Renata Stewart

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Sails.js in Action
Sails.js in Action
Sails.js in Action by Mike McNeil and Irl Nathan. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Three.js Cookbook
Three.js Cookbook
Three.js Cookbook by Jos Dirksen. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 9 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
El socio (Spanish Edition)
El socio (Spanish Edition)
El socio (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 110 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
The Chamber (Penguin Readers, Level 6)
The Chamber (Penguin Readers, Level 6)
The Chamber (Penguin Readers, Level 6) by John Grisham. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Web Programming Step by Step
Web Programming Step by Step
Web Programming Step by Step by Jessica Miller. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Computer Programming for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Learn SQL Programming Basics, SQL Languages, Queries and Practice Problems, SQL Server and Database, Coding Languages for Beginners
SQL Computer Programming for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Learn SQL Programming Basics, SQL Languages, Queries and Practice Problems, SQL Server and Database, Coding Languages for Beginners
SQL Computer Programming for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Learn SQL Programming Basics, SQL Languages, Queries and Practice Problems, SQL Server and Database, Coding Languages for Beginners by Anthony Hack and Jordan Gunner. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Facebook: The Inside Story
Facebook: The Inside Story
For someone who claims to know as much as he does about Facebook, Levy only manages to capture half of the true narrative at best, in what could be described as nearly 600 pages of anger towards a company and a person.

Levy cannot write for more than a few pages without hurling insults at Facebook, Zuck, or any of its many employees. Seriously - open up and read any few pages at random to see for yourself. There's nothing objective about this writing; a smear campaign, at best.

Don't just take my word for it - read Aaron Greenspan's one-star review of this book, where he calls out Levy for his factuallly inaccurate retelling of Aaron's story from their interview together in 2018 (Greenspan is a former college friend of Zuck's, who makes a number of appearances in the earlier chapters of the book.) Why would Levy intentionally misrepresent the facts if he was not biased in his feelings and sentiments towards Zuck, Facebook, or any of its employees?

This is so dishonest I don't know how Levy views himelf as a person with integrity. I highly reccomend never buying this fiction.
The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 7)
The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States 7)
If you’ve never read one of this author GREAT STATE books, then you’ll be in for a treat. Like the rest of the books in this series Alaska, California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Texas, this book is chuck of state trivia, trivia which runs the gamut from just being amazing to being weird or depressing, all of which makes this book quite interesting. But unlike these books, since Hawaii had once been a possession of the US, it had its own language, Hawaiian language words are scattered all through the pages of this book.

The author, Bill O’Neill, in this book has copied the same format he’s successfully used in the rest of the books in this series.

In each of the six chapters this book contains:
1- Hawaii’s History
2- Hawaii’s Pop Culture
3- Hawaii’s Attractions
4- Hawaii’s Inventions, Ideas and More
5- Hawaii’s Biggest Haunts, Supernatural and Other Weird Facts
6- Hawaii’s Sports
Mr. O’Neill begins each chapter by taking an item regarding its topic and gives his readers a brief, yet informative description of about it, this is followed by some random facts, which is then culminated by his giving some questions related to the information which the chapter has just given, naturally the answers are given as well.

While some of the facts in this book answer the question raised the questions the author wrote about in the description for the book; others might answers a question you might have wanted to know about for a long time:

• How did Hawaii get its name?
• Why is it called the Aloha State?
• Why was it once called “The Kingdom of Hawaii”?
• Which sport was invented in Hawaii?
• Which movies have been filmed in the state?
• What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state?
• What’s Hawaii’s most famous unsolved mystery?

All in all, once again this book is a wonderful compendium of informational trivia, from the simplistic to the interesting to the amazing, trivia which should be quite interesting to anyone who reads it. So, in the end, with all things consider, for wanting to share the information he’s gathered with everyone who reads it, I’m happy to give Mr. O’Neill the 5 STARS he’s gotten from this reviewer.
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game
As a new hunter and huge nerd, I've been on the lookout for really good, soup-to-nuts resources that would help me grow as a hunter. In the midst of that search, I encountered Steven Rinella's podcast and TV show. I've enjoyed them both thoroughly and was excited when I found his books since I was certain I'd enjoy them, too.

If you're a new hunter, these books are a great purchase though - if I'm being honest - they fell just short of what I was truly hoping they'd be.

The positives are many...

At a technical level: The writing is excellent. Topics are covered in depth and with excellent clarity. In the midst of every discussion, great stories and anecdotes are woven such that you feel like you're reading a beautiful cross between a manual/textbook and a hunting memoir. It's an engaging read that I found hard to put down. The book is VERY well organized and the ideas flow into one another in a very sensible way. As the author states, you'll want to read this book from cover-to-cover without skipping things. Concepts and illustrations build on the material that came before it, and there's a lot of information you can apply from one discussion (say hunting something as seemingly foreign to me as an East Coaster like bighorn sheep) to another (like the more recognizable whitetail deer).

Similarly, the last section of the book on butchering is clear, detailed, and beyond helpful... Principles for butchering large animals are presented in general terms where needed so you can apply concepts to whatever animal is in front of you. But specifics are given where appropriate, too.

In addition to the technical aspects of the book, it's absolutely beautiful. The photography, layout, and colors draw you into the book and make it all the more engaging. I'm not usually someone who gets into aesthetics, but this book's got 'em and I'm sure people who enjoy that more than I do will be well-pleased.

Throughout the authors make a beautiful case for conservation of both these beautiful animals and the public lands on which they can survive and be enjoyed by us all.

But, there are a couple of places where I felt the book just fell short of being EVERYTHING I'd hoped. For one thing, there's nothing on identifying sign and tracking... There's reference to rubs, scrapes, trails and the like in the varied sections on different animals. However, I can't think of a place where a photograph of any of them. As a novice woodsman, a big part of locating productive grounds and the animals that inhabit them will include being able to know what to look out for (short of an animal's silhouette slipping through the brush) and how to read the story it's trying to tell you. For example, I found what I thought was a scrape in the woods and, all excited with my newfound woodsman skills, showed it to another hunter. At a glance they said, "That's not a deer scrape. It's from a turkey." I'm sure that I'll make more mistakes like that in the woods until I have more experience - after all, nothing's better - but I think this is a definite gap in the book's content as a 'complete guide'.

