Anthropomorphism and plants

Meet ‘Charlotte,’ which will always be an “it” to me. This won’t be a popular opinion. But it’s been on my mind for a while, and, as the practice becomes more and more common, I finally had to say something. As we know, most plants (by no means all) are hermaphrodites, with flowers that have both male and female sex organs—but it’s complicated, much more complicated than I will go into here. Indeed, I am not interested in going into it, because there is zero science behind indoor/outdoor gard...
Tags: Gardening, Epsom, Emma Hamilton, Rant's Plants, Elizabeth Graham Thomas

One Night in Lexington

Bobbi was watching The Queen's Gambit last night and I remarked on how a particular scene seemed a subtle nod to Murray Head's "One Night in Bangkok" and it turned out she wasn't familiar with the tune... Incidentally, the Wikipedia article for the musical Chess is practically an event horizon for any number of hours-long wikiwanders on topics ranging from chess to musical theater to Eighties pop rock to Cold War nuclear strategy. Click at your own risk. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, History, Bangkok, Tunes, Murray, Tam, Lexington, Bobbi, Bread And Circuses, Vidjo, Flicks, My G-g-g-generation


Louis Awerbuck had an interesting "final exam" for his firearms classes, a time pressure enhanced shooting drill on a target he called his "South African Computer" (Louis was a vocally proud Luddite). Louis dispensing wisdom, this time on mechanical offset. Said target consisted of a clothed torso mannequin target, surrounded by several other clothed torso mannequin targets, all of which were on hinged, pivoting arms so that Louis could control their bobbing gyrations by tugging ...
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Tam, Louis, Rifles, Boomsticks, Gun School, 19ByGod11, Louis Awerbuck, Luddite Louis

Getting Quiet: Redefining The Integrally Suppressed Rifle

There are many suppressed rifles with permanently attached silencers on the market, but what exactly is an integrally suppressed rifle (ISR). When I think integrally suppressed, I think of the suppression system built directly into the barrel. A good example of this is the Curtis Tactical 9mm bolt gun that Pete reviewed for TFB’s Silencer […] Read More … The post Getting Quiet: Redefining The Integrally Suppressed Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, TFB, Pete, Daniel Defense, Other Gear & Gadgets, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Integrally Suppressed Rifle, Rifle Suppressor

Why are all text columns shown in tag browser? (And changing column types?)

Mostly just curious about why "text, not shown in tag browser" isn't an option except for longtext. My best guess is because hiding categories just makes it redundant. Also, I'm curious why column types are impossible to change at all. Some of them would obviously cause problems (text=> integer, datetime/booleananything else, possibly taglike=>text/enumerated), but others seem like they'd be easy to convert (e.g. enumerated=> taglike, textenumerated, rating=>integer).
Tags: Books, Library Management

Sell Kindle Paperwhite with Oberon Tree of Life cover $140

I have a very well cared for Kindle paperwhite (latest version) with a like new leather cover from Oberon design. The cover has a Tree of Life theme. The cover cost $75 new and the Kindle can be had new now for around $80, so I'd sell both together for $140 shipped CONUS. I would ship international if the buyer either pays the cost or shares it. I can post photos if desired. I don't know if this is allowed, but I also have a Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 available for $280. It is two months old a...
Tags: Books, Flea Market, Oberon, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Oberon Tree of Life

Tool to add ToC (bookmarks) to existing PDF?

Hello, Some PDFs have no table of contents (bookmarks). Here's an example as shown in SumatraPDF. Is there a software* to add one to an existing PDF file, ie. I don't have the original source? Thank you. * qpdf, cpdf, mutool, etc. -- Edit: Should have checked the archives before asking :blush: Just create a text file by copy/pasting the ToC (with a bit of regex, possibly), and run this command: Code: cpdf.exe -add-bookmarks bookmarks.txt input.pdf -o output.pdf ...
Tags: Books, Pdf

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? 1911 Inspired or Black Powder Build Backfired?

