"A gunman opened fire from the steps of New York City’s Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine just after an outdoor choir performance there on Sunday, and was himself shot and wounded by police, according to police and a Reuters photographer at the scene."This must be a mistaken report, because handguns are doubleplus illegal in NYC. EDITED TO ADD: CNN says the shooter has croaked. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: News, Guns, New York City, Cnn, Reuters, Tam, Boomsticks, Life In The Monkey House, Cathedral Church of St John

Literary Losses

This wretched year has taken John le Carre now. I guess I'll be doing some spy novel reading this week, as soon as I finish Flashman and the Redskins.On a more positive note, it looks like all of the Flashman Papers are available on Kindle now, and that did not used to be the case. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Books, Guns, John Le Carre, Redskins, Tam, Suckage, Flashman

Christmas Books III

If you can't join designer Carolyn Mullet on one of her European garden tours), then do the next best thing, and read her book, Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe (Timber Press, 2020). Fifty private gardens are profiled, gardens designed by some of the... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Timber Press, Carolyn Mullet, Monacelli Press, Gift Suggestions, Private Gardens of Europe Timber Press

Buy Onyx Boox Max Lumi

Location: Germany or the Netherlands Price: around 700 euro assuming it's still in good condition
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POTD: Norwegian Special Operations Commandos and CV-22 Ospreys

TFB’s Photo Of The Day is the place where you can discover the world of firearms through the lens of a camera. Every day we run a new theme, a bunch of selected pictures and a short story. Today we have some fantastic examples of photography from Norway. We have Operators from Forsvarets SpesialKommando (FSK) (Norwegian […] Read More … The post POTD: Norwegian Special Operations Commandos and CV-22 Ospreys appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Training, Norway, Salt, TFB, Special Forces, Osprey, Photo of the Day, Colt C8 Carbine

Sentry-12 Pump Action Shotgun From Blackwater Firearms – Review

Sentry-12 Pump Action Shotgun From Blackwater Firearms – Review U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- It seems to be more and more uncommon to find new firearms designs these days.  R&D are expensive, and it's easier to re-hash an old idea than it is to build a new one from the ground-up.  It is in the “newness” that we find possibility and excitement.  But is the execution of this new design good enough to compete with the tried and true?  Let's take a look at the Blackwater Sentry-12 tactical shotgun. ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Hogue, Blackwater, Shooting Industry News, Firearm News, 12 Gauge, Pump Shotgun, Rex Nanorum, Rex Nanorum Rex Nanorum, Jens Rex Nanorum Hammer, Sentry-12, Pump Action Shotgun From Blackwater Firearms

John le Carré has died

John le Carré was the pseudonym of the author David Cornwell, judged by many to be the master of the spy novel. Please see the link below to the BBC Obituary http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-19888446
Tags: Books, News, Bbc, John Le Carre, David Cornwell

Silliness Loathed holiday movies

In thinking about Christmas movies, I tend to rate them in four categories: Love, it makes Christmas for me; like it, brings cheer; don’t especially like it, but I don’t mind being in the same room; hate with the fire of a thousand burning suns. So, I’ve got two other people in my Christmas bubble and we’ve come up with a plan for watching Christmas movies, namely, that each person gets two vetoes. In discussing the movies and our favorites, it’s already become obvious that each of us alread...
Tags: Books, Connecticut, Lounge, Jimmy Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Sullivan

Has anybody else had Calibre eject their keyboard?

Very rarely (three times in the last year), using Eject Device will also disconnect my keyboard. I'm not able to reliably replicate it, so getting a debug log would be difficult and I suspect it might be a system bug instead of a Calibre-specific one. I do use USB Drive Letter Manager which affects keyboards (see BadUSB Device Blocking) for more information) so I wonder if that might be interfering. I'm just curious whether anyone else has had this issue. It's not a big issue, just strange enoug...
Tags: Books, Devices, Eject Device

Weekend Reading 12.13.20

Ugh, here we go again in California with further lockdowns due to rising virus cases. My county has major restrictions on businesses ability to operate and a stay home order until mid January. It’s heartbreaking and frustrating for all my friends who own small businesses and are barely surviving. I joined a friend for one last bit of merriment on Friday night because all the restaurants and bars (and so many other businesses) in the Bay Area are forced to close again as of this weekend. Damn, th...
Tags: Crafts, Usa, Minnesota, California, Gold Coast, Bay Area, Northern Lights Wow

Master spy writer John le Carre dies at 89, agent says

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. In such classics as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le ...
Tags: Books, England, London, News, Germany, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, Africa, Sport, Ap, Bbc, David, Austria, Britain, Soccer

