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Cassandra Admin DBA Guide
Cassandra Admin DBA Guide
Cassandra Admin DBA Guide by Prasad Bagewadi. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition)
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition)
Kein Ort ohne dich: Roman (German Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Astrid Finke. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 200 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Extending and Embedding PHP
Extending and Embedding PHP
Extending and Embedding PHP by Sara Golemon. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing the Warren Buffett Way
The Buffettology Workbook: Value Investing the Warren Buffett Way
For those of you that are time-pressed, this is the best book in the Buffettology Series to read in order to glean a few secrets on the investment techniques of the Oracle of Omaha. The workbook covers both the qualitative and quantitative sides of Buffett's value investing approach, and provides the basic techniques one can implement in order to invest with a reasonable amount of success.

The workbook is not exactly the best book on investing that I have read (that title goes to Benjamin Graham's The Intelligent Investor), but in its defense, it does provide a simple to implement investment strategy. Most of the techniques hinge on a few simple ratios and knowledge of simple present and future worth. Additionally, most of the limitations associated with the techniques are clearly and simply stated.

The book has several merits. The chief merit of the book is that its approach to investing is self-contained, and emphasizes the qualitative aspects more than the quantitative aspects. In passing, readers that focus more on Part One of the book and skip Part Two, the quantitative part, could easily obtain a dramatic improvement in their investment results. Written in simple, easy to understand language, the target audience of this book is most likely that individual who depends on the Internet for all of her information on companies, as such sites as Yahoo, MSN and Value Line are routinely cited in the text as sources of information. The book is very well organized, quite possibly with the idea that it would fit the mold of a chapter-a-day format. Most chapters are usually no more than five pages long, with easy, cheesy word problems and true/false questions at the end of most every chapter to reinforce key concepts. The title of each chapter basically states the key concept to be learned, and key points are highlighted at the end of each chapter. Although it provides some theory and rationale for the techniques it attempts to teach, this is kept to a minimum, and the book focuses almost exclusively on application of the techniques. Those readers that are only interested in the methodology can simply skip to the 22nd Chapter titled 'Doing It Yourself: Buffettology Worksheet'. Thus, the book makes every effort to make learning, and ultimately using, the techniques as painless as possible.

The major demerit of this book rests in its insistence on doing all calculations on a per-share basis. But then, this is how much of the information that is easily obtainable through such channels as Value Line and other sources is presented. One minor demerit is that the authors do not seem to be aware of the virtual ubiquity of MS Office, making it possible to perform all of the calculations in the book in one Excel spreadsheet, but then again, this is a minor demerit. Although there were a number of minor typographical and mathematical errors in the book, I am willing to overlook this, as the thinking and reasoning behind any investment proposition is more important, and is clearly presented throughout the book.

Overall, I rate the book to be worthy of reading. It presents a simple and straightforward investment approach, and does not require an advanced degree in rocket science to implement it. All it really requires is a basic understanding of fractions, decimals and percents, and most important, a willingness to think and reason through the investment proposition. However, those of you with strong quantitative backgrounds will be very dismayed with this book (as I was initially), but as I said before, if you focus exclusively on Part One of the book and Chapter 22, then you will see a dramatic improvement in your investment results going forward.
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
First off, this book is not a textbook. You won't be reading it and doing homework or taking tests or solving equations and checking the back of the book to see if you got them right - thank goodness! This is a book that makes it possible for anyone (well, maybe not ANYONE, but anyone who is interested enough to try) to understand what Calculus is and the basics of how it works and why...

But why would you want to do that? Well, as the author asserts in the beginning of the book, Calculus is the language of God. Perhaps even more interestingly, he says that Calculus is the operating system or computer language that animates EVERYTHING from moment to moment and place to place.

So consider this; if you've EVER thought that maybe we are in a simulation - a virtual reality - then Calculus is the game engine code that our universe uses to draw the world we are playing the game in right now.

If you can imagine God as a computer game coder, and he set out to create a game called "Humanity" or "Life in the Universe As We Know It" - then instead of sitting down with UnReal Engine or Unity or Java or C++, he chose Calculus. Calculus is the language he programmed the Universe with and the more we understand the code, the more we understand the Universe.

That's kind of fascinating if you think about it - AND it is coexists with the Bible just fine. The Bible doesn't tell us the details of how God created the Universe or what he used to create it - The Bible just says he did it. Calculus is the "language" or a way for us to be able to tell what it is going to do next. My son and I have intense conversations about things like this - and this book makes them far more interesting.

