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Find, Fix, Finish

Having recently read Relentless Strike, a history of Joint Special Operations Command, from before its actual formation up through Operation Neptune Spear, I then picked up Killer Elite, which is more specifically a history of "The Activity", which is JSOC's in-house intelligence outfit.Consisting of "knob turners", or signals intelligence guys, as well as more conventional human intelligence operatives, this is the organization in JSOC responsible for the "Find" and "Fix" parts before the doork...
Tags: Books, Guns, History, Columbia, Tam, Yugoslavia, Joint Special Operations Command, Neat-o, JSOC, Operation Neptune Spear


Signs and Portents

That's it, game over, man. Game over! What're we supposed to do now, man? We're in some real pretty shit now. https://t.co/Eg5ghLc8gq — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) April 19, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tamara, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, My G-g-g-generation


Books: Garden Perfection

One of the worst things about the covid virus -- at least in our part of the country -- is that all the gardens are closed. That means I can't visit Hillwood, the former estate of Post cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, which is always fabulous in springtime. While many... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Post, Books, Gardening, Designers, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Hillwood, Post Cereal, Historic Landscapes & Preservation, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Perry Wheeler, Innocenti & Webel, Museum & Gardens


Muddy Buddies the BEST Recipe

Muddy Buddies are crispy cereal coated in a mixture of chocolate, peanut butter, and butter, and dusted with powdered sugar. An easy no-bake recipe that is super yummy. You might also like my Valentine’s Puppy Chow or use this Muddy Buddy recipe to tell a friend you miss them with these miss my buddies gift ... Read More about Muddy Buddies the BEST Recipe The post Muddy Buddies the BEST Recipe appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Sweets


FansToys FT-41 Sheridan Toy Photography Gallery by Dio Dio

These new shots by Dio Dio of FansToys FT-41 Sheridan reflect on the highly memorable Transformers G1 episode, "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court" (1985). Transported back in time, the Transformers find themselves in King Arthur's court of all places. The Autobots team up with the humans to faceoff against the evil Decepticons in a medieval way when Warpath comes to the rescue.
Tags: Toys, Arthur, Sheridan, Warpath, FansToys FT, Sheridan Toy Photography Gallery, Dio Dio


Daily Prime - Takara Voyagers of Transformers Animated Optimus Prime

Many don't know that I have one of the largest Optimus Prime collections in the World with 1000s of toys and ephemera items spanning from Takara's Diaclone up to the latest Hasbro Earthrise releases. I have been wanting to show this stuff for years. So here goes, my first attempt at sharing the plethora of Prime goodies I have collected over the decades.
Tags: Toys, Hasbro, Optimus, Takara


The Daily Prime - Takara Voyagers of Transformers Animated Optimus Prime

Many don't know that I have one of the largest Optimus Prime collections in the World with 1000s of toys and ephemera items spanning from Takara's Diaclone up to the latest Hasbro Earthrise releases. I have been wanting to show this stuff for years. So here goes, my first attempt at sharing the plethora of Prime goodies I have collected over the decades.
Tags: Toys, Hasbro, Optimus, Takara


POTD: The AP3X Pistol – Auto Pistol Triple X

Ivan Šantić is a Concept Designer from Zagreb, Croatia, trained at the famous school Hyper Island. Today we’re taking a closer look at his concept design AP3X (Automatic Pistol Triple X). Looking at the barrel of this pistol, I think that whatever comes out of there is going to have a bit of a challenge with […] Read More … The post POTD: The AP3X Pistol – Auto Pistol Triple X appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Zagreb Croatia, Photo of the Day, Pistols, Hyper Island, Concept Gun, Ivan Šantić, AP3X Pistol, X. Ivan Šantić


moving a non-DRM EPUB from iPad Books to Mac

I have what seems like a simple need, but Apple is of course making it hard.... I use Calibre almost weekly to create ePubs of my own Word documents, which I then email to myself and open in Books on the iPad. I annotate them on the iPad, often recording dozens or hundreds of notes. Now I would like to transfer that annotated book back to the Mac, and/or email it WITH NOTES INTACT to myself or a colleague. It look like Calibre Companion might do it, but if I understand things correctly it onl...
Tags: Apple, Books, Calibre Companion


