Profile for Last Mohican > Reviews

Browse

Last Mohican's Profile

Customer Reviews: 14
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,068,200
Helpful Votes: 269




Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Last Mohican RSS Feed (USA)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Spectrum Diversified 40500 Magnetic Paper Towel Holder
Spectrum Diversified 40500 Magnetic Paper Towel Holder
Offered by Deerso
Price: $9.29
7 used & new from $8.99

1.0 out of 5 stars poorly designed, worthless, March 14, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
The holder by itself is nice and secure on the fridge, with a wide magnet. That's apparently as far as the product testing went. When you stick a full paper towel roll on it, the magnet side bows in, and a bowed magnet not stick to the fridge at all. This product is made of plastic that will break if you try to bend it to the right shape to counter this problem. The current product picture shows a half-full paper towel roll. That's accurate. The magnet stays flat enough if the roll is half full to where you can take a photo like that, as long as you don't bump it.


Olympus Stylus D590 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
Olympus Stylus D590 4MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom
Offered by Electronics Club
Price: $199.95
9 used & new from $23.00

1.0 out of 5 stars worst digital camera I've ever used, December 5, 2007
The flash is required to be used on every picture, or else the tiniest hint of hand movement (no matter how steady you hold your hand) will blur the picture. I don't know why the flash should make a difference in that regard, but it's consistent. Your preferences are reset every time you turn off the camera, so you need to re-select picture size, etc. I'd have to say this is the worst camera I've ever used. Even the one I had back in 1997, with the comport connection, was better than this.


LTB Q-BASS-USB Q BASS 2.1 Audio USB Wireless Headset
LTB Q-BASS-USB Q BASS 2.1 Audio USB Wireless Headset

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, February 22, 2007
I bought this a few years back when it came out and was the only 5.1 computer headset the market to my knowledge. When it worked, the audio output and microphone input worked great. The volume on each of the 5.1 surround speakers is adjustable, so you can adjust the rear speakers to what you think is an appropriate volume for "behind" you. The microphone, which detaches from the headset, always had a very finicky connection, as did the connectors on the little black box with the volume control. In recent months, CS:Source causes the sound to go haywire every 30 minutes or so, which has to do with some command the game issues that this unit doesn't like. The earpiece recently broke off, but in their defense I did throw them on the ground countless times.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Sep 18, 2007 12:10 PM PDT


Better Vision Now: Improve Your Sight with the Renowned Bates Method
Better Vision Now: Improve Your Sight with the Renowned Bates Method
by Clara A. Hackett
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.94
42 used & new from $3.92

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeping the Bates method alive!, December 31, 2006
Dozens of books have been published on the Bates method of vision improvement, and like this one, some written 50 or more years ago have been reprinted due to the growing popularity of the method. Thousands of people have learned that the method does indeed work, and more and more eye doctors are waking up to that fact despite some long-held theories not being in agreement with it. The author, as of the original publication date (1955), had worked with over 2,800 people whose visual deficiencies ranged from nearsightedness and farsightedness to more serious problems such as glaucoma and cataracts. In the book she includes many modification to techniques that Dr. Bates established, to produce better results, and introducing variety to help eliminate boredom. She also introduces the use of color in exercises, not just black-and-white eye charts.


The Art of Seeing
The Art of Seeing
by Aldous Huxley
Edition: Paperback
31 used & new from $33.38

36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good presentation, November 7, 2002
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: The Art of Seeing (Paperback)
The author had a lot of knowledge that he could bring into his understanding of all this. He's got a good understanding of what the Bates Method is about (even most interested people totally miss it), and he's a good writer and a smart guy, so I'd have to say that I like this book and recommend it.
From what I understand, Huxley didn't end up improving to the point where he had normal vision all the time. His failing to read a paper one time at a speaking is what's referenced a lot by the critics as "proof" he didn't benefit. Give me a break. If you consider the serious visual problems that this guy started with, and how much he improved his condition from there, it's quite a success story.


And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran: Blind Hero of the French Resistance
And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran: Blind Hero of the French Resistance
by Jacques Lusseyran
Edition: Paperback
59 used & new from $2.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perceptive, October 21, 2002
The author insists that his blindness (a result of a freak accident after which his eyes were removed) was the best thing that ever happened to him. He tells the story of his life before and during the French Resistance, in which he was an important leader. Being blind hardly seemed a disability at all. This isn't a book about the limitations of blindness. It's about seeing without eyes, and awakened inner perceptions.


