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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.
This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015...
"One neat thing about this one is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population, large-area Anglophone nations as Canada and Australia nearly vanish from the map, though, while the nations of the Indian subcontinent swell enormously. Russia also shrinks from being a giant of land mass to only a mid-sized country as judged by population. You can also see that Nigeria really dominates the West African landscape in terms of actual population in a way that conventional area maps don't reflect." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Gah, really irritating when FFBookmarklet can't pull in the selected photo even though it shows in the bookmarklet frame. - rönin
Yeah, I have that problem with SB nation sites as well (which seem to use something that references vox in their media files, so it might be related.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown: "Mortal Kombat X" @ TeamCoco.com - http://teamcoco.com/video...
Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown: "Mortal Kombat X" @ TeamCoco.com
"Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski join Conan for an extreme Super Bowl proxy battle in "Mortal Kombat X." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Video shows Seattle police officer arresting an elderly black man carrying a golf club - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
"William Wingate had been standing on a busy Seattle street corner in July and leaning on a golf club he uses as a cane. That’s when a police cruiser pulled up, stopped, and the officer inside yelled that he “put that down.” The resulting exchange — in which the white officer claims Wingate, an elderly black man, swung the club at her after she asked him to “shut it down” before she arrested him – was all captured on the cruiser’s dashboard camera, the footage of which Seattle Police released this week as it apologized for the incident." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Is it just me or does the new Bloomberg site look freakin' horrible? Am I missing something? http://www.bloomberg.com/news...
Fugly. - Joe
It's like a weird mish-mash of Myspace/Geocities style colors with a more modern layout. Ugly headers and text running into photos and whatnot. How'd this get green lighted? - rönin
Yeah, it's bad. - John (bird whisperer)
Here’s what moviegoers in Baghdad think of ‘American Sniper’ | GlobalPost - http://www.globalpost.com/dispatc...
Here’s what moviegoers in Baghdad think of ‘American Sniper’ | GlobalPost
"Mohammed, who lived through the events in Baghdad the film depicts, admits that scenes where women and children were killed were hard for him to watch. But all in all he liked the movie. “I love watching war movies because especially now they give me the strength to face ISIS,” he said, using one of the acronyms for the Islamic State. When asked if he thought the movie was racist or anti-Arab — a charge made by some critics in the West — he replied, “No, why? The sniper was killing terrorists, the only thing that bothered me was when he said he didn’t know anything about the Quran!”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
"But not all Iraqis were cheering on "Chief" Kyle’s kills. Wael, a government ministry employee in his thirties, says the film was too violent. He’s happy it’s no longer being shown in some Baghdad theaters. “To some extent, I considered it against all Muslims,” he said. He also referred to the opening scene in Fallujah where a woman and child are killed. “The sniper, he has a chance to... more... - rönin
"“There is no American films [about Iraq] — and I saw a lot of them — that have given justice to the Iraqi people and the events that happened in Iraq,” he said. “I sort of understand why not, because when an American filmmaker and an American company make a film they think about it from the American point of view, they don’t care about Iraq, they care about themselves.” “That’s why we Iraqi filmmakers have to make films about Iraqi people,” he added." - rönin
RT @calvinn_hobbes: 😂😂 http://t.co/EXNarFTQg2
RT @calvinn_hobbes: 😂😂 http://t.co/EXNarFTQg2
How come I didn't get that book? Is it available as an ebook? ;-p - rönin
Korean ‘Fire Noodle Challenge’ Spreads Online | KoreAm Journal - Korean America's Premier Magazine - http://iamkoream.com/korean-...
Korean ‘Fire Noodle Challenge’ Spreads Online | KoreAm Journal - Korean America's Premier Magazine
"There’s been a recent surge of people trying to eat Samyang’s Bool Dak Bokkeum Myun (translation: Flaming Chicken Fried Noodles), one of South Korea’s spiciest ramens, as quickly as possible on YouTube. Why are so many people doing this sadistic challenge? I have no idea, but watching strangers cry and writhe in food pain is surprisingly entertaining." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Nope. I like spicy noodles, but these sound ridiculous. The lady at the store even warned me off of them. - Anika
I'm not a big fan of Korean ramen to begin w/but I'd try it once if I happened to see it. - rönin
Ok so I bought one while we were at H-Mart this weekend. - rönin
Good luck! ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Ok well that wasn't so bad. But possibly because I left some water in before I put in the hot packet. The burn kinda sneaks up on you and lingers though. And I'm salivating like crazy. And my lips feel puffy. Despite the spiciness it's actually kinda tasty. - rönin
So, I'll pass. I love spicy foods, but when my lips feel different, it's not even fun. Glad to heard they taste good, though. - Anika
I'd try it again. That guy who ate 5 packs in one sitting is crazy though. I was almost at my limit by the end of just one. And that's even after my wife had a couple of bites. - rönin
Well now I want to try this... - Hookuh Tinypants
Anyone out there happen to have a this.cm invite?
