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Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Businesses
Big Data, Big Analytics: Emerging Business Intelligence and Analytic Trends for Today's Businesses
by Michael Minelli
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $31.46
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3.0 out of 5 stars Who is this written for?, May 4, 2015
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I have not read this entire book as of yet but I can tell you that the authors have not decided what their target audience is for this book. In some cases they use a lot of big words and concepts that are at the core of how it all works, and in the same chapter they bring up how data storage is measured as well as other unrelated information such as an ASCII to binary conversion table. These are concepts that anyone remotely interested in this field would very likely already know about.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Vacuum cleaner belt, August 22, 2011
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I've only used the vacuum cleaner for a total of about an hour so far but have not had any issues thus far as others seemed to have had. Quite honestly, for the price and the fact that it also covers the shipping charge... kind of hard to go wrong. Will update if belt fails, what I consider, prematurely.

Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration with Lab Manual Set
Exam 70-680: Windows 7 Configuration with Lab Manual Set
by Microsoft Official Academic Course
Edition: Paperback
Price: $139.95
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly put together., February 8, 2011
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I haven't completed this book yet as I'm using it in a Windows Client class. There have been various inconsistencies as well as other issues that an editor or a proofreader should have been able to catch. The Lab Manual is very poor, references directed to wrong tables for instance. Missing instructions or misplaced questions. Not getting paid to point out the specifics. They needed to get a guinea pig to use this thing before sending it out for print.
On a more positive note. There is of course good material in there as well, but it just seems that they rushed to get this out of the door. And for this I knocked off 2-stars.

1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die
1001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die
by Rae Spencer-Jones
Edition: Hardcover
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Observation of this series of books, June 21, 2010
I read a few reviews of one of the books in this series(natural wonders) and it mentioned the disproportionate number of locations in the European region. So I decided to look at the Table of Contents of some of the other books as well. I can't believe that the few books that I did check, AT LEAST 2/3 of the books are dedicated to this small region! As the reviewer stated, the writer/publisher seems to be entirely too biased. I certainly hope they come out with a less biased version in the future. Otherwise seems like a great idea for a series.

Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports, 5 Charging Outlets Total (1 AMP / 5 Watt)
Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports, 5 Charging Outlets Total (1 AMP / 5 Watt)
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2.0 out of 5 stars USB output too low, June 13, 2010
**This review relates to the 1 Amp, 3-outlet version and was posted prior to the introduction of the new products that have been combined into one listing.

To get directly to this items flaw... It cannot recharge/power more than one USB item at a time. So what's the point in having two USB outputs?
The 120V outlets work as advertised. The ability to rotate the prongs is a plus as it can be adjusted to most if not all outlets.
The USB power fails if more than one item at a time is plugged into the surge protector. Even if, say your phone is fully charged, if you go to connect another item to run or charge, the surge protector will not supply the power that both items demand. The items that are connected will act as if they have been disconnected from their power source, then once the surge protector accumulates enough power(not certain, but seem to act as if there are capacitors)to start supplying power once again the items connected to the USB ports start to operate briefly until the surge protector cannot supply enough power for the two items.
As stated before, it will supply ONE item with power, without a problem. But will not supply enough power for two, even if one item is fully charged.

** Thank you Jeff Backe, I've been putting off editing this post in response to all the people saying that '500mA is the standard' for quite some time. This 500mA WAS the standard well before I made this purchase. The newer standard for wall chargers, which I believe this falls under, has been out since around mid 2007. This new specification is UP TO 1800mA(1.8A) per port.
When I made my purchase there also weren't the nice pictures that show you the current rates. So there really wasn't any way for me to know this until I received it.
Another thing, this item is rated at 500mA(.5mA) per port but is not actually limited to 500mA at the port if you only plug in one item. In other words, the way this item is configured it will actually put out the full 1000mA(1A)through one port, hence the reason you can plug in a high current draw device using one port. But when you plug in that second item the 1000mA is now split in half or however much each device is trying to draw. It is only able to keep up with this high demand for a short while until its capacitors are drained and cuts off supplying power, then quickly recharges the capacitors and re-establishes the supply of power once again. This cycling can't be good for either device.
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