I also think a little more practical examples might've been helpful... I'd have appreciated something like an example hunt for one of the more popular animals in the book (say elk, mule deer, or whitetail). Seeing pictures of a map and how the authors dissected it, where they entered, what they found scouting, how they approached the hunt based on that info, etc would've help me put the excellent information in the book in order inside my head.

So, if you're a new hunter, I think this book is a must read... I'm sure there are other, species-specific books that will include more nuggets pertaining to your animal of choice. But, I'm also confident that none of them will do more to make you a well-rounded hunter and put you in a better position to utilize the game you harvest than these books will. AND you'll just have a ton of fun reading it along the way.

(Side note: I have a decent background in firearms use and think that the firearms treatment here is very good - especially for the novice. However, I wonder whether some of the information - like understanding caliber, cartridges, etc - would've been better treated in a separate volume in order to focus more on the hunting-specific aspects of shooting or to leave room for some of the topics I thought were omitted. It's hard to figure out if I'm being biased here, so I just offer this as a note rather than a praise or critique.)
Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
Simply Electrifying: The Technology That Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
According to the forward, Craig R. Roach spent ten years on this book, and it is easy to see why. It is about as comprehensive a look at the way electricity has been integrated into modern society as you will ever read. In the end, the book was not exactly what I was expecting, but it was, with some exceptions, worth the read.

=== The Good Stuff ===

* The book is well written. Roach writes in an easy-to-read style, and mostly keeps the topic moving along without getting bogged down in endless detail. The writing is lively, avoids the long paragraphs and arcane vocabulary of the “serious academic”, and communicates its points reasonably well.

* I will admit that the electric industry in the US is not one of my strong points, but there was a lot of information in the book that I had never come across before, and is relevant to our current and increasing reliance on electric power generation and distribution. For example, Roach points out how electric power generation is a business that relies on large economies-of-scale, and it is impossible to electrify large portions of a country without a large market. But there is always a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem- who buys appliances until the electric lines are in? And who would run electric lines to a house without appliances?

* Much of the book concentrates on the government stimulation and regulation of the electric power industry, and its close cousin, the telecommunications industry. Electric utilities are “natural monopolies”, at least in their traditional form---meaning it simply doesn’t make economic sense to have more than one covering any given area. Roach examines how this fact affected the early growth of the utilities, and how the early monopolies were controlled and in many cases, morphed into modern utilities.

=== The Not-So-Good Stuff ===

* While the regulation side of the electric business was interesting, the discussion tended to get a bit long-winded and overblown. I’ll admit that as an engineer, my interests are more drawn to the technical side of the business, but the book seems to overly concentrate on the regulatory and financial aspects. As an example, the Tennessee Valley Authority was responsible for some incredible engineering and technical accomplishments, but most of the discussion of this organization involved legislative and rate-related items.

* Especially as the book progressed, the technical details became less and less defined and explained. One small example, in the discussion of nuclear power, the author mentions the “ceiling” on the economies-of-scale of nuclear power plants. Nuclear power certainly has its issues, but as a large fixed-cost technology, I had never heard of such ceilings, and it would have been nice to have the author explain his thoughts.

=== Summary ===

The book is much more about the electric power industry than it is about electricity. There is some content in the beginning of the book on the contributions of Ben Franklin and other scientists, but 80% of the book is about how electric utilities are regulated, controlled, stimulated and influenced. There is plenty of interesting information on how utilities formed in the US, and how their financial structure worked to allow them to put large investments in place. If you are interested in that, you will enjoy the book.

=== Disclaimer ===

I was able to read an advance copy through the courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley.
Elon Musk Leadership Lessons for Success
Elon Musk Leadership Lessons for Success
Elon Musk Leadership Lessons for Success by Nathan Abraham. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
"It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done.": Motivation for Dreamers & Doers
I love this little book. The best way to utilize it in my opinion is to simply open it up anywhere and read a few quotes. Every morning I will read a page or two to get my day motivated. I've given three away as gifts already. It's filled with great quotes. Only thing I'm not thrilled about it is there doesn't seem to be any order of the way the quotes are organized.
(Vol 1) 3cd Original Album Classics -3cd Slipcase (Empire Burlesque\Down In The Groove\Under The Red Sky)
(Vol 1) 3cd Original Album Classics -3cd Slipcase (Empire Burlesque\Down In The Groove\Under The Red Sky)
いわゆるパッとしない時代のディラン作品3本セット。

ジャケットからして痛い『Empire Burlesque』
カヴァー多めで中途半端の極み『Down In The Groove』
豪華ゲストでドン・ウォズのプロデュースもいい佳作『Under The Red Sky』

テクノロジーについていけてなかったり、
妙な若作りだったり、
MTVを意識した作品だったり、
とにかく中途半端な時代の3作品なので、
1作ずつ買うのは正直もったいない。
だから3本セットのこれで十分事足りる。

紙ケースに、3作品が紙ジャケで入っている。
紙ジャケと言っても、昨今の良くできたリメイクではなく、
輸入盤のチープな作り。
アルバムよりひとまわり小さいシングルサイズ。
当然、輸入盤なので歌詞や解説、対訳などは一切ない。
内袋も、ビニル袋もなく、紙ジャケの中に裸のCDが入っているだけ。
パッケージのこだわらなければ問題なし。

それでもこの値段で、3作品が手に入るのはどう考えてもお得!
冴えない時代のディランとはいえ、腐っても鯛。
きっと気に入る曲が何曲かは入っている。
おススメ!
Java 8 Lambdas: Functional Programming For The Masses
Java 8 Lambdas: Functional Programming For The Masses
Dieses Buch bietet einen gut lesbaren und recht verständlichen Einstieg in die
Neuerungen von Java 8 und fokussiert sich dabei auf die Besprechung vom Lambdas.

Nach einer Einführung werden Streams und die Erweiterungen im
Collections-Framework aber auch anderen JDK-Bibliotheken aus
dem Blickwinkel von Lambdas vorgestellt.

Zum leichteren Verständnis wir eine eigene grafische Notation für
Functional Interfaces sowie für die Operationen auf Stream
entwickelt. Abgerundet wird das Ganze durch eine Betrachtung von
Designaspekten.

Inhaltlich gefällt mir das Buch gut bis sehr gut.
Warum gibt es "nur" 4 Sterne?

