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A Peony Kind of Love…in the Gardens of Winterthur

Guest Rant by Debra Moffitt In this burdened, budding springtime, we are all looking for something to do. I suggest falling in love — rollicking, floating on a marshmallow cloud, I’m-not-even-hungry love. To be honest, my paramour and I have been carrying on since 2016 and this year we are as star-crossed as any two have ever been. Confession: I’m married. But the real problem is my heart’s desire lives behind the gates of an Eden-like public garden called Winterthur. The place draws a crowd, ...
Tags: Gardening, London, Instagram, Dave, Atlantic, New York Times, Angel, Gibraltar, Cinderella, Ed, Gardens, Delaware, Chelsea Flower Show, Louisville, Public Gardens, Diane Keaton


Exile and the Nation: Afshin Marashi

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran By Afshin Marashi Connecting oft-disparate fields, this book explores the Zoroastrian diaspora living in India and its role in using antiquity to bolster twentieth-century Iranian nationalism. In the aftermath of the seventh-century Islamic conquest of Iran, Zoroastrians departed for India. Known as the Parsis, they slowly lost contact with their ancestral land until the nineteenth century, when steam-powered sea travel, the increas...
Tags: Books, Life, India, Iran, Middle East, Ucla, Bombay, Indian Ocean, Monica, Rabindranath Tagore, University of Oklahoma, Marashi, Parsi, University of Washington Press, Parsi Community of India, South Asia Africa


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Four (2020); v1; 10 June 2020

A dozen short stories collected directly from magazines and newspapers, by past masters of the pulps. A MobileReads original anthology. Three by H Bedford-Jones, set respectviely in Upper Michigan, Toureg country, and on a dude ranch in upstate New York; two by C J Cutcliffe Hyne; an Edgar Wallace; two horror/supernatural tales by Otis Adelbert Kline and Adam Hull Shirk, both from Weird Tales; two hard-boiled private eye tales by Cleve Adams; adventures in India by Perley Poore Sheehan; and a ...
Tags: Books, New York, Scotland, India, ePub Books, Robert Horton, Edgar Wallace, Bedford Jones, Cutcliffe Hyne, H Bedford Jones, Otis Adelbert Kline, Upper Michigan Toureg, J Cutcliffe Hyne, Adam Hull, Cleve Adams, Perley Poore Sheehan


Char Su Fried Rice

You have to marinade the meat. It's best left as long as possible but best overnight. You can add a couple of tsp of red food colour to the marinade if you want the red outer colour. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Sort by author, series?

When browsing My Books, is there a way to sort books by author, then series? It appears that sorting by author sorts by author/title.
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Prime Climb Game Review

Math games get a lot of table time at our house because we use them as a supplement to our homeschool curriculum. Playing math games is something my kids look forward to every week, and it’s real life math so it really gets into their developing brains and motivates them to get better and faster […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Homeschool


mod to stop book menu exit refresh?

Hi everyone. I was wondering if there is a mod for turning off the screen refresh which happens every time I bring up or to be more precise, when I exit a book menu after having adjusted the font for example. supper annoying. it mostly happens when i trigger a menu by accident which happens pretty often due to the way i hold the reader. thank you
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Holy Swarovski, Batman!

If you’re worried about losing the respect of your co-workers with a collection of die-cast miniature Batmobile toys parked on your desk, don’t worry, Swarovski’s got your back. This $600 crystal Batmobile replica is described as a totally acceptable and normal “decoration object” on the Swarovski website and is…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Dc Comics, Batman, Batmobile, Collectibles, Swarovski, Swarovski Batman


Top 6 Gun Personalities At The Range – Part 2

On Christmas Day, I posted about the top gun personalities you see at the gun range. We can all relate when seeing the various stereotypes at the range and have a good chuckle about it. I fell into a number of categories last time, so it’s perfectly fine to have fun with it and just […] Read More … The post Top 6 Gun Personalities At The Range – Part 2 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Guns & Gear, Gun people, People At The Range, Range Types, Top Gun Personalities


Character of the week: Muhammad Ali

” I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories, Muhammad Ali


Likebook Ares - Wallpaper Problem?

Hello! Brand-new Ares owner, and generally speaking, I'm loving it, though I'm encountering one particular problem that's vexing me. Has anyone else here encountered this, and if so, is there a known solution or workaround? * Desired result: I'm looking to run a third-party launcher (Nova Launcher preferred, but willing to consider others with similar functionality and customizability) with a white background. * What I've done: Updated to latest available firmware online (2.3.3-2020041717), ac...
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Blond Lumberjack

A handsome blondie in a green plaid shirt. And here he is in his hat. An eagle on his chest, George Washington on his arms, and an axe on his back.
Tags: Crafts, George Washington, Doll, Finished Projects, Blond Lumberjack


Hasbro's BotBots Makes The World More Than Meets the Eye!

