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Automotif CCXIII...

Here's something you don't see too often: A 1966 Dodge Charger just out and about in public. Totally coincidentally, a dude I know knows the person who just sold it, and says it's a 440cid 4-speed car. The dash illumination in these things was wild and was super science fiction-y for the era. That huge rear window slope caused problems with lift at NASCAR speeds, and so Dodge quickly got a spoiler offered as a factory option to homologate it for racing, making the Charger the first domes...
Tags: Guns, Dodge, Nascar, Tam, Zoom zoom, Automotif, Automotif CCXIII


Restore kindles into no-ads mode, whispertouch and screensaver work with koreader

I am still evaluating whether this solution can permanently restore the devices into no-ads mode. But it works for now. I always would like to use whispertouch in koreader, but there are always some tech restrictions if the device is ad-supported ($20 cheaper). Recently I got a new kindle basic 10th and since I do not purchase ebooks from amazon, I did not see a point of registering it with my amazon account. After setting thing up, I noticed there is no ad on the device, koreader's screensaver ...
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THE DEVIL'S EQUINOX - 99 cents this week!

THE DEVIL'S EQUINOX - my "Rosemary's Baby meets Eyes Wide Shut" occult horror novel is just 99 cents this week on most e-book stores! Publisher’s Weekly called it a “fast-paced narrative” with a hero “lured down a dark path paved with black magic and lust that proves to be as dangerous as it is disturbing.” This is the first time Flame Tree Press/Simon & Schuster have put it on sale since it was released in 2019. It's normally 7 bucks so... if you like occult horror, I hope you'll check it out ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Austin, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Rosemary, Equinox, Regina, Publisher 's Weekly, Flame Tree Press Simon Schuster


TFB Review: Leupold Mark5 HD 5-25×56 PR2 Reticle

Earlier this year Leupold released a new reticle for their Mark5 HD scopes. The new PR2 reticle was developed in collaboration with professional shooters and was designed for speed and precision. It is a reticle that is perfect for Precision Rifle Series shooters. Leupold sent their Mark5 HD 5-25×56 with their new PR2 reticle in […] Read More … The post TFB Review: Leupold Mark5 HD 5-25×56 PR2 Reticle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Reviews, Guns, Optics, Prs, Scopes, Leupold, Long Range, 5-25x56, Mark5 HD


Short Fiction Various: Past Masters Twenty-Seven, v1, 30 Apr 2021

Something of a "Weird Tales" issue of Past Masters, with several stories by a Weird Tales writer now largely forgotten, Harold Ward, who also wrote under the name Ward Sterling. There is also a non-fiction article about the pulps, published anonymously in the late 30s by a pulp author, and a fascinating read it is. The identity of the anonymous author is still unknown. The ever-growing cumulative index to Past Masters is included. 1: The Wehr-Wolf: A Legend of the Limousin / Anonymous 2: The T...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Limousin, James Oliver Curwood, Farnsworth Wright, Harold Ward, Wehr Wolf, Wilbur D Nesbit, Anthony M Rud, Arthur Leo Zagat, Otis Adelbert Kline, Parson Shaw Halliwell Sutcliffe, William J Elliott, Orville R Emerson, Waugh Christopher B Booth, Lizard Harold Ward Cumulative Index


Note Pro and Nova Pro Upgrade to Android 9

Apparently, Boox has quietly released a flash tutorial and package which interested Note Pro and Nova Pro users can use to upgrade their devices to Android 9. Here is the link to apply for the tutorial and update package: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...B_TmwXDWBIFVZ4 This information was made available on Boox FB page in the comments section to a post on April 20th: https://www.facebook.com/boox.fans I found out about this from a post from a user in the Boox Community Help forum: https:/...
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Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (063) - Bärenjagd in Kaschmir. V1.0 [German] 29.04.2021

Eine Bärenjagd in Kaschmir. Vor dem Atlantic-Hotel im Europäerviertel der berühmten, uralten indischen Stadt Lahore hielt ein bestaubtes, großes Reiseauto. Der Kraftwagen war von einer schlanken Frau in hellem Staubmantel gelenkt worden. Sie war sofort ausgestiegen und hatte den beiden hinten im Wagen sitzenden Personen zugerufen: »Wartet! Ich frage nur den Hoteldirektor, ob Master Harst noch im Atlantic wohnt.« Sie verschwand in der Glasvorhalle des prachtvollen Gebäudes, nahm die Autobrill...
Tags: Books, Berlin, Atlantic, ePub Books, Mann, Frau, Dann, Atlantic Hotel, Wagen, Kabel Walther, Walther Kabel Seite, Harst, Harald Harst, Zeitungen, Schmargendorf Blücherstraße, Kaschmir