30 sec reading: change and renewal

When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories


Sharon Drew Morgen Books

Sales on the Line: meeting the business demands of the 90s through phone partnering 1993 Sharon Drew’s first book – on how to facilitate buyers on the phone. Out of print. SOMEBODY Makes a Difference 1995 A delightful cartoon book about taking the risk to make a difference in your company. Out of print. Selling with Integrity: reinventing sales through collaboration, respect, and serving 1997 A NewYork Times Business Best seller – the first sales book on the NYT business bestseller’s list. A cla...
Tags: Books, Sales, Chicken Soup, Sharon Drew, Sharon Drew Morgen Books, NewYork Times Business Best, Work Chicken Soup


In honor of today's LSD anniversary, a sale on The Family Acid: California

On April 19, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman ingested 240 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, a curious compound he had synthesized for possible use as a respiratory and circulatory stimulant. An hour later, Hoffman wrote one sentence in his journal: "Beginning dizziness, feeling of anxiety, visual distortions, symptoms of paralysis, desire to laugh." As he rode his bicycle home, the effects intensified. Eventually though, the fear gave way to wonder. "Little by little I could begin ...
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Photography, Design, News, California, Devon, Vietnam, Kate, Lsd, Psychedelics, Mary, Hoffman, Tim Page, Tim Daly


Kindle 3 bricked - Kubrick no use - any ideas?

Hi all, My Kindle 3 is frozen on the boot page ("amazonkindle" across the top, silhouette of tree and reader, and progress bar stuck at about 15%). I've removed the back and checked the battery voltage: 3.7v. Plugging the device into a wall charger lights the yellow charging light for around 15 seconds, then it extinguishes. Sliding the power switch does nothing. Sometimes the light turns green for a few seconds, then it goes off. with random power-cycling it can be made to start booting, b...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Kubrick


Troubleshooting epub files

I buy my books in many different locations and use Calibre to remove the DRM for my own backup purposes and to read them on KOReader. Recently, I have two books that KOReader will not open. They both appear in the list of books. One looks normal but only has a blank page. Going to the next page brings up the end of book dialog. The other book just shows a message that the epub has an error instead of a book title. Both of these books open in Calibre and on the native Kobo side of my Kobo Aura ...
Tags: Books, Koreader


Home libraries boost child cognition. These are the best books for every age

Recent studies have shown that children who grow up with books at home have increased literacy, numeracy, and information communication technology skills in adulthood.Bookstores and libraries are great, but according to researchers, early exposure at the parental home matters because "books are an integral part of routines and practices that enhance lifelong cognitive competencies."While age doesn't necessarily dictate reading level, here are titles suitable for children from a few months old up...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Mississippi, Jimmy Fallon, Supreme Court, Children, Montana, Roald Dahl, America, Reading, New York Times, Innovation, Libraries, Harry Potter, Margaret Atwood, Baby


Looking for a hackable e-reader with touchscreen for app development

Hi, so I'm on the lookout for an e-reader that I can use for displaying web apps. It's main purpose would be displaying a dashboard with info about my smart home devices and a separate tab where I can take notes, mainly create shopping lists which are synced with my phone through home-assistant. I've seen Kobo e-readers are easily hackable and I found a Kobo Aura on Aliexpress for around $65 and a Kobo Touch for around $50. It doesn't need backlight, so a Kobo Touch would suffice. Which one woul...
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy


Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (081) - Der Giftpfeil d Wedda. V1.0 [German] 19.04.2020