Ein paar kleinere Dinge stören mich an dem Buch:

- es werden immer mal wieder Vorgriffe auf später Erklärtes gemacht
(kann man nicht immer vermeiden, in diesem Buch ist es mir aber ein paar mal zu viel)

- es wird kein allzu kritischer Blick auf die Neuerungen geworfen

- im Text sind Methoden und Klassennamen immer wieder falsch getrennt und
ohne Bindestrich umgebrochen, das stört meinen Lesefluss (gut, ich bin da sehr kritisch)
24 Stemless Plastic Champagne Flutes - 9 Oz Plastic Champagne Glasses | Clear Plastic Unbreakable Toasting Glasses |Shatterproof | Disposable | Reusable Perfect For Wedding Or Party
24 Stemless Plastic Champagne Flutes - 9 Oz Plastic Champagne Glasses | Clear Plastic Unbreakable Toasting Glasses |Shatterproof | Disposable | Reusable Perfect For Wedding Or Party
I had previously ordered flutes for a baby shower and now needed more for a bridal shower. I mistakenly ordered these, thinking they were the same as the ones I had gotten before. The picture was the same. I should have checked closer. They were not the same!! They were much thinner, less sturdy and no where near as nice as the ones I had gotten before. Upon doing a double check in my previous orders, I noted that the ones I wanted were by Munfix. These flutes are by Prestee. Lesson learned... carefully read the description! These are being returned.
Victor Magtanggol
Victor Magtanggol
The story is a bit, dry. And it is certainly culturally driven. But it has it's own charm, and it is nice to see how they took an interest into Nordic mythology.
QあんどA 1 [Q and A 1]
QあんどA 1 [Q and A 1]
あだち作品はナイン以降から全作持っています。
相変わらずの独特の空気感が今も健在です。1巻では登場人物や主人公の過去がゆっくり紹介されていきます。
クロスゲームのように1巻からすごく面白いと思う作品ではないと思います。
巻を重ねていくごとに徐々に面白くなっていく作品だと思いました。
それは、話の展開がとてもゆっくりに進んでいくからです。 それがあだち作品の魅力なのですが・・・。
あだちファンなら買うべきです。 主人公とヒロインの駆け引きが楽しい。

タイトルにこれからに期待と書いたのは、ラフやタッチのような序盤からすごく面白いと思う作品ではないからです。
ほんわかとした気持ちで読めるおすすめの作品です。
Some Beasts
Some Beasts
Moves the heart and shakes the soul. Must see.
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror
I was a little uneasy, buying this book. Some of Stine's post-Goosebumps (original series) books have disappointed me, but I love good ghost stories so I gave this a try.

I'm very happy with "Fear." The stories feature a lot of variety, and everything from "good scares" to "gotcha" endings that made me laugh out loud.

In general, this book didn't skimp on the "eeeuuuuwww!" factor, but it didn't make my stomach lurch, either. So, for me, it was a Goldilocks book ("just right!").

If you want a fun book to read at night when the moon is full and the wind makes the house creak, this is a good choice.
Photographing the Dead (Nameless Book 2)
Photographing the Dead (Nameless Book 2)
Photographing the Dead is the second story in Dean Koontz’s Nameless series. Like the first story, you can read this one in less than hour. We get to know a little more about the main character and the formidable group who directs him as they chase another psychopath. This time the evil target is a young photographer, with a huge inheritance that allows him to travel the country taking photographs of nature while he hunts his victims. Palmer Oxenwald is truly disturbed. He was sent away to a private asylum as a teenager in failed attempt to cure his inhuman cruelty. He enjoyed torturing small animals to death, photographing the torture and reliving the bloodshed over and over again through the pictures. He graduated to people and became a true Koontz villain. He is an avatar of Death. He has a duty to kill. What would the world be if Death chose not to cull the herd of humanity?.....He is not fearful. He is an avatar of Death, Death incarnate, and Death fears nothing.

Nameless is still a young man, probably mid-thirties, but not a large or powerful man. He is directed by the Ace of Diamonds who has lots of resources and technology at their disposal. They relentlessly track Oxenwald with the intention to eliminate him in a way that is fitting revenge for all of his past sins. The plot is fast paced and the tension builds as Nameless and his faceless team close in. As in the previous story, they outsmart evil rather than overpower it. We still do not learn what has erased his memory but there is a short scene near the end where he has a vision of woman and two children, one with a floppy eared rabbit in her hand, a scene which we first saw in the first story, and portends to end in a bad way. I expect we will come back to this in future stories. This is another entertaining read from an American master.
Smoke from This Altar
Smoke from This Altar
I'm a huge fan of the late Louis L'Amour. I've read about 20 of his westerns and at least 5 of his other novels (Yes he wrote much more than westerns). Almost all 5 stars ...see my reviews.

I'm not super big into poetry as in two literature classes I was forced to speak/analyse poems. I didn't like that.

However I enjoyed L'Amour's book of poems. Smoke From This Altar was his first book before he became a well known author. For a time this book was hard to get as it was only published in Oklahoma and only a few book stores kept it...not many copies. Later after L'Amour became one of America's greatest authors Bantam published Smoke From This Altar for national distribution. His wife Kathy had several more of his poems put in the back that were not published in the original book. That was nice of her.

The book is only 78 pages and the reader can read it in one day. I did, but plan to keep the book in my car or near my Kayak so I can read a poem of his when I have a few minutes of time and want to relate a poem to what I am going. Most of his poems can be read in a minute or less. Here is a book you can read dozens of times and enjoy his poems again and again.

Smoke from This Altar has different kinds of poems some short, some longer, some sad, happy and some thought provoking. There were 56 poems in this 78 page book. Louis L'Amour left home at 15 and had an extremely interesting life and visited many countries and had different occupations including being a professional boxer and a seaman. Some of his poems are bases on these experiences.

I liked most of his sea poems...5 stars as I was in the Navy and had a small sail boat. I could relate to them. I enjoyed his poem To Giordano Bruno, a scientist/astronomer who was burned alive in 1600 because his teachings went against the Catholic church. As a 40 year amateur astronomer I knew this and really appreciated this poem. I also liked some of the other poems where L'Amour talks about the stars and the heavens.

His poem The Gladiator that Kathy put in the back of the book I enjoyed and related it to the movie. Lots of action in my mind.

There was one of his longer poems I could not get into and I don't want to go into analyzing of poetry again but I will reread it again later. Maybe I'll enjoy it more.

