Shelby Bailey

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High Availability MySQL Cookbook
High Availability MySQL Cookbook
High Availability MySQL Cookbook by Alex Davies. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
MySQL 8 : Administration et optimisation
MySQL 8 : Administration et optimisation
MySQL 8 : Administration et optimisation by undefined. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
WordPress Web Design For Dummies
WordPress Web Design For Dummies
WordPress Web Design For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 33 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
The Lucky One
The Lucky One
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 2119 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Une seconde chance (French Edition)
Une seconde chance (French Edition)
Une seconde chance (French Edition) by Nicholas Sparks and Jean-Noël Chatain. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 19 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Pro PHP MVC (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Pro PHP MVC (Expert's Voice in Open Source)
Pro PHP MVC (Expert's Voice in Open Source) by Chris Pitt. Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars, with 13 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Programming with CodeIgniter MVC
Programming with CodeIgniter MVC
Programming with CodeIgniter MVC by Eli Orr and Yehuda Zadik. Rated 1.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing
Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing
Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing by Mark van der Loo and Edwin de Jonge. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the R programming category.
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Warren Buffett is world-famous for his success at investing. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, the son of a stock broker who served several terms in Congress, he began in business very young selling candy to neighbors and delivering newspapers but his real passion was reading everything he could get his hands on about investing in stocks and bonds, learning about businesses, and investing according to a carefully thought-out investing philosophy derived from the authors of several books he read who became his mentors at Columbia Business School-Benjamin Graham and David Dodd.

This biography, written with the cooperation of Buffett by Alice Schroeder, an author with a Wall Street background, is a thoroughly-researched account of his life and career, beginning with his childhood in Omaha and following him through his education and his career as an investor and money-manager who, through the vehicle of his firm Berkshire Hathaway, made himself and many of his investors very wealthy. Indeed, in 2008 he was named the richest man on earth.

The book chronicles his philosophy of business and many of his quirks - he favours Coke over wine and burgers and steaks over almost any other type of food - and delves into numerous accounts of his investments which have spanned cocoa-beans, textile mills, Wall Street investment banks, and railroads, among many others.

Buffett comes across as an almost asocial machine constantly sifting through businesses to find the best bargains to invest in. With family and friends he seems remote and absent-minded, uninterested in things that fall outside the world of business. He seems never to have read a novel, for instance, or a poem. When one of his friends points out a Picasso sketch on the wall at his friend’s house he says he hasn’t noticed it even though he’s been going there for 30 years. He’s also kind of funny about money, which I suppose is not surprising given who he is. That said, he does change over the course of his life in some respects and the book does a good job of describing it, showing, for example, how he was persuaded to be more generous towards his children, and describing the way he went from believing that his greatest service to humanity was through amassing a huge fortune to believing that giving money away sooner was preferable.

If this book has a limitation it is that it shies away from offering a more definitive interpretation of its subject that would aid the reader in coming to a deeper understanding of the real Warren Buffett. The book offers an account of the complete Buffett mythology: his folksy, Midwestern values, his common-sense voice, his sage wisdom about business. It reinforces his philosophy of investing in undervalued companies with excellent long-term prospects, his injunction, via Graham, to “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” It charts his growing fame, his circus-like shareholder meetings, his numerous appearances in the business press and on business TV networks, his love for Cherry Coke and Gorat’s steakhouse. And while the mythology is probed and dissected in some ways - yes, he’s lived in the same house since 1958 but Schroeder points out that he has remodeled it since then - I don’t think the reader will come away from this book with a true understanding of what’s driving him, at least not with a view or interpretation of this that has the endorsement and exposition of the author.

If I had to take a guess, the primary influence on Buffett seems to be his father, Howard Buffett, a stock broker from Omaha whose civic values led him to Washington D.C. where he served in Congress during Warren’s youth. His mix of patriotism and business seems to have greatly influenced his son whom he took on a visit to the New York Stock Exchange in 1940 at the age of ten. Buffett says he wanted money so he could be “independent” and didn’t like to do manual labor but so do lots of us and he didn’t stop making money once he’d become independent so there is clearly more to it than that. It’s this sort of reading of Buffett I wish there was more of in this book.

The book is nonetheless filled with as much superficial detail as you could want about Buffett. At 816 pages there’s tons of information about his whole life and world, it perfectly captures Buffett’s voice, as well as separate accounts of many important times in his life from the perspective of his family and friends. Schroeder has written a good valuation report style biography of the man and I suppose in many ways that’s the type of biography most suited to this life.
Warren Buffett Management Secrets (Gujarati Edition)
Warren Buffett Management Secrets (Gujarati Edition)
This book will gives you necessary key points about how to make work and relationship productive in professional life and personal life. Majority all points are covered based on Buffet's experience. This book is good for entrepreneurs, management people's, businessman.
The History of the World According to Facebook, Revised Edition
The History of the World According to Facebook, Revised Edition
I bought this book for my mother for Christmas this year. The book was delivered today and after flipping through it and laughing hysterically I ordered two more; one for each of my sister in laws. If it weren't Christmas I'd buy myself one. I'm not a fan of reading books, but this has very glossy pages and is not really "book like'. The pages look like the Facebook news feed and the posts are HILARIOUS! The only thing I didn't care for was that the outside of the book seemed a little bit dirty looking, almost like it came from a cheap print shop (sturdy, but matte cover) but the inside is in fabulous color with thick pages. And the content is so funny I'd buy it with no cover at all. I'm thinking this is gift of the year material!

I had written three really funny posts in this review, but took them out and suggest everyone just buy the book and read them for yourself!

For the record, I do not get offended easily and I'm curious if the book would be as funny to someone who isn't familiar with Facebook (photos, tagging, likes, interests, relationship status etc). Hope you enjoy the book as much as we do!!
Henry Ford (Inventors)
Henry Ford (Inventors)
Henry Ford (Inventors) by Paul Joseph. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Henry Ford" category.
Nine To The Universe
Nine To The Universe
This is a MUST own if you are a Hendrix Fan. Why the Estate has not released this is beyond me. They do not want to admit that Alan Douglas (who released this back in 1980) because of obvious reasons (Crash Landing and Midnight Lightning) did one HELL of a great record. I bought this the DAY it was released and completely turned my head around (once again) that Hendrix was on a quest for new directions. Alan Douglas is to be commended for this and the Estate will NEVER give him his due. There are bootleg versions of this release and if you are ever lucky to find them you will see that the songs were much longer and Alan "edited" them - for the better. He did not replace any of the musicians (thank God) but he cut out the excess. And the excess was definitely there : ) He really did a good job - on a par with the "Blues" release which you can still buy!

This is not Jazz - (Jazzy) but not Jazz. The tracks are mostly ideas from the Band Of Gypsys, Hendrix last great testament. Miles Davis said that it was his best band and I agree. Let's look at it this way: The Gypsys were the FIRST power funk guitar trio EVER. Had they toured Europe in 1970, Hendrix might not have run into the problems he had and maybe lived past September 1970. He would have been with friends Buddy and Billy and may have been in a better frame of mind. And - this band would have COMPLETELY blown the minds of Europeans and this would have kept Jimi going. Again - a great release. Get it any way you can. Highlights are: Nine To The Universe and Young/Hendrix featuring Larry Young on organ.
George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures
George Washington's First War: His Early Military Adventures
The follow comments and observation are for the hardbound version of George Washington's First War - His Early Military Adventures - by David A. Clary.

For most of my life I had an image of George Washington as an aloof, unapproachable marbleized icon of our glorious Revolution and our "most famous" President. This immature and naive perception was a result of a failure on my part to mine for the true or at least "truer" facts and circumstances of his life and perilous times. My search has let me to this very interesting book that details what can only be described as a series of military misadventures by a very earnest and ambitious young man. The fact that Washington escaped these events with his reputation enhanced and not ruined can only be accounted for his having "friends in high places", an inordinate ration of luck and such a burning desire for success that let him to "adjust" the record of what actually transpired. This is not to say that Washington was a fraud, but he was less that a saint.

I will not summarize the specific events but suffice to say his military exploits during the period 1753-58 make for thoughtful analysis and shed light on his generalship during the Revolution.

I would caution the reader that if, like myself, you are not seeped in the geopolitical history of the times, or the complex relationships between France, England, the colonist and the native tribes you will find this book more of a text than an adventure story. Then again, we read history for pleasure AND to be challenged, so be it I say, and recommend this book.
Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work (Zone Books)
Bob Dylan's Poetics: How the Songs Work (Zone Books)
Dylan’s place in the American “national imaginary” effectively gives way, in Timothy Hampton's insightful and capacious study, to his broader entanglement within “global musical culture” and a more worldly sense of his literary influence, form, genre, tactic, and stylistic fusion. In a dazzling set of readings that are textured and resonant, Hampton links Dylan’s works to literary precursors Rimbaud (“Chimes of Freedom”), Brecht (“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”), Kerouac (“Meet Me in the Morning”), Petrarch (“Tangled Up in Blue”), T. S. Eliot (“Dignity”), F. Scott Fitzgerald (“Summer Days”), Homer (“Blind Willie McTell”), and Dante (“Shelter from the Storm”) most prominently. Even Joseph Conrad and Jack London are given a (less convincing) thematic hearing in the exotic flux that is the 1976 album Desire. Hampton tracks these literary refigurations such that “Blind Willie McTell” remains close not just to the epic but also to the “Statesboro Blues” melody, and “Jokerman” stays close not only to anti-Christ figurations from Yeats but also to Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and reggae chords....
Bob Dylan - Ukulele Chord Songbook
Bob Dylan - Ukulele Chord Songbook
This book only contains chords and lyrics. Granted that might be expected based on the book's title, but for an authorized book, I'd expect it to at least show time signatures, beats per measure, and measures. As it is, this book doesn't offer anything over song sheets that can be (legally) downloaded from numerous sites. And per another review, the pages are small and the book thick, which makes it difficult to read as you're playing (unlike downloadable song sheets). I also own "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits, Complete" which is for guitar. Although the guitar chord diagrams (i.e., fingerings) aren't helpful for ukulele players, that book has the chords, melody (notes), measures, etc. As a ukulele player, I prefer it over this book.
Theme Time Radio Hour: Best of the Third Series
Theme Time Radio Hour: Best of the Third Series
Great tunes! Many that may, unfortunately, and or eventually be lost and forgotten forever if it weren't for our good dj prophet song singer scripture writer, poet blowing mind guide spiritual survivor, Herr Zimmermann.
I love it for two reasons: 1. These are Bob's hand picked selections 2. They're darn good tunes with messages of all kinds. 3. As stated above, it's important to reflect back at some of these tunes and preserve them.
What's wrong???? EASY!
Where's BOB?
The cover states "with your host Bob Dylan" or smth like that.

