Want your kids to play outside? Rip out the lawn!

Pam’s kids loved their lawnless front yard. Guest Rant by Pam Penick Originally published in 2013, Pam’s rant is more relevant than ever.  Lawns are for kids, right? After all, they need that big, green carpet to enjoy the outdoors. Would it be an exaggeration to say it borders on neglect not to keep a lawn for your children or grandchildren to play on? Some people think so. In a about drought-prone cities paying homeowners to rip out water-hogging lawns, one critic implied that families sho...
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Dodged too late!

Since midnight last night we've probably gotten a solid five or six inches of snow here in Broad Ripple. I just went out and shoveled the walks for the fourth time since this morning (well, three shovelings and a sweeping) and it's still coming down at an inch an hour and not supposed to let up until the wee hours before dawn. I'll probably go out and hit it at least one more lick with the shovel before bed.I was thinking to myself "Wow, it's been a while since we've seen this much snow all at o...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Knoxville, Broad Ripple, Horton hears a Hoosier, Shouldn't we talk about the weather

Hey, look!

"In times like these, we see the sock drawers and attic storage of America turned out and heirlooms brought into gun shops. Grandpa’s service revolver or a great uncle’s war-trophy, semi-automatic pistol will be presented to the clerk behind the local gun shop counter with the questions “Can we check to make sure this works?” and “Can I get ammunition for this?”" [Author: Tam]
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Dark Mode for CC iOS?

Just installed the iOS version after using the Android one for years and I can’t seem to find the option to enable dark/night mode on it. Is this not available on the iOS version yet?
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Ammo InStock: Winchester USA 12Gauge 1 1/8oz 2.75″ Shotgun $61.69 FREE S&H 100 Round

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The Rimfire Report: Vostok Steel-Cased .22 Long Rifle Ammunition

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! This ongoing series is a celebration and exploration of everything rimfire firearm related. We are all probably feeling the squeeze when it comes to the ammunition shortage. Even as rimfire shooters our ammunition has not only become scarce but has also skyrocketed in price leaving many […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: Vostok Steel-Cased .22 Long Rifle Ammunition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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POTD: Bastogne Leaders – Old Meets New

Photo Of The Day – New firearms and equipment meet old in today’s photos. Above you see U.S. Army Maj. Thomas Bruneau, brigade intelligence officer, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (left) waiting to lead U.S. Army Capt. Noah Currie, company commander, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment “No Slack”, 1st Brigade Combat Team […] Read More … The post POTD: Bastogne Leaders – Old Meets New appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Kyle Rittenhouse Bond Hearing Held, DA Smears, Judge Corrects

Screen shot from the hearing, cropped scaled and text added by Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 11 February 2021, there was a hearing requested by the Kenosha District Attorney’s office in the self-defense case involving Kyle Rittenhouse. The shooting occurred during the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August 2020. Judge Schroeder of Kenosha presided over the virtual hearing, which was done on Zoom. The hearing was contentious. Judge Schroeder schooled DA Thomas Binger on the la...
Tags: Guns, Court, Department Of Defense, Chicago, Arizona, Anthony, Kenosha, Kyle, Antioch, Richards, Kenosha County, Keating, Schroeder, Huber, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin

Tea With Jaden Giveaway

Hello Steamy Kitchen, today we are giving away one electric tea kettle plus two boxes of Jaden’s favorite teas! This tea kettle will have your tea ready in no time and there is no need to use the stove. Enjoy a relaxing cup of Harney & Sons Loose Leaf Black Tea, Lapsang Souchong or a nice steamy cup of Harney & Sons Japanese Sencha Green Tea.  Electric Tea Kettle 4 Different Temperature Control & 30 Mins Keep Warm – 4 Temperatures control and button design for optimal brewing, the electr...
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Gun-Grabber Hogg to Stuff Pillows with Astroturf

These are the fellow Americans of all backgrounds and affinities gun-grabbers like David Hogg, and rope-selling capitalists like Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond are willing to see lose their jobs as collateral damage in their campaign to destroy MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for his political beliefs. (MyPillow/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Parkland survivor David Hogg [is] taking on MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell,” the New York Post reports. “[H]e’ll team up with the progressive tech entrepreneu...
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Cricut Maker + Everything Materials Bundle $399.99 (reg. $647.82) at Cricut + Free Shipping!

