Quinn Ramos

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Mastering JavaScript and JScript
Mastering JavaScript and JScript
Mastering JavaScript and JScript by James Jaworski. Rated 3 out of 5 stars, with 10 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man
The Miracle Man by Todd Easterling. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars, with 69 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Fatal Trust
Fatal Trust
Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 57 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications
Smarty PHP Template Programming And Applications by Hasin Hayder, J. P. Maia, et al.. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 14 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Hello Ruby: Expedition to the Internet
Hello Ruby: Expedition to the Internet
Hello Ruby: Expedition to the Internet by Linda Liukas. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Ruby programming category.
Learning the Korn Shell: Unix Programming
Learning the Korn Shell: Unix Programming
Learning the Korn Shell: Unix Programming by Arnold Robbins and Bill Rosenblatt. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 28 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Shell programming category.
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
I want to start off by saying that I'm not a follower of Tony's motivational literature. When I was younger my mother purchased some of his books and tapes and while they were somewhat inspiring, I never was one to draw my "passion for life" reading any book other than the Bible. I couldn't tell you what Tony's done or written since his 'Get the Edge' series that was mass marketed on television back in the late 90's.. but I can tell you what I'm pleasantly surprised with, and frankly glad I'm I came across this new finance book because a few of the chapters are "worth their weight in gold." These are Chapters 2 and 5, but please continue reading my review to understand why.

-To give you some background I've been reading personal finance books since the late 90's starting with titles like 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki, 'Automatic Millionaire' by David Bach, every Dave Ramsey and Ben Stein title ever written, most of Larry Burkett's scripture based Business and Finance books and Crown Financial information, Random Walk down wall street, etc. etc. To make a long story short let's just say I've read dozens of personal finance or retirement books starting from age 16 up until my present age of 31 so I can tell when something is new or old fluff, or just plain made up. I've also an investor so I have skin in the game.

-Some people are reading these reviews and they just want to know if this book will help them manage their money or make money, and to cut to to the chase yes this book can both make you alot of money and save you even more money. After reading Tony's book I've placed it among the top 10 personal finance titles I've ever read and that list reads like the who's who of books that can actually make a huge impact on the financial future of the average American. If you don't like to read it doesn't matter, just buy the book and read Chapter 2 and 5 and then give it to a friend or delete it, but just read those two chapters.

-What makes this book so valuable and easily worth the price I paid ($12 on Kindle). Let me summarize, and we're going to throw out all the chapters and information that was motivational jargon because I didn't buy this book to be motivated on living life to the fullest and I don't think most of you reading this did either.

1. THE INTERVIEWS. Most of these interviews were not rehash's of what you could find in other books, and a couple of them could be downright life altering if people were to employ some of the advice given by a few of the men or start to follow a few of these men with regard to what they are doing with their investments. The possible life-changing and or interviews that offered terrific advice, tidbits of information that could save you time and money, stock market psychology, and or getting insight into those with your interest at heart. If you browse Yahoo finance and or blogs you can occasionally glean tidbits of gold regarding finance wisdom from some of the best of the best who have both integrity and the average joe investor in mind when they are giving out advice. These are some of the men who realize that most people who need this information are not making a 6 figure income and yet while most of them have wealth in the 7 figure range they don't forget about the rest of us and want to help us to avoid mistakes with our money.

Carl Icahn. Rarely does this man give longer interviews, but Tony Robbins just may have one of the best interviews ever done with Carl Icahn. Carl Icahn is an activist investor. This type of investor attempts to take control of companies they believe are underperforming(usually due to poor management) and then take them over or make changes that will benefit both the shareholder and the activist. As a result in most cases employees and customers benefit also. Carl Icahn is one of the few power brokers on Wall Street who by following you can make quite a bit of money because he will make a poorly operating company do better by holding management accountable, and as a result he has and will continue to help the American People by making our companies more efficient and better which can enrich everyone. After you read this interview you will understand why it's important to follow the moves this man makes.

David Swensen. Great interview, a good overview of asset allocation and risk management, shows why playing it safe for a long time is smart. Great tidbits to learn.

Ray Dalio. Just getting the broken down into easy terms "All Weather Portfolio" is worth the price of the book alone and much more. This information is covered in Chapter 5. He must have owed Tony a huge debt to give out this information. Next to an index fund this is the best portfolio I've ever seen and the results it has brought prove it. You won't find anything better, but most people should have a broad ranged index fund before attempting to copy an allocation like the all weather.

