossible for me to have this sitting upright in the supplied base. Some of the cables such as HDMI and a couple of braided USB cables aren't very flexible and have much tension and want to straighten out making the dock twist, it ends up sitting sideways at an odd angle. Even when laid down, the cables cause it to lift on one end. This isn't a fault of the dock and no points taken, I'm simply making an observation of how it functions in real life on a desk.

There's a lot to like here. One of the things that drew my attention was the USB C port that utilizes a USB A connection. I've not seen this on any other docks, even the really high priced brand name versions.
► This provides two USB C connections, the first is a standard C port, USB C to USB C the second is USB A to USB C
► In my testing this USB A to C port offers standard USB C bandwidth.
► The real beauty of using the type A port connection is that any of the USB C cables I have for charging my phone can be used for data transfer at increased speeds.

Set up:
All I needed to do was plug the included AC adapter into a wall socket and then into the dock. Once connected to my laptop via the USB C cable (included) everything was ready to go. You don't have to be techy to use this, there is no driver installation or configuration of any type. If you can plug you phone in to charge it you can use this dock.
► The manual does walk you through all of the options but there's not much I gleaned from it, I read it after setting everything up.

USB C and overall performance:
While being very useful, having all these connections, the total USB C bandwidth available from the laptop or PC is spread out amongst all of the attached devices. Whereas type C has a bandwidth of 10Gbps, once everything I have is plugged into the dock I might be getting 5Gbps on the C connection. The manual is very clear on this, things slow down when you add more device's, especially if running two 4K monitors via the HDMI ports. I can live with this as nothing I'm doing is that time sensitive that I need a full 10Gbps on one port.

SD Card use:
The SD and TF card slots are located on front which is good if you have direct access to the dock. My new laptop doesn't have the ability to use cards directly so this was another reason for getting a dock. I don't like using one of the three USB ports with an adapter and then swapping things around. The only concern is that the dock here isn't that easy to get at but this isn't a short coming of the device, it's my set up. Having a longer USB C cable would allow for positioning the dock where its more accessible.

HDMI Connection:
On a lot of new laptops, and certainly tablets, there is a no way to connect more than one external monitor without the use of a dock. For me this has worked out very well, I have the laptop screen, it also has an HDMI connection which then gives me two screens but I regularly run three with the odd need for a fourth. I can now do this without any headaches.

Head set connection:
The separate ear phone (headset earphone and mic combo) and mic connections work well when using the HDMI connection for streaming Netflix on a dock attached monitor. I tried it out but again positioning of the dock for me makes it messy to use these connections.

USB 2 and 3 connections:
The USB 2 ports are great for things like a keyboard or mouse and frees up the USB 3 ports for things that need more bandwidth, like external drives.

Operation:
While in use with two external drives, keyboard, mouse and one monitor connected the dock gets a little warm, never hot just warm. I've used it to charge my phone and didn't notice that it got any warmer from the increase power drain.

Power requirements:
Other docks that I currently have, smaller with less connections which are good for board rooms, and have used in the past are powered via the USB connection. This is ok if all I'm doing is using a keyboard and mouse, maybe even a small external drive but there are limitations on the amount of power one USB port on a laptop or tablet can provide. This dock has an external AC adapter running power into it. This provides more than enough power to run everything that can be attached to it.
► I have an Epson document scanner that's powered via USB, I can run that plus three 2-1/2 external drives all at the same time plus use the two HDMI connections.

Overall this is a solid dock with enough connectivity for now, in two years it may not be required as 5G will influence how devices talk to each other but I look forward to no hassle operation for years.
Upgraded PS4 Controller Charger, 4 in 1 PS4 Controller Charging Dock Station with Dual Shock USB and Led Indicator Compatible with Sony Playstation 4/ PS4/ PS4 Slim/ PS4 Pro/ PS Move Controller
Upgraded PS4 Controller Charger, 4 in 1 PS4 Controller Charging Dock Station with Dual Shock USB and Led Indicator Compatible with Sony Playstation 4/ PS4/ PS4 Slim/ PS4 Pro/ PS Move Controller
Does what it needs to. The PS4 controllers are a bit pesky to get charging as they have to be positioned EXACTLY as needed and it can take a few minutes to get correct. I have 2 PS3 Move controllers and those, however, clip into place and charge immediately. The move controllers sometimes need to be re-synchronized with the console via their actual cord. Not sure if it is an issue with my controllers or from how this charges them, as I received my controllers a couple days before this and never used them.

I do suggest when all lights are blue that you unplug it, just to be safe, so as to not overcharge the controllers as it will make their lifespan much shorter and the charge they hold much shorter. That has nothing to do with this product - overcharging and keeping charge cords plugged in is never a good idea.

Also, note that the USB cord given is very short and does not come with a wall adapter, which I highly suggest getting if you do not already have one, as even the description states it is necessary to charge more than one controller at a time. It suggests a 5.5 volt, but I am using a 5 volt and it is working fine.
Hanes - Bóxer Cool Dri para hombre inspirado en los deportes, 5 unidades
Hanes - Bóxer Cool Dri para hombre inspirado en los deportes, 5 unidades
I just got these today. They're nice, but I was disappointed that they ended up being regular length in the legs when the description here states they're long legs. I'm a stocky guy, so I was worried the regular length would cause ride-up. However, they seem to stay in place, so I'm going to keep them. I like the colours (I got 3 out of the 5 shown in the display image; the other two are dark blue and green). A problem I sometimes have with other briefs is the back of them riding down when I sit, but I don't have that problem with these. No plumber's crack!

