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PRS-300 Invalid page error

It looks like some older readers, including the prs-300, cannot load books if they have chapters above a certain length or themselves are above a certain length. Is there a fix for this? it doesn't seem that prs+ modifies this behavior at all. Is it a memory issue? should I just give up and buy a modern ereader?
Tags: Books, Sony Reader Dev Corner


5 Minutes and 145 Shots: Breaking Down the 1986 Miami Dade Shooting

Nearly 34 years ago on April 11th, 1986 at 9:30am eastern, one of the most infamous shootouts in the history of the United States and the FBI took place in an unincorporated part of Dade County Florida. The shootout took place after a crime spree involving two retired Army veterans who would eventually meet their […] Read More … The post 5 Minutes and 145 Shots: Breaking Down the 1986 Miami Dade Shooting appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, History, Fbi, United States, Army, Editorial, Miami Police, Dade County Florida, Crime Stories, Miami Dade Shooting, Shootouts


Do E-Ink Tablets offer the Same (or Beeter) as a Chromebook?

Thanks to a couple regular repliers to my ongoing attempt to figure out if I can move to an e-ink Android Tablet, I believe I've been asking the "wrong" questions. That is, the main point or expectation of my question was not properly expressed. Let me put things this way. IF I am happy with what a Chromebook offers in the way of Word Processing, that is, performance and functionality for a writer... ...will a solid E-Ink Android Tablet, like the Likebook Alita or Boox Note 3 (more likely...
Tags: Books, Chromebook, Alita, Which one should I buy, Boox Note, Likebook Alita


POTD: Russian Sniper with Dragunov SVDS

Photo Of The Day and we have a Russian sniper with a Dragunov SVDS, which is the shortened variant with a folding stock. As you can see, it’s still quite a long rifle with its 22.2″ or 565 mm barrel length. The caliber is still the same, the rimmed 7.62×54mmR, and the action is semi-automatic […] Read More … The post POTD: Russian Sniper with Dragunov SVDS appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Russia, Defense, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Semi-Auto, Dragunov SVDS


NYC ‘Queen’s’ Plea for Unarmed Citizen Intervention Shows Elitist Arrogance

Why wouldn’t the rulers treat people who demand to be swindled out of their rights with arrogant contempt? (NYC Mayor’s Office/Twitter) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “After ‘Defunding The Police,’ NYC First Lady Pleads For Citizens To Intervene In Violent Crimes As Assaults Spike,” The Daily Wire reported Monday. The story noted a series of tweets from Chirlane McCray, wife of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urging citizens to place themselves at potential physical risk in the face of hostilit...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Guns, New York City, Brooklyn, Yale, Bill De Blasio, Resistance, Chirlane Mccray, New York State, De Blasio, Marie Antoinette, McCray, David Codrea, Iowa South Carolina, Gun Rights News


Search results view

Since I upgraded to Calibre 5.13, I'm seeing a new Search result view that I don't remember seeing in before in Calibre (at least not for a few years?). Basically, instead of returning ONLY the search results it's returning my entire DB with highlighted rows. Which is pretty unhelpful with a DB with nearly 10,000 books. Is there a setting to only show the Search results? In addition, the completed Search doesn't jump to the result portion, so I have to go scanning for the highlighted lines. Sin...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Friday Night Lights: ATN ThOR4 Hog Hunt

Back in the summer of 2019, I reviewed the ATN Corp ThOR4 thermal scope. I tested and evaluated the ThOR4 from behind a bench, not so much as a hunter. Well, an opportunity arose to further test the ThOR4 but in a more practical scenario, such as hog hunting. I will admit I was not […] Read More … The post Friday Night Lights: ATN ThOR4 Hog Hunt appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Thermal, ATN, Night Vision, Thermal Scope, ATN Corp, Hog Hunt, Thermal Monoculars, Thor4


Can I use a USB Keyboard AND Plug in Power (hub) ?