I've heard by chance two of Bob's radio shows. The one on drugs, potions & medicines was really great. He's a really good at story telling and DJ-ing. Informative too and the songs are so much more fun when explains them or the story behind them.
I find it difficult to believe Bob would allow these releases that are misleading his fans. And by the by, they're all the same, no Bob!
Maybe one day my friend Bob will set it right and release the shows as they appear on live radio. Probably after he's done doing them...
Great music anyway, three stars !
BD ✌️
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING: La guida completa alla programmazione orientata ad oggetti con C++ e Java. Contiene esempi di codice ed esercizi pratici. (Italian Edition)
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING: La guida completa alla programmazione orientata ad oggetti con C++ e Java. Contiene esempi di codice ed esercizi pratici. (Italian Edition)
Ottima guida a questo linguaggio informatico e programmazione.
Ebook molto eloquente, pratico e curato.I passaggi sono trattati con cura e chiarezza.
L'autore è impeccabile e sto, piano piano, puntando a completare la collezione di tutte le sue uscite.
Davvero un'introduzione impeccabile per i neofiti al mondo informatico.Tantissimi esempi pratici per imparare. Utile, consigliato
Herbalife Formula 1 shake - Piña Colada Canister 26.4 oz (750g)
Herbalife Formula 1 shake - Piña Colada Canister 26.4 oz (750g)
I bought this product for my husband to make him shakes to take to work for energy. Yesterday, when I tried to put the scoops in the shake I was going to make, I noticed that the product had a lot of bugs in the bottom of the bottle. It was disgusting. I had to throw it away. I bought this product directly from the company before and I never had any problem. I think this canister was too old when I bought it from this company. I will never buy this product through Amazon again.
JBL Professional C1PRO High Performance 2-Way Professional Compact Loudspeaker System, Black , Sold as Pair
JBL Professional C1PRO High Performance 2-Way Professional Compact Loudspeaker System, Black , Sold as Pair
Dovendo sostituire le casse del PC ormai giunte al termine con qualcosa di più performante, la mia scelta è caduta su queste jbl. Non sono casse attive, quindi va tenuto in considerazione, specie se non si possiede l’amplificatore a cui collegarle. La JBL vanta una grande esperienza nel settore che corrisponde anche alla capacità di associare buone prestazioni a costi tutto sommato contenuti. Non sono enormi quindi risultano facilmente posizionabili anche su scrivanie di modeste dimensioni, adattandosi a svariati tipi di utilizzo, sia per usi interni che per esterni.
Vantano una potenza di 150 W in picco, un più che rispettabile SPL fino a 114 dB in picco e un limitatore di potenza full-range SonicGuard che protegge i dispositivi nel momento in cui ci dovessero essere anomalie di funzionamento, come da sovraccarico o sbalzi di tensione elettrica. JBL Control 1 Pro in dotazione offre delle pratiche staffe da parete, comode e pratiche facili da installare.

****Caratteristiche Tecniche****
Gamma di frequenza (-10 dB): 80Hz a 20kHz
Risposta in frequenza (± 3 dB): 100Hz - 18 kHz
Potenza gestibile: 150W
Sensibilità: 87dB SPL, 1W, 1m
SPL max: 108dB continuo, 114 dB di picco
Fattore Direttività (Q): 6.0
Indice Direttività (DI): 7.8
Impedenza nominale: 4 Ohm
Frequenza di crossover: 4.2kHz
Protezione da sovraccarico: Limitatore di potenza full-range SonicGuard per proteggere rete e trasduttori
Driver LF: 135mm (5,25")
Driver HF: 19 mm (0,75") a cupola in policarbonato
Connettori di ingresso: Morsetti a molla
Kit di montaggio a muro incluso
Dimensioni: 235 x 159 x 143mm
Peso netto: 1,8kg

Il tutto è stato inserito in un telaio, interamente composto da plastica rigida di buona fattura.
Se ci pensate davvero, ci sono armadi MDF molto più grandi sul mercato che hanno trasduttori più piccoli all'interno. La JBL ha dotato questo diffusore di con un woofer da 5,25" e un tweeter a cupola in policarbonato 0.75. Come accennavo nella presentazione, entrambi i trasduttori sono schermati magneticamente, e vengono forniti anche, con la protezione sovraccarico SonicGuard di JBL. Infine, i connettori di ingresso sono disponibili sotto forma di morsetti a molla, proprio come ci si aspetterebbe.

****Ma come suonano****
Ad un audiofilo esperto le differenze nella gamma delle medie frequenze è percepibile, non essendo io appartenente a questa categoria, faccio molta fatica a percepirne le differenze rispetto ad altri tipologie di diffusori dal prezzo nettamente superiore. Il riproduttore di alte frequenze è il tipico tweeter in titanio da mezzo pollice (12mm) della JBL , dal suono secco e cristallino ideale con la maggioranza dei generi musicali .
Per le medio-basse (frequenze) ci si appoggia ad un woofer da 130mm per prodotti di questa categoria un 130 mm per le basse fa si che il prodotto faccia una notevole differenza d'ascolto.
Apprezzabile l'intera gamma di frequenza senza troppe "coloriture" e basso accennato .
Detto questo, concludo la prova di ascolto sottolineando le prestazioni, che risultano abbastanza trasparenti garantendo un ascolto quasi mai affaticante. Gli acuti sono molto meglio rispetto alla versione precedente, grazie al tweeter nuovo e migliorato, i medi mostrano uno spettro abbastanza ampio. I bassi sono frenati quanto basta come ci si potrebbe aspettare da diffusori di questo tipo, ma presenti ed armoniosi comunque.

****Conclusioni****
Come sempre in questi casi nulla è perfetto, ed anche questi diffusori presentano qualcosa che potrebbe essere migliorata. Come prima cosa direi le staffe di supporto, se necessitate di posizionarli attaccati al muro, dotatevi di qualcosa di diverso dalle originali. La griglia anteriore, risulta troppo morbida si può deformare con facilità.
Per quanto pieni di compromessi, i monitor JBL Control 1 Pro sono ideali anche per piccoli home studio.
Tuttavia, se siete alla ricerca di un suono professionale, dovrete andare su un paio di monitor di categorie e prezzo più alto.

****Come ho effettuato la prova****
Ho collegato i diffusori a 2 amplificatori, il famoso t-amp sonicimpact ed il Fosi Audio TDA7498E in classe D
con l'ausilio, almeno per me dello stupefacente DAC Neoteck DAC Convertitore 192Khz collegato all'uscita digitale del pc SPDIF Coaxial Toslink ad Analogico Stereo L/R RCA 3.5mm
Jack e cavo audio con USB standard in dotazione.
Cavo di potenza Seki 311985 il tutto riprodotto in streaming tramite Tidal in qualità hi-fi.

****Brani ascoltati****
* Loreena McKennitt Dante's prayer
* Yao Si Ting - Speak Softly, Love
* Pink Floyd run like hell
* Richard Wright - Breakthrough
* john coltrane alove supreme traccia1

Saluti e grazie.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Captain America: The First Avenger
It's a good thing I don't mind eating crow, because I ate a cornfield of them AND had my foot surgically removed from my mouth after I first saw this film. It's hard for me to believe that I first watched this film under duress. I first saw Cap in the comics during the first Civil War. Even though I'd never been an action comic fan before, he won me over completely.

However, when I heard they'd cast Chris Evans, I was outraged. At that time in comics, the push was to turn all the good guys into smart-aleck-y jerks, and while I'd liked Evans in the Fantastic Four (his performance was really the only thing worth watching in either movie, tbh), he wasn't built like Cap and I was convinced Marvel was going to remake Cap into a swaggering Johnny Storm clone. (Mind you, it worked great for Johnny Storm, but Johnny Storm is NOT Cap.)

Now, years later, I can't think of anyone else who could ever fill Evans' shoes as Steve Rogers or as Captain America. He's THAT kind of iconic. Marvel's done incredibly well with its casting overall, particularly with RDJ as Tony Stark, but to me, Evans went one better, simply because Steve is SUCH a difficult character to get just right. Evans captures that blend of earnestness, dedication and heart perfectly and never goes over the edge of being a goody-two-shoes or holier than thou. He's Captain America, but what always shines through is that little guy from Brooklyn who never ran from a fight.

I was further gobsmacked when I got a chance to watch the extended version of the movie and saw some of the behind the scenes. It never occurred to me just HOW much I had bought into the transformation without questioning it until I saw the actual footage of full-size Evans doing all the skinny Steve action -- floundering on push-ups, staggering in the alley, the body language and his so-palpable frustration and guilt at not being able to go. Yes, the CGI is beyond noteworthy, but it was the acting beneath that sold it. All the CGI in the world wouldn't have sold skinny Steve if the acting hadn't matched it.

As if that weren't enough, Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter is absolutely luminous. In anyone else's hands, I think Peggy Carter would have been a typical love interest. Not with Atwell. Carter is one of the best depictions of a strong female I can think of in any action movie. She's not strong simply because she can punch people and she's a great shot. She's got courage to match Steve's, belief that won't break, and she never surrenders an inch of her femininity in doing so. I loved the One-Shot they did with her and was so glad they spun it off into her own series (and I'm still sorry they didn't go for season 3!) I was equally glad to see Dominic Cooper return there as Howard Stark - I love me some Howard.

