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rönin

rönin

Lurker. Drama-free. You can rest assured that if I ever decide to quit FF, it will be silently and in the dead of night.
You know it’s spicy when both the sweat AND the mucus start a-flowin’.
Crunchyroll - "Macross" and "Robotech" Re-Release Planned - http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-n...
Crunchyroll - "Macross" and "Robotech" Re-Release Planned
I'd get this just to share w/the kids. But why DVD only in this day & age? - rönin from Bookmarklet
Newly Discovered Gut Virus Is In At Least Half of All Humans | IFLScience - http://www.iflscience.com/health-...
Newly Discovered Gut Virus Is In At Least Half of All Humans | IFLScience
"Scientists have discovered a virus that lives in the gut of more than half -- maybe even 75 percent -- of the world’s population. But it probably won’t make you sick. The virus infects and replicates itself inside one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, which has been implicated in obesity, diabetes, and other gut-related diseases. They call it crAssphage, and it’s described in Nature Communications this week." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Cancer boy donates organs on his deathbed | CCTVNEWS - http://www.cctvnews.cn/2014...
Cancer boy donates organs on his deathbed | CCTVNEWS
In China several doctors bow to an 11 year old boy diagnosed with terminal brain cancer who managed to save the lives of several others by donating his organs shortly after he passed. - rönin from Bookmarklet
RT @gabeygoh: With just a single comma, @AP gave news editors worldwide a sudden heart attack... #Doh #Oops https://twitter.com/gabeygo...
RT @gabeygoh: With just a single comma, @AP gave news editors worldwide a sudden heart attack... #Doh #Oops http://t.co/C7PlWa2c3y
I used this tweet and their follow-up one as a teachable moment with my kids this morning. - Anika
'Final Fantasy' designer creates the wildest take on Batman yet | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
'Final Fantasy' designer creates the wildest take on Batman yet | The Verge
"If nothing else, Square Enix artist Tetsuya Nomura has built up a distinctive style over the years — his androgynous, zipper-heavy designs for characters in games like Kingdom Hearts and the Final Fantasy series are recognizable anywhere. But none of that will have prepared you for his surreal take on Batman, revealed in action figure form at this year's San Diego Comic-Con." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Doctors in India Remove 232 Teeth From Mouth Of Teenage Boy | IFLScience - http://www.iflscience.com/health-...
Doctors in India Remove 232 Teeth From Mouth Of Teenage Boy | IFLScience
"Dhiware diagnosed Gavai with complex composite odontoma, which is when enamel and dentin grow abnormally, resulting in an excessive number of tooth-like structures. The condition is rare and the teeth are essentially benign tumors. Over the course of the seven-hour-long surgery, Dhiware, another surgeon, and two assistants extracted 232 of the teeth. Dhiware told BBC that the structure couldn’t be cut out using traditional methods. This forced the to break it into pieces using a hammer and chisel, which is an outdated method that is now very rarely employed. After the odontoma was cracked, the team removed hundreds of small teeth ranging in size from a mustard seed to a marble. The dentists also removed the molar that was affected by the condition, though it was removed with traditional methods." - rönin from Bookmarklet
holy crap. - Big Joe Silence
Whoa! - Tamara J. B.
I want to see his radiographs! Come on, BBC. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Watch How This Supermarket Got People To Buy Their Rubbish… - http://overheard.liketodiscover.com/watch-h...
Watch How This Supermarket Got People To Buy Their Rubbish…
Heh, the Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables. "Sadly it has been estimated that we waste of 300 Million tons of food a year. This seems almost criminal when you consider that there are many people in the world who are literally starving to death. In part this has come about due to certain foods not meeting the exacting aesthetic standards that the modern consumer now expects. Supermarkets won’t buy ‘Ugly’ fruit and vegetables, for risk of not being able to sell them…Until now that is." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Dog parks: The strange rituals—and stranger people—you find at the dog run. - http://www.slate.com/article...
Dog parks: The strange rituals—and stranger people—you find at the dog run.
"I knew that if I wanted to understand the place of dogs in contemporary America, I had to spend some time in dog parks, where everyone knows your dog’s name—and some even know yours. Dog parks are a relatively modern invention, a “kind of victory over the anonymity and transience of life,” as writer Mary Battiata put it. They’re a place of long-lasting friendships, longer-lasting feuds, and dog-park know-it-alls who disapprove of the job you’re doing with your pet. At a dog park in Boston, where I live, the park’s queen bee once asked me what I was feeding Casey. She didn’t like my answer. “Well, you can certainly feed him that if you want to kill him,” she barked." - rönin from Bookmarklet
^^^ That explains perfectly why I stopped taking Spock to the dog park. Along with his double paw and weird limp, everyone had something to say. It was almost as bad as when I was pregnant. - Anika
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | New Republic - http://www.newrepublic.com/article...
Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League | New Republic
"Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it." - rönin from Bookmarklet
billmon tweeted yesterday that this description also perfectly describes young journalists/editorialists at the New Republic... "Cuz if anything showcases the neolib vacuousness & myopia that flourishes at the Ivies & among Ivy grads, it's TNR." - https://twitter.com/billmon... - Andrew C (✔)
Who's billmon? - rönin
Used to be a prolific politics blogger, but he quit the blog and now he's on twitter. - Andrew C (✔)
British Inventor To Aim The World's Largest 'Fart Machine' At France - http://io9.com/british...
