Looking for some books from 70s/80s

All three are science fiction stories I checked out of the library at the times. 1) A man on a passenger plane flying over the Pacific is a trained fencer. The plane goes down and there are no firearms. He has to help people survive. 2) A wealthy man decides to build a large shelter when things start going bad in the world. He does. When it looks like things are at the worst, he goes down into the shelter with his beautiful secretary. But refuses entry of his handyman that helped build it. The...
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January Monthly Specials

Start out your new year with a BANG at H&H Shooting Sports. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you pick the perfect firearm and all the accessories to go with it. Right now at H&H get the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm for $299.99 or get the Taurus Spectrum 380 ACP for $199.99, and the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 9mm with crimson trace laser is only $349.99 while supplies last. Also at H&H Shooting Sports get the Walther P-K-380 for $369.99 And the Walther P-P-Q ...
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calibre won't start after editing tweak

I've been using calibre on Windows for a few years to manage a 500+ book library for my Kindle. Today I was editing the tweak to change the initial sort order displayed and I apparently specified an invalid sort key name (series_sort). It saved my change with no error, but when I restarted calibre it died. It displays the splash screen and then shuts down. I'm running version 3.35. I ran a calibre-debug -g and the output is in the attached file. How do I fix this? The traceback looks like...
Tags: Books, Library Management


Welcome back to Friday Night Lights, where we will be continuing our weekly series on illumination related subjects. Today we will talk about some options for handheld everyday carry (EDC) flashlights. Among the items you typically carry on you everyday, do you carry a flashlight? Many people do not: They usually use the flash on […] Read More … The post FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Handheld EDC Lights appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Edc, Flashlights, Friday Night Lights

POTD: At the Range with 10th Special Forces Group Snipers

On the 6th December, snipers of the US Army’s 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) took part in training to engage targets at long ranges shooting through barrier holes. The session included tripod training using SOCOM’s Sniper Support Rifle (SSR), the FN SCAR MK20. The training took place at Fort Carson in Colorado, the photos of the range session […] Read More … The post POTD: At the Range with 10th Special Forces Group Snipers appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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Hollywood Weapons: Season 3

A new season of Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction? is upon us. Season 3 airs tomorrow on Outdoor Channel. For those of you who haven’t heard of Hollywood Weapons, check out my other article to catch up. Right now Hollywood Weapons is available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Netflix has both the first […] Read More … The post Hollywood Weapons: Season 3 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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The Second Amendment in the 116th Congress

Opinion The Second Amendment in the 116th Congress Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Every two years, we get a new Congress. That means the political terrain is changing with regards to our Second Amendment rights – at the federal level. So, as the 116th Congress is seated, it’s time to take a sober look at what the new Congress means for our rights. The House of Representatives will be controlled by the Democrats, while the Senate will see an increased margin for the Republicans. This means...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Reagan, Democrats, Gop, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Trump, Harold, Pelosi

Windows 10 Home Will Finally Let You Pause Updates

Only Windows 10 Professional users can pause Windows updates today, but that’s about to change. Windows 10 Home users will soon be able to pause updates for up to seven days. This feature should arrive for everyone when the next release of Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, is finished. It should be released sometime around April 2019. Paul Thurrott first noticed this change, and it’s something Microsoft didn’t mention in any Windows Insider blog posts. Of course, there’s a limit: You can only pause u...
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Regenerate metadata from opf files

Hello, I’ve just got a large base of free epubs in Spanish, they were interned to work with calibre, but seems the author deleted/forgot to upload the metadata.db file. The good thing is that everything is well structured with folders following this pattern: Author/Book/Files - where files are ALWAYS three files: ePub, OPF, and cover. I tried to add the books with the add book option, but it took about 40 minutes to add 300 books. Is there any option to do not process books and just take ...
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Ereader that automatically puts series in own collection

I've got all my books all nice and organized by series but when I send them to my PW3 it ignores all the series. Is there an ereader that reads the metadata and puts them in their own collection or w/e automatically when you load the books into it? If the ereader doesn't support that natively, which is the easiest ereader to jailbreak and install something that does that? I'd prefer to spend under $200 and that is my main "must have" option. Everything else is up for discussion. I've been looki...
Tags: Books, Which one should I buy

