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Under the Dome: A Novel
Under the Dome: A Novel
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.47
189 used & new from $2.08

3.0 out of 5 stars one good half, one mediocre half, and a lousy ending, May 20, 2015
This book is like a throwback to a much younger Steven King. Parts of the story were written in the mid seventies, and many of the characters he developed then are echoed in his later work. King has a great knack for developing completely believable small town characters and turning them against each other (once again, in a completely believable way). In some ways, "Under the Dome" (UTD) should've been able to stand completely on that single premise. UTD excels when the story is about the people trapped inside. When the story is about the dome itself, if falls flat on its face. Dealing with the dome is the main plotline that drives the ending, and it's terrible... maybe the worst ending of any story I've read in recent memory.

I can recommend this book to any King fan. The first half is great, easily on par with some of his best horror work. The second half begins a long slow descent before crashing suddenly. It sticks with you in a way that will sour the whole experience.


Citizen Men's AT4008-51E Stainless Steel Watch
Citizen Men's AT4008-51E Stainless Steel Watch
Price: $446.25
25 used & new from $380.71

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate low-maintenance watch, March 18, 2015
There's a recent trend in watches: The fancier the watch, the more you're expected to deal with it. If you're getting the apple watch, you're going to get sick of charging it. If you get an automatic watch, you'll get sick of constantly winding it/adjusting the time, even if you get a cheapo standard quartz, you'll debate whether or not you really want to crack the watch open to replace the battery (every time I've had the store do this, the watch crystal fogs on me).

Then there's this watch. This thing will just keep going and going and going. You'll get sick of it, and put it in a drawer for a few months. Then you'll take it out of the drawer, it'll charge itself, update the time, and off you go. On top of all that, the crystal on this is sapphire, meaning that you'll probably have scratched up the steel case way before the crystal shows any marks.


Cree 60W Equal Daylight 5000K A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb - BA19-08050OMF2
Cree 60W Equal Daylight 5000K A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb - BA19-08050OMF2
Offered by LED Illumilight
Price: $10.75
23 used & new from $7.37

2.0 out of 5 stars I've been very happy with them, March 16, 2015
I own a large number of cree flood light bulbs. I've been very happy with them, and recently started buying their standard a19 bulbs. These bulbs are just not in the same level. The light quality at full power is fine, but when dimmed they produce a buzzing sound. Also, I've had some burn outs already after a few months. This is of course well below their stated lifetimes of 25K hours. I realize that Cree offers a 10 year warranty on these, but I've seen enough problems that I don't think it's worth the hassle to keep buying them.


Camco 57549 Olympian GM-3X Gas Match
Camco 57549 Olympian GM-3X Gas Match
Price: $33.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, February 7, 2015
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This device leaked butane. I had to pitch it.


Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game
Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game
Price: $36.79
77 used & new from $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The game itself is easy to learn, February 7, 2015
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This game is not what you may think. With its D&D pedigree, I assumed it was going to involve miniatures, and a bunch of complex rules and time consuming setup. However, it turns out that it's actually a euro-style worker placement game. Not just that, it's an *excellent* worker placement game. This means that most of the game focuses around strategies of resource allocation, with an emphasis on helping or hindering other players to serve your own ends.

The game itself is easy to learn. Most folks should be able to have the basics down mid-way through their first game. However, the strategy runs very deep, especially as more players are added to the game.

Since the game is so well balanced, a wide variety of winning tactics is possible. Players can try to focus on attacking other players with delays and mandatory busy work. Or, they can try to help their opponents by building resources (and taking a small cut of the profits from their use). The game introduces a random "mystery" incentive for certain types of task for each player, encouraging players to branch out and experiment with different strategies.

Finally, the game has excellent pacing. Play typically proceeds fairly quickly, and various game mechanisms exist for keeping the setup from getting too stale. The game is played using a somewhat complicated point system, which can be affected by various bonuses at different parts of the game. However, the games uses some nice techniques for keeping the tally manageable, without the use of pencil and paper.