  If you’ve been wanting a Cricut Maker, don’t miss this sale! They are selling out! Get the Cricut Maker + Everything Materials Bundle $399.99 (reg. $647.82) + Free Shipping! with Promo Code FEBSHIP Bundles available:     For Even More Awesome Online Deals
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Tattooed Lady- Stripes and Polka Dots

I am having such a good time with all these lovely ladies! Fancy boot laces! A close-up of the back- Yes, she does look pretty cold out there :-)
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Olight Odin Mini Budget Tactical Rifle Light Review

The Olight Odin Mini Mounted on a LaRue Tactical Ultimate Upper AR-15. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In the past few years, the tactical weapon light market has seen a deluge of companies and products flooding the market, like the Olight Odin Mini. And with the market so saturated with new-comers, for a company’s product to really shine, it must differentiate itself from the competition in a meaningful way. Whether that’s pricepoint, features or durability, the fact remains that produc...
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Max Lumi (Boox wide?) annotation mixup problem

Hi all! I came across a bug with the associations between annotations and documents in firmware version 2020-11-19_13-50_3.0_88a2f03 on the Onyx Boox Max Lumi. Given the bug characteristics (seemingly systematic) and the shared code base across models, I suspect it may be more widespread. Annotations seem to be associated with all copies of a given file on the device. So annotations done on one of the copies will be shown on all of them. One modification done to a file copy on an external s...
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ways to buy/read ebooks from non-Amazon stores

I am looking for software tools and methods to ease buying and reading ebooks from non-Amazon companies. I would like to continue reading them on my Kindle Paperwhite although I am open to buying another ebook reader with similar performance. I do not want to get into de-DRMing for now so I am thinking of buying books from companies like Baen who do not use DRM. The way I would have to do it now is to buy the ebook, download it to my desktop computer, connect my Paperwhite to the USB port, a...
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Wedge Rechargeable EDC Light Launched by Streamlight

If you’re in the market for a new rechargeable EDC light, Streamlight has just launched the new Wedge EDC rechargeable flashlight. The Wedge features a compact size, USB-C rechargeable capability, sturdy machined aluminum construction, and a Type II anodized finishes. Full details below. Wedge Rechargeable EDC Light Launched by Streamlight EAGLEVILLE, PA, JANUARY 19, 2021 – […] Read More … The post Wedge Rechargeable EDC Light Launched by Streamlight appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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CVA Paramount HTR Muzzleloader in 40 and 45 Calibers

CVA specializes in traditional side-lock muzzleloading firearms like their already popular Optima series of muzzleloading rifles and pistols. New for 2021 is the CVA Paramount HTR with ballistics that is comparable to a 300 Win Mag. The Paramount also features some great high-quality components and boasts sub-moa accuracy at 300 yards and beyond. CVA Paramount […] Read More … The post CVA Paramount HTR Muzzleloader in 40 and 45 Calibers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Onyx Note Air simple use cases - How?!!

Hello, I have MacBook, iPhone and now Note Air.* Do you know how I can accomplish the following use cases? It must be very simple but struggled to find a track.* 1. Create a note, recognize it to a text document and share it via dropbox? 2. Create a note, recognize it to a text document and send by email? 3. Create a note with texts and pictures, recognize only texts and keep pictures as is. Convert to pdf and share via dropbox or send it by email. It's even better if I can embed pictures i...
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Unfinished Time - SciFi Series - Book #1

Unfinished Time: Book 1: A Reckoning of Days Yoshi has a big time travel problem. His problem: the multiverse is a complicated mess. This breakout novel presents the history and lore of Yoshi's home, the strange planet Triste. Growing up powerless in a poor tent community on the capital city's enormous beach, he lives a hard but simple life. This changes when Yoshi and his friends stumble into the legend of the disappearance of the planet's first explorer. That disappearance is just the first o...
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Hi everyone, I studied Classics, currently studying Law. Not sure if I'll get to be a solid contributor, but whenever I come across the site I come out with my metaphorical hands full, so I hope I could give something back. This emoji says "reading a book" :book2:, and this one says "bookworm" :bookworm: I'm learning fast!
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Problems with Article Mode on Neo Reader 3

Hi everyone! I came across this site on more than one aimless google search, and always had all my problems resolved. Happy to join, hope I'll have something to contribute. I have a specific issue with the Neo Reader app in the Note 3, which works well for me in other respects: When choosing Article Mode (under Navigation) on the app, the zoom level changes every few panels. Its not just that the text gets cropped out (that's usual) - but that you get a different scale for every panel, coveri...
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Guns InStock: Smith & Wesson, M&P 2.0, Optics Ready, 9MM $599.00

