From an email: HarperCollins Spring Ebook Sale

Ends 4/19 at 11:59pm ET. U.S. only. Quote: Time is running out, bookworms! Load up those e-readers with a truly great collection of e-books—from popular historical fiction to bestselling thrillers to essential nonfiction—each at $4.99 or less. And check out our kid and teen e-book sale here. Now through April 19, 2020, at 11:59pm ET, from your favorite e-retailers. U.S. residents only. https://info.harpercollins.com/spring-ebook-sale/
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Do you find size or resolution more important for pdf reading?

I sometimes read that small screens are fine for pdfs, as long as they have good resolution. Also complaints about screens which have weaker resolution. Now I have an astigmatism, so for me, size is a lot more important than resolution. What are your experiences?
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Sweden Votes NO to Regulating Firearm Magazines

Sweden has still not voted about how and when the EU Firearms Directive (EU Gun Ban) is going to be introduced. Many parties want to use the EU’s minimum requirement, which in many ways already is quite close to the current Swedish legislation. Others want to use the occasion to introduce legislation that goes way […] Read More … The post Sweden Votes NO to Regulating Firearm Magazines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Blue Flower Baby

Spring Baby in the midst of a pandemic. I will just keep on working because what else can I do? We are well into Spring here in Boston- daffodils and trees beginning to leaf out. Lots of the green shoots in the garden are cropped at about 4″ high by voracious rabbits. Other plants are not touched. It is good to see the garden come to life as everything else in the world feels like it has stopped.
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What “I’m Sorry” Means When it’s Used to Manipulate You

 Written by Writer’s Corps member Emily Desanctis   “I’m sorry” carries a lot of weight when it’s genuine. Saying it requires vulnerability to admit wrongdoing and the hurt that that wrongdoing has inflicted on the person you’re apologizing to. To be truly sorry means feeling regret or sorrow over an unfortunate situation and your role in […]
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Hi Guys I am trying to connect the above reader to Calibre. While recognising the PRS-T1 I keep getting a message window saying "error communicating with device. Any help much appreciated. Cheers frankyddog
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Can I make calibre auto tag books i add based on their path/folder name?

Hello, I'm trying to move my old library structure into calibre(from another software), which is already sorted by folder structure: books\genre\series name\filname.epub as calibre doesn't support structure editing, is there a way to auto tag added books based on the path/folder name to save me the hassle to go thru tagging 800+ books?
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SAF Sues Georgia County, Judge Asserting Deprivation of Rights

The Second Amendment Foundation is pursuing legal action against Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood. Bellevue, WA -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed suit in federal district court in Georgia, in a case alleging Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood have violated the constitutional rights of citizens by ordering that the county would not accept applications for Weapons Carry Licenses during the coronavirus outb...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Georgia, Sacramento Calif, Cherokee County, Walters, Keith Wood, The Foundation, FPC, Probate Court, Second Amendment Foundation, Brandon Combs, Gun Rights News, Second Amendment Foundation SAF, Adam Kraut, Alan M Gottlieb

anyway to see where biggest files are located from within koreader?

On my Paperwhite 4, I have about 3.71GB free. I was curious how the 2.x GB was being used so I went to settings => device management => storage manager and it says I have 2.x GB in 'other'. I assume that's because my koreader documents are stored in /mnt/us/ebooks which is a non standard directory. Apart from running du -chs to see where the files are stored via ssh; is there anyway to see where most of my storage space is from within koreader?
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Trick : enable landscape or portrait

Hi guys, I just want to give you a little trick : with FW 4.19.x and above, if you don't have a Kobo Forma or Kobo Libra H2O eReader (because this function already exists on thoose 2 devices), you can activate an icon to choose landscape or portrait (except on mini). To activate this icon, you just have to activate the developer mode : edit Kobo eReader.conf (you will find it in .kobo/Kobo folder (notepad ++ recommend if you use windows) and add this line to [DeveloperSettings] (if you can't ...
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Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX Tactical Light Review – Pre-Order & Save

Jim gives us a quick review of the Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX Tactical Light. For a more in-depth review read Mr. Roberts' Streamlight TLR-7 Compact Weapon Light Break-Down article. The new Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX is bright, compact and affordable. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to pistol-mounted, tactical lights like the Streamlight TLR series, I'm very picky. The light must have great battery-life, above-average illumination, and a compact, durable body. Plus, it should ideally use c...
Tags: Guns, Product Reviews, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, TLR, Jim Grant, Streamlight, PPQ, Weapons Lights, Roberts Streamlight, TLR 7A FLEX

POTD: Shooting from Strange Positions

Photo Of The Day – We take a look at shooting from difficult, awkward and strange positions. The pictures are from a local competition in Sweden, at Spillepengen. Picture above: A wheelbarrow turned upside down isn’t the best of supports, but you use what you’ve got to get the job done. Interesting combination of colors on […] Read More … The post POTD: Shooting from Strange Positions appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Kindle versus Kobo?