Concealed Carry Corner: Hybrid vs Kydex Holsters

When looking at switching styles of holsters, there are countless options on the market today. Now I know there will be some people who are screaming what about leather holsters. They are a great option for some circumstances but I get a ton of questions about hybrid and Kydex holsters so we are focusing on […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Hybrid vs Kydex Holsters appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Kydex, Kydex Holsters


POTD: Rounds On Target with the M4 Service Rifle

Nothing to do? Each day you are welcome to TFB’s selection of photo highlights. We call this Photo Of The Day and above we see a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the 369th Chemical Company, 455th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command. He’s firing at pop-up targets with his M4 service rifle […] Read More … The post POTD: Rounds On Target with the M4 Service Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, TFB, Ar-15, Photo of the Day, Rifles, Sig Sauer M17, AR Patterned, Colt M4, 369th Chemical Company 455th Chemical


Complaint Seeks Secret Service Compliance with Hunter Biden Gun FOIA Request

That’s all we’re asking. (United States Secret Service/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A complaint was filed Thursday in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by attorney Stephen D. Stamboulieh, representing this correspondent as plaintiff, against the United States Secrets Service. The agency is charged with improperly withholding records it is required by Freedom of Information Act laws to produce regarding its role in the case of a gun belonging to Hunter Biden....
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York Post, Guns, Politico, House, Foia, Secret Service, Resistance, Biden, District Of Columbia, Bureau, Hunter, United States Navy, United States District Court, ATF


Ninth Circuit Vacates Injunction In 3D Gun Printing Case Tells Lower Court To Dismiss

#D Printed FMDA DD17.2 3D Printable Glock Frame Designer IvanTheTroll Gun BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation is applauding the Ninth U.S. District Court of Appeals for its decision to vacate an injunction obtained earlier in a lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, against an agreement between the State and Commerce departments and SAF and Defense Distributed allowing them to post data relating to 3-D pri...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, States, District Of Columbia, Appeals Court, DOS, Trump, State, National Shooting Sports Foundation, U S Department of State, Bob Ferguson, Ninth Circuit, The Foundation, Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation


Ninth Circuit Vacates Injunction In 3D Gun Printing Case, Tells Lower Court To Dismis

#D Printed FMDA DD17.2 3D Printable Glock Frame Designer IvanTheTroll Gun BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation is applauding the Ninth U.S. District Court of Appeals for its decision to vacate an injunction obtained earlier in a lawsuit filed by 22 state attorneys general and the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, against an agreement between the State and Commerce departments and SAF and Defense Distributed allowing them to post data relating to 3-D pri...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, States, District Of Columbia, Appeals Court, DOS, Trump, State, National Shooting Sports Foundation, U S Department of State, Bob Ferguson, Ninth Circuit, The Foundation, Gottlieb, Second Amendment Foundation


CC library cover grid: can I remove title & author from view?

Some years ago, the Calibre Companion cover grid allowed the option of just viewing the book covers (without the title or author listed below them), as is possible on the Calibre desktop version. Is this still possible? If so, could someone please explain how I can achieve that on my iPad version of CC? This is a picture of my Calibre desktop cover grid. It is the look that I want to achieve on CC: Attachment 186845 Unfortunately, the CC cover grid on my iPad shows the title and author with t...
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Proof FBI’s NICS Firearms-Background-Check is Gathering Our Private Info for INTERPOL

NICS User Guide Shows the FBI is Sharing Information With INTERPOL. Proof FBI’s NICS Firearms-Background-Check is Gathering Our Private Info for INTERPOL, iStock-uzenzen 1175397475 WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America has obtained and supplied AmmoLand News with copies of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) User Manual. [embedded and linked below] The first copy of the User Manual was obtained from a GOA’s initiated Freedom of Information Ac...
Tags: Guns, California, Washington, Fbi, United States, Arizona, Foia, John, Goa, Interpol, Nra, Northern Virginia, NICS, NCIC, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News


