Detained asylum-seeker wins Australia’s top literary prize

The prestigious award, selected from a short list of winners in other categories, grants the winning author 125,000 Australian dollars (about $90,000) and counts the country’s most prominent writers among its recipients.
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Aura ONE KA1 Teardown Link?

I’m looking for a website that has step-by-step photos, or a YouTube video that shows the steps of tearing down a Kobo aura one. Has anybody seen one? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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In this week’s installment of Friday Night Lights, I will recap some of the honorable mentions at SHOT Show. This 2019 Shot Show Roundup will showcase items regarding the latest in night vision, lights, and lasers. 2019 SHOT Show – Night Vision Photonis Photonis is the only real competitor to L3 in making image intensifying […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: 2019 SHOT Show Roundup appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Owl, Wilcox, SHOT Show, Friday Night Lights, Unity Tactical, BE Meyers, MAWL, L3, Cloud Defensive, SHOT Show 2019

POTD: Daisy’s V/L Caseless Ammo

The caseless, tiny .22-caliber lead projectile fired from the Daisy V/L rifle of the 1960s used a nitrocellulose-based propellant which was molded, hardened, and affixed to the rear of the bullet—it was activated by a burst of compressed air. Once the projectile and propellant were mated together, the final product was a type of caseless […] Read More … The post POTD: Daisy’s V/L Caseless Ammo appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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3.39.1 Metadata not downloading, again

I've had this problem with every version of Calibre, and I'm tired of it. I can't download any metadata for my books. I updated calibre I turned off my firewall I did the download metadata I get "Failed to find file" calibre, version 3.39.1 ERROR: Download failed: Failed to download metadata. Click Show Details to see details Traceback (most recent call last): File "site-packages\calibre\gui2\metadata\single_download.py" , line 424, in run File "site-packages\calibre\utils\ipc\sim...
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Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (034) - Die Gefangene von Traw. V1.0 [German] 01.02.2019

Die Gefangene von Trawalkor. Frau Helene Tschong, die Gattin des reichsten Diamantenhändlers Kalkuttas, hatte es sich nicht nehmen lassen, uns sofort in ihrer Villa vier Zimmer herrichten zu lassen. Wir konnten diese Einladung nicht gut ablehnen, zumal ja Frau Tschong eine Landsmännin von uns war und wir mit ihrem Manne bereits in Rangun auf etwas seltsame Weise bekannt geworden waren. Da wir beide nach den Aufregungen der letzten Tage, wo wir ununterbrochen gegen allerlei Hinterlist hatten an...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Zimmer, Bart, Harald, Blick, Herr, Weise, Dann, Manne, Traw, Inder, Kabel Walther, Maske, Harald Harst, Die Gefangene von Trawalkor Frau Helene Tschong

Tale of Two Organizations, from the Perspective of an American Black Man

Editors Note: February 1st, 2019, marks the beginning of black history month. Opinion by Retired Lieutenant Colonel Allen West As an American black man, the history of the National Rifle Association has a special meaning for me, and I often reflect upon it. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Three years ago, I was honored to be nominated by petition and elected to the Board of the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association (NRA). My first three-year term is coming to an e...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Guns, Chicago, United States, Kkk, Michael Bloomberg, Martin Luther King Jr, Cuomo, Ku Klux Klan, Nra, McDonald, Atlanta Georgia, NRA Board, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre

Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (035) - Die Eishöhle in Nepal. V1.0 [German] 01.02.2019

Die Eishöhle in Nepal. »Ich habe mir die Sache anders überlegt Mr. Doorball,« sagte Harald Harst am Abend eines wundervoll klaren und für indische Verhältnisse recht kühlen Tages zu dem dicken Polizeichef des Städtchens Betija. »Den entflohenen Ingenieur Robin Parmang zu verfolgen, liegt für mich keine Veranlassung vor. Der Mann hat sich ja strafrechtlich nichts zu Schulden kommen lassen. Daß er jenseits der Grenze auf nepalesischem Gebiet eine Diamantenfundstelle entdeckt, diese zum Teil auch ...
Tags: Books, Nepal, ePub Books, Mir, Das, Willen, Hilfe, Der Mann, Abend, Zettel, Katmandu, Wege, Kabel Walther, Harald Harst, Doorball, Robin Parmang

German State Police Adopt NEW Glock 46

The German state of Saxony-Anhalt have announced the adoption of the Glock 46 as their next police sidearm. The new Glocks will replace Saxony-Anhalt police’s current SIG Sauer P6s. The SIG’ have been in service for nearly 30 years and nearly 6,500 new pistols will be needed to replace them. The contract represents the first time a […] Read More … The post German State Police Adopt NEW Glock 46 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Police, Law Enforcement, Daily News, Glock, Saxony Anhalt, Pistols, Glock 46, MIL/LE, Saxony-Anhalt Police

