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Tue, 23 May 2017 10:03:43 GMT

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KUAL in non-Japanese 4GB PW2 after downgrade to 5.4.0

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:05:19 GMT

I have a non-Japanese 4GB PW2 which I want to downgrade to 5.4.0 (using ixtab's system images) since I want to use hierarchies in Collections Manager. It is mentioned in KUAL's FAQ that the minimal supported version for non-Japanese 4GB PW2 is 5.4.5. The question is whether this limitation is relevant if my model is downgraded using the mentioned method?



Free (Kindle) John Russell Fearn Omnibus [Vintage Golden Age Sci-Fi Collection]

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:01:18 GMT

*John Russell Fearn Omnibus* by the late British author John Russell Fearn (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?465), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Russell_Fearn), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/fearn_john_russell)), edited by British author Philip Harbottle (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?25318), SFE (http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/harbottle_philip)), is an omnibus edition of his vintage science fiction tales, comprising 2 short story collections + 4 novellas, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This contains Volumes 1 & 2 of The Best of John Russell Fearn short story collections (both originally published in 2001 by Wildside Press' Cosmos imprint, with introductory essays by Philip Harbottle), and the novellas Waters of Eternity, War of the Scientists, Secret of the Buried City, The Multillionth Chance, which were printed in assorted venues between the 1930s & 1960s. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/John-Russell-Fearn-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B06XXN897H/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* A collection of six major works by science-fiction pioneer John Russell Fearn are now available in this special omnibus edition. The Best of John Russell Fearn Volume 1 Seven classic stories written by John Russell Fearn from science fiction’s golden age, selected from Amazing Stories, Astounding Stories, Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories, and Weird Tales. The Best of John Russell Fearn Volume 2 Fascinated by the scientific theories of James Jeans, and hugely influenced by the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fearn explores cosmogony, human relationships, and the dangers of meddling with science through this collection of short stories. Waters of Eternity Life on Mars takes a terrifying turn as Rad and his partner Invia realise that the resources of the planet have grown scarce. Forced into action, they turn to the only option they have left – a complex water compound of immense power and great danger… War of the Scientists When a newly-colonized Mars decides to rise up against its Earth-based predecessors, all hell breaks loose. And things go from bad to worse when they launch an atmosphere-compromising particle beam that could lead to a galactic war… Secret of the Buried City When Rodney Marlow purchases a new plot of land, he thinks he has struck gold. A perfect idyll, out in the countryside. But all that is about to change… As he ventures further into the cavern, Rodney uncovers something that he would never have expected: a secret city under the Earth... The Multillionth Chance When a freak accident during an experiment causes a mysterious girl to appear, scientists are left wondering where she came from and why they cannot understand her. She turns out to be from an ancient, astral civilisation and her materialisation is down to the magic of entropy - the multillionth chance.



Free (Kindle) Scotland Yard Casebook by Joan Lock [19th-20th C UK Police History]

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:26 GMT

*Scotland Yard Casebook* by British author Joan Lock (SYKM (http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/L_Authors/Lock_Joan.html), Fantastic Fiction (https://www.fantasticfiction.com/l/joan-lock/)), herself a former policewoman, is her accessibly-written history of early policing in the UK, focusing especially on the creation of the Criminal Investigation Department which replaced the scandal-ridden Detective Branch, and its early cases as well as the decades following, during which various crime-solving technologies and innovations were adopted, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press. This was originally published in 1993 by Robert Hale under the title Scotland Yard Casebook: The Making of the CID, 1865-1935. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Scotland-Yard-Casebook-Joan-Lock-ebook/dp/B00V3HRPMK/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* In 1878 the Criminal Investigation Department replaced Scotland Yard's corrupt and discredited Detective Branch. In this classic story of the early days of detection, Joan Lock tells the fascinating story of the creation of the CID, the scandal which preceded it, and the successes and failures of the new organization, including early cases such as the four murders by Ernest Southey, the ferocious outbreak of dockland killings in 1869 and the more familiar Bravo, Neill Cream and Jack the Ripper crimes. She describes Scotland Yard's gradual, if sometimes tardy, acceptance of identification and communication aids such as photography, the telegraph, telephone, Bertillon's anthropometric measurements and the fingerprint system. First World War spy and Dear John jealousy murders were followed by Roaring Twenties' swindles and the arrival of motor car bandits — which in turn led to the formation of the Flying Squad and the adoption of mobile wireless telegraphy. The introduction of women detectives is also discussed and the difficulties they experienced in establishing their place in a male dominated force. Joan Lock closes the gap between the academic police historian and the writer of popular true crime, making this book a fascinating read for crime experts and the general reader alike.



