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Arrow TR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun
Arrow TR550 Lever Feed Glue Gun
Price: $17.48
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Handles break, May 2, 2013
The most recent glue guns we have used have all started breaking at the handle. The last one we bought lasted a week.


Plantronics 79393-01 Discovery 925/975 Micro USB Lanyard
Plantronics 79393-01 Discovery 925/975 Micro USB Lanyard
Offered by iSave
Price: $4.43
15 used & new from $3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Where were you 5 earpieces ago?, December 28, 2012
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Between my wife and I, we have lost 5 Motorola ear pieces. In fact, I bought one for my wife for Christmas, and before she got it, she lost her earpiece again. Wear it around your neck and put it in you ear when you need it. Keeps it from falling off your ear somewhere and losing it,


Pyrus Electronics (TM) Powerful Super Micro Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Micro SD Card Slot & Audio Input Ports for PC / Phone / Tablet / Apple iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone 4 / MP3 Player (Red)
Pyrus Electronics (TM) Powerful Super Micro Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Micro SD Card Slot & Audio Input Ports for PC / Phone / Tablet / Apple iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone 4 / MP3 Player (Red)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Blue tooth not working, December 28, 2012
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Bought it for my wife for Christmas for iPhone 4S. Works fine with cable, but the blue tooth does not work. It worked only once for a few seconds and pops sound one out of every 10 seconds, Again, working with cable. pretty loud, nicely small, feels solid.


Universal Cycle Theory: Neomechanics of the Hierarchically Infinite Universe
Universal Cycle Theory: Neomechanics of the Hierarchically Infinite Universe
by Glenn Borchardt
Edition: Paperback
Price: $54.85
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bigger than Principia, January 3, 2012
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This book is more revolutionary than Newton's Principia. I would relabel the book Neomechanics by the way. It provides a framework for how the entire universe works from infinitely down, to infinitely up. And yes, there is no ultimate particle or cosmic structure. It agrees with observed phenomena better than any theory out there including classical mechanics, Einstein's relativity, and quantum mechanics. Scientists have been hitting around the bulls-eye but never getting there. Half of it was their mixed terminology and half was their models or lack of them that created so many logical paradoxes in modern science today. This is where Borchardt's ten scientific assumptions come in. Combined with infinity and aether, the ten assumptions of science finally advance science beyond the state where it has been floundering for the last 100 years - this book being a milestone to the crescendo of scientific endeavor by those "real" scientists outside the mainstream. And this is always how it has been: paradigm shifts come from outsiders. Although some of the specifics are arguable, it does not matter. It is moot. For what Borchardt and Puetz have put together deserves 10 Nobel prizes. I'm not so convinced of the cycles, although cycles exist, I think they are not the main point of this book. This book to me is neomechanics explaining the subatomic, to electricity, to light, to gravity (which is very different than you think), to stars, galaxies, super-clusters and beyond. The universe is an exercise in fluid mechanics and fields are no longer mystical bookkeeping devices. "Mathematical physicists" step aside for a real explanation of the universe in which we live. I encourage the authors to create a book with the essence of the theory in order to put this work in the pantheon of science where the concepts belong. Beware: it may blow your mind if you get your head around what they are saying. All of science fits into this framework and the paradoxes, fantasies, unicorns, and the illogical thought of modern physics are swept away for what will be known for hundreds of years as a sentinel work in human history and scientific knowledge. Step aside Principia. You have been replaced.


Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons, and Alternative Theories of Everything
by Margaret Wertheim
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.29
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14 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great topic, don't agree with the premise, November 3, 2011
First, I will say that Margareth did her research and created an entertaining book. I downloaded it on Kindle and took a read. James Carter who I know, is very colorful and has done some great work but he is not representative of the average scientist outside the mainstream. I have to disagree with the premise of the book: paradoxers. The claim by the author is that paradoxers are looking for simpler explanations for the universe instead of those in the mainstream which can be hard to understand. As an example, she mentions the World Science Database (WSD) and the Natural Philosophy Alliance (NPA). Those scientists in the WSD and NPA are not looking for simpler answers, they have gone to the fringe because they studied mainstream science and found fundamental flaws with relativity, the big bang, plate tectonics, cosmology, etc. In the group of now over 2100 scientists world-wide, are professors, scientists and yes layman. But they are working outside to try and correct the fundamental flaws with science and show arguments against supposed "evidence" for mainstream theory.

I only give this book 3 stars because I think it tried too hard to fit fringe scientists into the author's thesis and not hard enough to find their real motivation which is the lack of support for fundamental problems in "theoretical" physics and cosmology.

I believe the author came up with this thesis to try and explain why this movement is growing. The author doesn't seem to exam the obvious answer for that growth: there are big fundamental problems with physics and cosmology that more and more scientists are finding those problems given the wealth of information on the internet. The fringe scientists are not coming from a need for the simpler. They are coming from the growing recognition that there are fundamental flaws in todays theory. Most people don't study theoretical physics or cosmology. Most fringe scientists do and more and more of them find it full of holes.

Again, I don't agree with the author's premise but do commend her for taking on the subject and giving a serious listen to James Carter even though he is not typical of a scientist outside the mainstream.
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Panasonic HDC-SD60S SD Based Hi-Def Camcorder with 35X Intelligent Zoom (Silver)
Panasonic HDC-SD60S SD Based Hi-Def Camcorder with 35X Intelligent Zoom (Silver)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stabilization!, December 20, 2010
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With the new hi-def cameras, the most annoying trait is a shaky picture when zooming (if it has a zoom - this one does to 35x optical). This camera is the best for the price range because it has an optical stabilizer that is really steady. Quite good. The rest of the features are very good as well and no real complaints there. It does pretty ok in low-light but that super but again for the price, it does shoot in low-light and it is totally acceptable. But for the price, a great buy. Stay away from "digital" stabilization and stick with optical for now. It is a BIG difference in the end for making movies if you want to zoom. Zoom on this is great as well by the way.


Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Glitterizer Playset
Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Glitterizer Playset
Offered by River Road
Price: $28.68
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Two so far, and neither work, November 1, 2010
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
I bought one at Target, and it did not work. I traded it in and it did not work. Both defective. Forget it.


Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Orange County (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Orange County (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
by Karin Klein
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.66
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hidden Treasures in the OC, October 8, 2010
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This book finds hidden treasures on the trails of Orange County - something that may be off the radar but that all has changed. Very well organized with photos and full of interesting stories and facts, this book balances fun, scenery, and expert knowledge along the trails of this Southern California county full of amazing twists and turns just around the bend. Highly recommended!


Nu USB 2.0 10 Port Hub (with Power Adapter)
Nu USB 2.0 10 Port Hub (with Power Adapter)
Offered by OutletPC
Price: $18.54
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recognized but am still testing, October 8, 2010
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I first wrote a review that my PC did not recognize the devices on the hub. It seems to be working now. I will keep you informed.


The Ocean of Truth: A Personal History of Global Tectonics (Princeton Series in Geology and Paleontology)
The Ocean of Truth: A Personal History of Global Tectonics (Princeton Series in Geology and Paleontology)
by Henry W. Menard
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expanding Earth Reference, June 23, 2009
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I was quite amazed that this author wrote fairly about the expanding earth hypothesis. Normally authors treat it as a passing fancy and bad science. I bought the book specifically for insight into this area and there are a dozen or more pages dedicated to this area. Congrats to the author for an "unbiased" view of expanding earth which in my opinion is absolutely correct.


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