Paul Tudor Jones. Some of the investing psychology(not stock picking advice, but market psychology) he gives in his interview is as if you are sitting in a premier top 10 MBA rated program's class and studying under his stock market tutelage. You simply can't hear these things anywhere else and unless your in a very elite group that are getting MBA's at the very top finance schools you probably never will.

John Bogle. What more can anyone say, he revolutionized investing for the common man by introducing the index fund and if you don't have one you really need one ASAP. Watch every interview with John Bogle you can find on youtube if you want a quick study in long term investing with the best possible outcome for the average person. I personally believe John Bogle has made more of an impact on the finances of the average American than anyone in history ever has or ever will, he truly is both a pioneer and a sort of modern day hero who put the common man above greed and reshaped Wall Street and investing forever.

Warren Buffet. I can tell in this interview Mr. Buffet was just doing Tony a favor by giving a short interview to a friend but he didn't really give any advice you couldn't find anywhere else nor did he dive into any strategies or ideas for the common person. I put him with these others because of his track record. If you purchase a few of his BRK-B stock shares and hold them for a very long time you will probably do pretty well, but Warren Buffet would tell all average investors to get an index fund and not try their hand at picking stocks. He basically will mimic what John Bogle says in most of his interviews but John Bogle goes much deeper, is more interesting, has more integrity, and just does it better.

-Yes a few of the interviews were not very good and I discuss those below. They in my opinion revealed little information, did not know how to convey investment advice to the average person, or just came across as sort of a self pat on the back in my opinion and wouldn't make much impact to the future financial wellness of the reader. Remember, just because someone is ultra wealthy in no way means they have you interest in mind nor can their advice or circumstances be applied to your own life.

-These people from this book in my opinion who you shouldn't listen to include:

Marc Faber(Commodities speculator who is a very shrewd and astute insider, I don't think he can be trusted personally, but when it came to giving advice he came across as a guy just throwing information out there just to give an interview almost as if he wasn't really sure what to say, like he was picking random numbers out of his head and giving them to Tony.)

T. Boone Pickens (Just talks about himself most of the interview, you can find better advice elsewhere.)

Kyle Bass (Made most of his money off an incredible speculation and talks about purchasing millions in nickels with little information given for the regular investor. It's my belief he either isn't very knowledgeable when it comes to investing for regular people or he simply cannot convey the information in a manner with tools he has never used for the average person. He is an algorith based trader and has access to both tools and information most people don't have. I would never listen to his advice based upon his history even though he is successful, his success cannot be repeated.

-I group these next three together because their interviews mainly went through their personal histories and discussed why the success occurred and the importance of integrity and a customer first approach in the finance world:
Mary Callahan Erdoes, Charles Schwab, Sir John Templeton (Mostly discusses the type of work ethic, integrity, and fortitude needed to be successful and also to leave a legacy for your family or people who's money you are investing.

-So what makes this book so valuable, and why am I saying you must include this in your collection if you're a person under 50 looking to improve your finances.

2. Simply because of Chapter 2 and Chapter 5.

-Chapter 2 covers some of the things you've read in other finance books before, usually John Bogle's or Ben Stein's, but it discusses the Myths of the market and advisor fees. It discusses investment broker actual returns and debunks many of the common beliefs among the uneducated majority regarding how to make money with investing or retirement plans. The way this chapter is organized regarding the myths of the market and annuities is invaluable. The information on annuities for anyone under 50 is pure gold, and I have yet to see even a handful of books that ever covered the Annuity, which is starting to grow like wildfire and probably the best option for most of us with less than $500,000-1,000,000 at retirement.

-Chapter 5. This is the best chapter of the book bar none. Ray Dalio's all weather portfolio is simply unmatched and having an in-depth guide of why and how it was designed, and then actually broken down into easy to understand choices is truly incredible. Yes you can and should invest in an Index Fund, and by now we know that 95% of portfolio managers will never beat the stock market over a long time frame such as 20-30 years, but the all weather portfolio created by Ray Dalio's team just may give you better or at least safer returns with less downside risk than even a broad market index fund. I'm still left wondering how Tony got them to do this and give up this much information on this fund. On top of that, there is a larger annuity and retirement information section which goes in depth on the importance of the 3 year window into retirement and how just the stock market return of the first 3 years of a person's retirement can make or break them, and WILL... unless they read the information on annuities.