Der Giftpfeil des Wedda. Es war am 14. Februar, als Harst beim Frühstück auf der Westterrasse Miß Honoria fragte, ob Albert Dracon (das war ja der Name des großen Verbrechers, der Honoria um die Erbschaft hatte betrügen wollen) ihr gegenüber, als sie beide noch Freunde gewesen, jemals ein Mädchen namens Lydia und den Küstenort Battikaloa auf Ceylon erwähnt habe. »Kurz vor seinem Tode,« fügte Harald erklärend hinzu, »hat Dracon uns noch gesagt, daß er eine Bitte hätte: »In Battikaloa wird Miß L...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Honoria, Harald, Auch, Namen, Lydia, Kurz, Kabel Walther, Stelle, Bitte, Lippen, Harald Harst, Der Giftpfeil, Albert Dracon, Battikaloa


Changed the battery, Paperwhite light gone

I just changed the battery in my 1st gen Paperwhite and now the light no longer works. I don’t see that I did any physical damage and my google search of the problem was inconclusive. Has anyone else experienced and overcome this?
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle


West Virginia: Attorney General Ensures Continuity of Carry Permits

West Virginia continues to safeguard the gun rights of its citizens. Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)-Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has advised West Virginia sheriffs that under current law, they may accept applications or renewals for a License to Carry Deadly Weapons (LCDW) by mail. AG Morrisey recognizes the importance of Second Amendment rights during these uncertain times, stating: “While we want our residents to be safe and practice good social distancing, we also want to ensure they can ...
Tags: Guns, West Virginia, Nra, Fairfax, Patrick Morrisey, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, AG Morrisey


Firearms Training Legend, Wes Doss, Suffers Stroke & Needs Our Help ~ VIDEO

Wes Doss of Khyber Training U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-Wes Doss is an amazing man. Wes has dedicated his life to helping others by keeping them safe as a soldier and a law enforcement officer and assisting them in reaching their goals as a firearms instructor. Wes has spent over 30 years in the military and criminal justice fields. Wes enlisted in the Army and served 21 years on active and reserve duty. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the military action in the Yugo...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Wes, Arizona, Army, John, Las Vegas, Nra, Yugoslavia, Northern Virginia, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Ammoland TV, Shooting Media News, AmmoLand News, Wes Doss


Firearms Training Legend, Wes Doss, Suffers Stroke and Needs Our Help

Wes Doss of Khyber Training U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-Wes Doss is an amazing man. Wes has dedicated his life to helping others by keeping them safe as a soldier and a law enforcement officer and assisting them in reaching their goals as a firearms instructor. Wes has spent over 30 years in the military and criminal justice fields. Wes enlisted in the Army and served 21 years on active and reserve duty. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the military action in the Yugo...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Wes, Arizona, Army, John, Las Vegas, Nra, Yugoslavia, Northern Virginia, John Crump, Shooting Industry News, Wes Doss, SIG SAUER Academy, Veritas Firearms LLC, John Crump John


A Mumbai Reno Done Right With Space & Style Upgrade

Design Storie has renovated this space by combing two apartments in Mumbai to increase the spatial footprint for a family of five. Post-renovation, the apartments have seen not only an clever improvement in space utilization but also an upgrade to aesthetics, in-built appliances in the kitchen, and a theme that ties the house together. About [...]
Tags: Post, Books, Mumbai, Storie, House tours, 4 BHK


Replacement display for PB626(2)

Hi friends, I crashed the display of my PocketBook Lux 3 (PB626(2)-y-ww). Because it is already the second reader I lost this way, I would not like to buy a 3th one. So I decided to try to repair the display. Unfortunately I can't find a shop where I can get the right one. The display in my crashed reader has the ID ED060XD4 (LF) U2-00. The PocketBook has the item-no. PB626(2)-y-ww. The display has a touch screen and is illuminated. Does anyone knows where I could buy this type of dis...
Tags: Books, PocketBook, Ali, Pocketbook Lux


[PDF → ePUB] Alternative to Calibre?

