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Literary Drawing on a Nation's Culture • November 2020

Help select what we'll read and discuss next! The topic is Drawing on a Nation's Culture. Books which draw on a nation as a whole's culture, rather than on or from some subculture, or group or individual within it, or however else you may interpret the topic. Detailed nominating and voting guidelines can be found here . Basically, nominations are open for about four days and each person may nominate up to three literary selections which will go automatically to the vote. Voting by post the...
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Literary Drawing on a Nation

Help select what we'll read and discuss next! The topic is Drawing on a Nation's Culture. Books which draw on a nation as a whole's culture, rather than on or from some subculture, or group or individual within it, or however else you may interpret the topic. Detailed nominating and voting guidelines can be found here . Basically, nominations are open for about four days and each person may nominate up to three literary selections which will go automatically to the vote. Voting by post the...
Tags: Books, Book Clubs


Issues with updating alibre in Linux

Hi! I have been using calibre for just a little while, and I just noticed today that it recommended an update. After running the update from the terminal following the website instructions, I could not get calibre to open from the menu tab on my desktop, so I hopped into the terminal to see what was up. Note: I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to using the Linux terminal. Anyway, here is what is returned when I attempt to run calibre in terminal: Code: qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load ...
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TFB Review: Battle Arms Development OIP2 – 3.8lb Ultralight AR!

Battle Arms Development OIP2: Lightweight wonder or just a lightweight? My first exposure to Battle Arms Development’s OIP project was at SHOT 2019.  It’s one thing to read press releases, it’s another thing entirely to test fire an example of a gun.  Personally, I couldn’t believe both the light (3.8lbs) weight of the OIP2 rifle […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Battle Arms Development OIP2 – 3.8lb Ultralight AR! appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Bad, Rifles, Semi-Auto, Battle Arms Development, OIP2


Kobo Store teaching us

what "nonfiction" REALLY means, apparently: Attached Thumbnails  
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo Store


HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Competitive or Confusing Browning Hi Power?

Welcome everyone to the 72nd 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 […] Read More … The post HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Competitive or Confusing Browning Hi Power? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, 9mm, Pistols, Browning Hi Power, Semi-Auto, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, GP Competition


POTD: Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group

Photo Of The Day and a look at the Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group. This unit is held at very high-readiness year round, guarding the nuclear deterrent carried onboard the Vanguard-class submarines based at Faslane Naval Base in Scotland. This gives us an excellent opportunity to take another look at the Royal Marines […] Read More … The post POTD: Royal Marines of 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Scotland, Defense, Royal Marines, Photo of the Day, GPMG, Faslane Naval Base, Colt Canada C8, Royal Marines Commandos, Commando Fleet Protection Group, Commando Fleet Protection Group This


How to convert scientific articles from arxiv

Hello everyone, I just came across www.arxiv-vanity.com, but I can't obtain a good epub files from the html pages. In the actual case, I am trying to convert the following: https://www.arxiv-vanity.com/papers/0903.3489/, but the epub has problems with the footnote and, worst, the equations are horrible. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks a lot.
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In case you have Booksamillion books purchased but not yet downloaded

I got an email from them Booksamillion saying that some of my books need to be downloaded before they expire on November 20. I normally download any books right away after purchase and sure enough, when I signed in and checked my download library on their site, I found that the books that have an upcoming expiration date were all books I purchased and downloaded several years ago. However, if you think you might have purchased any books from Booksamillion that you haven't downloaded you may wa...
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Several BBC recipes not working - bbcnews fast, BBC Brasil, BBC Mundo

BBC Brasil doesn't download any articles at all BBC Mundo doesn't download any articles at all bbcnews(fast) doesn't work - downloads some but not all articles, and in wrong sections Thanks Jamie
Tags: Books, Bbc, Recipes, BBC Brasil, BBC Mundo, BBC Brasil BBC Mundo


AZW3 files only show in "your items" on Kindle, not Books

I was having problems with book covers showing on my Kindle in mobi format. But converting to AZW3 seems to have solved that issue. But when I view them on my Kindle, they now only show in the "your items" filter and not under "books" Because of this, the books aren't integrating with Good Reads, which used to take me automatically to that title on the good reads website. I also cant long press on a book now and mark it read either. Is there a something I need to change in the conversion or ...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Go Turbo with KwikBoost EdgePower Cordless Charging

Especially during this work-at-home age, who out there among us cannot relate to the frustrations of unwieldy cordage? Speaking from the perspective of one whose phone charging cables are perpetually blocking access to the microwave, I certainly can. Luxor’s KwikBoost EdgePower Clamp-On Desktop Charging Unit offers a solution to such frustrations with convenient, cordless, on-demand charging of laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Simply clamp KwikBoost onto the edge of any desk,...
Tags: Accessories, Books, Power, Luxor, Ac, Cordless Charging, Cordless Charging Unit, KwikBoost EdgePower, KwikBoost


Why are tristate booleans a Calibre-wide setting?