Welcome everyone to the 78th 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? 1911 Inspired or Black Powder Build Backfired? appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Editorial, Black powder, Pistols, Hot Gat Or Fudd Crap, Fudd Crap, 1911 Inspired

POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag

Scharfschützen – snipers in German is the theme for this Photo Of The Day. The photo above is pretty cool, with the .300 Win Mag just leaving the muzzle on its journey. From the caption, written by Elisabeth Rabe, and machine translated: It is a strategy of the military: the enemy is at the mercy of […] Read More … The post POTD: German Snipers with the G22 in .300 Win Mag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Germany, Sniper, G22, Photo of the Day, Rifles, 300 Win Mag, Steiner Optics, Bolt Action, G22A2, Elisabeth Rabe

Multiple menu pages

Hi, I've downloaded a manual from the web and converted it to a zip file and then to epub. I have nearly 300 split html files. After each chapter the menu is repeated all the way through the book. For example a chapter page is index4_split_001.html, the next page displayed is a repeat of the menu; index5_split_000. The following page is the next chapter page index5_split_001.html, which is correct. The next page is the same menu again but now named index6_split_000.html and so on. So basically a...
Tags: Books, Conversion

A few questions... (template language, mainly)

Hello! I have a few questions about Calibre interface and I thought that it would be better to ask everything at the same time... So first, I've already looked for it in the parameters, and I'm pretty sure that it doesn't exist, but is it possible to disable the author_sort for one of my libraries? I have one library for my originals books, for which the author sort is very useful, but I have another one where I put all my fanfictions. It's weird to see pseudos like "magical blue cat" at "ca...
Tags: Books, Library Management

Touch Authors with Middle Names/Multiple Initials not Displaying Correctly in Library

Hi! Hoping someone can help me with the following issue: On my Nook (Glowlight Plus 7.8"), authors with middle names or initials aren't displaying properly in the Library. For example, "Arthur Conan Doyle" (Author sort: "Doyle, Arthur Conan") simply appears as Arthur Doyle and "J. K. Rowling" (Author sort: "Rowling, J. K.") appears as J. Rowling. I think this is a Nook issue (and not a Calibre issue) for two reasons: 1) I uploaded the same files to an older Kindle and they displayed properly...
Tags: Books, Arthur Conan Doyle, Barnes & Noble NOOK, J K Rowling, Doyle Arthur Conan, Rowling J K, Arthur Doyle, Touch Authors, J Rowling

Florida Woman Accused of Shooting Officer Serving Warrant

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 28 September 2020, a warrant was served in Jacksonville Florida, just before 8 a.m. The warrant was not a no-knock warrant. There is evidence the officers serving the warrant attempted to announce themselves with loudspeakers and by knocking. The warrant was served by a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team and the DEA. When they did not get an answer, they started to break in. They were not wearing body cameras. Diamonds Ford started shooting at them. She hit on...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Court, Department Of Defense, United States, Ford, Arizona, DEA, Police Shooting, Jacksonville Florida, Gantt, Duval County, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, JSO, Dean Weingarten

What do you use User Categories for?

User Categories look very useful, but I'm not exactly sure what to use them for. What do people on MobileRead do with them?
Tags: Books, Library Management

The Expanse's Steven Strait on Holden's Evolution as a Leader

The Expanse is a show with an ensemble cast, but if you had to pick a “main character,” it would probably be James Holden. Played by Steven Strait, who’s also a producer on the show, Holden captains the Rocinante and has a unique connection to the dangerously mysterious protomolecule. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Streaming, The Expanse, Holden, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, James Holden, Steven Strait, Io9 Features

Close Out 2020 with Graham & Brown Wallpaper

New beginnings can start with new walls, or at least a fresh and festive new look for them with Graham & Brown wallpaper. The company bids adieu to 2020 with a final product offering—three new styles beginning with the intricate Rinku. Available in Green/Copper, Black/Gold, Natural, and Navy/Silver, Rinku offers the royal treatment with a dark and moody color scheme that’s also elegant and modern. Palais is equally aristocratic. A stylish and subtle print with Art Deco...
Tags: Books, Wallpaper, Graham, Walls, Art Deco, Palais, Graham & Brown, Surfaces, Modern Wallpaper, Textured Wallpaper, Palais wallpaper, Rinku wallpaper, Silk wallpaper, Green Copper Black Gold Natural, Navy Silver Rinku, Graham Brown Wallpaper