There simply wasn't a character I didn't like in this, from Sebastian Stan's Bucky Barnes, to Toby Jones' perfect depiction of Doctor Zola, to Tommy Lee Jones' crusty Colonel Phillips, to Stanley Tucci's paternal Dr. Erskine. Even Senator Brandt's glad-handing and unscrupulousness in creating Captain America in the first place worked. If there was any weakness at all, it was *possibly* Hugo Weaving's Red Skull -- but admittedly, even in the comics, the Skull is usually a pretty over-the-top villain. One thing Weaving *did* capture well was the Skull's megalomania and jealousy that he, the genius, had been forced to take the guise of a monster while a nobody American from Brooklyn became the ubermensch ideal of Aryan perfection instead.

I know some people have complained because parts of it toward the end seem cheesy, but to me, it's a beautiful homage by Johnston to the war films of the 40s. I love the faint sepia tone, too, especially in contrast with the sharply colored and focused end.

And, I'll admit it: I cried twice during this movie, and I never, ever cry. Even as many times as I've now seen it, I still sniffle.

If I have any criticisms, it's that I wish they'd kept the deleted ending instead of the one they chose (Steve has some more to say and it's a masterwork of Nick Fury manipulating Steve in just a sentence or two) and I wish they'd made it clear that Steve had no option other than to do what he did. I've seen the novelization of this, and without giving away spoilers, the novelization both makes it clear that Schmidt jimmies the autopilot so the plane can *only* be diverted off course by someone of Steve's strength, and it has Steve explain this to Peggy as well. If you watch closely, you can see Schmidt breaking off a certain switch, but it's easy to miss. It's a bit annoying because I've seen countless people complain that Steve didn't look for options -- but in fact, there were no options other than the one he had, and people are too quick to forget that sacrifice is not only a part of war...it's pretty much what you'd expect out of a super soldier.

I would recommend getting the Blu-Ray or at least the extended version so you can see just how utterly amazing the transformation really is. I'm still sick this didn't get nominated for something. After all, when it's *so* good we don't question it -- that's when it's truly noteworthy.

Buy it, watch it, love it. You won't regret it.
Thanos Vol. 1: Thanos Returns
Thanos Vol. 1: Thanos Returns
Thanos lag bei mir dann doch recht auf dem 'noch-zu-lesen'-Stapel, denn ich hatte mir den Band nicht geholt, weil ich gerne eine Geschichte mit Thanos lesen wollte, sondern weil ich Jeff Lemire als Autor mag. Beim ersten Durchblättern und den üblichen "I am Thanos, you will bow or die"-Tyraden hatte ich dann auch wenig Lust zu lesen - und war dann froh, es doch gemacht zu haben.

Jeff Lemire präsentiert in Thanos Vol. 1: Thanos Returns eine spannende Space-Opera, die der ein oder anderen Randfigur des Marvel-Universums mal ein bisschen Scheinwerferlicht gönnt. Recht brutal und dennoch unterhaltsam bekommen wir einen geschwächten Titanen geboten, dessen bevorstehendes Ableben natürlich alte und neue Feinde auf den Plan ruft.
Dabei ist der Comic überraschend einsteigerfreundlich, das heißt, wer die ganzen Infinity-Stories nicht kennt, wird zwar nicht jede Beziehung und jede Referenz verstehen, kann aber dem Comic insgesamt trotzdem gut folgen.

Das Art-Work hinterließ mich etwas zwiegespalten, vor allem zu Beginn des Bandes wirkte es wie eine merkwürdige Mischung aus 90er-Jahre-Comic, Manga-Look und moderner Digitaltechnik. Nicht, dass die düsteren Bilder dabei schlecht gearbeitet oder gar atmosphärisch unpassend wären, es brauchte nur seine Zeit, um in den Stil reinzukommen. Dann aber kann man sich im weiteren Leseverlauf immer mehr an den Bildern und vor allem toll-verwüsteten Hintergründen erfreuen.
Eine absolute Enttäuschung ist allerdings die Cover-Art: Bis auf einen - wirklich witzigen - Ausreißer bekommt man egtl. nur Thanos grimmiges Gesicht oder massiges Profil bei jedem Heft zu sehen und das betrifft sowohl die normalen Cover als auch die gesammelten Variants.

Insgesamt finde ich Thanos durchaus eine Empfehlung für alle, die mal eine kleine Pause von den irdischen Problemen im Marvel-Universum brauchen.
Thor: God of Thunder Volume 1: The God Butcher (Marvel Now)
Thor: God of Thunder Volume 1: The God Butcher (Marvel Now)
This review is for the 2014 hardcover edition that collects issues 1-11 of Thor: God of Thunder.

First, on the collection itself. This is one of the best hardcover collections I've encountered that wasn't an "Absolute" or "Omnibus" or other special edition intended to focus on art or that included extensive extras. This is an over-sized (relative to the comic book page, and relative to the five-issue hardcovers) collection with glossy pages. As you can clearly see in the image here and elsewhere, the dust cover uses Esad Ribic's cover to issue 3 on the front and #4 on the back, with the covers to issues 1 and 2 on the front and back cover, respectively, of the book itself. All are reproduced beautifully. This edition doesn't call itself a "Deluxe" hardcover or anything like that, but because Marvel's released the shorter-length hardcovers, there was clearly some incentive to make this an especially nice edition for collectors. And so it is. There are some bonus features, including a gallery at the end of variant covers to the first few issues, Esad Ribic's design sketchbook, and pencils for a few pages and pencil/ink comparisons for a few others. This is everything I want in a hardcover collection - it's exactly the right size and format to really read a story from beginning to end, it gives some insight into the artist's process, and it reproduces the original comics (which I own) beautifully. All I could hope for from a better collection would be notes from writer Jason Aaron, perhaps an introduction from someone famously associated with Thor, preferably in the comics industry, maybe even a full script for one of the individual issues. And I'd be willing to pay more for something like that. And to be clear, this is a book worthy of a much more extensive collection that includes all that and more, which I'll say more on now.

Because the story of the God Butcher, and the way it is presented through these eleven issues is one of the great Thor stories. In terms of the story itself, it takes the idea of godhood and considers whether it is good or bad to be a god, and whether or not religion is worthwhile, given all the bad things that happen while the gods attend to their own affairs. It shows Gorr to be a sympathetic character, someone who has suffered greatly through his culture's belief in gods, or so he thinks, and who can see no recourse but to save all the universe from the lie (from his perspective) that faith in gods is to all living things, and how it adversely affects us. But Gorr isn't the hero of the story, and Aaron uses Thor not only as a protagonist, but as three separate protagonist at three points in his life, the young brash god not yet worthy of Mjolnir, the battle-tested Avenger confident and mighty, and the future King of Asgard, Thor of the distant future. This perspective on Thor in multiple aspects gives us a great deal of insight into what a god is and can be, and by the end we may see that there's some room for religion in the world, even if gods like Thor aren't perfect.

Or you might gloss over all that allegory and just think that it's really cool as Thor solves a mystery, fights a bad guy all across time and space (yeah, there's time travel!), and we get to see Volstagg as a thin man and Thor's granddaughters of that distant future. Lots of action, drama, and suspense. It's an awesome good time.

The art, too, is worth your time. If you like the cover, you'll love the book. Esad Ribic's style feels extremely fluid, which serves the action well, but it also allows so much room for your imagination. This is one of the first Thor stories I've read, and I've read decades' worth, that made Asgard and the affairs of gods feel like it was in a land beyond the knowledge of men, like it was something I couldn't quite comprehend with my own eyes. A great deal of the credit for that is undoubtedly also due to colorists Dean White and Ive Svorcina. It always feels like there's something subtle happening in the shadows, there's always something magical emanating from Mjolnir. As much as I've loved Russell Dauterman's work on the new Thor series, I really miss how Ribic made Asgard and Thor feel majestic in a way I hadn't experienced before, even with my favorite Thor artists.

But above all, this is just a beautiful collection, getting the whole story of Gorr in one collection, including the entire vision of writer and artist (with the fill-in issue of Butch Guice and company in issue 6, well done but not as spectacular) in one book, with fantastic extras and a format that reads like no other. I've just acquired the second volume in this series, and I'm looking forward to it, but I know it can't possibly be as fantastic as this given that it doesn't have as cohesive an art, story, and design aesthetic as this volume. This volume has instantly become one of my favorite editions of comic art. Well done, Marvel.
3D Lamp Deadpool Remote Control Best Gift For boys Acrylic Table Night light Furniture Decorative colorful 7 color change household Home Accessories
3D Lamp Deadpool Remote Control Best Gift For boys Acrylic Table Night light Furniture Decorative colorful 7 color change household Home Accessories
Bought this as a birthday present for my brother who is a huge Deadpool fan. I had bought a Pikachu one in the past and it turned out great. Either this Deadpool one is defective or not as advertised. The acrylic plate appears to be more “frosted” overall than the Pikachu one I had bought before. Because of this, the illusion doesn’t really show. It doesn’t appear transparent. More translucent actually. Protective film has been removed and everything. There’s also scratches present (See 3rd picture).
Presto 85677 replacement Pizzazz pizza tray.
Presto 85677 replacement Pizzazz pizza tray.
Update May 2020 - time to get yet another new pan. And since this listing is out of stock I figured I'd update that the Presto website now seems to be selling replacement pans... At a more reasonable price but then with like $8+ shipping. So still not a great price, but they DO seem to be available...
*****

So, this pan shouldn't be priced so high...but guess what? It is, because it can be. Because if you own a presto pizzazz, you're going to have to eventually (probably sooner than later) get a replacement pan; and this seems to be one of the only places to get one. These pans need careful upkeep in order to keep them from getting gunked up quickly. I scrubbed the first one between each use, and it still barely limped by for 1-1.5 years (definitely kind of gross by the end). Even trying to use the "tricks" to deep clean the cooked-on oil doesn't seem to work with this tray - like the dryer sheet trick or the baking soda/soap/peroxide/vinegar/etc soaking and scrubbing tricks don't make a huge difference once it gets bad (and watch out if you try the latter; because after using one method that included dish soap and then scrubbing and rinsing as clean as possible, we ended up with a frozen pizza that tasted like island breeze...oops. it eventually came out though). With this replacement tray, I've instead taken on the routine of using a special stiff scrub brush between each use to make sure all the pan dimples get extra scrubbed, in hopes that this tray will last longer than the first one.
If you need one of these trays, you need one of these trays - there's not really anywhere else to get them. But take caution about thorough cleaning so you hopefully don't have to buy another one in a year. (And please don't listen to people who say just to use foil on the tray...there are specific directions/cautions to NOT do that). In the end, it's worth the hassle, because the presto pizzaz is probably the most used appliance in our kitchen tied with the electric kettle and is great for so many things, especially since the oven takes like 15 minutes just to heat up.
The Perfect Date (Fear Street, No. 37)
The Perfect Date (Fear Street, No. 37)
I read this book when I was about fourteen years old. I was totally engulfed with it. Over the years I still thought about it and tried to find it but I couldn't remember the name of it, the series or the author. I searched for it again the other day and found it. I thought I might kill two birds with one stone and read it to my kids as a bed time story. Each night Id read a chapter of it. They're all preteens. So I felt they could handle it. Soon after I started they too became enthused.

