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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.
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I really should start taking photos of the flower placards so I can actually remember what it is I'm taking pictures of. - rönin
Dahlias, but yeah it's hard to remember individual cultivar names... - Spidra Webster
Ah yes, dahlias. I really like the ball-like ones, very cute. =) - rönin
Shots taken @ Longwood Gardens this past weekend. I suck @ remembering flower names. https://flic.kr/s/aHsk37pFa9
Shots taken @ Longwood Gardens this past weekend. I suck @ remembering flower names. https://flic.kr/s/aHsk37pFa9
You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
You can now attach your iPad directly to your face to experience virtual reality | The Verge
LMAO. "However, what's left unsaid is the fact that AirVR's headset, at least as proposed in the prototypes shown off on the Kickstarter page, would require sticking the iPad Mini or iPhone 6 Plus hardware directly over your face, limiting your mobility while playing and making you look like some sort of dark Cronenbergian visage/goofus. Are you annoyed by people holding their iPads in front of them to take photos? This is that times a thousand, so it's probably not the product for you." - rönin from Bookmarklet
New social site makes a run for the rich | New York Post - http://nypost.com/2014...
New social site makes a run for the rich | New York Post
"A former conductor of the Minneapolis Philharmonic Orchestra has started a new social network that has a $9,000 buy-in — so the rich won’t have to interact with poorer people online. Netropolitan.club, a plain-screened social network that relies on old-school message boards, costs $6,000 to join, plus another $3,000 a year for membership." - rönin from Bookmarklet
LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute - Mic - http://mic.com/article...
LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute - Mic
*sigh* - rönin from Bookmarklet
I know lots people who've been in the same situation. Saying, "We're married." has never worked. I realized that subconsciously to avoid this with my own husband, I rarely walk with him and, before we had kids, I almost always drove to avoid being pulled over. - Anika
:( - Cristo
How A Nebraska Man Rescued A Dog Shot By The NYPD: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
How A Nebraska Man Rescued A Dog Shot By The NYPD: Gothamist
"On August 13th, 2012, a pitbull mix was shot by police in broad daylight in the East Village, as its owner was collapsed on the sidewalk suffering a seizure. That pitbull, Star, nipped at a woman and ran towards an officer at one point, in an apparent attempt to protect owner Lech Stankiewicz (you can see very graphic video of the shooting here). The dog was shot in the head, resulting in her losing an eye as well as sustaining "soft tissue, bone, head trauma, and eye damage." No one thought she would survive the ordeal, and most of us seemed to forget about her—except for Charlie Cifarelli." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Great, now I can't get to our back deck. :p http://instagram.com/p...
Great, now I can't get to our back deck. :p http://instagram.com/p/s2UL1csABv/
What, cell service providers not gouging their customers enough these days? What’s this "One-time upgrade fee" BS?
The Foods That Are Popular In Each State -- And Only In That State - http://io9.com/the-foo...
The Foods That Are Popular In Each State -- And Only In That State
I'm curious as to what state had guava. Kinda hard to make out from the picture. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Caviar? Okay. Based off tweets? Yeah, I'll post a photo of an item with caviar because it's pretty. But it's not like it's common. - Anika
.@dokihara There seemed to be more Verizon models available a min or so ago. ATT models are pretty much toast.
Dang, did all the iPhone 6 versions just sell out in minutes?
Pre-order finished. Apple Store app’s the way to go. Oyasumi.
Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon: A Research Project at the MIT Media Lab - http://breastpump.media.mit.edu/
Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon: A Research Project at the MIT Media Lab
"Design Challenges. Suckiness. The motor is loud. There are too many parts. They are hard to clean. You can't lay down and pump. There is no good space to pump. It's hard to keep track of what you pump. Your colleagues think pumping is weird. People are skeeved out by breastmilk. People are embarrassed by breasts." - rönin from Bookmarklet
My sister is working on this project! - joey
Those last three things are other peoples' problems, but the rest of it? Yeah, I think its good that people are working on that, and I don't even have breasts. - Slippy
The wife will gladly test it joey :) - Steve C Team Marina
Steve, if she has any suggestions, send them in! - joey
This is relevant to my interests! - Tamara J. B.
Oh man. I have so many embarrassing pump stories... - Jenny H. from Android
I didn't have a problem pumping while lying down, but that motor. Even though it was marketed as 'whisper soft', I think that the kind of whisper you do at loud concert or club.. - Anika
Interesting how FB's "Trending" box is full of topics I just read about elsewhere. And when I say interesting, I mean kinda alarming.
Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook - http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-09...
Teen Petitions To Have Photo Of Him And His Cat Included In School Yearbook
"Meet Draven Rodriguez, a junior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. For reasons that should be pretty obvious, Rodriguez is determined to have the above photo featured in his high school yearbook and has preemptively started an online petition asking for its inclusion. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
The largest predatory dinosaur ever was 'half-duck, half-crocodile' | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
The largest predatory dinosaur ever was 'half-duck, half-crocodile' | The Verge
Awesome. " According to their reconstruction, published today in Science, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was a gigantic fish-eating, water-paddling marvel; one that, in Sereno’s words, was "a chimera — half duck, half crocodile."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Dozens of children at N.J. day care center accidentally drink bleach - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/dozens-...