Is Kobo overtaking or has it surpassed the Kindle readers as far as features and price are concerned? A no advertising Kindle Oasis 8 GB WiFi reader is $270 when not on sale. The equivalent Kobo Libre is $170. Virtually the same physical size, weight and screen resolution. Is the Kindle worth the extra $100 and if so why? Kobo introduced screen color temperature adjustable illumination 4 years ago and has offered it on about 5 models with screen sizes from 6" to 8". Only the Kindle Oasis 1...
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TorkMag 35, 40 and 50 round AR Magazines – Review

TorkMag 35, 40 and 50 round AR Magazines – Review U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Founded in 2014, TorkMag has been manufacturing AR and pistol magazines with a unique twist.  Instead of relying solely on the traditional coil spring employed by nearly every other manufacturer, TorkMag products spring to the next level of complexity.  How does this new design fare?  Let's see. Besides just running a coil spring, TorkMag's mags also include a “constant force” (clock type spring) spring.  Imagine a tap...
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Concealed Carry Corner: The Importance of Medical

Every week, we sit down and look at different aspects of the concealed carry realm, but medical is often something that goes without much coverage. Some of you may disagree, but being in a situation where someone may need medical help is much greater than being in a self-defense situation. Whether it’s witnessing a bad […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: The Importance of Medical appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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J.J. Abrams Is Making Justice League Dark and The Shining TV Shows

Justice League Dark is finally happening, though not in the way we’d expected. J.J. Abrams has set his first three shows at streaming service HBO Max, which include a show set in DC’s Justice League Dark universe and an unusual take on The Shining.Read more...
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Daily Gun Deals: S&W M&P15-22 Sport .22lr Rifle w/ M&P Red Dot Optic & Case $379.99

S&W M&P 15-22 Sport .22LR Rifle Deal April2020 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Palmetto State Armory has a package deal on the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport Rifle in 22LR with an M&P Red Dot Optic & a rifle case, all for just $379.99. The Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport rifle variations retail for up to $470.00 different places online all by itself, so this like getting the red-dot optic and rifle case for FREE. Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport Optics Ready Kit The M&P15-22 Sport rifle is now available ...
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How to define cover layout converting to epub?

I want to convert html books to epub via "Convert books" dialogue. I don't have covers and want to create them during conversion. Where can I define the layout and text for the covers? When creating covers in the "Edit metadata" dialogue I have the settings to define layout, colors and templates. But where do I do that during conversion or as a general setting beforehand?
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Deceptive VA Gun Grab Enabled by Deliberately Changed Demographics

Mr. Jefferson could not be reached for comment – which is probably OK since his statue will no doubt be coming down anyway, as soon as the “fundamental transformation” is complete. (Moms Demand Action – VA/Facebook) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- “Virginia Democrats Delivered on Gun Violence Prevention,” an ARL Now promo piece by Del. Patrick Hope, Democrat, naturally, claims. “Virginia Democrats made gun violence prevention a central campaign theme in the 2019 election. Legislators finally listene...
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This Day in History: Thomas Blanchard, Gunstock Duplicating Lathe Inventor, Dies

Detail of the Blanchard Lathe, showing a stock being cut from the master. (T. Logan Metesh) Massachusetts –-(Ammoland.com)- On April 16, 1864, Thomas Blanchard died at the age of 75. He spent his entire life inventing all sorts of things, but some of his best-known creations were for the arms industry. Thomas Blanchard later in life (wikipedia) Blanchard’s life as an inventor focused not on creating new things altogether, but on making existing things faster and easier. His first inventio...
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New Jersey’s Top Cop: Second Amendment Not Essential ~ VIDEO

Opinion New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- Colonel Patrick Callahan is the highest-ranking police officer in the State of New Jersey. Watch our video where Colonel Patrick Callahan agrees that the Second Amendment is not essential and supported the closure of gun stores and ranges. Under New Jersey's Governor, Murphy’s executive order Colonel Patrick Callahan has the authority to reopen gun stores and ranges so citizens have the ability to protect themselves and learn firearm safety, while also re...
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Kentei Proficiency Test Commemorative Optimus Prime Exclusive