I won't ruin the book by going into all his poems. I enjoyed the vast majority of them. This is is a good book to have close to you so you can read one of his poems whenever you want. Rated 4 1/3 stars but if you are a super lover of quality poetry you may rate it higher.
Sharks Never Sleep: A Novel Featuring the Black Mask Boys : Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Mask Mystery Series/William F. Nolan)
Sharks Never Sleep: A Novel Featuring the Black Mask Boys : Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Mask Mystery Series/William F. Nolan)
The gimmick (Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler solving a real mystery together) is entertaining enough, and Nolan eventually builds a enough of a plot to keep most readers going, but I must say I found the book a big disappointment. Despite the little lectures on California missions, the changing editorship of Black Mask magazine, and so forth -- and the pointless cameo appearance of cardboard cutouts labeled Mae West, John Barrymore, etc -- there is no sense at all of life in the '30s. At first I thought the flatfooted style was meant to be a comment on narrator Erle Stanley Gardner's writing, but at his worst Gardner wasn't this banal, cliche-ridden and tautological (again and again, a character's speech will be tagged with a clause summarizing its contents or explaining its already-obvious intention.) But okay, we don't always look for any kind of style in a certain kind of whodunit, and Nolan does deliver a decent mystery. What I couldn't stand -- I wouldn't even have finished the book if I hadn't been stuck in a hotel room with nothing else -- was the constant stream of anachronistic language. The whole point of this entertainment is that it takes place in the '30s, but again and again, the stock phraseology comes from the '70s or later. The Bing Crosbyesque character is "laid-back", someone keeps a "low profile", a celebrity funeral is a "media event" attended by "death freaks." Once would be an irritating but forgiveable slip-up, but when it keeps happening page after page, the carelessness of it becomes downright insulting.
Dragon Ball Compendio nº 01/04 (Manga Artbooks) (Spanish Edition)
Dragon Ball Compendio nº 01/04 (Manga Artbooks) (Spanish Edition)
Es un pedazo de libro , yo he comprado el compendio 1 y tiene un montón de contenido interesante sobre combates , personajes , mangas anteriores...
Su portada es una imagen de Goku y Vegeta, y es de tapa dura y sólida, su grosor es de 3cm aprox. el único fallo del libro es que la esquina superior derecha está un poco dañada pero por lo demás perfecto, viene con 2 posters , 1 por delante es de Goku con un dragon y por detrás de Goku y Krilin de pequeños luchando, y el otro por delante es como la portada que por detrás trae un árbol genealógico añadiendo amigos y relaciones maestro-aprendiz ,después viene un índice, imágenes de batallas y sitios donde transcurren , aparte viene con una guía de todos los cómics de la serie roja , los gorditos que hay 34 , te dice todos los capítulos de cada episodio junto con fotos, hace un pequeño resumen de los estamentos de los dioses y cuenta alguna historia que nunca salió a la luz, después van los personajes con ilustraciones que se separan por razas.
Nota:la página 23-24 viene doblada , pensaba que era un error , pero no lo es , tiene distinto tamaño a las otras por medio centímetro.
Hay una entrevista a Akira Toriyama, en la que dice sus ataques favoritos , lo que más le ha gustado dibujar y demás...
Resume los 519 capítulos de dragon ball y dragon ball Z de forma amena y entretenida , hay una guía cronológica que dice cuando aparecen los personajes, después te los presenta y e da muchas características e ilustraciones (Nota en Gohan y Trunks salen datos y dibujos de sus personajes del futuro.
También indaga en personajes secundarios , habla de los enfrentamientos, de TODOS.
Con una línea cronológica de combates, y habla de todos y cada uno de ellos (los más importantes)en orden desde Picolo daimaô hasta Boo, comenta todas las técnicas de la historia, y redacta un resumen de todas las peleas por más pequeñas que sean desde Goku con el pez gigante que caza en el primer episodio hasta Goku VS Oob (184).
Incluye una lista de emblemas, después aparecen un montón de ilustraciones indicando lugares ej. Namek, el planeta de Kaito...
Organización de personajes por razas, árboles genialogicos, características de la raza, su relevancia en el universo7 habla del otro mundo , el infierno las viviendas de los kaios, de los lugares de la tierra, de todos los ataques, del torneo de la saga de Boo con una lista de luchadores y quién gana cada combate hasta llegar a Satán, de vehículos, tecnologías,inventos...
Es resumen una enciclopedia de lo más completa, espero a que se acabe la cuarentena para comprar los otros tres.
Sin duda lo recomiendo, teniendo 14 años me ha resultado muy entretenido, interesante, y curioso.
Tarzan in The Land That Time Forgot and The Pool of Time
Tarzan in The Land That Time Forgot and The Pool of Time
OK, soviel gleich vorweg: der Plot dieser Story ist nicht wirklich etwas für Edgar Rice Burroughs- oder Tarzan-Puristen.
Auf der Suche nach Lya Billings, die auf einer Insel vor Peru vermisst wird, gerät Tarzan nach Caspak, dem "Land That Time Forgot". 1924 hatte ERB den gleichnamigen Roman geschrieben, der allerdings mit Tarzan überhaupt nichts zu tun hatte. Aber Tarzan, der im Laufe der letzten Jahrzehnte schon Team Ups mit Predator, Batman und Catwoman oder Carson of Venus überstanden hat, hat hier in gewisser Weise noch ein Heimspiel, weil er in der großen Welt seines Schöpfers bleibt; und außerdem hat der großartige Russ Manning, der die Story geschrieben und gezeichnet hat, bereits in den Dailies der späten 60iger Jahre die seltsamen Vogelmenschen und evolutionären Besonderheiten von Caspak vorweg genommen.
Ob man die eigenwilligen Kapriolen der Evolution auf dieser Insel nun als vollkommen absurd ansieht oder sie einfach als wenn auch abseitige Idee dafür akzeptiert, warum man es auf der Insel mit Sauriern und Stämmen in unterschiedlichen evolutionären Entwicklungsstadien zu tun bekommt, mag Geschmackssache sein. Aber ähnlich wie später auch Mark Schultz in "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" nutzt Russ Manning die Dinosaurier als Möglichkeit, coole und aufregende Bilder und eine exotisch-spannende Handlung zu schaffen.
Hand aufs Herz, was erwartet man bei einem Tazan-Comic? Spannung und Abenteuer. Und wenn Russ Manning Zeichner und Texter ist, eine tolle Artwork dazu. "Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: The Land That Time Forgot" bietet von alledem reichlich. Eine unterhaltsame und überzeugend gezeichnete Story, die für Tarzan- und Russ Manning-Fans allemal empfehlenswert ist, aber vermutlich auch Seiteneinsteigern Freude machen wird.
Congo (Spanish Edition)
Congo (Spanish Edition)
Congo opens on a grizzly gorilla attack on a group of explorers. Crichton goes on in telling how the search and or rescue party gets there and the horrific things they experience. With the company of Amy the most advanced ape in the sense of sign language, they learn many things about gorilla life and their past. From Chrichton I've also read Airframe, Sphere, Jurassic Park and The Lost World; personally this is my least favorite of the books. I admit the first few pages grab you with quick and intense action, but the main part of the book, I thought, was extremely boring, no action what so ever not even flared emotions. Written in 1980 it is expected to have out dated technology information, in fact some of things they mention weren't even fathomable then, but now are a part of everyday life and I made a note of that in the back of my mind, but while reading it seemed as though it was in bold print and it simply got annoying. Don't get me wrong it is a well writen book, it's just that I feel is other books are definately more worth reading. The ending as in all books is the most exciting part of the book, overflowing with action that almost makes up for the eye drying middle; almost.
TAIKO I. El hábil Cara de Mono (Spanish Edition)
TAIKO I. El hábil Cara de Mono (Spanish Edition)
Para aquellos ávidos lectores en busca de conocimiento sazonado con innumerables anécdotas, fino sentido del humor, es esta una inmejorable oportunidad para conocer el modo de ser y de pensar del pueblo japonés.
Our John Willie
Our John Willie
When I was still a wee nipper at school this was dramatised for tv, and then I had the book from the library. All these years later I could still remember some of the story, but alas I couldn't remember the title, so a big thank you to AnnieLorrie, who on a discussion on the postings managed to give me the title.