-On top of all this great information, section after section has Tony giving good links on how to access both more information. Going through this book you can see that Tony actually cares to help the uneducated average investor gain the tools to invest both wisely and and safely. Most finance books give you the what to do(or at least attempt to), but Tony's goes beyond and actually gives you both tools and the where to go to get more information and possibly help.

-To top of these great chapters there is also a chapter on the future of American technology which goes into the advances being made in healthcare and engineering with the creation of 3D printers and how people are continually living longer so what we do with our money today is very important for a potentially long tomorrow. On top of this unlike many finance books, Tony goes into the importance of giving and how it can change a person's life and bring more fulfillment far beyond any dream or desire to be rich. Tony actually explains how and why giving is so important, and it's refreshing to see even a non Christian hold such a high view of giving our time and resources back to those who are less fortunate.

So take my review for what you will, as someone who's read dozens of finance books and will only give applause to something that is both different and worth reading and knowing. I believe this book is very good just for those 2 chapters, especially if you are under 50 and have a long term horizon to invest with and haven't made tons of mistakes yet. For those who ar e older they undoubtedly should discuss retirement with a financial planner and look into insurance/annuities and stable funds. Below I will list my top Finance guru's and what I believe are some of the must read books in this field that all have information that can change your financial future as this book can do.

Best personal finance guru's, the very best of the best who's work you must read and I will include one book from each. These people have care about the common investor above selling books or making money. While some of the information may be a little outdated in one or two of these books, these are still the best of the best by far.

Must reads for personal finance with investment advice also
John Bogle (The Little book of common sense investing, watch his interviews on youtube or yahoo)
Larry Burkett (The complete guide to managing your money, planning for Retirement, Business by the Book)
Ben Stein (How to retire comfortably, The little black book of investing, how to ruin your financial future, most of his books)

Great books on investing that don't cover personal finance
Burton Malkiel (A Random Walk down Wall Street)
William Bernstein (The Four Pillars of Investing)

Honorable Mentions for personal finance, financial lifestyle etc.
Dave Ramsey(We all know about his books, very good for basic advice regarding personal budgeting, not better than the previously mentioned writers or their titles though)
David Bach (Automatic millionaire, Fight for your Money)
Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad)
Ramit Sethi (I will teach you to be rich)
Thomas Stanley (Millionaire next door)

Are there any people you should be watching when it comes to how they are investing their money?
Only two in my opinion. Warren Buffet and Carl Icahn. Both of their basic stock offerings are in the 100's still. I believe Carl Icahn's IEP is up over 1000% since inception and Buffet's BRK-B is up 24% this year alone. Watch what Warren Buffet does because he has insider access to large changes in the economy and the government, and watch Carl Icahn because he creates huge changes in companies by forcing their management to become better in every way and with that usually comes great returns for shareholders.
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print by undefined. Rated 99 out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
Amazing Grace 2 record set
Amazing Grace 2 record set
for me the best singers have always been from the church. the realness and depth is felt from the church. this is one of the first albums that i had ever gotten by Aretha Franklin and i loved it. She was singing/sanging with so much soul and depth here.as much as i love her R&B,POP material, her gospel material is right there and at times even more so because of the way she performs the songs. a must have for any Aretha Franklin fan.
Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees
Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees
Un gran bel libro di fotografie, di grande impatto visivo e molto evocative.
Un grande inno alla bellezza del cielo stellato ( quello vero, non cancellato dalle troppe luci cittadine) e degli alberi, entrambi più che mai bisognosi di essere preservati dal troppo avanzare della modernità.
Da appassionato di astronomia e amante degli alberi non posso che essere felice che la fotografa lo abbia realizzato.
Green Hearts: God’s Goodness in the Worst of Times
Green Hearts: God’s Goodness in the Worst of Times
As healthy human beings, loss and grief are going to be a part of our story that makes us who we are. This is a book for Christian Believers AND for those who aren't sure where they stand or what Christianity is all about. For me, it has become another phase of working through my personal grief. We have a choice. We can work with grief and let it become a "frenemy", or we can shove it away and try to box it up, letting it's toxicity leak into every joy of our lives. This little book is helping me to continue to embrace my grief. I know the hurt is so great because the loss is so great, and the loss is so great because the love was so great. For me, I serve a God who knows loss and grief too. He gets me :) He is with me :)
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Black Panther Deluxe Child Gloves
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War Black Panther Deluxe Child Gloves
What I like about the item it looks exactly what the images
Now what i don't like is when u think it going to be a glove it doesn't feel like a glove to better give an example if it's like the brand Mechanix glove that's a glove I understand it's just a child cosplay outfit but if it's trying to be a real item at least make it look like a glove that it looks sturdy it looks realistic because I wear cosplay outfits and I know the difference but overall in general my son loves it until I see a realistic set of those gloves then I will give 100% a okay but for now my son loves them
Now the sheerness there's no problem is very smooth it will not scratch I just wish that it look more realistic than what the item looks
Pizza Table Box Saver Stands, White Plastic, Pack of 100
Pizza Table Box Saver Stands, White Plastic, Pack of 100
I am using them as spacers on my freeze dryer trays. When I want to pre-freeze my items before they go into the freeze dryer, I can use these so the next tray up does not rest on any of the items loaded onto the tray below it. So I am able to stack trays in my freezer. They work well for that purpose, and keeping them on the trays while in the freeze dryer is not a problem. Using them as tray spacers gives me plenty of space, so if some items on the tray are a little high, it is OK.
Four by Four
Four by Four
3.5 stars

