"English, MF'er! Do you speak...or write...it?"

This headline at Newsweek got my eye twitching: Elderly Man Shoots Dead Assisted-Living Worker in Colorado, Police Say Do they not diagram sentences in school anymore? If I were in the old folks' home and saw the dead wandering about, I'd shoot them, too. "The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Shamblers in the wire!" . [Author: Tam]
Tags: News, Guns, Colorado, Tam, Newsweek, Idjits, Mockery, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers

Madui Maduisha Art Toy

Zinkete has released a small run of the Madui Masuisha Art Toys . The 4.75-inch tall resin collectible is limited to a run of 10 pieces (numbered and signed). These are painted by hand and airbrushed. Every numbered box includes several colorful stickers. You can pick one up for€70.00 (about $85.00).
Tags: Toys, Handmade, Zinkete

How do I update the titles on my device?

I've started updating the Series information of my library, and I've set up a plugboard. For books I newly transfer to my device, the title is correctly set how I want it (based on the series and book number). But how do I get existing books to update? I could remove them and re-add, but I don't want to do that because it'll lose all my annotations.
Tags: Books, Library Management

Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – BNVD-1531s & DTNVS

For this week’s installment on Friday Night Lights, you get a two-for-one Dual Tube Spotlight. Just before flying out to New Orleans for TFB Gunfest, I met up with Alex Ko of Nocorium. He had a set of DTNVS and BNVD-1531 housings that he was patterning for his NVG wraps. I got a chance to […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: Dual Tube Spotlight – BNVD-1531s & DTNVS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, New Orleans, NVG, Friday Night Lights, Night Vision, DTNVS, BNVD-1531, Alex Ko

WWR2 Tracker and Nomad Nom + PC Square

Underverse has released WWR2 Tracker and Nomad Nom + PC Square 1/6th scale collectible figures for pre-order. Created and designed by artist Ashley Wood, each figure is available for $200.00. Each of the figure sets includes the following: PC Square NEMIZA Revolver with Scope Grenade NEMIZA + Grenade Hip Holster with Faux Leather Buckled Straps Two Gas Canisters Two Gas Canister Holsters with Brown Faux Leather Straps Three pairs of NOM Hands – Fist, Weapon, Open Pair of Faux Leather Boo...
Tags: Toys, Ashley Wood, Underverse, Nomad Nom PC Square

Drinking Beer & Building Shit: Donkey Shelters

First, a warning: Sad farm shit ahead.  About this time last year, I walked out to the barn one morning and found the older of my two donkeys, Doc, laying unresponsive on the ground. He was alive, but barely. The vet lives just down the road and was able to make it out to us quickly–so I didn’t have to wait long for help and a diagnosis–but it wasn’t good news. Doc had some kind of stroke or other neurological event in the early hours of the morning. He was blind, unable to stand up, ...
Tags: Crafts, Michigan, Parks, Guy, Parker, Marianne, Doc, Farm Life, Anway, Building Shit, Miniature Donkeys, Zoey Parker, Parker Also Parker, Donkey Marianne Zoe, Nigel Nigel

Format for Oasis

I have a current generation Oasis on the latest firmware. On older kindles, I had no problem converting EPUB files to MOBI and loading the resulting files directly to the Kindle. On the new Oasis, some old MOBI files did load. But newer files, especially form News Sources downloaded from Calibre, do not appear. I have tried using AZW format but that does work either. Any tips on best formats for latest generation Oasis? I did try letting Calibre do the file management and conversions an...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Oasis, Mobi

Daniel Kahneman on Conducting Better Interviews

Ample research documents the shortcomings of interviews in predicting performance. [1] The core problem is that interviewers are subject to cognitive biases that allow subjective preferences to overshadow objective assessments, which means that less qualified candidates can be hired on the basis of "good" interviews, while more qualified candidates are rejected on the basis of "bad" ones. Some candidates benefit from random data points that they share with their interviewers: hometowns, schoo...
Tags: Google, Books, Leadership, Management, New York Times, Don, Daniel Kahneman, Kahneman, Dylan Walsh, Edbatista, Jason Dana, Jason Dana Robyn Dawes, Nathanial Peterson, Paul Meehl, Internal Research, Amir Goldberg

