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Kobo Store - need help deciding

Should I buy book two of a series as a standalone, or should I buy the boxed set 1-3 at a smidgeon less than one-sixth of the price being charged for book two on its own? :chinscratch::chinscratch::rolleyes:
Tags: Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo Store


special characters(?) not being displayed correctly

Hey all, I'm having some issues with the display of some characters in a book I am currently reading. It uses a lot of different brackets and other symbols to show different information and speech, but some just aren't shown at all on my reader (Tolino Vision 4 HD). To make things clearer I'll attach example pictures of the correct display from the Calibre Ebook Viewer and a photo of the same part on my Tolino. I tried using different fonts (ChareInk, for example), thinking this must simp...
Tags: Books, Tolino, Calibre Ebook Viewer


The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in Review

I know, I know, just hold on. Before you make the inevitable “guns not politics” comment, just hear me out. We’re not doing politics. I’m not going to be screaming about how [political party] is doing a thing, or how they’re coming for the guns or anything like that. This is purely a data-driven exercise. […] Read More … The post The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in Review appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, AWB


Using Calibre to Manage a Small Library of hard copy books

Hi, I use Calibre for my personal collection of ebooks which is great. However, I have been asked to manage the small (500 books) library of a community group I volunteer at. I was wondering if there is any way or plugin that I can use to record who has borrowed the book from the library. Cheers, Hermit
Tags: Books, Library Management


Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And for Biden, who proposed the most ambitious gun-control agenda of any modern presidential candidate, his limited moves underscored his limited power to act alone on guns with diffic...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc, Guns, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Democrats, House


Concealed Carry Corner: Helpful Hints To Carry Concealed All Day

We have all had days where we either were working for hours or grabbed the wrong gun for that given day. Sometimes whether you’re tired or just having a tough day, the wrong carry gun can dig into you and start to fatigue your body for a number of reasons. After a long day of […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Helpful Hints To Carry Concealed All Day appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan

Japan, the land of sushi, ninjas and volcanos. Here we are at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, looking at Aerial Sniper Training. In our Photo Of The Day, we have U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan Lauritsen, a scout sniper with 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, engaging a target during aerial sniper training. The rifle looks like […] Read More … The post POTD: Aerial Sniper Training in Japan appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Japan, Guns, Defense, Training, Marine Corps Cpl, Photo of the Day, U.S. Marines, M110 SASS, M107A1, Aerial Door Gunner, Door Gunner, UH-1Y Venom, Camp Hansen Okinawa Japan, Ryan Lauritsen


Ruling Against Bearing Arms Show Extent Corrupt Judges Willing to Ignore Supreme Law

The political charlatans presiding over the federal courts have no professional or personal incentives to acknowledge that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” (iStock-1055138108) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “‘There is no right to carry arms openly in public; nor is any such right within the scope of the Second Amendment,’ U.S. Circuit Judge Jay Bybee, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote for the majority of an 11-judge panel in a 127-page opinion,” Courthouse Ne...
Tags: Facebook, England, Guns, Supreme Court, Beck, Reagan, Hawaii, Northampton, Resistance, George W Bush, Young, Block, George Young, John Roberts, McDonald, Alex Kozinski


This time, No Skeletons

He is a big man with yellow pants and more classic toile. Lots of animals, greenery, and a lady on the front, and a man with a donkey on the back. I like this new hair fabric I found! And that button came from a tin box that my neighbor gave me. He is a few little pink spots that come from the dyeing process. Oh well, it’s a true sign of handmade, right?
Tags: Crafts, Doll, Finished Projects, Tattooed Man, Big Man


How do I create a group of eBooks? (for a series)

Is there a way to create a folder of ebooks in a Calibre Library? I have several "sets" of multiple books. Right now, I have edited their titles, so they sort together, or I sort by Author. Is that how everyone else does it? I would prefer to have a folder for that series of books. Thanx in advance!
Tags: Books, Library Management


How to Refresh the Library

I have recently gone through my E-book Library and standardized the author's names, and tweaked the meta-data. I have also made a number of edits to my own E-books, etc. I would now like to refresh my Library. Is this the same as: Save to Disk > Save only ePub format to Disk ? What if I "move" the Library to the same place? What if I Delete my Library, and then did a Save to Disk > Save only ePub format to Disk ? I guess I just want to render/export all books again... (Is the library the s...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Tutorial-from Paper Book to Ebook PDF - 400 pages in 4 hours

Tutorial-from Paper Book to Ebook PDF - 400 pages in 4 hours Hey guys There are many techniques for scanning a book, but many of them either require investment in the purchase of expensive equipment or cost a lot of time to finish the job. Thinking about it, I gathered years of experience to develop a tutorial that allows you to build a PDF Ebook from: - Paper book - Goose neck cell phone holder - Computer With productivity of 400 pages in 4 hours. High visual quality. :2thumbsup The tutorial is...
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Zarathushtra: The Man And The Message by Meheryar Rivetna

