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Xbox 360 250GB Console
Xbox 360 250GB Console
Offered by Happy Ranger (No tax)
Price: $292.00
121 used & new from $78.99

3 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars storage space storage waste, July 26, 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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A lot of storage space but Microsoft doesn't really let you have full access to it.

You can install your games to the hard drive, but will still need to insert the disc to play each time. This is to help games run more smoothly, but I occasionally hit some lagging issues anyway.

You cannot save your video files to the hard drive and getting music on there is a slow laborious process.

"Huge 250GB hard drive has plenty of space to store favorite games and movies"
The above product description relates only to space for movies downloaded through Xbox content providers like Zune. This won't work as a storing device for video files you already have. It will work to stream your computer files from a PC, which may be convenient if your Xbox is in the living room and PC in the bedroom and you don't mind your PC running idly while watching shows in the other room.

If you like playing offline- don't plan on using Xbox Live, testing several demos, purchasing each game's expansion pack, or see yourself downloading advertisement videos hyped all over the main screens- you probably don't need 250gigs. But, some will love it.

The gameplay is pretty solid and never had serious technical issues.

Personally, i don't care much for games that are continuously trying to sell me more things in the game, but those criticisms can be saved for specific video games. It is everywhere on these new gen consoles, however, buy this and that little add-ons constantly one click away.
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ASICS Men's Gel-Blur33 Running Shoe
ASICS Men's Gel-Blur33 Running Shoe

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice, but narrow, May 12, 2012
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nice shoes. havent had chance to use them much, but they do seem to run narrow like a few others have said. After just a three mile run, i got a large blister on the inside my foot. never had any problems with shoe widths before. hopefully better socks or the shoe breaking in will help and prevent the need of a change in size.

Southern Banjo Styles #2-Early 2-and 3- Finger Picking
Southern Banjo Styles #2-Early 2-and 3- Finger Picking
DVD ~ Mike Seeger
Offered by MEGA Media
Price: $22.24
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nice dvd, nice tablature, April 29, 2012
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This DVD is pretty much as listed. A DVD instruction for Old Time finger picking banjo styles. It covers 9 songs, and as previously stated Seeger plays them full speed, then breaks down slowly the differing parts. The DVD comes with a very helpful booklet of tablature imitating the way Seeger is playing. The tablature is clearly written and easy to understand. With video and tab I don't know what more someone could desire. The booklet isn't just tab either, but some history and notes, and bibliography of suggested quality banjo recordings to listen to. I thought the depth of the booklet was a pleasant surprise as when I first considered these videos- i didn't realize there'd be any written supplemental material.

Magical Secrets About Line Etching & Engraving: The Step-by-Step Art of Incised Lines
Magical Secrets About Line Etching & Engraving: The Step-by-Step Art of Incised Lines
by Catherine Brooks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $44.22
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok, December 30, 2011
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This is a nice book. Nice images and an easy read. Despite the title- there aren't really any secrets to it. The book provides a very basic overview of line etching. If you have the money to spend this would work best as a resource left in a print shop for students and amateurs to briefly freshen up with practices they are learning. If you are an experienced printmaker- there isn't really anything new for you.

Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele
Kala KA-15S Mahogany Soprano Ukulele
Offered by Streamline Audio Video
Price: $54.99
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new to uke, October 28, 2011
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pretty impressed. i'm mainly a banjo player, but wanted a second small instrument that would be easy to travel with instead of needing to lug around a large hard case. This ukulele sounds good to my ear, no unusual problems staying in tune, parts are all fully functional and decent.

Writing on Drawing: Essays on Drawing Practice and Research
Writing on Drawing: Essays on Drawing Practice and Research
by Steve Garner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $43.00
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great book., June 28, 2011
I've continually been renewing this book from the library. It hosts wonderful discourse on drawing, as a verb, or as a practice. This work in no way intends to educate someone on how to draw or really needs many images for the analysis it presents. This is a collection of essays for someone already deep into drawing practice and looking for a brief overview of a diversity of contemporary thoughts on the subject and its growth from a historical context of Renaissance, Enlightment, Modernism, etc.

The writing style is rather academic. Nothing complicated, but something to be read only an essay at a time and then reviewed later. It is a resource book and not novel, or coffee table book. I have gone through academia for my art degree and am a University instructor of drawing. I think this is a great book, I would probably not recommend it to a foundations level student, but for someone who finds drawing important to their artistic practice and is considering that process conceptually, this book is quite informative. Probably best for someone at the later portion of their undergraduate studies, in or beyond graduate school, or further outside the realm of studio practice and interested in theory, but yes- for someone interested in the academic route of art.

I came to Amazon to see about purchasing the book. My only agreement with the poor review below is the pricing issue. This book would appear a bit underwhelming for the price it is at. If I had some electronic book reader, I'd probably buy that version since the hardcover book is nothing special, merely a regular 9x7" book. If the publisher chose to insert additional imagery, particularly if anything of notable artists- the price would skyrocket so I don't particularly understand the desire for more pictures.

Of course some chapters are handled better by their writers than others, but overall I find this book one of the best for conceptual and historical context to drawing.

This book has absolutely no commonality to the alternative books listed by the previous review [Vitamin D and Eight Propositions]. If you want to see brief overviews of contemporary artists and examples of work striking critical acclaim in the early 2000s then definitely pick up those books. This has very different goals.

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