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Sign of the Times

Because I try and keep at least a trickle of ammo coming in for testing purposes, I'm winding up seeing weird stuff in these days of beggars not being choosers. Importers and wholesalers are finding what they can get and selling it on. The most recent acquisition, purchased from Lucky Gunner, was some 9x19mm 115gr JHP from IMI Systems that they're calling "Di-Cut". It comes in brown cardboard fifty-round boxes. The primers appear to be sealed and the bullet has a sort of SXT look to it. I'll ...
Tags: Guns, Times, Tam, Ammunition, Boomsticks, IMI Systems


Star Wars The Child Premium Bundle - Great Gift

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy here. Do you have a Star Wars fan at your house? This Star Wars The Child Premium Bundle is an adorable gift idea! Includes plush toy and satchel... [Author: Lana]
Tags: Toys, Shopping, Lana, Babies/Kids


Cleanup on Aisle GBBL

From the Gun Blog Black List:"I took it over in 2013 after the others had to leave for professional reasons (can't blog AND be a paid gun writer)."Huh. I learned a lot from Farmer Frank, but he never told me about that part. Anyway, Old NFO and the crew who are currently maintaining the GBBL are asking for help in cleaning up the sidebars, so check in if you're active and...er, don't if you're not, I guess? . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, Blog Stuff, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, NFO


Calibre and book survey

Hello! I have created a survey to get an insight into the usage of Calibre and the needs when reading (e)books. I would be really grateful if you could take the time to answer it. I estimate the time to complete at 5-10 minutes. Thank you for the help. https://forms.gle/qrbMDi7wT7CDkdsk8 :thanks:
Tags: Books, General Discussions


TNBBC at SMOLfair

  As some of you may know, I've been incredibly lucky to have been a part of some of the behind-the-scenes planning and canoodling for the upcoming SMOLfair, alongside creators and organizers  Jesi Buell, Annelyse Gelman, Miette Gillette, and Jason Teal. If you're not familiar with it,  SMOL Fair is an alternative book fair which will be 'live' from March 3-7, 2021.  In addition to featuring small presses, there will be organized readings and opportunities for readers to connect with authors ...
Tags: Books, BYOB, Darrin, TNBBC, Kathe Koja, Ben Tanzer, Darrin Doyle, Meerkat Press, Jason Teal, Jesi Buell Annelyse Gelman Miette Gillette, Facebook Participation, Tara Lynn Masih, Wendy Fox, Tricia Reeks


TFB Review: Jard’s Set Trigger For AR-15 Pattern Rifles (A First For ARs)

AR-15 triggers have been one of Jard Inc.’s specialties, but they’ve claimed a first in the firearms industry by creating a Set Trigger for AR-15 rifles and pistols. For those not familiar with the concept or the term, a set trigger can be fired in two ways; using a more standard weight of trigger pull; […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Jard’s Set Trigger For AR-15 Pattern Rifles (A First For ARs) appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Rifles, JARD, JARD INC, AR 15, Set Trigger, Drop-in Trigger, AR Patterned


PDF/KOReader and gDrive Sync (after updates?)

Just a quick one or two this time :D IF you add KOReader, and do the gDrive Sync mod, if you allow Kobo updates, will the mod and app go away? or do they remain after update? Secondary... I'd like to read a number of PDF chess books on either the Libra or Forma. I tested how a PDF book looks just viewing it on my PC monitor. Every time you turned the page, it would reposition off-center of the screen and have to manually pull it back to get the page in view. Then carefully scroll down the ...
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 22-March 1

  Canoga Park Neighborhood Council meets online on Feb. 24. Lanark Recreation Center is in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment.   North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Find the Zoom meeting link, ID and phone number on the meeting’s agenda to join the meeting. Voice mail, 818-446-6469. ...
Tags: Books, Gardening, California, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Fema, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Voice, Oaxaca, Graham Greene, Home Gardens, Wendy


