SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event

For the first time in many years, the TFB staff are not on location in the Nevada desert for the third week of January. With all the work, logistics, headaches and potential disasters that come along with each SHOT Show, it really is a great time and we enjoy bringing you comprehensive coverage of all […] Read More … The post SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nevada, On Demand, Daily News, SHOT Show, SHOT Show 2021

Real gardening trends for real gardeners

Sadly, I don’t think bulb forcing will ever be much of a trend for home gardeners. As much as I respect the work of industry groups that like to help both clients and consumers by putting together nicely packaged trend reports—which I read—it just seems like the real world of gardeners is messier, more diverse, and more interesting. (At least gardening trend reports aren’t as silly as Pantone’s yearly color announcements.) This year, I find that announced trends from Garden Media Group bear m...
Tags: Facebook, Gardening, Pantone, NGA, Garden Media Group, National Gardening Association, Real Gardening, Old Farmers Almanac

dedup images bad allocation epub->pdf

I'm trying to convert from epub to pdf but I keep getting an error on deduping of images. Is it possible to just not dedup the images, I know the file size would be larger but at least it would probably convert. Code: Removed 7 duplicated Type3 glyphs Traceback (most recent call last):   File "runpy.py", line 194, in _run_module_as_main   File "runpy.py", line 87, in _run_code   File "site.py", line 82, in   File "site.py", line 77, in main   File "site.py", line 49, in run_entr...
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Did I get a bad P6?

I bought a Likebook P6 recently, and I really like the size and the simple interface. But. Text and icons often look splotchy, and text fades after it's been on the screen for a few seconds. The screen also fades a kind of gray marble pattern in and out sometimes. Is this normal or did I get a bad unit?
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[SHOT 2021] Winchester Model 70 Extreme TrueTimber VSX MB

The Winchester Model 70 is available in more configurations than there are flavors of Starburst. This year’s SHOT Show brings us a few more juicy flavors. This one, in particular, is the Winchester Model 70 Extreme TrueTimber VSX MB. The Rifleman’s rifle is now more equipped to tackle harsh conditions. Furnished with a Tungsten Cerakote, the […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Winchester Model 70 Extreme TrueTimber VSX MB appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Winchester, Daily News, SHOT Show, Rifles, Bolt Action, Product Announcement, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, Model 70, Model 70 Extreme TrueTimber

Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List, as brought to you by IndieBound and CALIBA, for the sales week ended Sunday, Jan. 17. Based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 2. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Prophets: Robert Jones, Jr. 5. The Searcher: Tana Fren...
Tags: Books, Stephen King, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Harper Lee, William Gibson, Ursula K Le Guin, William Golding, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert

Searching mystery books

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Minimal Barriers and Timing at the US Capitol, 6 January, 2021

Widely Spaced Capitol Police. Picture taken about 11:14 a.m. on 6 January, 2021. Courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The barriers put up to keep the crowds of protestors away from the Capitol building on 6 January 2021, were minimal and easily overcome. They were primarily psychological. An ordinary 10-year-old child could push their way through them, with minimal effort. Physical barriers must be backed up by manpower if they are to be effective. This is especially true for suc...
Tags: Guns, US, Department Of Defense, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Trump, Capitol, Ellipse, Ulysses S Grant, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Courtesy Dean Weingarten

[SHOT 2021] Stoeger’s New Fully-Featured STR-9S Combat Pistol

Stoeger introduced the full-size STR-9 back in January 2019. For the virtual SHOT Show 2021, they have announced a fully-featured version called the STR-9S Combat Pistol. Their aim is for the new model to be an all-around solution for everyday carry, home defense or just some fun at the range. The STR-9S Combat Pistol has an overall […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Stoeger’s New Fully-Featured STR-9S Combat Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Stoeger, SHOT Show, Pistols, Product Announcement, Stoeger STR-9, SHOT 2021, SHOT Show 2021, Stoeger STR-9S Combat Pistol

Trampling 2A at Core of Biden’s Empty Promise of ‘Unity’

Does this look like the face of a man interested in unity? Joe Biden can’t unify the nation when he’s vowing to crush the rights of 100 million gun owners. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In a video message broadcast by CNN, Democrat Joe Biden put the lie to his widely-reported intent to preach unity during his inaugural address to what essentially will be a capital city occupied by some 22,000 National Guard troops by basically declaring war on about 100 million of his constituents. “My...
Tags: New York, Texas, Guns, Congress, Washington, US, Joe Biden, Cnn, The Guardian, Biden, Seattle, Nra, Lone Star State, National Rifle Association, IMG, Wayne Lapierre

