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Good eReader for reading books that have photos?

How is eReader performance with pictures nowadays? Can someone suggest one (or more) eReaders that are decent? I ask because my Nook Glowlight (2013 model) is awwwful. My biggest complaint is that on ePub books, pictures are shown inline and I cannot interact with them to make them larger at all. No zoom at all, as best as I can tell... So, if I have a book with diagrams or maps, I'm SOL. They are little tiny shmears (it's a relatively low resolution screen, at 212 DPI). I don't want an actual ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Which one should I buy


Factory reset with jailbreak survives?

Device: Kpw4 (G000PP) running 5.13.5 firmware Jailbreak method: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=455 Hotfix installed: Update_jailbreak_hotfix_1.16.N_install Wanted to reset my kindle because getting to screensaver would takes about 5 seconds. It always closes the backlight first and then takes about 2 sec to get to the screensavers. I wonder if some of the modifications I made caused it, so I want to give it a fresh start. But I've upgraded my software and I want to...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


Kindle PDF Cover Disappearing

Hey all, I have searched this at length and have not found an answer to my issue, so please direct me to the thread if an answer exists. The issue is that PDF files are not showing the cover assigned to them from Calibre 5.13.0 to the Kindle Oasis 3rd gen. I am aware of the cover destruction that happens with azw3 and mobi files, which is corrected after the Kindle is disconnected and reconnected to Calibre. However, this issue is not resolved with that method. I have also tried adjusting t...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Library Management


POTD: French & U.S. Special Operations Forces

Photo Of The Day: The location is Camp Shelby, Mississippi, USA, with French Special Operations Forces visiting the U.S. 24th Special Operations Wing. The exercise was called Emerald Warrior. Camp Shelby is the largest state-owned training site in the nation, with a massive 136,000 acres (550 km2) area. The French soldiers are most likely from the […] Read More … The post POTD: French & U.S. Special Operations Forces appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, Defense, Special Forces, U S Special Operations Forces, Photo of the Day, Special Operations Forces, Camp Shelby Mississippi USA, Emerald Warrior Camp Shelby


Inspector Banks author Peter Robinson talks ‘Not Dark Yet’ and writing in the pandemic

The British police detective has long been a popular figure in the crime genre, with characters often crossing over from the page to the TV screen. Holding his own in that lineup is Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks, whose creator, Peter Robinson, recently published the sleuth’s 27th outing, “Not Dark Yet” (William Morrow, $29). This time, Banks and his Yorkshire team of investigators are handling three cases simultaneously, all of which may turn out to be related. The DCI Banks series has be...
Tags: Books, England, London, California, Banks, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Yorkshire, Sherlock Holmes, Metropolitan Police, Lawrence Wright, Zelda, Peter Robinson, Raymond Chandler


ereader for library?

I'm thinking about giving an ereader as a present. The receiver has no compUter, no WiFi, and tech adverse. She would most likely only be using It for her library. This is for the U.S. I can train her, but I don't want to be constantly supporting her. I am going to ask her if she would actually use it. Since she doesn't have a computer (Or phone or tablet), I think a Kindle is out. So I'm down to a Kobo. So would she be able to use a Kobo without a secondary device. Can you do every...
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy


PDF Reader with CC on Kindle Fire?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum. I'm new in town and wasn't sure where it would fit. I'm currently using Calibre Companion v5.4.4.19 on a Kindle Fire HD 8 (10th Gen) and I've only found one PDF app (PDF Reader) designed for the Kindle. The problem is that trying to open a PDF file from within CC doesn't actually open the PDF. The screen flickers momentarily when the PDF tries to launch, which may be the PDF Reader trying to work, but the app doesn't actually open regardless of whether ...
Tags: Books, Calibre Companion


Deleting books

Hi I can't delete books using Caliber. I tried several times, the program stays "working" for a looooong time, and I have to close the program. The books are still there. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance Regards Enviado do meu SM-A516B através do Tapatalk
Tags: Books, Library Management


Carjackers Stopped by Armed Driver – Armed Citizen Stories

Carjackers Stopped by Armed Driver – Armed Citizen Stories, iStock-595328708 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- We start with this news report from Fox29 news in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You drive for Lyft. You get a call to a residential area in Philadelphia at 5 on a Sunday morning. When you pull up to the location, two teenagers run up to your car. One of them has a gun. Your attacker orders you to get out of your car and give him the keys. You are a gun owner. You have your Pennsylvania License ...
Tags: Lyft, Guns, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, EMS, Nra, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Ammoland, USCCA, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob, Armed Citizen Stories, Personal Defense **DO NOT DELETE


What every gardener should know about daffodils, society garlic and ginger lilies