I find it a bit strange that Calibre has a lot of options for custom columns, except for whether a column is bistate or tristate. You can't have both of them in different columns in the same library. :shrug: I suspect it's due to technical limitations rather than a design choice (considering the workaround of "show checkmarks" to make a psuedobool), but why is this?
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HOW TO GROW TREE PEONIES FROM SEED

How to grow tree peonies from seed If you can't appreciate the beauty of a tree peony in full bloom then there must be something wrong with both your mind and your heart. Why, because their loveliness is arguably beyond compare. However you rarely see them in people's gardens which is a real shame, but there is good reason for this  - they are expensive! If hard cash isn't an issue for you there are some other reasons too, mainly that when they become available in the spring you are prese...
Tags: Gardening, John Innes, Simon Eade


Black Robes Matter.. and the 2020 Election

I Voted sticker on a SIG P365XL 9mm handgun. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as people are getting ready to vote. Democrats called Judge Barrett professionally unqualified, an extremist, and corrupt. The personal attacks on Judge Barrett’s character and family were cutting. Let me translate those criticisms for you. They mean she isn’t a progressive judge who will legislate from the bench. Calling Judge Barrett names may motivate the So...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Senate, China, Time, Joe Biden, Democrats, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Harry Reid, Trump, Nra, Barrett, Kavanaugh, Ammoland


Extra 20% off Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat {Amazon}

  Amazon has a great deal today on a popular toy! Get an Extra 20% off Jasonwell Aqua Magic Doodle Mat when you clip the Extra 20% off coupon. And it ships free with Prime or orders $25+ Description: Aqua Magic Mat Boys Girls Toys【LARGER AREA for Doodle】 —- Larger mat size 39.5 X 31.5... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Online Deals


Confuse your friends with this Batman-logo Spiderman t-shirt

Rogue Print Co sells this wonderfully frustrating t-shirt that's sure to drive every comic book fan mad and spark lots of bizarre conversations. Someday, when this whole pandemic is done, you troll everybody at your next social gathering with a misspelled Spider-Man on a Batman logo. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Spider-Man, Batman, Spiderman, T-shirts, I Want That On A T-shirt, Bat-man, Trolling Subverted, Rogue Print Co


ATF Continues Rogue Assault on Common Pistols, Rule of Law

Rogue elements of the ATF continue their assault on certain types of common semi-automatic pistols. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Rogue elements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) are continuing their assault on certain types of commonly-owned semi-automatic pistols. According to the law firm Wiley, ATF has developed a new interpretation of “handgun” that threatens to curtail the supply of foreign-manufactured pistols and could put many law-abiding gun owne...
Tags: Guns, Congress, United States, Wiley, District Of Columbia, Hudson, Nra, U S Supreme Court, ATF, Richard Hudson, NFA, Barr, Heller, Jeff Duncan, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA


The Map to a Perfect Star Wars Blanket Is Hidden Inside This BB-U-Knit

While 2020 hasn’t been a great year for travel, gatherings, or general overall happiness, it has given many of us the chance to work on new hobbies. Maybe one of those hobbies is knitting—and if you did pick up that skill, a is going to be your new favorite thing in the world. io9 just happens to…Read more...
Tags: Crafts, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Droids, Knitting, Lightsabers, Socks, Blankets, Bb 8, Insight Editions, Tanis Gray


Vigilance Rifles M20 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

Vigilance Rifles, a company which product line primarily consists of large caliber (.50 BMG, .408 CheyTac, etc.) bolt action and semi-auto rifles, has entered the market of pistol caliber carbines by introducing a 9mm PCC called M20. The M20 is a straight blowback operated gun firing from a closed bolt and yes, fed from Glock […] Read More … The post Vigilance Rifles M20 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Ppc, Daily News, PCC, SMG, 9mm, M20, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, A-M20, Model 20, Vigilance Rifles


Up to 68% off Crate Creatures Surprise {Amazon}

  These would make such a fun gift! Get Up to 68% off Crate Creatures Surprise at Amazon! Ships free with Prime or orders $25+ Included: For Even More Awesome Online Deals
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Coupons, Online Deals, Amazon Ships


Do I Have a Pistol With A Brace Or An SBR?