Four by Four is a complex story about a college and the power dynamics that occur there. The school is isolated from society but protected by powerful people. Abuses of all kinds occur, but silence pervades and this state of abuse and violence becomes the status quo at the colich.

Sara Mesa writes sharp sentences and her bluntness provides a nice contrast to the ambiguous and secretive nature of the college. She lays it all out in a devastatingly clear fashion. Overall, this was a disturbing story that illustrates how those in power can control and manipulate the vulnerable to their will. No one dares speak out because once one admits what is happening, they are bringing it into existence and at Wybrany College, everything is undefined and hidden in the shadows.
¿Preferirías ser una rana? (Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Spanish Edition) (Bright & Early Books(R))
¿Preferirías ser una rana? (Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Spanish Edition) (Bright & Early Books(R))
Este libro no tiene historia sino que va haciéndole preguntas al lector sobre qué preferiría ser dándole a elegir entre dos opciones opuestas. Es un libro para leer con alguien, para hablar, dar opiniones, expresar preferencias y al final conocernos un poco más. En definitiva, un buen libro para trabajar el lenguaje oral con los niñ@s y la capacidad de argumentar mientras explican por qué prefieren uno y no el otro, los dos o ninguno.
Times Change (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone series Book 2)
Times Change (Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone series Book 2)
Nora Roberts , never fails to astound me.... and she has done it once again. I loved this series and I felt in love with "J.T. and Sunny" what a fantastic story and if I cross my fingers and pray to the Gods, I sincerely hope that there is a book three to finish of this series, so we can see how things pan out for the Hornblower brothers and Libby and Sunny. Thank you Nora Roberts for another great book, or should I say AMAZING SERIES !! You've out done yourself again, and again.... I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves, Nora's talented story telling, or enjoys her "IN DEATH SERIES , By her pen name J.D. ROBB. THERE ISN'T A BOOK I HAVEN'T READ BY HER YET !! I'D GIVE HER 10 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 STARS IF THEY WOULD LET ME. Happy Reading !!!
The Eyes of the Dragon
The Eyes of the Dragon
The Eyes of the Dragon was the very first Stephen King Novel I ever read, and neither its style, nor its setting, are what the majority of his books conform to, though as time goes on, King seems to be just as comfortable branching off into other sub-genres of horror/suspense.

The Eyes of the Dragon, however, is just a straight-up Fantasy Novel. No bones about it. It takes place in a kingdom, with a King, a Queen, and a Crown Prince, and there's all the trappings of the other aspects of the genre: Magic, Dragons, Knights, and a Wizard, but this wizard is most assuredly no Merlin, because he doesn't have anyone's well-being at the forefront of his agenda at any part of this story (other than his own, of course.) And that isn't a spoiler because from the moment he's introduced, Stephen King is overtly deliberate in his describing Flagg as the primary Antagonist of the book.

The writing is also a bit easier to follow, almost to the point where it was intended to be read by a younger audience. Which it probably was, at least in part, because it's partially dedicated to his daughter, Naomi.

