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rønin

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.
Hmm... I guess these are ok.
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Weird, posting from iOS Safari made it come in sideways. - rønin
Apparently speed stacking's a thing w/kids these days? http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Apparently speed stacking's a thing w/kids these days? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk4BeK4GnxU
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My 8yo was asking for a set earlier cause they started doing this in gym. - rønin
They're still doing this? - Anika
I guess so. It's the first I've seen it. - rønin
My nephews used to do it years ago. They have a set at my old library. I just checked, and it's copyright 2007. Sounds about right. - bentley
Yeah, my kid's elementary school got rid of their sets around '09-10 school year. - Anika
Man, these robocalls are getting way outta hand. The one today said that I had a pending lawsuit w/a soon to be issued arrest warrant and that I would be arrested if I didn't call back within an hour. I just had to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.
The callback # had a Seattle area code. ;-p Plus I was supposed to call back to the Attorney General. =p - rønin
That's a pretty wild one. - John (bird whisperer)
Realized I probably hadn't registered our home phone # on the do not call registry ever since we moved in almost 2 years ago. - rønin
I'm getting the same calls from a 916 number. So annoying. - Anika
916 is a Sacramento exchange. #sideeye - Corinne L
I've been told (by a person with a foreign accent) that I'm being sued by the IRS. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
m9m I got that call last year: https://friendfeed.com/fabooma... - Anika
Does HaHa actually sound like this when he sings? I haven't looked up any of his songs but his regular voice is a lot raspier than this I think. - rønin
The raspy voice is part of his act. I think Infinity Challenge is probably one his few shows where he uses his real voice, which is rather deep. In the Infinity Challenge Music Festival shows...I think from 2011, 10cm worked with him on his singing voice. - Anika
Shape-shifting “punk rocker” frog discovered in cloud forest of Ecuador | Amphibians.org - http://www.amphibians.org/news...
Shape-shifting “punk rocker” frog discovered in cloud forest of Ecuador | Amphibians.org
"Scientists have discovered a frog in Ecuador that can do what no other vertebrate has ever been documented to do—rapidly change skin texture from smooth to spiny." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Empire gets its due in epic '80s anime-style 'Star Wars' fan film - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources - http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015...
Empire gets its due in epic '80s anime-style 'Star Wars' fan film - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources
Empire gets its due in epic '80s anime-style 'Star Wars' fan film - Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources
This was pretty good. Soundtrack could've been better but man I miss the ol' 80s style animation. =) - rønin from Bookmarklet
This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half | TIME - http://time.com/3754097...
This Cooking Trick Cuts Rice Calories in Half | TIME
"A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, natural way to make rice less caloric: add a little fat, then let it cool. According to research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, using coconut oil and a refrigerator can slash calories by as much as 60%." - rønin from Bookmarklet
"Researchers from the College of Chemical Sciences in Sri Lanka wanted to figure out if they could convert some of rice’s digestible starch into the non-digestible type, and thereby make it less caloric. By testing out 38 different kinds of rice and simulating human digestion in a test tube, they devised a recipe for the least caloric way to cook rice: drop a teaspoon of coconut oil... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
I'm a little less excited now that they made cooking rice into a 2 day affair. - Steve C, Team Marina
An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015...
An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales
An Explorer's Lessons On Happiness, Photography, And Greeting Whales
""People joke that I went straight from the ocean into the air and skipped land," Eric Cheng says. But the joke isn't totally accurate. Land is where Cheng obtained his two computer science degrees at Stanford, and where he trained as a concert cellist. It's where he developed a passion for pursuits that are creative and also highly technical. After that, it's true, Cheng did start spending a lot of time with sharks and whales. He left an unfulfilling startup job, taught himself the complex workings of underwater photography, and improvised a career around his expertise. He led expeditions to a drool-worthy list of tropical locales, his photos won awards, and he built one of the web's largest underwater photography communities. Nowadays, however, Cheng is flying high (and dry). He oversees the Silicon Valley presence of the world's largest maker of civilian drones, a company called DJI. If drones have a face in the United States, it is arguably Eric's." - rønin from Bookmarklet
I've followed Eric online ever since he was a nascent underwater photographer and I greatly admire his ability to transition practically seamlessly into whatever he sets his mind on doing in his life. - rønin
I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to in-game purchases. Hate it so much. Just let me pay once!
