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JavaScript Security
JavaScript Security
JavaScript Security by Y.E Liang. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4)
Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4)
Farm Day (Day Series by T. M. Kaht Book 4) by Tina Marie Kaht and Hatice Bayramoglu. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the m category.
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy
Node.js MongoDB AngularJS Kompendium wiedzy by Brad Dayley. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mogodb category.
PHP and MySQL by Example
PHP and MySQL by Example
PHP and MySQL by Example by Ellie Quigley and Marko Gargenta. Rated 3.2 out of 5 stars, with 21 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Silkworm
The Silkworm
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 8620 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Rewriting Harry Potter
Rewriting Harry Potter
Rewriting Harry Potter by T.M. Caufield. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Until Forever (Women of Prayer Book 1)
Until Forever (Women of Prayer Book 1)
Until Forever (Women of Prayer Book 1) by Darlene Shortridge. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 406 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
I Am Missing
I Am Missing
I Am Missing by Tim Weaver. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 145 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die (Vol.1): Leaves of Grass, Siddhartha, Middlemarch, The Jungle, Macbeth, Moby-Dick, A Study in Scarlet, ... The Way We Live Now, Sister Carrie...
180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die (Vol.1): Leaves of Grass, Siddhartha, Middlemarch, The Jungle, Macbeth, Moby-Dick, A Study in Scarlet, ... The Way We Live Now, Sister Carrie...
180 Masterpieces You Should Read Before You Die (Vol.1): Leaves of Grass, Siddhartha, Middlemarch, The Jungle, Macbeth, Moby-Dick, A Study in Scarlet, ... The Way We Live Now, Sister Carrie... by Walt Whitman, George Eliot, et al.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Talisman
The Talisman
The Talisman by Stephen King, Peter Straub, et al.. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 1239 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
American Ghoul
American Ghoul
American Ghoul by Walt Morton. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 89 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift
Test-Driven iOS Development with Swift by Dr. Dominik Hauser. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Swift programming category.
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin
Programmer's Guide To Kotlin by Mike James. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 6 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Kotlin programming category.
Hello, Scala
Hello, Scala
Hello, Scala by Alvin Alexander. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Scala programming category.
Unix Shell Programming Language
Unix Shell Programming Language
Unix Shell Programming Language by Rod Manis. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
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.
The Future Is Now: How Elon Musk Is Shaping A Better Tomorrow
The Future Is Now: How Elon Musk Is Shaping A Better Tomorrow
This was a decent understanding into his unimaginable trials, desolations and successes.I have been a genuine wrestling fan since I was youthful watching Superstars in Saturday mornings. This book has clarified extremely well on Elon Musk's Life, Lessons and Rules for Success. This book is absolutely important and extraordinary. Supportive, and sitting tight for next one.
This Is an Ebook for Jeff Bezos
This Is an Ebook for Jeff Bezos
The best one recommended to me by an alarm clock all week. I couldn't put it down, can't wait for the sequel, and, while I would recommend it to anyone and everyone, I especially recommend it to those who know Jeff Bezos.
Elon Musk: Biography of the Billionaire Tech Mogul Who is Pushing Humanity Forward
Elon Musk: Biography of the Billionaire Tech Mogul Who is Pushing Humanity Forward
Elon Musk
Biography of the Billionaire Tech Mogul Who is Pushing Humanity Forward
By: Dan Scott
Narrated by: Kevin Theis
This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
This is a short book but very informative. It has very personal info about his early life, his married life, and college life. More detailed information about his early business ventures then it chronicled his later ventures and his current plans. Very interesting man. This also gave the reader an idea of his feel of where the world should be going and how he planned to help. I found it very interesting and I learned a lot about this man. The narrator was very good about giving the facts without being boring and having a clear voice and a soothing voice. Perfect for this book. Enjoyed this book completely.
Jeff Bezos: Business Genius of Amazon.Com (Internet Biographies)
Jeff Bezos: Business Genius of Amazon.Com (Internet Biographies)
"It's almost impossible to be in the same room with Bezos and not have a good time. He's relaxed, he's funny and he's disarmingly humble." ~ Journalist Katrina Brookner

Amazon.com is the most exciting site on the Internet, but how did the site get started? Judy Garty condenses the story of Amazon.com by telling the story of Jeff Bezos and his vision for the biggest bookstore on earth. She explains how Jeff Bezos left New York to start a business in Seattle, Washington. We learn about his experience with building computer programs and also learn about his childhood. There are interesting things like how Jeff Bezos had a pet raccoon as a child and how as an adult he paid $40,000 for a skeleton of an Ice Age cave bear. This is quite a short book with only forty-eight pages. Within the book there are many good pictures of Jeff as well as a picture of the Amazon.com company headquarters and warehouses.

~The Rebecca Review

P.S. I think you will also like amazon.com - Get Big Fast : Inside the Revolutionary Business Model That Changed the World
Oprah Winfrey (Work It, Girl)
Oprah Winfrey (Work It, Girl)
As an educator, this book series is a very welcome addition. The concept of women professional role models is so important for both girls and boys. These first two books in the series by talented author Caroline Moss are written with far more interesting content and style than most series for this age group and the wonderful graphics make the books exceptionally appealing. Will read them all! Highly recommend!
The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning
The Strange Case of Donald J. Trump: A Psychological Reckoning
“Written by a world-renowned professor of personality, this is the best book for serious students of Donald Trump’s psychology. It will be around years from now when people want to know what made Trump tick. Unlike authors who simply relate Trump’s history and behind the scenes actions, McAdams covers those events and then places them within the context of modern developmental personality theory. While this may sound dull, the book is, instead, simultaneously a page turner about Trump and an education in the science of personality.” –Arthur Nielsen, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University and faculty, The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis
We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford (Creative Minds Biographies)
We'll Race You, Henry: A Story about Henry Ford (Creative Minds Biographies)
This is an outstanding book about Henry Ford. It tells a wonderful story about the brilliant mind Henry Ford had and the things that motivated him to invent things that shaped our lives. I love the section about his relationship with his wife. They were truly a team and she fully supported his endeavors. It is a great way to learn about the man, what he was like as a person, his early days on the farm, and his vision and drive to create an automobile. I am a bit surprised at the age level listed because my 7 (and 3/4) year old and 10 year old took turns reading this book and both thoroughly enjoyed every page. It's a great book to read together with a parent as well so you can add additional details to help explain some of the items mentioned that are "old world" and may not be as readily understood by today's youth. A delightful read! I have two science-loving kids who see him as a role model.
The Beatles (The White Album) [3 CD]
The Beatles (The White Album) [3 CD]
My favorite-sounding songs from The White Album up till now were a mixture of mono and stereo (I preferred ten in mono). Generally in my "Beatles taste" I prefer the rockers in mono, with the drums centered (unless they're already centered in the stereo). Almost always, I dislike the drums in one channel only. It takes away the power, punch, and overall impact, and doesn't sound live at all. In a word, it's wimpy drums, and that just ain't right for rock and nearly-rock pop music, or any music where the beat plays a big role in the overall sound. Bass is better in the middle, too.

In this re-mix by Giles Martin, for the most part (with a few baffling exceptions), he understood that, just as with his wonderful Sgt. Pepper remix. I'll now proceed to analyze my favorite tracks (not including the demos), compared to what I regard as the best-sounding previous versions. Then readers may make the same head-to-head comparisons and see if they agree. It's fun. I love doing this. It's like a marvelous aural journey of discovery.

I first heard the White Album at ten years old. It was different; kind of weird, and it took a while to grow on me. My brother had bought it. I enjoy it more than ever, now at age 60, as perhaps the ultimate "variety of styles" album. I can't think of anyone who has so brilliantly performed so many styles in one album, while each song remains recognizably from one group, and is hard to imagine having been produced by anyone else.

