Short Fiction Stevenson, Robert Louis: New Arabian Nights (1882); v1, 4 April 2020

First published in 1882 in twwo volumes, as a boxed set. Volume 1 contained the two story cycles, "The Suicide Club" and "The Rajah's Diamond", in the manner of the "Arabian Nights" tales but set in contemporary times. Volume 2 contained the remaining stand-alone stories. 1: The Suicide Club Story Of The Young Man With The Cream Tarts Story Of The Physician And The Saratoga Trunk The Adventure Of The Hansom Cabs 2: The Rajah’s Diamond Story Of The Bandbox Story Of The Young Man ...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Robert Louis Stevenson, Suicide Club, Stevenson Robert Louis, Florizel, Francis Villon

Golumpki Cabbage Rolls

A polish favourite. Easy to make. If you don't use all the filling mix it in with the sauce. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Cosmic Brownies

Moist & chocolatey. The brownies are good with or without the icing. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Sewing Video – Face Masks for Hospitals

A Facebook group called Ozark Face Masks for Cox and Mercy Hospitals is organizing volunteers to sew masks for our local hospitals using kits with materials they provide and that the hospitals know can go through their sterilization process. They organize curbside pick-up of kits and drop-off of the finished masks at churches in Springfield and Branson Missouri. [Author: PaMdora]
Tags: Crafts, Facebook, Masks, Sewing, Springfield, Branson Missouri, PaMdora, COVID-19, COVID-19 masks, Ozark Face Masks for Cox

Your Schedule for the Day

It's raining here today. Again. There is snow in the forecast for the week ahead. That is NOT helping things and I don't want to talk about it. This morning, the kids were feeling the lag that such grey days... [Author: SouleMama]
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University presses offering free books legally

From Public Books database: https://www.publicbooks.org/public-books-database/ Quote: With university classrooms and libraries shuttered because of the COVID-19 crisis, scholars are facing disruptions not only in their teaching lives but also in their ability to access research materials. In response, many academic presses have made hundreds of their titles freely accessible online. The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single locatio...
Tags: Books, News, Princeton University Press, Public Books Database

Friday Night Lights: Northrop Grumman MARK VII – 10km Day/Night Vision LRF

Have you ever tried to use a laser range finder (LRF) at night? Try it with night vision. The ones made for hunting seem to have coatings that block infrared light making it harder to see through them at night. Well, the US Government had the MARK VII made by Northrop Grumman. It is a […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Northrop Grumman MARK VII – 10km Day/Night Vision LRF appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Editorial, Northrop Grumman, LRF, Friday Night Lights, Night Vision, Laser Range Finder, Mark Vii

Magazine subscription question

Anyone subscribe to magazines on your kindle (or kindle app)? I remember a criticism I heard about was that after so many issues have gone by the older ones drop off and you cannot access them anymore. Is this true?
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle

pinch-to-zoom for Glowlight 7.8"?

I'm looking into getting the GL 7.8", but I need to be able to pinch-to-zoom. I'd like to ask to for a favor from those of you who who the 7.8": (1) Could you please sideload an ereader app (e.g. alreader, ebookdroid) and see if pinch-to-zoom work for epub AND for pdf? (2) Bonus question: Could you sideload a browser and see if pinch-to-zoom AND scrolling work for webpages? MANY MANY thanks!
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble NOOK

Kuro Kara Kuri Megatron New Scale and Wing Images from Flame Toys

The official Flame Toys page has updated with some new images of the Kuro Kara Kuri Megatron release. Two new posts show off the scale of Megatron with the other figures with the Leader standing the tallest in the series this far. They have also shared of details on Megatron's Wings demonstrating they can be positioned near and far to the body.
Tags: Toys, Kuro Kara Kuri Megatron New Scale, Megatron s Wings

Swiss HUBERTEC Stgw 57 Upgrade Kits

Did you recognize the Swiss Sturmgewehr 57 in the top image? Amazing, isn’t it? This conversion done by a Swiss company called Hubertec looks like a very well thought out design that turns an ugly duckling like the Stgw 57 into such a beauty. Not only the converted rifles look cool but they also pack […] Read More … The post Swiss HUBERTEC Stgw 57 Upgrade Kits appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Swiss, AMT, Semi-Auto, Hubertec, SIG SG 510, STGW 57, Sturmgewehr 57

