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rønin

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.
Been rewatching Running Man from eps 1. Even funnier the second time around.
Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2015...
Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders | WIRED
Was attracted to the article by the title. Unfortunately reality wasn't as interesting. =p - rønin
The marine life? The Schwinn bicycle? Something else? - Spidra Webster
Well I was hoping it really was about the marine animal. =) - rønin
apparently it's the slang term for their cell phone signal interceptor tech. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Their Dying Wishes - NYTimes.com - http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015...
Their Dying Wishes - NYTimes.com
"Visiting with Mr. C. taught me that my specialty as a hospice volunteer is fulfilling last requests. We, the living, might list our aspirations for the future as a mental “bucket list,” an elaborate, bullet-pointed chronicle of the foreign countries we’ll visit or the magnificent adventures we’ll light out on. We do this because we think we’ll get a timely warning of when to buy the plane ticket, and we assume that our bodies will be strong enough to pursue last adventures. These hopes allow us to push death as far into the future as possible, to bargain with ourselves for more time to check things off the list. But for many of my patients it doesn’t work out that way. By the time I meet them, they know that their days are few. Their prognosis has curtailed the future they’ve imagined and stripped away all but what is most essential. My patients fear dying alone or in pain, and they want me to see them as they see themselves — as people who have had careers and families and rich... more... - rønin from Bookmarklet
Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson - Forbes - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson - Forbes
"Over time the demands and expectations of fans looking to Notch to keep the monster hit going turned him into a self-conscious wreck. So three months ago Persson pushed it all away, completing the sale of Minecraft to Microsoft MSFT -1.37% for $2.5 billion in cash. His 71% stake in Mojang, the company behind Minecraft, made him a new, and particularly flush, member of the FORBES World’s Billionaires list. So with well over half his life ahead of him, the man who created an entire universe, whose persona was synonymous with it and who received the wrath of his community for abandoning it, must now figure out exactly who he is. The results so far are unimpressive, as he’s mostly acted like a dog chasing cars. When Persson decided to buy a house in Beverly Hills, he went for a $70 million, 23,000-square-foot megamansion, the most expensive home ever in an enclave known for them. He’s become known for spending upwards of $180,000 a night at Las Vegas nightclubs. He and Mojang cofounder... more... - rønin from Bookmarklet
Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free | Adweek
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"Stock photos have a bad rap. They're campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what's great about them is they're often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate. Enter the new Vince Vaughn movie Unfinished Business, which comes out Friday. Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with iStock by Getty Images to create a set of stock photos featuring Vaugh along with co-stars Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco and others. The film's synopsis sounds right up Vince's alley: "What began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable—and unimaginable—way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit." Twelve images are being made available for free download—for editorial use only—over three weeks." - rønin from Bookmarklet
I love this. - Tamara J. B.
California Homes Raided in Investigation Into Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’ - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
California Homes Raided in Investigation Into Chinese ‘Birth Tourism’ - NYTimes.com
Surprised it's taken so long. "In an effort to gather evidence about three illegal “birth tourism” businesses for wealthy Chinese women, Homeland Security agents Tuesday morning raided 37 locations in Southern California. According to affidavits unsealed Tuesday, the businesses arranged for pregnant women to come to the United States on tourist visas so that their babies would be American citizens, entitled to United States birth certificates and passports. Many Chinese families look ahead to another benefit as well: When the children turn 21, they can apply for their parents to become legal residents of the United States." - rønin from Bookmarklet
A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind - The Washington Post - http://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind - The Washington Post
"First, Scheuermann began by controlling a robotic arm and accomplishing tasks such as feeding herself a bar of chocolate and giving high fives and thumbs ups. Then, researchers learned that -- surprisingly -- Scheuermann was able to control both right-hand and left-hand prosthetic arms with just the left motor cortex, which is typically responsible for controlling the right-hand side. After that, Scheuermann decided she was up for a new challenge, according to Prabhakar. - rønin from Bookmarklet
Starting to think it’s impossible to get through a car service w/out dropping at least half a grand on repairs.
Also a lil' irritating when the labor to parts cost ratio is 4:1. - rønin
It's true. - Eric - Let Me Know
Also annoying when everything has to be done in pairs. Can't just fix the one leaky shock/replace one worn tire, gotta do at least two. And realign, realign after everything. - rønin
Woman can't make her friend's birthday party, so she sent a surrogate. | Friends | Happy Place - http://happyplace.someecards.com/friends...