1. Back in the USSR: superior to the previous best 2009 stereo, which sounded a bit harsh and muddled. The drums are centered, as they should be. The bass is still too subdued (which is a mystery in both mixes), but can be heard more so than 2009. Paul's voice is slightly less prominent, but the overall mix works well and sounds fuller and more "atmospheric."

2. Dear Prudence: drums and stronger bass are centered, making for an improvement from the 2009 stereo. It's punchier and a bit more resonant, too: which works well, given the glorious "chimey" / neo-Byrds guitar sound.

3. Glass Onion: Thunderous, "in your face" and echoey drums are the highlight here, as they should be for such a spirited Lennon rocker, making it better and significantly more "energetic" than my previous mono favorite.

4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da: the primary improvement is in Paul's voice, which sounds perfectly natural, as if one were in the room with him. The drums are louder and crisper as well, compared to the 2009 mono, which was better than the 2009 stereo.

5. Wild Honey Pie: compared to 2009 stereo, there is more reverberation, especially in the drums, which assume a larger importance in the mix, resulting in a needed fuller sound and a somewhat "spooky" feel.

6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill: much better mix in terms of both balance and overall clarity and sound, compared to the 2009 stereo, which was too harsh and excessively separated (especially in light of this improvement).

7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps: It's disappointing in that it didn't center the drums, and they are lower in volume as well, BUT there is an upside to the new mix, too: the non-lead guitar parts are more distinct, clear, and brighter. Since this is a blues-oriented guitar piece rather than a rocker per se, I give the nod to the remix (though it's a close call), because we love George's guitar (here with Eric Clapton as well), and want to get as much of that as we can!

8. Happiness is a Warm Gun: the drums are brighter than the muffled sound of the 2009 mono, and the background vocals towards the end are a lot cleaner and sharp; sounds more "alive."

9. Martha My Dear: this most Pepper-like (and I think, underrated) song of the White Album (which was about Paul's dog, for those who missed that!) sounds appropriately brighter and clearer and more catchy all-around than the 2009 stereo. The introductory piano sounds normal and natural, rather than muffled and stunted.

10. I'm So Tired: Oddly, the drums are on one side and arguably the right volume in the verses in 2009 stereo, and arguably a little soft and centered in the remix, while both mixes have a louder drum during the choruses, but with the old one centered and the new one on one side (!). 2018 has a somewhat more clarified and louder bluesy guitar in the choruses. So this one is a toss-up based on subjective preference. I might feel differently with some of these songs also if I heard them through speakers. I'm using headphones, for ease of comparison.

11. Blackbird: Paul's voice sounds fuller and more natural; slightly less tinny acoustic guitar sound, too. So it's an improvement of the 2009 stereo.

12. Rocky Raccoon: the drums are brought more to the center and the barrellhouse piano is much clearer. In the 2009 stereo it sounded like it was coming from a cheap transistor radio inside a garbage can.

13. Don't Pass Me By: a significantly cleaner and much more pleasant listening experience than the muffled, annoying 2009 mono, which was at least better than the 2009 stereo and its nearly nonexistent drums. One wonders why the original mixes could have been so substandard compared to George Martin's usually superb work. The son definitely outdid the father on this one. But I suppose the superior sound technology available today is the main reason. It seems as if our listening habits change over time as well. What we thought was fine and great 40 or 50 years ago sounds odd and weird and distorted today.

14. I Will: I think it's a bit over-mixed. The 2009 stereo is actually cleaner and the old-timey bass is where it should be, in my opinion (it's too soft now). So 2009 gets the nod. Giles must have thought the original bass was a little "intrusive." I don't. That's a subjective judgment call where different opinions are fine.

15. Julia: the two mixes of John's beautiful tribute to this late mother are very similar, but the guitars are maybe slightly brighter compared to the 2009 stereo.

16. Birthday: the frenzied guitar attack in the middle section after the drum break is more dramatic and almost punk-like, but there isn't too much difference compared to 2009 stereo. It was always a "tinny" recording and remains so even now (somewhat like many of the Rolling Stones' recordings). But maybe it was supposed to be . . . Me, I prefer a warmer, cleaner sound. But again, these are subjective judgments.

17. Yer Blues: this wonderful, near-satire of late 60s English blues was already glorious in 2009 remastered mono, but it's cleaner now compared to the mono, and the drum is totally centered instead of half-and-half, as in the 2009 stereo. Thus, it combines the best of each "competing" 2009 version: much like the 2017 mix of Pepper did. That's what we want!: all the good stuff in one mix for the best listening experience. Can't wait to hear this and the other rockers with my big old-fashioned, Michigan-made speakers.

18. Mother Nature's Son: Sounds about the same to me.

19. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey: Inexplicably, the drums are kept to one side on this explosive rocker. It could have been improved in the same way that Glass Onion was, and the obnoxious cowbell should have been removed (I had vainly hoped)! But that would "mess with" the song as the Beatles made it (maybe with Ringo's permission, the cowbell could be excised?). But there are improved aspects in this mix, too. It happily maintains the song's rocking nature, with its wonderful all-out "Twist and Shout"-like Lennon vocal delivery. The clarity is better: particularly in the snare drum and cymbals, which can be more distinctly heard. The 2009 mono (my previous favorite) sounds "jumbled" in comparison. So I choose this one as the best.

20. Sexy Sadie: very similar, but in the 2009 stereo the drums are slightly louder (better, to my taste) and cleaner and crisper in the snare and cymbals. I don't know why that was changed (why it was thought a change was needed), so I think the remix fails on that score, but it's a relatively minor failure.

21. Helter Skelter: Paul's not a rocker? Ha! Take THIS! Disappointingly, the drums were not centered. But as in the case of Me and My Monkey, all is not lost. They're louder and have a much more jolting impact than the 2009 mono, and the guitars are louder, making the song an almost frightening existential experience (some of the most ferocious rock ever played by any band ever). Another downside is a softer bass in the mix. Since we want to hear Paul's Come Together-like "swamp" bass, too, we can easily accomplish that by simply turning up the bass portion of our equalizers. With that adjustment, the new mix can be heartily recommended as superior. Play it really loud! I made sure no one was home when I did. :-)

22. Honey Pie: This is a big improvement in an "upgraded sound" sort of way. As in many of the softer Paul songs, his voice sounds more natural: like it's an in-person performance without a mike, up close. But in terms of the mix, the "20s jazz" orchestral flourishes are much more prominent, and it works wonderfully to these ears. Great job in improving the 2009 stereo, and almost transforming the song, making it even better than it has always been.

23. Cry Baby Cry: not much different, but fuller, warmer soundscape than the 2009 stereo, while maintaining the greater punch of the 2009 mono.

24. Good Night: the big improvement here over the 2009 stereo is the significantly greater clarity of the background singing, which was quite muddy and muffled before.

Conclusion:

A) Striking sound improvements (10): 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17, 21, 22

B) Significant and noticeably improved sound (7): 4, 5, 8, 11, 19, 23, 24

C) About the same (5): 7, 10, 15, 16, 18

D) Inferior to the 2009 stereo (2): 14, 20

Overall, I give it an A-. The best improvements (my A list above) are VERY good, so I give it five stars for overall impact. 17 significantly or strikingly improved Beatles songs is something for all devoted fans to rejoice about! I'm very happy about the whole thing. It's a must-own for any Beatles fan.
People, Hell & Angels
People, Hell & Angels
The title of this review may be a bit cryptic, so I'll explain. In the same way that the 1976 Alan Douglas-produced "Midnight Lightning" album was an inferior follow-up to the 1975 "Crash Landing" album, and the mixed fan reception given to "Midnight Lightning" persuaded Douglas not to create any more "Ghost Session" overdubbed albums, "People,Hell & Angels" is an inferior follow-up to the generally excellent "Valleys of Neptune", and, shortly after its release, Engineer/producer Eddie Kramer announced that "People,Hell & angels" would be the last Hendrix studio album for mainstream commercial release(future studio CD's will be marketed by the Hendrix mail-order label "Dagger Records"). Granted, Eddie Kramer hasn't done anything as offensive as what Alan Douglas did, but Eddie Kramer(in doing what his employers wished) knew that that there would be fan criticism of some of the techniques used on the two most recent Hendrix studio albums. Certainly, even if he doesn't say this in public, Kramer must have mixed feelings about the creation of "People, Hell & Angels".

