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Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

1.0 out of 5 stars Stop working around the one year mark., November 8, 2015
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Great headphones, loved them. Stopped working after about a year. I do not meant the battery stopped working, so I couldn't use the noise cancellation feature, I mean the headphones entirely stopped working altogether. No sound, no nothing.
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Kenneth Cole  524985 Expandable Computer Compatible Messenger Bag,Black,One Size
Kenneth Cole 524985 Expandable Computer Compatible Messenger Bag,Black,One Size
Offered by AnnasNYC
Price: $54.85
6 used & new from $54.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clasp broke right away., June 23, 2014
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I liked the Kenneth Cole Messenger Bag when I first got it. It's sturdy and is fairly stylish, although the cloth handle does give it kind of a cheap look. However, the Clasp broke after about a month and now it doesn't stay closed. I bought a knock-off messenger bag for far less several years ago which still works fine. Considering the price for the bag and how easily it started to break, it is not worth it.


TotalMount Apple TV Remote Holder (Compatible with 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs)
TotalMount Apple TV Remote Holder (Compatible with 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs)
Price: $9.95
5 used & new from $8.21

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Adhesive Stopped Working After About 2 Months., January 12, 2014
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Worked great, just like it was supposed to, for about 2 months. Started falling of the TV after that. So, worthless now.
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SimCity: Limited Edition
SimCity: Limited Edition
Price: $17.50
117 used & new from $2.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT PURCHASE., March 6, 2013
I just wrote a very detailed review about the game, but the window crashed and I lost it, so I will sum up what I originally written in shorter form. DO NOT BUT THIS GAME. For good measure, do not buy anything from the developers of this game, do not buy anything from publisher of this game, and do not buy anything from the producers of this game. Do not buy anything from anyone involved with this game. Even if their selling hot dogs on the street, do not buy one from them. REALLY. REALLY. REALLY. And I have played pretty much every Sims game going back to SimTower and SimAnt.

If you are thinking about buying this game, do not. Instead, unplug your internet, turn off the wireless, and open your computer's browser and hit "refresh" for a couple of hours. After you give up, throw a couple of twenty dollar bills (or the same in euros, pounds, yen, Canadian Dollars, pesos, or won) out of your window (or, if lacking window, your doorway) and DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.

Also, I managed to play the game for a couple of hours before the servers crashed. It is worse then SimCity 4 (the one from a decade ago). In fact, it is worse then SimAnt, which is a game about ants. From 1991. SimAnt required two floppies and came with a book, because people did not now what a "computer game" was and had to have it explained to them slowly and carefully. That game was better. And you could actually play it.

Edit 1: I did not mean to say SimAnt is a bad game, SimAnt was an awesome game. From two decades ago.

Also, after giving it some thought, I want to make sure I am being clear. Do not buy this game. Do not accept it as a gift. Do pick it up if you find it on the ground. In fact, if someone does give it to you as a gift, take as an insult.
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Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness
by Frank Brady
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.16
88 used & new from $1.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, even for non-chess players., November 28, 2012
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I know how to play chess, but do play regularly and haven't in years. As someone who came of age after Fischer's rise and fall, I only know him as a recently deceased anti-American and anti-Semitic stateless person. Endgame gives a better appreciation of his life and how highly he was regarded as a cheese player and as an American and his slow descent "to the edge of madness."

This book gives an appreciation of Fischer as almost a tragic figure. He was of questionable paternity, his father was unknown. His mother a free spirited Polish-Russian woman who was close to him. The book talks about his childhood, the lonely days practicing chess as a child alone in a small apartment, the entry into the amateur chess word at a young age, followed by his almost instant accession to the high ranks of international chess and finally as a World Chess Champion. I enjoyed the book, although it did drag some in the middle. A lot of the minor characters around Fischer, especially as a child in New York City, are themselves interesting in their own unique ways and the milieu of mid-20th Century chess shows, inhabited by bankers and the direly poor and young and old.

Who would enjoy this book? People who enjoy biographies or need a little light reading for a holiday or summer break with little knowledge of Fischer.This a book for a chess novice or someone who either was too young or too uninterested to have followed Fischer during his career.

