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Mars Bars

Sticky, chewy, Crispy goodness. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Hot Chocolate

Rich & creamy hot chocolate. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Cheesy Garlic Bread

You can add mozzarella cheese under the crust if you like. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Blogging has occurred...

...at the other blog, with an explanation of how to tell a .32 Hand Ejector from a .32 Regulation Police, even with their clothes off. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Collecting, Tam, Smith and Wesson, Revolvers


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table $20 off

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy here. You can snag this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Around the Town Learning Table for just $19.91 right now at Walmart. It qualifies for free shipping on orders... [Author: Lana]
Tags: Toys, Shopping, Walmart, Lana, Babies/Kids, Fisher Price Laugh amp


Beef Tea Subscription

There's a brand of dehydrated cuppa soup they sell at the Fresh Market around the corner which has a "Vietnamese Beef Phở" flavor that is just delicious. I mean, as phở-qua-phở, it's just mediocre, but the broth? Yum! I could sip that umami beef tea from a quart thermos on a cold winter afternoon. Best of all, I discovered that Amazon will deliver it by the eight-pack. You can even subscribe!  (Beef Tea Subscription is the name of my next band, by the way.) . [Author: Tam]
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Books: Oudolf Update

Even if you already have the original of this book, you'll want to consider this new, expanded paperback version that includes 13 recent projects shown here for the first time, along with Piet Oudolf's new strategies for design and plant selection. Among the new gardens featured in Hummelo: A Journey... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Detroit, Piet Oudolf, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Oudolf, Hummelo, High Line, Monacelli Press, Delaware Botanical Garden


Syncing/Back Up

I backed up my library but have since added new books. How do I add the new books to my external hard drive folder.
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Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 7 is 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 Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 5. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 6. The Vanishing Half: Br...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, David Bowie, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Rick Springfield, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert


TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS Hunting Rifle Scope

I would never really have considered the Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8×40 STRATOS, but as I was reviewing the Pulsar Krypton FXG50 thermal front attachment I was in need of a rifle scope with low-to-medium magnification, at least 42 mm exit pupil (for the Pulsar adapters to fit) and a reticle suitable for hunting. Schmidt & […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS Hunting Rifle Scope appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Thermal, Optics, Stratos, SCHMIDT, Bender, Scopes, Schmidt Bender, Pulsar Krypton FXG50, Pulsar Krypton, Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42mm STRATOS, Spuhr SP-3006


Faded book cover in iOS' Books app after editing epub in Calibre

I have an epub.I edited it in calibre to fix some typos; I saved the epub to Dropbox; On my iPhone, I exported the epub from the Dropbox app to the Books app; Now the book cover looks faded in the iOS Books app. Does anybody know what's causing this and how I can fix it? The book itself still reads fine, it just that the faded cover looks annoying.
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They're Not Confessing. They're Bragging.

I am on record as saying that the Left was shocked by their loss in 2016 to Donald Trump.  They were so certain of Hillary's inevitability that they didn't bother to turn on the fraud machine.  It was in the bag.  The World's Most Qualified Woman against a reality-TV orangutan.  As Roger Kimball put it in a recent Quote of the Day: 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 g...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Obama, America, Joe Biden, Gop, United States, Arizona, Fox News, Time Magazine, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Hillary, Trump, Kevin


Underground Arms Watch – February 2021

Welcome back to Underground Arms Watch. Catching up into the new year, we continue our look at some of the black market bootleg weapons seized worldwide within the last few months. First up is an interesting pistol seized in Liverpool, UK by Merseyside Police. It appears similar to pistols seen seized from illegal workshops in […] Read More … The post Underground Arms Watch – February 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Crime, Guns, Merseyside, Daily News, Guns & Gear, Liverpool UK, 3D printed, Homemade Guns, Improvised Firearms, Zip Guns, Underground Arms Watch