Let's be matter of fact: all posthumous Hendrix albums have to varying extents been subject to posthumous doctoring, whether it is editing of live recordings, composites of elements from several studio takes, or re-recording of the bass & drums by Hendrix's original sidemen(Yes, even some of the earliest posthumous Hendrix album such as "The Cry of Love" & "War Heroes" each had a few tracks where Billy Cox & Mitch Mitchell re-recorded their performances).

Both "Valleys of Neptune" & "People,Hell & Angels" each contain several selections where previously unreleased performances have been manufactured(on "Pro-Tools") by "Flying In" already released vocal performances onto previously unreleased instrumental performances. Examples of this process can be heard on "Stone Free"(on the CD "Valleys of Neptune") and "Somewhere"(on "People, Hell & Angels"). And I should also mention that "People, Hell & Angels" was one of several titles that Hendrix was considering for the album that he was working on at the time of his death. This is not that album.(Most of the recordings from the unfinished album can be heard on the CD "The First Rays of The New Rising Sun")

With that info now explained, I'll give you a rundown of what is on this CD:

1.Earth Blues(This is an early version with Hendrix somewhat awkwardly singing, perhaps partly improvising, a somewhat different lyric than the one heard on the more polished and produced familiar take[now heard on the CD "First Rays of The New Rising Sun"]. It may well be that the Billy Cox/Buddy Miles background vocals may have been flown in from the polished version. The problem here, is since "People, Hell & Angels" has been given a high profile, heavily promoted release, that this inferior version may be what newer fans are more likely to listen to.

2.Somewhere(this is a pro-tools creation, but it actually works pretty well, and this is one of my favorite tracks on the album. Hendrix only sang this song once in the studio, but the recording has existed in several forms:
1. The original recording(the take over which Hendrix sang). This exists only as a mix, and can be heard only on unofficial "bootleg" CD's.
2. The same recording, but with Mitch Mitchell making an awkward, unsatisfactory attempt to replace Buddy Miles' drumming. This take can be heard on the so-called "Purple Box"(the "Jimi Hendrix Experience" 4-CD box. Mitchell's efforts resulted in erasing Buddy Miles' drums off
the 16-track multitrack.
3. Producer Alan Douglas' doctored version on the "Crash Landing" album. This retained all of the original guitar & vocals, but removed everything else, in favor of overdubs by bassist Bob Babbit, drummer alan Schwartzberg & percussionist Jimmy Maeulin.
and now....
4. In order to obtain a version with Buddy Miles' drums and Stephen Stills' bass, Eddie Kramer has selected a later, somewhat superior iinstrumental take, then flown in Hendrix's one and only vocal onto it. At a few points, the vocal sits somewhat awkwardly in its new setting, but this is
only apparent if you've heard the vocal take in something closer to its original context. Kramer also uses an instrumental segment(from 1:58 to 2:35) from the original undoctored 1968 mix.

3.Hear My Train A-comin'(this is a Band of Gypsies studio take, which has its moments, but it is obviously a rehearsal, and has a fairly abrupt, rather perfunctory ending. The tempo is somewhat faster, the rhythms somewhat funkier than versions by Hendrix's other bands, but certainly there are
better versions of this song, notably, the live version from Woodstock, the Hendrix/Cox/ Mitchell version on the "Blues" CD, and, of course the Hendrix/Redding/Mitch version on the "Valleys of Neptune" CD....and the live Hendrix/Cox/Miles version on the "Live at The Fillmore East"
2-CD set.

4.Bleeding Heart(Hendrix experimented with various ways to arrange this blues standard, and this is yet another one, funky, but much slower tempoed than the one heard on "Valleys of Neptune". Ultimately, in a polished studio take(on the CD "First Rays of The New Rising" Sun") , it would nearly
be turned into a Hendrix original, retaining only the lyrics from Elmore James song.)

5. Let Me Move You(Hendrix reunites with his old "Chitlin' Circuit" friend, singer/saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood. This issue here is not whether Hendrix's playing is good[it is good, in a musical style halfway between Hendrix's past and his (then) present], but my view is that recordings featuring
Hendrix as a sideman don't really fit on a Jimi Hendrix album)

6.Izabella(a decent studio take by the Woodstock 6-piece line-up. This is a different take to the one heard on the 4-CD "Purple Box". The take heard on "People, Hell & Angels" was recorded a day before the take heard on the "Purple Box", and the arrangement is similar)

7. Easy Blues(a fine,jazzy instrumental by the Woodstock line-up, this was first heard[in a 4:30 edit] on the Reprise Records L.P. "Nine to The Universe". The "People, Hell & Angels" CD features a 5:57 edit...still far short of the full 10 minute recording heard on bootleg CD's. The main motive for the
editing seems to be to cut out passages where second guitarist Larry Lee soloed. Can't confuse the newer Hendrix fans, ya know.

8.Crash Landing(a pro tools abomination. Eddie Kramer creates a composite of 2 or 3 vocal attempts, then flies this in over what is likely a composite of several instrumental takes. Hendrix's vocal sounds out of sync at times. It is uncomfortable to listen to. Why can't Kramer have simply given us
the undoctored version of the take that alan Douglas had worked with. It is true that that take had no guitar solo, but there was another take with an inferior vocal, but WITH the guitar solo, and Kramer could have easily just flown in that solo onto the take with Hendrix's best vocals,
but instead he has created this mess. Douglas' version[despite its overdubbed session guitarist, bassist, drummer,percussionist and background vocalists], remains the best version....for now.

9.Inside Out(One of a number of instrumentals issued by Experience Hendrix, which feature riffs later used in the song "Ezy Ryder". These riffs were used in the middle section of "Ezy Ryder". An interesting look into Hendrix's creative process, and nothing more.)

10.Hey Gypsy Boy(an early version of what would later become "Hey Baby{New Rising Sun]". This appeared in a badly doctored version on the "Midnight Lightning" album, but here it appears with the original backing musicians restored, and without Alan Douglas' overdubbed studio musicians.
This undoctored take has appeared on bootleg Cd's, such as the 3-CD set "Mixdown Master Tapes", but here, in this official release, it is somewhat shortened, with some editing of the intro, but it should be noted, that even in the longer mix offered on bootleg, that the song
fades up, suggesting that the original recording engineer was late in turning on the tape machine. I guess that Eddie Kramer thinks that this more abrupt start(without the fade up) is more professional sounding)

11.Mojo Man(another track featuring Hendrix as a sideman, this time, for Albert Allen of the singing duo "The Ghetto Fighters". This is filler, and even less deserving of inclusion than the Lonnie Youngblood track. Hendrix's only involvement was to add his guitar over an existing recording that the Ghetto Fighters had recorded in Alabama. Hendrix wasn't present at the original session.)

12.Villanova Junction Blues(a brief studio rendition of an instrumental that had been performed at the Woodstock festival. This take features Hendrix, Cox and Mitchell. It's an appropriate final track for this mixed bag of an album.

I played this CD a lot when I first bought it, but I don't play it much anymore. "Valleys of Neptune" was musically superior. But you've got to give credit to Sony Music for a remarkably effective promotional campaign which put "People Hell & Angels" onto the charts. But the inclusion of two songs where Hendrix was a sideman, plus the attrociously doctored version of "Crash Landing" seriously weaken this album. Even the better songs on this CD are hardly first-rate posthumous Hendrix.