This is the thing, I'm an author now myself and as I read this I realize that it could have been drawn out a little better but take into consideration that this is a chapter book for young readers. The story has to be hurried a bit. It has to be a bit corny and a bit immature. This is what they like. For what it is, it's great. If you're a fan of cozy mysteries and mild horror anthologies, you'll love this. You could probably read it in about two days. It's fun and I'll be buying them by the stacks now.

One last thing to consider is that writers get better over time with practice. This series is a reflection of a stage R.L.Stine was in at the time. I'm sure he's outdone himself many times over since this book was written.
Charlie Rose May 1996
Charlie Rose May 1996
Bought it for the Leyner, Wallace, Franzen roundtable. Wish there was more, someone blackmail Charlie rose for the unedited stuff. 5 bags of popcorn.
Buddha, Vol. 6: Ananda
Buddha, Vol. 6: Ananda
Book 6 of Osamu Tzuka’s 8 volume version of Buddha, sub titled Ananda is like book 5, something of a let-down. Taken as part of a longer sequence this is a mid-way slump like I have experienced in many another long book. Having achieved Godhead status as the Enlightened One Buddha will be challenged by Ananda. Ananda is the child of humans. His parents were hunted down and murdered for the crime of belonging to a now defeated nation race. He is placed under the protection of an evil demon spirit. She intends to use her foreknowledge that Ananda is fated to confront The Buddha and the price of her protection is that Ananda should defeat The Buddha.

Is it really a spoiler to mention that a human (even with a demon backup) against a godhead is not a fair fight?

Mostly this book is about Buddha meeting and collecting his inner circle of followers. This is a fairly traditional sequences of set piece conversion stories. Tezuka pretty much follows conventions with a few details making them his own.

There are his usual anachronisms. For a change almost all are confined to spoken ones and almost all serve to help keep a link between ancient and modern worlds. The level of art work is not as beautiful as some of the earlier books, but there are still many pages that are beautiful.
This is a very violent world so we can expect the killings and tortures to continue. The Buddha does get to share his wisdom, but the emphasis on the themes of Let it be and accept what you have ring hollow. The logic of these philosophies only work if you accept that life can only be lived in extremes. Indeed, the entire series to date could be re focused on the need to be moderate while taking care when you may be tempted to compromise principals.

A mid-section slump is not rare in this volume of labor. I already own Volume 7 and will certainly finish this version of Buddhism lite.
Kimba: The White Lion Complete DVD Collection
Kimba: The White Lion Complete DVD Collection
Let me just say that before I recieved this DVD, it left the state, went to about three different post offices and disappeared. We thought we were going to lose it. When it finally arrived at my home, I was relieved and really happy. I love and appreciate this box set even more after that experience! I'm a 15 year old fan of classic anime and manga, especially the works of Osamu Tezuka. I like the old stuff! "Jungle Emperor," AKA: "Kimba The White Lion" is a great series that I have grown to love. I had already seen the epic movie "Jungle Emperor Leo" and the tv series "Leo the Lion." I knew I had to see the story of Leo/Kimba from the beginning-- when he was a cub. Each episode is like an adventure, even though there are some trippy moments(the movie has those too), and the characters are loveable.

What I love most about this anime is the little things. First, the animation is great, beautiful even. I found myself forgetting that this was a product of the 1960s! I've seen videos of the original Japanese openings and endings on YouTube. These songs were cut out of the English version, but they often play in instrumental form in the background. The animals were even humming the Japanese ending theme in one episode! It made me very happy. Yes, it warms my heart to hear the ORIGINAL soundtrack in a dubbed anime because I know that the original composers' work is not being wasted or scrapped. However, it gets even better! I have seen 26 episodes so far, but I have heard untranslated Japanese songs twice in two different episodes. This was the last thing I was expecting. The first song was a lullaby that Kimba's mother used to sing to him in the episode "Scrambled Eggs", and the second was an eerie night serenade sung by owls in "The Gigantic Grasshopper." The narrator said this was "owl language", but I knew better. This was very well done and I appreciate it because it is uncommon in Americanized anime. I'd like to know if anyone who watched "Kimba" in the 1960s remembers hearing something like that. I usually choose subs over dubs, but this is one dub I actually like. The voice actors do an okay job and the narrator's voice is soothing. Overall, it's a good quality anime that I will cherish forever. Thanks,Tezuka!
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien (2012) Paperback
The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien (2012) Paperback
The Rankin and Bass illustrated Hobbit was my favorite book as a child. My dad started reading it to me because he was tired of reading the same old children's books to me each night. I was fascinate by the story and the illustrations (taken from the animated movie) I gave a copy to my sister and brother in law for Christmas to read to their kids.
Tolkien and Welsh (Tolkien a Chymraeg): Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's Use of Welsh in his Legendarium
Tolkien and Welsh (Tolkien a Chymraeg): Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's Use of Welsh in his Legendarium
'By the process of naming places and things [.] they become captured in the
social discourses and act as mnemonics for the historical actions of
individuals and groups [.] In a fundamental way names create landscape.'[i]

Within this book, author Mark Hooker, for the first time collects and
assembles a number of his linguistic examinations together (some previously
published in related periodicals and revised where appropriate) which focus
on the extent with which nuggets of the Welsh language may have influenced
some of Tolkien's narrative constructions. Hooker's linguistic pedigree as a
specialist in Comparative Translation is clearly evident throughout his
arguments and presentation. Refreshingly Hooker's subject matter allows him
to present his essays in the context of a Welsh lexicon, rather than the
familiar schools of Old Norse or Old English - this affords a fresh and
compelling insight into Tolkien's development of morphology, one mooted upon
by Tolkien in his lecture, 'English and Welsh'.
The exterior of the book proudly bears Y Ddraig Goch (the red dragon) upon a
field of white, and a field of green. Replete with the motto: Fy Iaith, Fy
Ngwlad, Fy Nghenedl (My Language, My Country, My Nation), serving to
encapsulate the language and landscape examined within. Hooker has
endeavoured to ensure that his readership are well versed in the variance of
philological terms, terms that may initially appear impenetrable in their
apparent complexities, before embarking into his essays. Here, Hooker's
friendly yet knowledgeable writing style comes into play assisting the
lay-reader to engage and understand each term - and this is an important
factor in the book's accessibility (There are a number of typos, but these
are not extensive and don't interfere with the overall reading experience).
Elements such as nasal and aspirate mutation (a strong feature of Welsh) and
the tentative correlation in Sindarian are particularly well demonstrated
and explained. Hooker's own term 'Tolkiennymy' (one he uses to exhibit
Tolkien's familiarity with English toponymical history) is also elucidated
upon throughout the essays.
While the essays at first appear to be presented in a random manner (albeit
they travel through landscape, place-names, surnames - primarily those of
Hobbits and their abodes - and fixed places) it quickly becomes evident that
each successive essay may be related to, and builds upon, elements discussed
in preceding essays. This method serves to build and blend a philological
progression through each of the essays and their subject matter. However,
there is a strong flow of essays concentrating on topics such as 'Esgaroth',
'The Water' ,through to Tolkien's 'Daughter of the River' where one can
observe a linguistic undercurrent by which Hooker's arguments are developed.
Tolkien's created topography acts in itself as a character within his
narratives, one that evokes an almost mythical landscape washing over a
real-world, physical one. It is with dogged aplomb that Hooker submerges
himself within the linguistic construction of Tolkien's secondary world,
drawing out linguistic elements in the Legendarium that, in turn, delineate
features such as the hills and isles of Middle-earth: the essay 'Welsh
Castles and a Greek God' sees Hooker explore classical mythology and
belief-systems extending elements through to a possible link to those of
Celtic.
An important caveat, and one which reinforces many of Hooker's conclusions,
is cited by him in the preface, here he explains that '[t]his [book] applies
a semantic analysis to Tolkien's invented nomenclature, comparing it with
the Celtic languages, but in particular with Welsh, to determine the likely
first-world history and context of the Celtic roots Tolkien used. The focus
is on sources that were current at the time in which Tolkien lived and
wrote. Modern theories may have supplanted the theories of Tolkien's time,
but that is irrelevant. This volume explores the question of what Tolkien
thought, not what we think we know now (my emphasis). (ix) This factor is
evident within the respective notes, and allows Hooker to present sources in
the context Tolkien may have apprehended them, and furthermore Hooker's
investigative process is perfectly illuminated in the essay 'Boffin of the
Yale' wherein he begins at the Hobbit surname and travels through linguistic
permutations which include an Oxford cake shop, World War Two 'black rooms'
and U-boats through to the History of Middle-earth. This style, when coupled
with folklore and comparative history, infuses the arguments with vigour and
a just degree of validity.
The concluding essays provide fascinating forays into the topics of
'Leechcraft' and 'Corpse Candles' which allows Hooker to elucidate on the
folklore and antiquity that would have been available to Tolkien. The
development of artifacts such as healing stones and pre-Christian practices
are also examined. In the 'Leechcraft' essay Hooker presents an argument
surrounding the relationship between Theóden, Wormtongue and Gandalf in the
context of the opening of Theóden's eyes, which is somewhat tentative.
However, in his essay on 'The Carrock' I was hoping to see mention of
Carrickfergus (Carraig Fhearghais) - the 'rock of Fergus (Fergus being
Fergus Mór mac Eirc), but this is purely because I lived there for a time.
In summation, 'Tolkien and Welsh' provides a fascinating and complimentary
bookend to Carl Phelpstead's 'Tolkien and Wales' in that Hooker concentrates
on the linguistic landscape, successfully teasing out philological details
which have hitherto to been sadly lacking in constructive Tolkien studies,
merely by their absence. Hooker's essays warrant rereading, not merely for
the minutiae of his arguments but for his in-depth revealing of this region
with its legend, language and landscape that informed Tolkien; one that
Tolkien was keenly passionate about, as he records: 'If I may once more
refer to my work, The Lord of the Rings', in evidence: the names of persons
and places in this story were mainly composed on patterns deliberately
modelled on those of Welsh (closely similar but not identical). This element
in the tale has given perhaps more pleasure to more readers than anything
else in it.'[ii]

