Ailurophile SuperJanky

Superplastic has announced the pre-order availability of the Ailurophile SuperJanky - protector of the cyclo-cat kingdom of Atlantis - from artist Junko Mizuno. Slated to ship in Fall 2020, the 8-inch tall soft vinyl figure comes equipped with offerings for Poseidon (appears to be a fish and a mouse). Limited to a run of only 666 pieces, you can currently pre-order one for yourself for $90.00.
Tags: Toys, Junko Mizuno, Superplastic

Puerto Rican Chicken Pasta

Easy to make. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Lists (by country) of e-bookstores which do NOT use DRM or other encoding

Hello, Taking into account the Battle of the Giants through encoding of their books (amazon, apple, Noble&Barnes, etc.), so that commoners like us have to choose one single Master, is it not time to start a new forum, in which to update continuously lists, by country or language, or both (e.g., for Switzerland or Belgium or Canada) of competitors to the wannabe monopolists in the book market mentioned above, who, in turn, pledge to offer their books UN-coded for the foreseeable future? Person...
Tags: Books, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, Un, Giants, Feedback, Noble Barnes

Top 5 Most Expensive Firearms Sold in June 2020 Rock Island Premier Gun Auction

Continuing our series of articles dedicated to the most valuable firearms consigned to major American auctions, today we’ll take a look at the top 5 most expensive lots sold during the June 2020 Rock Island Premier Gun Auction. This auction took place from June 4th to 7th and as usual, shortly after it ended, Rock […] Read More … The post Top 5 Most Expensive Firearms Sold in June 2020 Rock Island Premier Gun Auction appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Revolver, Editorial, Pistols, Rifles, Rock Island Auction, Semi-Auto, Colt Walker, Boutet, RIAC, Colt Paterson, June 2020, Model 1839, Model 1910

Daily Prime - The Return of Star Convoy Keeps on Rolling Out

With the popularity of Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers declining, Takara began to develop their own lines for the Transformers Universe with a whole new series in 1990 called "Zone", Convoy (Optimus Prime) stepped aside to make way for his counterpart, Star Saber. However, Takara didn't stick with the series for long and in 1991 went back to the Fight! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers foundation with the aptly named, "Return of Convoy", that introduced Star Convoy.
Tags: Toys, Star Saber However Takara

Fonts lost on Kindle

I'm new to this. I have set up my epub fonts in CSS. All looks fine in Kindle Previewer. I presumed I should use an online converter to get azw3 format for the Kindle app. So I converted the epub. When I open the azw3 in Kindle for Mac, my fonts are gone. Previewer said "Publisher's Font' when I viewed it there. But there is no selection in Kindle for Mac. Help, please. I am obviously missing something. THX
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Previewer

Gardening Formula for Tall Planters

I was dining at a restaurant in Healdsburg over the weekend and as I exited I noticed the very tall planters outside the entrance with the gardening medley that never fails to produce an eye catching look. Perhaps you’ve heard of this gardening trick before? If it’s drama you want, then the “thriller filler spiller” gardening formula works every time. I wrote about this formula eight years ago but I thought it was worth revisiting. The formula works just fine for medium sized containers, but lik...
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page-break-after avoid not working

I have this set up in CSS. All headings are display:block I simply cannot get page-break-after:avoid working. I have H1 with a break before. Fine. I also have H2 with a break before (necessary for the content type). But I want H3... to NOT break after. But I still keep getting H3, H4, etc. at the bottom of the page. I want them to appear on the same page as the text. Even the Amazon docs says this should work. But I tried it with a minimal test file and it still doesn't. Any ideas? Thanks...
Tags: Amazon, Books, General Discussions

Problem with epub zip files sent via Wireless Device?

I'm seeing problems where some of the epubs sent to CC in my phone from Calibre have (slightly) damaged zip files when they arrive. (For anyone who didn't know, an epub is a zip file with a bit of standardized structure.) I say '(slightly)' because some book readers, including Calibre, can still read them. I noticed the problem from Android app @Voice Aloud Reader reporting "This ebook file appears to be damaged" for some, but not all, of my recent uploads. When I reported it to them wit...
Tags: Books, Samsung, Calibre Companion

XXPOSED Spongebob Squarepants

Mighty Jaxx is currently taking pre-orders for their XXPOSED Spongebob Squarepants - a 6-inch tall polystone collectible art toy. Designed by artist Jason Freeny, this Spongebob features an intricate cross-section dissection that's held together by magnets (so you can display it together or pulled apart). If interested, you can currently pre-order one from Mighty Jaxx for $249.00 (free worldwide shipping).
Tags: Toys, Jaxx, Jason Freeny, Mighty Jaxx

Hamnet alert...