Timex Unisex T2P4959J Weekender Forty Analog Display Analog Quartz Brown Leather Watch
Timex Unisex T2P4959J Weekender Forty Analog Display Analog Quartz Brown Leather Watch
Offered by Expandsale
Price: $40.20
4 used & new from $40.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic style at an unbeatable price, February 7, 2015
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I bought this new version because I liked the older weekender version so much. I've had a few watches that I've spent hundreds of dollars on, but there's something about the style of these timex weekender watches that I love. They just nailed the look. This newer version is slightly bigger than the old weekender, and includes a bit of lume on the hands. But, other than that, not much has changed.

The only drawback for these watches is that they produce a very audible ticking noise. It doesn't bother me enough to dock any points though.


Cree 9.5-Watt (65W) Soft White (2700K) BR30 Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb (4-Pack)
Cree 9.5-Watt (65W) Soft White (2700K) BR30 Dimmable LED Flood Light Bulb (4-Pack)
Offered by K&J'S MAX
Price: $47.41
13 used & new from $41.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gradually replacing dozens of can lights with these, January 26, 2015
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We have dozens of can lights in our home, and I'm buying these to fill out the incandescents as they burn out.

Pros:

1) They're very close to incandescent bulbs. I prefer them, because they seem much brighter. But, they're not quite as warm as incandescents. It's not noticeable unless you mix the two bulb styles in close proximity.
2) They're dimmable. The light range doesn't seem to be as great nor as fine tuned as incandescent. However, you can use existing dimmer switches, which is a huge plus.
3) They're electronically "quiet". Cree bulbs leak very little electronic noise back onto your home wiring system. This is nice if you're running power line networking like I do.
4) The bulbs are rubberized. This is a cool perk... the bulbs are coated with a slightly tacky substance, making them easier to screw into place in a constrained can mount. It's a great little touch, and makes them a joy to handle.
5) The bulbs are very durable. One of the bulbs was damaged during transit. It was certainly a blow that would've shattered a normal incandescent, but this bulb was still intact. I was able to avoid a return and install it in a location behind a translucent panel where it wasn't noticeable at all.

The cons at this point are mainly the price and the slight difference in color. However, for me, they're cheap enough to pay for themselves in about a year or so, and close enough in color to not matter. The biggest perk is knowing that I don't have to get up on a ladder all the time to change bulbs, or to nag others to turn the lights out at night.


Simply Bamboo Extra Large (20" X 20") Espresso Brown Bamboo Wood Square Serving Tray
Simply Bamboo Extra Large (20" X 20") Espresso Brown Bamboo Wood Square Serving Tray
Offered by Mountain Woods
Price: $119.95

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great sized tray for a large ottoman, October 14, 2014
This is a great sized tray for a large ottoman. We're able to fit two full sized plates inside, along with plenty of space for a few cups and sides. Perfect for tv night.


iPhone 6 Case, elago S6 Genuine Leather Pocket Case for the iPhone 6 (4.7inch) - eco friendly Retail Packaging - [Limited Edition]
iPhone 6 Case, elago S6 Genuine Leather Pocket Case for the iPhone 6 (4.7inch) - eco friendly Retail Packaging - [Limited Edition]
Offered by elago design
Price: $27.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a great looking case, October 14, 2014
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This is a great looking case. The leather is perfect, and the extra slot for cards is a great feature. However, it has a stupid problem. Usually with these types of wallet you can rely on the leather to stretch to accommodate the cards. However, in this case, the leather is actually bound together with a vinyl plastic. If you try and put too many cards in (2 or more), the vinyl will stretch and eventually tear. This has started happening to me, and I had to try and put it back together with super glue. I'll hang on to this for a while longer, but I'm already looking out for my next case.


Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ Style Acoustic Pro Studio Headphones (108323)
Monoprice Hi-Fi DJ Style Acoustic Pro Studio Headphones (108323)
Price: $31.55
25 used & new from $18.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They're both great.., October 14, 2014
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I have these and the ATH-M50s, and put replacement velour earpads on both. They're both great... and have similar sound characteristics. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite.


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