I took Calculus in college several decades ago. I was a C student. I also took Differential Equations, and did much better. I felt like Calculus was the tools and D.E. was using the tools to do things. This book explains the tools and it is fascinating. I recommend it for anyone who is even a little curious about how our universe works, or also anyone who appreciates the artistic beauty of the order in our universe. Calculus is fascinating and even exciting if it is explained by the right person, and with Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe, Steven Strogatz is the right person to do it. I highly recommend this book if you are even slightly interested in how the universe and the world around you works.

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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.
Budget Pick
Budget Pick
I had ordered the Large size and when it arrived I tried it on but it was too big. So I had received an email from the vendor asking me how the product ifit my need and for my feedback. Before thinking of returning the product i was going to wash it and hoping it will shrink. They had saved me by emailing me, i responded to the email and explained the problem. They answered my email right away next day, and wanting to send the replacement right away and told me to keep the original. They didn't have to do that but willing to and doing the right thing without asking questions even though it was my mistake. Now I have the right size and fit perfectly. The product feels and looks heavy duty and good quality materials. Been wearing for 2 days now and given me great support on my knees. I live in Las Vegas Nevada, it seems that it helping with sweat or heating up on the back of my knee. Also, when i am sitting on a chair it doesn't pinch or feels any discomfort pain back of my knees. Almost forgot i even have it on. Thank you Shering and Cambivo team. I will be ordering more products from them.
"smartphone"
"smartphone"
Tracfone customer service is an abhorration. I bought two of these phones and added another with a BYOP kit for a total of three phones. None of them were able to receive data so I contacted their customer service to resolve the issue. I have not had a worse customer service experience in my life. Unintelligible directions. Noisy call center noise in the background. Shouting going both ways, both myself and the customer service reps I dealt with. By the end of the call I'd decided I wanted nothing to do with this company anymore. Refunded all services and both phones. Don't get roped in by the super affordable plans they offer. You get what you pay for.
Agenda Coelho Wisdom 2011 English
Agenda Coelho Wisdom 2011 English
This is really an amazing agenda 2011. I was drawned to it by seeing the fantastic illustrations and that was the main reason I bought this agenda.In Denmark, where I live, you can't buy it at all,while in our neigbour country Sweden it is translated into swedish and already totally sold out. I also learned that there have been Poul Coeho agendas for several years and I'm certain I will continue to buy them from now. I love the writing of Coelho and having his words of wisdom (theme 2011) dotted around in the agenda all year through is as a small reminder everytime you read them. As a matter of fact I bought 2 and gave one to a friend of mine, who felt just as much in love in the illustrations and words as I did.
Over-load
Over-load
Although Overload is several years in print - the politics and demands of the power industry are presented in an entertaining and knowledgeable manner.
It is fascinating and illuminating view.

et: Amazon's ability to find the books I want for a good price is great! jns
Jojo's - Stone ocean T01: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Jojo's - Stone ocean (1)) (French Edition)
Jojo's - Stone ocean T01: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Jojo's - Stone ocean (1)) (French Edition)
I have searched all of the internet for an English version of Stone Ocean. It's not there, does not exist. While it is disappointing (and in my opinion infuriating considering how long its been out) luckily i can read french. SO if you can read french and want Stone Ocean; the product is great. If you CANT read french but want stone ocean, get this bc its in a roman language and a french to English dictionary is a lot easier to use than a JPN to English one.
The shipping is a bit steep though considering the jpn version is the same base price and free shipping, which is why its a 4 instead of a 5
The eNotated Alice in Wonderland
The eNotated Alice in Wonderland
I wanted to read Alice in Wonderland on my Kindle for a book club. This was one of the few free copies I found so I tried it. The "e-Notated" concept was interesting - some of the text had highlighted "links" like website links you could click which would take you to a notation (like a footnote or endnote, but instead of flipping back and forth in a book, you just click the links to go back and forth). Overall, the notation links worked well, you could easily flip back and forth. However, there were two methods of linking back and forth, so you couldn't get used to one way because then it might change, as if two different people contributed to the links without first discussing how they would program it.

Anyway, I applaud the creator for trying something new with the eNotations. However, the quality of the e-notations was disappointing. There were only a handful that were really helpful or interesting, or that actually contributed to the story. The vast majority of notations were completely stupid or irrelevant (like you would click the word "thimble" and it would show a photo and explain what a thimble was - totally irrelevant to the story and something everyone knows). Other notations were irrelevant commentary by the creator or quotes from other commentators analyzing the story, trying to read in all sorts of psychological and philosophical interpretations that really take away from the story.