Calibre 5.7.2 Hangs When Restarted In Debug Mode

I am running Calibre 5.7.2 in Ubuntu 20.10. In order to diagnose a problem with the DeDRM plugin I have tried, multiple times, to reboot in debug mode, both from the menu and by using Shift+Ctl+R. Each time, the program hangs. Nothing is clickable and when I minimize the window I see the box that reads "Starting up, please wait...Initializing user interface". I end up having to kill the process. Anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas? UPDATE: After killing the process, I do get this log, which...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Ubuntu, ELF Linux, KFX

John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89

Thriller writer most famous for stories of complex cold war intrigue began his career as a real-life spy in postwar EuropeTinker, tailor, writer, spy: the many lives of John le Carré, in his own wordsInterview: ‘My ties to England have loosened’John le Carré, who forged thrillers from equal parts of adventure, moral courage and literary flair, has died aged 89.Le Carré explored the gap between the west’s high-flown rhetoric of freedom and the gritty reality of defending it, in novels such as The...
Tags: Books, England, Fiction, Culture, Thrillers, John Le Carre, Carré

Maharam Polder sofa by Hella Jongerius

A limited edition Maharam Polder sofa by Hella Jongerius for sale at Wright, December 17, 2020. Estimate $10,000–15,000 . This limited edition Maharam Polder sofa was produced in a series of 100 for the Salone del Mobile, 2011 and features high-end Maharam upholstery including mohair velvet, Scottish tweed, Paul Smith worsted wool stripes and Jongerius textiles. This example is from the edition out of 100. Sofa features detachable section to right side, portable arm-rest cushion, and a custo...
Tags: Books, Vitra, Paul Smith, Sofa, Maharam, Hella Jongerius, Jongerius, Maharam Polder, Maharam Agenda, Michael Maharam

Ann Marie Released on $60K Bail & Put on House Arrest After “Accidentally” Shooting Man in the Head

Rising R&B singer Ann Marie has been released on bail, but under VERY strict rules, after she allegedly shot her male friend in the head. Ann reportedly posted $60K bail to be sprung from jail, and has been placed on strict house arrest. She’s only allowed to leave her home for work and has to get prior approval. The 25-year-old is under a ton of other restrictions too, including giving the court a 24-hour heads up for any appointments, and she’ll have to provide proof of the appointment afterwa...
Tags: Celebs, Crime, Shooting, Guns, Mugshots, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Bail, ANN, Gun Violence, Slater, Wright

‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ Reveals New Jedi Starfighters and Villainous Vehicles

Lucasfilm has slowly been revealing new characters and details about the forthcoming new publishing initiative Star Wars: The High Republic. But what we haven’t seen yet are some of the new vehicles that have been imagined for this new series of adventures set 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. But even though it’s set two centuries before the sequel, Lucasfilm concept artists have taken inspiration for Star Wars: The High Republic vehicles and ships from how the preq...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Cool Stuff, Chewbacca, Concept Art, Hidalgo, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Warren Fu, Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Story Group, Doug Chiang

Red-Haired Man in a Kilt

He also has a cashmere scarf because it’s winter. His “tattoos” are a great classic toile design. Countryside idyll. His kilt has some tiny antique 3-hole glass buttons. And underneath…
Tags: Crafts, KILT, Doll, Finished Projects, Tattooed Man

Libra Physical buttons changin characters size

Hi all, Just bought the Libra H2O and, was suprised about it's behavior on 1 point: When I go in the characters size menu, change the characters size and go back to reading, the physical buttons don't change the pages anymore but, the characters size. If I don't want that behavior, I need to take another action before going back to my reading; either switch the alignement or simply going in the settings and get out after making no changes. Chatting with someone on Kobo help, I was told this ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo

Calibre no reconoce el Kindle (windows sí)

Hola. A ver si alguien me puede echar un cable porque no consigo que Calibre reconozca mi Kindle :wall:. Esta es la situación que tengo: 1. Windows sí reconoce la conexión, veo el dispositivo en el explorador de archivos. 2. Tengo instalados los complementos de Interfaz del dispositivo, todos los que hacen mención al Kindle. 3. En Preferencias/Dispositivos ignorados no hay apuntado ninguno. X. Por último y por si alguien sabe interpretarlo, esto es lo que aparece en la opción Depurar detecci...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Unplugged, En Preferencias Dispositivos

Best Ebookstore

I've searched the threads here and really can't find one with the answer to my question. Google is not much help at all. Anyhow, here's the question: I'm using a linux computer and calibre for book management. Ereader is a Samsung 7 tablet. So far I haven't found a place (Google Play, Kobo, B&N) where I can purchase an epub title that doesn't have digital rights management. I tried to purchase a book on Google Play and all I get is a link that will direct me to download book to Adobe DRM which ...
Tags: Google, Books, Samsung, General Discussions, David Gilman

Kakugo-like font, but with l/I distinction?