Free (Kindle) Nicor! by Peter Tremayne [Oil Rig Crew vs Sea Monster Horror Thriller]

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:50:51 GMT

*Nicor!* by British author Peter Tremayne (ISFDB (http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?1519), Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Berresford_Ellis)), perhaps best known as the author of the popular Sister Fidelma mystery series, is his standalone monster horror thriller, this one pitting the crew of an oil rig in the Caribbean against a deep sea creature that may or may not also be a demon, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press' Venture imprint. This was originally published in 1987 by Sphere. Currently free @ Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Nicor-Peter-Tremayne-ebook/dp/B06XP2BGX9/) (available to Canadians & in the UK and pretty much everywhere else Amazon sells worldwide, since this is being done via their KDP Select exclusive-or-else program) *Description* Nicor the mythical water demon… The monsters straddled the bay, giant black rowers, spurring flame far into the tropical night. From the belly of each a long, sharp proboscis stabbed down into the sea bed… Oil rigs. Slashing, whirling teeth biting greedily into the ocean floor, sucking deeply of its secrets. Secrets that should have remained forever buried in those peaceful waters. Oscar Blumen, a drilling superintendent is working aboard one such oil rig - ES 127. A semi-submersible anchored in the Caribbean Sea. His job, and the job of his fellow employees aboard the oil rig, is to drill a new hole… For in those Caribbean depths lurked something beyond the feeble powers of man, an abomination that the oilmen's relentless probing would provoke into a violent frenzy of retribution and surging… Amid murders, disappearances, police investigations and mysterious attacks on the oil rig itself, the crew must fight for their lives against a seemingly unreal and unbelievable monster…



Hi everyone!

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:47:14 GMT

My name is Thanos and I am addicted to this SW (and books). It really is a great piece of work and has made my life (and my library) easier!! keep up the good work!:thumbsup:



Greek Dictionary for Icarus E653BK ? (Boyue)

Tue, 23 May 2017 06:13:08 GMT

Hi everyone! I've been trying to make the dictionary work for Icarus but even though i make it , there are only a few words available for translation . When i first bought my Icarus it was using Quickdic for translation and it was very easy to download a language and translation worked perfectly. After updating the firmware to get the Google Play Store , the default reader which is Adobe Reader is now using Stardic dictionaries. The problem is that there is only one English-Greek stardic dictionary and it is very limited. I tried using Alreader with Golden Dict and downloaded Babylon dictionary but when i click Translate all i get is just a white empty popup. I've also searched for ColorDict Greek dictionary but there isn't one. Can anyone help me ? Thanks!



Fonts - sharing, suggestions etc.

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:59:03 GMT

I thought I should share two fonts I created three years ago for use in my first Onyx. FreeSerifSg8 and FreeSerifSg12 are variants of URW++ Design & Development GmbH's FreeSerif, emboldened by 8% em and 12% em in FontForge to reach the correct balance of "ink and paper" on the screen. I love FreeSerif as I find it one of the few possible competitors to the Garamond Simoncini. Procedure for use varies from software to software, but normally one may create a "Fonts" directory in the /sdcard/ - containing the .ttf files, normally four for the four variants of Regular, Bold, Italic and BoldItalic - and have software point to it. Kingsoft Office, an example of an exception, needs to have the fonts copied in a specific folder, /sdcard/KingsoftOffice/.fonts/ (or similar). Enjoy.



Can't find info on store plugins.

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:29:50 GMT

I want to write a plugin that would allow to extract a book from remote database and copy it into Calibre library. Could I please get advise on how to best implement it? I think I should use a store plugin to avoid creating my own GUI with the same functionality. But I can not find info on their API or a source code of one to use as a sample. They are not on Plugins subforum, where are they? Do I provide myself or can I override the "Download" command functionality? Because I will not have a straight URL and would have to decode the file first. Finally, if I have a name of a local file in plugin, can I use some Calibre commands to check if it is a book and read its metadata without adding it to the library, or would I have to implement it myself? Thanks.