In the end, I had to ignore the notations to enjoy the story. I really don't think the notations added anything and were just a waste of time. So good idea, but I'm glad it was free because I would not spend money on this.

Also, there were many photos included, but they were all in the wrong places and very small. So again, good idea, but it was not carried out well.
Inspector West Takes Charge (Inspector Roger West)
Inspector West Takes Charge (Inspector Roger West)
I started reading the Inspector West books in the 1960s after choosing 'Death of a Race Horse' in a newsagents. I then bought all of the previous books or got them from the library until I had read them all. The books were well written by a top author and I liked the way you saw the family grow up over the years. Now they are available again I will look forward to some more good reads.
Spoontiques Hogwarts Glitter Cup w/Straw, 20 ounces, Multicolored
Spoontiques Hogwarts Glitter Cup w/Straw, 20 ounces, Multicolored
The cup is nice and very attractive. However, the lid is two pieces, metal with a plastic insert. They are not connected. One has to press firmly on the rim of the lid to tighten or loosen said lid. Not quality. Started this almost immediately and my wife encouraged me to return, but my procrastination has lead me to just past the 30 day return window. Not happy with them, especially given the cost. Same thing happened with the other HP cup I bought my wife for her birthday.
Harry Potter 02 e la camera dei segreti
Harry Potter 02 e la camera dei segreti
La storia della saga di Harry Potter è bellissima per chi ama come scrive J.K.Rowling.
L'ho letta quasi vent'anni fa con la vecchia edizione e vecchia traduzione di tutta la saga.
Le nuove illustrazioni delle copertine di Brian Selzenik sono di una bellezza unica diverse dalle prime.
Consiglio la lettura a tutti a chi ama la letteratura e in particolar modo il genere fantasy che non ha età.
I tempi di Amazon sono stati eccellenti, l'unica cura del venditore doveva essere quella di fare un imballaggio più resistente affinchè la sovracopertina non si piegasse.
Era molto impolverato ho avuto la cura di pulire il libro esternamente.
Per il resto era perfetto.
Leviton 223-W 15 Amp, 125V, Duplex Receptacle, Residential Grade, Non-Grounded, White, 10-Pack
Leviton 223-W 15 Amp, 125V, Duplex Receptacle, Residential Grade, Non-Grounded, White, 10-Pack
At the time I purchased these the picture showed the blades centered in the ovals but the blade position is high so they look like an ordinary grounded outlet missing the ground blade hole. Since it was important to match existing receptacles this was important. If its not important for you there should be no reason not to get these. Price was good as an add-on. BTW - both big box stores carry these and the L-Box store had a pack with a the same picture of centered blades but the receptacles were high too. Guessing Leviton the moved production but didn't change the pictures.
Juego de 48 rollos de cinta adhesiva de 0.591 in de ancho, para decoración de árbol de Navidad, álbumes de recortes, embalaje de regalo, proyectos de manualidades.
Juego de 48 rollos de cinta adhesiva de 0.591 in de ancho, para decoración de árbol de Navidad, álbumes de recortes, embalaje de regalo, proyectos de manualidades.
I wasn't really in the mood to write out Christmas cards this year, but this adorable washi tape set has changed my mind! There are so many colors and designs; I will have no problem finding an appropriate Christmas design to match each card I send. There's even a couple that are just a snowflake winter motif so I can use them for January birthday cards. I really appreciate the slide box they arrived in, because once I took the protective plastic off I could store the loose rolls safely in the box. It's easy to tear strips of tape off the rolls, but I use craft scissors to give the pieces a clean edge so they look even more decorative on the envelopes. There are enough rolls of tape that I know I'll be able to use them for many years. One unexpected delight was finding a roll of tape with Easter eggs on it, and a heart design that will be perfect for decorating Valentine cards. There was even a tape that looks autumnal, and I was able to use to it to seal my friend's November birthday card. Although it's great to have so many Christmas designs, it's nice to have a couple for other holidays as well. I'm really pleased with this great set, and I don't think it will disappoint anyone who chooses to order it!
New Apple iPhone 12 (64GB) - White