So, I'm wondering if I want to use an e-ink Android device as a word processor with a keyboard, can I use a USB keboard and still be plugged in? That is, where these devices only have a single USB-c port for power or devices, can I plug the Tablet into a USB Hub to have charge, and have a USB keyboard plugged into the Hub and both work? OR is there a way to set this up? I want to be able to be working on wall AC power and have a USB Keyboard plugged in. Thank you. note--- I suppose if I'm u...
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy


Pepsi's Driftwell Would Be Way More Relaxing If It Didn't Taste Like a Nightmare

Being cooped up inside and spending way too much time staring at screens over the past months has wreaked havoc on my sleep schedule. (Sound familiar?) So when I heard that Pepsi was coming out with a new seltzer created to help people wind down and relax at night, I was curious. Unfortunately, the reality of the…Read more...
Tags: Tea, Science, Taste, Food And Drink, Pepsi, Theanine, Patent Medicines, Branches Of Biology, Hospitality Recreation, Glutamate Neurotransmitter, Anxiolytics


Major regression speed since koreader-kobo-v2020.08.1

Hello, I have a major speed issue with koreader. My device is Kobo libra. Here is the description : If changing pages with full test, speed is ok, less than a second. But if the next page include an image, not even a big photo, juste a small web image, the speed slow down. About 5-6 seconds. I remembered that koreader was not so slow in the past. As I don't read comics, I didn't really notice it directly. But now there it became really unbearable to me, even for the few images that appear. So I ...
Tags: Books, Koreader


Golf Fiction: "Old Man Par"

OLD MAN PAR Golf Fiction The ravages of time have taken a toll on 72-year-old Mike Browning’s physique, diminished his vitality, and eroded his golf swing. The seasoned linkster had long subscribed to the notion that decline is an inevitable consequence of aging, but his outlook changes after he meets a most unlikely mentor, Scotty. Mike first encounters Andy “Scotty” Sanderson one eerie night while walking his dog at Red Oak Country Club. Initially perplexed by the peculiar fellow dr...
Tags: Books, Japan, UK, Australia, Mexico, France, Germany, India, US, Spain, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Andy, Mike


Leaked Documents Show Change How ATF Handles Delayed/Denied Cases

GOA Obtained Documents Show Change How ATF Handles Delayed/Denied Cases WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Leaked documents supplied to AmmoLand News from Gun Owners of America (GOA) show that discretion that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents have in recovering firearms from buyers that the FBI initially delayed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) then denied after the seller transfers the gun to the buyer has been curtailed. If NICS...
Tags: Guns, Fbi, John, Nra, Northern Virginia, Gun Owners of America GOA, ATF, NICS, Ammoland, John Crump, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, John Crump John, Chittum, Thomas L Chittum III


PW4 How to make sure kindle doesn't update on the first setup?

Hey everyone! I just bought a kindle PW4 and I knew i shouldnt let it update to 5.13.4 if i wanted to jailbreak it but the kindle wouldn't let me do anything if i didn't login first... so i decided to turn on the wifi to set up my account, and it was at most 10 minutes before turning on airplane mode. After that, the first thing I did was to check which version was installed, and I was happy to see it was 5.12.X (i even compared my old updated kindle to the new one to check the versions!) Then...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


Recommendations for wireless earbuds that have controls for skipping back.

I'm looking for a good pair of wireless earbuds that have the ability to skip backwards 15 - 30 seconds while listening to podcasts and audiobooks at work. I work around somewhat loud machinery and find myself having to replay things when I mishear something. I was looking at the JBL True Wireless Flash X because they seem to have good features and good battery life (they're also on sale for $129 @ jbl.com), but they have no skip back feature. I don't mind spending up to $200 for a pair. What do...
Tags: Books, Audiobook Hardware & Software


Amazon has stopped selling books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness

The Amazon website is seen on December 5, 2017 in Dandenong, Australia Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Amazon has stopped selling books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness. Amazon VP Brian Huseman confirmed the policy in a letter to four Republican senators. Huseman said the firm regularly reviews whether books meet Amazon's content guidelines. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon has stopped selling books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness. Brian H...
Tags: Amazon, Books, US, Trends, Joe Biden, E-commerce, Gop, Retail, Marco Rubio, Lgbtq, Vesta, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Mike Lee, Shopify, Trump


