SILENCER SATURDAY #74: TFB Staff Quiet Combo Favorites

Good evening everyone and thanks for joining us for yet another, albeit late, Silencer Saturday. Hopefully you all are getting a chance to spend some time with family and friends this Memorial Day weekend, maybe out on the range for some suppressed fun. In today’s edition we are taking a look at some of the […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #74: TFB Staff Quiet Combo Favorites appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Onyx Boox Nova two pages in landscape mode

I'm using the Onyx Boox Nova and can't see a way to set double pages in landscape mode for e-books. Does anyone know if double pages format is supported? I think this would be a more pressing issue with the large Onyx Boox note e-readers. Is the format only supported on Onyx's larger e-readers? Thanks :2thumbsup
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Weekend Reading

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’m off to a barbeque this afternoon and tomorrow the beach! I love this weekend that kicks off the best season: summer! My client’s full scale home renovation is nearing completion and once we’ve styled it and I’ve photographed it, I’ll be revealing different spaces. It’s all coming together beautifully, I’m so happy for her. I hope you all have fun plans for this weekend and it’s filled with plenty of food and laughter and relaxation! Favorite links from the week: ...
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How I Read Books Now: An Update

I like hardcover books better than soft cover books, eBooks, and audiobooks. A hardcover book reads differently, and the tactile nature of the book radically improves the experience. If I believe a book is important enough to read and study, I always buy it in multiple formats, as each one provides a different experience, and they build upon each other. I read the hardcover book first, mostly because I seem to gain more from the first reading than when I read the Kindle or listen to the audioboo...
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POTD: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank

Today’s Picture shows a Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank charging down the road, propelled by 1,200 horses from the V12. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t come with any sound effects. The picture was taken during the Land Combat Power Visit rehearsal at Copehill Down Village, Salisbury Plain (U.K.), in preparation for a visit from the Secretary […] Read More … The post POTD: Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Six on Saturday – 25th May 2019

Every so often there are unexpected delights in the garden and this week seems to have delivered more than its fair share.  I have grown Tragopodon crocifolius for years, well I have I have grown it, what I actually mean is that I grew it from seed probably around 8 years ago and it has... Read More
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Touch Zone Behavior--Firmware 4.14.12777 Question

I just updated my Kobo Aura HD to Firmware Version 4.14.12777. I have my options set so that tapping on the bottom of the screen should bring up the control menu. Now nothing happens when I tap on the bottom the screen This worked correctly before I updated. (I'm not sure what firmware version I was on before--it was several versions ago.) Tapping on the top of the screen still brings up the menu as expected. And if I set the tap zones so that tapping on the middle of the screen to bring ...
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‘The president's insane’: book by CNN's Jim Acosta charts Trump war on press

Reporter credits Bannon for ‘enemy of the people’ lineUse of unnamed sources may reignite battle with presidentDonald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective Democratic opposition then spiraled out of control, according to an eagerly awaited new book by one of the chief targets of the president’s fury. Related: 'Queen of shade': five times Nancy Pelosi got the better of Trump Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Media, Republicans, World news, US news, Cnn, US politics, Television industry, US constitution and civil liberties, US television industry, US press and publishing, Donald Trump, Trump Administration, Steve Bannon, Politics books, Law (US

In Perspective...

S ome quiet time away for a few days I think. I'm beat. Before I go, a note about my FREE ENOUGH Final Online Sharing Series .  Sorry if I become confusing, but I'm just being me, doing the best I can day to day, working with what I have and trying to share it. And I'm getting old and tired of a lot of other bullshit. Part 1 - THOUGHT CATCHING ,  has been in progress since April 1. And it has turned into a slow conversation. At least with myself and with others who might chime...
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Nightmode script for H2O Edition 2 Version 2

Hello I have make a simple script based on kfmon to make nightmode enabled or disabled based on the FeatureSettings on the Config file. There is my Github url: https://github.com/skymix/koboh20_nightmode Any help will be welcomed! It was working on H20 Edition 2 Version 22 Mark7 and FW 4.14 Some adds could be make but this works for me now like a charm!! Use this at your own risk :D Namaste ;D ------------------------ Skymix Kobo GloHD Mark 6 Kobo ClaraHD Mark 7 Kobo H2O V2 E2 M...
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More Than Meets The Seeker Variants That Could Have Been