[i] Tilly, Christopher 1997, A Phenomonology of Landscape: Places, Paths and
Monuments, Berg Publishers, 23
[ii] Tolkien, J.R.R. 1997, The Monsters and the Critics, Harper Collins, 197
n.33
Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, Vol. 2 (2)
Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru, Vol. 2 (2)
Written by the Legendary Masashi Kishimoto the creator of Naruto and illustrated by Akira Okubo brother of Atsushi Ōkubo who created Soul Eater and Fire Force. This Volume is simply breathtaking. It's here the story really starts to progress and we learn what the main plot will be. We also see a tale woven of Love both of the main character Hachimaru's Father-Son relationship but also the Romance start between him and Ann who are together as Princess to the Samurai Hachimaru. We also see not only the setup to the Tale and adventure to come with Master Daruma but the Tale of Life and Death that Masashi Kishimoto often deals with in Naruto but here he puts into the forefront and how to move foreward from such tragedy. A master piece cannot truly capture it. The experience is worth it. You might have heard this series though ended was cut short and if it's worth it to buy it. I would highly recommend you do. This is a Tale left untold by fans so a gem but one that reaches the viewer on the other side.
Sterling Point Books®: Lawrence of Arabia
Sterling Point Books®: Lawrence of Arabia
Blue notes over Azraq*

"In the evening when we had shut-to the gate, all guests would assemble … and coffee and stories would go round until the last meal, and after it, till sleep came. On stormy nights, we brought in brushwood and dung and lit a great fire in the middle of the floor. About it would be drawn the carpets and saddle-sheepskins, and in its light we would tell over our own battles, or hear the visitors’ traditions. The leaping flames chased our smoke-ruffled shadows strangely about the rough stone wall behind us, distorting them over the hollows and projections of its broken face."
T.E. Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Traveling through Jordan it is impossible to avoid 'the great' T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia).
I met him personally in Azraq where Qasr Azraq, a fortress dating from Roman times is also known as 'Lawrence Castle'.

"The Bedouins and their injured leader made their way slowly and wearily back to Azrak (Azraq), which Lawrence had chosen for his winter headquarters."
(Alistair MacLean – Lawrence of Arabia)

On my warm dusty biking trip through this part of North-East Jordan I could not imagine why Lawrence chose this spot. But staying at the Azraq Lodge I learned that until the last century this was one large green oases. And that is exactly the way Lawrence describes it:

"We hurried up the stony ridge in high excitement, talking of the wars and songs and passions of the early shepherd kings, with names like music, who had loved this place; and of the Roman legionaries who languished here as garrison in yet earlier times. Then the blue fort on its rock above the rustling palms, with the fresh meadows and shining springs of water, broke on our sight."
T.E. Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Alistair MacLean, makes a fine story about this larger than life hero, perhaps based equally on fact as on legend. But perhaps today, certainly after the Hollywood movie 'Lawrence of Arabia' by David Lean, the real Lawrence has long disappeared in the mist of history.

The only thing left to do now is go for the real thing, in this case reading 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' by T.E. Lawrence. True or falls from the few pages I have read so far a beautifully written account of his years in Arabia. Looking forward to it.

* In jazz and blues, a blue note (also "worried" note) is a note that—for expressive purposes—is sung or played at a slightly different pitch than standard.
El juego de las horas (Saga King & Maxwell 2) (Spanish Edition)
El juego de las horas (Saga King & Maxwell 2) (Spanish Edition)
Los primeros capitulos soporifero total. Solo se continúa por ver si la obra cambia a algo más interesante. Luego se convierte en algo totalmente enrevesado y muy complicado. Ora por acá, ora por allá y aún después de conocer al asesino, no termina. Sigue confundiendo y complicandolo todavía más, para un clímax final (?). Nada de eso, pero al menos le da fin.
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness
If a writer is talented and good enough, and if he is also a little lucky as well, then he or she and get the reader to clearly see and feel the storyline in the mind's eye with all of the human drama, action, color, and depth that was carefully meant to be there. Wilbur Smith does just that and more painting grand and sweeping African canvases and getting the rest of us touring along the exhibits.
Yeah, I'm a big fan of his writings and this one in the Ballantyne series is another great story or should I say, stories, because Smith always has several lines going with each book that neatly and comfortably tie together.
As some have suggested in their own reviews here Smith's fictional characters are always thrust into the historical drama of Africa (in at least three centuries!) going over the politics, prejudices, economics,and wonderful strengths and human weaknesses of all of those involved. Better yet, he gives us strong characters that we feel we come to know, at times like, or maybe even shake our heads at, or genuinely fear, and again, he paints a broad canvas with enough minute detail and artistic color to get us 'seeing' it as well.
Smith is an African who loves his homeland enough to take us on a guided tour through often troubled tales and with fiction impresses and educates those of us with only a surface understanding.
I see you too, Wilbur Smith and you are a man of men.
When Harry Met Sally
When Harry Met Sally
As everyone knows this movie is one of my favorites and gets 4 out of 5 stars for a single film because of the nod to Bogie's signature film. But what if Larry Ellison produced it, Gary Ross directed and starred in it, the actress who plays Carolyn in A Place To Call Home costars, Debra Zane casts it, and I write it? The bells would ring like my 9 kroner network coming alive. It's Gary as Harry and 'Carolyn' as Sally back in1989 as the only members of a bookclub. There are three acts each ending with them:
First paired in separate beds critiqueing Moby Dick with the punchline 'You're telling me that he would rather be whaling then catching a little tale at home?'
Then at Barnes&Noble she overpowers him and lays a big one on him to coup the only copy of 'Marriage for Dummies'.
Lastly at a stylish café in Florence they celebrate with coffee and cake as honeymooners just finishing their copies of 'In The Name of the Rose'.
Walking arm in arm as friends and spouses they walk off into the sunset.
With that much talent it's bound to make money.
P.S. I'm issuing a Restraining Order preventing Akiva from within a 50-mile radius of this show. If he defies this order, he will be sentenced to the worst punishment I can imagine: psyche jail. Only Denmark has a place big enough for his ego. I'm not sure what it is but I've seen it!
I think he's missed his calling: He should have been a hacker instead.
I'm not a guy. They do everything bigger.
Disguise Harry Potter Hogwarts Robe Deluxe Children's Costume Accessory, Black and Gold, Kids Size Medium (7-8)
Disguise Harry Potter Hogwarts Robe Deluxe Children's Costume Accessory, Black and Gold, Kids Size Medium (7-8)
As far as kids costumes go, you could do a whole lot worse, but they were still a disappointment. I am keeping them (I got a Gryffindor for one kid and a Ravenclaw for another) because pickings are slim, and I have no energy to look for anything better. You should know that every single seam is done as raw barely overlocked edge, which equals unraveling threads galore. I honestly don't understand why.... We have plenty of $30+ everyday garments with perfectly finished seams. Why kids costumes have to be so atrociously made is beyond me. I am debating taking these apart and re-seaming them - with finished seams, these could actually look nice.
Harry Potter Rare Gryffindor Banner Flag
Harry Potter Rare Gryffindor Banner Flag
Overall this is a you get what you pay for product. While if I had done more research on he product I would have not purchased it, the one complaint I feel is valid in the fact that it is portrayed is the length of the string provided. The string in the picture is shown to be ~ 2 times the length of the pole included. The string that I was provided with is barely 2 inches longer than the pole.... It makes hanging it impossible and causes the banner to be scrounged up. Also I'm pretty sure all they did was cut a shoe lace in half..... it literally had one end with a shoe cap and one end frayed and obviously poorly cut.