Bar news | Taiwanese whisky named world's best single malt in whisky awards - http://barmagazine.co.uk/taiwane...
Bar news | Taiwanese whisky named world's best single malt in whisky awards
"A whisky from Taiwan has beaten others from Scotland and around the globe to be named best single malt in the World Whiskies Awards. Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique took the title at last night’s ceremony which also saw awards go to whiskies from Scotland, Japan, Ireland, France, Sweden, South Africa, Australia and the US. Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique, at 57.5% ABV, is produced by the King Car distillery in Taiwan by maturing the malt whisky in American oak barrels that previously held white and red wines." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Wow! Now I want to try it! - Jenny H. from Android
Someone On a British Airways Plane Took a Shit So Bad That It Had to Turn Around and Come Back Again | VICE | Canada - http://www.vice.com/en_ca...
Someone On a British Airways Plane Took a Shit So Bad That It Had to Turn Around and Come Back Again | VICE | Canada
"A British Airways flight was forced to turn around and land over the weekend because somebody did a shit so bad the plane was essentially rendered useless. Imagine living your life in the knowledge that you once turded so appallingly that a 747-400 had to turn around and land. Your liquid shit bought a £360-million ($533-million) airplane juddering out of the sky. Imagine looking your loved ones in the face after that. Imagine hugging your mom. You couldn't. Your asshole is essentially a terrorist." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Someone needs to eat more fiber. - imabonehead from Android
IBS sucks, people. - Michael W. May
Meet the orphaned lamb who’s hoofing it around NYC | New York Post - http://nypost.com/2015...
Meet the orphaned lamb who’s hoofing it around NYC | New York Post
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Hilarious, although I suppose it makes sense, that they wash him w/Woolite. "“A lot of people think he’s a goat,” says Cher, originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. “Two people have even asked if he’s a kangaroo. New Yorkers aren’t familiar with animals.” As if on cue, a woman walks by them. “Oh my God,” she exclaims to a friend beside her. “Did you see that llama?”" - rønin from Bookmarklet
New law to stop people from masturbating in cups of coffee | Daily Star - http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news...
New law to stop people from masturbating in cups of coffee | Daily Star
"A proposed new law in the US state of Minnesota aims to make masturbating into someone's hot drink a crime. It turns out people could get away with the disgusting act after a man who allegedly put semen into his co-worker's coffee saw his case dismissed. He was reportedly caught standing at a female colleague's desk with his hands in front of him near his genitals. He admitted ejaculating onto her desk on four occasions – and twice into her coffee – in a six month period. The man, from Blaine, Minnesota, was initially charged with two gross misdemeanour counts – fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. But the charges were dropped by a judge, who said the crime required nonconsensual touching of the victim's intimate parts." - rønin from Bookmarklet