Continuing Gun Voter Betrayals, Rubio Adds Blacklists to Red Flags

I say take him up on it. (Marco Rubio/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Senator Marco Rubio introduces bill to suspend gun rights of anyone who has ever been ‘investigated’ for domestic terrorism,”  The Unz Review reported Sunday. “The Senate bill, named the Terror Intelligence Improvement Act, was reentered last week in hopes of exploiting the hysteria surrounding the January 6th Capitol protests. The law intends to violate the civil liberties of American citizens who are not charged or c...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, California, Senate, Virginia, Immigration, Blacklist, Joe Biden, Marco Rubio, Resistance, Harry Reid, Nra, Rubio, Roberts Supreme Court, U S Chamber of Commerce, George Soros


POTD: U.S. Special Operations Command Europe

There’s been a lot of snowing in Europe lately. Just ask these U.S. Special Operations Soldiers, assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), U.S. Special Operations Command Europe. In this Photo Of The Day, they’re conducting a live-fire training exercise at the Panzer Range Complex, Boeblingen, Germany in January 2021. Shooting the new SIG Sauer, […] Read More … The post POTD: U.S. Special Operations Command Europe appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Europe, Guns, Defense, Sig Sauer, Photo of the Day, U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, Boeblingen Germany


Kindle firmware update 5.13.5

The Kindle Source Code Notice page at Amazon is now showing firmware version 5.13.5 for 8th generation and newer Kindle devices. The new firmware version is not yet available via the Kindle E-Reader Software Updates at the time I am writing this, but is likely to be coming soon.
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Upgraded to 5.10.1 and getting constant errors

I'm getting constant errors. This one was for selecting more than one book at a time. Then I got it every time I tried to select a book. How can I revert to an earlier version? This is so frustrating. calibre, version 5.10.1 ERROR: Unhandled exception: OSError:[Errno 22] Invalid argument calibre 5.10.1 Portable embedded-python: True is64bit: False Windows-10-10.0.18362 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE') 32bit process running on 64bit windows ('Windows', '10', '10.0.18362') Python 3.8.5 Windo...
Tags: Books, Calibre, Barnes Noble, Goodreads, EpubSplit, EpubMerge, Count Pages, Resize Cover, DOC Input


Leaked ATF Document Shows Americans Filed 512,315 NFA Applications

Americans filed 512,315 NFA weapons applications and a massive backlog of firearms industry FATD reviews are still pending but ATF’s priority for 2021 is… more “Diversity”!? U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Guns Owners of America acquired a leaked document from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) highlighting their “accomplishments” in 2020 and their goals in 2021. The document comically opens with a picture of a dog. The ongoing joke in the gun community is that the ATF li...
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5.10.1 - viewer problem

Tried the Calibre e-viewer & cannot get a good "view". This is with the 64-bit 5.10.1; have never tried to read a book with Calibre. The problem is that the book is selected, the cover shows up then pressing the up button, the cover picture shrinks to very small then the rest of the book pages are also the same size like a postage stamp. Pressing the down button/arrow just goes to the previous page; no expansion. I usually read with my tablets. Oh, the "book" tried is a manga in epub file f...
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Cricut Explore Air 2 Cutting Machine with Starter Kit only $235.97 Shipped at QVC! (reg. $275.97)

  If you love Cricut, don’t miss this deal! Get the Cricut Explore Air 2 Cutting Machine with Starter Kit Bundle for only $235.97 Shipped at QVC with this Weekly Special Value (reg. $275.97) This bundle is priced at $229 (reg. $259), plus reduced shipping of $6.97 (reg. $16.97)! Available in Blue or Mint. Plus,... Read More
Tags: Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Online Deals, Qvc, Cricut Explore Air, Cricut


Staccato Updates on Plans for 2021

Staccato, formerly STI, have given a state-of-the-union update about what we can expect from them in 2021. The announcement covers people, products and distribution updates. Staccato say that their 2011 pistols have been approved for duty with over 200 law enforcement agencies, new upgrades to the pistols themselves are in the pipeline and they are […] Read More … The post Staccato Updates on Plans for 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Utah Amended Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate

  Constitutional Carry Coming to Utah? The Outlook is Positive U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Utah is very close to passing HB60, a strong Constitutional Carry bill. HB60 passed the House, 54-19. It passed the Senate 22-6. In the Senate, the bill was amended to include the creation of an account to provide funds for suicide prevention. HB60 creates a restricted account in which the funds collected for concealed carry permits are segregated and used for the administration of the issuance of the per...
Tags: Utah, Guns, California, Montana, Senate, Department Of Defense, United States, House, Arizona, Greg Gianforte, Subsection, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Constitutional Carry, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Why David Bowie’s songs inspire Louis Chude-Sokei’s memoir ‘Floating in a Most Peculiar Way’

Louis Chude-Sokei has described himself as half-Nigerian, half-Jamaican and half-African American. “Bad math, but absolutely accurate,” he says Chude-Sokei, 53, has spent years struggling with his own sense of identity. Raised in Los Angeles, he traces his roots both to Jamaica, where his mother was born and where he spent a chunk of his childhood, and to his father’s homeland of Nigeria.  “I spent so many years trying to be a member of certain kinds of identities but failing or being rejecte...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Nigeria, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, West Africa, Jamaica, Brian Eno, Gabon, Caribbean, Bowie, Tom


*ASYMBOL* Creative Reasoning Picture Game

What do you get when you combine wooden shapes with word cards with NO TALKING allowed? A super fun creative and imaginative game that helps kids develop a visual vocabulary and life skills.  Asymbol takes geometric forms and shapes and mashes them up with imagination to help kids to work on complex pattern challenges. There […]
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Calibre Epub-format Output

Hi. I converted some docx-files to epub with Calibre 5.10.1. Can anyone tell me which format (epub2, epub3) the files have been converted to?
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Epub-format Calibre

Hi. I converted some docx-files to epub with Calibre 5.10.1. Can anyone tell me which format (epub2, epub3) the files have been converted to?
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New ebook reader

Hello, Quick search didnt give anything useful. Im looking for my first device, and main consideration is OS. Is here any preferences why to choose linux based device, or android device, maybe some proprietary? About size its clear to me it's 7" or bigger screen. Content - at the moment i have bunch of epub, pdf and kindle ebooks, some legal, some from dark internet corners :) Content have a pretty much illustrations, kind of graphs, tables. Devices which i looked on - Pocketbook inkpad ...
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Ammo Instock: PMC Bronze 223 Remington 55Grain Ammo 20 Rnds $19.99 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. PMC Bronze 223 Remington 55Grain Ammo 1000 Rnds deal update USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has in stock and shipping PMC Bronze 223 Remington in 55 Grain Ammo in 20 Round boxes for $19.99. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. “Standard Issue,” All-Purpose .223 Rem Load Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, PMC Br...
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Restaurateur Tung Nguyen talks about celebrating Tet in Vietnam and her new book

Her story sounds like the script of a feature film. A young country girl narrowly escapes Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, leaving behind her family, her best friend and all she knows. She finds herself in Florida, an unwed mother with no skills except an uncanny ability to cook. She is taken in by an American grad student named Kathy, and while the two couldn’t be more different in background and personality, they end up founding a successful restaurant and raising a child together. “Mango an...
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The Recurring Mortality of Declan Darby - by Chris Cavanagh

This is my first book and currently it is available only through Amazon in both ebook and paperback format. The link is: https://www.amazon.com/Recurring-Mor...dp/B088JMV92J/ Declan Darby lives in fear of human touch. Unnerved that skin-to-skin contact with another person shows him how they die, the talented thief limits his interactions to his partner and the woman he secretly loves. But when he makes the horrible mistake of saving a stranger’s life, he discovers he’s changed the future and n...
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