Republican congressmen Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde fined $5,000 each for refusing to go through a new metal detector in the Capitol

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is searched by U.S. Capitol Police after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Louie Gohmert and Andrew Clyde have been issued $5,000 fines for refusing to pass through metal detectors outside the House chamber.  The metal detectors were installed following the deadly Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.  Some Republican members have pushed b...
Tags: Security, Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Trends, Cnn, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Gun, Louie Gohmert, Trump, Clyde, HARRIS

Beretta Holding Acquires Holland & Holland

Beretta Holding has announced the acquisition of Holland & Holland Ltd., which is one of the most iconic gunmakers in the world. According to the Beretta Holding Group, this acquisition solidifies their commitment to the key UK market in the post-Brexit era. To our knowledge, all the shares of Holland & Holland were previously owned by […] Read More … The post Beretta Holding Acquires Holland & Holland appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: UK, News, Guns, Companies, Holland, Beretta, Brexit, Daily News, Holland & Holland, Beretta Holding, Beretta Holding Group, Beretta Holding Acquires Holland, Holland Holland Ltd, Beretta Holding Acquires Holland Holland

POTD: Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission Inspired Spuhr Mount

When more or less every riflescope mount is black, it’s time to be different. Therefore I wanted to create something unusual for my next project, so I asked my Cerakoter (SCR.Nu) to replicate the colors of the Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission on a Spuhr mount. I think it came out really well, but I […] Read More … The post POTD: Breitling Avenger 45 Night Mission Inspired Spuhr Mount appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Breitling, Photo of the Day, Cerakote, Spuhr, Schmidt & Bender, Battleworn, Mile High Shooting Accessories, Stjernelund Custom Rifles, Spuhr Mount

Secluded Getaways Across the USA

With the virus still circulating, a secluded stay away from crowds where you can enjoy new vistas and find solitude may be just the thing you’re looking for. As we all tip toe back into traveling when it gets safer, consider some of these isolated short term rentals across the USA where you can avoid crowds and look at water, mountain, or pastoral views for a few days. Check out these homes and cabins in remote locations, maybe you’ll spy one you love so you can social distance with your favorit...
Tags: Crafts, Usa, Private Island House Hilton Head South Carolina

Why would only the audiobook be available?

Someone was talking to me about a book, so I went to Kobo to find it and maybe add it to my wishlist. It was for sale, but only as an audiobook. Weirdly enough its part of a series and some of the later books in the series are available as eBooks. Also it's available on Amazon as an eBook. Any idea why the publisher would do this? :blink:
Tags: Amazon, Books, General Discussions, Kobo

Hypocritical Giffords ‘Only One’ Throwing Stones from Glass House

Once again, the gun confiscation lobby wants to blame all gun owners for the negligence of a few. (TSA Blog) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Action must be taken to curtail carelessness among gun owners,” a Monday Las Vegas Sun editorial urges. “Last week, the Transportation Security Administration announced that McCarran International Airport ranked among the top 10 U.S. airports where guns were found in carry-on baggage or improperly packed last year.” “Throughout 2020, TSA caught approximately ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Mexico, San Francisco, Tsa, Nevada, John Wayne, DEA, Resistance, Transportation Security Administration, Glass House, Lloyd Bridges, DSM, ATF, Las Vegas Sun, Josh Sugarmann

auto add from multiple folders

I wonder if it is possiiible to use the auto add feature with multiple folders. Right now I have it auto importing from one folder, but I have another folder I would like to auto import from another folder. For example I have a work folder that I auto add, but I would also like to auto add from a downloads-type folder. Is there a way to do this say by putting multiple folders in the folder list (with a separator)
Tags: Books, Library Management