10 Struggles Only Left-Handed People Will Understand | ClickHole - http://www.clickhole.com/article...
10 Struggles Only Left-Handed People Will Understand | ClickHole
"Getting ink all over your hand when you are writing, “Left-handedness is a sin and I am the one who has sinned” over and over again in detention after school. Argh!" - rønin from Bookmarklet
High-end Laos resort serves up illegal wildlife for Chinese tourists | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
High-end Laos resort serves up illegal wildlife for Chinese tourists | The Guardian
:( "Lying on the banks of the Mekong River, the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone is a large resort city catering especially to Chinese tourists and run by the Hong Kong-based Kings Romans Group. The luxury casino provides the main draw, as gambling is illegal in China; but the resort also includes a shooting range, more than 70 shops and restaurants, gardens, spas, and a bustling trade in endangered species’ parts, at least according to a new report by the Environment Investigation Agency (EIA) titled Sin City. The report calls the zone a “lawless playground” with “not even a pretence of enforcement”. Indeed, even in a region of the world where wildlife trafficking is rampant and consumption of endangered species common, the report’s findings are shocking." - rønin from Bookmarklet
>.< - Jenny H. from Android
:( - Heather
Not surprised places like this exist, I've also heard there are restaurants that serve human flesh! ;( On another point, a friend told me about restaurants with holes in tables and that if I ever saw one it's becuase they serve live monkey brains, is that true or is he just trying to freak me out? - Halil
Mr. T Lands Home Improvement Show 'I Pity the Tool' - The Hollywood Reporter - http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-fe...
Mr. T Lands Home Improvement Show 'I Pity the Tool' - The Hollywood Reporter
"The former A-Team star has signed on to host a home renovation series called I Pity the Tool for DIY Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The show — which landed a straight-to-series order at the network — will see Mr. T and his famed Mohawk destroying outdated spaces to give families beautifully remodeled rooms. " - rønin from Bookmarklet
No :) - Johnny from iPhone
Isn't the market for home makeover shoes a little saturated? - Spidra Webster
Shows yes. The shoe market on the other hand is wide open from what I hear. :-) - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My typing fingers have a mind of their own. ;-P - Spidra Webster
Whoever Said You Can’t Wear Raincoats Indoors Clearly Has Never Met This Wandering Group Of Men | ClickHole - http://www.clickhole.com/video...
There's something strangely calming about this video. =p - rønin from Bookmarklet
While driving to the local FedEx office to pick up a package yesterday I passed a sign that I thought read "Red Bull Training Facility" and thought, "Why would an energy drink company need a training facility?"
Then I passed a second sign that I read more closely. "New York Red Bulls Training Facility" followed by a big field w/people running around. "Ohhh...." Not a soccer fan obviously. - rønin
In your defense, it is dumb to have their name be a tied to a commercial product name. - Jennifer Dittrich
Crocodile ancestor was top predator before dinosaurs roamed North America | EurekAlert! Science News - http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_rel...
Crocodile ancestor was top predator before dinosaurs roamed North America | EurekAlert! Science News
"A newly discovered crocodilian ancestor may have filled one of North America's top predator roles before dinosaurs arrived on the continent. Carnufex carolinensis, or the "Carolina Butcher," was a 9-foot long, land-dwelling crocodylomorph that walked on its hind legs and likely preyed upon smaller inhabitants of North Carolina ecosystems such as armored reptiles and early mammal relatives." - rønin from Bookmarklet
NY school sorry for reciting Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/ny-scho...
Ugh, I can't even... "Some students were angered and responded with catcalls. District Superintendent Joan Carbone tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown that she received complaints from residents who lost relatives in Afghanistan and from Jewish parents. The pledge was being recited in different languages for National Foreign Language Week. The principal apologized to students offended by the Arabic reading. The school posted the apology on its website. The district says the pledge will be read in English only from now on." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Sooooooo dumb. It would be best to abolish it anyway. - Anika
Good grief. - Jennifer Dittrich
Cloud seeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Cloud seeding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Random image find of the day. Do they really use A-10 Warthogs for this? =p - rønin from Bookmarklet
Ha, although it seems like one had been retrofitted for use as a "storm penetrator." http://news.sciencemag.org/2011... - rønin
Mesa shooting victim takes a bullet, then a selfie - http://www.azcentral.com/story...