The Rimfire Report: Taurus TX 22 Competition Pistol Review

Hello and welcome to a special review edition of The Rimfire Report. This week we’re going to take a look at the recently released Taurus TX 22 Competition model. The TX 22 Competition is Taurus’s latest generation of the successful TX 22 that was released in 2019. Today we’ll go over my thoughts and observations on […] Read More … The post The Rimfire Report: Taurus TX 22 Competition Pistol Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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POTD: Sunrise and the Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos

After what felt like months of fog, clouds, darkness and other sorts of misery the clouds scattered one morning and the sunrise put some backlight on some clouds. The new Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos which TFB has for review was pointing in the right direction, and a few pictures were taken to enhance this […] Read More … The post POTD: Sunrise and the Schmidt & Bender 3-21×50 Exos appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, TFB, SCHMIDT, Bender, Photo of the Day, Exos, Schmidt Bender, Microtech Knives, Spuhr Hunting Line, Microtech Combat Troodon, Schmidt & Bender 3-21x50 Exos


Help! Calibre no longer converts any books!

I've been using this gem for ages and ages -- even sent the author some compensation for it out of gratitude. But when I very recently upgraded from 64-bit Windows 7 to 64-bit Windows 10, the nightmare began. Updating to Calibre 5, I found I couldn't even read many of my books let alone convert them. There was no DRM present in any of them. And yes, I also updated to Python 3 in Windows path...but still no go. I finally reverted BACK to Calibre 4.23 with Python 2.7 in Windows 10 (after complet...
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LaPierre to Newsmax’ Grant Stinchfield: ‘NRA Is Strong Financially’

NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre appeared on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax broadcast. (Screen snip, YouTube, Newsmax) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Insisting the National Rifle Association is “strong financially,” embattled Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told Newsmax talk host Grant Stinchfield in a televised interview the organization is growing by “about 1,000 (members) a day” and intimated that the current legal and financial troubles are politically motivated and not just about him. “So much of t...
Tags: New York, Texas, Guns, Washington Post, US, Joe Biden, Chicago, Aclu, Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, New York State, James, Cuomo, Nra, U S Supreme Court, McDonald


Screensaver (coverimage plugin) on Pocketbook device won't work

Hello, I'm new to the forum! First of all, I got a Pocketbook Touch Lux 5 - PB628 device for christmas, and it was a nice upgrade after my 7th gen PW3. I installed Koreader because I was curious, and I only read using that. However, the screensaver function would be nice to have, and I set it up according to the wiki.https://github.com/koreader/koreader/wiki/Coverimage I use the latest stable version, and tried it on the nightly too. The problem is this: Koreader creates the "cover.bmp" file i...
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The absolutely improved, modern version of the semi-dangerous red water rocket toy I loved so much

I loved that little red water rocket and the associated white pump. Well-made and of extremely hard plastic, I could pump so much pressure into that bottle my 4 year-younger brother would howl on impact. You had to learn, however, to stand far enough away from your target to allow maximum acceleration while maintaining aim. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Nostalgia, Water Rocket


You're Drawing Icebergs All Wrong

Megan Thompson-Munson, a geologist and climate scientist, has seen your drawings of icebergs and had enough. It’s time for a scientific reckoning. Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Earth Sciences, Icebergs, Physical Geography, Geography Of Antarctica, Megan Thompson Munson


This Smart Rubik's Cube Is Teaching Me How to Solve One After 40 Years of Failure

A robot built out of Lego can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 3.2 seconds, but some 40 years after I first picked up the iconic puzzle, I’ve yet to solve it on my own. I assumed that successfully unscrambling a cube would forever remain on my bucket list, but a smart Rubik’s Cube is finally teaching me the strategies to…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Puzzles, Rubiks Cube, Rubiks Cube In Popular Culture, Cfop Method, Cubing, Recreational Mathematics, Rubiks Family Cubes Of All Sizes, Speedcubing


PW Is there any hope for my Kindle?