BREAKING: Canadian P320 Withdrawn After Alleged Special Forces Misfire

Canadian media outlets have reported that a member of Canada’s elite Joint Task Force 2 was wounded in the leg when his pistol allegedly misfired. The accident occurred last November when the operator was training with a newly purchased SIG Sauer P320. The variant of the Canadian P320 procured is unknown. BREAKING: Canadian P320 Withdrawn After Alleged […] Read More … The post BREAKING: Canadian P320 Withdrawn After Alleged Special Forces Misfire appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Companies, Canada, Breaking News, Sig Sauer, Special Forces, Canadian Army, Joint Task Force, Pistols, JTF2, MIL/LE, Joint Task Force 2

Tenacious Exclusive Tiny Tarbus

Tenacious Toys is teaming up with DoomCo Designs to release the Tenacious Exclusive Tiny Tarbus collectible. This new - smaller - 2-inch tall version of their Tarbus the Tardigrade vinyl figure is available in this light glacier blue that glows in the dark. Limited to just 25 pieces, the Tenacious exclusive Tiny Tarbus is priced at $15.00 each. This release is scheduled for Saturday February 6th 2021 at Noon EST on the Tenacious Toys Fair 2021 page.
Tags: Toys, Miscellaneous

Searching Calibre Library With Alfred

Since upgrading my iMac from macos Mojave to Big Sur I have been unable to use Alfred (search utility) to find books located in my Calibre library. Alfred will locate the author folder but not the individual books (all epub). If I create a new folder and just copy a bunch of books (and author folders) from the Calibre library folder into the new folder, Alfred finds the books as it should. As an experiment, I created a new Calibre library and copied (through Calibre) all my books into it. ...
Tags: Books, Library Management, Alfred

Modern Sporting Rifles as Bear Stoppers? They Worked in Every Recorded Incident

Modern Sporting Rifles as Bear Stoppers? They Worked in Every Recorded Incident U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Before I graduated from high school, I overheard the older brother of a close friend talking about shooting a bear. The bear had been discovered in a den, during the Wisconsin deer season. As I recall, in 1968, such a harvest would have been legal. The older brother was a Vietnam veteran. He approached the den with another vet. The brother suggested the other vet poke into the den to s...
Tags: Guns, US, America, Department Of Defense, Alaska, Arizona, Wisconsin, Vietnam, Reno, Winchester, SPC, Blount County Tennessee, Gun Rights News, Hunting News, AR15, Dean Weingarten

Clara HD Bricked Clara HD after update?

Hi there! After doing a regular update to my Clara HD I found the blinking 3 white dots over the black screen. After 30 min of waiting, nothing changed. Then I rebooted it. It went into the "restoring" black screen but after 2 min everything stopped moving and now, not even holding the power button for one minute, I can go out of this screen. Is this device irreversibly dead?? :blink: I've read that it is possible to install an image into the microSD and that should recover the device, but...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Clara HD Bricked Clara

Download all books from Pocketbook Cloud

I just purchased a Pocketbook Lux 5 and I'm really happy with it. Only thing I can't seem to find is how I download all books from Pocketbook Cloud. I had my ebook collection on my iPhone. I uploaded all of them to Pocketbook Cloud and now they do show up on my device, but when I click a book it has to download the epub first. How can I choose to download them all at once so they are on the device and I can read them when wifi is turned off?
Tags: Books, PocketBook, Pocketbook Lux

Firearms Policy Coalition: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights

Firearms Policy Coalition: Nonviolent Felons Have Second Amendment Rights U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important United States Supreme Court brief in the case of Flick v. Wilkinson, a case challenging the federal lifetime firearms prohibition for felons. The brief, authored by FPC’s Director of Constitutional Studies, Joseph Greenlee, is FPC’s fourth U.S. Supreme Court brief filed in less than three we...
Tags: England, Maryland, Guns, New York City, Court, America, Pennsylvania, United States, Flick, Call, U S Supreme Court, Bennett, Wilkinson, United States Supreme Court, Reese, Lara