Unable to find file "QtWidgets/QtWidgetsmod.sip"

Trying to build Calibre 5.16.1, but I get: Code: * * Running build * Building 24 extensions SIPing 3 files... /usr/bin/python3 -c import os; os.chdir('/tmp/SBo/calibre-5.16.1/build/pyqt/pictureflow'); from sipbuild.tools.build import main; main(); --verbose --no-make --qmake /usr/bin/qmake-qt5 Querying qmake about your Qt installation... /usr/bin/qmake-qt5 -query These bindings will be built: pictureflow. Generating the pictureflow bindings... -c: Unable to find file "QtWidget...
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Chiappa 1887 ROSE BOX Limited Edition Shotgun

For this author, and I bet for many of our readers too, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is the best movie of the whole Terminator franchise. For 1991, the year it was released, it had amazing visual effects never seen before and many of the scenes and phrases from that movie became famous and frequently quoted. […] Read More … The post Chiappa 1887 ROSE BOX Limited Edition Shotgun appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Daily News, Chiappa, Lever Action, Terminator 2, Judgement Day, 1887 Rose Box, 1887 Rosebox


Hi everyone from France

Hi everyone so I decided to join the site after lurking for awhile. I don't have much to contribute right now but i'll help out if I can
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Library supply catalog from 1899

The Smithsonian Libraries' Trade Literature Collection includes catalogs, sales brochures, and other materials "that were once part of the merchandising of business." What a fascinating source of design, technology, and marketing history! At the Smithsonian magazine blog, library technician Alexia MacClain goes meta in a post about one curious item in the Trade Literature Collection: The Classified Illustrated Catalog of the Library Department of Library Bureau (1899), a catalog of supplies for ...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Libraries, Smithsonian, Catalogs, Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collection, Alexia MacClain, Library Department of Library Bureau


The best plants for your first garden in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Gardening can be a satisfying, rewarding hobby resulting in beautiful flowers and tasty foods. For a successful garden, you have to choose the right plants for the climate, the season, and for your location. Kimberly Queen ferns, rainbow carrots, and hydrangeas are all hardy plants to get your green thumb going. Gardening is a rewarding challenge that can beautify your home and yield nutritious foods. Like with any new hobby, gardening has a learning curve an...
Tags: Reviews, Gardening, New York, Home Decor, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Southern California, Burpee, Isla, Steven John, Hydrangea, Kimberly Queen fern, National Gardening Association, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


Bergara Small Batch – Refined in Spain, Barreled in Georgia

Bergara Small Batch is a new series of custom firearms recently announced by Bergara North America. Comparing to small batch whiskey, the company describes the guns that will be included in this series as “Refined in Spain, Barreled in Georgia” which apparently means that these custom builds will be done by American gunsmiths in the Bergara North […] Read More … The post Bergara Small Batch – Refined in Spain, Barreled in Georgia appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Georgia, Spain, Companies, Limited Edition, Daily News, Custom Shop, Rifles, Bergara, Small Batch, Bergara North America


NE: Legal Gun Carrier Stands Guard in Gun-Free Kill-Zone During Mall Shooting ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On April 17th, 2021, at about noon, there was a shooting at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska. One person was killed, another was wounded.  A police officer had been shot at in the Mall a month earlier. The Westroads Mall is reported to be a gun-free zone. When the shooting happened on April 17th, 2021, Scott Tafoya was carrying his pistol with a Nebraska permit. He drew the pistol to protect himself and others, knowing there might be legal consequences. From kcci...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, CCW, Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha Nebraska, Von Maur, Tafoya, Westroads Mall, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Westroads


Mystery and Crime Kabel, Walther: Harald Harst (052) - Sadi Ahmeds Tintenlösc. V1.0 [German] 29.04.2021

Der Tintenlöscher des Sadi Ahmed. Auf der alten Bergstraße, die sich von Passani einem der Häfen Belutschistans, nach der bedeutenderen Hafenstadt Gwadar immer angesichts des Meeres hinzieht, ritten drei Reiter, zwei Weiße und ein Chinese, dahin. Ein zu dem kleinen Trupp gehöriges Lastkamel trug drei Reisekoffer und einen Sack aus geölter Leinwand. Wir befanden uns auf dem Wege nach der soeben erwähnten Hafenstadt Gwadar und kamen von Passani, wo wir kurze Zeit Gäste unseres Landsmannes, des P...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Zimmer, Harald, Gwadar, Stadt, Garten, Hause, Junge, Viktoria, Kabel Walther, Diener, Harald Harst, Der Tintenlöscher des Sadi Ahmed Auf, Hafenstadt Gwadar, Reiter zwei Weiße


