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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.
After watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving PARADE on TV for ~15 min, they’ve shown the floats (& actual parade) for all of a minute.
Yowza, $1500 for a 65" 4K TV? I wasn’t in the market for a new TV but that’s rather hard to pass up.
Make sure it's true 4K. I noticed while TV shopping last month, that there's a lot of cheap 4K TVs that aren't even close to standard specs. - Anika
Huh! What are they, then? - Andrew C (✔)
This is the one I'm talking about: http://bit.ly/1xEuZEv - rönin
Ok retailers, should they really be called Black Friday deals if you’re starting on Wednesday? =p
Defying Court Order, Canadian Paper Publishes Rehtaeh Parsons' Name - http://jezebel.com/defying...
Defying Court Order, Canadian Paper Publishes Rehtaeh Parsons' Name
"A second young man has pled guilty in the child pornography case involving Rehtaeh Parsons, the 17-year-old Canadian girl who died last year after she was taken off life support following a suicide attempt. Her family says Parsons was bullied mercilessly after she was raped by two boys at a party when she was 15, bullying that eventually led to her death. One of the teens who took photos of her alleged rape pled guilty to manufacturing child pornography and was sentenced earlier this month to no jail time and no probation. The second, now 19, pled guilty yesterday to distributing child pornography. In reporting the plea, one Canadian newspaper, Halifax's Chronicle Herald, defied a ban on publishing Parsons' name, pointing out that her parents want her to be identified." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Just saw someone use a street pay phone in NYC. We still have ones that work?
We have a few working ones in my neighborhood. - Anika
I heard a story on NPR a few months ago about payphones (in NYC, no less). Apparently they're extremely popular among drug dealers. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Until today I hadn't seen anyone use one in I don't know how long. Most of the time people are huddled in the booths to shelter from the elements while having a smoke break. Or using their cell phone. =p - rönin
You'd think I'd learn to save more often after my kids caused me to lose a days worth of #FantasyLife play twice in the past week.
Alyssa Ferraro Allegedly Assaulted Boyfriend Over Monopoly Game - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014...
Alyssa Ferraro Allegedly Assaulted Boyfriend Over Monopoly Game
I find it a little odd that her full name was used in the title of the article. Instead of just the typical "Woman". "A friendly game of Monopoly turned ugly Sunday night when a woman slapped her boyfriend in the heat of anger. As a result the woman had to go straight to jail." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans? - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Is Harvard Unfair to Asian-Americans? - NYTimes.com
"A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Asian-American applicants offers strong evidence that Harvard engages in racial “balancing.” Admissions numbers for each racial and ethnic group have remained strikingly similar, year to year. Damningly, those rare years in which an unusually high number of Asians were admitted were followed by years in which especially few made the cut." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"The truth is not that Asians have fewer distinguishing qualities than whites; it’s that — because of a longstanding depiction of Asians as featureless or even interchangeable — they are more likely to be perceived as lacking in individuality. (As one Harvard admissions officer noted on the file of an Asian-American applicant, “He’s quiet and, of course, wants to be a doctor.”)" - rönin
Little Girl Fights Gendered Toys One Look of Disgust at a Time - http://jezebel.com/little-...
"Pretty sure literally every member of the Jezebel staff makes this face at least once a week. (Conservative estimate.) Maggie gets it. She spotted the sign, according to her mom, and huffed, "Well that's wrong! Anybody can like superheroes, they're being stupid aren't they?" They sure are, Maggie! But they wised up once the photo started going viral, promising to pull the sign. "This alarm clock would make a great gift for both girls and boys. The sign has been removed and we're sorry if it caused any confusion," a Tesco spokesperson told BuzzFeed." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I really should keep track of which online turkey recipes I’ve used over the years. On my fourth one in 4 years. Or maybe my third.
Ok… So our town’s bicycle shop moved to the next town (but kept name) & their old space is being taken over… by a new bicycle shop.
That's going to be fun. Not. - bentley
Why We Yawn | ClickHole - http://www.clickhole.com/article...
Why We Yawn | ClickHole
"Clinical research shows that a yawn is actually a direct physical reaction to a ghost trying to fit its entire fist in your mouth. As you yawn, and your mouth and your jaw spontaneously stretch wide open, what you’re really experiencing is the incorporeal incarnation of a deceased human forcing its clenched ghost hand—knuckle by knuckle—right through the front of your face. So, you see, yawning actually makes quite a bit of sense!" - rönin from Bookmarklet
KNEW IT! - Big Joe Silence
Watch The First-Ever Footage Of A "Black Seadevil" - http://io9.com/watch-t...
Watch The First-Ever Footage Of A "Black Seadevil"
I would not want to meet one of those head-first in the dark. At least it's only ~4 inches long. =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor – UP2715K - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna...
Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor – UP2715K
Huh, same price as the low-end 27" 5K iMac. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Gonna buy one? - imabonehead from Android
Eh, waiting for an Apple one. =) Although the price will probably make me wait longer for a refurb. =p - rönin
Why are the lights on cars driving away from you always red, but coming toward you they're white? Is this an extension of the doppler effect? : shittyaskscience - http://www.reddit.com/r...
