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Everything seems to be covered by the other reviews. It's great. I made tea at 2 at night, when it was very cold, and then about 8 hours later, the tea was still very warm. It doesn't seem to hold a lot of liquid at a time, it may be due to that fact that I like to gulp things down. If you look at pictures of the cap, the liquid flows out of the hole and then into the plastic sprout which makes it much easier to drink hot water by the way it flows out. The thermos is beautifully designed and seems to be very durable. Thermos is a great brand and has been making this for a long time....Read more
I've bought 2 boxes so far and they've been great. They work well with chemicals and organic solutions. These gloves do rarely break and I mean rarely, but, this is why they are disposable and are at such a low price. I use it 4-5 hours at a time, and I've had to replace it maybe once every 20 or so times that I've used it. At this price, it's even cheaper than the ones at Costco, and they've protected me well thus far....Read more
It's a pretty thin USB cable 1 meter long. I bought it to replace the cable that I have for my external hard drive. Sadly, it didn't work because the cable doesn't provide power or enough power and is mainly used for data transfer. It works for a Western Digital 2.5 inch drive, but I would be wary of using this unless your device has its own power supply.
I bought it to use it with the Vantec Nexstar hard drive enclosure on Amazon because their cable is absolutely terrible. It frequently disconnects even when no one is touching it. Anyway, the drive doesn't load up and continually clicks or it freezes after booting Windows. As a result, I need to use their old cable until I can find a replacement.
Final note: I would suggest buying a cable with two USB cables at one end or the Y-cables as these are made to provide enough power. A funny thing is that a Western Digital cable with only one end works whereas this cable does not.
On the bag, it says that it's for a Samsung Galaxy but it works perfectly for the Exhibit II 4g. It fits perfectly and easily. It doesn't come off either since it's made out of a hard plastic. The openings for the USB, headphones, camera, and even the microphone on the bottom of the phone. It's made out of TPU, which according to wikipedia provides many benefits, especially the low temperature performance, which hopefully means that my phone stays cooler in my pocket.
The cover looks like a semi-transparent plastic. It looks differently in person than what the pictures show. The back of the phone still has a hint of the T-Mobile and Samsung logo. It is a little thick, which makes the phone slight larger.
On the final point, I would strongly recommend getting the phone before getting a cover for it. I say this because the phone's back cover is metal so a cover might not be necessary. It hides part of the phone and makes it bulkier. Also, as many others have mentioned, watch the price of the item. I bought it only to have the price drop a few days later when I'm writing this. Overall, it's a very good cover, though the phone is perfect without it. Hopefully, it can keep the phone cool, or I might decide to do without.
I plugged it in with modem. It came with a short Ethernet cable which was helpful. It came with a 2 diagrams that included instructions. The general gist is to create an account. The login is admin for the username and password for the ip 192.168.0.1. If you have broadband Internet or DSL, which I have, change the IP address for the router to 192.168.2.1. The router has been perfect so far. Set up to the WPA2 setting, not the mixed WPA/WPA2 for better security unless your machines can't handle WPA2, which should be unlikely.
The connection has been perfect so far. I had a Microsoft router previously, and the signal is the same if not better. It works perfect with the laptops, desktop, iPod Touch, and Kindle Touch. It has worked flawlessly. The router looks awesome, too. The only negative are the bright blue blinking lights at the front. It doesn't detract anything from the router, but it's noticeable especially in the dark. I've had the router for about 2 weeks now, and I'll definitely update if anything goes wrong.
I believe that everyone should be familiar with Pentel's lead. It's the only brand that I've ever used, and I love it. It came in a bigger cardboard box as the pencil shows with 12 individual plastic boxes inside. I wish that they could have just put everything in one big plastic box to save the amount of material used. To my knowledge, this is the cheapest place to get these lead. It's cheaper by at least 50% (or I get 2 for the equivalent of 1 at the stores) unless anyone knows of a better place. Then, please contact me. I bought 2 boxes, just in case. After all, lead won't break down spontaneously....Read more
I was tired of buying those cheap BIC lead pencils and then having to throw them out every time I was done with the lead. So, I decided to buy this and 2 boxes of the lead that Amazon sells. I've only used the pencil for about 2 weeks so I can't comment on its durability. The outer shell is made out of metal, but the inner is plastic. It is made in Japan, though, so that's a plus. What I do know and I think many would want to know is that this pencil is comfortable. It's so smooth when I write and I no longer have to press down on the paper anymore. The end of the pencil that I'm not holding does feel heavy, though, but I have got used to it and don't notice the weight anymore. It simply feels as if the pencil is gliding over the paper. It feels amazing, and I don't think I can ever go back to a cheaper alternative or a regular pencil again.
The tip can retract by pressing on the clip that you see on the upper part of the pencil. It's a great feature because it protects the pencil from damage and it protects it from poking into things. It feels cool when I retract it, too. It's not bulky, and it's perfect for drawing. I usually use the wooden pencils, and this is the first time that I've tried a lead pencil, but it's great. Unlike the other pencils, it's so skinny, which I like many much. It may be a preference thing, though. To sum things up, this pencil is comfortable to use and looks pleasing to the eyes, so I would definitely recommend it.
I had a long debate about buying this game and then a long debate about reviewing it here. First, I'll give my overall experience with the game and then I'll try to give some things that I wished I had knew when I had to decide if I should buy or not.
I received my copy of the game in a CD sleeve in a cardboard box. It felt cheap to me and I was disappointed because some had received theirs in a DVD case. With the first maybe one or two days of the game, the servers were constantly down and constantly lagging. Even now, there are times when there are hiccups with the server. This game has to be constantly connected to the Internet and the their servers, even in single player games. Oh, if you are thinking about downloading the game from Blizzard as I did since my laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, try to download everything in one go because if the downloader freezes and you have to end the process through the task manager, you might lose a big chunk of the data. Also, I'm playing on the hp tm2 laptop with a terrible and underpowered graphics card and an i5 cpu that's also extremely underpowered (1.20 GHz). It seems to run perfectly fine.
