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Art on Boox

Just quickly wanted to show that even a NovaPro without layers (yet) is still very capable for artists. I drew this in a few minutes and the device still ran well. https://www.instagram.com/p/CHleyOzH...=13c719rzk79iw I do feel (and I've mentioned this to them) that Onyx is having a bit of a missed opportunity by not marketing this device also for the artist who wants a digital sketchpad. It really is pretty great with the Wacom tech under the hood. Many artists I know would love to have someth...
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, Wacom, Onyx, Boox


Libra Sleeping vs Powered Off - how to tell?

Yesterday I changed from having my current read's cover show when my Libra is sleeping/powered off to showing a screensaver. Now, as the attached screenshots show, it's impossible to tell the difference between sleep and powered off. With book covers, if I accidentally held the button too long, I could see "Powered Off" on the screen, or "Sleeping" if not. Can I have that with screen savers too? Attached Thumbnails    
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Literary Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

'Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut. In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In this ambitious tale of a clan and of a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu’s descendants as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past and reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future.' There are two phases of discussion. The first begins imm...
Tags: Books, Uganda, Book Clubs, MR Literary Club, Makumbi, Kintu, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Kintu Kidda


Ninja training

The Ninja warriors go to the field where some wheat has just been planted. Obeying the trainer’s command, they jump over the places where the seeds were sown. Every day the Ninja warriors return to the field. The seeds turn into buds, and the warriors jump over them. The buds turn into small plants, and […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories


Data Connectivity Issues

Hi folks, my first post here. I have an old NOOK BNTV250 running software 1.4.4. It has worked flawlessly since first getting it.........way back when. (can't even remember!) However about 3 months ago I started having problems with Data Connectivity or 403 Forbidden messages when I try and connect to some of my known safe websites. Can't figure out why. Any thoughts? I apologize in advance if I've posted in the incorrect forum.
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Data Connectivity


POTD: Large-Scale Russian Exercise

Russian Photo Of The Day, from an event where more than 1,000 soldiers from about 100 different military and special units were involved. Firearms like the AS “Val” and VSS “Vintorez” in 9x39mm as well as the KSVK 12.7 large-caliber sniper rifle were involved in the event. From the caption, machine translated from Russian: According to the plan […] Read More … The post POTD: Large-Scale Russian Exercise appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Val, Photo of the Day, As Val, Vss Vintorez, KSVK


Boosie Badazz Shot in the Leg in Dallas Just Days After Mo3 Killing

Boosie Badazz was treated at a Dallas hospital for a gunshot wound Saturday (Nov. 14) … just days after Dallas rapper Mo3 was shot and killed on a highway in the same city. TMZ reports: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Boosie was shot at in Dallas Saturday, after rolling through town in what we’re told was a sprinter van near a strip mall called Big T’s Plaza. Earlier in the day, he stopped by another venue to pay his respects to recently murdered Dallas rapper Mo3 — who was a friend and colla...
Tags: Celebs, Shooting, Guns, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Dallas, Gun Violence, Boosie Badazz, Boosie


Newbie here with a problem with old NOOK BNTV250

I have an old BNTV250 I only use to watch videos and look up stuff on the Internet late at night when I can't sleep. In just the past 3 or 4 months I've started getting a 403 Forbidden or Data Connectivity Problem message with the "secure connection could not be established" message. I don't understand. Can't find any setting that will affect it.
Tags: Books, Barnes & Noble NOOK


New York Times suddenly is slow

Recipe by Kovid. I use it daily and it always downloads reasonably fast. Today it was taking over 5 hours and was still showing only early progress. I stopped and restarted it and it's still slow. All my other news recipes are fine. Any ideas?
Tags: Books, New York Times, Recipes, Kovid


Gun Groups Sue State of Maryland Over Handgun Carry Ban

Gun rights organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland Over Handgun Carry Ban. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), and Maryland Shall Issue (MSI) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit that seeks to restore the right to bear arms by making it possible for law-abiding individuals to carry a loaded handgun on their p...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, California, New York City, United States, New Jersey, Va, Jones, Miller, Bennett, Fourth Circuit, Reese, Greco, FPC, Dave Workman


Forma Connector Problem

I upgraded to the latest firmware on my Forma yesterday, with no issues. Today I wanted to go ahead and install the patches, as I always do. However, when I connected the Forma to the USB port, my PC couldn't see it. The Forma charges OK, but does not recognize the connection, and hence I cannot get into the files on the Forma to complete my patch work. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I wondered if it was related to the new firmware, but my Aura ONE has upgraded without this problem ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Forma