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'Jim gets it': Acosta says in new book Trump war on press started as an act

CNN reporter credits Bannon for ‘enemy of the people’ lineUse of unnamed sources may reignite battle with presidentDonald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective Democratic opposition then spiraled out of control, according to an eagerly awaited new book by one of the chief targets of the president’s fury. Related: 'Queen of shade': five times Nancy Pelosi got the better of Trump Continue reading...
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Around the Place

Weeding, weeding, weeding. . . It's a pleasure to be out in the morning before things heat up. Sitting on the bench under the willow would be nice but there's something elemental about sitting in the dirt and getting up close and personal with nature. Well, not too close. The Arum Dracunculus smells of carrion . . .  And the leaves of the Spider Plant (Tradescantia) can cause a rash.   Better perhaps to observe from  a distance. This is the second time...
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Things to Draw

Grow your creative skills with these things to draw! Step by step guides will give you easy and cool drawing ideas! Are you ready to learn how to draw?   Things to Draw Print out a step by step drawing tutorial for this beautiful rose and sketch on paper. These tutorials are a perfect way to practice drawing. Just follow the simple steps and you will soon be able to master anything. How to Draw a Rose Drawing faces can be difficult at first until you get the proportions right. Here is a grea...
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How to Draw a Rose

Learn how to draw a rose with these step by step instructions. With just a few strokes you will be drawing beautiful roses! This easy to follow tutorial makes it perfect for beginners and even kids! After you have drawn this beautiful flower try one of these things to draw. There are some great drawing tutorials! How to Draw a Rose Print of this step by step guide and keep it handy while you make your rose drawing. Rose Drawing Step by Step Tutorial Start by drawing an oval shape Draw a s...
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“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a... Source
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Albert Camus and the problem of absurdity

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French philosopher and novelist whose works examine the alienation inherent in modern life and who is best known for his philosophical concept of the absurd. He explored these ideas in his famous novels, The Stranger (1942), The Plague (1947), and The Fall (1956), as well as his philosophical essays, The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) and The Rebel (1951). He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.Camus was born to a poor family in war torn French Algeria. His...
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Kid Konnection: Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves

Every weekend, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekly feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a fun picture book that's perfect for summer reading! Summary: It’s summertime, and you’re invited for a rollicking day at the pool with Charlie and his pet dragon (and best friend!), Rosie. But be careful—swimming with a dragon can be, um, challenging. As Rosie and Charlie blow bubbles (don’t forget your umbrella!), practice flutte...
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Women are happier without children or a spouse, says happiness expert

Behavioural scientist Paul Dolan says traditional markers of success no longer applyWe may have suspected it already, but now the science backs it up: unmarried and childless women are the happiest sub-group in the population. And they are more likely to live longer than their married and child-rearing peers, according to a leading expert in happiness.Speaking at the Hay festival on Saturday, Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics, said the latest eviden...
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Weekend Cooking: Giveaway of Genuine Pizza by Michael Schwartz

I have a weakness for pizza. We probably eat it more than we should. Wait! Is that even a thing? Probably not, especially when you're making your own pizza at home from scratch. Our favorite way to cook pizza is to grill it, and hasn't really changed much since I first wrote about it almost 10 years ago. So, you may ask, Why would I need another pizza cookbook? I didn't know I did until I received Michael Schwartz's Genuine Pizza via the Abrams Dinner Party. Then I realized there is always s...
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One author, multiple names: non-latin script support

I deal with books in multiple language with the Merge book records and it works well. I can get let's say a specific Spanish author's book in original language and in English under the same record. But now, let's say my wife is Japanese, we want to keep on single book Library because we can both read book in multiple languages. With the same principle in mind, I can add a book in Japanese and possibly put it together with its English translation. Whether I search for it in JP or in EN I'll ...
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Going for Calibre Server, getting rid of Calibre desktop?

