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Orchids of Singapore: NY Botanical Garden

A sure sign of spring is the annual orchid show at the NY Botanical Garden -- this year is the 17th show, in collaboration with Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay. Singapore is home to one of the world's great orchid cultures and is a world leader in... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Singapore, Events, Plants, Announcements, Gardens by the Bay, Orchids, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Exhibitions / Shows, NY Botanical Garden, Bay Singapore, NY Botanic Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens


Moon+ Reader Pro - issues...

What are the best resources for learning how to use Moon+ Reader Pro more effectively? Is there a user guide or support forum. I was using FBReader for years and really liked it. But with a large library of over 1000+ books the library function FBReader Pro failed miserably-- I suspect it couldn't handle the covers. It was glacially slow. So I switched to Moon+ Reader Pro. It can handle the library fine--fast and smooth. However, I'm finding the interface to be very "clunky" and difficult to u...
Tags: Books, Android Devices


Down Range Radio #610: Reconsidering the .380

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Tags: Podcast, Featured, Guns, Michael, Second Amendment, Holly Golightly, Verdana, Greg Ellifritz, Michael Bane, Self Defense, Down Range Radio, Personal Defense, Shooting Sports, Facebook Shooting Gallery Online SGO, Outdoor Channel Weekly Video Blog


TFB Review: TriStar Tactical Shotgun

TriStar Tactical Shotgun is an interesting addition to the gun world. I know many will reject it immediately for being a bullpup, and that is fine, but having had a chance to play with a 12 gauge bullpup was a welcomed exit from the gun world standard. Every time I took this shotgun to the range, […] Read More … The post TFB Review: TriStar Tactical Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Shotgun, Shotguns, Tristar, Semi-Auto, Bullpup Shotgun


Suggestions: Windows software reader opds ebook reader/library?

Can anyone recommend any windows software that is an ebook reader (epub,txt,cbz)? I am used to Android running FBReader + Calibre Connection I came into a fabulous fire sale on off lease HP Elitebook tablets. It seems fabulous! Except Nobody has anything for windows that holds a candle to Android/FBReader+CalibreConnection Even FBReader (for windows) is nothing like Android I love that (android) FBReader: - has a database - uses the database to organize bookmarks across local library - ...
Tags: Books, Windows Devices


Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 Becomes an Autobot Transformer

Hasbro has revealed a new Autobot Transformer based on the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters vehicle. More about the “Ectotron” from Hasbro’s official press release: Autobots, Decepticons and ghosts?! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Sony Pictures Consumer Products today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Ghostbusters Collaborative figure, the ECTO-1 ECTOTRON, available at GameStop summer of 2019 and for pre-order starting February […]
Tags: Toys, International, Hasbro, Anime, Transformers, Gamestop, Hasbro Inc, ECTO, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, ECTOTRON


Aura Possible to view clock on the footer?

Hi, i was wondering is it is possible to use some patch to be able to have a clock always visible on the footer (or anywhere) of the page i'm reading? I know it will only refresh when i update the page, but i would still be useful to me. thanks.
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner


Sync pages between eReader and android app for sideloaded ebooks?

Hi! I have a kobo aura for some time now, but i dont bring it with me outside home. So, while commuting, i continue reading my books on my android device, but when i switch devices i have to manually search the page i was at. Is there a way to sync my reading progress between my kobo ereader and any android app with sideloaded ebooks? (sideloaded with calibre). I have been able to find some information online, but it is a couple of years old, and this was only possible with books purchased from ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader


Cthulhu in China

It’s always fun to discover cultural tidbits from home unexpectedly implanted in China, whether it’s Marvel superheroes, Steve Jobs, or even potatoes. So it was fun to make these two book discoveries in my local bookstore: Snow Crash Snow Crash ( 雪崩 ) is a classic cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson ( 尼尔·斯提芬森 ). 雪崩 simply means “avalanche,” so it’s a shame that this translation seems hardly nuanced. But still… it’s Snow Crash! Cthulhu H. P. Lovecraft‘s Cthulhu Mytho...
Tags: Translation, Books, Steve Jobs, China, Language, Linguistics, Neal Stephenson


Springfield Nendoroid from Girls’ Frontline

From the popular smartphone game "Girls' Frontline", GoodSmile has announced the Springfield Nendoroid figure. Available for pre-order,  through March 13th 2019, Springfield comes with three face plates (standard expression, shooting expression, winking expression), coffee, muffins, and shooting effect parts. Of course, her Springfield rifle is also included. You can pre-order now for ¥5,093 (about $46) with shipping expected in September 2019.
Tags: Toys, Springfield, GoodSmile, Springfield Nendoroid