Dozens of children at N.J. day care center accidentally drink bleach - Yahoo News
Gah, I passed by this day care often when I lived in JC. Glad things weren't too serious. "Twenty-eight preschoolers and two adults mistakenly drank bleach at snack time at a New Jersey day care center on Thursday and were taken to a hospital after some complained their stomachs were burning. The children, aged 3 and 4, and adult staff members of the Growing Tree Learning Center in downtown Jersey City were transported in five ambulances to the Jersey City Medical Center after a late-morning call to 911, said Mark Rabson, a hospital spokesman. He said some complained of light-headedness, others of upset stomachs." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Mushishi Zoku Shou Special (Completed - 1 of 1 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 1 of 1 episodes - rönin
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2014...
With genetic testing, I gave my parents the gift of divorce - Vox
"At first, I was thinking this is the coolest genetics story, my own personal genetics story. I wasn't particularly upset about it initially, until the rest of the family found out. Their reaction was different. Years of repressed memories and emotions uncorked and resulted in tumultuous times that have torn my nuclear family apart. My parents divorced. No one is talking to my dad. We're not anywhere close to being healed yet and I don't know how long it will take to put the pieces back together. After this discovery was made, I went back to 23andMe and talked to them. I said, "I'm not sure all your customers realize that when they participate in your family finder program, they're participating in what are essentially really advanced paternity tests."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Person with "Hereditary Inclusion Body Myositis" discussed this very issue at our Reno Conference. Should you test for H-IBM and discover in addition all kinds of "dirty laundry" paternity and more. Or perhaps find in addition Huntington's or.... Be careful the questions that you ask - WarLord
Huh, $28 price reduction on my iCloud plan. I’ll take it.
$40 to $12 for the 25GB plan. Oh I see, I hadn't noticed that they had changed their plans. I'm basically getting an extra 5GB/year for a dime. - rönin
Inventors transform Dutch boy's dead rat into a flying dead rat drone | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
Inventors transform Dutch boy's dead rat into a flying dead rat drone | The Verge
Umm... yeah, no. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Well, This NERF Gunfight Escalated Quickly - http://kotaku.com/well-th...
Well, This NERF Gunfight Escalated Quickly
*standing ovation* That was spectacular! - Anika
the ending was perfect. - Big Joe Silence
25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | liZ Evans - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-eva...
25 Ways to Ask Your Kids 'So How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?' | liZ Evans
"This year, Simon is in fourth grade and Grace is in first grade, and I find myself asking them every day after school, "So how was school today?" And every day I get an answer like "fine" or "good," which doesn't tell me a whole lot. AND I WANT TO KNOW A WHOLE LOT!!!! Or at least get a full sentence. So the other night, I sat down and made a list of more engaging questions to ask about school. They aren't perfect, but I do at least get complete sentences, and some have led to some interesting conversations... and hilarious answers... and some insights into how my kids think and feel about school." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Good timing. I was just wondering how I can change my approach for better results (or any result) with our 4 y/o. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Ramen Lobster Roll - Thrillist Recipes - http://www.thrillist.com/recipe...
Ramen Lobster Roll - Thrillist Recipes
That... does not look particularly appetizing. And I love lobster. "There’s no bread in this recipe, but never fear -- the butter didn’t go anywhere. It’s soaked in, brushed on, and baked into the ramen noodles for a toasty, buttery bun that’s crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. The lobster? That's the easy part. Just make sure it's fresh as hell and do your best not to eat it all while you're creating the bun." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I Quant NY - How Memorizing “$19.05” Can Help You Outsmart the MTA - http://iquantny.tumblr.com/post...
I Quant NY - How Memorizing “$19.05” Can Help You Outsmart the MTA
Yay, math! "We’ve all been there. The train is coming into the station, and you grab your MetroCard and quickly try and swipe it at a turnstile. "Please Swipe Again". "Please Swipe Again". "Insufficient Fare". The last two words are killer. You think to yourself “I swear I had a balance on this card”. You go and check the card out and you see you have “$2.45”. Yes, you need $2.50 to ride the subway, and you have $2.45 on your MetroCard. Sure enough you miss that train all because of that nickel. How did you end up in that situation any way? It turns out the MTA has designed it that way. Imagine how many tourists come to NYC and leave with balances that never get used. Imagine how many people lose metro cards with those balances that never get used. And even if it gets used on a later refill, the MTA gets to collect the cash earlier this way! Win win for them, right? But now, with some simple math, you can fight back!" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Can You Spot the Snipers Hidden in These Photos? | Raw File | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Can You Spot the Snipers Hidden in These Photos? | Raw File | WIRED
"Simon Menner’s ongoing series Camouflage shows landscapes with German snipers hidden somewhere in the frame. The project is like a deadly Where’s Waldo exercise. For Menner, the challenge of finding the snipers isn’t the important part; the photos comment on the way things like fear, terror, and surveillance are constantly part of our lives in the modern world." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I wish lil' kids would realize that if they would just take the time they spend whining about an assigned task and apply it to the task itself, they'd be done already and back to doing whatever they were doing to begin with.
Beautiful #fullmoon out tonight. Too bad cellphone cams still can't do it justice. http://instagram.com/p...
Beautiful #fullmoon out tonight. Too bad cellphone cams still can't do it justice. http://instagram.com/p/sqp_sPMANw/
Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea - YouTube
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Dang. - rönin from Bookmarklet
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