Now Experience Hendrix can market further concert recordings to the mainstream market and bring pure, undoctored studio takes and jams to the avid fan via the mail-order "Dagger" label. That's the hope of this original Hendrix fan (I saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience play in July 1967, when I was 11 years old)
Surrounded by Idiots: Drop the Distractions, Embrace Your Purpose, and Get Your Ass in Gear
Surrounded by Idiots: Drop the Distractions, Embrace Your Purpose, and Get Your Ass in Gear
This book is a "self-help" game changer. Dr. Dufresne has an incredible way of speaking to his audience in a way that really absorbs and sticks to your thoughts and actions compared to other books Ive read. So many "Aa ha!" moments that have completely changed my perspective in how to feel better about myself and the world around me. Not only is the author brilliant but hes relatable as well as comical which makes this such an easy and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this to anyone who's ready to make some positive changes in their life.
How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan / Various
How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan / Various
Ace Records (London, UK) has put together a thoughtful and fascinating collection of soulful interpretations of songs by Bob Dylan. That Dylan's own versions of these songs are familiar makes the re-interpretations more interesting. There are expected choices, like the Staple Singers, The Neville Brothers, Nina Simone, and The O'Jays, and lots of artists and interpretations that I didn't expect or know about. These took a little longer to get used to, but I find Ace did a great job in finding worthwhile material from four decades of recordings.
Ace acknowledges that they couldn't put every great interpretation on the cd. To the extent that you have favorites that aren't on here, go ahead and add them from your collection. In my case, I added Hendrix's "All Along The Watchtower" from Electric Ladyland (which Ace could not get legal permission to include), Ann Peebles' "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" from I Believe to My Soul (Mcup) and Johnny Jenkins' "Down Along The Cove" (from The Duane Allman Anthology 1).
What will you add?
Power Inverter Pure Sine Wave 500W DC 12V to 110V AC Converter Car Adapter True Sine Wave Inverter for Car with 2 AC Outlets LCD Display
Power Inverter Pure Sine Wave 500W DC 12V to 110V AC Converter Car Adapter True Sine Wave Inverter for Car with 2 AC Outlets LCD Display
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Five Amazon stars for this Pure Sine Wave 500W 12V DC to AC inverter.
Code of Conduct: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 14)
Code of Conduct: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 14)
Somehow “Code of Conduct” has been hiding on my iPad on the Read list but as I skimmed the synopsis I thought, “Hmm I don’t recall this plot.” So, I dug in. Whoa! This is an oversized serving of a dark, even dystopian plot to reduce the world population by millions in order to “save” the more worthy part of society and ensure the allocation of resources to meet their needs.

The diabolical plan is hatched by a secret society and of necessity requires intricate planning, massive amounts of financial resources, manipulation of the unwitting and minute timing. Of course control over a central world government to declare martial law and maintain “order” is essential to accomplish this master plan. This being a BT novel, our hero Scot Harvath is smack in the center of all the action, which begins in a remote African village, with its people savagely cut down and buried in a mass grave by an unknown band of mercenaries. Harvath’s job is to find out how it was done, who is responsible, and why. As people all over the world begin turning up at hospitals with a virulent form of hemorrhagic fever, Harvath has to get the people closest to him to safety and then set about finding answers.

The plot is chillingly Machiavellian and borderline believable due to the timing necessary for all the pieces to fall into place at just the right time. Be that as it may, from a writer’s perspective it had to be a monumental undertaking and I admire and appreciate that talent. As others have noted, Thor kinda’ got carried away with pontificating about evils and corruption in the U.N. as well as his views about geopolitics specifically and politics in general. I must admit this was the heaviest dose I’ve seen from his books (this being #15 out of what is now 19 books with “Backlash” just released June 25, 2019). As political thrillers are one of my favorite sub genres, Brad Thor remains on my list of Top Ten Best Authors. I don’t have to agree with all his politics to appreciate and admire his writing. And make no mistake, Brad Thor is a master craftsman. Four stars.
Altamont Now
Altamont Now
4 Stars from Pulp Movies
Pulp Movies is an excellent website run by Paul P. out of Belgium- a nice compendium of all the genre filmmaking going on worldwide. Which makes it all the more exciting that Pulp Movies gave ALTAMONT NOW 4-stars! A little taste here...

Such an approach is not without its risks but writer/director Joshua Brown has managed to pull together a cast that is strong enough to make this work. All of the actors put in very solid performances and, although they are all stereotypes expressing clichés, you get a very strong sense that these are fully rounded stereotypes who really do believe in their clichés.
Special mention, though, has to go to Daniel Louis Rivas' utterly charismatic performance that manages to walk the very fine line between parody and slapstick. It is a great testament to Rivas' portrayal that, while I really did not like Richard Havoc at all, I was also very keen to know what was going to happen to him.
Also deserving of a mention is the soundtrack with which a variety of underground bands manage to generate a truly anarchic atmosphere and give the film a feel that sits somewhere between being a music documentary and an exploitation film.
Altamont Now is a very effective satire of the self-indulgent posturing and angsty whining of a bunch of wannabe rebels who are at a complete loss for anything to rebel against. This is an all-too familiar target and one that Brown gleefully and brilliantly skewers.
USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel Pizza Pan, 12-Inch
USA Pan Bakeware Aluminized Steel Pizza Pan, 12-Inch
We prepare pizza for dinner at least once each week. We often use our Breville Smart Oven, and occasionally we use our full-sized wall oven. Over the years, we've used perhaps a dozen different pans, some small enough to fit the Breville countertop oven, plus several bigger pans that fit the full-sized wall oven. After being totally discouraged with the last round of pans (some warped, some with the finish coming off, some that won't "release" the cooked dough, others just didn't leave us with evenly cooked pizzas ... or pizzas that were cooked through at all!) I decided to look for a new pan to fit the Breville Smart Oven. My USA Pan cake pans are my favorites, so I figured why not try their pizza pan?

Hands down, THIS IS THE BEST PIZZA PAN EVER. Pizzas bake evenly, are cooked through, crusty on the bottom, and are a dream to slide off the pan (right out of the oven, we slip the pizza off the pan and onto a cutting board where we slice—I'd never slice on my precious USA Pan!). Plus, the beautifully finished, nicely weighted pan is a snap to clean. After many pizzas, it looks and feels like new. We like it so much, I bought a second pan (we sometimes cook two pizzas in the Breville, one after the other) and I'll be purchasing a third one for my college-aged son. Great pan and a super price. I'm delighted with it.
Summer Pleasures: A 2-in-1 Romance from Nora Roberts
Summer Pleasures: A 2-in-1 Romance from Nora Roberts
Another two in one fron the Queen, Nora Roberts. Second Nature, and its sequel in a sense, One Summer, are classic Roberts. I personally prefered Second Nature, but One Summer is a good story nonetheless. Second Nature revolves around reporter Lee and her quest to get an interview from Hunter Brown. He agrees to the interview as long as she agrees to on a camping expedition with him. The trip turns out to be very funny. Lee is not at all an outdoors person, having come from the New York City if I remember correctly. She struggles to make it, and has a few funny moments, but she does grow as a character as she discovers a new side of herself. Hunter is a good Roberts Hero, and is a good match for Lee. But, she doesn't see it. Naturally there is some conflict, but it does work out. A great story all in all.
One Summer features Bryan and Shade, two photographers going on a quest across America one summer. They have to take pictures that involve America, from its fun loving and happy side, to the seaminess that invades some parts of it. Along the way, the both learn about each other, and fall in love. This was the first story that I had ever read that used Bryan as a girls name, and it took me awhile to get used to it. I did like this story though. Both of these stories are great, and I like how they are repackaged as one, a great benefit to any Nora Roberts fan.
Manual Del Guerrero De La Luz
Manual Del Guerrero De La Luz
Really cheap (which is good) because it was already used but when I got it I was surprised because it looked like new.
Along Came a Spider: 25th Anniversary Edition
Along Came a Spider: 25th Anniversary Edition
Along came a spider is the first book in the Alex Cross series. A dangerous sociopath is out to commit the crime of the century. It has taken years of planning and patience, but he is finally in the perfect position to strike. When two children from prominent families are kidnapped from an elite school in the capital, Detective Cross, an established criminal psychologist, is brought in. But he's not happy about it. It seems nobody cares about the three unsolved murders of a poor black family he is already investigating. The rich, politically connected white children are apparently more important. But, as he resignedly begins his investigation, he realises things are not as simple as he thought, and when trying to solve the crime of the century, everything is connected. And he soon learns, nobody can be trusted.