Newsweek have published a new article about Hasbro's Transformers BotBots toys. Wheater you love them or hate them, these tiny little marvels of robot goodness were designed in-house at Hasbro with the very specific mission of taking everyday objects and making them to be more than meets the eye! The idea of BotBots and how they came to be stemmed from a meeting in the office of Senior Director of Global Brand Marketing Ben Montano.
Tags: Toys, Hasbro, Newsweek


SCCY CPX-2 Handgun Tabletop & Range Review – Video

Graham Baates' 3-shot group with the SCCY CPX-2 handgun and affordable Blazer aluminum-cased ammunition. (SCCY advises against using steel or aluminum-cased ammunition). USA – -(Ammoland.com)-  “You get what you pay for,” and “What's your life worth?” are quotes I often hear used to pressure budget shoppers into spending a little more or pressure someone out of buying a budget firearm.  While the quotes have some merit to them not everyone is ready to drop $600 on a pistol (that may or may no...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, US, Afghanistan, Army, Graham, Nra, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, USA Ammoland, Gun Reviews, CPX, SCCY, Graham Baates, Iraq Post Army, Graham Baates Graham Baates


SCCY CPX-2 Tabletop and Range Review – Video

Graham Baates' 3-shot group with the SCCY CPX-2 and affordable Blazer aluminum-cased ammunition. (SCCY advises against using steel or aluminum-cased ammunition). USA – -(Ammoland.com)-  “You get what you pay for,” and “What's your life worth?” are quotes I often hear used to pressure budget shoppers into spending a little more or pressure someone out of buying a budget firearm.  While the quotes have some merit to them not everyone is ready to drop $600 on a pistol (that may or may not be any...
Tags: Guns, Youtube, US, Afghanistan, Army, Graham, Nra, Ammoland TV, Firearm News, USA Ammoland, CPX, SCCY, Graham Baates, Iraq Post Army, Graham Baates Graham Baates, GBGuns


POTD: Blitzkrieg AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post

Photo Of The Day – Secondary sights – We are looking through a Trijicon MRO with the Blitzkrieg AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post / White Stripe. The light is an Arisaka 600 Series IR Light on their Picatinny Offset Mount, mounted on a Centurion Arms CMR MLOK Rail, and of course a Blitzkreig White Stripe FSP […] Read More … The post POTD: Blitzkrieg AR-15 Spike Front Sight Post appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Spike, Photo of the Day, Arisaka, Blitzkrieg, Spike Front Sight Post


Garbled when renaming css file

Hi, guys. I encounter the error on encoding when renaming css file, probably indicating a bug in the SIGIL as shows the following: [IMG]garbled.png[/IMG] SIGIL version: 1.2.0 Loaded Qt: 5.1.2.7: Buld time: 2020.03.28 00.:23:48 UTC Attached Thumbnails  
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Fixing My Collections

Now that I finally understand (after years) how Kindle Collections works and only have two other family members linked to my account, I want to fix my Collections. When I look at Collections, there are multiples of categories (i.e. Scifi, Scifi and Fantasy, Fantasy and Sci fi) mostly because these were set up on kindles instead of online. How can I sort this out so that I only have two categories (Science Fiction, Fantasy)? The easy way I thought would be to delete all the categories and st...
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Libra How to get rid of weird kobo named fonts?

On my Kobo Libra, I have some weird font named like : AR UDJingxihei Kobo Tsukushi Mincho Kobo UD Kakugo Is there a way to get rid of those fonts in the list of fonts ? :thanks:
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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Valorius Optimized or Victimized Ruger LCPs?

Welcome everyone to the 53rd edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale (most of the time) and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Valorius Optimized or Victimized Ruger LCPs? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Editorial, Pistols, Single Stack, 380, Ruger LCP, Semi-Auto, Crimson Trace Laserguard, HYVE Technologies, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap


Very Classy Seating by Luca Nichetto for Et al.

Luca Nichetto’s Classy Seating collection for Et al. is sublimely sinuous with a slim silhouette and a superlative sheen. Indeed, the chair, armchair, and stool that comprise the collection provoke poetic flights of fancy beyond mere alliteration. Classy reflects the contemporary connotation of the word: both elegant and durable, the collection revels in the juxtaposition of different surfaces: “matte below and shiny above, on the ample seat and vice-versa on the enveloping bac...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Chair, Seating, Bar Stool, Armchair, Luca Nichetto, Classy Collection, Polypropylene Seating, Steel Frame Chair


Armada Optimus Megaweapon Mode: Optimus/Jetfire and Overload Review by GotBot

Concluding my recent 4 part series, we dive into the combined mode of Transformers Armada Optimus Prime, Jetfire and Overload. Sure, the end result is big, hefty and definitely imposing, with a base even; BUT.
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FN Joins in on #ResponsibleRecreation Movement