Other complaints that could have been addressed by looking closely at the pictures:
- Bad Graphic Quality
- Poor Material Quality
- Incorrect Image
- Looked as though Saw dust was all over the back of the felt

General Complaint
- Was slightly Damaged on one end of the Pole Sleeve
Harry Potter Complete 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (7.1 7.2) Box Set Region Free NEW & SEALED [Blue-Ray]
Harry Potter Complete 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (7.1 7.2) Box Set Region Free NEW & SEALED [Blue-Ray]
I LOVE HARRY POTTER SO SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO : I DON'T WANT IT MASS UP OR TAKE AWAY FROM ME ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix NECA 7 Inch Series 2 Action Figure Severus Snape
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix NECA 7 Inch Series 2 Action Figure Severus Snape
This is a really nice action figure. The picture of the toy on the box looks more like Alan Rickman than mine does, but it is a toy after all. Toy or action figure depends on whether you play with it or not, I guess. The cape is removable as is the wand. The arms are stupid because you can't put the wand in the correct hand the way he holds it in the movie, but like I said, it is a toy or action figure, not a replica. If I played with it I would be mad about the arms and the way they move.
The Adventurous life of a versatile artist: Houdini (1922])
The Adventurous life of a versatile artist: Houdini (1922])
Of course, anything written by the master himself is invaluable. Readers familiar with Houdini will know to filter these words through his masterful self promotion. The transcription of this Kindle version, however is so riddled with typographic errors, misinterpretations, misspellings and generally poor transcription as to render it unreadable at times. There are sometimes a dozen typographical errors per iPhone page, which attests to an appalling lack of editorial oversight. Project Gutenberg offers a free and clean version of same. Why Kindle did not simply print the original, and correct, manuscript as the paperback did is a mystery as great as Houdini. A worthwhile read in a frustrating transcription.
Harry Potter 8 – Film Set bakku・toxu・hoguwa-tu DVD (first time limited production/Set of 8)
Harry Potter 8 – Film Set bakku・toxu・hoguwa-tu DVD (first time limited production/Set of 8)
不死鳥の騎士団以降は、時々濃厚なキスシーンがある為、不死鳥の騎士団以降の作品は義務教育が終わるまであまり子供達に見せたくないかな、と思いました。
それ以外は死の描写もあるものの、素敵な作品だと思います。
DVD版を購入しましたが、私のPCでは特に不具合はありませんでした。
Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class
Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class
Social constructionism holds that race and gender are shaped more by social forces and less by biological facts than people commonly realize. Charles Murray believes that this view has become an unscientific “orthodoxy,” and he offers a biological perspective that he believes can dispel much of this fuzzy thinking. It turns out that Murray’s biological perspective also rests on a great deal of fuzziness, though frequently concealed. In fairness to Murray, the genomic and psychometric research he surveys is difficult and technical. Murray recognizes this and provides several lengthy sections explaining this research clearly so that non-specialists can understand it. His success in doing so is probably the strongest feature of this book. The rest of the book, however, is more problematic. The issues are complex, and Murray does not always present the whole picture. Many readers will assume that Murray’s representations are accurate. Few will directly access the sources he cites, and fewer still will know how to evaluate the methods and findings of these sources, or the conclusions that Murray draws from them. In what follows, therefore, I will detail some significant problems with Murray’s account. NOTE: Some of the following citations refer to sources cited by Murray (indicated with an asterisk); others refer to scientific sources that will not be found in Murray’s book. Full reference information for all these sources can be found on the “References” page of my website, which can be accessed from my Amazon reviewer’s page.

To begin with, Murray consistently overstates the evidence for genetic influence and understates the evidence for environmental influence on human diversity. He devotes large sections of the book to the former, often mentioning the latter only in passing, or in endnotes, or not at all. For example, Murray makes no mention of the Flynn Effect, one of the clearest indications of environmental influence on cognition (Mackintosh, 2011); he cites several sources on the validity of twin studies (pp. 215-217) but ignores Joseph’s (2015) extensive critique of that literature; he stresses the limits of early childhood interventions but says little about the social forces that undermine them (Protzko, 2015); and in discussing stereotype threat he emphasizes publication bias, yet says nothing about such bias in the publication of brain imaging studies, where it appears to be rampant (see Jennings & Van Horn, 2012). Along similar lines, the genetic methods and technologies that Murray admires often have serious reliability issues (for example, see de Gruijter et al., 2011 and Szpak et al., 2019), yet little or no attention is given to rigorous research designs finding environmental effects (e.g., Koch, D’Mello & Sackett, 2015). These examples are not exhaustive and several more will be given below. But Murray’s general stance is worth noting here—as is the fact that he frequently tags biological and genetic studies with adjectives like “seminal,” and “highly regarded” (pp. 102, 438), while ignoring or dismissing research widely recognized as supporting social construction (e.g., *Lewontin, 1972).

It should be kept in mind that nearly all the evidence that Murray cites to argue for genetic determination is correlational. Even the brain imaging studies he reviews typically show neural correlates whose causal relationships to developmental and environmental influences are complex, multi-directional, interactive, and largely unknown. Most college students understand that correlation does not prove causation; but they rarely grasp just how ubiquitous and persistent correlation/causation fallacies actually are. Even professional researchers commit these fallacies when they survey vast fields of interrelated variables and make conscious or unconscious assumptions about causation which they then import into interpretations of the data based on circular reasoning. Hereditarians like Murray are notorious for falling into these traps—and some, like Arthur Jensen, for diving into them. Such fallacies are particularly misleading when used to portray group differences as genetic, not only because they frequently scapegoat ethnic minorities and confuse the public, but also because they concern processes of such complexity (like the neural interactions described above) that inferences about genetic causation are essentially unfalsifiable—i.e., nothing can be decisively proven or disproven, so anything goes. At times, Murray tries to avoid these fallacies, but he nevertheless succumbs to them and their associated circular reasoning on a regular basis, as exemplified by (but not limited to): genetic interpretations of statistical heritability estimates (e.g., pp. 228-29); ignoring environmental population stratification (e.g., p. 189); and referring to the causal role and “biological reality” of the “g” factor (pp. 231, 427) (regarding the latter, see Horn & McArdle, 2007 and Sternberg, 2019; regarding the former two examples, see below). Murray does have some awareness of the correlation/causation problem, and in one section he attempts to minimize it by asserting that prediction alone, without knowing causation, is good enough for a science of genomics (pp. 285-92). There are two problems with this tactic: First, predictions based on gene studies are weak, and, despite Murray’s optimism, are not showing much progress in becoming stronger (Turkheimer, 2019). And second, Murray himself is not happy with mere prediction—he repeatedly envisions an advanced science of genomics comparable to physics. But Murray’s references to physics focus on the 19th century; he avoids 20th century physics with its discoveries of inherent limits like the Heisenberg Principle and chaotic processes. Biology may be encountering similar limits in the 21st century.

Turning now to Murray’s specific claims, he begins by examining whether psychological differences between males and females might be biological. In Chapters 2-4, he surveys much evidence for male/female psychological differences, and in each chapter he gives additional evidence that the differences persist worldwide, which he interprets as support for biological causation. But the meanings of this evidence are not always clear. Since these data are correlational, male/female differences may simply reflect socialization. Even the international studies, which are supposed to show pan-cultural gender differences, are problematic in that they focus on nations rather than cultures. This means that far from reflecting underlying biological causation, gender role differences—especially the larger differences in developed nations—may reflect, in part or in whole, choices of people in various cultures within these nations (e.g., working class and/or rural areas within the U.S.) to socialize their children along traditional lines. To supplement such findings, therefore, Chapter 5 covers biological and brain scan findings, which Murray feels to be the strongest evidence for male/female differences. As noted above, the brain scan data are correlational and are probably also inflated by publication bias. They have the same problems as the data in the first four chapters. However, other findings reported in this chapter do seem to present evidence for actual biological causation. These include studies of individuals with hormonal abnormalities and studies of responses to hormone injections. While the former are “natural experiments” with confounding variables, the latter are true randomized controlled trials, suggesting that hormones have a causal role. These findings do not contradict the role of social construction in gender roles and behavior, but they do indicate complex interactions between biology and socialization, or to put it another way, between sex and gender.

The next four chapters focus on race. Murray’s position here will strike some readers as peculiar. He begins by noting that the race concept contributed to the rise of colonialism and slavery (p. 129) and adds that the term “race” no longer has any legitimate scientific usage (p. 135). But a few pages later (p. 148), he asserts that human beings fall into genetic clusters that conveniently correspond to the racial categories currently used in the U.S. So we will be talking about races after all, only now we are calling them “ancestral populations.” This back-and-forth about race embodies Murray’s struggle with the internal contradictions of his own position. He wants to drop the word “race,” but not the category. Yet it is the category that is socially constructed and that invites the scientifically unproductive conflation of social and biological causation. In the past, racial categories served to preserve the subordinate status of specific groups whose members bore phenotypic markers like skin color—whereupon the responses of those members to their subordination (that is, their temperament, intellect, speech, etc.) were judged inferior and regarded as proof of the rightness of that subordination. Murray now hopes to redefine membership in those same groups, not by phenotypic but by genotypic markers—whereupon psychological measurements, bogusly interpreted as genetic (see below), will establish the same old circular justification. Meet the new conflation; same as the old one.

This conflation becomes more clear as Murray explains how his ancestral population clusters were discovered. Researchers led by Noah Rosenberg (*Rosenberg, Pritchard, & Weber, 2002) using a computer program called Structure found that the genomes of people whose ancestors came from each geographical continent are slightly more similar to each other than they are to those whose ancestors came from different continents. This is not surprising since genetic variants (alleles) change frequencies over time as populations disperse through migration, and these populations can therefore be expected to show greater similarity to neighboring populations and less similarity to more distant ones. But to Murray and others looking for a scientific basis for race, these clusters of genetic similarity hold great significance since they roughly align with the five major geographical continents (Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania) and the racial associations of these continents for most Americans.

But there are problems with this interpretation. First, the Structure program presupposes that the data will form clusters and that the number of such clusters will be whatever the researcher tells it to find. There are different techniques for deciding if a particular input number identifies objectively real clusters—but these techniques are complex, often vary with sampling, and do not always agree with each other. Therefore, most researches, including Rosenberg, publish multiple outputs, with different numbers of clusters, so that people reading the results can make their own judgments. Murray is not too troubled by this, as he states that this format “usually makes it easy” to see which results are “substantive” and which are not (p. 149). The potential for circular reasoning here is obvious, especially for someone like Murray who is motivated to see evidence for races. Another problem is that several studies have found that the Structure program tends to underestimate the number of ancestral population clusters (see Wang, 2017). In fact, Murray cites a later study (*Li, 2008) that found two additional clusters (which he interprets as roughly supporting the five-cluster theory), but he says nothing about several more recent and extensive studies that found still larger numbers of ancestral clusters, including Tishkoff, et al. (2009) (14 clusters), Shriner et al. (2014) (19 clusters), and Baker et al. (2017) (21 clusters). Overall, therefore, the human ancestral structure appears to be much more complex and multi-leveled than Murray portrays it, and not particularly supportive of the continental race theory.