The famous trumpeting, cupped receptacle on daffodils is called a corona, and botanists are confounded as to its function. However, the presence of the corona does assist us in explaining why daffodil flowers nod as opposed to staying upright. Were the cupped corona to face the sky, rainwater would collect in it, causing the pollen on the anthers inside of it to rot, preventing pollination and seed formation from taking place. It is worth noting that daffodil species that bloom in the fall have ...
Tags: Gardening, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ohio, Himalayas, Mediterranean, Musa, Garden Party, Narcissus, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Empty lines in EPUB/FB2

At some point in time, Calibre (currently at 5.10.1) stopped to retain empty lines in EPUB to FB2 conversion. Conversion options are: Code: {'asciiize': False,  'author_sort': None,  'authors': None,  'base_font_size': 0.0,  'book_producer': None,  'change_justification': 'original',  'chapter': "//*[((name()='h1' or name()='h2' or name()='h3' or name()='h4' or "             "name()='h5') and re:test(., "             "'\\s*((chapter|book|section|part)\\s+)|([IVX0-9]+\\.\\s+)|((prolog|pro...
Tags: Books, Conversion


From epub to mobi (problem with double cover)

What can I do to avoid having 2 covers in my mobi file (for my Kindle Oasis) with an epub (where I start from) with 1 cover only? Thanks
Tags: Books, Conversion


Search in Calibre

Suggestion: One thing that I am missing viewing epubs is context search. Simplest requirement is this: search for word1, in results search for word2 in window not greater than say 10 words. Ex: I search for amnesia, and get 50 entries. I want to find one which is close to the word "future". To words rather close to each other is all I remember. As far as I know there is no viewer that will let me do this kind of search, and I need it quite often. Regards, Wlodek
Tags: Books, Development


Years after the killing of her cousin, a TV veteran digs into her family’s complex history

When Elle Johnson was 16, her 16-year-old cousin, Karen, was shot and killed while working at a Burger King. The event understandably scarred Johnson, and it helped shape her work as a writer and producer on shows like “CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order” and “Bosch.” But equally influential in her life and her work was her domineering father, a strict New York City parole officer who Johnson came to feel raised her and her sister as if they were parolees themselves. Johnson, who has used fragments...
Tags: Books, New York City, America, Sport, Karen, Things To Do, Soccer, Miami, Johnson, Ucla, Southern California, Ontario, Torres, Ramirez, Claremont, Scott Turow


Remove Delete Button from Server browser interface? How?

I just ran my first test of the Calibre Server. Am I impressed! That is amazing! Worked perfectly. However, I was also able to delete a book from my library with the delete button in the browser interface! Yikes. I have created some family history E-books, and was going to share those books to extended family through Calibre Server... so I would want to remove that button. How can I modify that browser interface? or set up a read-only user account? Alternatively, I will just E-mail the book...
Tags: Books, Server, Calibre Server


Custom CSS for TXT -> EPUB conversion

Hi there. I'm working with numerous documents which, for ease of mass-editing, I'd like to keep in .TXT format. I have no problems converting them to EPUB format. Everything seems fine. HOWEVER I'd like to modify (or even replace) the default CSS that gets embedded into the .EPUB. When I use epub-convert with the --extra-css "blah.css", the contents are added to the "contents.xhtml" in a style block, but no-where else! Is it possible to embed contents into the "stylesheet.css", or add a new...
Tags: Books, Css, Conversion, Custom CSS


SureFire XSC Weaponlight is Finally Here!

SureFire XSC Weaponlight U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is now shipping the all-new, rechargeable SureFire XSC family of micro-compact handgun WeaponLights. SureFire previously launched the XSC but ran into battery supply issues related to Covid-19. These logistics issues have since been corrected. Extremely compact, lightweight, and durable, the XSC’s micro-footprint keeps your weapon co...
Tags: Guns, ISO, Gear, Springfield, Surefire, Fountain Valley California, Springfield Armory Hellcat


The NRA Opposes David Chipman for ATF Director

David Chipman is a gun-control extremist. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- During a press conference on Thursday, President Biden announced that he would once again be targeting law-abiding gun owners by ordering ATF to develop two new restrictive regulations. Aiming to accessorize the Department of Justice’s anti-gun leadership team, Biden announced his nomination of gun control lobbyist David Chipman for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It’s hard to im...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Mexico, America, United States, Reddit, Department Of Justice, Biden, District Of Columbia, Maxim, Nra, IMG, Waco, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, ATF, House Judiciary Committee


Single library, multiple storages

Hi all! First of all, my excuses for not having logged in for nearly four years :rolleyes: I have a question whose reply is probably "you can't" but I wanted to try nonetheless. I would love to have my current ebook library split in more than one location, and I know I can have separate libraries, or even virtual libraries, but that doesn't cover my needs. What I would need is having, like I have now, a single library, with all my ebooks listed together, but having the books themselves split...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Allow epub upload to Kindle?