This is a children's book but is still a great read for adults. It is 1852 and due to a mining accident Davy and his younger brother John Willie lose their father. The two boys manage to survive this incident, but others weren't so lucky. Alas, John Willie is deaf and dumb and Davy doesn't really want to put him into the workhouse, so that he can go looking for work.

Having to deal with a neighbour and his children, who seem to have it in for the two boys, they eventually find shelter under the care of Miss Peamarsh. Miss Peamarsh may seem eccentric to others, but is she really? As Davy overhears part of a conversation he realises that Miss Peamarsh is being blackmailed, but over what? Could it be the body that he finds in the garden?

Taking in an historical setting, this also has elements of mystery and adventure, as the boys find themselves getting involved in other families' secrets.
Taro Okamoto 1/350スケール ソフトビニール製塗装済み完成モデル 太陽の塔
Taro Okamoto 1/350スケール ソフトビニール製塗装済み完成モデル 太陽の塔
僕は高校生の頃から、なぜか太陽の塔に惹かれていました。住んでたところが近かったこともありますが、よく自転車で一人で観に行きました。
どこが好きなのか説明できないですが、机の上に置いてると、心の平安と活力をもらえます。
人生において、得体の知れない、意味がわからないものに触れることは大切かもしれません。
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories
Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories
I enjoyed the stories, and the alluring creativity that brings the reader into the heart of each one. I found that I really like the short story format, and how each present an in-depth, attention capturing tale of its own. Compiling them as an anthology gives welcome exposure to the authors, but particularly to readers. Thought provoking, the stories are hard to put down. Alternate History may be an understated way of fueling the imagination with fun tales that lead one tightly down a path of 'what if...' ...what different turns impact on the outcome of discovery, reaching the pinnacle of achievement and performance. How different our world could be. ...and how fun it is being taken down that path as it unfolds, counter-factually.

Rick Wilber's filtering, selection and variety of worthy, award winning samples is a great approach, with his introductions being additionally special, alluring appetizers for each. What a great way for stirring desire to read more!

Thank you, Rick, for doing what you do so well.

...ancient Romans crossing North America... ...civil war life... ...JFK not actually being dead and buried...
...China... ...time travel... ...turning the tables on a brutal dictator... ...Babe Ruth...

