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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.
Stressed parents: Cancel that violin class | The Economist - http://www.economist.com/news...
Stressed parents: Cancel that violin class | The Economist
"The moral, for Mr Caplan, is that middle-class parents should relax a bit, cancel a violin class or two and let their kids play outside. “If your parenting style passes the laugh test, your kids will be fine,” he writes. He adds that if parents fretted less about each child, they might find it less daunting to have three instead of two. And that might make them happier in the long run. No 60-year-old ever wished for fewer grandchildren." - rönin from Bookmarklet
the most stressed parents i know are not middle-class, they're working-class and working-poor. throw me some flippant canned advice for them, okay? no? okay. *kicks The Economist in the shins* - Big Joe Silence
Well, that's part of why in the middle they point out that most studies don't address low income or highly dysfunctional (abuse, neglect, addiction, etc.) households. A lot of the 'nature' (vs. nurture) numbers they're pulling from address twins or siblings who have been adopted into different households (which trend towards middle to upper middle class.) This seems more a pointed... more... - Jennifer Dittrich
and then there's places where that thinking is codified into law. what really gets to me, tho, is the badly distorted notion that middle-class equals well-off when in day-to-day life it's often more accurate to say that they're just more willing to go deeply into debt to give the impression that they are better off than they really are...the tendency toward living well beyond one's means. feeds into the neuroses that already come with the label. - Big Joe Silence
it's telling, to my mind, that the Wikipedia entry for "middle-class" name-checks The Economist repeatedly. - Big Joe Silence
Huh, first time I’ve seen FB go down. http://twitpic.com/e9blsv
Huh, first time I’ve seen FB go down. http://twitpic.com/e9blsv
Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 15, injure around 230 - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/taiwan-...
Powerful Taiwan gas explosions kill 15, injure around 230 - Yahoo News
That's one helluva leak. "Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 230, officials said warning that the death toll was expected to rise. The explosions sparked a massive inferno that ripped through the city's Cianjhen district, with eyewitnesses reporting dead bodies littered on the streets." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Jesus. Is that where the Dream Mall is? - Jessie
Oh, that's terrible and scary. - Anika
@Jessie No it's northeast of the mall. Luckily my wife and I don't have any relatives in that area. https://mapsengine.google.com/map... - rönin
:( - Anne Bouey
Is the World Ready for A Food Truck Lego Set? - The Bold Italic - San Francisco - http://www.thebolditalic.com/article...
Is the World Ready for A Food Truck Lego Set? - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
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"Remember that Blue Bottle Coffee made from Legos? Well, this proposed gourmet food truck Lego set just might top it. The project was created by SpacySmoke on the Lego Ideas site and is loosely based on LA’s Kogi Trucks. Its features include a detailed serving center, kitchen, removable roof, and a wall that swings out, which helps if you have fat fingers like me. I’m guessing lines would be sold separately." - rönin from Bookmarklet
LEGO food poisoning! - Big Joe Silence
I think they're basing this off the city camper set that my son has. - rönin
Axent Wear | music, redesigned. - http://www.axentwear.com/
Axent Wear | music, redesigned.
LMAO - rönin from Bookmarklet
There's a time I totally would've wanted those. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Geez, and I thought they couldn’t possibly go any further after Stellar’s Marionette. http://www.allkpop.com/article... #kpop
Geez, and I thought they couldn’t possibly go any further after Stellar’s Marionette. http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/07/4l-four-ladies-release-two-more-19-videos-for-their-upcoming-move-mv #kpop
Keeping nails trimmed just to play a console game. Any guess as to which game?
Breaking Out The Broken English : Code Switch : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
Breaking Out The Broken English : Code Switch : NPR
"Because here's the thing. Nearly every Chinese immigrant I've met does, in fact, "talk like that," because it's almost impossible not to have a thick accent when your first language is as fundamentally phonetically different from English as Mandarin or Cantonese is. But it's equally true that every single Chinese-American kid born here I've met emphatically does not "talk like that." In fact, there isn't a Chinese-American accent the way there's a distinct cadence to how black Americans or Latino Americans talk. Most Chinese-Americans have a pitch-perfect "invisible" accent for wherever they live." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Interesting. I woulda said there's a bit of distinction between the English of (born here) Chinese-Americans and white Americans, but then again I haven't done blind tests. (Also, Arthur Chu++) - Andrew C (✔)
Fascinating. Though, I'd argue that in professional areas, there is a very distinct Chinese-American accent for native borns. It's stilted and rounded out by the up-turn end of a sentence. Chinese immigrants don't speak like that from my experience. Also amused by the 'broken English' thing. My husband does that with his mom, especially with Spanish words. - Anika
I remember meeting a girl in college who seemed to have a Chinese accent. I was surprised when she said she didn't speak Chinese. Born in SF though. I talk to my mom in a sort of broken English. When I say "Well..." it comes out sounding like "Wall..." - Rodfather from Android
I just listened to a good chunk of this Youtube clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch...) without watching it and maybe I have that "perceived accent" thing going on too, because when I just listened to it, I would have assumed the speakers were white. Aside from content of the speech, of course. - Andrew C (✔)
I think many people modify their accent/speech pattern based on environment. I know I do this a lot - much of it is unconscious. - Corinne L
Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | theguardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers | World news | theguardian.com
That's pretty f'd up. - rönin
Cyanide & Happiness #3534 - Explosm.net - http://explosm.net/comics...
