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Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium
DVD ~ Billy Joel
Price: $9.87
46 used & new from $0.33

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Joel Rocks!, September 10, 2013
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I didn't get a chance to go to this concert at Yankee Stadium. It had to be crazy there! A good mixture of hits from the Storm Front album, as well as, some of his older hits from other albums, closing out of course, with Pianoman, and everyone in the stadium singing along!

maramao (Dvd) Italian Import
maramao (Dvd) Italian Import
DVD ~ alberto frasca

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Coming of Age Film, September 10, 2013
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Brings back memories of your teen years. If only the ending was better explained as to what happened to the male lead.

Pelonis 12" 3-Speed Oscillating Table Fan (White)
Pelonis 12" 3-Speed Oscillating Table Fan (White)

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple to put together simple to use., September 10, 2013
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My old fan broke apart one day, so I had to get a replacement. I had it for several years, so I got my money's worth. This model is is almost totally similar. Three speeds, good rotation angles and easy to open for cleaning the fan blades.
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CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower
CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD Intelligent LCD Series UPS 1000VA 600W AVR Mini-Tower
Price: $99.95
71 used & new from $99.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works as described! Good buy for the money spent!, September 10, 2013
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I use it for my home computer system. Be sure to follow the instructions precisely when it comes to connecting devices to this unit. Only connect what you really need in the event of a power outage, to the powered outlets. Computer, modem, monitor, even a small desk lamp/light. Follow the instructions and DO NOT connect devices like laser printers as they require a large power output to operate, and will create a major drain on this device, even if they're not printing anything. Besides, how often do you have to print documents that you need power to your printer at all times? I connected my printer and stereo speakers to a separate power strip connected to a different outlet in the room.

The software disc that comes with it installs easily, and adds a monitor display screen to your task bar. This can be opened to show the power available from the unit, should you lose power, as well as, the power drain that would be in effect to the devices you have attached, and your total battery time remaining based on devices that are connected. You can run diagnostic tests to make sure it's fully functional. You can also configure the alarm and software sounds, the length of time your computer runs on battery, and voltage controls for the tolerance of your UPS to voltage flucuations.

Simply put, if you have too many devices plugged in and the power drain exceeds the power available, your backup power will drain much faster, and some devices, like your computer, may suffer from a hard crash resulting in lost data that you did not have time to save.

You get nine outlets for your devices. A column of five powered/surge protected outlets on one side, and a column of four surge protection only (non-powered) outlets on the other side. In the center you have phone line in/out ports, coax in/out ports, and a reset button. Above the column of four non-powered/surge protect only outlets is the interface port for connection to one of your computers USB ports. A USB cable, Phone cable and Power Cord for this unit are included. So may sure you have an available USB port on your computer!

Directions tell you to plug the unit in by itself to charge it up, before connecting your devices. Lucky for me, mine was already fully charged, so my setup only took a few minutes. I don't know how long it would take to charge it up fully from a depleted state, so don't expect to put it right to use, just out of the box. Afterall who knows how long yours was packaged and sitting on a shelf somewhere before it was shipped to the store, and/or to you.

The only drawback I can foresee is that not all power plugs are shaped the same and you may find yourself doing some fancy maneuvering of power plugs on the back of this device, to make sure you connect all that you want to. Large/Wide power plugs attached at the top, or in the center, may block access to the coax and/or phone line ports. I don't use any coax connections so I didn't mind blocking one of mine.

As always, keep the instruction book, as it contains information about how to order replacement batteries for this unit.

Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Inch Covered Ultimate Pan
Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Inch Covered Ultimate Pan
Price: $70.65
13 used & new from $37.12

3.0 out of 5 stars Started to wear from first use, January 27, 2013
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Even using a light nonstick cooking spray. After first use, saw some wear on the nonstick coating. No further wear since.
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Mens Solid Color Skate Surf Board Short / Swim Trunks - ( 4 Colors )
Mens Solid Color Skate Surf Board Short / Swim Trunks - ( 4 Colors )

5.0 out of 5 stars Mens Solid Color Skate Surf Board Short / Swim Trunks, August 24, 2012
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Fits great, looks great! No complaints! I prefer a plain style suit and this one fits my preference. Plenty of pocket space too.

Traffic X Expansion for MS Flight Simulator X - PC
Traffic X Expansion for MS Flight Simulator X - PC
4 used & new from $29.90

92 of 93 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent add-on for the money, but needs serious work after install!!, January 17, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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What do you get? This DVD-ROM installs into your FSX Simobjects Folder. You get 97, go ahead count em', 97 folders of AI Aircraft, each with up to 60 different liveries (or paint jobs) of various airlines around the world. Passenger jets, Commuter Turboprops, Cargo Carriers and even some Military Stuff. The DVD also comes with FSX Service Pack 2 (SP2), in case you don't have it already. SP2 is required prior to installation. When you run the Setup program, it will recognize if you do not have SP2, and prompt you to cancel the install of the Traffic Expansion Addon. When you do this, SP2 will install automatically. Run Setup Program again to install the Traffic Expansion Addon.

