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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.
Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes - CNN.com - http://us.cnn.com/2014...
Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes - CNN.com
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This can't be a good sign... - rönin from Bookmarklet
Mop? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Add in some padded straps, and this turns into a theme park ride. - Joe
That pairs really well with this video of a 787 doing some demonstrations at an airshow last week: http://www.youtube.com/watch... - Brian Johns
try sitting on that for 14 hours over the Pacific ocean. they should install these in First Class. - Big Joe Silence
might as well make you pedal, too! - Big Joe Silence
Oh hell no. - Jenny H. from Android
"It says the saddle format will accommodate four seats into a space previously occupied by three." - but unless they did some magic with the already over capacity overhead compartments... - Andrew C (✔)
ask me again if i think the airlines actually give a damn about overhead compartment capacity or even passenger safety. they only care about liability and profit. - Big Joe Silence
After 3 cans of hornet spray and uprooting of 2 low shrubbery, that underground hornet nest is toast. Hopefully. Pray no zombie hornets.
Fortunately the spray does a good job of disorienting, if not outright killing, them. While I was ripping away the shrubs I could hear the ground buzzing which was freaky. - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 12 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 12 of 12 episodes - rönin
Pretty good series and the OP/ED are excellent and fit it quite well. A little odd that in its light-hearted moments it's basically a harem show. :p - rönin from FFHound!
Kill la Kill (Watching - 4 of 24 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 4 of 24 episodes - rönin
I was surprised to find this available on Netflix. And subbed at that. - rönin
Yeah, I saw it there and was happy. I only watched up to ep. 10 or 12 before. - Anika
Just caught up with #SidoniaNoKishi manga. Someone important’s gonna bite the dust soon, eh?
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 10 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 10 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Completed - 11 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 11 of 12 episodes - rönin
Congrats on your wedding & honeymoon in Germany! ;-p
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Hah who the hell is that? - Rodfather
Otae-san from Gintama. =) http://gintama.wikia.com/wiki... - rönin
RT @crunchyroll: NewS: Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Added to North American iTunes Store http://got.cr/UhISH1
RT @crunchyroll: NewS: Studio Ghibli Soundtracks Added to North American iTunes Store http://got.cr/UhISH1
RT @ihnatko: The $70 9-disc Blu-ray collection of Mel Brooks movies is just $22 today on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/gp... http://t.co/GtFtBH1WHI
RT @ihnatko: The $70 9-disc Blu-ray collection of Mel Brooks movies is just $22 today on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007LNBS2I?ie=UTF8&camp=213733&creative=393185&creativeASIN=B007LNBS2I&linkCode=shr&tag=andihnscelwas-20&linkId=JXJ7HWZQ2MC627SR&creativeASIN=B007LNBS2I&linkId=TUGJLUEIO7YSDZU7 http://t.co/GtFtBH1WHI
The 5 Most Disastrous Marketing Failures of All Time | Cracked.com - http://www.cracked.com/article...
The 5 Most Disastrous Marketing Failures of All Time | Cracked.com
Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - life - 16 July 2014 - New Scientist - http://www.newscientist.com/article...
Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy - life - 16 July 2014 - New Scientist
"Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place." - rönin from Bookmarklet
The Data of Hate - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
The Data of Hate - NYTimes.com
"In the 1930s, Arthur F. Raper reported a correlation between bad economic conditions and lynchings of blacks. This led many scholars to the intuitive conclusion that people turn to hate because their lives are going poorly. But evidence is increasingly casting doubt on this idea. In 2001, the political scientists Donald P. Green, Laurence H. McFalls and Jennifer K. Smith used more data and found that there was actually no relationship between lynchings and economic hardship. Lynchings actually fell during the Great Depression. The economist Alan B. Krueger has shown that terrorists are not disproportionately poor. And the economists Roland G. Fryer Jr. and Steven D. Levitt found that Ku Klux Klan members were actually better educated than the typical American." - rönin from Bookmarklet
A Virginia Man Is Trying To Claim 800 Miles Of Land In Africa So His Daughter Can Feel Like A Princess - http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhat...
A Virginia Man Is Trying To Claim 800 Miles Of Land In Africa So His Daughter Can Feel Like A Princess
What in the world... "This is Emily Heaton. Her dad, Jeremiah, just bought her a "kingdom" in Africa. It's an 800-square-mile stretch of desert in North Africa. Many have tried to take the unclaimed land, which lies between Sudan and Egypt, over the past 100 years. But Heaton believes that he now rightfully owns the area because he traveled there and planted a flag." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 7 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 6 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 9 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 9 of 12 episodes - rönin
Sidonia no Kishi (Watching - 8 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 8 of 12 episodes - rönin
Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/billion...
Billionaire's breakup plan would chop California into six states - Yahoo News
"One state, to be called Silicon Valley, would include the tech hub along with the San Francisco Bay Area. Jefferson, named after the third U.S. president, would encompass the northernmost region. The state capital of Sacramento would be in North California, while South California would be made up of San Diego and the eastern suburbs of Los Angeles. L.A. itself would be part of a state called West California." - rönin from Bookmarklet
A war would quickly ensue between the new states for the necessary resources. Just like happened for AT&T and Standard Oil. - Todd Hoff
I assume he wants Crimea. - Eric - Back to the Grill
RT @futterish: Skylanders of the humid element are stronger in this zone.
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes
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RT @alyankovic: WORLD PREMIERE! New music video #WordCrimes up now!! #MandatoryFun #8videos8days http://smarturl.it/WordCri...
