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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming .NET Security
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Adam Freeman, Allen Jones
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
A well written book - covers evrything


Another good book from ORielly - the .NET series is excellent. This book is the best security book available. It is easy to read and contains lot of examples. There is a lot of crryptography, which is especially well covoered.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Xenosaga Official Strategy Guide
Publisher: Bradygames
Authors: Dan Birlew, Bradygames, Laura M. Parkinson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
One of Dan Birlew's better Strategy Guides


I recommend this strategy guide to those who plan on playing the game. It is true that you can beat the game without a guide. However, the game has plenty of side quests and important (but optional) items to collect that the chances of you finding them all is very unlikely without some sort of guide.
Also, the characters in the game are highly customizable. Meaning, you can manipulate their attributes to your preference. The problem is that the process for doing that is not readily obvious. And there are many ways to go about doing so. Some "bonus" items will be impossible to obtain accidentally, and some require that you make certain decisions, in the right order, in the right place, at the proper time. This strategy guide will help you get the most out of the game.
My only minor complaint is that the quality of the paper used in the cover could have been better. And that criticism also apply to most of the newer game guides out there. I prefer the covers to be made of heavier weight material, for example. I am picky, perhaps, because I collect these guides.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Authors: Richard Phillips Feynman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
a fantastic, stimulating read


Dick Feynman is unbelievable. He pretty much rapped up QED - the contemporary theory of light in a book that isn't even thick enough to take the wobble out of my nightstand. Even if you're the lay off the street with even no elementary school education, you HAVE TO read this book. For ever afterwards you will literaly see light differently.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building a Web Site for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: David A. Crowder, Rhonda Crowder
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Real dummies: just say NO...


I purchased this book in October 2003 and, even though I was a total beginner, I quickly realized that it is completely out of date!! DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK TODAY. This book was published in October 2000, and web programming and publishing programs have evolved so much since that there is barely anything relevant in this book anymore. After some further research, I decided that the best way for me to build my website was to learn one of the 'HTML visual editor' programs, and I purchased a recent book on DreamweaverMX which has all I need.