The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses
The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses
by William Horatio Bates
Edition: Paperback
Price: $20.24
8 used & new from $8.90

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding, May 27, 2002
Bates, who once practiced traditional ophthalmology and held in high esteem by his collegues, eventually rejected the theories that the traditional eyecare community accepted as fact. After observations that led him to question some of the commonly held beliefs in ophthalmology and medical science in general, he began many years of experimental work and eventually had to conclude that the orthodox theories regarding the eye and sight were wrong. He taught patients with all sorts of vision and eye troubles how to cure their poor sight by the use of the mind and relaxation.
Unfortunately for the world, Bates's work was generally ignored by the medical establishment and still is today, for numerous reasons. There are still many teachers of his methods throughout the world who are constantly helping people to cure their imperfect sight. They and many of their students have experienced how effective it is. I myself am not a (trained) teacher of the Bates Method, but practicing it has provided enormous benefit for my vision and mind.
If you can't obtain this book here, it is always available from the publisher[...], as it has been republished and is in print.
If you get this book, read it extremely carefully. The simple language belies a drastically different way of thinking than most people in our society are used to.
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 30, 2012 4:24 AM PDT


Improve Your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses
Improve Your Eyesight: A Guide to the Bates Method for Better Eyesight Without Glasses
by Jonathan Barnes
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.18
69 used & new from $3.91

38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fairly simple, insightful, March 7, 2002
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Occasionally, someone who has experience improving their eyesight with the Bates Method writes a book to help clarify things for others. The Bates Method is comprised of many subtleties that just about everyone misses at first (and some people never get it). Many people who claim to understand it don't, so it's always refreshing to read a book by someone who knows what he's talking about, and this book is no exception.
One unique offering is his explaining how there are two ways for the brain to block the visual process. One is to interfere with the mechanics of vision, by altering the eye shape with the extrinsic muscles, preventing proper blinking and shifting, and encouraging disease that impairs vision. The other way is what Barnes refers to as altering the consistency of the barrier between the subconscious and conscious mind. The first type of blocking (mechanical) tends to be more easily overcome than the second. The second is purely mental, when there is clear information that has made it through the visual system but it isn't recognized for what it is. So there are times when the eyes are working in an improved manner, but their signals are prevented from passing through the barrier (from the subconscious to conscious mind).
That actually just summarizes one page, and the rest of the book is relatively simple. But if you're new to the Bates Method, read this text slowly, as you are going to miss important principles he slips in if you aren't careful.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jun 5, 2014 12:11 AM PDT


Bates Method
Bates Method
by Peter Mansfield
Edition: Paperback
13 used & new from $1.34

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent introduction to the Bates Method, January 30, 2002
This review is from: Bates Method (Paperback)
This is an excellent introductory text to the Bates Method. The author, Peter Mansfield, goes over the behavior of the eye and various visual problems (a pretty standard practice in Bates books), then he goes over what the Bates Method is and isn't.
The previous reviewer said that this book does not offer practical "exercises" and "mental shananigans". But that reviewer may need to read the text more thoughtfully, for I think the author makes a good attempt at dispelling wrong ideas the reader is likely to have about what to expect from this book, a Bates teacher, or the Bates Method in general. I recommend this book to people new to the Bates Method, as people too often approach it completely wrong.
A couple quotes from the book:
"This is not a 'how to' book. A book can explain an idea, but practical skills need to be learned in practice."
"We have to learn a different way of thinking, a process that may take a little time, for the simple reason that if our thinking were right we would have nothing to learn."


Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
by Anthony de Mello, SJ
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.47
219 used & new from $0.01

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing, December 15, 2001
I'm a student of the Bates Method of vision education. When I read this book a few weeks ago I thought about how closely de Mello's points cooresponded to those of Bates and make complete sense. I had slowly been exposed to this way of thinking, so this book wasn't a shock to me. Even still, it affected me greatly, and already I am beginning to live by what he conveys. Everyone, no matter his/her profession or way of life, needs to read this book. I am sure that many people have read this book and were so disturbed by what de Mello says that they have put this book down and tried to forget it.


Page: 1 | 2