Odd request, perhaps. I'm aware that Kobo UD Kakugo is intended for Japanese, but having tested them all, it's actually my preferred font for reading English.I simply find it easier on the eyes, particularly if I'm not wearing my glasses/contacts, or if I'm on the treadmill. The one complaint I have about it, however, is that it has no distinction between a lowercase 'L' and an uppercase 'I', and it can get quite confusing with unfamiliar names. I don't suppose anyone has come up with a modifi...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo UD Kakugo

Poetry Benrath, Henry: Liebe [german]. V1. 13.12.2020

Hier der letzte, posthum erschienene Gedichtband Liebe von Henry Benrath (1882-1949), der eigentlich Albert Heinrich Rausch hieß, aber seit dem Erscheinen seines Romans Ball auf Schloß Kobolnow den Namen von dessen Hauptfigur als Pseudonym wählte. (Dieser und zwei weitere seiner Romane sind übrigens bei Projekt Gutenberg verfügbar.) Rausch begann als Dichter in der Nachfolge Georges, ohne je zu dessen Kreis zu gehören. Allerdings besaß er weder die sprachliche Meisterschaft noch die dichterisch...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Hier, Namen, Kreis, Rausch, Romane, Mittel, Neigung, Benrath Henry, Gedichtband Liebe, Henry Benrath, Albert Heinrich Rausch, Kraft Georges, George Ton Abklatsch, Hinwendung

Pine Needle Basket

A cute little trinket basket made out of Pine Needles. It is a time consuming project, but the results are amazing! the Tutorial I followed was from an amazing woman called Marina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfWoYF2Kfg8&t=785s [Author: Alix Marie Abram]
Tags: Crafts, Marina, Alix Marie Abram

Tatted Lace Snowflakes

My favourite Craft ever!! for the last 2 Christmas's I have experimented with various designs of snowflakes. here they are! [Author: Alix Marie Abram]
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Gun Deals: Smith & Wesson S&W SD9 VE 16+1 w/ Crimson Trace Tactical Light $389.99

Check out our Daily Gun & Ammunition Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Smith & Wesson S&W SD9 VE 16+1 w/ Crimson Trace Tactical Light Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Kentucky Gun Co has the Smith & Wesson S&W SD9 VE 16+1 handgun on a holiday sale for just check-price of $389.99 with an included Crimson Trace Tactical Light and FREE shipping. This is a great deal as the CT CMR-209 retails for $90.00 all by itself! Smith & Wesson SD9 VE 16-Round Cr...
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ERROR: Version 5.7.1

Hello, I was reading a book and at 78% received this error: calibre, version 5.7.1 ERROR: Error in message handler: SyntaxError: Unexpected end of JSON input Traceback (most recent call last): at IframeClient.handle_message (userscript:viewer.js:16208:21) at IframeBoss.display (userscript:viewer.js:25029:25) at finalize_resources (userscript:viewer.js:16736:33) at add_virtualized_resource (userscript:viewer.js:16643:38) at JSON.parse () SyntaxError: Unexpected end o...
Tags: Books, Calibre, JSON


Hello all, I'm Apae on most forums. Came here looking for info whether it was possible to read kindle files on my pocketbook, and found a world of possibilities for e-readers. Although I'm on my third reader (a cheapy first, then a pocketbook touch HD3 that suffered a broken substrate last summer, after which I immediately bought a replacement), I never did much else than just reading (lots of) ebooks. I found here that I can edit metadata, use applications to order my collection, etc. No do...
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself

Charging status when in sleep

Is there any settings to do in order to see charging status when Kobo with Koreader running is in sleep mode? I think somethings like in base system the visualize charging status. Thanks
Tags: Books, Koreader, Kobo

Problem with title link custom column

For the last few years I've been using a custom column which somebody posted here, which makes the title as it appears in the sidebar a link to where the text was downloaded from. Recently I've started getting an error message, instead of the link, and I was hoping somebody might be able to help me with what I need to change to make it work again. Thank you to anyone who can help. The error message I'm getting is: EXCEPTION: Formatter: Missing closing parenthesis near ';' and the custom col...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen 2 Holosight ALL NEW REVIEW ~ VIDEO

AmmoLand editor, Jim Grant reviews the Vortex AMG UH-1 Gen 2 Holosight optic. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When I first heard about Vortex entering the holographic weapon sight market back in 2017 at SHOT Show with their AMG UH-1, I was intrigued, to say the least. While I'm heavily invested in EoTech sights, I'm not blind to their faults. That and my experience with Vortex's magnified optics definitely gave me high hopes for their first foray into this new realm of gun-sights. That said, I had no...
Tags: Guns, Gear, South Carolina, Amg, Jim, CMMG, SBR, Kimberly, Benelli, NVG, Aimpoints, Jim Grant, Vortex Optics, Jim Grant Jim, Vortex AMG, LaRue Tactical PVS

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