PREVIEW: Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown: “Mortal Kombat X” @ TeamCoco.com - http://teamcoco.com/video...
PREVIEW: Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown: “Mortal Kombat X” @ TeamCoco.com
So he won't talk to the press after games but apparently playing MKX w/Conan's a-ok. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/being-h...
"Earlier this month, a car hit the 1 ½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart's owner was so distraught, he couldn't stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave. Five days later, on Jan. 21, a matted and injured Bart emerged, meowing for food." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Whoa. It's like the movie, Pet Cemetery. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
The ground beyond is sour. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Robot Snowplow from Japan Eats Up Snow, Poops Out Bricks - http://inventorspot.com/article...
Robot Snowplow from Japan Eats Up Snow, Poops Out Bricks
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"Though only a prototype at present, Yuki-taro's creators in the snowy city of Niigata expect to have a marketable version ready within 5 years at a cost of under 1 million yen (about $9000). That may sound like a lot, but it's likely that municipalities would pay the cost and deploy them where needed. Besides, Yuki-taro is packed with high-tech features such as a GPS positioning sensor, twin video cameras for obstacle avoidance in the "eyes", and an integral snowblock maker that will thrill local kiddies looking to build an igloo or two!" - rönin from Bookmarklet
gördüğüm en güzel ve faydalı robot (hiç robot görmemek, zaten nerede görecektim) - yavuz hırsız
Ya istiyorum bi tane - nmcy from Android
Yirim ya, cok sevimli, cok zalak. #cicilifeed - grizabella from Android
"The first part of Yuki-taro's name means "snow" in Japanese while "Taro" is a popular boy's name. If it were sold here - and one day, it likely will be - it'd probably be called "Snow Joe" or something. Like most Japanese robots, Yuki-taro is designed to look cute. There are more than a few altered photos of Yuki-taro modified to look like Pokemon's Pikachu foating around online.... more... - grizabella
A circle of ring tailed lemur - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
A circle of ring tailed lemur - Imgur
Bune rakum mu - antabus from iPhone
There's something disturbingly spidery about the small version of this picture. - bentley
With 9 legs. - Joe
it mutated! even scarier! - Big Joe Silence
Gah! - bentley
Didn't agree more. Totally thought it was a spider until I read the caption. Doesn't look like King Julien at all - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE from WinForFeed
Meet the woman who can’t feel fear - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
Meet the woman who can’t feel fear - The Washington Post
"Fear is one of our most basic evolutionary instincts, a sudden physical jolt to help us react to danger more quickly. In the modern world, fear often seems excessive -- in the absence of wild animals to flee, we're left screaming over roller coasters and scary movies. But for at least one woman, fear is unobtainable. And while she lives a normal life, her fearlessness is actually a handicap." - rönin from Bookmarklet
So… the snow forecast for my area tomorrow is now… 1-3 inches. That’s a helluva discrepancy from the 12-24 previously bandied about.
Yep. Same here. - Friar Will
We need some of that weather over here in cali. - imabonehead
I woke up my boyfriend this morning telling him that we're getting a blizzard tonight. He said, half-asleep, “from Dairy Queen?” Yes. - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
I woke up my boyfriend this morning telling him that we're getting a blizzard tonight. He said, half-asleep, “from Dairy Queen?” Yes. - Imgur
How L.A. Became A Powerhouse for Chinese Food | First We Feast - http://firstwefeast.com/eat...
How L.A. Became A Powerhouse for Chinese Food | First We Feast
"Now, New Yorkers think they know the real thing when it comes to Chinese food. It has been a topic of hot debate. A lot of folks like to cite Flushing, where there are some legitimate regional specialists. But when it comes to quality, it is Los Angeles that reigns supreme—yes, better than Flushing and Vancouver." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I don't think you'll meet any Chinese who will say Flushing has the best Chinese food in the US. It probably has the largest concentration of decent places in the NY area but there's no way it can compare to what's available on the West Coast. - rönin
I am still reluctant to even agree that LA beats Vancouver. <grump> - Andrew C (✔)
I've had some really good Chinese food in Monterey Park. The thing about LA is the trends change so fast. One place could be hot but then 6 months later, another place would become the place to eat at. - Rodfather
RT @mbywater: Best weather infographic ever, from US National Weather Service. http://t.co/TLZcHIkZsS
RT @mbywater: Best weather infographic ever, from US National Weather Service. http://t.co/TLZcHIkZsS
Snow blowing all over the place but accumulation doesn’t seem to be too bad. Yet.
Who said #manga wasn’t educational. :p http://t.co/VmQFzZxXlg
Who said #manga wasn’t educational. :p http://t.co/VmQFzZxXlg
Queen Elizabeth II once terrorized King Abdullah — by driving him around - Vox - http://www.vox.com/2015...