Is there a place where I can add epub as an allowed format to upload to a Kindle Fire 10? I have another ebook reader that can open them natively that I like better. Thanks!
Tags: Books, Devices


Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death

The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was many more years before I could actually talk about him.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many ar...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Craft, Bereavement, Ernest Hemingway, Kintsugi


GOA to Fight Joe Biden’s Tyrannical Gun Control at Every Turn ~ VIDEO

Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced many gun control measures which will circumvent Congress via executive action. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, said: Gun Owners of America is wholeheartedly opposed to the unconstitutional gun control threatened today by President Biden – restrictions such as the attacks on homemade and brace equipped firearms and so-called ‘Red Flag’ Gun Confiscation ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Biden, Goa, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, SPRINGFIELD Va, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt, Congress Instead, David Chipman, AmmoLand com Gun Owners of America GOA, Biden Administration, GOA s Press Center Gun Owners of America


GOA to Fight Joe Biden’s Tyrannical Gun Control at Every Turn

GOA to Fight Joe Biden’s Tyrannical Gun Control at Every Turn, iStock-509865809 Springfield, VA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced many gun control measures which will circumvent Congress via executive action. Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, said: Gun Owners of America is wholeheartedly opposed to the unconstitutional gun control threatened today by President Biden – restrictions such as the attacks on...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Joe Biden, Capitol Hill, Biden, Goa, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, SPRINGFIELD Va, Gun Rights News, Gun Owners of America, Erich Pratt, Congress Instead, David Chipman, AmmoLand com Gun Owners of America GOA, Biden Administration, GOA s Press Center Gun Owners of America


5 low-cost marketing strategies to get the best value for your self-published book

A self-published book can help enhance your personal brand and position you as an authority figure in your field. Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images Publishing a book in your field of expertise is a great way to establish yourself. However, marketing a book through traditional publishing can cost a great deal, says publisher J.J. Hebert. Low-cost strategies like books reviews and lead generation through email lists can help promote you book instead. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Marketing, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Self-publishing, Mailchimp, Writers, Nordic, Don, LinkedIn Facebook, Contributor, Publishing Industry, Contributor 2019, Kathrin Ziegler Getty


SILENCER SATURDAY #172: Whisper Quiet! CGS Hydra Rimfire Suppressor

Good morning friends and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Turbo K centerfire rifle suppressor. Last week we took a look at some full auto suppressor testing. This week we return to one of the pure joy’s of shooting – rimfire silencers. Reviewing the CGS […] Read More … The post SILENCER SATURDAY #172: Whisper Quiet! CGS Hydra Rimfire Suppressor appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, TFB, Yankee Hill Machine


Weekend Cooking: Sparkling Wine Anytime by Katherine Cole

I have a super-fun and informative book to share today. Katherine Cole's newest wine book is called Sparkling Wine Anytime: The Best Bottles to Pop for Every Occasion. It was published by Abrams last month, and I received a review copy because I'm a member of the Abrams Dinner Party. What's a wedding, New Year's Eve, or a red-carpet event without a few bottles of the bubbly? When we hear the word bubbly, most of us immediately think of Champagne, but did you know sparkling wine is made all over...
Tags: Books, France, Amanda, Abrams, Cointreau, Beth F, Triple Sec, Prosecco Cava, Katherine Cole


A Review of the Cheapest Pistol Red Dot: Bushnell RXS-100

In this episode of TFBTV, Hop tests the new $100 Bushnell RXS-100 on a Taurus G3 TORO to find out if it can compete with pistol red dots costing up to five times as much. The RXS-100 and RXS-250 are two new pistol red dots from Bushnell that use the common Delta Point Pro mounting […] Read More … The post A Review of the Cheapest Pistol Red Dot: Bushnell RXS-100 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Optics, Bushnell, TFBTV, Reflex/Red Dot, RXS-100


What Hillary Gets Wrong in Her Gun Control Push – Again

By Larry Keane Gun-grabbers like Hillary Clinton, just can’t help themselves apparently. IMG iStock 1195632653 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Hillary Clinton just can’t help herself. Never mind that her tone-deaf demand for gun control caused gun owners to come out in record numbers to deny her an all-but-assured White House victory in 2016. She’s doubling down. Five years on, she’s still spitting vitriol on Americans. She still wants to punish freedom-loving Americans instead of criminals. She’s ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, White House, America, Hillary Clinton, Benjamin Franklin, Cruz, Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Sen Cruz, U S Supreme Court, Jennifer Palmieri, IMG, Jefferson, U S Sen Ted Cruz


The Turing test is not about AI: it is about our tendency to project humanity onto things

As Artificial Intelligence technologies enter into more and more facets of our everyday life, we are growing accustomed to the idea of machines talking directly to us. Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri inhabit domestic and professional environments, chatbots are standard in customer care, apps such as Replika offer virtual avatars to provide companionship, and even the Twitter account of NASA’s Perseverance mission sends updates in first person, as though they were posted ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Featured, Siri, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Sociology, Alan Turing, Turing, Ai, Voice, Alexa, Social Sciences, Replika



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