Woman can't make her friend's birthday party, so she sent a surrogate. | Friends | Happy Place
"Marissa Rosado of Oakland was invited to her friend Holly Langley's birthday party, but it was too last-minute for her to attend. To make up for it, she did what any lunatic with access to the app TaskRabbit would do: post an add for an actor to pretend to be her at the party instead. "I thought, 'What if I send someone in my place?" Rosado tells ABC. "What if I make this person say they're me and they know all my friends and our history? Wouldn't that be hilarious?' They didn't have to look like me, I even said it would be funnier if it were a man." She didn't get a man, but she did get a woman who was a different ethnicity and 15 years older than her, Los Angeles actress DaVette See." - rønin from Bookmarklet
That whole story is just weird. I mean...their reactions seem so abnormal. - Anika
These are the people taking over my Town. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Introducing Japanese "Wine" for, Uh, Cats - http://kotaku.com/introdu...
Introducing Japanese "Wine" for, Uh, Cats
"Today in Japan, bottled wine created especially for cats goes on sale. This is not a joke. Apparently. Pet supplement company B&H Lifes is rolling out "wine exclusively for cats" that is called "Nyan Nyan Nouveau." In Japanese, "nyan nyan" (ニャンニャン) can refer to a cat's meow as well as people screwing. Here, it refers to cats. "Nouveau" appears to evoke Beaujolais Nouveau, which is quite popular in Japan. And no, Nyan Nyan Nouveau doesn't have any alcohol in it—much like Japanese "kid's beer" doesn't contain any actual booze. As noted on Sankei Biz, the drink does contain juice made from Cabernet grapes, Vitamin C as well as catnip for a beverage that supposedly tastes like red wine." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin' - http://m.livescience.com/49957-n...
Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'
Meet 2 New Spider Species: 'Skeletorus' and 'Sparklemuffin'
"Two gorgeous new species of peacock spiders nicknamed "Skeletorus" and"Sparklemuffin" have been discovered in Australia, according to a new report. Peacock spiders are so-named because of their bright colors and their dancelike, courtship rituals." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Say no more! - Album on Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery/snx8w
Say no more! - Album on Imgur
Say no more! - Album on Imgur
Say no more! - Album on Imgur
Dang... - rønin from Bookmarklet
Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off - http://gizmodo.com/finally...
Finally: A Wearable That Lets You Charge Your Gadgets by Jerking Off
I guess it was inevitable. =p "We've all shaken a fitness tracker or two in our lives to beat the system. But now, Pornhub is making a wearable meant for just that—shaking. And beating. It's called the Wankband, and it lets you charge your gadgets by jacking off. It was only a matter of time." - rønin from Bookmarklet
"Of course, the amount of power it generates is almost definitely not going to be enough to give anything a full charge. But with the right attitude, days to kill, and a lock on your mom's basement door, we're sure you can persevere." - rønin
Megan Lee to Star in Nickelodeon K-pop Musical Series, ‘Make It Pop’ | KoreAm Journal - http://iamkoream.com/megan-l...
Megan Lee to Star in Nickelodeon K-pop Musical Series, ‘Make It Pop’ | KoreAm Journal
"Co-created by executive producers Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon, Make It Pop is a half-hour musical comedy series that follows three teenage girls who meet as roommates at an international boarding school and bond over their shared love for K-pop. With the help of a fellow schoolmate, the girls eventually form a K-pop band that gains school-wide recognition as they compete for a spot in the upcoming school musical." - rønin from Bookmarklet
I've been ignoring this for months. - Anika
I'm skeptical. - rønin
The Chork :: Chopsticks & Fork - http://thechork.com/
The Chork :: Chopsticks & Fork
-_- - rønin from Bookmarklet
Hahaha! That's ridiculous. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Isn't there a feng shui principle not to point sharp things at yourself? (Also a common sense principle, I guess) - Andrew C (✔)
Chork. _dead_ - Kevin Johnson from Android
The hell, leave for an hour and suddenly it's all about the llamas. Shama llama ding dong.
You’d think after the 15th+ time trying to reset my email pwd this guy would finally figure out that it’s not his email address.
‘World’s Most Expensive’ Scoop of Ice Cream Honestly Sounds Pretty Gross -- Grub Street - http://www.grubstreet.com/2015...