...Counterfactual History is clearly it's own category under science fiction, worthy of classification and readership appeal all of its own.
Proscan 19-Inch LED TV | 720p, 60Hz | DVD Player | PLEDV1945A-B model
Proscan 19-Inch LED TV | 720p, 60Hz | DVD Player | PLEDV1945A-B model
I would really like to give this product a no star due to their very poor customer service but not possible. I bought this TV for my husband as a xmas gift for the RV. Well he installed it a few weeks back as we are getting ready for a trip. Big problem with the remote sensor. It only works if you tap on the side of the TV. So under a manufacturers warranty of ,one year we called the company. The first rep who's name was Andrew had us walk through the reset applications and of course that has nothing to do with it so it did not work. In the process of putting us on hold he hung up on us, so we immediately called back and went through the hold process a 2nd time for about 15 minutes. (First time was also at least that long). This time we got Daisy on the line who also wanted us to do the reset process again but we told her that we had and it did not work not that it absolutely had nothing to do with it. She proceeded in telling us at that point that we would have to send the TV back to them at our expense and they would fix it. Well call me STUPID but that is not good business. We than escalated the call and asked for a supervisor and was then told there was none available. I've been down that road before so we demanded one and again was put on hold while she said she would find one. 5 or 10 minutes later she comes back on the line and gets our mailing address and phone number which they already had from the first call and said that a supervisor would be calling in 3 to 4 business days. Well needless to say that was 2 weeks ago and we have heard absolutely nothing. Oh they also asked for email and we have heard nothing by that means either. I am very disappointed with this and will never buy another thing from this company. I do not recommend this product to anyone. This company does not stand by their product...
The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy
The Summit: Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy
Conway’s book is a fascinating tale about the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference that transformed the failed international economic order of the 1920s and 30s into the international economic system that was the engine of the post-World War II recovery and prosperity. Two intertwined narrative lines tell the story. One is of the rise of the two dueling personalities that dominated the conference, John Maynard Keynes of Britain and Harry Dexter White of the U.S. Treasury. The other is the historical arc of events from the 1919 Paris Peace Conference—a great disaster—to the Bretton Woods conference—an enduring success—twenty-five years later.
The Paris Peace Conference was the dark original sin of the twentieth century, the misanthropic victors’ justice that poisoned the fields from which a wounded world population, battered by a terrible war, had hoped that a deserved prosperity would spring from the sacrifices so bravely born. Instead, international leaders came to Paris and plowed salt into their own fields in a vengeance-crazed desired to impose a Carthaginian peace on defeated Germany.
There are two possible responses to the end of war: one is revenge and the other is to rebuild the economies and societies for everyone’s benefit. With regard to rebuilding, success demands that both victor and vanquished be rebuilt. The job can’t be half done. They are two sides of the same coin. The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 went the first way and got it wrong. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 went the second way and midwifed decades of worldwide economic progress. A side observation is that the Bush administration in the wake of its 2003 Iraq invasion got it all wrong all over again, not even understanding that meaningful economic growth was even relevant to the Middle East when its absence had been a driver of much of the misery in the region for decades.
Conway then introduces a key fact to understanding the origins of the policy failure at Paris: President Woodrow Wilson did not bring a written draft of a peace treaty with him to Paris. The US economy came out of the war as the economic giant, the dollar dominated international finance in an unprecedented manner. But the Americans did not bring a written plan, the cardinal sin of conference going. The conference unfolded debating deeply flawed British and French proposals. The process never recovered; a policy debate on a positive trajectory never occurred. The forlornness of this failure was captured ten years later by Ernest Hemingway in the bleak and tragic ending of his novel “A Farewell to Arms,” the literary crescendo echoing the failure of a generation’s sacrifice.
After the poisonous policy of crippling reparations on Germany, the big legacy from Paris was the return to the gold standard and the economic straightjacket of fixed exchange rates. Economy after economy buckled in the early 1930s as monetary rigidity put millions of people out of work across Europe and America. Conway provides a lucid discussion of the gold standard and fixed-exchange rate systems. No reader would want to live in a country locked into one of these regimes. One can clearly see from this discussion that the current European currency union is a repetition of old sins and the substitution of hubris for hard-eyed economic analysis. Too much unemployment is a foreordained outcome of fixed exchange systems—and Europe is awash with underemployed resources.
For Bretton Woods in 1944, two principal goals were on the agenda: devising a postwar international exchange system less prone to crisis and a financial institution to finance international reconstruction and development. Avoiding a large postwar depression was an immediate goal. The two goals resulted in two agenda items. First, was the formation of the International Monetary Fund to regulate international exchange rates and provide a fireman to contain exchange rate crises. The other new institution to be birthed was the World Bank. There was uncertainty over what its basic mission of the Bank would be: was it to be a reconstruction bank—rebuild devastated Europe—or a development bank—start the developing economies on the road to advancement?
The IMF was the larger and more contentious of the two projects and this is where the Americans under Harry Dexter White differed most sharply with John Maynard Keynes and the British. White and the Americans—with the world’s most powerful economy under their feet—kept control over the process of developing the IMF while Keynes was delegated less controversial role of bringing forth the World Bank.
The British had very pragmatic immediate concerns about the IMF. The dominions of the British empire were chock full of sterling balances as a result of exporting supplies and money to Britain during the war and these sterling balances were effectively “blocked” and not convertible into currencies which could be used to buy goods in the world economy. If these blocked balances were freed, then sterling as an international reserve currency would be finished. A startling realization that Conway makes clear is that the United Kingdom was a massive debtor and that the dominions and protectorates of the empire were massive creditors. This financial imbalance by itself was bound to drive the end of empire.
The other issue was that Britain felt it needed to retain the sovereign decision on how much it might devalue sterling in the future to help British industry regain competitiveness in the postwar world. One can see that the Americans were correct in not letting these British concerns overly shape the design of the new IMF; broad international goals could not be subverted by parochial British interests. Churchill in particularly still clung to the hope that Britain would be able to keep and sustain its vast empire after the war—but literally Britain’s own sterling debts to the empire argued for breakup.
Ultimately, the World Bank did not refinance European reconstruction; the Marshall Plan did. And large European devaluations set off by the premature release of sterling onto to the wild seas of convertibility in the late 1940s rocked the international monetary boat no end. But over time ad hoc measures and reconfigurations of the basic structure provided the necessary resiliency for the modified Bretton Woods regime to flourish. It lasted up to the early 1970s when the US unhooked the dollar from gold and the world entered a system of floating exchange rates.
Ed Conway has made a valued addition to the burgeoning field of popular international economic history, the salient force shaping of the world in which we live.
Breville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric Decanter, Silver
Breville BWD600SIL Sommelier Electric Decanter, Silver
How much difference can a $500 product make on a $15 bottle of wine? Is this just a gimmick or is there something to it? Those are the questions I was asking myself when I pulled this thing out of the box. I've had really great luck with Breville products so I had high expectations of the product but was a little more skeptical about the actual functionality.

I set up a small test with a couple of people. We all tasted the wine straight out of the bottle first, then tasted it after pouring it through a hand-held aerator and then put it into the Breville Sommelier, set the time and let it do its thing, finally, let a glass sit for 90 minutes.

Out of the bottle the wine was fine but obviously need to open up a little before it would be ready to drink. Enter one of the most highly touted handheld aerators. Poured the wine through, let the bubbles settle ... no real noticeable difference in the aroma or taste of the wine, I was a little surprised as I'd never done this test before. Then, I poured a small glass and let it sit and poured the rest of the bottle into the Sommelier, set the timer, using the instruction card provided, I set the timer for 1.5 minutes and let it go to work. A minute and a half later, I poured a glass and was very pleasantly surprised by how much the flavor of the wine had changed. The subtle notes of the wine were more pronounced and it tasted as if it had been decanted for a reasonable period of time. Everyone who tried it was surprised by the immediate difference. When I tested the glass that rested for 90 minutes, it is possible that by that time I was having difficulty tasting the differences but I have to say I preferred the wine that was decanted in the Sommelier. This is definitely a very useful tool if you serve a lot of wine and end up opening bottles without time to properly decant them.

Warning, there is a tube with a hole that runs all the way through the decanter so be careful pouring your wine in or you'll end up seeing a bunch of it on the counter or floor. Also, this only holds a 750ml bottle of wine at a time so don't overfill.

Set up is very straightforward but the instructions leave a little to be desired simply because they are not really clear. I like that they give you an extra air filter to replace the one that comes installed, for when it is time to change. Set up took about 3 minutes.

Cleanup is very easy and both the machine and the decanter are very stylish. I think generally I'll pour the wine out of the included decanter into another simply because the glass on the included decanter is not as heavy as the glass in a standard decanter and I suspect that replacing this decanter is not inexpensive.