Survivor of Grizzly Bear Attack in Dupuyer, Montana Used .44 Magnum

Grizzly Bear U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Ken Ledeau is a semi-retired trucker who rented a cabin near Dupuyer, Montana. He loved the area, the views, and the wildlife he would see while walking for exercise. He would walk up and down a finger ridge on one side of Dupuyer Creek drainage. The land was mostly open on the ridge, while the creek had dense stands of willow trees and other vegetation. Ken was 59 years old when the bear attacked him. Neighbors in the Dupuyer area had warned him about ...
Tags: Guns, Montana, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Smith, Smith Wesson, Mike, Ken, Gun Rights News, Conservation News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Hks, 44 Magnum

Book cover generation - is there a fast way?

I rarely generate book covers, usually only when entering an "announced for the future" book that has no cover yet (I have a "Books Wanted" library of empty placeholder books). But when I do generate these covers, is there any way to get through the available covers to the one you want quickly? There are a handful of cover graphics, and a handful of colors. When you click "Generate Cover" Calibre cycles through all these combinations, apparently randomly, since several covers may repeat befor...
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Gun Deals: Beretta M9A1-22, Semi-Automatic Pistol .22LR $399.99 FREE SHIPPING CODE

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Beretta M9A1-22 Semi-Putomatic Pistol .22LR Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman’s Guide has a make-your-own package on the Beretta M9A1-22, Semi-Automatic Pistol .22LR that after coupon code “GUNSNGEAR” at check out you can pick one up for $399.99 with FREE shipping. Beretta® M9A1-22 .22LR Semi-automatic Rimfire Pistol The M9A1 .22LR is a faith...
Tags: Guns, America, Beretta, Shooting Industry News, USA Ammoland, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide, U S Texas LawShield

[SHOT 2021] Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker: New Sub 5lb rifle

The Howa Mini Action Gets even lighter New from Legacy Sports International this year is the Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker.  The stock itself comes from a collaboration between Howa and Stocky’s, an American gunstock maker.  Stocky’s has this to say about their newest line up of ultralight carbon fiber stocks: Truly the Next Generation of […] Read More … The post [SHOT 2021] Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker: New Sub 5lb rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, HOWA, Stocky, SHOT Show, Rifles, Bolt Action, SHOT Show 2021, Howa Carbon Fiber Stalker, Mini Action, Stocky's, Howa Carbon Fiber

Concert photographers help out Alex’s Bar with new book

With its distinct red decor and velvet paintings of Elvis Presley and Mexican wrestlers hanging on the walls, Alex’s Bar in  has been a Long Beach mainstay for more than 20 years. Throughout its long tenure, the venue, which was opened by Alex Hernandez in January 2000, has hosted acts such as Black Flag, Eagles of Death Metal, punk legend Mike Watt and John Doe of X. These days, however, like most other businesses, Alex’s Bar is suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic because it cannot hold a...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Elvis Presley, Jesus, John, Shakespeare, Orange County, Alex, Mike Watt, John Doe, Hernandez, San Fernando Valley

Kobo making a push to expand in a TINY market

Someone in New Zealand apparently thought I might be interested in this advertorial, possibly because of my being a Kobo fan. Interesting to see Kobo targeting such a small market: Kobo advertorial
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Quote of the Day - Roger Kimball Edition

 From his American Greatness piece A Party of Faction and Fantasy: The central fact to appreciate about Donald Trump is that he was elected without the permission, and over the incredulous objections, of the woke oligarchy that governs us.  Exactly right.   Also this: Donald Trump brought peace to the Middle East, Joe Biden brought war to Washington.RTWT. [Author: [email protected] (Kevin)]
Tags: Guns, Washington, Joe Biden, Middle East, Donald Trump, Kevin, Party of Faction

Valentine's Day charcuterie board in a heart-shaped candy box

I absolutely love charcuterie boards, and this year I wanted to create a special one for Valentine's Day. When it came time to choose something to present it on, I thought outside the box by using... an actual box! I used an empty heart-shaped candy box to create a Valentine's Day charcuterie board — a HEARTcuterie board if you will — that's perfect for two people to share as a romantic snack or dinner. I started with an empty heart-shaped candy box, and yes, I did get to eat all the candy mys...
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Stop Calibre from modifying file?

Every time I open an ebook in Calibre, it modifies the ebook in some way, clearly changing the file size. This is... less than desirable. Is there a way to turn this "feature" off?
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How to get sample from PC Kindle to Calibre?