Does it work? Yes. Does it work properly? No! By this I mean the aircraft.cfg (aircraft configuration) files for each of the 97 folders of new AI aircraft have serious deficiencies. The aircraft.cfg files in each folder are plain ordinary text files that you can open with wordpad or whatever. They instruct FSX how to build and paint the planes that you see in the Flight Simulator Environment. It starts with a name. Each variation of each plane requires a unique name. Then there is the model, which is basically a plain gray 3D shape of an airplane. The texture files, which are .bmp files (also known as paintjobs) get applied to the model to give it the colors and definition of an airline (American, Air India etc). Then there's the atc statements, and this is where the problems are found. Many of the "atc_airline=xxx" [where xxx is the callsign of an airline] statements have incorrect callsigns. Some are one word and should be two. Some are two words and should be one. Some are just plain misspelled, or wrong altogether. American Airlines for example. You would expect the FSX Air Traffic Control (ATC) to address American Airlines Flight 43, as "American 43". But whatever genius designed this add-on misspelled the callsign as "atc_airline=merican". FSX ATC does not recognize the callsign of "Merican" and will address the plane simply as "43". When all you hear is a flight number, without an airlines callsign preceding it, you wonder, Who's that?? So get ready to do some work on your own, to get this to function at 100%. The aircraft.cfg files can be opened, edited, and saved where they are. I myself am quite familiar with a number of airline callsigns (British Airways is "Speed Bird", Virgin Atlantic is "Virgin", Southwest is "Southwest" and so on), but not all of them (South African is "Springbok", Air Portugal is "TAP" etc). There is a listing on Wikipedia that I have found very useful.

Ok that's the callsigns. Some aircraft folders take less than a minute, with only 1-3 variations. Others, such as the Boeing 757 have approx. 60 different liveries, whose atc statements have to be checked, and that takes longer. Once finished, you can be content with this much, or if you really want more realism like I do, then you've got even more work to do. While you're going through each of the folders and working on the aircraft.cfg files of the really big planes (Boeing 747,767,777, A330, A340, A380 etc), you'll also notice that there's no "atc_heavy=1" statement. The big boys are often referred to as heavies, by Air Traffic Control. If a United Airlines Boeing 747, flight 820, taxi's up to the line, you would expect to hear ATC say, "United 820 Heavy, ....", but without the "atc_heavy=1" statement in the cfg file for that plane, you will simply hear "United 820, ....". So while you're editing the callsign for the American Boeing 767 to be "American" and not "Merican", insert that "atc_heavy=1" statement, along with the rest of the atc statements and get both taken care of the first time, so that you don't have to go back through them again.

You get a ton of different types of planes, used by carriers, all around the world, and you see them where you would normally expect to see them. At Frankfurt, Germany, you'll see Lufthansa, Air France and Austrian, but not Jet Blue or Southwest. You'll find Southwest at Las Vegas and Phoenix, but not in Hong Kong. Not only do you find the airlines you expect to see, but you find them grouped together with each other (like all Continental Airlines at Newarks Terminal C) and not spread out all over the place, as if randomly placed or mixed. Included with the folders of aircraft is another folder of AFCADs. An AFCAD is .bgl file that is like a map of a particular airport. It can be edited with an AFCAD editor like AFX to change Clearance, Ground, ATIS and Tower frequencies, taxiways, and parking and gate areas. The gate and parking areas within the AFCAD can be edited for what size aircraft they will accomodate (Small, Medium, Heavy, Cargo etc), the gate id (Example Gate C 81), as well as, the atc parking codes for airlines that FSX ATC will direct to park in it. So for example, if you have a group of gates that have an ATC parking code of "COA", and the aircraft.cfg files your Continental AI planes have "atc_parking_types=GATE" and "atc_parking_codes=COA", then your Continental AI planes will be found at these gates with the 737 and smaller aircraft at the Small Gates, 757 and 767 aircraft in medium size gates and 777 aircraft in the Heavy Gate spaces.

So bottom line, is this add-on worth the money? I think so. The programmer did a top-notch job of building the planes, and editing the traffic.bgl file so that it appears as "Real World" as possible. The ficticous airlines like World Travel and American Pacific are no longer to be found in the AI flight sim environment, simply because they've been edited out of the traffic.bgl file. I believe they still exist and can still be selected and flown by you, you just won't see them as AI aircraft anymore. The big drawback is that half of the airline callsigns are screwed up, you have to fix them yourself, and you're left wondering why something like this wasn't corrected before the software was released? Some callsigns like Continental and Delta are correct most of the time, but sometimes you'll find a Continental jet with "atc_airline=CONT", whoops, gotta make that "atc_airline=CONTINENTAL". Luckily, like I said earlier, the aircraft.cfg files are text files that can be opened with Word, Wordpad, Notepad etc, corrections can be made and saved easily. But with 97 folders of add-on airplane models, and up to 60 different liveries per model, well, you do the math! That's allot of checking, fixing and saving. This add-on will function without any additional work by you, but it just won't feel right. So I guess it comes down to what the individual is satisfied with. If your quite technical, know your way around aircraft.cfg and AFCAD files, then by all means, go for it. On the contrary if you're not very technical (afraid of messing something up if you touch it), and will not be comfortable with the somewhat lack of realism (the messed up callsigns), then you might want to avoid purchasing this update, unless you know someone technical who can assist you. Hope this review helps. Good luck and enjoy if you decide to purchase it. :)
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Panasonic DMR-EZ47V Up-Converting 1080p DVD-Recorder/VCR Combo with Built In Tuner (2005 Model)
Panasonic DMR-EZ47V Up-Converting 1080p DVD-Recorder/VCR Combo with Built In Tuner (2005 Model)
4 used & new from $349.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy!, September 17, 2008
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Takes a bit of getting used to. You know, following the steps in the right order, and all that. So far I've copied two VHS tapes quite easily. Even found it easy to program, to record TV right on to DVD. No different than VHS player in this way. You set the times, the mode (SP, LP, EP) and make sure you turn the unit off once it's set.

There are differences. With a VHS machine, you just pop in a blank tape and start recording. Most blank DVD's that you insert, may require a few minutes to format, prior to recording. So don't expect to just pop in a blank DVD-R or DVD-RW and start recording.

Even though it's a refurb, it operates like new, and for the low price ($130ish) that I paid, it's well worth it.

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