New Enhanced Safariland Liberator HP 2.0 Hearing Protection

Touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste – these are our five basic senses. Without them life gets more difficult, and that includes hearing. As we all know, most firearms create a bang that will damage our hearing unless we protect our ears. There are several solutions to do this, and I think I’m right in […] Read More … The post New Enhanced Safariland Liberator HP 2.0 Hearing Protection appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Other Gear & Gadgets, Hearing Protection, Safariland, Electronic Hearing Protection, Liberator HP

Levia Air Bookcase by Ronda Design

There’s nothing quite like a bookcase you can crawl under. Or, even better, place an arm clean through. Such is the case with the ceiling hanging version of Ronda’s Levia Air. Designed by Gino Carollo, this bookcase is “a surprisingly ethereal design traced by metallic and essential lines.” “Essential” is apropos. For Levia Air is a streamlined piece that entirely eschews adornment, leaving an asymmetrical form so light it seems to levitate, while remaining fully functional—mor...
Tags: Books, Ronda, Gino Carollo, Ronda Design, Levia Air

Browning Introduces Maxus II Rifled Deer Shotgun

The new Browning Maxus II Rifled Deer Shotgun. IMG Browning U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- For 2021, the evolutionary new Maxus II sets its sights on whitetails with a Rifled Deer model. Browning Maxus II Rifled Deer Shotgun This new shotgun has a number of features that elevate it above run-of-the-mill deer hunting shotguns. A 22″ long, thick-walled rifled barrel includes an attached, cantilever Weaver-style sight rail that makes attaching optics and cleaning the shotgun without affecting zero a s...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Winchester, Browning, Maxus, Winchester Repeating Arms, Browning Maxus, SoftFlex

AEW Unrivaled Collection Series 5

The folks from AEW (All Elite Wrestling) dropped some very early images of their Unrivaled Collection Series 5  designs. Produced by Jazwares, this series is set to include 6 different wrestling characters: Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy, Scorpio Sky, Frankie Kazarian, Jon Moxley (w/chase), and Hangman Adam Page (w/rare chase). There's no word on when these will hit shops, but since they are 3D rendered images...I'm guessing it'll be some time.
Tags: Toys, AEW, Jazwares, Frankie Kazarian Jon Moxley, Hangman Adam Page

Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Gun Owners

The Biden-Harris ticket could spell the end of the Second Amendment if elected. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control. The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, California, White House, Time, US, Fbi, Chicago, United States, House, Gun Control, Democrat, Biden, Baltimore, Nra, Lee

Winning In 2022 And 2024 Requires A Coalition

Take Action Time to Act United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- If there is one lesson that we should take from some recent events, it is that removing anti-Second Amendment extremism from the levers of power at the federal, state, and local level is going to require a lot of work. Part of that work will involve building bridges, often to those who are most affected by the failures we have seen anti-Second Amendment extremists use their calls to attack our rights to distract their ill-served constit...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, America, Reagan, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Nra, Harold, Institute for Legislative Action, Daines, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison, Soldier of Fortune, Eric Swalwell Sheila Jackson Lee

porkupan (boroda) still active?

Hi,i have troubles updating PRS-650 firmware,starts nicely,then after first reboot and short updating files (note on ereader screen),it reboots again,and goes into library mode,then i get message,that update wasnt sucessful.I have suspicion,it might be related to russification version 1.05k from porkupan(boroda),i have on my ereader.Or maybe not... Anyway,wasnt there back in days way to flash PRS-650 via memory stick?(dont have any,are they still avaylable)?Was it super hard?
Tags: Books, Sony Reader Dev Corner

Kobo Aura One disassembly

Hello guys, I need to change the battery of my Aura One, any tips on removing the back cover?
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader

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