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The hardware works as advertised, but the Broadcomm software took longer than Windows to install. No install options are provided so you have to install every option whether you plan on using it or not. I only wanted it for syncing with my phone, but had to install every other conceivable bluetooth connectivity....Read more
Why does online shopping for books sometimes make one wish for book stores? This book is an example of why. The merits of the book are clouded by the use of cartoon-like presentations on every page. It is difficult, for me, to concentrate with such a presentation method. I gave up, and at this point cannot even tell you what ideas the book promised that made me purchase it....Read more
I bought this book based on a review at a website I frequently visit. I expected an engineering-like chronology of the evolution of the spacesuit. It was there, but boy did the book have much much more. (By the way, this book has the coolest binding and cover material I ever touched; it feels something like suede, and the bindings lies flat without breaking.)
The book covers the chorology of the evolution of the soft spacesuit produced by a division of Playtex, the bra and girdle company. But, it also covers the details of the issues and personalities of the people and institution known as NASA. It will surprise you in each exhaustively referenced chapter (known as layers in the book, a reference to the 20+ layers in the final version of the spacesuit).
It explains the relationship between CBS and NASA, effects on broadcast news, the lengths CBS went to to be the only channel to watch for space-related news, and the incredible lengths CBS went to to pretend that we all saw live television broadcasts from the moon. I won't spoil the surprise, but it's a real duh moment.
Buy this book, you will enjoy it.
At $17 this is a perfectly good ladder tray. The installation instructions are awful.
First, the instructions sent are a photocopy of the originals. Not important except they contain photos which when reproduced at low grade are unclear. But let me start at the beginning. The first page states that you will need a screwdriver and pliers. True, except when under certain circumstances you need to drill holes.
The portion of the instructions showing you how to attach the shelf to the ladder does not show the complete ladder, so you have to guess by trial and error how it attaches to the predrilled holes on your ladder.
The bottom line is that it took about 1 hour to do a 15 minute install.
Good value. Like the ability to get 1 degree accuracy. Spirit levels can, at best, provide 5 degree accuracy. Also, a spirint level requires that your eyes be directly in front of it to get an accurate reading....Read more
Besides the scanner being great, the package includes a standard copy of Adobe Acrobat - not just the Adobe Acrobat Reader - and the high-end OCR software made by ABBYY FineReader. The scanner is very compact, but opens easily and has pull-outs to support legal size input or output. In fact, you can scan any size input by setting the scanning software options - which is easy to do.
There are levels of scanning detail you can use depending on what you need. It scans both sides of a document with one pass and will remove blank sheets if you want. The conversion from a clean document to Microsoft Word is a 10. The standard version of Acrobat lets you made PDF documents that can be searched by keyword. Acrobat lets you convert the PDF to images such as JPEG and TIFF.
There are lots more features I haven't used yet, but this machine is just what you want if you need document scanning. Thanks to all the other reviewers for convincing me that this was a good buy.
Oh, BTW, if you just need image scanning without OCR the scan speed for double-sided documents is about 18 pages a minute. They also supply a transparent holder if you need to scan small pieces of paper, like notes you took on a napkin at lunch.
[this review refers to the original vinyl recording]
Friday night, February 22nd, 1963 the Dave Brubeck Quartet performed at Carnegie Hall. They were unsure the concert would occur because New York City was in the midst of a newspaper strike, hence they were unable to fully advertise the performance. They had nothing to fear.
We, the listening audience, were lucky that the relatively new recording technique of "stereo fidelity recording" was mature enough that the performance was preserved in stereo: Columbia, who produced the original vinyl discs, released both a stereo and monaural version.
By luck, I was already a fan because of the famous single, "Take Five" and purchased the album at the local PX at the Army base in Kaiserslaurtern, Germany. While I've transferred the music to a digital format, I still love playing the vinyl records with headphones on and a glass of scotch at my side.
Simply the best 96 minutes of the Dave Brubeck Quartet available....Read more