"And she wasn't just driving, she was DRIVING, leaving Abdullah a quivering wreck: His nervousness only increased as the Queen, an Army driver in wartime, accelerated the Land Rover along the narrow Scottish estate roads, talking all the time. Through his interpreter, the Crown Prince implored the Queen to slow down and concentrate on the road ahead. That's right: Queen Elizabeth basically spent an afternoon using her military-grade driving skills to haze the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Result: Elizabeth 1, Abdullah 0." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Elders Play Grand Theft Auto V - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Elders Play Grand Theft Auto V - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHoOrFdgYR8
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Starts out pretty funny but then gets a lil' disturbing (to me at least) from the middle on as they discover the joys of random violence. - rönin
Although now I kinda wanna get the game. =p - rönin
That's hilarious - Rodfather
They did another vid of them playing CoD online. - rönin
I wonder what happened to Old Grandma Hardcore. I used to love watching those videos http://oghc.blogspot.com/ - Rodfather
I watched the CoD multiplayer video. I like how the old Asian dude wanted to get better. - Rodfather
Too many good quotes to include. - bentley
CoD was hilarious. - Heather
Box hits Wall Street with a bang after IPO - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/box-hit...
Box hits Wall Street with a bang after IPO - Yahoo News
"Cloud storage startup Box soared in its Wall Street debut Friday after a public share offering, pushing its market value to $2.7 billion. Trading under the symbol "BOX," the shares jumped 66 percent to close at $23.23 on the New York Stock Exchange from the offering price of $14 announced Thursday." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Does anyone actually use Box? I have an acct, just like I have a Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Pogoplug acct but I don't really use any of them except for Dropbox. And iCloud. - rönin
I got a free 50GB account. I use to back up all my photos from my phone every night. Mostly to back up Eye-Fi transferred photos. - Rodfather
Cooking With Kimchi - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
Cooking With Kimchi - NYTimes.com
Cooking With Kimchi - NYTimes.com
"It’s commonly used in traditional cuisine as a condiment or side dish with grilled foods (Korean barbecue), served with steamed rice for a humble meal or as an accompaniment to ramyun (Korean noodles), nibbled between slurps or added to the bowl for extra zest. Indeed, kimchi can perk up just about anything, even a plate of bacon and eggs. But to think of it merely as a condiment is a mistake. Kimchi is also a magic ingredient with many possibilities, and home cooks would do well to explore them. Adding it to soups, stews, noodles or rice dishes gives them more dimension. It’s like adding a layer of very flavorful vegetables." - rönin from Bookmarklet
As I mentioned yesterday, one of the most annoying things about this 'trend' is that there are several kimchi that are not cabbage or radish based. - Anika
Yeah, but cabbage and radish are by far the most popular. Even at Korean markets, the cucumber and other veggie kimchis are far in the minority compared to cabbage ones. - Andrew C (✔)
Guy Walks Into Bear While Texting - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Guy Walks Into Bear While Texting - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCAntD1-DIk
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I know you're not supposed to run away when coming upon a bear but I probably would've done the same. Stupid fight/flight response. =p - rönin
My darkest secret... - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery...
My darkest secret... - Imgur
I thought this sounded familiar... =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
Ramen noodle truck crash blocks I-95 | abc11.com - http://abc11.com/484394/
Ramen noodle truck crash blocks I-95 | abc11.com
He's lucky he only took himself out. "The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer driver hauling a load of Ramen noodles nodded off at the wheel and crashed, causing a mess along southbound I-95 near Rocky Mount Wednesday morning." - rönin from Bookmarklet
And carting all the noodles to the landfill seems like such a waste. - rönin
Be glad it's only noodles. Yesterday a truck rolled with just under 40,000 liters of gasoline and diesel. (They were looking into driver fatigue.) - Stephan from iPhone
When I saw this story earlier, they said the noodles had to go because they had contact with the diesel fuel. - Anika
MAN saw this and said " eh, it's only about $20 worth". He eats the really cheap kind :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/hoot-ha...
It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe - Yahoo News
"In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are almost fully booked more than two months ahead. But in Japan, cat cafes are just the start. You can hang out in rabbit cafes or have coffee in Tokyo with two goats. And you're not limited to domestic animals. You can also spend an hour at a cafe holding a great horned owl." - rönin from Bookmarklet
When the boys & Ga Yeon of Roommate visited the owl cafe in Tokyo it was hilarity. I felt bad for the poor birds chained to sticks, though. - Anika
Conan Visits Taco Bell @ TeamCoco.com - http://teamcoco.com/video...
Conan Visits Taco Bell @ TeamCoco.com
"Conan makes IT guru Chris Hayes' dreams come true with a visit to the Taco Bell test kitchens." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Husband demolishes house owned by wife in Middletown, Orange County | abc7news.com - http://abc7news.com/home...
WTF. "Diane Andryshak can't understand why her husband tore down their Middletown home. Police say 48-year-old James Rhein rented an excavator and knocked down the single family home Monday morning with all of their belongs inside. Diane says she came home to an empty lot and still hasn't gotten any answers from her husband of nine years. "I don't know what happened. I don't know anything. I know that when I got here he was already down at the police station. We were not fighting, we were not arguing," Andryshak said." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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