Featured Deals of the Week: 2/1/19

OPSGear Warehouse Liquidation – Everything super cheap What the deal is and why it’s a good one: Yeah, I just combined those headings. It’s the wild west out here. OpsGear is apparently liquidating their warehouse inventory, which means tons of goodies for you. So what is on sale? All kinds of gear and gadgets and […] Read More … The post Featured Deals of the Week: 2/1/19 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Handgun, 9mm, Pistols, Other Gear & Gadgets, Guns & Gear, Liquidation, 22LR, Gun Deals

Great Horror Novel

I am not sure if I posted this before but "The Troop" by Nick Cutter was amazing. I read it for Stephen King recommended it. I am rather numb to horror but this book really got under my skin. Super horrifying. Bloody disgusting too but that made it fun. Not for the sensitive reader.
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ISO Dates

So it wasn't 'just me' :eek: Within a week of installing calibre almost 6 years ago I spotted the ISO option for formatting datetime columns. That'll do me I said to myself. But, when I tried to edit dates I ran up against the problems recently reported here :blink: I decided it had to be what I was doing. At that time I was struggling with the metadata edit screen and that darn calendar widget. So I used the same workaround as the launchpad error reporter. But this post by chaley raises ...
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Touch Trouble with Contents listing

I downloaded the complete works of Shakespeare to my Nook. The works show up but only one page of Content. So, if I want to read a play that is not in the content, I have to do a word search and that gets old. When I look at the complete works of Shakespeare on the computer in Calibre, the entire Content is there. I tried converting the works from mobi, html, epub, nothing works. I only have one page of Contents, that is 14 plays instead of 42 or so. Got any ideas? Francis
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Critical Error when opening books in Calibre

First time posting, so if I mess it up a bit please be kind. When I initially open Calibre and select a book I can open it with no problems. If I close that book and try to open another I receive a "Critical Error" message. I ran Calibre in debug mode and got the following log file: Spoiler: calibre Debug log calibre 3.39 [64bit] embedded-python: True is64bit: True Windows-10-10.0.17763-SP0 Windows ('64bit', 'WindowsPE') ('Windows', '10', '10.0.17763') Python 2.7.15+ Windows: ('10', '10...
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[SHOT 2019] Kinetics Development Group – SCAR Rails get Pimper?

In this episode of TFBTV’s continuing SHOT Show 2019 coverage, Brannon LeBouef speaks with AJ from Kinetic Development group about their new SCAR rails. Things get lighter and smaller and \now with MOAR M-LOK! ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to http://tfbtv.gun.team for details on our monthly gun giveaway. TFBTV is giving away one gun a […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Kinetics Development Group – SCAR Rails get Pimper? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, MOAR, TFBTV, Guns & Gear, SHOT Show 2019, Brannon LeBouef, Kinetics Development Group, Pimper, Kinetic Development

How Second Amendment Support Comes Across Matters

Supporters of Students for Concealed Carry respond to #Cocksnotglocks protestors. United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- When you are trying to generate more support for a pro-Second Amendment candidate or piece of legislation, going out to the media is part of the process. However, all too often, the media appearances go downhill. We may have the facts, but we lose our cool, or we come across as unreasonable people. As a result, people trying to help defend the Second Amendment end up unintentiona...
Tags: Guns, America, Reagan, Bloomberg, United States, Kamala Harris, Second Amendment, Hci, Feinstein, Harold, Sarah Brady, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, Bloomberg Feinstein, Bloomberg Let

[SHOT 2019] Dark Storm Lightning in .458 SOCOM Rifle & Typhoon DS-15 Pistol

In this episode of TFBTv’s coverage of SHOT Show 2019, at Range Day, Brannon LeBouef talks with Brett from Dark Storm Industries about their new .458 SOCOM AR pattern guns. Big bore performance in an AR-15 pattern rifle. they also have a full line of AR pistols as well. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] Dark Storm Lightning in .458 SOCOM Rifle & Typhoon DS-15 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Brett, Brannon, Ar-15, SOCOM, Pistols, Rifles, TFBTV, Semi-Auto, Pistol Stabilizing Brace, Dark Storm Industries, AR Patterned, SHOT Show 2019

Washington Sheriffs Take Stand Against Gun Control, Refuse to Enforce Bad Law

Opinion Even though Initiative 1639 passed in Washington State last fall, several county sheriffs are refusing to enforce it because they believe it to be unconstitutional. (Dave Workman photo) USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- When the Seattle-based gun prohibition lobby in Washington State last year convinced voters to pass Initiative 1639, a sweeping gun control measure, the state’s largest law enforcement groups lined up against it, and now sheriffs in at least ten counties have announced they will...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Bloomberg, United States, Paul Allen, Washington State, Seattle, Melinda Gates, Northwest, Nra, Scott, U S District Court, Eastern Washington, Spokane County, Western Washington, Rick Scott

New ‘Star Wars’ Books Will Take Readers to Batuu, Provide Recipes for Galaxy’s Edge Food, and Tell Dragon Stories