I have a Kindle Paperwhite 1 that isn't turning on, the screen is just blank. I've tried long pressing the power button to force a restart, but nothing so far. My next step is to leave it plugged into the wall charger for the next 24-48 hours and try again, but I've noticed that when I first plugged the charger into the Kindle the amber light came on for 3-4 seconds and then turned off and it doesn't come back on (no matter how many times I pull out and plug the charger back in). I have a mul...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


Kenosha WI: Huber Gives Judge the Middle Finger at Rittenhouse Hearing

Screenshot from Youtube video of hearing, cropped, scaled and yellow text added by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 11 February 2021, there was a bond hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse, conducted on Zoom, over the Internet, by Judge Bruce E. Schroeder. The hearing was requested by the District Attorney Office, represented by DA Thomas Binger. Those opposing Kyle Rittenhouse had characterized Kyle as dangerous and a white supremacist. There has not been any evidence presented to supp...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Kenosha, Bruce, Kyle, Schroeder, Huber, Rosenbaum, Rittenhouse, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, John Huber


Gun Ownership It’s Not Insurrection, It’s Patriotism, Try Telling That to Gun Banners

Opinion by Alan J Chwick & Joanne D Eisen Disarming enemies in order to prevent political disruption has occurred many times in the past, and is similar to what occurred in post-WWI Germany., iStock-Amitvs 864713050.jpg USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- For four-plus years, all we heard about Donald J Trump was: Lies Within Lies. Plots Within Plots. Twists Within Twists. The Democrats fake narratives of their political reality changed daily, as they needed. After years of carefully crafted, and bough...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Guns, White House, Germany, Virginia, US, America, Joe Biden, Democrats, Nazi, Hitler, Long Island, South Carolina, New York State, Weimar Republic


Desert Tech Introduce MDRX Micron Conversion Kit

At the end of January, Desert Tech announced the conversion kit for their MDRX and MDR bullpup, now we have more details. The kit has an 11.5 inch .223 Wylde barrel and is side eject. The Micron conversion kit gives the weapon an overall length of 23.43 inches and includes a new Micron Fore Grip, […] Read More … The post Desert Tech Introduce MDRX Micron Conversion Kit appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Micron, Daily News, MDR, Wylde, Rifles, Bullpup, Desert Tech, Product Announcement, MDRX, Firearms Customization, MDRX Micron Conversion Kit, MDX Micron Conversion Kit


Tactical Deals: SOG Sync I Multi Tool ~ Buy One Get One FREE, Ends MidNight 2/23/2021

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. SOG Sync I Multi Tool Buy One Get One Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- This short-time offer is only good until midnight EST 02/23/2021. Bereli.com has a BOGO (buy one get one) sale on the SOG Sync I Multi-Tool. SOG Sync I Multi Tool Buy One Get One FREE Grab this SOG SYNC I MULTI TOOL and get a second one automatically for FREE! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE ...
Tags: Guns, America, Gear, BOGO, Blade Steel, USA Ammoland, SOG Knives, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Stainless Steel Weight, U S Texas LawShield, Bereli, 5Cr15MoV Stainless Steel Handle


MPT-76-MH Passes Turkish Army Qualification

Turkey has announced that a new version of their 7.62x51mm rifle, the MPT-76, has passed qualification with the Turkish Army. The MPT-76-MH has been significantly lightened. It has been reported by some sources that the rifle will be used in the role of a designated marksman’s rifle. However, this has not officially been confirmed and […] Read More … The post MPT-76-MH Passes Turkish Army Qualification appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Turkey, Daily News, MPT, Turkish Army, Rifles, MKEK, MPT-76, MIL/LE, MPT-76-MH, MH Passes Turkish Army


Other Non-Fiction Kobbe, Th. u. Cornelius, W.: Wanderungen an der Nord- und Ostsee|german|V1|22-02-2021

Der 10. Band der Reihe: "Das malerische und romantische Deutschland" wurde von Theodor von Kobbe und Wilhelm Cornelius verfasst. Wanderungen an der Nord- und Ostsee. Mit 30 Stahlstichen. Der verwendete Text wurde 1973 im Olms Verlag veröffentlicht. Die Originalausgabe, erschien bei Georg Wigand in Leipzig. [1841/42] Attached Thumbnails   Attached Files Kobbe_Cornelius_Wanderungen an der Nor...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Leipzig, Nord, Georg Wigand, Cornelius W, Theodor von Kobbe, Wilhelm Cornelius


FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed

FPC Second Amendment Lawsuit Against Wake County, NC Sheriff May Proceed iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Federal District Court Judge Louise Flanagan of the Eastern District of North Carolina ordered that FPC’s lawsuit against Wake County, North Carolina Sheriff Gerald M. Baker can proceed. The opinion in Stafford v. Baker can be found at FPCLegal.org. As part of FPC’s nationwide efforts to address closures and shut-downs during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organ...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, New York City, Court, Pennsylvania, Baker, Call, Bennett, Stafford, United States Supreme Court, Reese, Lara, Greco, FPC, Holloway


History Slatin, Rudolf: Feuer und Schwert im Sudan. (german) V1.0 22.02.2021

Rudolf Carl Freiherr von Slatin (7. Juni 1857 in Ober St. Veit bei Wien; † 4. Oktober 1932 in Wien), österreichischer, ägyptischer und britischer Offizier, Forschungsreisender, ägyptischer Gouverneur der Großprovinz Darfur im Türkisch-Ägyptischen Sudan und Generalinspektor im Anglo-Ägyptischen Sudan. Während des Mahdi-Aufstand war Slatin in Gefechte mit den Mahdisten verwickelt. Von 1883-1895 war er Gefangener des Mahdi und seines Nachfolgers Kalif Abdallahi ibn Sayyid Muhammad. In seiner Auto...
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Ammo InStock: Federal Top Gun Target 12 Gauge, 2 3/4 Ammo 25Rnds $7.59 – $8.07

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! U.S. & Texas LawShield is America’s original legal defense for self-defense program. Federal Top Gun Target 12 Gauge, 2 3/4 Ammo Shells Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman’s Guide with a great price on Federal, Top Gun Target, 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″, 1 1/8 oz. Shotshells. 25 Round boxes starting at $7.59. This is as low as we have seen them in months and yes we remember back in the golden-days when they were $4.50 a box. Federal, Top...
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Ammo Pre-Order: 1000rnds PPU M855, 5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ, 62 Grain $759.99 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. 5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ Ammo Deal Feb2021 USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsmans Guide has in-stock and shipping 1000 rounds of Prvi Partizan M855, 5.56x45mm NATO, FMJ, 62 Grain ammunition for $759.99 for buyers club members with FREE shipping. That is $0.759 each a round. If you keep missing out on 5.56 as it keeps selling out, then here is a chance at p...
Tags: Guns, America, Nato, Ammunition News, USA Ammoland, 223/5.56, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide, Prvi Parizan, U S Texas LawShield


Kobo Aura One -vs- Forma ?

So, as you may know, I've been debating Forma vs Libra. However, a local used Kobo Aura One has come up at 1/2 the price of a Forma. Since both seem very similar, besides the hard page buttons and 0.2" screen difference, is there ANY reason(s) to still pay a lot more for a Forma? I mean in features and viewing ability, anything pushing one way or the other? I haven't research Auro One to see if there were known issues (as in why this one might be up for sale). Lastly, does the Libra compete...
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One more time: Amazon US spend $XX get $YY credit - Feb 21 - 28

And yet again...guess this promotion must be working for Amazon. For me, this was in a banner ad this morning. The amounts seem to vary from person to person, and I never got the last one at all, so YMMV... Quote: SPECIAL OFFER Spend $25, Get $6 Get $6 back in eBook credit when you spend $25 on eBooks. Feb 21 - Feb 28 How it works 1. Click Activate any time during the offer period. Eligible purchases made before activation still count! 2. Spend $25 on any...
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How this Redlands professor unlocked the mysteries of ‘Harriet the Spy’ and its author

When the children’s novel “Harriet the Spy” arrived in 1964, Leslie Brody was an 11-year-old on Long Island. That was just a short trip to the Upper East Side neighborhood of the fictional 11-year-old spy and writer Harriet M. Welsch. Yet despite their geographic proximity and shared love of tomato sandwiches on white bread, Brody didn’t discover Harriet and the beloved classic by author and illustrator Louise Fitzhugh until 1988 when the writer’s literary estate hired her to adapt the book for ...
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