New Apple iPhone 12 (64GB) - White
 Another beauty from Apple. I was upgraded from iPhone X and it was great experience with all the latest specs and flawlessly smooth. Thanks to all new A14 Bionic chip.
Build quality was great as always from Apple.
Phone feels light on hands due to aluminium body. I chose Blue colour because wanted to go for different colour than routine Black and white iPhones so initially I was bit skeptical but after seeing the phone in person I’m happy with the blue colour “ not bad at all and not too flashy”
Grip and feel perfect. Phone comes with iOS 14.1. Camera quality was excellent and sufficient as a normal user.
If you are from iOS ecosystem nothing will go wrong here.
There is nothing to question about the quality and interface from Apple ( it’s my personal opinion as a long time apple user)
As you all know iPhone 12 won’t comes with earphones and charging brick( adapter)
I bought separately 20w apple adapter from new Apple India online store for Rs.1900
I don’t judge here apple because of accessories removal and the price tag. I hope apple can justify this.
I only hope and wanted to see so badly Made in India IPhones so that we all can enjoy lower priced ( at least a better priced) iPhones in the future.
A big thanks to Appario Retail Pvt. Ltd and Amazon for delivering genuine iPhone as always in perfect condition. Delivered way before the promised date.
Update: (01/12/2020) After testing 25 days especially on battery life of this iPhone 12, results were amazing and I’m completely satisfied with the battery performance. On Moderate gaming, Moderate Video Content, heavy on calls and heavy on browsing this iPhone 12 battery life is sufficient for your regular Day.
My conclusion is definitely a better and improved battery performer than the previous iPhone model.
Thank you Apple India
Thank you Appario Retail Pvt. Ltd.
Thank you Amazon India.
( Note: charger brick was shown in my video was bought myself from Apple India online store because it won’t comes with the phone)
Tchibo 366580 366 580 Esperto Caffè Kaffeevollautomat
Tchibo 366580 366 580 Esperto Caffè Kaffeevollautomat
Schon fast wunderbar puristisch, diese Maschine. Espresso, Kaffee creme, Kaffee Americano, heisses Wasser - that's it. Die Mengen für jedes "Produkt" sind programmierbar sowie mit einer Taste für stärkeren Kaffee vorab einmalig mehr Bohnen pro Tasse wählbar. Design zudem ansprechend, Reinigung kein Problem. Ausserdem sind wir bei unserer Kaffesorte geblieben (nicht von Tchibo), hatten vorher einen weit teureren Vollautomaten. Und wir bleiben dabei, er schmeckt genau so gut.
Kleines, doch je nach Einbauküche wörtlich massgebendes Manko: das Befüllen des Wassertanks schränkt den Standort für "der Gerät" etwas ein: der Tank befindet sich hinten an der Maschine und wir nach oben entnommen. Gemäss Gebrauchsanweisung soll man auf keinen Fall Wasser einfüllen, während der Tank in der Maschine ist. Das bedeutet notwendiger Weise freien Luftraum über der Maschine von mindestens 53 cm, wenn man gerne pfrimelt. Mindestens 57 cm wenn man den Tank einigermassen ungestreift herausnehmen können will. Unter so manchem Küchen-Hängeschrank steht sie also sehr ungünstig, will man nicht zum Befüllen jeses Mal die Maschine komplett bewegen oder die Anweisung ignorieren (wodurch ja evtl. der Garantieanspruch flöten gehen könnte). Weshalb der Tank unbedingt entnommen werden muss steht nicht dabei. Nun ja, ich dachte, für manchen potentiellen Kunden wäre das gut zu wissen. Und dies ist auch mein Grund für einen Stern weniger. Da habem die Designer m. E. nicht zu Ende gedacht.
Was die Haltbarkeit des Gerätes angeht werde ich hoffentlich mindestens die nächsten 5 Jahre meine Rezension nicht ergänzen müssen.
CHEWY STIXX ORAL MOTOR TUBES TOP SELLING CHOCOLATE FLAVOR by THE SENSORY UNIVERSITY
CHEWY STIXX ORAL MOTOR TUBES TOP SELLING CHOCOLATE FLAVOR by THE SENSORY UNIVERSITY
We bought this for our then 3 year old as she had begun to chew other non food items, such as furniture, money, toys, stones, etc, and whilst looking at the available chewing devices, we found a huge choice and had no idea which would be suitable. We showed our daughter some of the options and she immediately chose this one, which she has now had for two months and used every day. The flavour is still intact and it's definitely durable, showing no signs of use at all. The large size meani it would be suitable for all ages.
The only problem with it is that the baby likes it too.

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