Meheryar Rivetna, an active member of the library committee of the Zoroastrian Association of Houston (ZAH), has written and published a book Zarathustra: The Man And The Message. The book aims to dispel the myths pervasive in the Zoroastrian religion. Meheryar provides historical context of how the religion changed from the founding principles of the Prophet Zarathustra. The book covers a variety of topics from the myths surrounding Zarathustra’s birth and early life, expansion of th...
Tags: Books, Life, Iran, Zarathushtra, Zarathustra, Operations Committee, ZAH Library Committee, Meheryar Rivetna, Zoroastrian Association of Houston ZAH, Arnavaz Sethna


Setting where Amazon does not change cover

I cannot figure out how to change settings for this. I always leave automatic book updates turned off, so that is not the issue. Covers in my library have been changing the past 2 months, I notice when browsing, they are reverting to newer editions of covers, which in many cases I do not want. Any suggestions? At first I thought it was my imagination, but no, I keep double checking and I know some of these books were not placed on device with this cover art.
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Republicans criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions as an 'infringement' of Second Amendment rights

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy weekly news conference in Washington Reuters Republicans were quick to criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions on Thursday. GOP governors called the move an "infringement" of Second Amendment rights. Biden forcefully rejected the claims on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday swiftly criticized President Joe Biden's newly announced executive measures aimed at tackling gu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Missouri, South Dakota


Biden proposes gun control reforms to go after ‘ghost guns’ and close loopholes

President Biden has announced a new set of initiatives by which he hopes to curb the gun violence he described as “an epidemic” and “an international embarrassment.” Among other things, the ATF will be closing loopholes in unregulated online sales and so-called “ghost guns,” which can be built or printed with no serial numbers or background checks. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden Thursday afternoon, Biden recounted the many recent mass shootings as horrific tragedies, but pointed out tha...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Government, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Michigan, Biden, Gun Laws, Firearms, ATF, Garland, White House Rose Garden, Merrick Garland, Defense Distributed, Ghost Guns


Ammo InStock: CCI Blazer Aluminum Case 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain, 50 Rounds $25.14 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. CCI Blazer Aluminum Case, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain, 50 Rounds Sale USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sportsman’s Guide has in-stock and shipping 50 round boxes of CCI Blazer Aluminum Case, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain ammo for $25.14 with FREE shipping on orders of $49.00. CCI Blazer Aluminum Case, 9mm, FMJ, 115 Grain Ammo Blazer® uses the la...
Tags: Guns, CCI, Sportsman, Ammunition News, 9mm, USA Ammoland, CCI Ammunition, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Sportsman's Guide, CCI Blazer Aluminum Case 9mm FMJ 115 Grain


World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved

In pretty much any circumstances or shooting discipline, scoring a 10-round group all in the center ring is something to be striven for and proud of, for virtually any shooter. The vast majority of shooters out there today would struggle to make those consistent hits. Now consider achieving this feat at 1000 yards. Impressive stuff! […] Read More … The post World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Competition, World Record, Daily News, Rifles, Shooting Sports, Bolt Action, Benchrest, 1000 Yard, NBRSA, Benchrest Group Achieved


Bookmatched Beauty by Artistic Tile

Twin, Mirror image, Doppelgänger—all describe the phenomena of uncanny resemblance without complete duplication. Just so in these amazing bookmatched installations by Artistic Tile. The term refers to facing pages of a book, which may look exactly alike on a brief glance, but upon more detailed investigation reveal subtle differences. Artistic Tile uses carefully chosen slabs of marble, onyx, quartzite, and granite “for a fascinating, at times breathtaking, symmetry.” The effec...
Tags: Books, Walls, Marble, Onyx, Leonardo, Stone Walls, Granite, Surfaces, Calacatta, Artistic Tile, Quartzite, Bookmatch, Bookmatched Stone, Stone Slabs, Breccia Capraia


Those Mini-Pufts From ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Are Toys Now, Obviously

The minute everyone laid eyes on the Mini-Pufts from the recently released Ghostbusters: Afterlife clip I’m fairly confident we all knew they would inevitably be turned into toys. They’re tiny, cute, and part of a major franchise, so obviously the powers-that-be want to cash in on that, and who can blame them? People are clearly going to want to eat these things up (but not literally, please – they’re made of plastic). And this fall, anyone who wants one will be able to buy their own Mini-Puft....
Tags: Toys, Movies, Sequels, Hasbro, Jason Reitman, Paul Rudd, Ivan Reitman, Annie Potts, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace, Baby Groot Baby Yoda, Mini Pufts, Gil Kenan Ghostbusters


