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The Margot Robbie ‘Barbie’ Movie Will “Truly Honor the IP,” So We Can All Relax

I don’t know about you, but whenever there’s a movie adapted from some other source material on the way, my one and only thought is: “Will this movie honor the IP?” That’s all that matters. Art be damned, I just want to make sure the intellectual property is being treated like some sort of sacred text! Especially if that property happens to be toys, the most sacrosanct of all things. Thankfully, the Margot Robbie Barbie movie is doing just that, according to Robbie herself. But the actress also...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Amy Schumer, Anne Hathaway, Barbie, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie, Toy, Margot, Cody, Robbie, Gerwig, Noah Baumbach, Baumbach, Diablo Cody, Margot Robbie Barbie


Scenes from a Community Garden in Winter

I think “Peace Love Relax” and “Welcome” are fitting messages for the garden, especially on Christmas Day. When I visited my town’s community gardens on a recent sunny day I saw not a single gardener, but plenty of signs of life. Socializing Chairs arranged around fire pits are more popular than ever this year, but here they’re a long-standing tradition, especially on Sunday mornings. The same garden even has a kitchen. Coffee is served. From beneath a fig tree the gardeners can survey the...
Tags: Gardening, Beltway, Public Gardens, Community Garden, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center


10 Powerful Life Lessons from The Alchemist

by The Utopian Life The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of the best-selling books in history, with over 65 million copies in 56 different languages. The story of Santiago, the shepherd boy on a journey to realize his “Personal Legend” has inspired people all over the world to live their dreams. Here are ten of […]
Tags: Books, News, Santiago, Stories, Paulo Coelho


Karma given

Is there any way to get a list of people to whom I have given karma Why? I am trying to find a thread but none of the search terms that come to mind are helping. I think I karma-ed the OP for sticking with finding a solution to their problem - perhaps that should be 'harris-ed the OP' :) BRF
Tags: Books, Feedback


At the Christmas Café...

 ... you can write about whatever you want. And I hope you got whatever you wanted. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Toys, Law, Ann Althouse


Sigil fails on KDP website.

I've been wrestling with problem after problem for the past few days. My first problem was getting a logical TOC to work. I'm using LibreOffice. Convert to word, either doc or docx and the only thing that comes up for the device menu is "Cover." So, someone suggested sigil. That worked. Then, I realised it didn't look too good. I'd been using block paragraphs and decided to do it properly, indenting. That's where LibreOffice failed me.I was on V5, Ubuntu 16.04LTS and saving as HTML, doc or docx ...
Tags: Books, Sigil, KDP


Dark Green Armchair (1906) by Carl Bergsten (Sweden, 1879-1935) for Gemla

Dark Green Armchair (1906) by Carl Bergsten (Sweden, 1879-1935) for Gemla Estimate: 250 000 – 300 000 SEK 24 108 – 28 930 EUR Hammer price: 310 000 SEK The chairs were designed for Strömsholmens Café at the Industrial Exhibition in Norrköping in 1906. These armchairs were a wedding gift from Carl Bergsten to his close friend and colleague Contractor Ernst Lundberg. Architect and furniture designer Carl Bergsten’s significance for the development of modern architecture and furniture ...
Tags: Books, Sweden, Vienna, Paris, Lundberg, Stockholm, Bukowski, Norrkoping, Armchair, Josef Hoffmann, Chair Auction, Gemla, Carl Bergsten, Ernst Lundberg, Europe Bergsten, Bergsten


Missing fi in if/then/else statement

Code: program: if check_yes_no(field('#onkobo'), '', '1', '')        then 'sync.png'     else     if check_yes_no(field('#onkobo'), '', '', '1') then                   if str_in_list(field('#kobocoll'), ',', "Kobo Store", '1', '')  then 'drm-locked.png' fi                         else 'reader.png' fi This has error of a missing fi. Got EOF errors trying to figure out where it goes. Where do I put it? :thanks:
Tags: Books, Library Management, Kobo Store


if/then/else and check_yes_no in column icons

Code: program:         if check_yes_no(field('#bool'), '', '1', '')        then 'bool.png'    fi The template editor isn't reporting any errors, I checked for mistakes in the column and icon names, and I put it to the top of the rules list to avoid anything else overriding it. Yet setting #bool to "no" doesn't change the icon. What did I do wrong?
Tags: Books, Library Management


THE CLUELESS DAD'S GUIDE TO FIRST-TIME PREGNANCY- Free advanced review copy

:book2:Hello to all soon-to-be-dad in this forum, I am giving away a free advanced review copy of a new book, THE CLUELESS DAD'S GUIDE TO FIRST-TIME PREGNANCY, that the author will be releasing next year. This is not a paid book, this is TOTALLY FREE until the book is released next year. All we are asking is a voluntary honest review when the book is released. Hopefully, this free book will be helpful for all the first-time dads in this group as well. Please use the link below to download or se...
Tags: Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers


Calibre doesn't open

Calibre had been working very nicely. But I downloaded new version 5.8.1 on Macbook Air Big Sur. I moved .dmg file. Opened it. Moved Calibre to APPLICIONS and saw then it was transfered. When I tried to open it, I get the Calibre Icon on my dock. When I double click nothing happens. When I right click, it gives "Options" (such as eep in dock), Show All Windows, Hide, Quite. Sometimes at the top t will say Application not responding. I've gone through this process several times. I am not ...
Tags: Books, Server


[MacOS] Calibre doesn't open

Calibre had been working very nicely. But I downloaded new version 5.8.1 on Macbook Air Big Sur. I moved .dmg file. Opened it. Moved Calibre to APPLICIONS and saw then it was transfered. When I tried to open it, I get the Calibre Icon on my dock. When I double click nothing happens. When I right click, it gives "Options" (such as eep in dock), Show All Windows, Hide, Quite. Sometimes at the top t will say Application not responding. I've gone through this process several times. I am not ...
Tags: Books, Calibre


Tenet – One Big, Hot Mess of a Movie

Amy and I watched Tenet the other night. When we finished, she turned to me and said, “That was one big, hot mess of a movie.” I sat for a moment and said, “I’m not sure it was any good, but I’m not sure.” I just watched the trailer. While these are clips from the movie, there’s no correlation in these clips to anything that gives you a feeling for the movie—more hot mess. Temporal dynamics are a common trope in movies. While it’s a clichéd part of the sci-fi genre, it is becom...
Tags: Books, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Time, Trends, Amy, Tenet, Feld


Add books automatically

It seems to me that the process is slower than in previous versions. Is this possible or is it a mistake in my calibre? I put 20 books in the assigned folder for automatic loading and it takes much longer than it always did. I have timed 5:56:18 to add a 269 kb book Version Calibre 5.8.1 OS Linuxmint 20 I leave debugging record: Spoiler: libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sRGB profile libpng warning: iCCP: known incorrect sR...
Tags: Books, Plugin, Library Management, Mobi, ELF Linux, Campo, Barnes Noble, Goodreads, Topaz, Annotations, Favourites Menu, EpubMerge, Goodreads Sync, Count Pages, Find Duplicates, Actualizador Biblioteca EPG


Bugs of the Hisense A5

Hello, I'm using the Hisense A5 for nearly a year. I'm completely sold to the eink phone concept but the device is completely buggy. 1) For several weeks, autofocus on the camera has been broken. It was already the case a few months ago and solved itself. This times, it did not. It means that I'm not even able to scan a QR code. 2) The phone unlock itself randomly. It has done it less frequently since I disabled the "face unlock" but still does it. I've witnessed the phone unlocking for no re...
Tags: Books, Android Devices


Cost of eBooks vs dead-tree books

Something confusing. eBooks seem they should be cheaper - the costs tend to be one-time to produce the file, and then whatever costs there are to host the file on a web-server (or letting Amazon/Kobo do it and take a cut). Seems like it'd be less than printing the book and handling the logistics of getting it out to the retailer. Still, the eBooks are commonly more expensive. What gives?
Tags: Books, General Discussions, Amazon Kobo


Recipe Input Plugin?

In calibre - Preferences - Plugins I see: Quote: Recipe Input (1.0.0) by Kovid Goyal Download periodical content from the internet but I am unable to locate this plugin or any additional information about it. Any pointers? Thanks Dave
Tags: Books, Plugin, Plugins, Kovid Goyal


Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX Tactical Pistol Light Review

Jim gives us a quick review of the Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX Tactical Light. For a more in-depth review read Mr. Roberts' Streamlight TLR-7 Compact Weapon Light Break-Down article. The new Streamlight TLR-7A FLEX is bright, compact and affordable. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to pistol-mounted, tactical lights like the Streamlight TLR series, I'm very picky. The light must have great battery-life, above-average illumination, and a compact, durable body. Plus, it should ideally use c...
Tags: Guns, Product Reviews, Gear, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, TLR, Jim Grant, Streamlight, LA Police Gear, PPQ, Weapons Lights, Roberts Streamlight, TLR 7A FLEX, FLEX Tactical Pistol Light Review


134 KIDCHEER Magnet Building Tiles For $28.49 Shipped From Amazon After $28.50 Coupon!

134 KIDCHEER Magnet Building Tiles For $28.49 Shipped From Amazon After $28.50 Coupon! Use the following code for $28.50 off: 50KVDWQE ✔✔【Fun Toys for 3+ Child】: Ideal Educational building kits and gifts for 3+ years boys and girls. Kids can learn colors, shapes and digits while having fun. ✔✔【Safe & Durable】: KIDCHEER magnets blocks use […]
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys


Primary Arms 5x ACSS Gen 2 Prism Scope Review

The Primary Arms 5x ACSS Compact Prism Scope is available in both black and FDE. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to combat optics, there is a misconception that shooters need to spend big money to get a quality scope. This is partially fueled by the legendary durability of Trijicon ACOGs that normally run around $1,000 since they were among the first combat scopes to gain widespread use among civilian shooters. And while offerings from Trijicon is very nice, they're often outside the fin...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Gear, Houston, South Carolina, Jim, Kimberly, BDC, AK, Acog, Trijicon, Arsenal SGL, Primary Arms, ACSS, Primary Arms Optics, Jim Grant Jim


Technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.