Something else to note about these is that the size chart next to the size select menu is incorrect according to the packaging I received. In fact, there's about a 6 inch difference between the chart on the package and the chart provided by Amazon. This is probably why some people have complained about the sizing. I've included a photo of the size chart on the back of the packaging. Hopefully it helps future customers out.
Privacy Magnetic Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max, Anti Peeping Magnet Absorption 360 Full Body Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7", Double Side Tempered Glass Metal Bumper Frame (Black)
Privacy Magnetic Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max, Anti Peeping Magnet Absorption 360 Full Body Case Compatible with iPhone 12 Pro Max 6.7", Double Side Tempered Glass Metal Bumper Frame (Black)
I've had this product for a few weeks and love the case. It is made of nice quality (had dropped the phone a few times and held up nicely), and the privacy feature is fantastic. I would have given it 5 star except for the fact that it requires great force to activate icons/features around the edges of the screen. I often therefore find it necessary to simply take the case off (which is super easy thanks to the magnetic closure/feature); otherwise am very pleased with this case.
(Renewed) Vivo V15 Pro (Ruby Red, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) Without Offer
(Renewed) Vivo V15 Pro (Ruby Red, 6GB RAM, 128GB Storage) Without Offer
Not renewed, It was a USED phone for around 8 months as I checked with its online warranty which was activated in Aug2019, and this seller is selling it as renewed where AMAZON claims that renewed is what a return of a new product with minimal uses.
both seems providing false statements for renewed product definition, seller and amazon.
I would suggest never go for a renewed mobile.
But at last a Big thanks to both too for providing easy return and refund service !!
TP-Link N300 Wireless Extender, Wi-Fi Router (TL-WR841N) - 2 x 5dBi High Power Antennas, Supports Access Point, WISP, Up to 300Mbps
TP-Link N300 Wireless Extender, Wi-Fi Router (TL-WR841N) - 2 x 5dBi High Power Antennas, Supports Access Point, WISP, Up to 300Mbps
I bought this to use as a replacement for our Virgin Media Super Hub as, when our housing estate was built a couple of years ago, most people took on Virgin Media for their broadband services as they had a special offer for all new owners at the time. This now means that within a few hundred feet there are countless Super Hub ID's and our connection has become more and more unreliable. We have had a couple of replacement Hubs from VM but they haven't really cured the problem so I decided to change tack.

Having read some of the reviews for TP-Link Cable WiFi Router and looking at how other people solved poor VM WiFi problems I decided to purchase for installation our loft space with a view to making the WiFi signal in our home more robust. One the router arrived and was out of the box I switched the Super Hub into Modem mode, ran a CAT5 cable from the Modem port up into the loft space, plugged it into the TP-Link Router and turned on. For first time use I used a wired connection with the laptop to log into the TP-Link Admin page and within a couple of clicks of a mouse the router had found the cable model and the connection was live. A few more clicks later and I had configured the WiFi as we would want it and all of our devices found the new SSID quickly. I then reviewed the basic security setting and made a few simple changes to make sure the router was as secure as I needed to be and, after a quick reboot, we were ready to go. The total installation time was no more than fifteen minutes and that included putting a couple of screws into a joist to mount the router for best signal strength.

The router has been in place for about a month now and so far it has been excellent. Unlike the previous Super Hub there has been no drop out or no need to reboot (albeit I believe there is a setting where you can do this on a daily basis at a set time) and the connection has been very stable. We run 2 PC's, 1 Laptop, 2 FireTV's, 3 Mobile Phones and a CCTV system that can be viewed live and the router is dealing with all of this in it's stride. It not unusual for both Fire TV's to be streaming at the same time without an issue and our work laptop can be quite heavy on data when using a VPN connection and, again, the router has been trouble-free. There are lots of other features of the product such as Guest WiFi, Bridges, DMZ's etc. which are all over and above what we really need but am pleased the features could be used should our requirements change.

All in all, for the price we paid and the issues we were having with a Super Hub, this is an excellent piece of kit for a home WiFi setup. It was quick and simple to set up, provided a good level of security for our devices and so far has been faultless.
Lakrids 1 Sweet Licorice
Lakrids 1 Sweet Licorice
For my palate Panda plain black licorice is still the best. While Lakrids beats drugstore brands, such as Twizzlers and Red Vines, in both quality and flavor, I didn't find Lakrids superior to the Australian-style licorice also ordinarily sold in drugstores.

Arriving on schedule from Amazon, the contents of the jar I received looked and tasted fresh -- no complaints there -- but I find the texture overly tarry. Perhaps that's due to the rice flour that's used instead of wheat, but I'm only guessing.

So, for those who must remain gluten free, Lakrids might be just fine. From my perspective, however, especially considering the steep price, I won't buy Lakrids licorice in the future.
Pickwick Zoethout, Té de Regaliz, 20 Bolsitas
Pickwick Zoethout, Té de Regaliz, 20 Bolsitas
Ich trinke seit einiger Zeit YOGI TEA und da u. a. auch den Lakritztee. Er ist unglaublich lecker, lakitzig und schön süß. Durch Zufall habe ich dann das Pickwick Angebot gesehen und hab ihn mal mitbestellt, obwohl er viel teurer und mit Versandkosten war (YOGI TEA hab ich Prime gekauft). Der Versand erfolgte schnell und gut verpackt. Hab den Tee dann auch gleich aufgegossen, ziehen lassen und war schon beim ersten Schluck enttäuscht: schmeckte pappig und keinesfalls nach Lakritze... eher nach Kräuter und Verpackung, als hätte ich den Teebeutel samt seiner Umverpackung + dem Anhängeschildchen aufgebrüht. Schade ums Geld! Da ziehe ich meinen YOGI TEA vor, schmeckt um Welten besser.

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