It's also filled with a bunch of beautiful illustrations drawn by David Palladini. I included a couple of them in here to, illustrate, that point. I don't know what he did other than the work in The Eyes of the Dragon, but what's here not only has a very appealing aesthetic, it also fits the mood and atmosphere of this book like a glove. I chose a couple of illustrations that won't give any story points away, because if there's one thing I absolutely cannot stand, it's reading a review of a book or a movie I am thinking about buying and running face-first into a plot spoiler that ruins the experience for me. So I don't do it in my reviews. Ever.

The book reads not only easily, but quickly. Very quickly, as the edition displayed in the photos is a lean 372 Pages, in trade paperback. And it's not small font, either, so if you are a speed reader, you'd devour this one in a single sitting, if you're that quick. It took me about three days.

I'm not going to give you an eighty-page dissertation on the plot, because that's not what you are reading this review for. But I will say that while the writing seems a bit on the young-adult end of the spectrum, the themes that The Eyes of the Dragon deals with are pretty adult in both nature and in presentation. It deals with aspects of human nature that I've always found to be distasteful voyeurism being the main glaring example of this. There's certain parts of the book that you read, that you just feel, dirty, for lack of a better word, after you read them.

But the pacing of the novel is just fantastic, and if you like a good fantasy tale about love, betrayal, redemption, and the epic feeling of a battle of good versus evil, I would seriously consider giving The Eyes of the Dragon a shot. It also is considered a "keystone book" for the Dark Tower Series, for reasons which I will not divulge, because, that, would be giving it away!

I hope you got something out of the review, and enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it.
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 40: La Fusion (Dragon Ball (sens français) (40)) (French Edition)
Dragon Ball (sens français) - Tome 40: La Fusion (Dragon Ball (sens français) (40)) (French Edition)
Sur les 42 tomes de la série, c'est la seule couverture que je trouve mauvaise. Pour le reste, c'est au niveau de la série.

Dragon Ball d'Akira Toriyama fait partie intégrante de ma jeunesse.

J'avais par le passé quelques exemplaires de la première édition Kiosque de Dragon Ball par Glénat en 85 volumes. Je me souviens des superbes couvertures et du papier recyclé assez gris.

Aujourd'hui, cette version Kiosque en 85 volumes n'est plus distribuée il me semble et je me tourne donc vers l'édition simple en 42 tomes toujours éditée par Glénat.

Première apparition de Sangoku SS3.
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories (Penguin 60s)
Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories (Penguin 60s)
When I first discovered Roald Dahl, it was for his children’s stories. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and so many amazing books, but my personal favorite was The Twits. His children’s books were refreshing because he created a world of where adult villains hate and mistreat children, and there is at least one “good” adult to counteract the villain(s). Unlike most books for children at the time, Roald Dahl’s books contained a lot of black humour and grotesque scenarios, including gruesome violence.

And when I chanced upon his short stories for adults, I had nightmares and sleepless nights. Roald Dahl does not waste a single word and the stories are gripping, shocking and yet proceed in such a rational manner that the reader’s suspension of disbelief is never broken. No amount of predicting the end of the story prepares one for the twist in the tale. Roald Dahl can stand you on your head, twist you in knots, tie up your hands and make you gasp for more.

It is hard to find favorites from Roald Dahl’s short stories, but the ones that kept me sleepless at night were ‘Lamb to Slaughter’, ‘Skin’ and ‘Pig’.

Definitely a must read!

Lamb to Slaughter

Here (Spoiler Alert) a dutiful wife, Mary Maloney, finally snaps when she learns her boorish policeman husband plans to leave her, with only three months to go until the birth of their first child. Mary snaps in the middle of cooking tea and batters her husband to death with a frozen leg of lamb. When her husband’s colleagues turn up to investigate the murder, Mary feigns terrible grief whilst serving up a delicious roast for the officers, ensuring the evidence disappears beneath their noses.

Skin

A tattooist, Drioli takes in a young painter and during a night of drunken celebration allows the painter to tattoo his back. Many years later Drioli stumbles upon an exhibition of his old friend’s work. Unfortunately, the painter has long since died, meaning his work, and the tattoo on Drioli’s back, is now priceless. When a rich hotel owner offers to pay for Drioli to live a life of luxury, on the condition that he will allow people to look at the priceless work on his back, what could go wrong?

