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In Stone
In Stone
Price: $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very strange and creepy account of a truly haunted house., August 22, 2014
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I've read a lot of true paranormal stories. This is, by far, one of the creepiest accounts I have come across. It's almost as if some of the strangeness of that little house comes through the book and into the room with you - the reader. Not a great night-time read. After having had my own paranormal experiences, I cannot discount those that others have claimed to have had. This story? I just don't see how you could make any of this up. It'd take a lot of imagination. Well worth the money.

The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home
The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked scary, August 15, 2014
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Very scary! Great writing style. Recommended, but not a great night-time read. On the other hand, my daughter has no "scare bone" so she can read the scariest true ghost stories before bed and drift off into a deep slumber. Go figure. Anyway, if you're not like her, read this during the day :-)

The Elder Scrolls Online - PC/Mac
The Elder Scrolls Online - PC/Mac
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A balanced review, April 27, 2014
Okay, I know what you're thinking. I'm just another fanboy praising this game for what it isn't. However, this is not true. What I'm going to do here is lay down all of the pros, cons, and in-betweens about this game and why you should consider giving it a try or passing it up. It genuinely hurts me to see such a revolutionary game getting ripped apart about issues that could be solved very easily. Anyways, enough rambling. Let's get down to it:

-The Pros
-- Excellent, revolutionary combat system. Probably one of the best facets of the game. Combat never has a dull moment, and instead of spamming your rotation like on WoW, you are actively engaged the whole time.
-- Strong story line. Of course, this is a subjective matter. But, personally? I think the story is well-written, and well-fits the lore.
-- Beautiful graphics. The game looks great on any decent machine.
-- Great soundtrack.
-- Immersive. It's wonderful how easily you can escape into the game without coming up for air.
-- Good crafting. Simple, yet deep.
-- Fully Voice-Acted.
-- Fantastic character creation. There are virtually unlimited possibilities.
-- Character building emphasized. Want a rogue-tank? You got it. Molag Bal with a rubber chicken? Not so much...
-- EPIC PvP. Large-scale sieges, open field battles, and miniature skirmishes.
-- Wealth of content. Hundreds of hours at your disposal.

Okay, the game has a -LOT- of ups, that's no lie.

-- Terrible customer support. It's based primarily out of India, and when you have an issue you receive a canned response.
-- Abundance of botters. The bots are VERY frustrating, and when you go into a dungeon it's very hard to get a hit in on a boss.
-- Gold seller spam. Tons of mail from them, plus zone chat is saturated with them.
-- Frequent maintenance. Though to be honest, this shouldn't be unexpected as the game just came out.
-- Imperial edition. It is, in my opinion, total BS to lock a race behind a "pay-gate."
-- No Thieves' Guild/ Dark Brotherhood. Though, they supposedly weren't ready for release and will come out in a major patch.

Okay, so the game isn't perfect. But what game is? Not to mention, a lot of the cons are easily fixable by ZoS. All they need is a tad bit of time... let them work out their customer support, let them figure out how to stop the botters and spammers. The maintenance isn't uncommon for a newly released game. The fact that the Thieves' Guild and Dark Brotherhood are missing is moot; they have been promised for a future patch.

In conclusion, I think the game overall is great. It's excellent as an MMO. Some people believe that it is a pretty bad Elder Scrolls game, however, I cannot elaborate on this subject as the only ES games I have played include Skyrim and a small portion of Oblivion. This is a new MMO, and we have to expect some growing pains. All we need is to let our little seedling grow... we won't have a tree the day after our seed is planted. After it breaks the surface, we need to let the sun hit it. Let it get water. Let it feed on the nutrients of the soil. All of these processes will require time, and with time will come a vastly improved game, working out into an overall solid and incredibly fun experience.

Overall, I give the game a 3.7/5, which rounds up to a 4 for Amazon purposes. Of course, ultimately, the decision on whether to play falls down to you. Watch gameplay videos, and if a friend has it, see if they'll let you take it our for a spin at their house. If you like it? Great! If you don't? Great, come on here and say what's wrong so ZoS can get to work on improving the issues.
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The Sorcerer's Secrets: Strategies in Practical Magick
The Sorcerer's Secrets: Strategies in Practical Magick
by Jason Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.81
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - a 'must buy' for the aspiring sorcerer, May 22, 2011
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What a great little book. Tips and tidbits on every page, every chapter. I wish I had read this earlier in my 'career'.

Another plus is that this isn't confined top any one area of practice - HooDoo, Kabalah, Enochian, Golden Dawn, Wiccan, etc. - the tips within this wonderful book apply to all offshoots of Hermetic teachings.

Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unusable because of spacebar, October 1, 2009
The spacebar renders this keyboard unusable. It's clunky, it sticks, you have to really "thwack" it with your thumb to type a space. A shame, since the rest of the keyboard is fine: comfortable, good wrist support, excellent height.

I'm not sure how the spacebar made it past quality testing. The obvious fix is to improve the design with a split (two piece) spacebar.

Introduction to MFC Programming with Visual C++
Introduction to MFC Programming with Visual C++
by Richard M. Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: $44.48
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a 'must buy', November 30, 2001
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If you have a reasonable grasp of C++ (classes / objects, construction destruction, inheritance, overloading) and are ready for MFC, definiately get this book.
Now, ready for jump school, private? You will be on a plane, you will take off, and you will jump. No kidding, this is an MFC assault book for the beginner. You won't believe the ground you've covered in one week. Schedule yourself extra time to play around with the examples provided.
Luckily I read this before Prosise 'Programming MFC' and was glad that I did. This book basically outlined most of what you can do with MFC, Prosise provides the details of how MFC works and what the 'gotchas' are.
If you are shopping and buying TODAY, place this book and Jeff Prosise 'Programming MFC 2nd Ed.' in your cart.
Good luck.

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: From the 50s and 60s
Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: From the 50s and 60s
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The smiles keep coming, November 21, 2001
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This CD (along with volume 2) is quite simply a perfect piece of Americana. Do you remember when you, mom, dad, and the grandparents would all watch Andy Griffith? Howbout Leave It To Beaver? Remember growing up watching goofy Gilligan with your sister or brother? You will when you listen to this CD. It brings back memories of when grandad smoked his pipe in the house, the Buick was big and loud, you went sledding in the winter, and society was by and large wholesome.
All songs are, to the best of my memory, exactly taken from the television program as they were. This is no rip-off CD where you find a collection of boring elevator music that vaguely resembles TV theme shows.

Programming Windows with MFC, Second Edition
Programming Windows with MFC, Second Edition
by Jeff Prosise
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenominal, November 21, 2001
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This book is a must have for any serious MFC programmer. This indispensable work by Prosise pays due homage to Mr. Petzold's classic 'Programming Windows 3.1', and as well it should, but regardless has earned its stripes standing alone. The book has the fit and feel of Petzold's 3.1 - it is orgainized in a very simlar fashion, it speaks to the reader in much the same spirit, and it will place you in the upper tier of the developers in the company who really know something about MFC. So far, my office copy of Prosise MFC 2nd Ed. is nearly as marked up and commented as my trusty old Petzold 3.1, which along with K&R C, I refuse to banish to the attic.
If I had to have a gripe, I would say that it is one of the more expensive books that you will no doubt need two of. One for home and one personal copy at work - no you won't want to sign the waiting list for the company copy or hope that 'Joe' will lend you his for the day.
So buy it already.

Visual C++ 6 Unleashed
Visual C++ 6 Unleashed
by Mickey Williams
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Money better spent elsewhere, November 16, 2001
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I have not found much use for this book. It provides a rapid-fire introduction to many VC++ topics, but not much more. Several important details are left out, there are quite a few errors througout the book, and the examples are of no real value. I have tried to use the book as a quick reference many times, but have given up entirely and gone quickly to Richter, Swanke, Prosise, or Solomon. I was able to use it recently to add some wieght to a linoleum patch I applied to the master bathroom floor - no kidding.
Knowing what I do now, I wouldn't waste my money on this book. Instead, check out Prosise MFC 2nd Ed. (indispensible), MFC Internals (misc. authors), Jeff Richter's (superb) Win2k references, Swanke's VC++ MFC by Example, and Solomon's Inside W2K. Each text mentioned is a must-have, IMHO, with special mention of Swanke's MFC by Example, which has earned me a couple of "cool, how did you do that"s from fellow developers.
Hope this helps and good luck.

Beginning Web Development with Visual InterDev 6
Beginning Web Development with Visual InterDev 6
by Paul Wilton
Edition: Paperback
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for a beginner with some programming experience., May 24, 2000
I have to agree with the fact that the book is a little vague in places, however, if you are a beginning web programmer who has a little knowledge of the Microsoft development environment (Visual Studio, MS-SQL), then this is a really really good start. I have to give the book five stars when reviewing it in the context of a book for beginners.
Mumford does a thorough job of explaining net programming and Visual InterDev, plus he touches on everything from T-SQL to ASP and XML. What beginner could ask for a more comprehensive glance at web development? Also, the book takes a hands-on approach, so you'll actually build a little business2consumer website solution complete w/database support. If you think you may be a candidate for this book, then there is no question - buy it. If not, buy several books concentrating solely on individual topics.

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