Mesa shooting victim takes a bullet, then a selfie
Mesa shooting victim takes a bullet, then a selfie
Two selfies. "So what's the first thing you'd do if you got shot? If you're Isaac Martinez, you take a picture of yourself and post it on social media. Martinez, 20, works at Bistro 13, a restaurant operated by the East Valley Institute of Technology. He found himself in the middle of Mesa's shooting spree Wednesday morning, after suspect Ryan E. Giroux allegedly approached him and demanded that he turn over the keys to his car. When Martinez said no, Giroux allegedly shot him. Martinez immediately posted a photo of himself, blood staining and dripping from the shoulder area of his white uniform, on the social app Snapchat." - rønin from Bookmarklet
The Creepy Scientific Explanation Behind Ghost Sightings | Cracked.com - http://www.cracked.com/article...
The Creepy Scientific Explanation Behind Ghost Sightings | Cracked.com
"They did an experiment where acoustic scientists sneaked in low frequency sounds at a live concert. Since scientists love nothing more than inducing feelings of fear and terror in unsuspecting citizens, most of the concert goers had no idea what was going on. As a result one minute they were enjoying some sweet tunes while the next a feeling of dread invaded their hearts, crushing all hope and happiness. At the end of the experiment approximately 22 percent of the people involved in the experiment reported feelings of unexplainable dread, chills and depression when infrasound was blasted into the crowd." - rønin from Bookmarklet
"Also, could somebody with an infrasound generator use this against you? You bet. They even experimented with this during Vietnam, blasting sounds of various frequencies from helicopters, trying to induce panic or at least severe annoyance in the Viet Cong below. Instead of driving away the enemy, infrasound only made them scared and trigger happy. While this was not ideal during a war situation infrasound was later used by the British as a successful method of crowd control." - rønin
In hindsight ok, I probably didn’t REALLY need 6 multi-purpose camera apps.
Always feel a bit more bothered when a coworker resigns than I think I should.
WALK THE MOON - Shut Up and Dance - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
WALK THE MOON - Shut Up and Dance
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How did I miss this song from late last year? Such an amusing 80s feel to the MV. - rønin
100 years of Korean beauty in 1 minute. | Beauty | Happy Place - http://theloom.someecards.com/beauty...
100 years of Korean beauty in 1 minute. | Beauty | Happy Place
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The 1910 "tiara out of hair" look is pretty impressive. And I actually prefer the DPRK side from the 90s on. - rønin from Bookmarklet
The hell. Just sittin’ here minding my own business when suddenly hit by 6 sneezes in a row. Now my nose is all stuffed up. AC not even on.
*fist bump* *passes box of tissues* - Corinne L
The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex Honnold - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
The Heart-Stopping Climbs of Alex Honnold - NYTimes.com
"Even Dean Potter, an openly spiritual man who describes free-soloing as part of a personal art form that includes base jumping, finds Honnold difficult to understand. “Alex is like Spock,” Potter told me. “I freak out at the top of solos and scream — like, super emotional. Then I’m wasted emotionally for months. Alex just does it and walks away and does another.” Honnold doesn’t like this kind of talk; he insists that he worked hard to develop his self-control, and he grows prickly at any suggestion that he is unlike other people. “Before Dean solos something, he has to, like, slaughter a goat and fly with the ravens,” Honnold joked, as if Potter drew on magical aid to see him through danger. “I don’t want to slaughter a goat and fly with the ravens. I just want to climb.”" - rønin from Bookmarklet
Data geniuses have figured out what the ultimate U.S. road trip looks like - http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2015...
Data geniuses have figured out what the ultimate U.S. road trip looks like
"Who needs an atlas when you have an algorithm? Data tinkerer Randy Olson, who is now known across the internet for developing the optimum search path for Where’s Waldo books, has used this same algorithm to compute the optimal American road trip. At the urging of Tracy Staedter from Discovery News, Olson set out to find the quickest driving route that would stop at a national natural landmark, national historic site, national park or national monument in all of the lower 48 states. He also included Washington, D.C. and added another stop in California to get to a total of 50 stops." - rønin from Bookmarklet
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