Pig

Young Lexington stays in the Blue Ridge Mountains where his eccentric old Aunt Glosspan schools him herself and raises him to be a strict vegetarian. He has a talent for cooking and by the time he is 17, he has invented over 9000 different dishes. When Aunt Glosspan dies, he comes to New York to meet her lawyer and then goes to eat in a restaurant and tastes pork for the first time in his life. The chef tells him though, that he can’t be sure it was pig’s meat. “There’s just a chance,” he says, “that it might have been a piece of human stuff.” Wanting to see how a pig is butchered, Lexington takes off for the packing-house in the Bronx – and starts his journey into the other world.
Der dritte Zwilling: Roman (German Edition)
Der dritte Zwilling: Roman (German Edition)
Ein Gewaltverbrecher treibt sein Unwesen in Baltimore. Er ist intelligent, spontan und sehr gewalttätig. Aufgrund einer genauen Personenbeschreibung ist die Polizei erfolgreich. Eine Gegenüberstellung mit dem Opfer scheint dem Grauen ein Ende zu setzen. Doch dieser Mann ist nicht einmalig. Eine Überprüfung ergibt, ein weiterer Gewaltverbrecher mit gleichem Aussehen, sitzt bereits im Gefängnis.
Die Psychologieprofessorin Dr. Jeannie Ferrami stößt bei ihren Recherchen auf weitere Merkwürdigkeiten. Wurde da ein unschuldiger verhaftet und gibt es weitere Personen mit diesem Aussehen und Verhalten? Warum wissen diese Menschen nichts von ihrem Zwilling? Dann die unterschiedlichen Geburtstage, wo ist nur die Gemeinsamkeit, der Hauptnenner?
Die Universität macht der Protagonistin Schwierigkeiten. Ihre Ermittlungen sind unerwünscht. Der Druck wächst. Da gibt es eine Kraft, was unerkannt bleiben möchte. Durch ein von ihr entwickeltes Computerprogramm ist Dr. Ferrami in der Lage große Datenbanken nach Personen mit gleichen Genen abzusuchen. Dabei werden weitere Personen entdeckt und die Gemeinsamkeit einer künstlichen Befruchtung führt zum ehemaligen Chef der Ermittlerin. Der finalen Showdown sorgt für die vollständige Aufklärung eines vor zwanzig Jahren stattgefundenen Experiments.
Dem Autor Ken Follett ist mit dem Dritten Zwilling ein weiterer spannender Triller über ein aktuelles Thema gelungen. Kenner seiner Werke werden es mögen.
Cao xueqin coffret 2 volumes (Bibliotheque de la Pleiade) (French Edition)
Cao xueqin coffret 2 volumes (Bibliotheque de la Pleiade) (French Edition)
Je l’ai acheté en même temps que les trois autres classiques chinois qui figurent dans la collection de la Pléiade, Xi You Ji, Jin Ping Mei, et Shui hu Zhuan. J’ai lu les trois autres, mais pas celui-ci, que j’ai seulement feuilleté. Mais j’ai beaucoup aimé la métaphore du titre originel de l'ouvrage qui était Les Mémoires d'un roc, l’auteur ayant affirmé n’avoir que retranscrit l’histoire gravée sur un énorme rocher, trouvé par deux moines dans la montagne. La pierre a impassiblement observé et retranscrit les passions humaines pour « souligner la contradiction du détachement bouddhiste de la désillusion et de la transmutation salvatrice qu’opère l’attachement amoureux ».
Je l’ai offert en cadeau d’anniversaire à une personne qui aime la littérature et c’est le parfait présent impromptu à faire à quelqu’un dont on ne connait pas les gouts.
Harry Potter (4 Volumes set)
Harry Potter (4 Volumes set)
I have read most of the critiques here with a great deal of amusement. The few dissenters seem to feel that the Potter series is contrived and predictable. Sure the books are a little on the simplistic side.... they are written for 12 year olds. I am very impressed with JK Rowling. Anyone who can write a 700 page book that young adults are dying to read is someone who deserves my admiration. As an educator, I see too many students who do not like to read and would much rather sit passively and stare at a computer game or mindless television instead of actually putting forth the mental capacity it takes to read and use your imagination. I think ANY introduction into reading is certainly commendable and there is no way of knowing how many children (or even adults) have begun to read even a little bit more than they used to because they picked up one of these books. I did not read the Potter series until after seeng the movie and I enjoyed them very much. I did not find it to be sinister or teaching dark magic to children (lighten up folks!). I have also read the Oz series, the Narnia series, The Wrinkle in Time series, and several others, and think the Harry Potter series will be a wonderful addition to young adult literature. I wish this series had existed when I was a young adult. I would have read them and enjoyed them along with the other series that have become classics. I am not a child and knew these books were not Tolstoy when I picked them up, but that did not stop me from being entertained and appreciating them. Instead of showing an intellect superior to the masses, dissenters came across as petty and small minded. I, for one, will be joining the ranks of those who are anticipating the release of the next novel and know that my IQ is not threatened if I actually enjoy something that is not purely academic (Heck, I enjoy Brady Bunch reruns too - sue me)
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Goddess Skuld's Oracle - SHVA-EN008 - Super Rare - 1st Edition - Shadows in Valhalla
Yu-Gi-Oh! - Goddess Skuld's Oracle - SHVA-EN008 - Super Rare - 1st Edition - Shadows in Valhalla
These cards were once featured in the original Yugioh anime, but were never made for real life, naturally i thought they never would be, but after all these years they actually exist. My sister who was a big fan of yugioh and the valkyrie cards was very surprised when i remembered she had always wanted these. I'm just so surprised they are so cheap, but i'm not actually complaining!
A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
A Fall of Moondust (Arthur C. Clarke Collection)
I had wanted to read some classic science fiction. I found two very inexpensive Arthur C. Clarke novels, so I purchased them. I was not disappointed.

