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Ready Player One: A Novel
Ready Player One: A Novel
by Ernest Cline
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.74
225 used & new from $4.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Page-Turner, April 26, 2013
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I wouldn't say it's a masterpiece or the best book ever written or anything like that, but it's pretty darned fun. Willy Wonka meets Willy Gibson is an accurate description, if you marinate it in 1980s pop culture references.


Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH70120 - Corded
Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright Vacuum, UH70120 - Corded
Price: $90.00
31 used & new from $69.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Imagine a Better Value, April 26, 2013
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I bought one of these for my mother, and she loves it. The carpeting has never been cleaner since it was new. A few years ago she bought a vacuum cleaner for about $350 and it's a piece of junk compared to this. I got sick of hearing her complain about it. Now I don't have to listen to that anymore. The Hoover WindTunnel will suck up dirt you didn't know you had.


Thrustmaster T-16000M Flight Stick
Thrustmaster T-16000M Flight Stick
Price: $43.99
163 used & new from $38.50

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Underrated Stick, July 2, 2012
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I've been using my T16000M for about three months now, and I think it's underrated. I upgraded from a Saitek AV8R, which is fair enough for the money, but I consider this stick, which costs about twice as much as the AV8R, to be more than twice as good. I doubt you'll find anything better at this price point.

The obvious strong point is the stick sensor mechanism, which works like a charm. The base of the T16000M is quite heavy and feels very solid, and the overall construction quality is good. The product is designed to be absolutely ambidextrous, and if you're left-handed you'll appreciate that a few small modifications with the hand rests will give you the exact same experience (or a mirror image, at least), as us right-handers. Once I adjusted away from the old habits I'd picked up using my AV8R, I had no trouble with the layout of the buttons on the T16000M. I have small hands, yet I have no trouble reaching them.

If you look at the picture, the little silver slide on the base is the throttle. The idea is that you place your thumb on it with your fingertips on the six buttons on either side of the base, depending on which hand you're using. This works well enough, although the thumb throttle is less precise and a bit more cheap feeling that the rest of the stick. The fingertip buttons (six on each side) are easy to find without looking because they all have slightly different elevations and the edges are angled to make them distinguishable by feel. This may take a bit of practice at first. To reach the six buttons on the other side of the base you'll have to take your hand off the stick. This could be a problem depending on what you mapped there, but I simply use them for non-crucial convenience controls and they work fine.

The truest criticism of the T16000M concerns the base of the stick, which does indeed emit a bright green light and is open to dust. I solved this problem by cutting a section out of an old sock and sliding it down the stick to the base so it covers that area like a skirt. This blots out most of the light and keeps the dust out. Crude but effective.


Jagged Alliance 2 Gold Edition - PC
Jagged Alliance 2 Gold Edition - PC
Offered by Rocky Hills
Price: $13.95
8 used & new from $7.01

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Old Games are the Best Games, May 20, 2009
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If you like outstanding isometric, turn-based combat in a game with strong roleplaying elements, this is the title for you. Superb. JA2 is almost ten years old and it's better than most new games.


Iris, Messenger
Iris, Messenger
by Sarah Deming
Edition: Hardcover
35 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Iris and Deming are Winners, April 2, 2008
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This review is from: Iris, Messenger (Hardcover)
This book is a great tool for bringing the personalities of classical mythology to life for young readers. It's an easy, fun, well-styled read, and I have the feeling some kids will revisit the book when they're older, at which point they'll discover elements of sophistication that may have been beyond their youth. That's a good thing. I agree that the cover art is strange; it's comic book feel is belied by the novel's rich content. Iris, Messenger is a winner.


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