I gave this unit 4 stars because of the price, if I'm honest, I'd never have given this a second thought if I hadn't had the opportunity to review it as a vine voice. Now that I have, I still wouldn't pay $500 for it but I'd sure be thinking about how to justify it! I don't begin to profess to know how much this actually costs to build but it is hard to imagine so much as to justify a $500 price tag. If you are a real Oenophile you may find this very useful. If you are a daily drinker or regularly host parties and want to maximize the flavors of your wine and don't want to wait, this will do the job nicely. I'll be using this regularly and will update my reivew with any additional findings over time.
Game Changer: Taking Your Insurance Agency to the Next Level
Game Changer: Taking Your Insurance Agency to the Next Level
This is a quick read, jam packed with so much great info on making big, income producing changes in your agency. The information Michael shares gives you specific actions that can be implemented right away to help you be a better leader, drive consistent results, have a more consistent motivated team, develop efficient processes that gives more of YOUR time back and allows you to make more money. Great read, Michael!
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
How to get the best out of your staff?

I am always a bit wary of books that use the template of one company as the success formula for every company. Books like "Blitzscaling". As Freek Vermeulen and many others have explained, companies are too complex for a one size fits all approach.

Powerful, building a culture of freedom and responsibility

However, it is Netflix and some of the suggestions in “Powerful, building a culture of freedom and responsibility” make a lot of sense. The book is best described as a hard-nosed version of ROWE (Results Only Work Environment).

Netflix

We all know Netflix. It has continuously reinvented itself and is in my view a lot more sympathetic than “The four” and is likely to be more successful in the long run. It will be interesting what they will do when TV, AR, VR and gaming merge into one.

Check your own HRM

Here are a few questions for you:

If you stop any employee, at any level of the company, in the break room or the elevator and ask what are the five most important things the company is working on for the next six months, that person should be able to tell you, rapid-fire, one, two, three, four, five, ideally using the same words you’ve used in your communications to the staff and, if they’re really good, in the same order. If not, the heartbeat isn’t strong enough yet.
How well do you think people throughout the company could describe its business model?
Do you share with employees the same information presented in your company’s earnings calls?
Is everyone aware of the difficult challenges your company faces? Have you asked them their thoughts about how to tackle these?
What areas of your business do you think your people know little to nothing about?
How well do you think your people understand who the customer is and what their needs and desires are?
Do you regularly share customer research?
If you were going to hold an off-site, what is the most pressing issue you would want your people to learn about and debate?
Are people free to disagree with a point made by someone in authority during a team meeting?
How open have you been with your team about the current prospects of your business and the most difficult problems the company and your team are dealing with?
Simple

Netflix kept it very simple. Every Single Employee Should Understand the Business. Read that again. Every Single Employee Should Understand the Business

Latitude

They began with inculcating a core set of behaviours in people, demand these behaviours, but then giving them the latitude to practice those behaviours well. It makes teams astonishingly energised and proactive. The key word is latitude. Freedom to act. Treating people like adults and let them get on with it. That includes transparency and giving people the information they need. It means encouraging and stimulating questions and honest debate.

Embrace the thrill

You want people to embrace the need for change and be thrilled to drive it. Netflix had come to understand that the most successful organisations in this world of increasingly rapid disruption will be the ones in which everyone, on every team, understands that all bets are off and everything is changing—and thinks that’s great. They wanted people to feel excited to come to work each day, not despite the challenges but because of them.

Strip away the policies and procedures

Which means they kept stripping away policies and procedures. What Netflix found that after they d had to let many middle managers go in our big layoff, they noticed that everyone moved much faster without all those layers of opinions and approvals. What takes the place of rules, processes, approvals, bureaucracy, and permissions? The answer: Clear, continuous communication about the context of the work to be done.

People are adults

Which means they don’t tell people what to do. Don’t do incentives. There is no better reward than making a significant contribution to meeting a challenge. Ask any very successful person what their fondest memories of their career are, and they will inevitably tell you about an early period of struggle or some remarkably difficult challenge they had to overcome.In Netflix’s view, a company’s job isn’t to empower people; it’s to remind people that they walk in the door with power and to create the conditions for them to exercise it. Do that, and you will be astonished by the great work they will do for you.

Your job

A business leader’s job is to create great teams that do amazing work on time. Excellent colleagues, a clear purpose, and well-understood deliverables: that’s the powerful combination. The most important job of management is to focus intently on the building of great teams.

The tips (not that dissimilar to “Principles”)

The best thing you can do for employees is to hire only high performers to work alongside them.
You go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.
People need to see the view from the C suite to feel truly connected to the problem solving that must be done at all levels and on all teams so that the company is spotting issues and opportunities in every corner of the business and effectively acting on them.
Fully and consistently communicated to everyone the behaviours you expect your staff to be disciplined about, starting with the executive team and every manager.
Make sure that every single employee understand your philosophy and the behaviours you want them to execute
Create a culture deck.
Create open, clear, and constant communication about the work to be done and the challenges being faced.
Practice radical honesty.
Truthful people are truthful in everything they do.
It is not cruel to tell people the truth respectfully and honestly. To the contrary, being transparent and telling people what they need to hear is the only way to ensure they both trust you and understand you. Your people can handle the truth, straight and in person, and so can you.
Encourage people to have strong, fact-based opinions and to debate them avidly and test them rigorously.
Get people to base their actions on what was best for the customer and the company.
Get hiring managers to take the lead in preparing their teams for the future by making sure they had high performers with the right skills in every position.
Find the best creative talent with the skills to execute, and then give those creators the freedom to realise their vision.
Make sure that every single member of a team knows where they’re going and will do anything to get there.
Hire talented people who are adults and want nothing more than to tackle a challenge, and then communicating to them, clearly and continuously, about what the challenge is.
Hire people who absolutely love problem-solving.
Do not fixate on metrics that don’t matter.
Do not assume that current employees will be able to grow into the responsibilities of the future.
Have the right person in every single position.
Your HR people must be businesspeople.
Pay top dollar for your best people.
Be a great place to be from.
Do not make false promises of job security.
Unencumbered

If you look at the most successful companies of the last decade or so, many of them are Internet firms with teams that work very collaboratively and organically. Harnessing the power of small, unencumbered teams. Unencumbered being the operative word.