The basic story is centered around a catastrophe to a tourist vessel, named Selene, on the moon. Only the setting made this a science fiction novel; otherwise, it basically was simple thriller with a strong technology aspect. But, an enjoyable thriller at that.

The basic story line proceeds at a good pace, then the catastrophe happens and storyline slows a little while everyone gets accustom to the new situation and what to do. Luckily, this novel has multiple threads so those take up the slack. There were plenty of twists, turns, and dead-ends. I was hooked into the story early and didn’t want to stop reading. In fact, I stayed up to 3 am to finish the novel. This is one of my major criteria for a high star rating.

The B-stories centered mainly between the Selene’s captain and stewardess, and the captain and a surprise passenger. There even is a slight C-story as the progression of the astronomer, who was instrumental in finding the Selene, from is disagreeable self to — well, I will leave that to you.

Now, this novel was written in 1960 so it is little dated, but to me that is one of the charms of this novel. I took it on to see how well the author predicted the future. The author praised the cathode ray tube or CRT. I bet that especially at the time of this novel, most people will have no clue about what a CRT was. Another aspect I had to chuckle was when the stewardess was going through the emergency supplies and found a thousand cigarettes. I do not think that cigarettes have not been part of any emergency kits for some time.

This novel relies much on technology. Most of this was good and contributed to the flow of the story. That part of the novel appeared to be realistic. Nothing stood out to me that was unbelievable.

Based upon the above, I rate this novel with five stars. I am looking forward to reading another one of Arthur C. Clarke’s novels.
5 Layers Acrylic Grafting Eyelashes Storage Box, Clear Lash Extension Supplies Case, Makeup Display Container Eyelash Grafting Extension Tool Holder
5 Layers Acrylic Grafting Eyelashes Storage Box, Clear Lash Extension Supplies Case, Makeup Display Container Eyelash Grafting Extension Tool Holder
I was really excited to receive this until I received it cracked and broken. There’s other areas that are cracked. You can also see the bubbles where it had been glued together. I knew the price was too good to be true, I purchased another from a different seller, same product but didn’t have this issue at all. It’s a waste of time and money to return something so silly so it’s just going to go into the garbage but I may just keep the tray inserts.
VIVO Black Adjustable Single Monitor Mount for Sit-Stand Workstation, Desk Converter, Monitor Arm Fits 1 Screen up to 32 inches STAND-V001U
VIVO Black Adjustable Single Monitor Mount for Sit-Stand Workstation, Desk Converter, Monitor Arm Fits 1 Screen up to 32 inches STAND-V001U
Like many who have transitioned to working from home, having an ergonomic setup at home that allows you to sit or stand helps a lot!