POTD: 47th Commando Raiding Group and Norwegian Army Soldiers

Did you have fun at work today? Before you start complaining check out the working conditions for these soldiers in our Photo Of The Day. These Royal Marines, assigned to 47 Commando Raiding Group, and the Norwegian Army soldiers, assigned to Combat Engineer Battalion/Brigade North, have surely seen better conditions on the sea. In the top image, […] Read More … The post POTD: 47th Commando Raiding Group and Norwegian Army Soldiers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Norway, Royal Marines, Photo of the Day, Norwegian Army, FN Minimi, Hk416n, 47 Commando Raiding Group, 47th Commando Raiding Group, Norwegian Army Soldiers, Commando Raiding Group, Combat Engineer Battalion Brigade North

JMAC Customs M4-AKM Adapter – AR Stocks on Your AK

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Is your AK tired and wore out? Should it really have been just put out of its misery before it was shipped here in a parts bin from whatever communist country it came from? If they were making a Viagra commercial for AKs, could your Ak star in that commercial? Have no worries friend, JMAC Customs has a huge selection of parts and upgrades to breathe new life into your old AK. Today we’re going to look at one of those parts, their M4-AKM adapter. What this does, is all...
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E-reader, for library books & PDFs with some caveats

I have been reading these forums for a few hours and haven’t quite found the answer to my search for a “middle-of-the-road” e-reader. I am looking to buy an e-reader primarily to read books, in e-ink, downloaded via overdrive from my public library. I do have a Prime account and I do use audible, but I mostly use audible on my iPhone. I do not buy many books - I mostly borrow them. I am also, however, interested in a few functionalities: 1) PDF reading: I am a graduate student and would ...
Tags: Books, Evernote, Macbook, Which one should I buy

Anti-Gunners Demand Gun Shop Closures; Have They Lost the Gun Fight?

Bare shelves are a common sight at gun stores during any panic – but it's good to see gun companies coming together in spite of shortages. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Two billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobbying groups—Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and the Seattle-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility—have launched an all-out effort to convince state officials across the country to close gun shops during the COVID-19 pandemic panic. Everytown has even turned loose its legal sta...
Tags: New York, Guns, Washington, Bellevue, Washington State, Seattle, Michael Bloomberg, Cisa, Trump, Nra, Wade, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Jay Inslee, Seattle Times, Keane, Gottlieb

Bots & Brackets Great 8! - Multiversal Games Begin Today - Vote Dinobot vs Overlord

It is time for the Great 8! The multiversal games begin today. Who will move on to the Final Four? You decide!Beast Era VS IDW Comic No. 1 seed DINOBOT VS No. 1 seed OVERLORDVote now here - https://www.facebook.com/TFormerscom/posts/10159541835742802Make sure you vote in all four games today! They rest can be found at:Optimus Prime (Cartoon) VS Grimlock (Marvel Comic)https://www.
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Chuck's Reviews Transformers Cyberverse Ultra Class Rack N' Ruin

While I don't know much about Rack N' Ruin the character, the toy is really fun with an intuitive transformation that results in a solid vehicle mode. The Spark Armor "Gimmick" doesn't hinder the articulation of the figure and is quite fun. Rack N' Ruin is definitely worth an addition to your collection.
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TransArt Skateboard Gorilla Color Images for Unofficial TM Optimus Primal

Thanks to Trans Art Toys @TransArtToys, who have posted some new color images of their pending Skateboard Gorilla Color Images for Unofficial TM Optimus Primal project that is slated for release September 2020.As we can all see this 21.5 cm / 8.5 inch figure is really stands out with some colors on it that looks to include the full vac-metal treatment like the 1998 Beast Wars release.
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sarah waters - tipping the velvet

hello i am new here :) i hope i dont break the rules i came with this wonderfull book i hope you like the link to get the book https://tinyurl.com/tipping-the-velvet
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In Docx to ePub Conversion window, wanna add Kobo Forma in the "Output Profile" list

I am in the Conversion screen. On the top-left it says "Input format:docx". On the right-top corner, it says "Output Format: Epub". On the left side, I choose "Page Layout". The middle-top of the window is the "Output profile" section. There's a lot of devices there, but not Kobo Forma. How can I add my Kobo Forma, which has specs of 1440 × 1920 and 300 PPI, to the list?
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Look at this amazing popsicle stick house