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- With pistol braces in the news, I decided to build a new AR pistol. I used a Liberty Bell Firearms lower receiver, a random .300BLK upper receiver I had lying around the house, and an SB Tactical pistol brace. I wondered what would make my pistol a short-barreled rifle (SBR). I decided to look through all the ATF documentation I have and determine what isn’t allowed. After spending hours looking over the documents, I am now more confused than ever. I will not reveal t...
Tags: Guns, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, SBR, NFA, Nylon, Department of Justice DOJ, John Crump, Gun Rights News, John Crump John, Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division, FATD


Henry Celebrates Founder’s Birthday with Limited Edition Rifle

Benjamin Tyler Henry can be fairly credited with one of the more significant accomplishments in firearms history. Although he was not the first inventor to ever dabble in lever-action guns, as a few other examples like Colt’s early “ring lever” cap-and-ball rifles can be found previously, his original rifle from 1860 really brought the technology […] Read More … The post Henry Celebrates Founder’s Birthday with Limited Edition Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, History, Press Releases, Limited Edition, Daily News, Henry, Rifles, Lever Action, Henry Repeating Arms, Benjamin Tyler Henry, Product Announcement, Gun Brands, 44-40 WCF


BLM Mob in Front of Courthouse at Kyle Rittenhouse Extradition Hearing

Screenshot from WISN video on Youtube, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Friday, 30 October, Kyle Rittenhouse had his hearing about extradition to Wisconsin from Illinois, for politically motivated charges stemming from self-defense shootings in Kenosha on 25 August, 2020. In front of the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois, what appears to be close to a lynch mob of BLM protestors gathered to demand conviction and punishment of Kyle Rittenhouse, in sp...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Smithsonian, Wisconsin, Illinois, BLM, Kenosha, Kyle, Newsweek, WISN, Lake County Courthouse, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


Home for the Holidays: Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter Book

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. Have you all been feeling the Disney love from all the great books I have been reviewing? I know I have! This next book easily rates in my top 5: Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks: Celebrations Around the World from Fall to Winter This deluxe jacketed hardcover is visual storytelling at its best. Almost 1,900 photographs (two-thirds of them taken just for this book) showcase Disney’s key locations filled with special holid...
Tags: Reviews, Books, Featured, Parenting, Disney, Disney Parks, Jack Skellington


Cobalt Kinetics Launches BAMF Pro Series of Rifles

The new Cobalt Kinetics BAMF pistol IMG Cobalt Kinetics U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Cobalt Kinetics, the manufacturer of exceptional quality precision firearms and accessories, has announced the launch of their new BAMF Pro Series rifles. Cobalt Kinetics has become known for its premium AR-style rifles, packed with features to help shooters reach their potential and perform their best. After hearing from law enforcement, military, and competitive shooters, Cobalt Kinetics is combining the innovati...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Wylde, Hogue, Cobalt Kinetics, Ammoland com Cobalt Kinetics, About Cobalt Kinetics Cobalt Kinetics, Cobalt Kinetics BAMF, Billet Aluminum Mated, Integrated QD Mounts Flared


Welcome to my …

Photo by Mark Nowak No, you’ll find no dreadful scenes like the above lurking about my property. There is no need for manufactured horror here. If I want to be filled with fright and despair, all I have to do is take a short walk around the yard. Do you dare to accompany me? All right, but just remember … you were warned! The Black Lagoon of Misery This was once a cheerful water feature, with bright orange fish darting through the clear water. Now, the once-pristine pond is more like a swam...
Tags: Gardening, Elizabeth Licata, Mark Nowak, The Black Lagoon, Real Gardening


Well, that's convenient.

 Marion County has changed its election procedures this year so that county residents can show up at any polling place in the county. You used to have an assigned polling place for your precinct and both of the last two for our precinct were located on the grounds of churches that also had K-12 schools.Now that we can vote anywhere, the nearest polling place is in a church that doesn't have a K-12 school on the premises. It's only a few blocks away and the weather's supposed to be pretty nice fo...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, Marion County, Life In The Monkey House, Broad Ripple and Environs, Horton hears a Hoosier


Looks like that's not going to happen.

 The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is normally outfitted as a polling place, and now that we can vote anywhere in the county, it was tempting to go cast a ballot in the museum.At least until I checked wait times. It's currently showing 70 minutes, down from 100. My closest spot is showing 19 minutes, so a leisurely walk rather than a short drive it is. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, History, Tam, Benjamin Harrison, Life In The Monkey House


Ginning Up the Paperwhites

My annual post on Paperwhites ... here it is again, for anyone who missed it in the past. It takes four to six weeks or thereabouts for paperwhites to bloom, so get them started for Christmas. image: K.vanBourgondien Time to get out the Boodle's, Tanqueray, Beefeater or Bombay ... it's... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Holidays, Plants, Christmas Decorations, Bombay, Gin, Paperwhites, Nurseries, Jane Berger, Brent and Beckys Bulbs



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