Wallabag rss feed

Wallabag is a self-hostable read-it-later service. I'm trying out their official instance and trying to get Calibre to download the atom feed of my unread articles. Just putting in the feed url download the articles, but the articles start halfway through, skipping the first few paragraphs. I've tried this with a couple of websites and 2 skipped the first few paragraphs, one was accurate. How can I set calibre to keep all the content, as Wallabag has already filtered out relevant content. This ...
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SILENCER SATURDAY #151: Silencer Central Banish 30

Hello everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we discussed three options for suppressing the popular 5.56MM AR-15 rifle. This week we dive into the Silencer Central Banish 30 modular suppressor. Unfamiliar with Silencer Central (formerly Dakota Silencer) or […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #151: Silencer Central Banish 30 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Editorial, TFB, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, Yankee Hill Machine, Silencer Saturday, Silencer Central, Banish 30


Shield Sights Announces All Glass Lens as Standard Option

Shield Sights Announces All Glass Lens as Standard Option on SMS2, SMSC, RMS, RMSC, and RMSW U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Shield Sights, Pioneer of compact micro red dot optics is pleased to now offer glass lenses on entire line pistol optics. Previously only available as a custom option, glass lenses are now a standard option on all pistol optics. Customers can now choose the best lens option for their given application without having to go through the longer custom option wait times. The all-gl...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Shooting Industry News, Shield Sights, Great Britain Shield, Firepoint Tasco Optima Trijicon, Standard Option, Said James White


Organization of Library

Hello, Just registered to this forum and this is my first post. I have owned a Pocketbook HD3 for about a year now and I am really pleased with it. However, there is one thing that I do not like: the library entries. I have the feeling that I am doing something substantially wrong or that there is some sort of bug. I edited my books with Calibre (latest version) and made certain that all authors were spelled correctly. When I then check the library of my pocketbook I see that, in many cases, ...
Tags: Books, PocketBook, John Grisham, Organization of Library, Grisham Grisham John, Grisham John


How do I get added to the beta software testing program

I've heard a few people on here talk about the beta software testing program, I was wondering how i can get added to that. Thanks!
Tags: Books, PocketBook


Troubleshooting Kindle Paperwhite 3 is getting stuck or reacting crazy

Hello Folks! I have this issue with my PW3. When I turn it on it seems legit for a while. Reading the book, it goes to the next page and next and next, but sometimes when I slide or touch (one finger only) he thinks I want to change font's size, with no way to get out of changing size box but pressing power button. The other time he thinks that I try to highlight word, but only mark the word with the line under it, and doesnt even show pop up window with dictionary etc. The device was not i...
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Big Horn Armory (BHA) Unveils A Reason to be Thankful Campaign

Nominate a deserving person to receive a complete BHA swag bag in time for Thanksgiving. Big Horn Armory – A Reason to be Thankful Campaign Cody, Wyo. (November 2020) – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, today announces a special campaign in time for the giving season: A Reason to be Thankful. From Nov. 1 – 14, 2020, nominate a worthy friend or family member who has had a rough 2020 for a chance to give something back to them. Nominations should be in the form of an essay o...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Guns, America, Bha, John Browning, Linebaugh, Shooting Industry News, Big Horn Armory, Facebook Instagram YouTube, Smith Wesson Magnum, Big Horn Armory BHA


Exploring the wonders of LA’s botanical world that are easily accessible to all

For plant lovers, one positive consequence of the coronavirus protocol — that has closed off options as to where we can go — is the increased downtime afforded us to study local botanical life. Taking more walks and spending more time in parks than usual, we have ample opportunity to study and appreciate the flora that surrounds us. My wife and I recently got up close and personal with one of the wonders of LA’s botanical world. It is a collection of a certain tree species located at Van Nuys-Sh...
Tags: Gardening, California, Ebay, Mexico, La, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Death Valley


Every time you think it can't get more 2020...

Who had "Japanese combatting bears with robot monster wolves" as their guess for November? Because this is pretty lit. Bears fighting robot monster wolves is like the sort of stuff we used to draw in third grade, or a strip idea from The Oatmeal. Also, what gun for robot monster wolf? . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Vidjo, Strangeness, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers


Upgraded to Calibre 5.5, now can't import epub format

Hi and thanks in advance for your help. I am a user of Calibre, not a programmer. I use it to create a library for books I buy and download. I recently upgraded from Calibre 5.3 to 5.5 and now I cannot import epubs. PDFs import fine. Attached is the error I get when I try to import the epub format. So is this a bug in the new version or do I need to install a new plugin? Any help or sugestions are appreciated. Please keep in mind, I do not do programming. Attached T...
Tags: Books, Library Management


20% Off Sitewide at Shop Disney PLUS BOGO $1 Plush!