LifeHacker recipe is broken

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:13:19 GMT

For the past several days, it fails in a very few seconds with this error: Python function terminated unexpectedly No articles found, aborting (Error Code: 1) However, the LifeHacker site itself has new content every day.



Unable to add books

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:54:41 GMT

All my books are on a Windows laptop in Calibre folder. Just copied them all to a memory stick. I want to add them to Calibre on my new Windows tablet. Calibre on tablet sees the memory stick and all the books on it. I click Add books, Select All but nothing happens. Plz someone tell me what I'm missing.



New Kobo Aura H2O

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:35:45 GMT

Looks like it's finally released. https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-h2o-edition-2



Short Fiction Greenwood, James: In starange company. v1. 22 May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:07:03 GMT

James Greenwood: Nationality: UK: Born : 1832: Died : 1929 *THREE OF TEN THOUSAND. A MISSION AMONG CITY SAVAGES. AT A BLACK HOUSE. A COW-CROSS TEA-PARTY. AT A BLIND BEGGARS’ TEA PARTY. AT SUPPER WITH A HUNDRED THIEVES. BELLE-ISLE. THE ORGAN-GRINDER. AT AN AUCTION “KNOCK-OUT.” A REVOLUTIONIST STRONGHOLD. THE NORTH DEVON SAVAGES. BONNETS IN LIMBO. A “SLY HOUSE” ON SUNDAY. THE HUMAN HAIR MARKET. SUNDAY IN THE “DITCH.” AT A NEWGATE FLOGGING. A DAY WITH THE HOPPERS. LONDON COURTS AND ALLEYS. JACK ASHORE. “DEPUTY” AT PUGMASTER’S. THE ART AND MYSTERY OF SONG-BIRD TORTURE. AN OPIUM SMOKE IN TIGER BAY. AN AMATEUR COMIC SINGING MATCH. A TRAMP TO THE “DERBY.” OUR DAILY BREAD. THE DELIGHTS OF BARNET. A FLIGHT OF GAOL BIRDS. IN THE BLACK COUNTRY. A PAWNBROKER’S CHRISTMAS EVE. THE ONION FAIR. OUT WITH THE WAITS *



Short Fiction Greenwood, James: In starange company. v1. 22 May 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:04:46 GMT

James Greenwood: Nationality: UK: Born : 1832: Died : 1929 *THREE OF TEN THOUSAND. A MISSION AMONG CITY SAVAGES. AT A BLACK HOUSE. A COW-CROSS TEA-PARTY. AT A BLIND BEGGARS’ TEA PARTY. AT SUPPER WITH A HUNDRED THIEVES. BELLE-ISLE. THE ORGAN-GRINDER. AT AN AUCTION “KNOCK-OUT.” A REVOLUTIONIST STRONGHOLD. THE NORTH DEVON SAVAGES. BONNETS IN LIMBO. A “SLY HOUSE” ON SUNDAY. THE HUMAN HAIR MARKET. SUNDAY IN THE “DITCH.” AT A NEWGATE FLOGGING. A DAY WITH THE HOPPERS. LONDON COURTS AND ALLEYS. JACK ASHORE. “DEPUTY” AT PUGMASTER’S. THE ART AND MYSTERY OF SONG-BIRD TORTURE. AN OPIUM SMOKE IN TIGER BAY. AN AMATEUR COMIC SINGING MATCH. A TRAMP TO THE “DERBY.” OUR DAILY BREAD. THE DELIGHTS OF BARNET. A FLIGHT OF GAOL BIRDS. IN THE BLACK COUNTRY. A PAWNBROKER’S CHRISTMAS EVE. THE ONION FAIR. OUT WITH THE WAITS *



Kindle Voyage vs. Inkbook Prime

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:50:25 GMT

Recently, I have been using my kobo glo hd. I really enjoy the higher resolution, and the smaller form factor. But I have realized that one thing that I would prefer would be an ereader with page turn buttons, (and expandable storage). The Inkbook Prime and the voyage look very similar, and I was wondering if anybody that has had one or both could offer insight into which one was better. Thanks!