Alex Cross is one of the great literary characters and legends that has made it onto the big screen, via two pretty good films starring Morgan Freeman, and a pretty awful one starring Tyler Perry. However, now having gotten to know the character in his original form, it is clear that none of the films were especially well cast. Doctor Detective Cross is an athletic, muscular 6'3" man in his late forties. Denzel Washington would probably be an excellent fit.

Like all of Patterson's books, the short, punchy chapters make for a blistering pace. The narrative is relentless, and almost always ends on a cliffhanger. Even if you've seen the films and know the twist, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the book's more brutal depiction and veering from the path in its telling. You'll also be rewarded by a masterful villain in the form of Gary Sonjei.

I found myself immediately drawn to the Cross character, feeling his anguish and frustration from early on. I also have to commend Patterson on how well he depicts the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of a black man growing up amidst poverty and prejudice, which come across incredibly well. The close relationship and bond Cross has with his partner is something else missing from the films, and brilliantly depicted in the book.

I found the change of narratives from first person (Cross) to third (everyone else), a little interesting, but overall strange, and perhaps not necessary. However, it could be argued that it wad this very style that made me identify with Cross so well as a character.

Along came a spider is a great story, easily read, and full of pace, action, and thrills. A brilliant first chapter in the Alex Cross legend.
Alert (Michael Bennett Book 8)
Alert (Michael Bennett Book 8)
Book Review: Alert by James Patterson & Micheal Ledwidge, the 8th Michale Bennett book

It's taken me a bit of time to get round to reading Alert but, finally here's my review.
How can you not empathise with a hardworking NYPD cop, who is also a widower with ten kids, a gorgeous Irish nanny (whom he loves) and roguish Irish priest as a granddad? The simple answer is... you can't. Mike Bennett is a fantastic protagonist and as usual, Patterson and Ledwidge provide a high octane read.

In Alert, as the title suggests, New York is put on high alert when a series of, increasingly devastating, attacks are perpetrated against the city, by an unidentified group. The problem with these 'terrorists' is that they are practically invisible. the only clues they leave behind are intentional and their motives are unclear.
Alert is fast paced, full of action and made me reassess the safety of the worlds cities against such insidious attacks. The balance between action and home life is delicately delivered, with the Bennett family providing some light relief from the trauma of the attacks. Bennett's fear that New York could be annihilated seems all to real. With home issues to contend with on his own as, Mary Catherine, the nanny is in Ireland and pressure to produce results, Bennett is under pressure like never before.
For fans of fast paced thrillers or those who like Michael Connolly or David Baldacci, this is for you
The Berenstain Bears Go On A Ghost Walk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Berenstain Bears Go On A Ghost Walk (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
I was a bit disappointed with this particular Berenstain Bears book. I love the series, since there is advice and "morale" learning in these books. However, this book was more about the "Papa Bear" rather than the children bears and since this is geared toward child behavior, I expected more from it. Also the story itself is about preparing for the "Ghost Walk" rather than the actual "Ghost Walk" story. I would suggest that this is a good book for older siblings who tend to scare the younger siblings with masks or costumes. they could probably learn from this.
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 11: The Tenth Question (11)
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 11: The Tenth Question (11)
The Tenth Question Naruto, Sasuke and Sakura are well into the first tests of the Chunin Exam. If they keep passing, they'll move up to the next level of trained ninja! But now the rules of the exams have changed. They'll have to work harder than ever to answer THE TENTH QUESTION! Meet Naruto, he's a class-clown, a lazy bum, a total prankster, and could just possibly be the world's most powerful Ninja! James Sprouse Jr Author of The Hit Book Angelcat. 
Naruto The Movie Ani-Manga, Vol. 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (1)
Naruto The Movie Ani-Manga, Vol. 1: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (1)
This Naruto Manga is just exactly like the movie, in every way. Which is a VERY GOOD THING! The art in it is absolutly great. And I love how this one is ani and colored ^^

I read this manga in only 15 minutes... yeah, it doesn't take very long to read. But it's great! The plot is amazing! You'll never know what Naruto will do next!
Una fortuna peligrosa [A Dangerous Fortune]
Una fortuna peligrosa [A Dangerous Fortune]
Soy hincha de Ken Follett, He leído la mayoría de sus libros y eso me aterra pues me van quedando pocos sin leer y no quiero ni pensar cómo será esperar a que publique uno nuevo. No sé si esta sea una de sus mejores historias, pero bueno, todas son magníficas. Este en particular es un libro que leí de corrido en 3 días. Gracias a la narración, aprendí a odiar a Augusta, Edward y Micky y de igual forma me alegraba con cada paso adelante de Hugh. La sociedad Inglesa de finales del siglo XIX es retratada de manera descarnada, con sus dobles morales, sus divisiones sociales, sus injusticias. Arribismo y tradición, hambre y excesos. Honor y corrupción, pero también esperanza y como no, el triunfo del bien sobre el mal. Solo una cosa, como sudamericano, me asustó un poco pensar que los europeos miraban a nuestras nacientes naciones de aquella época como unas junglas gobernadas por bestias salvajes, sin Dios, ley ni honor. Quizás por eso el autor haya preferido inventarse un país; para no herir honras de nacionalidades reales.
To Be a Lady: Story of Catherine Cookson
To Be a Lady: Story of Catherine Cookson
I love reading biographies, especially about writers. It gives another dimension to their work, you can see what has inspired them and how they use their own experiences in life to give us wonderful stories. One of the most interesting writers in this regard must be Catherine Cookson.

I remember reading and loving her books when I was young, but have not read any for ages. It was with great interest I started Cliff Goodwin's account on her life, of which I must admit, I did not know anything. What a fantastic surprise! You sometimes say that reality exceeds any fiction, and here you have the proof. To read Goodwin's biography of Catherine Cookson is like reading one of her books. It is interesting, exciting, thrilling and amazing. What a life, what a deed. I am full of admiration for this wonderful lady.

One of the most important happenings in her life is actually her birth. She was born out of wedlock and it was a matter that affected her whole life. She kept it secret for many years. It might seem a trivial thing for us, today, but at the time it was considered a foul thing.

She grew up as Catherine McMullen and her childhood was poor. She lived with her mother at her grandparents in South Tyneside in the North East of England. The grandfather, working in the mine, had the main income of the house, but it was mostly wasted away on drinking. Drinking was a big, but maybe natural, problem of the days, and it included her mother. Seeing the dire future for people, one does not wonder that they tried to forget their problems by looking too deep in the bottle.

We learn that the father probably came from an educated family. Maybe that is why Catherine from an early age was interested in reading, which, as she grew up, made her want to write herself. She saved a penny wherever she could and bought books to read. She started writing short stories already in her youth, and even sent some of them to papers, without success. She realised that grammar and educational background was lacking in her efforts to go for a profession of writing.

She left school already at 14. It was the normal age at the time, when children had to help support the family. After a couple of domestic places she took a laundry job at the Harton Workhouse in South Shields. She saved most of her salary, to buy books and made an effort to read books to improve her knowledge. Some years later she moved to another workhouse in Hastings, where she took her saved money, bought a huge house and kept lodgers.

Now her life took a turn to the better. She meets a teacher, Tom Cookson, who was a lodger with her mother. They discover already from the beginning of their relationship that they are soul mates in all things. With the help of Tom's educated mind she reads, learns and discuss all topics and he is drawn in by her energy and positiveness. They are a match made in heaven. He moves in as her lodger, but it takes a couple of years before they marry.