Media Misrepresentation: Guardian says Black Gun Ownership up 58.2%

Arizonan with rifle slung at local street vendor. Photo courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Gun ownership is up in the United States. Record numbers of new gun owners, about eight million, purchased a gun in 2020. In a sensationalist article by the far-left British paper The Guardian, the sub-headline reads: Americans bought a record number of firearms last year. Gun ownership among Black Americans is up 58.2% While it may be wished to be true, the headline is both sensationalis...
Tags: Guns, US, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Guardian, Nra, JOHN LOTT, NSSF, Weingarten, Gun Owners, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Viridian E-Series Green Laser Sight Now Available for Ruger-57 Pistol

The Ruger-57 pistol has been out on the market now for a little over a year and it seems that supply has finally started to catch up with the demand on these 5.7x28mm pistols. Viridian is the first company to my knowledge that has come out with a dedicated laser aiming system for the Ruger-57. […] Read More … The post Viridian E-Series Green Laser Sight Now Available for Ruger-57 Pistol appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Lasers, Daily News, Ruger, Shooting Accessories, Green Laser, Viridian, Weapon Laser, Viridian Weapon Tech, Ruger-57


How to tell which critter is eating fruit out of your trees

Q: Some critter has been peeling & eating the rind off my lemons & leaving the fruit hanging on the tree. Same thing has happened to another neighbor’s avocados. I don’t know if it’s the neighborhood squirrels, an opossum, or rats. Next door neighbor’s dog did catch & kill an opossum recently. Have you ever heard of this? A: Squirrels, opossums, and rats can all wreak havoc in the garden, each in their own way. Squirrels will visit your fruit trees just as the fruit is ripening, then take a bite...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Garden Party, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden, San Fernando Valley LA


Doesn't remember where I ended

I am the very happy owner of a Pocketbook Inkpad (first version). Until now. I installed a few dictionaries, tried to install for the first time text-to-speech and now all of a sudden he doesn't remember where I was with reading. Annoying. When it starts, it starts with the home screen (although I tell him to start with the book where I left) I tried the following: - while connecting with my pc check the memory (no errors) - format the memory by menu of the pocketbook (returns normal, stil...
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Biden tightens some gun controls, says much more needed

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE, AAMER MADHANI and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, in his first gun control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment.” “The idea that we have so many people dying ever single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character as a nation,” Biden said during remarks at the W...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, Virginia, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer


Twibe by Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri

Swivel Armchair Twibe by Milan based Daniele Lo Scalzo Moscheri for Como based i4Mariani is #2 of my new Private more than 999 Armchairs Book About the Twibe: The armchair of the Twibe collection redefines the concept of simple and elegant bergère. Although diversified for the care in the craftsmanship of finishing. And for an ingenious planning stratagem: the overlapping of the seat and back volumes. Two wrapping elements apparently simply juxtaposed, but which are actually integrated with e...
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Nazi-enthusiast Madison Cawthorn understands the Boulder shooter

Somehow North Carolina republican congressperson, and Nazi-enthusiast, Madison Cawthorn has magical knowledge of the Boulder shooter's motivations. The Hill, however is very clear the Colorado authorities actually investigating are not ready to make any pronouncement: "I think this is really a failed policy by the Joe Biden administration because they just started dropping bombs on Syria last month, even though we had … we have been reaching historic peace deals in the Middle East," Cawtho...
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Colorado, Joe Biden, Syria, Nazi, Boulder, North Carolina, Intent, Madison Cawthorn, Middle East Cawthorn


Powder InStock: Vihtavuori N340 Smokeless Pistol Powder 1lb $42.49 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! Own A Gun? Make Sure you are Covered. Legal Defense for Self-Defense. Vihtavuori N340 Smokeless Pistol Powder Sale USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has back in stock 1LB jars of Vihtavuori N340 Smokeless Pistol Powder for $42.49. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. This will sell out. Vihtavuori N340 Smokeless Pistol Powder A flexible powder that serves well in...
Tags: Guns, Brownells, Ammunition News, USA Ammoland, Brownells.com, Gun Powder, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand INC, Vihtavuori N340 Smokeless Pistol Powder


By Inflicting Injustice, Biden Further Divides America

Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Biden’s plans to punish both those who build firearms for themselves and those who own AR-15 pistols (or other pistols based on modern, multi-purpose semiautomatic rifles) for crimes and acts of madness aren’t going to bring about any unity. Nor should they – these actions are a deliberate infliction of injustice on law-abiding Americans, and the infliction of injustice has consequences. Contrary to a take...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, America, Reagan, United States, Biden, Usc, Nra, House Senate, Harold, Rock River, CNC, Ammoland, Institute for Legislative Action, LAR


Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 7, 2021 in Washington DC. President Biden delivered remarks on the administration’s “American Jobs Plan.” Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden criticized the inaction on US gun violence in a speech Thursday. "The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character a...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Washington Dc, Gun Control, Biden, Kamala Harris, South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Alex Wong Getty, Kelly McLaughlin Oma Seddiq



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