Trust and transparancy

Netflix learned that preparing people for changes to come led to a sense of trust around the company: trust that we would proactively take the company where it needed to go and that we wouldn’t mislead anyone about the changes. Transparency about the difficulty of the decisions didn’t make coming to them any easier, but the honest dialogue did mean that people all over the company were prepared. Too often upper management thinks that sharing about problems confronting the business will heighten anxiety among staff, but what’s much more anxiety provoking is not knowing. Transparency also helps ensure that people take ownership of the positions they’ve advocated and don’t get hopelessly caught up in finger-pointing after the fact.

Business and sports

The metaphor that Netflix uses is that the company is like a sports team, not a family. Read "Legacy". Netflix as the All Blacks of the business world. One reason the sports team analogy is so helpful in managing people is that everyone readily understands that coaches are letting the rest of the team and the fans down if they don’t replace players who aren’t producing top performance.

Power to the people

The conclusion from Netflix, and it should not come as a surprise, is that when people feel that they have more power, more control over their careers, they feel more confidence, confidence to speak up more, to take more risks, to pick themselves up again when they make mistakes, and to take on more and more responsibility. It’s not your job to give it to them. Appreciate their power, unleash it from hidebound policies, approvals, and procedures, and trust me, they will be powerful.

Get out of the way

If all your employees have a shared vision, shared purpose, shared passion, shared guiding principles, an understanding and belief in the brand, you are 80% there. Combine that with team sports principles, transparency and radical honesty and you are 90% there. Also, read “Reinventing organisation”. Everything is culture. Heck, you might even become lovable.
IDiSON Long Charger Cord 4Pack(10/6/6/3ft) iPhone Lightning Cable for Mfi Certified Nylon Braided Power Fast Compatible iPhone 11 Pro Max XS XR 8 Plus 7 Plus 6s 5s 5c Air iPad Mini iPod (Green White)
IDiSON Long Charger Cord 4Pack(10/6/6/3ft) iPhone Lightning Cable for Mfi Certified Nylon Braided Power Fast Compatible iPhone 11 Pro Max XS XR 8 Plus 7 Plus 6s 5s 5c Air iPad Mini iPod (Green White)
I bought these for the 1 foot long cables, which were to make it convenient to attach my iPhone to my charger. The day I received these cables, my wife's iPhone5 refused to accept a charge. I had set up an appointment to take the phone to the Apple Store to have it checked out, but I decided to give the new cables a try. To my amazement, as soon as I plugged in the new cable, the phone started charging. I guess the charging socket on the phone had worn down, and the new cable made the connection that my cheaper cables could not. These cables are well made and very sturdy. I highly recommend these to anyone with an iPhone or iPad.
Jura 61827 Deckel (Kaffeebohnenbehälter) für Impressa Kaffeevollautomat
Jura 61827 Deckel (Kaffeebohnenbehälter) für Impressa Kaffeevollautomat
Der Deckel ist bei der Jura etwas anfällig, da er nur zwei eine kleine Kunststoffnasen hat, die abbrechen können. Dies ist uns schon einmal passiert. Deshalb sind wir sehr froh, dass man ihn unkompliziert nachkaufen kann. Der Versand verlief schnell und perfekt. Wir hoffen nun, dass der Deckel recht lange hält.
Linsoul KZ ZS10 Pro 4BA+1DD 5 Driver in-Ear HiFi Metal Earphones with Stainless Steel Faceplate, 2 Pin Detachable Cable (with Mic, Purple)
Linsoul KZ ZS10 Pro 4BA+1DD 5 Driver in-Ear HiFi Metal Earphones with Stainless Steel Faceplate, 2 Pin Detachable Cable (with Mic, Purple)
While I’ve questioned the design of some previous KZ models with ZS10 pro they went for their own original look and they did a fantastic job! Right out of the box the earpieces look dope. Box, packaging and accessories are simple but who cares about that. The polished mirror-like stainless steel plates are super cool and there’s a little bit of heft to them which I like. Solid build quality overall for the price. Size is significantly smaller than ZS6 or AS10 and fit for my ears is way better. Even my girlfriend who according to her “has the smallest ears in the world” managed to get a good fit. Cable is the typical 2 pin for KZ, nothing too exciting but this iem is definitely getting a nice aftermarket cable since is quickly becoming my favorite budget earphone in my collection. And it’s all because of the sound:
The tuning of the ZS10 pro is a mildly V shaped. I expected the dual dynamic driver to provide a good slam in the lower frequencies and I wasn’t disappointed. Bass is good! It hits hard but remains controlled. It makes edm, hip hop and pretty much most of modern genres sound fun. It might lack a little bit of the resolution of a balanced armature driver (AS10 for comparison) but it has better extension in the sub bass and more energy overall. The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Old thing back” puts a smile on my face listening with ZS10 pros. “Royals” by Lorde - another song with good bass that this iem plays right.
I was listening “A kiss to build a dream on” by Amber Rubarth” and comparing back and fourth to my 10X more expensive 8 BA Fearless Audio set I was surprised how well the KZ held its own. Sounds stage was open and natural and while the midds (her voice and acoustic instruments) were lacking a little resolution compared to the much more expensive one the tonality sounded right and her voice was still emotional and nuanced.
But the biggest improvement for me from other KZs on this set is the treble area. ZS10 pro is tuned for more relaxed listening with the highs rolled off where it counts. No sibilance with female voices and retaining nice resolution.
To put it simply at the moment this is the best model that KZ has made yet. Excellent build quality combined with very pleasing, open and relaxed playback makes ZS10 a great budget all-arounder with value that is hard to beat
Additional thoughts: for everyone who likes their ZS10 pro but wants a better cable, Linsoul offers an upgrade- Tripowin C8 cable with QDC connectors
Vidal Golosinas. Rayaditos Sandía. Regaliz Relleno con intenso sabor sandía. Color Verde y su interior rosa. Bandeja 200 unidades
Vidal Golosinas. Rayaditos Sandía. Regaliz Relleno con intenso sabor sandía. Color Verde y su interior rosa. Bandeja 200 unidades
Compré hace unos días regalices rellenos rojos de la marca y me gustaron mucho, así que vi estos por un precio similar y me hice con ellos también. Están muy ricos y tienen un sabor a sandia suave, aunque cuando llegas al centro quizás son un poco empalagosos, pero es normal en este tipo de dulces. Estos si son regalices pequeños, los rellenos que compré eran de los grandotes.

La caja no es del tipo con tapa, si no que esta pensada para poner una encima de otra y se sacan deslizando los cajones. Yo las voy a usar en la cocina para especias y demás, una maravilla, aunque espero que no suban el precio.

Muy recomendados para los fans de este tipos de regalices.

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