A post coming up about Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell in a few days' time, but a heads up that it is 99p on Kindle today, and I'd hate you to miss it if it's a book you've been thinking about reading. [Author: dovegreyreader]
Tags: Books, 2020, Dovegreyreader, Maggie O Farrell, Hamnet

Back to the Future: The Animated Series Toony Classics

From their Toony Classics line, NECA has announced the Back to the Future: The Animated Series 6-inch scale action figures. The lineup includes three figures straight from the "classic" cartoon: Marty , Doc , and Biff . Each figure stands approximately 6 inches tall and includes accessories. Marty comes with a hoverboard and guitar with strap. Doc has goggles, a remote control, and Einstein. Ad Biff includes an alternate head. Look for the line to be released in August 2020. You can curren...
Tags: Amazon, Toys, Einstein, Marty, Doc, Neca, Biff, Marty Doc

POTD: Kalashnikov Rifles in Special Forces Weapons Course

No prior knowledge of the Russian language to take this class. Photo Of The Day, and we’re back to the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course with the focus on various versions of the rifles designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. By the looks of it, they had an interesting day in the sunshine. Iron sights all the way.   […] Read More … The post POTD: Kalashnikov Rifles in Special Forces Weapons Course appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kalashnikov, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Photo of the Day, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Ak-47, Ak-74, Special Forces Weapons Course

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Regal or Ruined Glock 19?

Welcome everyone to the 54th 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 and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal?  […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Regal or Ruined Glock 19? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Engraved, 9mm, Pistols, Fudd, Glock 19, Semi-Auto, Gen 5, Fudd Crap, HGFC

Max Brooks' Bigfoot Tale Devolution Is Headed for the Big Screen

Author Max Brooks has a new book out called Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, and it arrives with some exciting news: much like Brooks’ previous best-seller, zombie-apocalypse story World War Z, Devolution will be getting the feature-film treatment.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Bigfoot, Monsters, Legendary, World War Z, Brooks, Max Brooks, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

CSS - query colour mode on Kindle and iBooks?

Blowed if I can find out how to do this. I am a writer, not a coder, but not a dunce at code, either. I want to have different colours for elements (headings, text, etc.) depending on which colour mode the user has selected - on both Kindle and iBooks. Is it possible to use a media query (or whatever) to have different CSS styles loaded according to the current colour mode? On both Kindle and iBooks? You would think there is a standard CSS for this. But if there is, I cannot find it. All tho...
Tags: Books, Css, General Discussions

Trump administration sues to block publication of John Bolton's book

Officials claim book, which is critical of administration, contains classified information and would compromise national securityThe Trump administration has sued to block the publication of a forthcoming book by John Bolton, the US president’s former security adviser, about his time in the White House, arguing that it contained classified information and would compromise national security.The civil lawsuit came one day after Trump said Bolton would be breaking the law if the book were published...
Tags: Books, White House, US, US news, US politics, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Trump Administration

Mark Clark’s Self Introduction

Hello, all. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mark Clark (no, really) and I live in Eastern Iowa. Although retired for eighteen years now, I spent thirty-five years in IT doing everything from development to management. I remember when the computing power of an iPhone filled a large building but wasn’t nearly as fast. The upside was we didn’t really lose track of them. I began as a working musician in 1961 and I’m still performing (or was until the COVID-19 lockdown killed all our gigs)....
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself, Eastern Iowa, Mark Clark

ROBO-DOU Evangelion Production Model-02

From the anime film Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition , threezero has announced the pre-order availability of their ROBO-DOU Evangelion Production Model-02  collectible figure. Measuring in at 9.8 inches tall, the figure features a die-cast main frame that provides 48 points of articulation. Accessories includes an Evangelion Custom Electrical Discharge Portable Ordinance “Thunder Spear”, an Evangelion Custom Super-Electromagnetic Crossbow, two Progressive Knives, and twoPallet Rifles. The T...
Tags: Toys, Threezero

*Trekking the National Parks* BOARD GAME REVIEW

National Parks and board games are two of our favorite things, so finding a game all about the parks?!? Score!! We’ve visited 14 of the 61 National Parks and I hope to visit them all in my lifetime. It’s exciting to have that much adventuring ahead of me.  Trekking the National Parks is the perfect […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, National Parks, Homeschool, National Parks Board

This 'Addams Family' mansion model is monstrously magnificent

It's creepy and it's kooky. Also kind of spooky. What a faithful, phenomenal, and painstakingly detailed re-creation this is of the Addams Family Mansion, by artist and IMGURian Nick Dillinger. All of the photos are Nick's. Go scroll through the entire amazing incredible gallery of images! Very Smol Addams Family Mansion
Tags: Crafts, Post, TV, Television, News, Diy, Horror, Fun, Models, Addams Family, NICK, Quarantine Crafting, Nick Dillinger

Very basic ePub CSS?