POTD: Brazil at World Shoot Shotgun

Today’s Photo takes us back to the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot last summer. The World Shoot took place in France and the Open division was won by Josh Froelich, who we had an exclusive interview with. Below you can see some of the shooting challenges that occurred in one of the stages. The shooter only […] Read More … The post POTD: Brazil at World Shoot Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Brazil, IPSC, Photo of the Day, World Shoot Shotgun, Josh Froelich


SIG SAUER Introduce NEW 120gr Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles

SIG Sauer have announced the introduction of a new 120 grain supersonic .300 Blackout round for their Elite Performance range. SIG Sauer describe the new round as a duty round optimized for SBRs with sub-9 inch barrels. The new round uses an all copper bullet in a black oxide case. Here’s SIG’s press release on […] Read More … The post SIG SAUER Introduce NEW 120gr Supersonic 300BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammunition for Short Barrel Rifles appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Press Releases, SBR, Sig Sauer, Ammunition, Sauer, 300blk, SIG Ammunition


Marvel Legends Give Fans the ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Captain America’ Figures They Really Want

We’ve already highlighted a ton of the cool movie and TV-inspired toys and collectibles that were revealed at the 2019 New York Toy Fair last weekend. But much like the return of Kenner’s vintage Star Wars figures, we thought some new additions to the Marvel Legends action figure line-up from the Marvel Cinematic Universe deserved to be highlighted on their own. This year, Marvel Comics is celebrating their 80th anniversary, and in honor of that milestone, they’re releasing some figures of char...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Spider-Man, America, Sequels, Thor, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Avengers: Infinity War, Zendaya, Kenner, Cool Stuff, Ant-man, Korg, Michelle


It’s Not About New Laws; It’s about Enforcing the Ones We Have

Opinon By Larry Keane It’s Not About New Laws; It’s about Enforcing the Ones We Have USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The murders in Aurora, Illinois, reveal the inability or unwillingness of many in authority to ensure that our existing laws are working. The convicted felon who murdered five at his workplace last week should never have had a gun. We need to know why that happened so it can be fixed so it never happens again. We already have the laws we need to stop the criminal misuse of guns. Draft...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, America, Fbi, Illinois, Nra, Don, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Aurora, Illinois State Police, ATF, State Police, Pritzker, NICS, NSSF, Aurora Illinois


POP! Movies – Ghostbusters

Toy Fair likely more like a Ghostbusters convention at the Funko booth, where they have announced a number of Ghostbusters collectibles announced at the show. I think it's just easier to simply list everything that they've announced...and it's  a lot. Pop! Keychain Slimer Pop! Keychain Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Pop! Pez Slimer Pop! Pez Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Pop! PEZ Dr. Peter Venkman Pop! PEZ Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz Pop! PEZ Winston Zeddermore Pop! PEZ Dr. Eegon Spengler Pop! PEZ Stay Pu...
Tags: Toys, Walmart, Peter Venkman, Funko, Egon Spengler, Stantz, Peter Venkman Pop PEZ Dr Raymond `` Ray, Raymond `` Ray, Star Winston Zeddemore, Star Dr Egon Spengler, Puft Marshmallow Man Slimer, Peter Venkman Pop


Contact Your U.S. Representative Today. Ask Them to Vote Against H.R.8 & H.R.1112

Opinion Contact Your U.S. Representative Today. Ask Them to Vote Against H.R.8 & H.R.1112 Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Dear Second Amendment supporter: The U.S. House Judiciary Committee just passed H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112, and they have been sent to the U.S. House floor for a vote! These are Pelosi-Bloomberg gun control bills designed to score political points, and they won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, don’t address America’s broken mental health system and don’t address the unde...
Tags: Guns, America, Fairfax, U S House, U S House Judiciary Committee, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Pelosi Bloomberg


Federal Ammunition on Why Bigger Is Better

Federal Ammunition 224 Valkyrie Ammo USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Being the world’s largest ammunition manufacturer helps Federal deliver a wealth of benefits to hunters and shooters. Modern factory ammunition is now built to such a high standard that many shooters and hunters obsessed with accuracy and performance no longer have to handload to achieve the desired result. They simply trust factory ammo to do the job. Federal, the world’s largest ammunition manufacturer, has led this charge. It’s ob...
Tags: Usa, Guns, United States, Vietnam, Sears, Sierra, Boy Scouts Of America, Nra, Federal, LR, Robertson, Lake City, CRP, CCI, Anoka Minnesota, Horn


Targeted Textiles from Designtex and Coalesse

Designtex and Coalesse have collaborated on a new line of textiles. While appropriate for any upholstered furnishing, the fabrics are especially tailored to Coalesse designs: “Creating a collection of textiles with a specific suite of furniture in mind allowed for extensive rendering and more nuanced decisions around scale and patterning.” Featuring tailored cotton yarn, Italian wool, closed loop yarn, and a linen/wool blend, the collection is comprised of nine distinct patterns. Examples incl...
Tags: Books, Linen, Textiles, Willis, Bixby, Burrard, Coalesse, Architectural Finishes, Designtex, Cotton Yarn Textile, Designtex and Coalesse collaboration, Italian wool, New Textile Collection