After four miscarriages it was discovered that she suffered from a rare disease, telangiectasia, possibly inherited from her unknown father. It causes bleeding from the nose, fingers and stomach and results in anemia. She had suffered from nose bleeds all her life and here was the reason. She fell into a depression which lasted a decade. To do something she started writing and joined the Hastings Writers' Group. This led to the publication of her first book, Kate Hannigan, when she was 41. Once she started writing there was not way stopping her. She must be one of the most productive writers ever and wrote a number of novels every years.

She became immensely popular, but kept her private life private. Tom and Catherine answered all the fan posts personally, which over the time became quite a lot of work. Catherine Cookson wrote almost 100 books, sold more than 123 million copies and had her novels translated into at least 20 languages. She also wrote under the pseudonym Catherine Marchant. Her books were the most borrowed from public libraries in the UK for 17 years. She died in 1998.

Goodwin's biography finishes when she was elevated to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993. I find the biography a marvellous account on a marvellous life. Her life had everything, poverty/riches, sadness/happiness, various diseases that affected her life. But above all she had the gift to write, to reach out to people, to tell a good story. Not only a story, but stories based on real life. She did not want her books to be referred to as romances, which was often the case. "No", she said, "they are historical fiction". Goodwin transfers a life well lived, into an exciting and thrilling account of Catherine Cookson's life. It was quite difficult to put the book down. Above, I have just chosen to highlight small parts of her life, and the biography contains so much more. One is full of admiration for this lady, who fought all her life against her demons, depressions and diseases, and still managed to bring so much happiness to others.

I received a copy of this e-book from Endeavour Press in exchange for a fair and impartial review.
Anne Rice's Unauthorized French Quarter Tour: That Other Tour Presents (Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches Book 1)
Anne Rice's Unauthorized French Quarter Tour: That Other Tour Presents (Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches Book 1)
I had the impression that this book was written with more attention on speed of completion than on quality; as if the author was simply trying to grind it out. I did enjoy parts of the book as I toured the French Quarter, and it had the references to Anne Rice's novels that I wanted. However, having also taken two tours while we were there, I know the author could have added so much more interesting information. I do not regret buying the book, but only because I had never been to New Orleans and am such a big Anne Rice fan. I would not recommend this book, however, to anyone who hasn't read all of the Vampire and Mayfair Chronicles.
Minoru Touki KUKKA Aqua Blue Diameter 7.9 inches (20 cm) Lightweight Plate φ8.88×H1.2in 13.09oz
Minoru Touki KUKKA Aqua Blue Diameter 7.9 inches (20 cm) Lightweight Plate φ8.88×H1.2in 13.09oz
底に1mm程度のバリが残っておりそのままテーブルに置いたら傷がつきそうだったのですが返品交換も面倒だったのでヤスリをかけてみたけれど全然駄目
スクレーパーでなんとか削り取りました
サイズはちょうど良く色々な場面で使いやすいです
何より大変可愛いのでお気に入りです
他にも平皿など同じ柄の物を何点か購入しましたが他は特に問題ありませんでした
Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass
Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass
I recently participated in a group study based around this book and it was always a blast to see the expression on my friends' faces when I told them I was in a "James Bond Bible Study." Due to the preoccupations of this group perhaps, our discussions revolved more on the moral implications than on the texts of the stories or the biblical book of James. Your mileage may vary.

To be clear, Pratt's work focuses on Ian Flemming's James Bond novels and NOT the big budget things-go-boom style Hollywood movies. Yes, there's a difference, though before I read this book, I'd likely not have been able to discuss it intelligently. Pratt suggests a large, nearly allegorical framework in which to understand the novels. (Personally, I would have preferred if some of these suggestions were made a bit more emphatic by the use of more explicit citations and references, but this might just be the pedantic English major in me speaking.) I hadn't given James Bond a second thought since adolescence so if nothing else, Pratt's book gave me permission to indulge in re-reading some of the Fleming's books that I had snobbishly disregarded for decades.

The moral concepts that Pratt discusses are in the least VERY evocative and are likely to hit a nerve with much of the contemporary Western worldview. "Accedie" and "Moral Cowardice" were ones that struck particularly close to home for me. If you can, I'd recommend that you read Pratt's book in the context of a group study since the topics it raises are great conversation starters.
Time Fuse
Time Fuse
My thoughts: Spoilers ahead. The heroine was born of an affair by her gold digger mother and married man. The fallout from that affair has scarred the heroine immensely. She decides to work for her biological father as a PA and get to know him as well as heal herself emotionally so she can move on with her life. In the process she encounters the hero who is very suspicious of her motives but is intensely sexually attracted to her and super sparks fly. Okay... I DESPISE the hero. Throughout the book he was very mean to the heroine 95% of the book he was always suspicious of the heroine. He was always sexually harassing her, forcing her to do his bidding. I do not, cannot understand how the heroine came to love him. To me it was more of she was sexually attracted to him that's it. But not love. I liked the heroine. In the beginning of the book and maybe the first middle part, she was strong, capable, cool. But after Mr. stupid hero's sexual harassment bombardment and physically/sexually dominating her she turned into an idiot, all her self confidence gone. I know, I'm too harsh, but this hero was no hero at all! Oh yeah, he called her bitch at one point. UGH. And even their happily ever after sucked. The heroine had to be the one to come to him! And poor heroine, she had to ask him in the end: "would you have come for me?" like she still needed that reassurance. I felt so sorry for her. Oh yeah, did I mention they were half-cousins? Their blood relationship didn't bother me that much but I am surprised the other characters in the book were not bothered by it. Their future kids might have a genetic disorder. I was also cynical on how the heroine's revelation of her true identity didn't seem to faze the other characters and that they accepted her just like that. I love the way Penny Jordan writes and I was engrossed. But I did not like the hero and his personality.
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1934)
A widow with a young child teams up with a single black mom to start a business. The business is a success, but the black woman’s daughter wants to pass for white, and the white woman’s daughter falls in love with her fiancee. Interesting plot, strong acting. The film is dramatic and highly interesting, but the ending is weak and fizzles out. Nevertheless, this is a movie worth watching.

Imitation of Life (1959)
The basic concept of this movie is the same as the 1934 version, but the plot is different with the widow being an actress instead of an aspiring businesswoman. In short, this movie is watchable and fairly well done, but every aspect of the 1934 version is superior. Watch both versions to compare approaches to making a film from a novel, or only watch the better version.
Harry Potter Boys' Gryffindor Robe
Harry Potter Boys' Gryffindor Robe
The robe we received is very soft and cozy. It also fits well (my son is nearly 8 and we ordered size 7-8). It seems well-made. However, the photo on Amazon (and also the photos posted by some purchasers) show a black robe with red trim and HP on the pocket. That is NOT what we received. We were sent a robe that is all red with yellow stripes. It does have the Gryffindor logo and "Potter 07" on the back, but it does not look like the wizard robe depicted in the photos. Even the packing receipt calls it the BLACK POTTER dressing gown. My son really wanted the black robe, but he is willing to settle for this robe because we just decided it what too much trouble to mail it back, considering the company is based in the U.K. (Incidentally, I did check online and they have an online "store" in the U.S. and the U.K. The black robe only seems to be available in the U.K.)
Hot Wheels Screen Time 3/10 Party Wagon 147/250, Yellow/Green
Hot Wheels Screen Time 3/10 Party Wagon 147/250, Yellow/Green
I love seeing original TMNT merch still hitting shelves. Nothing beats the originals and this van is a great throwback to those days. Would have loved to see more paint details but that's a small gripe and takes nothing away from how amazing this thing is.
KitchenAid Classic Pizza Wheel, 9-Inch, Red
KitchenAid Classic Pizza Wheel, 9-Inch, Red
Kitchen aid has crafted a stylish little pizza cutter that is durable and equipped to breeze through even the thickest crust. It is hefty, and has quite a substantial feel in your hand. The handle is plastic, but the item has a premium feel to it, with no loose parts and squeaking plastic. The blade itself is quite thick with a good tapper - sharp enough to cut through any crust, and strong enough to withstand an aggressive pressure. It will not buckle or bend like some cheap pizza cutter.

