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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.
BBC - Future - Cockroaches: The insect we're programmed to fear - http://www.bbc.com/future...
BBC - Future - Cockroaches: The insect we're programmed to fear
"Koehler believes that we will never defeat the roaches. As he points out, those insects were already doing well for themselves for hundreds of millions of years before we showed up. We just gave them the extra boost they needed for global domination. “They’ve been able to come up with solutions for almost everything that’s been thrown at them for more than 300 million years,” he says, a hint of awe in his voice. “There’s no way that humans could survive the changes that cockroaches have endured.” Most likely, they will outlast us, too. When our species finally bites the dust, cockroaches will be there to feast on the rotting remains." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Kinda disappointing that folder view on the new iPhone is still limited to 3 rows.
The hell kinda crap packaging is this? #Apple #iPhone6 http://instagram.com/p...
The hell kinda crap packaging is this? #Apple #iPhone6 http://instagram.com/p/tI5ortMAKq/
Seriously, what's up w/this? Did they not have time to pick photos for the box or something? - rönin
Helluva big box to be sending an iPhone in. #Apple getting packing tips from #Amazon now or something? http://instagram.com/p...
Helluva big box to be sending an iPhone in. #Apple getting packing tips from #Amazon now or something? http://instagram.com/p/tI5JYnsAJu/
After a day at the salon.... - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery/WgANS
After a day at the salon.... - Imgur
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What in the world... - rönin from Bookmarklet
O.o - Tamara J. B.
Meticulous Visual Recreation Of Moon Landing Shows It Wasn't A Hoax - http://io9.com/meticul...
Meticulous Visual Recreation Of Moon Landing Shows It Wasn't A Hoax
"By using its new dynamic lighting technology, GPU manufacturer NVIDIA has graphically recreated the Apollo 11 moon landing site — and the results are crushing a number of wild claims made by conspiracy theorists. Yes, it's a clever bit of self-promotion, but what NVIDIA Corporation's developers have done is actually quite interesting. To show off the power of its new Maxwell graphics processing unit (GPU), Nvidia's game demo team sought to digitally reconstruct one of Apollo 11's most iconic photographs — Neil Armstrong's shot of Buzz Aldrin as he climbs down the lunar module's ladder." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I'm so tired of people who still think it was a hoax, I'm tempted to build me a big-ass laser. Not so I can bounce it off the reflectors that were placed on the lunar surface for the sole purpose of bouncing lasers and thus prove once and for all that man was actually on the moon. Oh no, I want my big-ass laser so I can vaporise the conspiracy theorists. - Slippy
Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking - http://io9.com/camera-...
Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking
"Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. Zoologists have observed cowbirds riding on the backs of cattle to pick off their parasites, along with egrets grazing on the tiny creatures that collect on wildebeest. But mammals riding on the backs of other mammals? Not so much. At least not outside of humans and their domesticated animals. That's what makes this recent discovery so unique." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Russia cries foul over Scottish independence vote | Politics | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/politic...
Russia cries foul over Scottish independence vote | Politics | theguardian.com
"Russian observers say referendum count took place in rooms that were too big and did not meet international standards." - rönin from Bookmarklet
10 Most Expensive Writing Instruments In The World | Finances Online™ - http://financesonline.com/10-most...
10 Most Expensive Writing Instruments In The World | Finances Online™
"The current title holder for the world’s most expensive pen is the Fulgor Nocturnus by the famous pen-makers Tibaldi of Florence. This fountain pen sold for $8 million in a 2010 auction in Shanghai, China. So what’s so special about the Fulgor Nocturnus that makes it about 8 million times more expensive than your average Bic pen? It was created based on the Divine Proportions of Phi, so the ratio between the cap and the visible portion of the barrel when the pen is closed is equal to the phi ration 1.618. In addition to its divine shape, the pen is decorated with 945 black diamonds and 123 rubies." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Authenticity confirmed for long-lost Shimazu Masamune sword - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun - http://ajw.asahi.com/article...
Authenticity confirmed for long-lost Shimazu Masamune sword - AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Purty... "Experts confirmed the authenticity of a famous sword that had been missing since it was presented by the Tokugawa family to the imperial family late in the Edo Period (1603-1867). The Shimazu Masamune sword was a gift for the marriage of Princess Kazunomiya to Tokugawa Iemochi (1846-1866), the 14th shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Oh, wow. - Jennifer Dittrich
Received robocall from town's school super warning about a "relatively new & very destructive form of social media." App now downloaded. =p
I gotta say, you run across some gems on this thing every now and then though. - rönin from FFHound!
Whats the app? - Me
snapchat? - Joe
yik yak? - Joe
Kik? Facebook? Twitter? (not sure how "up" the school system is on tech) - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Yik Yak. Does seem to be mostly teens using it. - rönin from FFHound!
Cotton Candy Cones Debuts In Williamsburg Tomorrow: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Cotton Candy Cones Debuts In Williamsburg Tomorrow: Gothamist
"Your mouth is moving through the air, pushing towards an ice cream cone topped with something pink. It expects a cool sweet burst of ice cream, but SURPRISE, Your Mouth, it's cotton candy. The aesthetically-pleasing but otherwise, let's agree, not-that-great town fair treat. Yet what happens next will surprise Your Mouth... the cotton candy is just a brief, complimentary introduction to what hides beneath: that ice cream you were expecting. It's like your ice cream cone is wearing a light jacket—perfect for Autumn." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Interesting, first iPhone shipment I’ve seen where tracking didn’t start in China.
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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
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