Request: PDF Custom Properties fields

So I started using Calibre and it is excellent in collecting metadata with its search tools and organizing the data. For output of PDF I CAN USE the metadata plugin mapping to write out to the Description fields. Wonderful! :2thumbsup So what is missing? Why must I whine? :eek: I use a Windows 10 machine (and previously 7, vista, etc.) along with a Android tablet. Over the years, I have collected metadata into the PDF books placed them into various places in the Description and created new Cu...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Custom Properties, PDF Custom Properties


Touch Anyway to remove book bundles from Nook?

So I purchase a lot of books in series and the Nook has always grouped them together by what BN calls a bundle, similar to a shelf except that I don't have the slightest idea on how to remove them. I just want to view by books by the most recent purchase or author and as my collection grows larger its becoming more annoying to go through these bundles to find a particular book. Any way to get rid of them?
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble NOOK


Of Course They’re Talking about Taking Your Guns

Make no mistake, by the gun-grabbers' own words on rare occasions when they're not lying, this is their end goal for gun owners. They'll take incremental surrenders to get there. And some ostensibly on “our side” are helping them by backing existing and new infringements. (U.S. Air Force photo) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “No one wants to abolish the Second Amendment,” a News & Record letter to the editor from last April declared. “No one wants to take away our guns. Anyone who tells you otherw...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, California, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Resistance, Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Second Amendment, Trump, Owens, U S Air Force


January 2019 NICS Checks Similar to the Previous two of the Trump Era

January 2019 NICS Checks Similar to the Previous two of the Trump Era U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- We have entered the third year of the Trump era of National Instant Background Checks (NICS). It started with a January very similar to the last two years. National Instant Background Checks (NICS) is the background check required for most sales of firearms by federally licensed firearm dealers. There were 2,165,094 checks for January of 2019. In the first January of the Trump era, ihn 2017, There we...
Tags: Guns, China, Nigeria, Department Of Defense, United States, Wyoming, Arizona, Trump, Background Checks, NICS, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Dream Bedding – Pom Pom at Home x COCOCOZY Design House

When I was thinking about bedding for the Design House, the only bedding I wanted... The post Dream Bedding – Pom Pom at Home x COCOCOZY Design House appeared first on COCOCOZY. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Any auto send to email setting?

Hi, I have a folder in Dropbox that auto uploads a book into calibre. My book is then automatically converted to my preferences. I have also setup the "send to email" section in calibre and my kindle email address is working perfectly. I would like to know if there is a way to auto send to email those new books to my kindle. I hope I'm making sense in describing what I would like to accomplish.
Tags: Books, Calibre


Queen of Hearts Lady

Sometimes it can be a VERY long time between me considering something and it actually getting made. It might be nearly 10 years ago that I drew out a playing card lady and put some fabric together in a ziplock bag. I’m sure this lady isn’t exactly what I imagined originally but I’m happy and will work on this design some more.
Tags: Crafts, Doll, Finished Projects, Applique, Lady Pillow Doll, Queen Of Heats


Bookworm for Windows?

Hey guys! I was directed here from a query I posted elsewhere earlier: I’m looking for a(n ideally FLOSS) e-reader that works on both Windows and Android so I can start building and cross-referencing my library. I’m currently using Calibre but did play with Xodo before and liked both (Xodo has the nicer interface and allows for writing on pages with a stylus – that’s awesome). The killer feature I need is saving any highlighting and bookmarking right into the file (generally PDF, and now more...
Tags: Books, Reading and Management, APA, Xodo


Big Truck

I drive a big ass truck. Because I have to. This one, actually. It’s for work. I’ve never understood the appeal of big trucks unless you have to have one for a specific reason. And guys and gals who take their big ass trucks and make them bigger and asser make no sense to me. But it’s a free country (haha). They’re not particularly pleasant to ride in because they are loud, bumpy, and big ass. Not a lot of parking lots (I’m looking at you Chick Fil A) have spaces that are conducive to big ass tr...
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized


The state of gun control

Sebastian isn’t that hopeful. I would also offer that the trend away from actual grassroots websites with SEO driven firearms content and social media is a factor. And with social media, they increasingly can manipulate the message.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Sebastian


Of course

Dems Oppose Bill Alerting ICE To Illegal Immigrants Trying To Buy Guns
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized


Bump stock ban struck down

In Cincinnati. Seems the state’s preemption law is why.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Cincinnati



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