Hello, Like everyone here, I tried using Calibre to convert a PDF to ePUB… with mixed results. It's mostly OK, but there are small issues every few pages. "Heuristic Processing" and regexes didn't work to remove headers/footers and other unwanted parts. I also tried a few online sites… with no better result. Is Calibre the only open-source solution? Is there any tool to turn PDF → HTML, to see if I could clean up the HTML myself before turning it into ePUB? Thank you. -- Edit: I just read that ...
Tags: Books, Conversion


Hisense: Will Magisk root give Google Play Servives?

"How to root any Hisense device using Magisk". Devices like the Hisense A5 and Hisense A6L are listed: devices which both lack Google Play Services. Do you think a Magisk root would give us Google Play Servives?
Tags: Google, Books, Android Devices, Google Play Servives


Augury, Book 3 of the Crazed Trilogy by John H. Carroll

Augury, Book 3 of the Crazed Trilogy is available! Smashwords Amazon Amazon UK Description: Idiots have kidnapped Liselle, Child of Flowers and are keeping her prisoner in a ship's cabin where she’s unable to access her powers. The main concern of her captors is keeping her alive long enough to accomplish their radical goals. Her disciples, Teluith and Reben, are on their way to rescue her, but they made the mistake of rescuing people who they now need to get to safety. Tathan of the S...
Tags: Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Steve, Felina, Reben, Pelya Jornin, John H Carroll, Smashwords Amazon Amazon, Tathan, Ryallon, Liselle, Liselle Along


CCRKBA: Lawmaker more Interested in Gun Control Than Virus Control

Recent correspondence from Gov. Newsom of CA shows he is more concerned with gun control than saving lives. Photo: Jeremy Tremp Source: NRA-ILA Bellevue, WA -(AmmoLand.com)- A letter from California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago to Gov. Gavin Newsom shows the 53rd District legislator is more interested in gun control than he is about controlling the deadly coronavirus, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. In his April 13 letter, Santiago declared, “Firearm and ...
Tags: Guns, California, US, United States, Santiago, Italy, Gavin Newsom, Miguel Santiago, Gottlieb, Newsom, Alan Gottlieb, Gun Rights News, Citizens Committee, CCRKBA, Bear Arms, Gov Newsom


"No, with a beautiful head of white hair. Go ahead. I’ll tell you if I like his hair in about a minute, after he asks the question."

Said Donald Trump — calling on the last questioner at yesterday's press briefing — addressing a man identified as "Speaker 11" in the transcript.The man with the white hair that was beautiful or not beautiful depending on how much Trump liked his question want to know about Trump's "LIBERATE VIRGINIA" tweet that connected the protest of the lockdown to the Second Amendment. ("LIBERATE VIRGINIA, and save your great 2nd Amendment. It is under siege!")Doesn't that "potentially pose a concern" about...
Tags: Protest, Guns, Safety, Law, Virginia, Michigan, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Second Amendment, Trump, Gray Hair, Dan Kildee, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Analogies, Kildee


SIEGE Ratchet's Medical Trailer Video Demonstration from FunbieStudios

FunbieStudios have followed their announcement of the super nifty 3D printed, Ratchet's Medical Trailer, with a video demonstration of the entire transformation process. Get a look at the combined trailer that breaks down into the many sub-sections that make up Autobot medic, Ratchet's, medical repair facility with the examination bed, Med Scanner and Med Robot.
Tags: Toys, Ratchet, FunbieStudios


Two books are failing to convert entirely

I have two books in EPUB format that i want to convert to PDF. Calibre is incapable of doing this, being stuck at 47% and then simply giving up. Converting them to other file formats also doesn't work. Trying to go into edit book and then clicking on check book also doesn't work, as it loads for a time and then simply closes the book down. What am i supposed to do?
Tags: Books, Conversion



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