Ahh... science snark. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Cyanide & Happiness #3723 - Explosm.net - http://explosm.net/comics...
Cyanide & Happiness #3723 - Explosm.net
No Joke! Kohler Introduces an Odor-Eating Toilet Seat - DailyFinance - http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014...
No Joke! Kohler Introduces an Odor-Eating Toilet Seat - DailyFinance
"Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack. Product manager Jerry Bougher said the idea is to attack smells "where the action is." The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin-based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. When it comes to toilets, consumers can get seats with features such as slow-closing lids, heat and nightlights that typically add $20 to $100 to the cost." - rönin from Bookmarklet
There's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah — And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why - Mic - http://mic.com/article...
There's a Suicide Epidemic in Utah — And One Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows Why - Mic
"Living in Utah means packed powder in April, canyoneering in the clouds, snow-capped vistas so vivid they look Photoshopped — and the shortest average work week in the country. So it's not surprising that surveys show how much Utah residents love their outdoorsy, adventure-filled state. But there's another side to Utah that isn't shown in surveys. Despite ranking as America's happiest state, Utah has disproportionately high rates of suicide and associated mood disorders compared to the rest of the country. In fact, it's the No. 1 state for antidepressant use. These polarized feelings of despondency and delight underlie a confusing phenomenon that Perry Renshaw, a neuroscientist at the University of Utah investigating the strange juxtaposition, calls the "Utah paradox."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
I guess people don’t use bookmarks much anymore? Otherwise I can’t see why Google has kept Chrome’s bkmark mgmt functionality so damn awful.
'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody' : NPR - http://www.npr.org/2014...
'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody' : NPR
"When an assisted living home in California shut down last fall, many of its residents were left behind, with nowhere to go. The staff at the Valley Springs Manor left when they stopped getting paid — except for cook Maurice Rowland and Miguel Alvarez, the janitor." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Switching back to Chrome from Safari. Too much staticky screen weirdness going on w/Safari.
Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years | Science | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/science...
Man’s headaches due to tapeworm living in his brain for four years | Science | The Guardian
"A man who went to see his doctor after suffering headaches and experiencing strange smells was found to have been living for more than four years with a rare parasitic worm in his brain. In the first case of its kind in Britain, the ribbon-shaped tapeworm was found to have burrowed from one side of the 50-year-old man’s brain to the other." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Rather than living on the brain tissue of its unknowing victim, the parasite is thought to have simply absorbed nutrients from the man’s brain through its body as the worm has no mouth." - rönin
Hell no - Todd Hoff
Instagram Account Documents The Cats Who Live At Disneyland: LAist - http://laist.com/2014...
Instagram Account Documents The Cats Who Live At Disneyland: LAist
"The Instagram account @disneylandcats captures the rare sightings of the elusive Disneyland cats, with a little bit of imagined insight into their kitty minds. People have known about the cats that roam Disneyland for a long time, with a longstanding rumor that Disney released these cats to control the rodent population. This rumor was even supported by Ryan Gosling. In reality, while the cats do hunt rodents on the grounds, the cats were already living there at least as early as 1955. According to the Disneyland Cats website, Walt Disney found the cats when they entered the building that is now the Sleeping Beauty Castle attraction. It soon became apparent that the cats, once removed from the building, were natural hunters and really didn't harm anyone. They are, in fact, rarely seen as they're afraid of humans and tend to only come out at night. They are fed, cared for and spayed and neutered when possible by Disney. There are currently an estimated 200 cats living at Disneyland." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Video | Giant Panda at Toronto Zoo Loves Somersaulting in the Snow | Toronto Star - http://www.thestar.com/news...
A Dragon Age Sex Scene That's Actually Pretty Great - http://kotaku.com/a-drago...
A Dragon Age Sex Scene That's Actually Pretty Great
Now I have to get this just to see how the other romances are like. ;-p - rönin from Bookmarklet
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RT @swildlifepics: Snow leopard family http://t.co/jh2SBliZK1
RT @swildlifepics: Snow leopard family http://t.co/jh2SBliZK1
FB 5-day B&W photo - Day 5 - Strum http://instagram.com/p...
FB 5-day B&W photo - Day 5 - Strum http://instagram.com/p/vm4tcZsAEo/
FB 5-day B&W photo - Day 4 - Beckoning http://instagram.com/p...
FB 5-day B&W photo - Day 4 - Beckoning http://instagram.com/p/vkDb5cMALU/
All 50 States Froze Today, But New York Is Freezing The Best: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
All 50 States Froze Today, But New York Is Freezing The Best: Gothamist
I'm pretty glad I don't live up there. =p "How bad will is it? Buffalo is expected to get somewhere in the area of 70 inches of snow. SEVENTY INCHES OF SNOW. What does that even look like? Hoth?" - rönin from Bookmarklet
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