I bricked My Koobe Slightbook HD

Hi! I tried to install a new firmware yesterday on my Koobe Slightbook HD Shine reader (Rockchip RK2818, 600Mhz, 8Gb of internal ram, 1024x758 light...) . Started the Rkerase utility, the program recognized the device . Load up the firmware img, pushed the restore button but this is what happened. I enclosed a picture. (The pic is from the internet, but the error messeage is the same with my factory firmware.) Since then the on light is constantly on with green light, the readers doenn't respon...
Tags: Books, Boyue, Koobe Slightbook


Assumptions of the Leftist/Globalist/Woke Explain Absurd Policies

Assumptions of the Leftist/Globalist/Woke Explain Absurd Policies, iStock-1267413669 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- To those who support the United States Constitution and the Second Amendment, many propositions put forward by the ruling class do not make any sense. The United States is/has been the most successful, most prosperous, most powerful, most free, and least racist (with the exception of Affirmative Action) nation on the face of the earth, at least for the last thirty years.  The “poor” i...
Tags: Politics, Guns, China, India, Time, US, Department Of Defense, European Union, Earth, United States, Judaism, Middle East, Arizona, Chinese communist party, Constitution, Donald Trump


Safariland Third Generation SHIFT 360 Scalable Plate Rack System

The newest addition to Safariland’s customizable armor systems is here with the release of the third generation SHIFT 360 scalable plate rack system. The SHIFT 360 features a lightweight and durable internal lining system and adjustability to accommodate plates of almost any size. Safariland Third Generation SHIFT 360 Scalable Plate Rack System The Shift 360™ […] Read More … The post Safariland Third Generation SHIFT 360 Scalable Plate Rack System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Armor, Safariland, Body Armor, Plate Carrier, SHIFT 360


Alur Glass Walls are Bold and Beautiful

Movable walls are increasingly likely to be part of the Safe Return strategy, and Alur Glass Walls are perfectly primed to fit the niche. A movable, frameless system with a minimal aesthetic, Alur Glass Walls feature polycarbonate “dry joints” for a seamless glass-on-glass junction via a tongue-and-groove design—“forming a perfect seal and preventing any sound leakage through the glass.” The system creates the appearance of beautiful and uninterrupted expanses of glass—no mulli...
Tags: Books, Walls, Surfaces, Glass Walls, Movable Walls, Alur, Frameless Walls, Office Walls, Polycarbonate Joint, Alur Glass Walls


New Core Duty Rifle from ZEV Technologies

The ZEV Technologies Core Duty Rifle is the second LE and Military focused product from ZEV.  The first product was the O.Z-9 Combat Pistol released just over a year ago. Right now the Core Duty Rifle is offered with a 16’’ barrel length, but they will soon add 10’’ models and also accept requests from […] Read More … The post New Core Duty Rifle from ZEV Technologies appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Zev Technologies, AR Patterned, MIL/LE, Core Duty Rifle, ZEV Technologies Core Duty Rifle


iPad Amazon sale on the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Air

Amazon has the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Air (4th Generation) and iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Generation) on sale for $199 with free Prime delivery. That is $100 off normal price. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This might be an indication that the iPad Pro 11” is getting a refresh. Or maybe not. Regardless, the Magic Keyboard works with the current Air and the Pro 11” model. I doubt the Air will get a regresh this month since it was refreshed in the Fall of 2020.
Tags: Amazon, Books, Air, Apple Devices


Huge Coupon! Little Tikes Splash n’ Spray Indoor/Outdoor 2-in-1 Inflatable Bouncer {Amazon}

