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Crocs Classic Shoe - Aqua
Crocs Classic Shoe - Aqua
Price: $22.99 - $58.78

31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Serious sizing problems, May 25, 2011
These shoes are at least one size larger than the "normal" size should be. I had to return my order and pay shipping. After reading the other reviews, I found that my problem is obviously not unique. Since there is no way to try out these shoes in local stores and buy the same size at Amazon (sizing inconsistent, depending on origins of manufacturers), I would NOT advise anyone buying them online.


Bayesian Forecasting and Dynamic Models (Springer Series in Statistics)
Bayesian Forecasting and Dynamic Models (Springer Series in Statistics)
by Mike West
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $99.63
50 used & new from $80.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible in Bayesian Time Series Analysis, September 23, 2010
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Each topic is thoroughly covered with theoretical rigor. I wish the authors publish an applied book with numerical example, and have all the algorithms coded in R or MATLAB. Their earlier attempt of black-box software BATS was entirely outdated, and black-box software sucks for its lack of flexibility.


An Introduction to State Space Time Series Analysis (Practical Econometrics)
An Introduction to State Space Time Series Analysis (Practical Econometrics)
by Jacques J. F. Commandeur
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $52.81
35 used & new from $30.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, September 23, 2010
This book should be renamed "The First Book You Should Read in State Space Time Series Analysis". A short book, it presents all the basic concepts in state space models very clearly. It's almost fun to read it. Not suitable if you already know the basics and want to get more hands-on experience with SS models.


Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods (Oxford Statistical Science Series)
Time Series Analysis by State Space Methods (Oxford Statistical Science Series)
by J. Durbin
Edition: Hardcover
30 used & new from $60.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a particularly good book, September 23, 2010
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Both authors of the book have authoritative stature in state space models. But this textbook is somehow stuck in a zombie land where it's neither fundamental enough to be an easy read like An Introduction to State Space Time Series Analysis (Practical Econometrics), nor in-depth enough to thoroughly cover more advanced topics such as non-Gaussian nonlinear state space models. Readers are simply directed to try Koopman's ssfpack (extended) or STAMP software, neither of which free.


Game Theory for Applied Economists
Game Theory for Applied Economists
by Robert Gibbons
Edition: Paperback
Price: $44.94
66 used & new from $33.96

5.0 out of 5 stars sweet, September 23, 2010
This is a very short textbook suitable for the first course in Game Theory. All the fundamental games are clearly covered. Highly recommended.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.52
667 used & new from $0.01

10 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Preachy, Pretentious, and Stupid, July 24, 2009
Green and organic are new hippy thing to do, so here comes the popular but unbelievably stupid book.

Fact 1: Growing vegetables in one's own garden actually consumes more energy and releases more CO2 than big vegetable farms.

Fact 2: You really have to have A LOT OF FREE TIME to kill to do what the author does. It's a rich, having-nothing-better-to-do people's game. And alas, you still have to buy coffee 'cause you cannot grow it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect, July 22, 2009
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It's a pretty good hardware but the software/control is very 1990s. I suspect the USB port is USB 1 but not 2 as it's extremely slow when copying songs to the MP3 player. The sound quality is reasonable. The volume has to be turned fairly high when swimming. The sync software is a VERY poorly designed. The songs automatically shuffle, so not good for audio books.


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
by Susanna Clarke
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars S...............L.............O...............W..............., July 18, 2009
I totally agree with many of the earlier reviews that this book is so slow that it demands you to be in the top .00001% in patience to finish it. Overall, a truly boring book.


OCZ, OCZUSBATVT4G, ATV Turbo USB Flash Drive 4GB
OCZ, OCZUSBATVT4G, ATV Turbo USB Flash Drive 4GB

4.0 out of 5 stars Fast with small design glitches, June 18, 2009
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First of all, I got OCZ for its speed. And it didn't disappoint me. It's much faster (esp. in writing) than the other Cruzer or Sandisk drives I have.

There're small design glitches, mostly minor but sometimes annoying.

1. The key chain is a piece of junk. Mine was broken after 3 months.

2. The lid/cover is way too loose. I lost mine within a month.

3. It's impossible to put key rings with this drive because of the way its key ring hole is designed.


My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror
My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton, and Fighting the War on Terror
by Louis J. Freeh
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.99
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lame, January 5, 2009
This is a very lame attempt by the former FBI boss to excuse himself from the 9/11 failure. The theme of the book can be described as two-fold. First is to criticize former President Bill Clinton on no grounds. The fact out of this book is that Clinton thought Freeh entirely incompetent and publicly stated that he regrets the nomination. Second is to make excuses for himself on the 9/11 debacle, which can be largely attributed to the failure of FBI, and especially Freeh.

Very very lame and boring.


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