Cyanide & Happiness #3534 - Explosm.net
Dawww... - rönin from Bookmarklet
How to defeat facial-recognition machines and look like a rock star | Ars Technica - http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...
How to defeat facial-recognition machines and look like a rock star | Ars Technica
"Brooklyn artist Adam Harvey has developed a low-tech solution to protect your privacy—fashioned even before the Snowden revelations—using makeup and hairstyles he says could defeat facial-recognition machines. Privacy enthusiasts must be willing to look like Marilyn Manson or a rocker from Kiss, but this method just might make you safe from the facial-recognition technology that is being embraced by everything from sports stadiums to the FBI." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Language School Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones - http://gawker.com/languag...
Language School Blogger Fired for Writing About Homophones
Are you f'in kidding me? "A social media specialist for a Utah language school that teaches English to non-native speakers says he was fired for writing a blog post about homophones—words that sound the same, but carry different meanings—because his boss was afraid readers would think it was about "gay sex."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Yeah, I'm not sure that person's boss is qualified to be running a school teaching English to anyone. - Jennifer Dittrich
Someone should teach that boss proper English language. - Joe
I gotta say, the baby memento book/ending credits in #TomodachiLife that you see when you send a kid off is really well done.
A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans - http://gizmodo.com/a-nest-...
A Nest of Copper Foam Lets This Tiny PC Run Silently Without Fans
*snort* So they finally thought of sticking a pot scrubber on top of a computer, eh? =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
CompuFro™ - Big Joe Silence
sudden urge to buy a Chia Pet - Kevin Johnson
Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons - Yahoo News - https://news.yahoo.com/pipe-br...
Pipe break that flooded UCLA dumps 20M gallons - Yahoo News
Dang, that's not gonna help w/the drought. "The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago. The flooding sent more than 20 million gallons of water cascading from a water main in the midst of California's worst drought in decades and as tough new state fines took effect for residents who waste water by hosing down driveways or using a hose without a nozzle to wash their car." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Nope. Except that parts of UCLA landscaping won't need watering for a while.... - Spidra Webster
Cyanide & Happiness #3470 - Explosm.net - http://explosm.net/comics...
Cyanide & Happiness #3470 - Explosm.net
Damn underwater levels. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Erotic Self-Help Book That Failed To Save Marriage Returned to NYPL 54 Years Later: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Erotic Self-Help Book That Failed To Save Marriage Returned to NYPL 54 Years Later: Gothamist
"Last year the NYPL received an overdue book with an original due date of August 17th, 1959. The book was Ideal Marriage, by Th.H. Van de Velde, M.D.—in it, the gynecologist focused "on the cultivation of the technique of eroticism as an art in marriage." The book was returned via mail, sent all the way from Arizona some 54 years later. No blushing involved, but an apology: "We found this book amongst my late brother-in-law's things. Funny thing is the book didn't support his efforts with his first (and only) marriage... it failed! No wonder he hid the book! So sorry!!"" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Heh. "This is why white people are so healthy." "@jHYtse: Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time. http://www.youtube.com/watch..."
Heh. "This is why white people are so healthy." "@jHYtse: Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEN4hcZutO0&feature=youtu.be"
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People Are Freaking the Hell Out About This Doll's Tiny Penis - http://gawker.com/people-...
People Are Freaking the Hell Out About This Doll's Tiny Penis
Huh, is this the first anatomically correct baby doll on the market? - rönin from Bookmarklet
My sisters had one growing up it had a tiny penis but lacked balls. - Steve C
Berserk (Reading - 335 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 335 of ? chapters - rönin
Yesterday wo Utatte (Reading - 66 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 66 of ? chapters - rönin
Working!! (Reading - 125 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 125 of ? chapters - rönin
Working!! (Reading - 124 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 124 of ? chapters - rönin
Vinland Saga (Reading - 104 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 104 of ? chapters - rönin
Toriko (Reading - 287 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 287 of ? chapters - rönin
Tonari no Seki-kun (Reading - 55 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 55 of ? chapters - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Reading - 64 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 64 of ? chapters - rönin
Pastel (Reading - 133 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 133 of ? chapters - rönin
One Punch-Man (Reading - 49 of ? chapters ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/manga...
Reading - 49 of ? chapters - rönin
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