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The Postman
The Postman
DVD
Price: $2.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Spend 3 hours looking for the book and don't bother reading it, either...., December 13, 2015
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This review is from: The Postman (Amazon Video)
Three hours of RoadWarriorLite meets Little House on the Prarie. Flat performances, predictable characters and acting. Nice filming and cinematography, but many better ways exist to spend three hours. How much was due to the original story? Haven't got a clue, but if the movie is any indication, I'll skip looking for that, too.

I like post-Apocolyptic movies and literature, but this one portrayed a world that was a lot more clean and sanitized than anything I'd reasonably expect. One where people have envelops and pens, apparently good dental care, and some tech that works and are present in sufficient abundance that they should be able to marshal resources for an organized recovery of what passes for civilization. It's just too much of a disconnect to embrace what is portrayed as primitive with what appears to be relatively clean existences. I suspect life would be quite a bit meaner.

I even fast forwarded through the sex scene, which of course resulted in the production of a clean little white baby later in the movie. What else could possibly have happened?

Nice try. I just don't recommend it.


Earth Abides
Earth Abides
Offered by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Price: $9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid post-apocalyptic tale from 1949 that is not widely known, but should be., August 20, 2015
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This review is from: Earth Abides (Kindle Edition)
Surprisingly modern post-apocalypse tale that dates from 1949, but you'd think 1999 from the writer's grasp of things. Honestly, it's rather amazing in that regard, and it's a short read. Sadly, the title doesn't do it much justice, and my predisposition to the genre probably tilts my perceptions a bit, but it is worth a read. It takes 1/2 a chapter to get into it, and then you're hooked. Explores the resurrection of society, the law, tribalism, a village, family, ancestor worship, and symbols of power and seniority. Incorporates a lot of the material from "The World Without Us", 60 years before that was published. Quite surprising, really.


The Bug
The Bug
by Ellen Ullman
Edition: Hardcover
81 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars It's not whether it will work. It's how hard you have to work to make it work., August 20, 2015
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This review is from: The Bug (Hardcover)
I entered my career in the era of The Bug, A lot of the subject matter was quite familiar. It's the software equivalent of The Soul of a New Machine, also of the same general time frame. Worth a read.


Ubiquiti NanoStation loco M5
Ubiquiti NanoStation loco M5
Offered by SIL MICRO
Price: $63.18
39 used & new from $62.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Good product... well designed, nicely priced., August 20, 2015
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New favorite item. Super flexible and cheap (relatively). Not that easy to initially set up if you are not familiar with the terminology and technology, but it's a good item, well made and pretty cool.


Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)
Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide (The Animal Answer Guides: Q&A for the Curious Naturalist)
by Richard W. Thorington
Edition: Paperback
Price: $32.95
58 used & new from $2.21

5.0 out of 5 stars The noble squirrel..., August 20, 2015
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What can I say? I like squirrels. This rounds out my knowledge of the little beasts rather nicely.


Hitachi HSB32B26 32" Class Bluetooth Sound Bar
Hitachi HSB32B26 32" Class Bluetooth Sound Bar

4.0 out of 5 stars Great item for price...good packaging (electronics) and flexible unit., August 20, 2015
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Would prefer a "on always" setting. As it, it unpredictably seems to power off...

Sound is great though, and it has abundant interfaces.


Lumsing 10400mAh External Power Bank for Smartphones,Tablets
Lumsing 10400mAh External Power Bank for Smartphones,Tablets
Offered by ATC LLC
Price: $21.99
2 used & new from $16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Had a problem with it, but excellent customer service..., August 13, 2015
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I had a problem with one of these after about a year of use and just posted a negative review of it as a result.

Details of the problem were that it failed to charge, but otherwise, when it was working it was great. Form/fit/function were all wonderful and the price is compelling for the capacity and features it affords.

Lumsing customer service read my review, and before I could ever imagine, immediately contacted me and committed to exchanging the device, which by calendar dates since I bought it, would be just slightly out of warranty based on when I reported the problem.

I'm used to having the occasional problem with an inexpensive electronic item, but part of what you usually give up when you spend such a modest amount on an item like this is customer service. Not so with Lumsing. Their willingness to help out by replacing it was unconditional and immediate and THAT rates a 5-star review. In fact, it's so impressive, I think I'll buy another one.

Well done, Lumsing Customer Service. I am impressed and thankful.
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ONKYO CR-555 (S) CD tuner amplifier Silver
ONKYO CR-555 (S) CD tuner amplifier Silver
Offered by koKitsune
Price: $432.29
88 used & new from $275.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great is was thus gooder maximum audio. All happy., July 16, 2015
not fine point finish is manual or some advertising. To get this you must and now. Happy will all childs be on home place soon.

Plenty techniques not ever spared ocnce creating most sound to please childs. And also the others on mothers. Knobs so luster. Gleaming.


Klaren LED-18-H7: LED 18 SMDs H7 6000K (Xenon White) Light Bulbs -One Pair
Klaren LED-18-H7: LED 18 SMDs H7 6000K (Xenon White) Light Bulbs -One Pair
Offered by FAR CLOUD
Price: $3.53
6 used & new from $3.53

2.0 out of 5 stars Insufficient brightness., April 2, 2015
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Lame brightness. Not a good replacement for halogens.


Innovited AC 55W HID Xenon Conversion Kit With "Slim" ballast - H7 - 6000K - 2 Bulbs & 2 Ballasts
Innovited AC 55W HID Xenon Conversion Kit With "Slim" ballast - H7 - 6000K - 2 Bulbs & 2 Ballasts
Offered by Innovited
Price: $48.99
2 used & new from $48.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Defective ballast... off to a bad start., April 2, 2015
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This is my first review on this item. It's not that I don't like it... it's that 1/2 of it arrived non-functional. One of the two ballasts was a dud. I set it up within 30 minutes of arrival and used a bench power supply (13.8V DC). When the first half did not function, I set up the second unit. It worked. Swapped bulbs and both bulbs were good. Reverified the defective ballast. Still dead. All wiring intact. No signs of physical damage. I hope this does not portend reliability issues.

Unit does seem to emit significantly more light (subjective) than the stock halogens. Amazon was good enough to provide me with 1 day shipping free, since that's what I paid for for this unit.

Provisionally, I rate the apparent quality as acceptable or good. It LOOKS fine. If it eventually works, great. We'll see. If it doesn't check out my next review for some laughs.


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