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Smith & Wesson, M&P 2.0, Optics Ready, 9MM Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Bereli.com has in-stock and shipping inventory on the Smith & Wesson, M&P 2.0, Optics Ready, 9MM, pistol with the 4″ Barrel and Black Finish for $599.00. Smith & Wesson, M&P 2.0, Optics Ready, 9MM Pistol From the beginning, Smith & Wesson firearms were noted for their innovati...
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Ends Tonight! Extra 25% Off Sitewide at Shop Disney | Jackets Under $10!

Take advantage of this HOT Deal for Disney Lovers! Extra 25% Off Sitewide at Shop Disney | Jackets Under $10! with code DISNEYPAL Even Sale Items! FREE SHIPPING $75+ with code SHIPMAGIC Some of the options before 25% Off: For Even More Awesome Online Deals
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APS Firearms AK Furniture Manufacturer Enters the Ring

APS Firearms is a manufacturer of various AR and now AK parts and accessories that can be had for a very affordable price. In fact, years ago I purchased one of the APS firearms AR-15 ambidextrous charging handles and was impressed with both the performance and price of the handle. Now APS FIrearms has gotten […] Read More … The post APS Firearms AK Furniture Manufacturer Enters the Ring appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Naming Names and Petty Vindictiveness

I understand that, in the name of journalistic ethics, some outlets frown on pseudonyms. I've run into this problem myself. When I was writing an article for RECOIL on the topic of slings on home defense long guns, I contacted a few various well-respected trainers/SME's to get a variety of viewpoints, pro and con. The thing is, one of the people whose views on the matter I cited was someone I "internet-knew" who was, at the time, a U.S. Army SF dude still a year or so short of retiring. M...
Tags: Guns, Writing, New York Times, Tam, U S Army, Teh Intarw3bz, A walk on the slippery rocks

So. Much. This.

via TactiComedy I'd probably recaption it as "Home Security" rather than "Home Defense", because by the time it gets to the "defense" part, a gun is pretty darn handy, and a lot of the "security" part is about keeping it from ever getting to the "defense" part. . [Author: Tam]
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Aura Connecting Kobo to Calibre through wifi without cable?

I recently got a new M1 MacBook and cannot connect to my kobo. While I wait for the USB 2.0 hub that I bought, I was wondering if there is a way to transfer my calibre library to the kobo without using the cable at any point, or if by setting it up on a windows computer and somehow getting it to work with the library in the MacBook. I want to sync with the MacBook calibre library, but it will not recognize the device at all.
Tags: Books, Usb, Kobo Reader, Macbook

Make Text Wrap in PDF Book?

I have a PDF book called Yurugu. It is a scan of the book and I can see fold in the middle of the book. I doesn't read well on my kindle because the book is bigger than the screen and I have to scroll left and right to see all the words. I tried converting to Mobi with heuristics on hoping that this would cause the text to wrap but it did not work. Can Calibri use OCR to convert this PDF to text? I included a screenshot. https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcb8u3k1he...%20AM.png?dl=0
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Other Fiction Schaeffer, Albrecht: Helianth. V1 [German] 15.2.2021

Noch pünktlich - das Datum wäre der März 2021 - kommt dieser Upload zum Jubiläum des Erscheinens des Romans "Helianth. Bilder aus dem Leben zweier Menschen von heute und aus der norddeutschen Tiefebene in neun Büchern dargestellt" von Albrecht Schaeffer vor 100 Jahren - ja, nicht vor 101 Jahren, denn entgegen der Angabe des Insel-Verlages im Buch selbst: 1920, erschien es faktisch erst im März 1921. Spoiler: Es ist einer der unfangreichsten Romane der neueren deutschsprachigen Literatur ...
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Gun Deals: Anderson AR-15 Complete Assembled Rifle Lower $236.49 CODE 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. Anderson AR-15 Complete Assembled Rifle Lower Black Deal Feb2021 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman’s Guide has the Anderson AR-15 Complete Assembled Lower on sale that with coupon code “GUNSNGEAR” Buyers Club members can pick it up for $236.49 with FREE Shipping. If you don’t know Anderson Manufacturing, now is the time to get acquainted. Why? Bec...
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