From Amazon's UK Kindle Store I've just chosen to sample a book on my iPad. I then used Send to Kindle in the iPad's Kindle app and it duly appeared in my PC Kindle. How can I now get it to appear in Calibre on my PC please, so that I can then convert it to a format I could send to a friend. If I like the sample, as I fully expect, I'll then buy it and repeat the process and make a gift of it. Terry
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‘Orphan X’ novelist ​Gregg Hurwitz talks ‘Prodigal Son,’ Shakespeare and the home life of assassins

Gregg Hurwitz was already a successful author of standalone thrillers and mysteries when he started to think about writing the kind of big, action-packed series he’d long loved as a reader. “There’s so many characters I grew up with, and just love,” he says. “Whether it’s Jack Reacher, James Bond, Jason Bourne.” But he couldn’t quite get his head around what would make his hero — a character he thought of as Orphan X, a boy raised to be a secret government assassin — different from such legends ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Navy Seals, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bradley Cooper, Darpa, James Bond, Shakespeare, Jack, Mia, Jason, Southern California, Peter

[TFB GUNFEST] The Breach Charging Handle from Aero Precision

New for 2021 from Aero Precision is a product that was teased as a prototype back in 2020 – the Breach charging handle. The Breach takes a hard look at conventionally accepted charging handles and incorporates some unique and clever design decisions in order to make for a more effective, durable, and user-friendly charging handle […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] The Breach Charging Handle from Aero Precision appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Ar-15, Aero Precision, Charging Handle, AR Patterned, Gun Fest 2021, Breach Charging Handle

Disney Books: Spring Stinks

 I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. My single favorite series of children’s books is back!! Mother Bruce series came out with a new book! Spring Stinks Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smells of spring with Bruce, but Bruce thinks spring stinks! Fans of the best-selling Mother Bruce series will cheer for this festive book blooming with visual humor just right for our littlest readers. My take:  I gets so excited when I see a new Bruce book introduced!  If you are not ...
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Some fonts don't work...

Hi, I have an epub that doesn't include pre defined fonts. I can change its font. But there are certain fonts that don't work, not only in this epub, but for all epubs. The fonts work fine with other applications. What could be the problem?
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Viewer takes ages to load books

When looking for a book to read, I used to open book after book, reading a few lines, checking the index, etc. After version 3.48 that is no longer possible. The least I can call it is annoying, because it always takes up to 10 seconds or more to load a new book. Also when editing, I often save the changes, open the book, and check the changes made. When that takes more than say 2 seconds, it is irritating. Is it possible to download and use the previous viewer somewhere, without de-installin...
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[TFB GUNFEST] NEW Aero “Breach” AR-15 Charging Handle

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves speaks with Jeff Carson of Aero Precision about their new Breach charging handle, a charging handle that will be compatible with AR-15s. The breach will be fully ambidextrous and heavy-duty. It will be available in a small and large latch version. James used the Breach for a Thunder […] Read More … The post [TFB GUNFEST] NEW Aero “Breach” AR-15 Charging Handle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Breach, James, Ar-15, Aero Precision, Shooting Accessories, TFBTV, Charging Handle, James Reeves, TBTV, Gun Fest 2021, Jeff Carson

Where Things Stand At The Federal Level

U S Capital Building Congress United States/Washington DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is no sugar-coating it: Second Amendment supporters are in a tough spot at the federal level. The fact of the matter is that anti-Second Amendment extremists have taken the Presidency and have very narrow margins in the House and Senate. This is not an impossible situation, but Second Amendment supporters should be under no illusions about the difficult fights in the next four years. There is good news: Califor...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, Senate, Georgia, Reagan, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Nra, Harold, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, Institute for Legislative Action, Jon Tester

Why i cannot connect to my PW4 over Wi-Fi with USBNetwork

Hello and sorry if this question whas already asked, and sorry for my english too. Ive install into my PW4 the USBNetwork plugin. Toogle it, but i cannot find the Kindle in my android file system. Im using Solid Explorer to connect to my PC with SMB, but i cannot find when im looking for New deveice the Kindle... I Just want to send to my Kindle some new images for the screensaver, font and maybe few epub file without always plug into my computer. Ive not found any instruction to proceed to ...
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THE MASK: A Halloween Tale of Terror

A BRAND-NEW PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED STORY FROM THE AUTHOR OF THREE DOZEN TERRIFYING TALES. Halloween is on the way. And in the little town of Hallum, Indiana, young Connor Westwood’s family don’t have the money to buy him a proper costume. Searching in the attic, though, he comes across a strange old mask. But when he tries it on … all Hell starts to break loose. “A hell of a writer, one of today’s masters of dark fiction” – Horror World. START READING THE MASK HERE.
Tags: Books, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Hallum Indiana, Connor Westwood

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