Because the book focuses on Fischer's personality, as opposed to Fischer as a chess player, I do feel something is left out. Although the book is enjoyable, a deeper understanding of Fischer as a chess player would have made the book more rounded and insightful into Fischer the person.

Who would not enjoy this book? Anybody already familiar with Fischer or anybody who is deeply interested in Fischer as chess master instead of Fischer as a person. The important aspects of his games are only touched on and are the not the focus of this book, although a lot of time is spent on his odd, haughty, and demanding behavior before, during, and after games.


Globe Electric 52021 14 inch Gooseneck Desk Lamp, Black Finish
Globe Electric 52021 14 inch Gooseneck Desk Lamp, Black Finish
Price: $9.89
3 used & new from $9.89

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good little lamp., November 28, 2012
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Great little lamp. Small though, perfect for next to a bedside (I have mine on top of a small book case next to my bed). Does not seem to get too hot in use, but I have only used it for a couple of minutes at a time. Keep in mind it is has a very small neck, probably only about 9 inches long.


Acer Aspire One AO725-0899 11.6" Netbook (AMD Dual Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 HP 64 bits) Volcano Black
Acer Aspire One AO725-0899 11.6" Netbook (AMD Dual Core Processor, 2GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 HP 64 bits) Volcano Black
3 used & new from $148.00

104 of 107 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase for the price., July 19, 2012
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About me: I am a grad student in a major city. I walk/take public transportation to class and was using a large laptop for the first year. I needed a lightweight computer for use in class because carrying the larger laptop around was a hassle. My criteria were 1), lightweight 2), long battery life, 3) be a Windows 7 PC, 4) have Word, and 5) be relatively inexpensive. I was redeeming Amazon credits, so my out-of-pocket was insignificant.
This Acer Aspire One pretty much fit the bill and I would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation or someone looking for a budget lightweight laptop to take with them to work or school. Here is the pro and con breakdown:

Pros:
Lightweight: a little over 2.5 pounds.
Has Word Starter: perfect for class notes
Battery life: just leaving it on (not in sleep mode), but not in active use, the battery lasts a little over 7 hours.
Windows 7: does everything a normal Windows computer can do and supports the standard apps.
Good construction material: Does not feel like it is cheaply made. Some other computers at the same price range have keyboards that seem flimsy, etc.
285 GB Hard Disk
Inexpensive

Cons:
Slow: Shutdown time is about 1 minute and 15 seconds, startup is about 5 seconds faster, from start menu to being able to search on Chrome is about 17 seconds.
Really Slow: do not plan on much multitasking, because the computer slows to a crawl if you start opening too many windows. With just Chrome open, the window will freeze if you open up more than 10 tabs.
Do expect to anything too complex: this computer cannot be used for any high-end processing like video/photo editing or gaming. The Windows Experience Index gives it a 3.2 based on its processor. Also has 4.9 memory, 3.9 graphics, 5.5 gaming graphics, and 5.9 for primary hard disk. Probably could play some less graphically intense mid to early 2000s games.
Word Starter: have to update to Microsoft Office if you need it to write research papers, because Windows Starter does not have foot/endnote abilities.

Overall, I give it a 5 because the processor is a little better than I would expect for a computer like this. Two and a half years ago I had a Toshiba that I bought for a grand that was only marginally faster than this computer. Also, it is good for the price, lightweight, and does what I want it to (type and internet search).

Update, October 1: purchased SSD on Amazon and also more memory on another site. Went for the 120 gb, which really is a steal, especially if you have Amazon Prime. Putting the new memory and hard drive in was easy as could be: youtube has good how to videos. These computers are essentially like four parts, so its just unscrewing the back and snapping the stuff in the right places. Cut boot and shutdown time to less then 20 seconds each. About a 100 dollars investment that makes the computer run like a 600 dollar laptop.

Update, October 2: One little problem, which does not change my view of this computer in totality. The screen seems to randomly brighten for no reason. It really is minor, since you can darken the screen easily with the keyboard. Also, I have seen other reviews mention the touchpad sensitivity. It is sensitive and takes some getting used and can be irritating, but is more of a minor inconvenience than a serious problem.
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