Before I added this monitor mount I found that there wasn't enough horizontal room on my desktop sit/stand workstation to hold everything I needed (32" monitor, tablet, docking station, paper, phone, etc.). This was primarily because the base of my monitor was very wide. This monitor mount fixed that! The VIVO monitor mount is a sleek design that easily clamps to the table top of the sit/stand workstation, reducing the overall footprint of the monitor significantly.

Setup of the mount was simple using the included instructions. I have experience using other VIVO monitor mounts and the setup was the same. The cable management clips are a nice touch, especially when using this on a sit/stand workstation.

Note: there is a knob at the back of the mount that you tighten to lock the monitor at a certain height. The knob itself is only a 1.5 inches in diameter and 1.5" tall, but it does protrude. So keep this in mind if the monitor will be against a wall as you'll need access to that knob to adjust the monitor height.

Using the standard VESA mount, attaching the monitor was simple and straightforward. For reference, my monitor is 29" wide x 17" tall (~32" diag). Using the mount at the highest setting, the bottom of my monitor is 5 inches above the table. While this mount is able to rotate 90 degrees, my monitor is too wide (tall) to do so.

Overall this mount does what it advertises. The monitor is secure, the mount secures well to the table top, and allows you to get rid of the base that your monitor comes with. Well worth this cost for this. You could also use this mount on a traditional desk (not sit/stand), but VIVO has other articulating mounts for those setups (they work very well too!).
Raising and lowering the monitor is easy: loosen the knob at the back of the mount, move the monitor to the desired height, and tighten the knob. I've been using this mount for over a month and it does not sag.
Truefarm Organic Toor Dal - 1Kg (Pack of 2 x 500g)
Truefarm Organic Toor Dal - 1Kg (Pack of 2 x 500g)
Very cleverly the weight is NOT easy to see on the packet. Actually, it is only 500g per packet. And the seller has made it non-returnable too.

Rs 337 for just 1kg is WAY TOO COSTLY. It would help if the price per gram were clearly mentioned.
HELICON Aluminium Handi Pressure Cooker - 5 L Capacity - Silver (Works on Gas and Induction Both)
HELICON Aluminium Handi Pressure Cooker - 5 L Capacity - Silver (Works on Gas and Induction Both)
The cooker appears to be locally made in DELHI with just a sticker of HELICON pasted over the cooker body. Instead of HELICON, the word "OM" is embossed on the outer part of the lid. The handle plastic also doesn't contain the name HELICON embossed on it while the image posted on amazon shows HELICON embossed on the plastic handle - this proves that locally-made cheap cooker is being sold by the seller and just a sticker with name HELICON is pasted before shipping to the customer. Quality of aluminium is not up to the mark when compared with branded cookers. Its better to invest 300 rupees more and get a branded cooker with ISI and brand-name embossed on the cooker. Before starting to cook anything in this cooker DO NOT FORGET TO BOIL JUST WATER in the cooker initially as this will remove a kind of coating/chemical this cooker contains on the inside walls otherwise it may spoil your food and may even be harmful to your health.
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de menta poleo exclusivamente compatibles con cafeteras Nespresso*, 2 g (caja de 40 unidades)
Note D'Espresso - Cápsulas de menta poleo exclusivamente compatibles con cafeteras Nespresso*, 2 g (caja de 40 unidades)
Stay well away from this product and never use any of their capsules. After using these pods I noticed that there was a large amount of the liquid ending up in the container that holds the empty pods. It looked like most of the liquid was going in the container and not the cup. At first, it was only happening with their pods but then I noticed that I was having the same problem with all my official Nespresso pods. I called Nespresso to inform them and they walked me through a few steps to try to resolve the problem. It did not fix the problem and they said the seals must have come loose. I bought a replacement Sage Creatista Plus Stainless Steel for £449 as It was going to take up to 5 weeks to fix and get back to me. This is the first and last time I will use this product. My machine was just under 2 years old and is under warranty. I also gave some of these pods to my sister and now her Nespresso machine has the same problem. So its ruined 3 expensive Machines! I used a different brand for the of hot chocolate before for almost 2 years before lockdown but decided to try this one. I wanted to use up the pods I had left on my new machine but after using 6 of these pods my brand new machine is now leaking into the container when I use Nespresso pods. So basically their pods have ruined 3 machines, my new one and the old one and my sisters. Just threw away 4 boxes of Hot Chocolate pods. STAY AWAY FROM THIS BRAND!!!!!!!!

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