A few days ago, Marvel announced that they would be producing a Star Wars comic series that takes place on Batuu, the Outer Rim planet that will be the home of Disneyland’s and Walt Disney World’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. But a new announcement shows that Lucasfilm has plenty of other ways for fans to visit that far-flung locale, including a new novel about Leia Organa’s involvement with Batuu, a cookbook with recipes for food you can buy at the theme park, a young adult novel, and stories of ...
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Carl Hansen & Son Adds Bodil Kjær’s Indoor-Outdoor Series to Its Collection

In 1959, Bodil Kjær created a broad range of modern furniture suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. Now, nearly six decades later, Carl Hansen & Son has added the Danish architect’s Indoor-Outdoor series to its collection. Made of teak and originally designed with the American market in mind, the Indoor-Outdoor series consists of a lounge chair, a small table, a dining table, a dining chair, a two-seat lounge sofa, a swing sofa, and a sunbed. Past renditions of the collection were made us...
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Aguila Holds Market Share, Producing over 1 Billion Rounds of .22 Rimfire a Year

Aguila Holds Market Share, Producing over 1 Billion Rounds of .22 Rimfire a Year Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- During the last six years, as the .22 rimfire ammunition bubble expanded and deflated, Aguila Ammunition saw the opportunity to gain market share. They aggressively took up the challenge. They now vie for the title of the largest producer of rimfire ammunition on the planet. At the Shot Show over the last three years, Aquila management informed me they have come very close to doubling the...
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Daily Gun Deals: MAGPUL AR-15 PMAG D60 $101.95 shipped w/code & FREE S&H

MAGPUL AR-15 PMAG D60 Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The crazy sales team at Brownells.com has a deal going on the MAGPUL AR-15 PMAG D60 5.56×45 magazine that nets down to $101.95 (normally $120.00 ) with free shipping if you use the code “NBM” at check out. This product is very well reviewed and really stands up to hard use but don't take our word check the video below.  There is a bill pending on congress to ban this exact item. Get your's before they are outlawed. MAGPUL AR-15 PMAG D60 $89.9...
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Brownells Super Barrel Weekend Sweepstakes – Win A Barrel O’ Hornady Ammo

Brownells Super Barrel Weekend Sweepstakes GRINNELL, Iowa – -(AmmoLand.com)- This weekend, professional football fans celebrate the biggest game of the year. Brownells, on the other hand, is giving liberty-loving Patriots something else to celebrate – the chance to win an enormous barrel full of 13,889 rounds 5.56mm NATO Hornady Frontier 55-grain M193 ammo. Starting at 12:01 AM Saturday, February 2, and going through 11:59 PM Sunday, February 3, free-ammo seekers are encouraged to look to the...
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February 2019 Monthly Specials

H&H Shooting Sports has teamed up with Springfield Armory to bring you another chance to Gear Up NOW! The Springfield Gear Up Now package includes 5 magazines and a custom range bag, a $120 value, yours FREE with purchase of select Springfield pistols. Get the Springfield XD-E 9mm for $399.99, and the 911 .380 ACP is only $489.99. Also check out the 1911 Loaded Stainless Steel .45 acp for $759.99 This month at H&H you can also take $100 OFF all M1A Rifles, with 12 different models of ...
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Windows 10 Will Let You Run Desktop Apps on VR Headsets

Microsoft Microsoft is still polishing up Windows 10’s April 2019 Update, also known as 19H1. In the latest development build, you can now launch desktop (Win32) applications in a Mixed Reality headset’s virtual environment. This feature is part of Insider preview build 18329, which Microsoft announced on February 1, 2019. If you have a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you can now launch a classic Windows desktop applications in the Mixed Reality environment. They’ll float in the 3D view as w...
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Previously Unpublished J.D. Salinger Works Will Be Released

Salinger says any new work might be years away and did not cite any specific titles or plots
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[SHOT 2019] HOLOSUN Goes Green & Titanium

In this episode of TFBTV’s SHOT Show 2019 coverage, Brannon LeBouef speaks with Daniel of HOLOSUN about some new titanium optics, new green reticles in optics, and some brand new offerings in the magnification and red doc realm. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to http://tfbtv.gun.team for details on our monthly gun giveaway. TFBTV is giving […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2019] HOLOSUN Goes Green & Titanium appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Daniel, Holosun, TFBTV, Reflex/Red Dot, SHOT Show 2019, Brannon LeBouef

Sort titles with articles

The current sorting disregard articles, "The" and "A" but is there a way to include sort with articles?
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Thing I'd like to see in KOReader

A small thing, but.. Settings for the history display mode can be set in the menu of the file manager - which is very counter-intuitive. History display itself has no drop-down menu, which is counter-intuitive too. I'd like to be able to set lots of properties of the history display, on the menu of the display itself. In fact, that display could be much more general than just history, if we get a say on what to show in what order. My favourite would be: show all documents, sorted as {favourite...
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