Wow. That's all I can manage to get out of my keyboard, I'm so astonished by how gorgeous and dedicated this wonderful crafted popsicle stick house is. IMGURian @dawilah is taking this to a completely different level. I love it. The build video is glorious. I feel a real fondness for the medium, as a GenXer who was taught to do craft projects in the 1970s. Oh yeah we used popsicle sticks. Popsicle stick house
Tags: Art, Crafts, Post, News, Craft, Quarantine, Stayathome, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19, Quarantine Crafting

Cannot get pop-up footnotes to appear on Android Kindles

I've been trying to get pop-up footnotes work on my MOBI file. It's really hit or miss. They DO work on an E Ink Kindle I have (not sure what model -- I think it's just the most basic Kindle). They also work in Calibre. They DO NOT work in two different Android Kindle apps. In both these apps, the footnote reference link sends you back to where the note is located at the end of the chapter (like a normal footnote would). However, on both these Kindle apps, I am reading other books that DO hav...
Tags: Books, Kindle Formats, Mobi

Broken viewer

So I'm not sure exactly when this happened, I usually read on other devices, but my 'E-book viewer' has stopped working. It brings up a window that is entirely in black. It has a title bar, and...nothing. This is on Windows 10, normal install of Calibre 64-bit. I mean, I have a reasonable amount of plug-ins, but none of those do anything in the viewer, right? Some clues: 1) This happened a while back, but _after_ the new viewer. I know that was working at some point. 2) It's not actually brok...
Tags: Books, Calibre

USFWS Solicits Input on New E-Bike Wildlife Refuge Rules

USFWS is soliciting public input on new proposed regulations on e-bike use in wildlife refuges. USA -(AmmoLand.com)- To increase recreational use on public lands for all Americans, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to adopt regulations on the use of electric bicycles (otherwise known as “e-bikes”) in units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The proposed e-bike rule will open new opportunities to the millions of Americans who visit national wildlife refuges each year,” said ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Service, YouTube Channel, Wildlife Service, Interior, U S Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, Conservation News, Aurelia Skipwith

A 'banned book' bookshelf

What a fantastic project. “I made a 'banned-book' bookshelf with a hidden compartment,” says IMGURian @honestworkdesigns. “Sliding dado door serves as hidden compartment at the back of bottom shelf.” @honestworkdesigns Brilliant. I made a "banned-book" bookshelf with a hidden compartment
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Generations Selects Super Megatron Comic English Translations

Well well, it didn't take very long at all for someone to do Translations of Generations Selects Super Megatron Comic that was just released. Thanks to the man behind the wonderful Cybertronian TRG books, Doug Dlin was kind enough to translate both volumes and share them by way of BWTF.com. Many thanks to Doug and Ben for making this happen.
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I made the stupid mistake of moving my calibre collection of several thousand ebooks, from the past decade to a network share and accessing it from a remote location at the same time that it was open on my computer. As a result, the database was corrupted and I cannot access it anymore. Even the 'repair database' fails, as does import from previous backup. Is there any way that I can rebuild the database to a new one? Deleting the metadata.db file (after moving to backup) and restarting calibr...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Sigil crashes with fatal OpenGL error

My sigil is now crashing with the following OpenGL error. Code: Error info: Fatal: Failed to create OpenGL context for format QSurfaceFormat(version 2.0, options QFlags(), depthBufferSize 24, redBufferSize -1, greenBufferSize -1, blueBufferSize -1, alphaBufferSize -1, stencilBufferSize 8, samples 0, swapBehavior QSurfaceFormat::DefaultSwapBehavior, swapInterval 1, colorSpace QSurfaceFormat::DefaultColorSpace, profile  QSurfaceFormat::NoProfile) Sigil version: 0.9.16 Runtime Qt: 5.12....
Tags: Books, Intel, Sigil, Nvidia, KDE Plasma, Mageia, American Megatrends

Set UNIX Permissions of files in library

Is there a way to set the UNIX file permissions on files and directories Calibre creates in a library when a new book is added? That is something like a chmod mask? I like to set the setgid bit on directories so any new file or directories inherits the group of the parent directory. This way I can create a common group "media" and add any user that need access to the file or directories (e.g. myself, LazyLibrarian, etc.) to that group. To do this directorys need to be 2775 and files 0664. Than...
Tags: Books, Library Management

my kitchen is filled with projects

My kitchen counter and window sill are lined with my projects. From the near end, I have seed potatoes and a few sweet potatoes sprouting, my sprouter is waiting for it’s next use and there are some seeds for sprouting and microgreens, potted basil and thyme (I just trimmed it for the split pea soup...
Tags: Gardening

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