Gun Fire Rings in the New Year in Baltimore

Gun Fire Rings in the New Year in Baltimore Baltimore Maryland –-(Ammoland.com)- Baltimore City Police arrested a Baltimore City man who was ringing in the New Year by firing his Hi-Point C9 handgun into the air. Gary Watts, 44-years old, was apprehended shortly after midnight by the Eastern District Action Team officers who were on patrol in the area. The Baltimore Action Teams are work in the city’s most violent areas. These teams patrol in uniform and these units do not respond to calls fo...
Tags: Facebook, Maryland, Guns, Police, Law Enforcement, Gun Control, John, Baltimore, Gun Rights, Nra, Watts, Baltimore City, Northern Virginia, DPMS, John Crump, Gun Rights News

Standard Manufacturing S333 VOLLEYFIRE Double Barrel Revolver

Standard Manufacturing has released a rather weird revolver called S333 Volleyfire. This gun has two barrels with side by side orientation and can simultaneously fire two .22 WMR cartridges with each trigger pull which means it can empty its eight-round cylinder in a matter of four trigger pulls. This revolver is most likely the evolution […] Read More … The post Standard Manufacturing S333 VOLLEYFIRE Double Barrel Revolver appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Revolver, Daily News, 22 WMR, Standard Manufacturing, Double Barrel, S333, VolleyFire

Bookworm And Reader New Year Resolution Ideas!

It’s that time of year where we almost can’t help ourselves and start making New Year goals and resolutions! I personally love it. But then I also like making lists and having things to tick off and achieve. So January? I am thriving with the goals. Now as a bookworm, I naturally gravitate to making some of … Continue reading Bookworm And Reader New Year Resolution Ideas! The post Bookworm And Reader New Year Resolution Ideas! appeared first on The Boomerang Books Blog.
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The Komodo Modular Outdoor Sofa by Nardi

The Komodo Modular Outdoor Sofa by Nardi is a simple concept that gives users impressive flexibility to mold their outdoor space. With a frame of fiberglass polypropylene resins (with UV additives for sun protection), Komodo is lightweight and mobile. Users simply remove the seat and back cushions to re-arrange the internal structure into the desired configuration. Then the cushions easily and intuitively swivel back into place: “This solution avoids unsightly mechanisms and visible slots whil...
Tags: Books, Outdoor, Komodo, Outdoor Furniture, Italian Design, Nardi, Modular Sofa, Fiberglass Resin Structure, Komodo Modular Outdoor Sofa, Komodo Sofa

Monitoring vs Securing

Art by A.F. Branco Monitoring vs Border Securing USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Monitoring vs Securing. Some prefer high tech monitoring equipment over an actual barrier that will stop illegal aliens from entering our border. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association (NRA) : www.membership.nrahq.org Secon...
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Newbie Winrar and Calibre Worker Process Issue

Hi All, Just stumbled on this forum and wondered if any members can suggest a resolution for an issue I have. I downloaded a winrar zip file, thinking it was an epub file. When i attempted to transfer it to my Calibre ebook managment system, nothing happened. Upon opening the original file, it seems it was an mp3 file ( I know stupid me!). I tried to delete the file (from my PC desktop) and keep getting a message that "the folder is open in Calibre worker process" I managed to open the Cali...
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YA Thrillers: ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’ & ‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus

I enjoyed Karen M. McManus’s One of Us is Lying (Penguin Books) so much I read her second novel Two Can Keep a Secret (Penguin) as soon as I received an advance copy. I’ve had to wait impatiently until now that it is published to review it and, because Karen’s style is so addictive, I’ve … Continue reading YA Thrillers: ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’ & ‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus The post YA Thrillers: ‘Two Can Keep a Secret’ & ‘One of Us is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus appeared first on T...
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SketchBook (autodesk) on OnyxBoox Note

Hi everyone, I'm considering getting me an OnyxBoox Note 10 ans was wondering if anyone has tried to install the Autodesk SketchBook app on one of those. Edit: or a similar digital artwork/sketchpad app I just wanted to know if the app works at all, and if the Wacom pressure is working in the app. Or maybe (if there are any artists in the audience) you could recommend another device Thanks
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Impact Lighting’s wht.wal

How could you not love an architectural pendant described as a “luminous donut of light?” Such is Impact Lighting’s wht.wal (white wall), a warm and welcoming light to enhance any space. Impact Lighting’s wht.wal is a lovely, circular, sculptural pendant. With a spun aluminum housing, gloss white acrylic diffuser, and 15 powder coat finish options, wht.wal will please purveyors and clients alike. So it is with Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, an accounting firm in Virginia Beach, VA who chose Impac...
Tags: Books, Kelvin, Lighting, Virginia Beach VA, Pendant Lights, Architectural Lighting, LED pendant, Impact Lighting, Impact Lighting pendant, Powder Coated Pendant, Wht.wal Pendant, Wall Einhorn Chernitzer