  Don’t get caught without water play this summer! Get unbelievable savings on this Little Tikes Splash n’ Spray Indoor/Outdoor 2-in-1 Inflatable Bouncer when you Clip the $62.50 coupon at Amazon. Shipped free with Prime or orders $25+ This is available at full price at Walmart. Description: MAKE A SPLASH! Kids will love spending all... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Walmart, Online Deals, Don, Amazon Shipped


26% off + Coupon! Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl {Amazon}

  Any toddler would LOVE this in their Easter basket! Get nice savings on this super highly rated Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Magic Color Mixing Bowl at Amazon. It’s already 26% off the regular price, plus Clip the Extra $3.70 coupon! Shipped free with Prime or orders $25+ Description: Light-up pretend mixing bowl with play... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Toys, Online Deals, Coupon Fisher Price Laugh amp


New Jersey: Bill Successfully Amended in Committee

On Thursday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee amended and passed S.568 on a unanimous vote of 6-0. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee amended and passed S.568 on a unanimous vote of 6-0.  As reported earlier this week, the bill requires law enforcement to be notified of mental health expungements for firearms permit applicants. NRA and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC), the official NRA state association...
Tags: Guns, New Jersey, Committee, Nra, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Senate Law Public Safety Committee, IMG NRA


‘True Believer’ Author Abraham Riesman Dissects the Complicated Legacy of Stan Lee [Interview]

The legacy of Marvel Comics maestro Stan Lee has been muddy for decades. Even as the supposed mastermind behind the early days of Spider-Man, Thor, and the Fantastic Four evolved into a beloved international icon with cameos in every Marvel film, controversy nipped at his heels. At the heart of it all: the constant rumblings that he didn’t actually co-create his most famous characters, and that he went out of his way to bury the talented artists who worked alongside him. The new biography True ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Superman, Disney, Los Angeles, Earth, Features, Tom Hanks, Thor, Nikola Tesla, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Jack, Marvel Comics


Please Stop Liming your Soil Based on the pH!

Guest Rant by Phil Nauta, author of Building Soils Naturally: Innovative Methods for Organic Gardeners.  Originally published in 2012, this 9-year-old guest rant is STILL one of GardenRant’s top-traffic posts, month after month. We can only conclude that people REALLY need this information!   Soil pH is talked about a lot in the gardening world, but most people don’t understand it, so it’s generally misused. I’m here to rant about it.  To simplify what pH is, it’s basically a measurement compa...
Tags: Gardening, Dolomite, Guest Rants, Real Gardening, Phil Nauta


Not a conversion question (I think).

I have had great luck with Calibre and in the past updated everytime they say there is a new version. I have converted all my books to MOBI and in the past they transfered to my Kindle ([email protected]) and to my android phone ([email protected]) with out a problem. One of the updates must have changed something because they will not transfer any longer. Looking at the transaction process:Starting job: Email Hush-Hush to [email protected] connect: ('mail.gmx.com', 587) ...
Tags: Books, Conversion, Mobi, MSG, AUTH


Living and learning...

I went up into the attic to rummage around for a round of .38 Spl Nyclad ammunition to photograph for this post, but came up empty-handed. Sorry about that. Nyclad ammunition originated as a way to minimize lead contamination on indoor ranges by enclosing .38 Special 158gr lead round nosed bullets in a polymer envelope. So you'd get all the benefits of reduced barrel leading offered by jacketed ammo without the expense. Somehow, over time...and especially after it was discontinued...the hol...
Tags: Guns, Tamara, Smith Wesson, Tam, Wayne, Boomsticks, Revolvers, Preparedness, Darryl Bolke, LSWC, Nyclad, Al Thompson




Ohio: House Committee Passes Duty to Inform Bill

On March 10th, the House State and Local Government Committee voted 9-5 to issue a favorable report to House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law.  iStock-884221290 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 10th, the House State and Local Government Committee voted 9-5 to issue a favorable report to House Bill 89 to amend Ohio’s “duty to inform” law. It will now go to the House floor for further consideration. House Bill 89 removes the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law ...
Tags: Guns, House, Ohio, Bill, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Local Government Committee, House State, House Committee Passes Duty to Inform Bill



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