The predicted snowfall for the front that passed through from Wednesday afternoon to Christmas Eve morning gradually ramped up from "maybe some wintry mix" to "three inches of sticking snow"...and then suddenly evaporated to nothing. Wednesday morning the nice meteorologist sounded sad when she informed us that there wouldn't be a white Christmas after all. All the moisture in the front would have passed through before the temperature dropped in the wake of its passage. Cold air, yes, but dry. ...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Broad Ripple and Environs, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


PW3 Need Help! Navigate the Diag mode over Serial console

Hi. During doing some research on the Diag mode of Kindle Paperwhite 3, I try to test the MAD TEST under the Mics Individual diagnostics menu which laterly corrupts the touch driver, unfortunately. :( When I try to re access this test mode with my touchscreen not responsible to figure out what happended via serial console as below, I cannot access by typing 'o': diag> MUSCAT_WFO - System Diags - 100 Code:   ~~~~  1.1.40.329941  ~~~~     pcbId:0670709182970F82 (DS INFO)-Device Se...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Misc


Overheard in the Kitchen...

Bobbi has been reading Break It Up, which is the source of the initial quote...the conversation quickly veered off in a more Roseholme Cottage sort of direction, though... RX: "John Calhoun said “We must conquer space” in 1816. I love that quote." Me: "That’s pretty forward thinking. They were still decades away from the first aethernauts, right?"   RX: "Steam-powered rockets were still in their infancy. They’d been using human-powered rockets. Throw a cable to a magnetic line of force a...
Tags: Books, Guns, History, South Carolina, SF, Tam, Bobbi, John Calhoun, Eli Whitney, Overheard


Spalten auswählen in Calibre

​Hallo, ich möchte gern meine in Calibre erstellten Sammlungen auf den Kindle Paperwhite übertragen. Aber beim Click auf den Knopf "Kindle Collections" bekomme ich immer die Fehlermeldung, dass ich keine Spalte für die Übertragung ausgewählt hätte ("no calibre columns have been selected")​. Kann mir irgendjemand sagen, wie man in Calibre eine Spalte auswählt? Ich finde da einfach nichts. Oder wie ist die Meldung gemeint? Wäre nett, wenn mir jemand helfen könnte. Ich habe in stundenlanger Arbeit ...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Kann, Spalten


Pietr-le-Letton de Georges SIMENON: €1.99, £1.49, $1.99

Pietr-le-Letton est le premier livre dans la série Maigret de Georges SIMENON. A ce moment, c'est à prix réduit a Kindle France, UK et US. Kindle France: https://www.amazon.fr/Pietr-Letton-G...dp/B0088D3MTM/ Kindle UK: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Pietr-Let...dp/B0088D3MTM/ Kindle US: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0088D3MTM
Tags: Books, UK, France, US, E-books, France UK, Letton de Georges SIMENON, Letton, Maigret de Georges SIMENON


LaRue Tactical Ultimate Upper Kit Review – One Kit to LaRue Them All? ~ VIDEO

LaRue Tactical's Ultimate Upper Kit is available in multiple finishes, but FDE is my personal favorite. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to AR-15 rifle lowers, I have a problem. It's a problem that led me to LaRue Tactical – I own far more lowers than uppers, to the point where many of them simply sit on a shelf in the gun safe and look pretty. I'm especially guilty of buying meme lowers from PSA or even just blemished ones when I'm around their brick and mortar stores. Eventually, I got ...
Tags: Florida, Guns, US, Psa, Gear, Psg, Gucci, South Carolina, NICK, Applebees, Mark, Don, Jim, ATF, Kimberly, ASR


Continuous scrolling in iOS Kindle app (for side loaded books)?

I tend to read my ebooks on the Kindle app (I prefer the layout), and I usually send them to the app either through the iOS files app (if it's already a mobi file) or via the Send EPUB to Kindle website. The only issue is none of the books I load either of these ways seem to support continuous scrolling. From looking around the interwebs, it sounds like this is because that feature isn't supported for mobi files. Is there any way to sideload books in another format to the iOS Kindle app, or am I...
Tags: Books, Apple Devices


Seattle Times recipe hangs

Hi all, The Seattle Times recipe appears to hang with I try to run it... Any help debugging is much appreciated. Happy to PM my credentials if necessary. Thanks! Quote: ebook-convert "The Seattle Times.recipe" "~/Desktop/_st_.epub" --username="USERNAME" --password="PASSWORD" --output-profile="kobo" --verbose Conversion options changed from defaults: verbose: 1 output_profile: u'kobo' test: None 1% Converting input to HTML... InputFormatPlugin: Rec...
Tags: Books, Mozilla, Recipes, Seattle Times, Gecko Chrome


[Windows] 5.8.1 No start after update

Season Greeting to all. V 5.8.1 can't start after update from 5.7.1. Win64. Same situation as with 5.7.0. Can you help? Best regards. Gerd
Tags: Books, Calibre


5.8.1 No start after update

Season Greeting to all. V 5.8.1 can't start after update from 5.7.1. Win64. Same situation as with 5.7.0. Can you help? Best regards. Gerd
Tags: Books, Development



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