Stimulus/Appropriations Bill May Allow Import of Korean M1 Carbines

If you’re into curio and relic firearms from the WWII era, then a recent discovery in the stimulus/appropriations bill should be interesting to you as it may give way to the importation of South Korean M1 Carbines into the US firearms market. M1 Carbines still remain a highly sought after firearms for both collectors and […] Read More … The post Stimulus/Appropriations Bill May Allow Import of Korean M1 Carbines appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, US, Daily News, Rifles, M1 Carbine, Semi-Auto, Import Guns, Korean M1

Kindle Bricked after attmping the PW4 SW Jailbreak

So, I got a kindle 10th gen(WiFI, 8GB) as a gift for xmas, serial number starts with "g090 vb" so it seemed like it actually was a PW4. So, after sending the factory firmware, it installed it, but after the "update successful" popped up, it went to the tree screen. where it says "Please Wait a moment while your kindle starts up" when I hold the power button, the button does its green and amber thing. but nothing happens on screen. Tried holding it as well for upwards of 5 mins. When I plug i...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, SP Blank

Ruger Custom Shop Introduces New Refreshed Ruger Precision Rifle

The Ruger Precision Rifle has been a popular choice for precision rifle shooters since its introduction. The Ruger Custom shop has decided to put out a new touched up 6mm Creedmoor version of the rifle with a few extra bells and whistles to enhance the performance and looks over the standard rifle. Ruger Custom Shop […] Read More … The post Ruger Custom Shop Introduces New Refreshed Ruger Precision Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Creedmoor, Ruger Custom Shop

Gun Deals: Walther PPQ M2, Semi-Automatic 9mm 4″ Barrel, 15+1 Rounds $549.99 FREE S&H

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Tags: Guns, Walther, Firearm News, USA Ammoland, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide, Ergonomic Walther

Gun Deals: Garaysar Fear-114 Shotgun Semi-Auto 12Ga 5+1 $474.99 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun & Ammunition Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Garaysar Fear-114 Shotgun Semi-Auto 12Ga Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Kentuck Gun Co has the hard to find and never on sale Garaysar Fear-114 Shotgun Semi-Auto 12Ga 5+1 rounds for a Text-A-Check Price of $474.99 with FREE shipping. Garaysar Fear-114 Shotgun Semi-Auto 12Ga 5+1 The Garaysar FEAR-114 Shorty Shotgun is a semi auto 12 guage shotgun that comes with a short 14″ ba...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Shotguns, Firearm News, Kentucky Gun Co, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Ammoland com Kentuck Gun Co, Gas Operated Semi Auto

Boyue Mars Android 8 upgrade without Windows?

I have a Boyue Mars that runs Android 6.0 that I'd like to update to 8.0. The instructions talk about double-clicking DriverInstall.EXE, which I know in advance will do nothing interesting on my Ubuntu Linux 20.04LTS system. Is there a manual process I can use, or am I stuck having to find a Windows system? Aloso, there's a "warm reminder" that I should "Please properly back up all important files in advance, upgrade will clear all the file contents." Does this mean I have to reinstall my apps...
Tags: Books, Boyue

Opening a book in the Viewer

Why is it necessary to use PgDn (on Windows) to open a book in the Viewer? Is there something which makes it impossible to provide a "next page" pointer at the right margin?
Tags: Books, Viewer

Ammo Deals: Magtech, 9mm Luger, FMJ, 115 Grain, 250 Rounds $161.49 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Protect your investment in guns & ammo with SecureIt! Magtech, 9mm Luger, FMJ, 115 Grain, 250 Rounds Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsmans Guide has in stock and shipping FREE, Magtech, 9mm Luger, FMJ, 115 Grain ammo in 250 round boxes for $161.49. That is $0.645 each a round. Compare that to other Magtech 9mm priced here. Get greater reliability and accuracy at the range with Magtech. Key Specifications Item Number: 620528 Mfg. Number:...
Tags: Guns, Magtech, Ammunition News, USA Ammoland, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide

Book: In the Beginning…Was the Command Line

I love Neal Stephenson. I’ve read all of his books, some of them multiple times. Well, except the Baroque Cycle trilogy, which I’m saving for a special period of time to get lost in them, and from everything. Last week I read In the Beginning…Was the Command Line. For the second time. This time I read it on my Kindle, which was fitting. Stephenson wrote it in 1999. As we exit 2020, it’s a great reminder of the place technology was around 20 years ago. It shows how much has changed and how ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Trends, Roku, Command Line, Neal Stephenson, Aspen, Stephenson, DirecTV, Feld, HBO Max, DIRECTV Roku

43% off BLACK+DECKER Construction Dress Up Trunk for Kids – 22Pieces Included {Amazon}

  Time to start restocking the gift closet! Get 43% off this highly rated BLACK+DECKER Construction Dress Up Trunk for Kids – 22Pieces Included Free shipping with Prime or on orders $25+ Description: Toy tools and accessories for an authentic role play construction experience Dress-up with the fabric apron, safety vest, hard hat and safety... Read More
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ATF Makes Moves Against the Solvent Trap Industry ~ VIDEO

Cautionary Note: All silencers require a $200 tax stamp from the BATFE in the USA.  We caution U.S. readers not to begin building a silencer unless you first pay the tax and acquire the proper paperwork (form 1) in advance, before purchasing parts or building a silencer. Solvent Traps 80% Silencer Parts U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- News broke recently concerning the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) raid at the Diversified Machine facility. Diversified Machine is one of...
Tags: Usa, Guns, China, US, John, Customs, Nra, Northern Virginia, ATF, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, AmmoLand News, Federal Agents, John Crump John, Aegis Products

Lucid Optics SC9 Compact Spotting Scope 9-29×56 – Review

Buddy Mark Green and I were both impressed with the crispness and clarity of the Lucid Optics SC9 Compact 9-29×56 Spotting Scope. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Scrambling up and down mountains hunting is tough duty. On a good elk hunt, I can hardly walk by the 3rd day due to being so sore. So due to this, I try to limit the wt. & gear that I pack. I carry a set of 10×42 binocs for optics. But there are times that you have to carry a spotting scope. For instance when doing a sheep hunt, or looking ...
Tags: Guns, US, Idaho, Alaska, Amazon Kindle, Ed, Mark Green, Lucid Optics, Burris, Shooting Industry News, Tom Claycomb, Hunt Alaska Bass Pro Shops Bowhunter, Tom Claycomb Tom Claycomb, Buddy Mark Green, Gary Kirkpatrick

Peaceably Assemble and to Petition the Government, January 6th in D.C. ~ VIDEO

Peaceably Assemble and to Petition the Government, January 6th in D.C. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- President Trump has called the People to peaceably assemble in Washington, D.C. on 6 January 2020. The People will petition the Government to redress grievances, particularly the fraudulent election of 2020. Half the country believes the election was stolen from President Trump. Half of the rest are uninformed or misinformed. The evidence is accumulating, day after day. It is creeping through the c...
Tags: Usa, Guns, California, Washington, China, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Venezuela, Chinese communist party, Trump, United State, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team

His Dark Materials' Lin-Manuel Miranda on Lee Scoresby's Alamo and Season 3

His Dark Materials ended its second season on heartfelt reunions, sinister plots, and a hero’s journey into a land of angels. Lee Scoresby’s story was a battle he’d been preparing for his whole life–one that actor Lin-Manuel Miranda knew was coming thanks to Philip Pullman’s books couldn’t quite prepare himself for…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Interview, Bbc, Exclusive, Philip Pullman, Lin Manuel Miranda, Alamo, Andrew Scott, Cristela Alonzo, Lee Scoresby, His Dark Materials

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