Another problem for Murray is that race categories only weakly differentiate people genetically. This was first discovered by *Lewontin (1972), who found that only about 6% of genetic variance in humans is associated with traditionally defined racial categories (Murray’s wording on p. 130 misleadingly implies that the number was close to 15%). This research has been replicated several different ways, with findings averaging around 4-10% (e.g., Feldman & Lewontin, 2008). Moreover, the interpretation of even this small portion of variance as support for racial clusters is questionable, given what was said above about migration and changes in allele frequency. In fact, geographical distance alone accounts for a far greater proportion of human genetic variance—over 75%. And when such distance is taken into account, the contribution of cluster variance drops to only about 2% (Handley, 2007)—and much of this 2% appears to be due to geographical barriers like oceans and deserts impeding migration and gene flow (*Rosenberg et al., 2005, p. 668). For such reasons, Rosenberg, like most other researchers, rejects a racial interpretation of continental clusters (*2005, pp.668-69).

Murray knows this, and he has already, in effect, preemptively admitted it at the beginning of his “race” section—where he acknowledges that cluster differences are “minor,” and even adds that there are “many ways in which race is a social construct” (p. 157). But Murray is determined to keep this construct alive, and to do so he must show that race is intrinsically biological. So Chapter 8 considers evidence that selective pressures recently operated on the human population. I have already noted the unreliability of this data (see de Gruijter et al., 2011 and Szpak et al., 2019), and even the researchers that Murray cites have acknowledged this (e.g. *Akey, 2009 and *Haasl & Payseur, 2016). I will only add that: (1) all of this evidence involves correlations among molecular elements; it has not been connected to any observable phenotypes, and because much of it involves noncoding DNA it may have no connection with them whatsoever; (2) while some phenotypes have been plausibly identified as recently selected (e.g., lactase persistence), these traits follow a clinal rather than a clustered pattern—that is, they change gradually, vary independently of each other, and do not distribute according to Murray’s continental races; and (3) these traits all involve physical adaptations rather than the cognitive adaptations (like intelligence) that are so central Murray’s larger argument—Murray’s sole piece of evidence for causally induced cognitive adaptation is Belyaev’s 1959 experiment breeding foxes (*Trut, 1999), a study which has been questioned on a number of grounds, including significant sampling bias (Lord et al., 2020).

In Chapter 9, Murray presents additional data in tables and scatterplots. Little is new here, since these data, in effect, simply re-present the cluster argument from Chapter 7. The one new development is that Murray relates this data to genes that correlate with psychological traits like positive affect and cognitive abilities. Since this analysis involves correlations, it has all the limitations already mentioned, plus an additional problem that I have not yet elaborated: environmental population stratification. Population stratification occurs when differences among populations cause researchers to draw erroneous conclusions. Murray does talk about this at times, but he almost always focuses on genetic rather than environmental confounds. Environmental population stratification arises from the fact that the environments of various genetically distinct populations are nonrandomly distributed—that is, people from different ancestral populations grow up in environments that almost always differ systematically from each other. This, in turn, means that correlations between biological genotypes and observed phenotypes are confounded by environmental factors, sometimes dramatically so, especially in the case of psychological traits, which are particularly susceptible to cultural influences. These environmental confounds cannot be factored out unless you know ahead of time exactly what each one is and how to test for it, which is essentially impossible (some writers, including Murray, hold that these influences can be statistically controlled, but this, once again, involves additional circular assumptions). All of this poses a serious problem that will haunt Murray’s analyses for the rest of his book—for example, in the “continental differences” that he surveys at the end of this chapter, and in his later advocacy of polygenic scores (pp. 280-283).

Murray’s final substantive section (Chapters 10-13) allegedly deals with social class, but it would be more accurate to say that his argument here is that intelligence (measured as IQ) is the main source of success, that it is primarily genetically determined, and that social factors like poverty and race play only a minor role. This is the same argument Murray made in The Bell Curve (*Herrnstein & Murray, 1994). It was subjected to a number of devastating critiques (e.g. Kamin, 1995; Heckman, 1995), so I will not reiterate them here. I will merely note that environmental population stratification and correlation/causation fallacies lie at the heart of much of Murray’s reasoning in these chapters, as they did in The Bell Curve. For example, IQ and measures of success are both phenotypes that correlate positively with each other and negatively with certain racial group memberships (genotypes). So the relationship between IQ and success can be highlighted and the ones between both of these phenotypes and race can be disregarded, and along with them, the substantial environmental factors that contribute to the way IQ and success are racially and economically distributed in the U.S.

Chapters 10 and 11 detail the statistical technique used to support many of the above claims—the so-called ACE model. Like many hereditarians, Murray relies heavily on this model, which parses measurements from twins and other related individuals into components of genetic and environmental variance that can then be added together to explain behavior. Most notable here is that Murray says nothing about the serious errors that routinely result from ignoring the limitations of this model. In an extensive analysis of all the most rigorous studies using the ACE model in the previous 30 years, *Turkheimer & Waldron (2000) found that designs based on that model had consistently failed to detect large portions of environmental variance. They concluded (pp. 91-93; see also *Turkheimer, 2000) that the additive assumptions of the ACE model rendered it unable to detect the complex and nonlinear ways that environmental forces actually interact with genetic factors and with each other to produce human behavior. To Murray’s credit, he does acknowledge these and other similar findings. But—characteristically—he then misrepresents them as implying that environmental factors can be disregarded as mere “noise” that can be ignored (p. 260). As with so many of Murray’s summaries, the reader will not know what these critiques actually say unless he or she goes to the original sources.

Overall, then, Murray’s argument, both in this section and throughout the book, can be described as a hereditarian polemic. It rests on skewed data, over-interpretations of favored sources, under-interpretations of critical ones, and subtle (or not-so-subtle) misrepresentations of research findings. The result is an impressive edifice of hereditarian ideology built on a conceptual foundation of sand.
REMINGTON Pro ½”-1” Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand, Digital Controls + 10 Heat Settings, Black/Pink, CI95AC4
REMINGTON Pro ½”-1” Pearl Ceramic Conical Curling Wand, Digital Controls + 10 Heat Settings, Black/Pink, CI95AC4
I am extremely disappointed with my purchase of the Remington Curling Wand. I had watched and read a lot of reviews on this wand and it sounded really great. When the curling wand arrive I was shocked by the warning on the back of the box, it read, “MAY CAUSE CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE HARM”. I was even more disappointed that info was no where in the product description or manual that can he found on Amazon. Had I read this warning prior to purchasing on Amazon I would have never purchased it.

I did a little research into this troubling warning. It seems as though California has stricter rules than most places and require companies disclose when a product has chemicals that are dangerous in it.

I have tried the curling wand a few times and got light headed every time I did. So between the terrifying warnings on the box and the fact that I feel light headed when using it I will not be using this again. I am also past the date that I could have got a refund so looks like I’m down $31 and still without a curling wand that I feel comfortable using.

Do yourself a favour and DON’T BUY THIS...as much as I want cute beachy waves, I’m not willing to risk my life for them!!
La Lune était noire (Cal-Lévy- R. Pépin) (French Edition)
La Lune était noire (Cal-Lévy- R. Pépin) (French Edition)
Un thriller haletant qui m'a tenue en haleine de bout en bout. Le roman est centré autour du personnage de Cassie Black dont le courage, la volonté et la sensibilité triomphent de tous les obstacles. Ce personnage est attachant par son humanité au milieu de cette galerie de tueurs sanguinaires et manipulateurs.
Le récit est mené tambour battant, avecl'habileté d'un spécialiste du genre. Bien sûr ,il y a toutes les conventions propres à ce type d'œuvre mais c'est une lecture si entraînante que le lecteur entre pleinement dans le jeu.
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Yellow Ranger and Morphin Jax Beast Bot 6-Inch Action Figure 2-Pack Toys Inspired by The TV Show
Power Rangers Beast Morphers Yellow Ranger and Morphin Jax Beast Bot 6-Inch Action Figure 2-Pack Toys Inspired by The TV Show
Power Rangers de la série Beast Morphers, Figurine Deluxe JAX idéal pour les fans mais les détails n'y sont pas, plastique bas de gamme pour le prix ...mais ma fille de 8 ans l'adore .

La peinture est bâclé c'est dommage car les accessoires, la solidité tout y est !

Les articulations sont très facile, la figurine peut tenir debout.

Les accessoires sont modulables avec les figurines et compatible avec les autres jouet de la gamme.

Plastique très robuste, donc figure très solide !

Tarif corect mais finition a revoir !

J'espère que mon commentaire vous sera utile 😃
Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Makers (Make: Technology on Your Time)
Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop: A Handy Reference for Makers (Make: Technology on Your Time)
"Tips" is an understated word to describe what's going on in this book. Yes, you can read it on that level, and if you're a person who keeps tools and uses them to build and/or fix stuff you'll find this book chock-a-block with forehead-slapping "why didn't I think of that" advice that will make your shop projects faster, better, and more enjoyable. But that's not the only thing that's going on here by a long shot. This book is nothing less than a capstone course in outside-the-box thinking, and even if you never directly use even one of the specific "tips" it contains, you'll come out the other side a much better creative problem solver than you went in, just by virtue of having absorbed so many great and original ideas.
Strong Contender
Strong Contender
I'm picky about planners. I want them to have plenty of room to write notes and plans in with room for a little bit of illustration, too. This one is perfect for my needs and as soon as my husband saw it, he wanted one too! The quality of the planner is really nice. There is a sturdy faux leather cover that can be wiped off (gently) if necessary as well as 2 different colored place-keeper ribbons.

Pages are printed on sturdy weight paper that is a cream colored white and also acid free. The pages are nice and stiff and have a quality feel to them. The pages look great with both pen and pencil and can handle being erased. You can also use a thin sharpie marker without bleed-through. The printing is a dark gray which isn't distracting from your own notes and writing. There is an elastic pen loop on the outside spine that will hold a pen or pencil snuggly. The binding is sewn and seems sturdy. I'm confident it will hold up the entire year. My husband has been taking his planner everywhere with no issues and I've been using mine at home with no problems with the binding so far. I'll update this review towards the end of the year with how they've both held up!