Take advantage of this HOT Deal for Disney Lovers! Have Disney withdrawal? Great ideas to for the holidays! Get Buy One Get One for $1 Plush at Shop Disney! Use code HUGS Plus get 20% Off sitewide with code DISNEYPLUS Get 2 Small plushes for $14.39. Get free shipping on orders $75+ with Promo Code... Read More
Tags: Deals, Toys, Coupons, Online Deals, Disney Store, Shop Disney, Disney Lovers Have Disney


Palmetto State Armory AK-V Review ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Should you buy a 9mm PSA AK-V? Based on the fact that Palmetto State Armory can’t keep them in stock for more than 20 minutes, the answer seems to be yes for most people. But why? One lucky AmmoLand Daily Digest Subscriber will take this amazing 9mm pistol home! Sign up to win Today! Email Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. ...
Tags: Guns, Psa, Gear, Jack, South Carolina, Browning, Jim, Kimberly, Palmetto State Armory, Jim Grant, PSA AK, Featured Articles, SilencerShop, Jim Grant Jim, AK V, PSA AK V With SilencerCo Osprey


offline Dictionary app?

What are the best offline dictionary apps compatible with your preferred ereader apps?
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'Treasure trove' of unseen Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney writing found

Affectionate friendship between the two poets and artist Barrie Cooke, united by a love of fishing, revealed in a collection of correspondence that was believed lostA “treasure trove” of unseen poems and letters by Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and the artist Barrie Cooke has revealed the depth of a close three-way friendship that one Cambridge academic has described as a “rough, wild equivalent of the Bloomsbury group”.Cooke, who died in 2014, was a leading expressionist artist in Ireland, and a pa...
Tags: Art, Europe, Books, Poetry, UK News, World news, Culture, Ireland, Art and design, Yorkshire, Cambridge, Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Hughes, Cooke, Pembroke College Cambridge


Big Sur on Intel Macs

I got my MacBook Pro 16" last spring and just installed Big Sur. I know...I said I'd wait, but I didn't. Has anyone else noticed that their computer seems faster under Big Sur? Safari certainly is. But launching any app appears faster. The photos app seems to display the photos better than before. I may be experiencing a placebo effect, but I really wasn't expecting anything like this.
Tags: Books, Apple Devices, Intel Macs


6mm ARC Ammunition is Breaking the Rules, but What is it? ~ VIDEOS

Editor's Note: This article originally ran two months ago. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Throw Out the Old Rules! Until now, true long-range shooting from the AR platform has largely been reserved to larger “AR-308” rifles. Those old rules go out the window with the 6mm ARC from Hornady – a cartridge that delivers an 800 to 1,000-yard effective range from a standard AR-15 platform. What is 6mm ARC Ammunition? Hornady 6mm ARC Ammo Ammunition The 6mm ARC cartridge is based on the 6.5 Grendel ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Ppc, Gear, Hornady, Brownells, Ammoland TV, 6mm ARC, Complete Upper 6mm ARC


Your preferred third party reader app for an Onyx Boox device?

I've been using an Onyx Boox Note3 for a week or so. The stock reader app (Neoreader) is decent but I find it's missing a few features. I tried Moon+ Reader first and the functionality is great, but I could not seem to get rid of (or get used to) a faint 'ghosting' around the letters. I tried changing fonts and color settings but the ghosting remained and was not present in any other app. I've since switched to Librera which is excellent (and free) although I can't seem to get the font exact...
Tags: Books, Onyx Boox, Librera


Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection

Hi, I used the corona lockdown time to port the famous Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection to my Pocketbook Touch HD 3. This week I finally implemented the last missing element needed for a beta relase, and like to share it now: https://github.com/SteffenBauer/PocketPuzzles A ready compiled binary app (installation of course on own risk) is here: https://github.com/SteffenBauer/Pock...master/release I ported a total of 48 puzzles, including a sokoban with many variations, minesweeper...
Tags: Books, Mit, PocketBook, Simon Tatham, PocketBook Touch HD


Weekend Cooking: This Will Make It Taste Good by Vivian Howard

I’m a cookbook freak, and I get especially excited when a cookbook has a unique twist. That’s what Vivian Howard’s This Will Make It Taste Good offers. Thanks to the Voracious Ambassador’s Program for the copy of the book. You may recognize Howard’s name from her Public Television shows, earlier cookbook, or her restaurant. In this cookbook, Howard concentrates on base recipes (like sauces and spiced nuts) and then shows you how to use those ingredients to amp up your everyday cooking. The reci...
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