SIG SAUER CEO Ron Cohen Highlights U.S. Army Next Generation Squad Weapons Program

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to release an exclusive video featuring President & CEO, Ron Cohen highlighting the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) Program. The NGSW Program is a historic undertaking by the U.S. Army to develop weapons that will enhance squad-level lethality and is inclusive of a lightweight belt-fed machine gun (NGSW-AR), a rifle (NGSW-R), 6.8×51 hybrid ammunition, and suppressors. “The Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons program is the mo...
Tags: Guns, Army, Cohen, U S Army, Sig Sauer, Sig, Ron Cohen, Shooting Industry News, Sauer, SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Inc SIG SAUER Inc, SIG SAUER Lightweight Belt Fed Machine, U S Army Next Generation Squad Weapons Program, NGSW Program


Trouble Knocks at Your Door.. and Then Assaults You – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Trouble Knocks at Your Door.. and Then Assaults You – More Self Defense Gun Stories U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Michael Woodland joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan? (16-minute audio) document.createElement('audio'); http://tr...
Tags: Guns, Michigan, EMS, Nra, Ammoland, Emergency Medical Services, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Self Defense Gun Stories, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Rob Morse Rob Morse, Michael Woodland


2A Incrementalism vs All or Nothing: Restoring Second Amendment Rights

Dean Weingarten on the steps of the Supreme Court. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- This correspondent has been involved in the struggle to restore Second Amendment rights for more than 50 years. For much of that period, many of those who wanted the Second Amendment to be honored in the United States asked a simple question: Why doesn’t the NRA[or any other pro 2A group] bring a case to the Supreme Court? The assumption was the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the clear “shall not be infringed” ...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Supreme Court, Montana, US, Department Of Defense, Reagan, History, United States, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Fdr, Kennedy, Second Amendment


10 Ways to Maximize Your Caffeine Hit, According to Science

Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are good for the taste alone, but sometimes you might be thinking about their caffeine content more than the flavor. Whether you’re under pressure to meet a deadline or just dragging a bit on a Monday morning, there are ways you can maximize the effects of caffeine to help…Read more...
Tags: Health, Coffee, Tea, Weekend Roundup, Lifehacker Top 10, Beverages, Lifehacks, Caffeine


PSA on 'ad-supported' Kindles

Long time lurker here. In light of the exciting news that Amazon has finally decided to let us use current covers for screensavers, I thought it would be a good time to remind/inform people that you don't need to pay $20 to have an ad-free Kindle. To remove the ads for free you need to open up a chat session with Amazon customer support. Use the account your Kindle is registered under. When you finally get a rep just tell them something along the lines of (or exactly, as I did), "I would like t...
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How to prevent weeds from taking over your lawn

Now that spring is here, everyone is paying attention to their lawns again. Unfortunately, fescue is not the only thing that is growing in many lawns. Bermuda grass, crabgrass and poa annua are some of less desirable species of grass that can appear in an otherwise beautiful lawn. (Yes, I do realize that Southern California is not an ideal climate for large, lush green lawns, but some of us East Coast natives still appreciate a bit of green. I just wanted to put that out there.) If you are plant...
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This pop singer is celebrating the power of imagination with a new song and children’s book

Gigi Rowe wants to bring your kids into her world, and it’s a colorful one filled with rainbows, lollipops, magical unicorns and there’s a soundtrack, too. Rowe, a former Los Angeles resident and now Miami-based pop singer is releasing a new single on April 30 called “Wishes,” which will be followed by a children’s book titled “Gigi Rowe Wishes,” out on May 2. “It really celebrates the power of the imagination,” Rowe said of her new book. “It’s about believing in the power of our ideas and to be...
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Second half of my ePub file was deleted

This happened twice already: When I was in the middle of editing my large ePub file, a message appeared that if I recall correctly said that the file is corrupted and asked me to fix the files, to which when I agreed, 2nd half of my ePub file was gone. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it from happening again?
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