I want to ask if using only Calibre Server is a viable solution. In other words, are the possibilities offered by Calibre server web interface iso with what desktop offers? I've got my main Calibre library on my previous laptop. It's grown big I don't want to move it on each new computer I get, so I thought it was time to put it on a lan facing screen-less server, so that I can actually get to it from any machine. So far so good, works well. I just can't find how to Merge Book Records on the ...
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NEW Release Book for Women Only. Free Promo

Hi, dear women! The book is new. Short time for 0,99 (regular price 4,99$) $ and Kindle Unlimited. It will be free on Amazon from 02. June till 06. June 2019 "Practical Guide from My Happily Married Granny for Women Only: How to Find Mr. Right, Your Soulmate and Have Happy Relationships" You Need to Know This before Marriage to Avoid Wrong Decision, Mistakes and Divorce. Your reviews will be highly appreciated. You can find this book here! Kind regards
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Is it Actually Bad to Have 100 Browser Tabs Open?

KREUS/Shutterstock Through all of human history, a mess of tabs has been a sign of poor productivity. But that 100-tab habit could be the secret to your productivity, so long as you have the right extensions and hardware. The Case for 100 Tabs When it comes to productivity, everyone has different needs. Some people like to write to-do lists, some people like to stand while they work, and others like to keep 100 tabs (or more!) open at a time. If you’re the kind of person that loves a mes...
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Calibre not recognizing Kobo on Chromebook

Hello I've recently got a Chromebook, and decided to try and use Linux to install Calibre and convert all my Kindle books over to my Kobo. Having never used Linux before, I've managed (with much googling) to install Calibre, copy my books onto it and convert them to EPUB. The only thing I'm stuck on is that I have my Kobo connected to my Chromebook, but Calibre can't see it. Here's the debug log from Calibre: calibre 3.42 embedded-python: True is64bit: True Linux-4.19.26-03278-g71dc68f9c9d...
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couverture automatique lors de l'import de fichiers

Bonjour, Je viens de faire une mise à jour de calibre 3.39 vers 3.42. Depuis cette mise à jour, lors de l'import d'un fichier PDf ou d'un fichier EPUB, je n'ai qu'une couverture générique vide. Y a t-il un paramètre à modifier quelque part dans les 'Préférences' de Calibre ou ailleurs ? La seule solution que j'ai trouvée actuellement est :soit d'ouvrir le fichier et de faire un screenshot de la couverture puis de la coller à la place de la couverture générique, soit de faire une recherche su...
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MobileRead Week in Review: 05/18 - 05/25

What was going on this week at MobileRead? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something! E-Book General - NewsNook Glowlight Plus has a 7.8" Screen, Will Retail for $199
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Action Urquhart, Paul: The Turmoil (1915)

"Paul Urquhart" is the pseudonym of Ladbroke Black and Thomas Meech. Although published as a book in 1915, is was serialised in 1914 and was clearly written before WW1. An adventurous young man stumbles on a brutal murder and a distraught young woman. A gang of unknown origin bashes him unconscious and kidnaps the young woman. From that launching point we step into the murky world of anarchists, meet an eccentric inventor and his new airplane, and uncover the secret of the murder and the kidnap...
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Kindle Touch 4th Generation does not render published font correctly

I am using Calibre to create an ebook in the Urdu language. The language is written from right to left. The whole book is in Unicode and uses UTF-8 encoding. If I open the book in TextEdit on Mac. Mac shows the book like this: When using default Kindle fonts like Caecilia this is how it looks like However, when I use the published font i.e. the TTF font I have embedded in the ebook. It doesn't join the characters the way it's supposed to for languages like Arabic/Urdu. It shows each lette...
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UK's first black police chief asks why he remains the only one

Michael Fuller, who led Kent force, says many women have broken into top ranks but not black officersBritain’s first black chief constable has questioned why no one has been given the opportunity to follow his path, despite the talent available.Michael Fuller was expressing his concerns to an audience at Hay festival, where he also asked why the Football Association had not done more to combat racism against players, and revealed he was approached to join the Masons. Continue reading...
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