British Inventor To Aim The World's Largest 'Fart Machine' At France
"Colin Furze is building the biggest fart machine ever — a valveless engine that will be housed in a specially constructed pair of buttocks. His ultimate goal is to place it on top of the cliffs of Dover and aim it across the Channel towards France. If all goes well — and why wouldn't it — the contraption will be ready to go on July 24th, between 6:00 and 7:00 pm. His hope is that the French, located 21 miles away, will hear the blast." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes - CNN.com - http://us.cnn.com/2014...
Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes - CNN.com
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This can't be a good sign... - rönin from Bookmarklet
Mop? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Add in some padded straps, and this turns into a theme park ride. - Joe
That pairs really well with this video of a 787 doing some demonstrations at an airshow last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Brian Johns
try sitting on that for 14 hours over the Pacific ocean. they should install these in First Class. - Big Joe Silence
might as well make you pedal, too! - Big Joe Silence
Oh hell no. - Jenny H. from Android
"It says the saddle format will accommodate four seats into a space previously occupied by three." - but unless they did some magic with the already over capacity overhead compartments... - Andrew C (✔)
ask me again if i think the airlines actually give a damn about overhead compartment capacity or even passenger safety. they only care about liability and profit. - Big Joe Silence
After 3 cans of hornet spray and uprooting of 2 low shrubbery, that underground hornet nest is toast. Hopefully. Pray no zombie hornets.
Fortunately the spray does a good job of disorienting, if not outright killing, them. While I was ripping away the shrubs I could hear the ground buzzing which was freaky. - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 12 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 12 of 12 episodes - rönin
Pretty good series and the OP/ED are excellent and fit it quite well. A little odd that in its light-hearted moments it's basically a harem show. :p - rönin from FFHound!
Kill la Kill (Watching - 4 of 24 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 4 of 24 episodes - rönin
I was surprised to find this available on Netflix. And subbed at that. - rönin
Yeah, I saw it there and was happy. I only watched up to ep. 10 or 12 before. - Anika
Just caught up with #SidoniaNoKishi manga. Someone important’s gonna bite the dust soon, eh?
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 10 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 10 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 11 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 11 of 12 episodes - rönin
Congrats on your wedding & honeymoon in Germany! ;-p
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Hah who the hell is that? - Rodfather
Otae-san from Gintama. =) http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki... - rönin
RT @crunchyroll: NewS: Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Added to North American iTunes Store http://got.cr/UhISH1
RT @crunchyroll: NewS: Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Added to North American iTunes Store http://got.cr/UhISH1
RT @ihnatko: The $70 9-disc Blu-ray collection of Mel Brooks movies is just $22 today on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/gp... http://t.co/GtFtBH1WHI
RT @ihnatko: The $70 9-disc Blu-ray collection of Mel Brooks movies is just $22 today on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LNBS2I?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=B007LNBS2I&linkCode=shr&tag=andihnscelwas-20&linkId=JXJ7HWZQ2MC627SR&creativeASIN=B007LNBS2I&linkId=TUGJLUEIO7YSDZU7 http://t.co/GtFtBH1WHI
The 5 Most Disastrous Marketing Failures of All Time | Cracked.com - http://www.cracked.com/article...
The 5 Most Disastrous Marketing Failures of All Time | Cracked.com
Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - life - 16 July 2014 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - life - 16 July 2014 - New Scientist
"Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place." - rönin from Bookmarklet
The Data of Hate - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
The Data of Hate - NYTimes.com
"In the 1930s, Arthur F. Raper reported a correlation between bad economic conditions and lynchings of blacks. This led many scholars to the intuitive conclusion that people turn to hate because their lives are going poorly. But evidence is increasingly casting doubt on this idea. In 2001, the political scientists Donald P. Green, Laurence H. McFalls and Jennifer K. Smith used more data and found that there was actually no relationship between lynchings and economic hardship. Lynchings actually fell during the Great Depression. The economist Alan B. Krueger has shown that terrorists are not disproportionately poor. And the economists Roland G. Fryer Jr. and Steven D. Levitt found that Ku Klux Klan members were actually better educated than the typical American." - rönin from Bookmarklet
A Virginia Man Is Trying To Claim 800 Miles Of Land In Africa So His Daughter Can Feel Like A Princess - http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhat...
A Virginia Man Is Trying To Claim 800 Miles Of Land In Africa So His Daughter Can Feel Like A Princess
What in the world... "This is Emily Heaton. Her dad, Jeremiah, just bought her a "kingdom" in Africa. It's an 800-square-mile stretch of desert in North Africa. Many have tried to take the unclaimed land, which lies between Sudan and Egypt, over the past 100 years. But Heaton believes that he now rightfully owns the area because he traveled there and planted a flag." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 7 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 6 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 9 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 9 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 8 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 8 of 12 episodes - rönin
Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/billion...
Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states - Yahoo News
"One state, to be called Silicon Valley, would include the tech hub along with the San Francisco Bay Area. Jefferson, named after the third U.S. president, would encompass the northernmost region. The state capital of Sacramento would be in North California, while South California would be made up of San Diego and the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles. L.A. itself would be part of a state called West California." - rönin from Bookmarklet
A war would quickly ensue between the new states for the necessary resources. Just like happened for AT&T and Standard Oil. - Todd Hoff
I assume he wants Crimea. - Eric - For You Wack MCs!
RT @futterish: Skylanders of the humid element are stronger in this zone.
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