The front of the planner has:
♡ a quick reference guide (emergency contacts, personal info in case the planner is lost, a friends & family section for contact numbers)
♡ a yearly overview for 2018 and 2019
♡ a list of holidays
♡ 2 pages for contacts (names, addresses, and phone numbers)

The bulk of the planner has:
♡ a 2 page spread for each month in a calendar format
♡ 9 pages or so follow each calendar spread with about 3 days on each page and lines to write on (for daily notes)
The journal has a lay flat design. The pages don't lay flat perfectly upon opening, but if you push them down, they will do so more or less.
There is a total of 192 pages, so this planner is not skimpy!!

The back of the planner has:
♡ 58 lined pages for journaling (or whatever) - The lines are very light (and dotted) so you can draw without dark lines ruining your drawing
♡ a map with U.S. states, capitals, and time zones
♡ an accordion back pocket to hold items
♡ 2 sheets of stickers to create month tabs for navigating through the journal quickly

I'm really pleased with the quality of this planner and plan on buying more Lemome products, like their bullet journal. If you need a versatile planner that has some features that go above and beyond cheaper planners, sturdy paper, and plenty of room to write - this planner is a great option! I'm very happy with mine!!
Vikings Season 1
Vikings Season 1
Finally! The complete Vikings: Season 1 U.S. MGM version blu-ray Import is available in Canada from Fulfillment Express CA!

I ordered this Season 1 U.S. import version November 21, 2014 and it arrived quickly by mail, in perfect condition. It is in the charcoal colored box with the V flap exactly as you see it in this U.S import version option from Fulfillment Express CA. It has the nine unrated episodes and hours of extras. The price drop then was around $36 or $38.00 CND. So if you are looking for the complete Season 1 import version from the U.S., you might want to save this import in your wish list and hope for a price drop. Mine was NOT the Italian import version now available as well. Sound quality and visuals are excellent.

Once I saw first hand that this was the real U.S. import Blu-ray, I then ordered the U.S. MGM Season 2 Blu-ray import version from Import CD's in the U.S. It also arrived earlier than expected. Like Season 1, it has all the uncut episodes available and hours of extras. Just a note here - if your import order is over $50 CND, the new Canadian import fee might apply. You might want to check on that.
Projector Screen with Stand 100 inch Portable Projection Screen 16:9 4K HD Rear Front Projections Movies Screen for Indoor Outdoor Home Theater Backyard Cinema Trave
Projector Screen with Stand 100 inch Portable Projection Screen 16:9 4K HD Rear Front Projections Movies Screen for Indoor Outdoor Home Theater Backyard Cinema Trave
I used the screen for the first time for an event I hosted.
It worked great.
But there are some tricks to using it successfully.

I do recommend to play with your setup before you go out into the wild for the first time.

For example I wanted it to be back projected.
My event was going to be at night in a semi dark in the room.
Keep in mind you do see or can see the projector lens itself depending on the angle in which you position it at.
I.e. like a light bulb in the back of the screen.

Best if you can position the projector lower and angle it up or higher and angle it down if you're going to back display.
It is hard to set this up in daylight or in a lit room.
Even though I have a 6500lem projector.

And I noticed is what I thought was good setup wasn't that good once i could see clearly in darker conditions.
Both left and right position and focus was off.

Keep this in mind that you probably will have to adjust again in a low-light condition if you setup in daylight.

I will shave that you do this a few times and I'm sure gets to be old hat..

Also I might recommend when done with the screen seal in a plastic bag, the screen material itself.

I think it might be a great way to keep the screen in good condition and unsmudged and dirt free.
Macally MGRIPMAGXL - Phone Holder and Car Windshield Mount | Magnetic Cradle and Strong Suction Cup | 12 Inch Neck Universal Device Size (Apple iPhone X 8 7 6 Plus | Android Pixel Samsung Galaxy)
Macally MGRIPMAGXL - Phone Holder and Car Windshield Mount | Magnetic Cradle and Strong Suction Cup | 12 Inch Neck Universal Device Size (Apple iPhone X 8 7 6 Plus | Android Pixel Samsung Galaxy)
Best phone holding device I've ever owned.
The suction cup snaps twice to make it have a very good secure mounting point. It actually amazed me how well it sucks to the windshield or other flat surface. It includes plenty of different shaped plates which is great for me and my wife. The magnet is super strong and holds my phone VERY securely! Doesn't shake around, doesn't twist or spin. When you put your phone on the magnet, it STAYS! I'll never own another clip style phone mount again! Thanks!
Wakefit Auriga Sheesham Bed (King Size Bed), Solid Wood Double Bed
Wakefit Auriga Sheesham Bed (King Size Bed), Solid Wood Double Bed
Defective wood/cracked pieces, possible repaired/rejected product. Poor fitting of bolts due to bad alignment again probably nuts/holes are not of adequate quality as it keeps on slipping while tightening. Very difficult to explain though I would suggest not to buy. They are not going to return it and replacement process is quite frustrating. You are asked to keep sending them picutures which you can't really take it from your mobile camera. Really worst ever product.
A Wayward Angel: The Full-Story of the Hell's Angels by the Former Vice-President of the Oakland Chapter
A Wayward Angel: The Full-Story of the Hell's Angels by the Former Vice-President of the Oakland Chapter
Being a fan of this genre and subject I've been burned many a time with fictional accounts. This book, written by a former friend of Sonny Barger and ranking member of the HA turned "rat", makes for interesting if disconcerting reading. If like I, you read it alongside Sonny's first book on the Angel's then you'll find the differing records of some of the events notable. Like all good factual writing should be, it's better than fiction. Recommended.
Tiger JKT-S18U 10-Cup (Uncooked) Multi Purpose IH Cooker (Rice Cooker, Synchro-Cooker, Slow Cooker, Bread Maker, etc.) with Tacook Cooking Plate
Tiger JKT-S18U 10-Cup (Uncooked) Multi Purpose IH Cooker (Rice Cooker, Synchro-Cooker, Slow Cooker, Bread Maker, etc.) with Tacook Cooking Plate
I've been a fan of Tiger rice cookers for years! My last Tiger was also an Induction Heating cooker and I will never go back to anything else. We are pretty picky about our rice and only eat Tamaki short grain rice and the rice that comes out of my IH Tiger rice cooker is so much tastier than any other type of rice cooker. We have a lot of potluck dinners with my family and we can definitely taste the difference. My brother is a sushi chef and had to borrow our rice cooker for a party and even he mentioned to me how much better the rice that came out of our cooker was in both taste and texture. The only reason we bought this new one was because the spring in the lid of my old one has gone kaput and the lid won't stay open. Still cooks my rice perfectly...but though this was a good opportunity to upgrade and I'm glad I did.
We tried using the "tacook" plate tonight with some teriyaki meatballs on top along with the rice underneath and both came out perfectly. I'm excited to try making bread next as I'm sure anything that comes out of this rice cooker will be fabulous.
If you're not too picky about your rice, then you can definitely go with a cheaper rice cooker...but if you LOVE rice and eat it often (we eat it almost daily) and are willing to pay a bit more for superior rice...then I would definitely recommend Tiger's Induction Heating rice cooker.
Hygieia M9 in-Car Air Purifier HEPA 13 with UV LED Lights
Hygieia M9 in-Car Air Purifier HEPA 13 with UV LED Lights
This car air purifier has UV LED to kill virus & bacteria which is great when having family or friends in car.
If you are concerned about covid-19 & sharing space driving or riding in car this helps to eliminate germs & virus.
It has Hepa13 advanced filtering with carbon & metal mesh. It is quiet.
It comes with 12V adapter to plug in cigarette lighter & USB power cable which is 4 feet.
It is a good size as it fits in cup holder & easy to use just push button on top.
It has 3 modes : airplane, slow & sleep mode. I did not think of using this when flying on plane but that's great !
It will help with travel on planes given concerns of covid-19 or in car sitting close proximity.
4 cajas x 25 g de läkerol Regaliz Seasalt – Original Sueco Sugar Free Regaliz Pastilles lozenges gotas Dragees Candy
4 cajas x 25 g de läkerol Regaliz Seasalt – Original Sueco Sugar Free Regaliz Pastilles lozenges gotas Dragees Candy
Salty and yummy. I've been ordering Claire's Organic licorice for a while, and find them helpful in boosting my energy, but don't like consuming so much sugar. (I'll probably keep consuming those, though, because they are really good.) These are quite different, but tasty. I always forget to consume enough salt, so these do double duty for me. It's kind of a hassle, though, to have to order these Swedish licorice pastilles by way of Finland, but I'll keep ordering them.
4 cajas x 25 g de läkerol Salty Caramel – Stevia – Original – Swedish – Salty Licorice – Salmiak – Sugar Free – Regaliz – Regaliz – Pastilles – lozenges – Gotas – Dragees – Caramelos – Caramelos
4 cajas x 25 g de läkerol Salty Caramel – Stevia – Original – Swedish – Salty Licorice – Salmiak – Sugar Free – Regaliz – Regaliz – Pastilles – lozenges – Gotas – Dragees – Caramelos – Caramelos
My friend from Norway first introduced me to these. I love the salty caramel mixed with the licorice flavor. It is an acquired taste so those not familiar with salty licorice might be turned off my these. I'm just excited to find these on Amazon as they are impossible to find anywhere else. I'll be purchasing these again.
"regaliz rojo"
"regaliz rojo"
Compré estos regalices para un regalo a sabiendas que no son los mejores, pero si vas a regalar que sea una marca reconocida. Yo soy adicto a los regalices y se que los Haribo son los que menos saben a regaliz. La fresa (que es lo que saben estos) no es regaliz, y la verdad, prefiero la cereza que tampoco es regaliz rojo, pero al menos esta más rica para mi gusto.

Por otro lado, después de pedirlo me di cuenta de que uno de las chicas que se lo regalo es celíaca, y este de Haribo no pone nada que sea "sin gluten" por lo que tengo la duda. Es que el de Damel por ejemplo si lo pone claramente en la caja, así que no se si metí la pata.

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