FN's classic FAL battle rifle, in all its glory. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- FN America, LLC, the makers of the world’s most battle-proven firearms, is proud to announce support for the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign established by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and other conservation partners. The campaign encourages individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation. With the lifting of most state’s “stay at home” orders and the ...
Tags: UK, England, Guns, Belgium, Finland, Browning, Facebook Twitter, U S, Columbia South Carolina, FN, McLean Virginia, FN Herstal, Defense Security, Jim Grant, Shooting Industry News, Winchester Firearms


Chicago Mayor’s Pleas Needlessly Risks American Lives

By Larry Keane Chicago's Mayor Lightfoot's actions are endangering Chicago citizens. IMG NSSF.org U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Windy City has a serious leadership problem. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and now widespread looting and riots, the violence and crime in Chicago is historically bad. But it is Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s dangerous pleas to citizens that risk even more lives. Criminals Don’t Care Known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, it’s no...
Tags: Guns, America, Chicago, Chicago Police Department, Lori Lightfoot, Lightfoot, NSSF, Gun Rights News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, IMG NSSF, Larry Keane Chicago


VA Governor Northam Condemned Peaceful Gun Rally but No Comment on Violent Left Riots

Opinion by Erich Pratt Senior Vice President Gun Owners of America, Inc. VA Governor Northam Condemned Peaceful Gun Rally, but No Comment on Violent Left Rioters Virginia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Virginia Royal Governor Northam’s reaction to the rioting in Richmond, Manassas, and other areas in Virginia, in the wake of George Floyd’s disturbing killing by Minneapolis police, is worthy of discussion. Governor Northam recently commented that “there are many voices speaking out for justice and healin...
Tags: Minnesota, Guns, Minneapolis, Washington, Virginia, United States, Goa, Richmond, Commonwealth, Gun Owners of America GOA, Richmond Times Dispatch, Manassas, Ralph Northam, Northam, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America


Daily Prime - Transformers 15th Anniversary Colorful Convoy

The year 2000 was a shining time, not only did we survive the near-meltdown of civilization from the year 2000 bug. Takara got so overly sentimental for the 15th Anniversary of the debut of "Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers" (Transformers Generation 1) in Japan. They produced a bunch of Convoy and Ultra Magnus reissues to celebrate.
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SAF Launches ‘Gun Rights Equality Project,’ Says 2A is ‘Color-blind’

SAF's Alan Gottlieb and Chicago's Rhonda Ezell, plaintiff in one of SAF's lawsuits against the city. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Declaring the Second Amendment “is color-blind,” the Second Amendment Foundation has launched an ambitious project to “remind America that the right to keep and bear arms is all-inclusive” and suggested its attorneys will take a hard look at any allegations of discrimination against minorities seeking to purchase or carry firearms legally for personal pr...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Supreme Court, California, US, America, City, Georgia, Chicago, Reddit, Associated Press, Npr, Herald, Seattle, Pew Research Center, Rogers


Texas Gunmaker, Bond Arms, Celebrates 25 Years

Uniquely custom-crafted handgun commemorates our country's rich heritage of quality, self-reliance, and freedom – now for 25 years! IMG BondArms U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In 1995, Greg Bond, a former Texas Instruments engineer, and tool and die maker, incorporated Bond Arms with an idea of converting the Remington Model 95 over-under, single-action derringer from an Old West anachronism into a modern, safe, dependable and well-built defensive handgun. The Texas Defender was born, the company's ...
Tags: Guns, Bond, Texas Instruments, Old West, Shooting Industry News, Bond Arms Inc, Bond Arms, Gordon Bond, Granbury Texas, Texas Armory, Greg Bond, About Bond Arms Inc


Question about LEDs on Touch Lux 3

I'm the fortunate owner of a PB615 (Russian model without WiFi) and was surprised to note that it has 8 LEDs at the top. I liked the PB615 so much, that I decided I wanted to find a PocketBook that would support WiFi and Touch Screen (so I could download books directly to it). I found a Touch Lux 3 at a good price on eBay last night and, while waiting for it to arrive, I was wondering if its lighting was the same as the PB615. It apparently is not. As far as I tell by scouring the videos and rev...
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Sending borrowed books to a Kobo

Hi, I am trying to get books borrowed through Borrowbox onto my Kobo. Borrowbox downloads a .acsm file as the books expire after three weeks. I understand that if I open a .acsm file in Adobe Digital Editions then I can add the resulting epub to calibre and send it to my already authorised reader where I can then read it. However, when I tried this with a book borrowed from Borrowbox it told me that the loan had expired. I can open the book in Calibre and the Kobo still reports that it is aut...
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