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Sinfest Volume 1
Sinfest Volume 1
by Tatsuya Ishida
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A great remake of the first volume., 22 May 2013
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This "Calvin and Hobbes for grown ups" series is fantastic, funny, entertaining, thoughtful, and a great addition to one's bookshelf. The addition content added compared to the first version is a great plus.


Sinfest: Viva la Resistance
Sinfest: Viva la Resistance
by Tatsuya Ishida
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 22 May 2013
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This "Calvin and Hobbes for grown ups" series is fantastic, funny, entertaining, thoughtful, and a great addition to one's bookshelf.


Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI)
Asus PB278Q 27-inch Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor (2560x1440, 5ms, VGA, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI)
Offered by Buyur
Price: 404.20

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Second time lucky? Not really..., 22 May 2013
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First Review: (1 star)

I ordered yesterday and received this monitor the next day. The unit was well packaged, and showed no sign of being mishandled or physically damaged. However, upon turning the monitor on for the first time, the right half of the screen showed tightly packed green stripes while the left half displayed the ASUS logo correctly.

Upon connecting the monitor to my iMac via DisplayPort, I observed that while the desktop was being shown across the screen, the right half was covered in bright green pixels. I assume the unit is defective, which happens, but is still unpleasant.

It's packaged for return to Amazon, and I'm waiting for a replacement unit. Amazon offers no indication of how long this process takes, which is frustrating. I'll update this review when I receive a working unit.

Second Review: (1 star)

After getting a replacement monitor from Amazon, the new monitor worked fine for about 3 months. Then the control panel went dead. And then it began just switching modes randomly during the day, making it unusable. ASUS UK was contacted for a replacement, and were absolutely useless, after a few phone calls and emails, one of the ASUS representatives suggested I see if the vendor I bought the monitor from. Within 5 minutes of chat with an Amazon representative, a refund has been organised. Full marks for Amazon customer service, none for ASUS. Avoid this monitor due to evidently shoddy quality control from ASUS and crap support.


Rise Of A Digital Nation
Rise Of A Digital Nation
Price: 7.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rise of a Digital Nation, 3 Jan 2013
Rise of a Digital Nation is Machinae Supremacy's latest album. It is a refreshing update to their sid-metal style which will please more mainstream-oriented newcomers while still keeping fans of their earlier material happy.

Overall, I found most of the album to have some some catchy and enjoyable songs. None of the songs is really disappointing, although in the end, in terms of how rememberable the tunes are, I would not rank this album as highly as Overworld, Redeemer, or A View from the End of the World, inter alia. However, this album is still very pleasant to have in the background, and does contain some truly epic hits such as 99 and Laser Speed force which will knock you off your feet. Furthermore, it really reflects the continuous technical improvement made by the band, and in particular Robert Stjärnström, who has many occasions to show off the improvements to his voice and vocal range in this album.

To summarise, while this is not the best album yet, it remains thoroughly enjoyable and would make a good addition to any MaSu fan's collection, as well as a good purchase for anyone curious about this band's sound.


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