As some have said, the center screw/nut may be prone to rust, but I find that you can avoid rust on any kitchen equipment with proper care. I like to use some kind of oil to coat screws and nuts and help protect them from water moisture. But the most important thing is to wash them shortly after use, and HAND DRY the item! Seriously, lots of things will rust if you let them sit and soak in dishwater and then air dry. You can avoid rust entirely but properly caring for your things!

Conclusion, great little cutter, very stylish, very durable.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 6.5-Inch Pink Ranger Legacy Figure
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 6.5-Inch Pink Ranger Legacy Figure
The figure looks nice , the helmet and the paint are well designed but these proportions are not possible that's not realistic at all she is so thin at this point she needs to be medically assisted, plus she can't even lift her legs because of his iron shit skirt
She can't hold her weapon either because her hands are so tiny you could use them to muck out your ears
The only reason to buy it would be to have the complete megazord, or else you'd better buy the lightning collection's one
Gracias a la Vida
Gracias a la Vida
My Mom bought this album when I was a kid growing up in the 70's. She played it many, many times. It came with the lyrics in Spanish with the English translation. Even though we didn't really understand the meaning behind the lyrics, my brother and I would sing along to No Nos Moveran. I bought this CD as a surprise to load onto an iPod for my Mom, and it (the CD) ended up living in my car CD player for a month. I was spellbound by El Preso Numero 9 and listened to it repeatedly while driving to and from work. Ms. Baez sings with such emotion and her voice is so powerful on this recording. When she sings "Los mate, si senor ," I can just see the prisoner nodding his head defiantly as he tells his story. And the way she holds the notes for " al sonar el clarin" and "si formo el peloton" is breathtaking. The clarity of her voice amazes me and is refreshing to my soul. Highly recommended.
Más vendido
Más vendido
Very disappointed and giving 1 star. I ordered a size 12 pack of 20 panties for my daughter and was sent a size 4 pack of 20 panties. I thought everything was alright because I hat purchased a size 12 pack of 20 panties in solids, creams, dots, and stripes and they arrived fine. Thus when my oldest daughter open the shipping box for my younger daughter and told me that they had put them in the laundry, I thought nothing of it. However after doing the laundry today, I discovered that they were all size 4 panties sent. Now I have to wait for them to dry and put them in an envelope with the refund slip and shipping label and then take it to a UPS drop off site in order to get a refund, and I have to do all this by October 8, 2020 or I don't get a refund. Just make sure you check the size upon arrival to ensue that:s what you ordered.

It's a crying shame though the panties look cute, the cotton feels nice, and the cut of the leg ration and bottom are great for a child who wears size 4. I hope that I get my refund even though I don't have the original packaging for them.

UPDATE 9/25/2020: My 7 year old daughter has decided to keep the panties to give to some little girl in need. So I had to cancel my request for a refund. Well I'm happy some one will get to use these after all, since they are such a good quality item. I had up grade my stars from 1 to 3, for the quality of the item was excellent just the wrong size.
Camiseta Hanes para niño
Camiseta Hanes para niño
Delivered on time if not early. Very soft and and well made. The only problem is these shirts run small. I used the size chart and sized my son at X-large. I assumed it would be a bit large for him but he could grow it them and it would be loose and comfortable. Well, the X-large runs small. I washed them before having him try it on and the are tight on him. Yes the cotton is soft but the shirts are tight around the underarm and shoulder. It looks like he is wearing a muscle shirt. That is why I give it 3 stars.
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
I am quite firmly placed in the Team Edward category, but Eclipse the film nearly pushed me over to Team Jacob!
Edward is portrayed as a sullen, possessive a-hole with passive-aggressive (and often just plain aggressive) tendencies toward everyone including Bella. For sure, Edward has his issues in the book as well, but it's like they handpicked the worst of him for the movie and left the rest. It doesn't help that there's little chemistry between Edward and Bella - most of the time they just seem to be irritated by each other's presence. The line about them circling each other like satellites seems almost sarcastic because there's no evidence of this in their actions. Based on this you'd expect them to be breaking up instead of getting married.

Jacob doesn't get a fair treatment either. The acting performance is fine but the storyline involving him is severely handicapped. The kiss between him and Bella is nothing but awkward and doesn't begin to depict the supposed inner conflict that arises in Bella's mind. Also, when Bella leaves Jacob's bedside after telling him of her choice, the whole process of her having an emotional breakdown and purging her feelings for Jacob (which I thought was incredibly central to the story) is simply not there. Poof, gone. Why was this movie even made?

After watching the deleted scenes I could not understand why they had been cut. Particularly the bit where Edward tells Bella he understands if she's mad that he tooled with her car and that she should keep the window shut if she doesn't want him there. This is exactly the stuff that would've made Edward-of-the-movie more likeable, showing his tender and considerate side. And they cut it!

Others have commented on the excessive sunshine in the movie, I needn't repeat it here. Let's just say that I knew something was awry when even my husband (who dislikes the Twilight franchise) said "Aren't they supposed to sparkle?".

The hair (both wigs and simply styling) is bad enough to attract attention to itself, which is the worst thing that could happen. Speaking of hair - whatever happened to Edward's "smooth, marble-like chest"? The actor's excessively hairy arms and tufts of chest hair pushing out of his neckline kind of shatter the illusion. Minor, but again something that stuck out that shouldn't have.
Overall, I think the aesthetics of the film are not very successful. The morbidly fascinating hair aside, none of the characters actually look very nice at all. This is most startlingly obvious with Edward who is supposed to be dazzlingly gorgeous. Instead, he's sometimes just painful to look at, quite contrary to the first two movies. There are occasional moments, like the fight scene in the snow, that are beautiful. The rest just doesn't cut it.

The ONLY thing that was better in the movie opposed to the book was Edward's proposal speech. We are shown glimpses of Jasper and Rosalie's pasts but Edward's has never been touched much. I thought it was a nice addition.

This could have been a very good movie, but it's painfully obvious that both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have lost interest by now and the director didn't seem to care much either. It doesn't bode well for the Breaking Dawn movies, but I hope I'm wrong.
Womens Soft Cute Funny Animal Designe Microfiber Slipper Socks Cozy Fuzzy Winter Warm Socks
Womens Soft Cute Funny Animal Designe Microfiber Slipper Socks Cozy Fuzzy Winter Warm Socks
I was really excited and wabted to love these. I thought these were a great idea to have after my surgery to keep my feet warm and a little cuteness in my life while recovering in bed. First they are very, very short. The top of the sock barley reach my ankle. ( I don't have a very large foot or ankel) They seem soft but thin. I thought i was getting the animal socks but that could have been my fault when I switched colors although it still said cute animal design. I can't return them as I am confined to my bed for a few weeks after back surgey and all the help I have is to get me food and take care of my daily needs.. I doubt I'll get a second wear out if the once they are washed
Sheep Shears Pro 110V 500W Professional Heavy Duty Electric Shearing Clippers with 6 Speed, for Shaving Fur Wool in Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Other Farm Livestock Pet, with Grooming Carrying Case CE
Sheep Shears Pro 110V 500W Professional Heavy Duty Electric Shearing Clippers with 6 Speed, for Shaving Fur Wool in Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Other Farm Livestock Pet, with Grooming Carrying Case CE
I know the instructions say to change to different blades if using this clipper on anything other than sheep. However, this clipper and the blades it came with are PERFECT for getting through the matted, thick, wool-like fur of my horse who exhibits all the symptoms of a pituitary gland tumor. He is SO much more comfortable now. I couldn't clip him all in one session, but then, I had broken wrist and was using the clipper one handed.