I have some ePub files that I've downloaded from a free book site that I'm trying to clean up with a python script. Basically just some global search/replaces using regular expressions, and then replacing the CSS file with my own. These will be loaded onto my Kobo Libra, converted to kepub, if that's relevant. Formatting in these files is extremely basic - chapters have a heading and paragraphs, seldom anything more. I'm looking for some basic guidelines to what works best on an ereader. Some ...
Tags: Books, Css, Epub, Kobo, My Kobo, Kobo Libra

The Clarys Review the Frankford Arsenal Universal Case Trimmer

Everything included with the Frankford Arsenal Universal Case Trimmer. IMG Frankford Arsenal U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Preparing cases for reloading is time-consuming, labor-intensive, and tedious. However, if it isn't done properly, your reloads will not be accurate, the cases may hang up in the chamber and you might damage your gun. Two of the essential steps in successful case preparation are resizing the cases and then trimming them to specification length. Resizing the case, either FL or Ne...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Jim, Lyman, Collet, RCBS, Mary Clary, James R. Clary Ph.D, Frankford Arsenal, Mary Clary About Jim, Frankford Arsenal Universal Case Trimmer, Case Holder Assembly, Cutter Assembly

Toyhax Conversion Decal Set for the Earthrise Military Patrol by Patriot Prime Reviews

Need more Earthrise Decepticons in your ranks? Use Toyhax's new Military Patrol Conversion Set to create Bludgeon and Swindle.
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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari to 10 Second Amendment Cases

Opinion U.S. Supreme Court Image NRA-ILA Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court has voted to deny certiorari (refuse to hear) ten Second Amendment cases which have been held at the court, some of which have been waiting for years. Much speculation has been written about the cases, with the expectation the Supreme Court would hear at least one of them in order to clarify splits that have occurred in the circuit courts on the issues of carrying firearms outside the h...
Tags: Health, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, US, America, Department Of Defense, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Rhode Island, Rogers, Second Amendment, Wilson, Fed

Fed Court Prohibits Future Restrictions On Open Carry by City of Jackson

Federal court prohibits future restrictions on open-carry by the city of Jackson. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA-ILA reported to you in April that the Mississippi Justice Institute, a non-profit constitutional litigation center, had filed a lawsuit on behalf of pro-Second Amendment State Rep. Dana Criswell (R-Mount Olive) against Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba's executive order prohibiting the open carry of firearms in the city. This legal action was filed in the U.S. District Cou...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Court, Jackson, Lumumba, NRA-ILA, Gun Rights News, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Fed Court, Mississippi Justice Institute, Dana Criswell

Book upload, Calibre Save Template sometimes parsed, sometimes not

Hello, I've got a column defined (with some helper columns) and it displays nicely and correctly in the book detail view for all my books. I called that column "filenamekobo", because it's the filename I want to use on my kobo - surprise. I now set {#filenamekobo} as my save template in my device configuration. For many ebooks this works perfectly, books get the right name and path. But for some, it simply totally stops interpreting this column and the name it sends it to the device is #filenam...
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Gun Deals: Springfield 911 Alpha Nitride .380 ACP Compact Pistol $329.99

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Springfield 911 Alpha Nitride Pistol Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Palmetto State Armory has the Springfield 911 Alpha Nitride .380 ACP Pistol for just $329.99. That is 25%+ off the $450.00 MSRP. Check prices here and online here. Springfield Armory’s 911 proved that a pocket pistol could fit in your hand and shoot with the familiarity of the legendary 1911 platform. Now, Springfield Armory introduces another version of the 911, the 911 Al...
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Azure Sea Studio Optimus Prime Roll Out Official Massive New Statue!

Just in by way of BB7 TOYS Newsstand we have some new images from Azure Sea Studio for their officially licensed Optimus Prime statue. The images show a very impressive new sculpture showing a Cybertronian Autobot leader depicted in battle with a massive 73 - 93cm ~ (29 - 37in) tall figure with visible features such as articulation, back-lighting effects, holographic-communicator accessory, and other features that are sure to be announced in more detail soon.
Tags: Toys, Optimus, Azure Sea Studio

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