Thanks to our friend Darth at Prime World, we have an in-hand look at the Kentei Proficiency Test Commemorative Optimus Prime exclusive figure. The toy is a fully painted version of the Bumblebee Movie Energon Igniters Legend class toys.
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CCI Takes the Top Spot for Most-Purchased Handgun Ammunition in 2019

In a recent report by Southwick Associates, it was revealed that CCI took the number one spot as the most-purchased handgun ammunition for 2019. The report was generated by surveying more than 20,000 gun owners which included hunters and recreational through ShooterSurvey.com and HunterSurvey.com. CCI Takes the Top Spot for Most-Purchased Handgun Ammunition in 2019 […] Read More … The post CCI Takes the Top Spot for Most-Purchased Handgun Ammunition in 2019 appeared first on The Firearm Blog. ...
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Below the Radar: The Urban Progress Act of 2020

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Omnibus bills are often tools that can be used for all sorts of mischief. They end up being behemoths that nobody can really read, much less understand, in time to make an informed vote. That means all sorts of stuff can be slipped in there… and to paraphrase what Nancy Pelosi once said, you don’t find out what’s in there until it’s passed. HR 6318, The Urban Progress Act, introduced by Representative Robi...
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Former ATF Agent Mocks New Gun Owners, Compares them to Tiger King

Screenshot from C-Span video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- David Chipman is a former ATF agent. He found a new gig as a spokesman for those who want the population disarmed. David Chipman's latest attempt at scaring Americans away from exercising their Second Amendment rights seems rather ham-handed. From cheddar.com : David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor at the Giffords organization said hopelessness, anxiety and fear might cause people to try to use firear...
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Want to better manage titles/meta data

Hi Everyone, To keep this simple, I have a collection for each series I have. In the collection, I would love to either add a reading order / book # field or simply add two digits to the beginning of the title to better sort. i.e. 01 - Book Name. What would be the easiest, most non-intrusive way, of doing this? I assume I would have to jailbreak my kindle, download and de-drm my books, edit the titles, and side load them back to my kindle? I am using a Kindle Paperwhite Gen 10 (2018). T...
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New Rite in the Rain All-weather 25m Multipurpose Target, MOA Grid

Rite in the Rain released its new all-weather 25m rifle target. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Rite in the Rain is a company with a singular goal: make paper products that are impervious to the elements. Some of their earlier hit products include a dope sheet and shooting journal, which in this editor's opinion are a must-have if shooting in inclement weather. Using traditional “Shooter’s MOA” will get you close, but precision demands accuracy. This includes accurate math. “True-MOA” adjustment grids...
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New Dune Movie Still On For December Release

The new movie is still showing a December 2020 release date according to Vanity Fair. It also looks like it is actually going to be two movies. The article from TOR is here: https://www.tor.com/2020/04/14/every...8daca66453a1ba Apache
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Comic book artist Dustin Nguyen talks ‘Batman Tales,’ ‘Descender’/’Ascender’ and missing comic conventions

It’s been years now, but Dustin Nguyen still remembers what it was like to illustrate his first-ever issue of “Batman” — No. 626 in 2004 — as a young artist for DC Comics. “It was really intimidating,” he says from his home studio in Fountain Valley. “My first Batman run was right after Jim Lee’s Batman — no, Eduardo Risso’s Batman, who was another hero of mine. So super-intimidating. “But you know, the great thing about jumping on Batman is so many artists have worked on him that you kind of br...
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Comic book artist Dustin Nguyen talks ‘Batman Tales,’ ‘Descender’/’Ascender’ and missing comic conventionss

It’s been years now, but Dustin Nguyen still remembers what it was like to illustrate his first-ever issue of “Batman” — No. 626 in 2004 — as a young artist for DC Comics. “It was really intimidating,” he says from his home studio in Fountain Valley. “My first Batman run was right after Jim Lee’s Batman — no, Eduardo Risso’s Batman, who was another hero of mine. So super-intimidating. “But you know, the great thing about jumping on Batman is so many artists have worked on him that you kind of br...
Tags: Books, Denver Broncos, Sport, Gotham, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Chargers, Melvin Gordon, Batman, Dc, Seattle, Keenan Allen, Alice, Damon Lindelof, Stubhub

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