Politics Kills Our Kids Again, Safety Report from Parkland Florida

Politics Kills Our Kids Again, Safety Report from Parkland Florida U.S.A. (Ammoland.com)- Florida formed a study committee after 17 students and teachers were killed and an additional 17 were injured at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in early 2018. I read some of the MSDHS safety commission report. It covered the obvious points. Unfortunately, I don’t see much good coming out of it. This was more than a school failure; it was a political failure. More of our children will be at risk...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Parkland Florida, Polite Society Podcast Rob, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland School Shooting

GLOCK Range Report; Train with the Pros – This Week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk

G48 Mandeville, LA – -(AmmoLand.com)- It’s a range report on the new GLOCK G43x and G48, prepping the #BirdBox way, training with military professionals, new legal challenges, and more, this Sunday on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk®, the original nationally-syndicated talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Gun Talk’s Ryan Gresham joins Tom this Sunday with a range report on the new handguns from GLOCK – the G43X and the G48. Also, if you’ve watched the Netflix hit “Bird Box”, you might be in t...
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Philosophy Weiß, Konrad: Der christliche Epimetheus [german]. V1. 4.1.2019

Der christliche Epimetheus ist ein Versuch, die Tagespolitik in der Zeit vor und während Hitlers Machtübernahme im Lichte der Geschichtsphilosophie oder besser Geschichtstheologie von Konrad Weiß zu betrachten, und als solcher eine höchst eigenartige Mischung aus politischem Tagebuch, politischem Essay (unter konservativem Vorzeichen) und geschichtsphilosophischer Spekulation (unter christlichem Vorzeichen). Unter den schwierigen Büchern von Konrad Weiß ist es wahrscheinlich das schwierigste. Ma...
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How to Pause Audio on a PowerPoint Presentation

Slideshows are, more often than not, accompanied by a great deal of speaking, so it’s no surprise that you might sometimes need to pause the audio during the presentation. PowerPoint allows you to do so with the click of a button. Pausing Audio During a Presentation Unless your presentation is intended for viewing without a speaker (like a slideshow full of images for an audience to observe during a wedding), there will likely be a point when you need to pause the audio to answer questions, s...
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Cheesy Hot Corn Dip Recipe

Cheesy hot corn dip loaded with bacon is the perfect recipe if you are looking to make a crowd pleaser appetizer, potluck dish, or Superbowl Sunday! This easy and super delicious hot corn dip will get you covered whether you are throwing a Super Bowl or holiday party or even just a family get together. Everyone will rave about this cheesy make ahead appetizer. Add some Cheesy Baguette Pizza Bites, Shrimp Taco Cups and some Crispy Fried Ravioli served with Marinara Sauce and you’ll have a feast!...
Tags: Crafts, Cheese, Appetizers, Slideshow, Super Bowl, Chips, Dip, Appetizer, SUPERBOWL, Marinara Sauce, Nachos, Superbowl Snacks, Potluck, Cheesy Baguette Pizza Bites Shrimp Taco Cups, Crispy Fried Ravioli

Winter Rest(oration)

I have often heard my friends say that it’s too bad trees are dead in the winter time. The gardens can give off a similarly lifeless appearance as the plants lie low during this darker time of year. The rhythm of rest and restoration (for us humans and all of nature) is an important one. Just as a bear is not dead when it enters hibernation, trees and perennials are not dead when they are not in full leaf and flower.  Rest is beautiful. This image of the Water Garden from earlier this w...
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Foreign language dictionary lookup

I read 9 languages with some degree of fluency so my Calibre library has books in multiple languages. At the moment I am trying to improve my fluency in German by reading Kinder und Haus-maerchen by the Grimm Brothers. But in German I need to lookup about every 10th word. The builtin dictionary support (Ctrl-L) is not helpful because it links me to the Wiktionary entry which is itself in German. So I have to copy and paste from Calibre into Google translate. Calibre knows that English is my...
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Did I damage my kindle or just being paranoid?

So I got a new paperwhite last month and a regular case for it, one of the non leathers. It seems pretty sturdy but I’m not sure how much of a protective case it is but one night I went to sleep with it at the foot of my bed, unknowingly, and in the morning I found it on my carpet. Doesn’t seem like a bad call but it seems likely that it would have knocked on the wooden outer frame of the bed before hitting the carpet. I couldn’t help but stare at the screen to check for damage and I noticed th...
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