Love the power cord is plenty long -- I don't need to use an extension. I can even plug it in outside of his stall and clip him right in the stall on the mat if I want to. I got him about half done before I had to take the thing apart t clean out all the hair and oil and grunge clogging things up inside -- not hard to do and not too many pieces to keep track of.
Natural Cosmetics Real African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined From Ghana IVORY 8oz
Natural Cosmetics Real African Shea Butter Pure Raw Unrefined From Ghana IVORY 8oz
Sounds like - after reading many many reviews - there is a lot of inconsistency in regard to what the customer received. Different colored labels and consistency/scent seem to be the main issues. I wish folks would understand that raw and unrefined Shea butter will often have a grainier and thicker/sand like texture. One issue I have noticed with similar products is that people end up getting what is known as Kpangnan Butter (from the butter tree, known by many other names if you do a Google search). Kpangnan Butter is yellower and powdery in texture, but is easier to apply than Shea as it doesn't require as much heat to get a more lotion texture.

I'm not 100% sure if this is Shea or Kpangnan - or if it varies from purchase to purchase. I hope someone with more expertise reviews! I am honestly okay with this inconsistency (both butters are great for your skin) as long as the profits honestly boost local African economies. I would hope that customers would consider that. It is still a great price...we still get a better product (from the source!) even if we sometimes get Shea that wasn't properly packaged, etc.

I wish Amazon could provide us with evidence that profits are indeed going to local African economies that are locally sourcing materials. If this can be done, my rating would increase!
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Glacier White, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - 64MP Quad Camera & Latest 8nm Snapdragon 720G & Alexa Hands-Free | Extra Upto INR 1500 Off on Exchange | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max (Glacier White, 6GB RAM, 64GB Storage) - 64MP Quad Camera & Latest 8nm Snapdragon 720G & Alexa Hands-Free | Extra Upto INR 1500 Off on Exchange | Upto 12 Months No Cost EMI
Please don't buy it.

It's not a quality mobile, it just like Redmi Note 4. No special features added in Redmi Note 9 Pro Max which can be differentiate with Note 4. Battery is not so good, it doesn't retain power long time. Other company's mobile are giving some special technology like Samsung M31 (6000 mah battery, Amoled Screen, sony camera lense and so many features) in lesser price. It is not a value for money, not a good product. Why the company has fixed so high price? The answer I would like to know
from company. After purchasing it feel nothing worthy with the set because I am still using Redmi note 4. Just looting with custom in the Covid 19 pandemic situation. No discount isoffered in credit card nor no cost EMI nor Exchange in flash sale. In the name of flash sale seller makes fool to us. This is my personal experience and opinion. If any body hurts, I feel sorry, but I revealed the truth.

You can get far better mobile with this price of ₹18, 500. Its a cheating with the customer because price is high but no quality improvement in comparison with Redmi Note 4. I feel better Redmi note 4 with lesser price than 9 Pro Max.
2020 HP 14" HD (1366 x 768) Thin and Light Laptop PC, Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-Core Processor, 4GB DDR4 Memory, 64GB eMMC, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 10 S, 1 Year Microsoft 365, Snowflake White
2020 HP 14" HD (1366 x 768) Thin and Light Laptop PC, Intel Celeron N4020 Dual-Core Processor, 4GB DDR4 Memory, 64GB eMMC, HDMI, WiFi, Bluetooth, Windows 10 S, 1 Year Microsoft 365, Snowflake White
THIS LAPTOP IS NOT THAT GREAT !! WRONG COLOR ! nOT SNOW FLAKE WHITE AT ALL ! THIS IS MY SECOND ORDER , THE FIRST TIME LAST WEEK I ORDERED A PALE GOLD AND CAME A SILVER WITH A BLACK KEYBOARD ! WHAT IS WRONG WITH AMAZON ::: ARE THEY DRUNK ::: ALSO THE MOUSE PAD MAKES NOISE ! CHEAP KEYS , NOT SOFT !! SHOULD COST $200 AND NOT $350 i GOT RIP OFF BY AMAZON
Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB 3.0 Ports and eSATA
Linksys WRT1200AC Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB 3.0 Ports and eSATA
This review is for those looking to use OpenWRT instead of the Linksys Firmware.

STOCK FIRMWARE:
My only Linksys firmware comments are: 802.11ac works great with 500Mbit real world throughput, the default password is "admin", and you do not need to sign up for "Linksys Smart Wi-Fi": Below the login box, there's a tiny link that says "Local router login". Use that instead of the Smart Wi-Fi login.

BACKGROUND:
If you want a performant 802.11ac OpenWRT router, your choices are limited.

You can get an Atheros MIPS based product, but the CPU performance is years out of date. The Broadcom options won't work with OpenWRT. You could go full x86. Or finally, there are some new ARM options with non-Broadcom chipsets, like this WRT1200AC with its Marvell chipset.

OPENWRT:
I installed OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05rc3 (mvebu-armada-385-linksys-caiman) with no problems. Both 2.4ghz and 5ghz work great.

PERFORMANCE:
This device gives my entire home great connectivity, 5ghz 802.11ac has 400Mbit+ real world performance, down to 300Mbit at 25 feet. My 802.11n experience is 50MBit in 2.4ghz, 130-180MBit in 5ghz, real world performance.

Sending 30Mbit of SQM QOS WAN->LAN uses 3% CPU. Contrast this to 50% on a device like the Archer C7.

Using OpenVPN, 30Mbit traffic takes only 20% of the CPU. This traffic rate is not even achievable on a lower class device like the Archer C7.

The WRT1200AC seems to draw about 7 watts of power. Using the USB 3.0 interface, I was able to pull about 700Mbit from an external disk.

This device may "only" have a 2x2 802.11ac radio, but real world performance seemed to match the 3x3 radio in the Archer C7 (client was a MacBook Pro with 3x3 radio)

BUILD QUALITY:
The WRT1200AC is very well built with quality materials and has a solid feel. It has a heatsink on the SoC and a large area of copper under the wireless chips.

BAD:
The included ethernet cable is not twisted pair, it is flat.
The included power supply seems strangely cheap. I suspect the power supply will fail long before the router does.

OVERALL:
A mighty impressive router, almost the dream: dual core ARM with 512MB RAM, dual wifi bands, many gigabit ports, USB 3.0, SATA, and it can run OpenWRT. You'll love it!
MonBangla Premium Matar Dal 500Grams
MonBangla Premium Matar Dal 500Grams
Very good quality product. I got it at Chennai through Amazon. Here u can't get this Dal and we were missing it. Taste is good and reminded me my home. Thanks both...the seller and Amazon.
Haribo Mega Torcidas Negras (200u)
Haribo Mega Torcidas Negras (200u)
Es cierto que vienen muchas por poco dinero pero en mi caso las he tenido que tirar de lo duras que estaban, después de esta experiencia lo barato sale caro
Infusión de raíz de regaliz orgánico cortada 250 g - 100% calidad orgánica - Glycyrrhiza glabra - llenada en Alemania (DE-ÖKO-005)
Infusión de raíz de regaliz orgánico cortada 250 g - 100% calidad orgánica - Glycyrrhiza glabra - llenada en Alemania (DE-ÖKO-005)
Die Qualität ist top, der Schnitt ideal für Tee und der Geschmack einwandfrei.

Neben der entzündungshemmenden Wirkung verleiht der Süßholzwurzel-Tee als Zutat für meine angesetzten Kräutertees das gewisse Etwas. Ich liebe diesen leicht süßlichen Lakritz-Geschmack. Allerdings achte ich darauf, dass ich die Wurzel nur in geringen Mengen pro Tag (höchstens 10g Süßholzwurzel) konsumiere. Somit verhindere ich dass die Nebenwirkungen wie z.B. Bluthochdruck, Herzbeschwerden, Wassereinlagerungen usw. keine Chance haben. Anscheinend können diese Nebenwirkungen auftreten sollte man über Wochen täglich 50g Süßholzwurzel und mehr zu sich nehmen Da ich gesund bin, mache ich mir darüber weniger Sorgen. Menschen mit Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen bzw. -Problemen sollten aber vorher unbedingt beim Arzt nachfragen ob Süßholzwurzel verwendet werden darf.
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