Weird Al's 'Blurred Lines' parody skewers Reddit and doge for grammar crimes | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
"Weird Al plans to release a new music video every day for eight straight days, and for day two he's taking on Robin Thicke's infectious (and controversial) single "Blurred Lines." Al's version is called "Word Crimes," and it's a general send-up of people with poor grammar. "If you can't write in the proper way / if you don't know how to conjugate," Al opens, "maybe you flunked that class / and maybe now you find that people mock you online." Al eventually delves into some brief grammar lessons, so you might actually learn a thing or two about parts of speech by listening." - rönin from Bookmarklet
So good, so so good. - rönin
YEAH! - Big Joe Silence
Google signs deal to put sensors directly on your eye | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
"Google and Novartis have this morning announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of the smart contact lens that was unveiled by Google X in January. Using non-invasive sensors, the lens promises to analyze tear fluid in the eye to provide constant measurements of a person's blood glucose levels. Those can then be sent wirelessly to a mobile device and help diabetics manage their disease more easily." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Beyond the prospective benefits for diabetes sufferers, Novartis sees potential for this technology to also help "restore the eye's natural autofocus" through more advanced applications such as implanting the lens directly into the eye. Today's agreement doesn't change the fact that this is a long-term development project that will take a long time to produce results, but Google's glucose-tracking smart lens is now on a definite path to commercialization." - rönin
The Gunfighter on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/79306807
LMAO. "Just another period western meta comedy short film. Featuring the mellifluous voice of Nick Offerman." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Jeebus, why do weather alert notifications sent to our phones have to be accompanied by an apocalyptic siren? It’s just freakin’ heavy rain.
Social Media Stars Use Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr to Build Their Career - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Social Media Stars Use Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr to Build Their Career - NYTimes.com
Am I missing out by not following these people? Never heard of any of 'em. "In an era of new economies, this may be one of the most curious: the network that has sprung up to help the follower-laden stars of Instagram, Vine, Pinterest and other social media services make money by connecting them with brands wanting to advertise to their audiences. People like Mr. Lachtman and his co-founder, Rob Fishman, run what may be seen as a parallel universe to Hollywood, one in which shares and likes matter more than box-office sales and paparazzi shots. Here, authenticity — a word that comes up often in this arena — trumps a Photoshop-perfect facade or publicist-approved message." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. - NYTimes.com
"In September, Louis Cherry, an architect here, received a building permit and the necessary approvals to begin constructing a house for himself and his wife, Marsha Gordon, on an empty lot in Oakwood, a historic district in Raleigh. The neighborhood features a variety of architectural styles, from postwar bungalows to Greek Revivals, shotguns to Queen Annes. Construction began in October and the home, modern but modestly so, is nearly complete. But it is also at risk of demolition. Not because of a tornado or termites or some other natural disaster, but because one of his neighbors doesn’t want it there." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"A small group of Oakwood neighbors, who call themselves the Oak City Preservation Alliance, rallied to the cause. The actions of Ms. Wiesner and her allies have created “such a weird hysteria in the neighborhood,” Mr. Cherry told me. “Words like ‘holocaust’ have been used in reference to the idea that our house could inspire a rash of tear-downs which could then be replaced with modern... more... - rönin
"In a historic district like Oakwood, the preservation guidelines discourage attempts to build new Victorians and instead support contemporary design. This reflects the prevailing view of historic preservationists who frown on the practice of designing new buildings to look as if they’re old. And indeed, Ms. Wiesner’s arduous efforts to save Oakwood from the Cherry-Gordon house aren’t garnering the support of those whom she claims to speak for — the historic preservationists." - rönin
"Ms. Wiesner, who works in real estate, has also argued that having a modern house on the block will adversely affect the resale value of her own home. Here, too, Mr. Howard begs to differ: “The Cherry house doesn’t bring her property value down; in fact, it probably has a more positive affect on the neighborhood than Wiesner’s. Her house is two-thirds bungalow and one-third Victorian... more... - rönin
Weird Al, Tacky: parody of Pharrell’s Happy features Jack Black, Kristen Schall, Aisha Tyler (VIDEO). - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Weird Al, Tacky: parody of Pharrell’s Happy features Jack Black, Kristen Schall, Aisha Tyler (VIDEO).
"Three years since his last studio album, “Weird Al” Yankovic has returned with Mandatory Fun, which will feature parodies of Miley Cyrus, Lorde, and, of course, the reigning pop queen, Iggy Azalea. His first video from the album has arrived, and it takes on a ubiquitous hit from earlier this year, Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
This I just so wrong. And I thought the Asian food mart prices in Flushing for lychee were bad. http://twitpic.com/e87ctz
This I just so wrong. And I thought the Asian food mart prices in Flushing for lychee were bad. http://twitpic.com/e87ctz
Work Out, Then the Wok - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Work Out, Then the Wok - NYTimes.com
"Just before 9 a.m. every workday — he has Friday and Saturday off — Mr. Wong stakes out the same patch of sidewalk on the southwest corner of Ninth Avenue and 46th Street outside Zen Palate, the restaurant where he is a chef. The area smells of kitchen grease and car exhaust, and the gum-pocked sidewalk is littered with cigarette butts. It was already heating up on Tuesday when a shirtless Mr. Wong stepped out of the kitchen door. He kicked off his sandals by the curb and, clad only in shorts, began an exercise routine that has become a neighborhood ritual. With the city bustling around him, he started off with some stretching, then arm-swings, then squats, often using the street furniture, like streetlights and benches, as his gym equipment." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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