Of the game, I finished Normal in about 20 hours, which I felt was rather short. To those of you not familiar with Diablo, this is a game about clicking like mad and finding items and loot to beat stronger and stronger demons. After normal, there's nightmare, hell, and inferno. I'm not there yet, but from what I've read, inferno is going to take a lot of farming or a lot of time finding good enough items to even attempt elites and champions there. From normal, I thought that the story was rather short and bland, but that's Diablo for you. When you move onto the next difficulty, you essentially go through the same story 4 times with greater difficulty each time. The place way to see how the game is like would be to view some of the youtube videos. That's essentially it for hundreds of hours, clicking and finding items. Oh, and there's lots of tweaking in between with the skills but essentially that's it. The game is much more casual and simple than the first two Diablo games. There are both positives and negatives to that. Everything is simplified, but it also means that you can't ruin your character since you have access to all of the skills. The only choice that you have to make is to decide what skills you can use since you have a limited skill slot (six, precisely). Overall, I find the game to be quite fun and enjoyable, but I am not sure at this point if I can stick to it.
That being said, I feel that the game still needs much improvement and hopefully Blizzard will be able to address that with updates and patches. They plan to have 2 more expansions for the game, but I'm hoping that they aren't holding back many features from this one just to let it be released later. About the online issue, I hadn't considered it that much when I bought the game. I understand why they did it: they wanted to prevent pirating and to prevent modification of their files and hacking by having much of the data being sent through their server. I don't know how successful it will be, but, like many things these days, Internet is required. It's a nuisance for most people at most, especially when my Internet goes down but I have more things to worry about than game when my Internet goes down. Just remember that the game requires a constant connection; there is no offline mode and even when playing in a single player game, your computer is still connecting to Blizzard's servers.
That brings me to another point. There have been some bugs, specifically with the auction house and with the rampant "hacking" into accounts lately. According to Blizzard, in most of the cases, a lot of people have been losing their accounts as a result of some fault of the users, whether through using the same username and password in other sites that have that data stolen or having a keylogger in their computer. There are many possibilities, but Blizzard has addressed it many times on their battle.net forums. Blizzard has a very good reputation, though that has changed in the last couple of years, especially with the Activision and Vivendi fiasco. To put it into perspective, the entire Diablo team that made 1 and 2, or Blizzard North, was fired or destroyed. From the battle.net forums, there are many complaints about the game, but from what I've seen, Blizzard has done the best that they can.
The review has been getting long so I'll try to end it quickly. Basically, it boils down to a game where you spend tens if not hundreds or thousands of hours trying to find items and whatnot. Watch some videos online and imagine doing that over and over again. Will the game get better over time? Most certainly, it will. The same thing has happened to Diablo 2 and Starcraft 1, but in those cases I believe that we revere and love the game after the expansions. Hopefully, it won't be the case now. For those of you that do decide to buy the game, please download the mobile authenticator (google it) from Blizzard onto your phone or iPod to prevent others from hacking your account. It could have prevented a lot of people from having their accounts hacked. If you don't have a smart phone, google "winauth" or "winbma" so that you can download and use it on your computer. It's open source, safe, and very easy to use.
The watch doesn't have dual time or the atomic clock function or any function besides a clock with a 12 or 24 hour format, a timer, watch clock, stopwatch, and alarm. That's it. I was expecting a dual time function and something to sync the current time with, but I was fine with just a simple clock. I only needed a sturdy watch, which is why I didn't mind. Be aware of that, though. This is practically as simple of a watch as you can get, unless there are ones without the timers. Also, the watchband feels as if it might rip after a while and my wrist gets sweaty after wearing it for a couple of hours. This is my experience after a weekend of using the watch, so hopefully, I'll get used to it. The watch's battery is guaranteed to last 2 years, and the watch was made in China.
Sorry for that long paragraph. That was some things that I wished I knew before buying the watch. Oh, if you're wondering what those three circles are for, well, it's a counter for the seconds. Despite the shortcomings, I gave it 5 stars because it's a great watch. It's a little thicker than other watches I trust the other reviews raving about the longevity and durability of this watch. Be aware that this watch is as basic as it can get and it's made to last.
I had known about Nanking before reading this book. I think many of the reviews here are either misconstrued or flat out spurious. Mrs. Chang never claimed to be the source for the Rape of Nanking. Many times, she clearly states that the facts may not be true. At that time and even today, it's difficult to absolutely verify everything. I only know about the invasion through the Internet, which reflects the sad state of the education here. That's the worst part about all of this: the coverup, from all sides. I really wish that there were more interests in events like this.
My family is from China so I do have a certain bias. If you ask any Chinese that lived through this, they will tell you of the atrocious Japanese; it did happen and it is as bad as everyone claims it to be. For me, the foreboding message is that anyone of us is capable of doing things like this. It's easy to blame the Japanese for what had happened, especially if you're Chinese, but as history shows, this will happen over and over again. It's easy to turn on the news, watch a killer go on a rampage, and then claim that I would never do something like that. Put me in their situation, living life as they did, I'm pretty sure that you could.
Mrs. Chang valiantly tries to leave this message with the readers. We need more people like this. She grew so passionate over her work and it affected her so much that it contributed and eventually led to her suicide. I strongly recommend this book to everyone. It's definitely worth the time and effort. It transports you to another part of life and history outside the comfortable that many of us live in everyday, and it's a book that will change you. The facts are not pleasant to read or picture, but neither was Schindler's List.