‘World’s Most Expensive’ Scoop of Ice Cream Honestly Sounds Pretty Gross -- Grub Street
"If the $817 price tag doesn't make you queasy, then maybe you can also stomach the ingredients that go into a Black Diamond, a scoop of ice cream from Dubai's Scoopi Cafe that's being billed as the world's most expensive. Owner Zubin Doshi theoretically took five weeks to select exactly the right exotic ingredients, and here's what he came up with: Madagascar vanilla bean for the ice cream, threads of Iranian saffron, and black truffle from Italy. There's also 23-karat gold leaf on top, because when you put together a super-expensive gimmick menu item, you're legally required to include gold leaf. Also par for the course is a fancy dish customers can take home. In the case of the Black Diamond, it's a bowl from Versace." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Zigeunerweisen Op.20 guitar duel The Commander-In-Chief feat. Thomas Valeur - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Zigeunerweisen Op.20 guitar duel The Commander-In-Chief feat. Thomas Valeur
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Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso The Commander In Chief & Craig Ogden - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso The Commander In Chief & Craig Ogden
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New Video Parodies San Francisco's Coffee Obsession - The Bold Italic - San Francisco - http://www.thebolditalic.com/article...
New Video Parodies San Francisco's Coffee Obsession - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
"If you took coffee away from the people of San Francisco, I’m pretty sure the city would grind to a halt. Whether you go to Trouble Coffee, Philz, Peet’s, or some other local java spot, there’s no doubt that, like most San Franciscans, you’re fiercely loyal to your brew. Trying to get your coffee and get out in under two minutes is a whole different ballgame though. People want nonfat milk or almond milk, a shot of espresso, a dollop of low-fat whip cream on the side — a slew of custom options that makes buying a cup of coffee slower than taking Muni. In a new video from Everything But the News, a dude orders some coffee and gets way more than he bargained for." - rønin from Bookmarklet
The heck? Why does Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D go for so much used?
Ad of the Day: Hello Flo Targets Moms With Painfully Funny 'Postpartum: The Musical' | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/news...
Ad of the Day: Hello Flo Targets Moms With Painfully Funny 'Postpartum: The Musical' | Adweek
"The company has had two hilarious viral successes in advertising its Period Starter Kit for girls—with "Camp Gyno" (10 million YouTube views) and "First Moon" (30 million YouTube views) setting the bar for pubescent period humor. But Hello Flo has expanded its product line, and now expands its advertising focus, too. Its latest video pushes the "New Mom Kit," but while the target audience may be older, the humor remains just as irreverent. It's a short mockumentary called "Postpartum: The Musical," and it stars a new mom who's so traumatized by the first few months of motherhood that she writes a musical about the experience—warts and all." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Indictment of New York Officer Divides Chinese-Americans - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
Indictment of New York Officer Divides Chinese-Americans - NYTimes.com
"For Chinese immigrants in New York City and elsewhere, recent events have provided an opportunity for a rare public reckoning with one of their adopted country’s most volatile fault lines. Though Officer Liang and one of the two New York officers killed in an anti-police ambush in December shared a Chinese heritage, Chinese-Americans have so far figured little in the debates over police misconduct and racial injustice that have roiled the country. Now Chinese-Americans, too, find themselves divided." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Tourists charter plane after car keys confiscated | Stuff.co.nz - http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-pre...
Tourists charter plane after car keys confiscated | Stuff.co.nz
Wait a minute, it's legal to confiscate another motorists car keys in NZ? There'd be a lot of dead people if that was allowed/practiced here. =p "A Chinese family on holiday in New Zealand had to continue their journey by chartered plane after a fellow motorist confiscated their car keys. A baby was on board the southbound vehicle heading to Franz Josef on the West Coast last night when a driver behind them spotted the vehicle travelling on the wrong side of the road." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Fighting PMS gets the awesome music video it deserves - http://www.dailydot.com/lifesty...
Fighting PMS gets the awesome music video it deserves
Way too much production value went into this than it deserves. ;-p "There is no more universal theme for women than the sheer agony of having her period each month and all nasty side effects that come with it. That’s why Korean pop star Lizzy’s video for her song “Good Bye (PMS)” is so relatable and makes you wonder how someone hadn’t already done it." - rønin
Lake Erie is frozen—and the photos are stunning - http://www.dailydot.com/lol...
Lake Erie is frozen—and the photos are stunning
"Lake Eerie reportedly became 100 percent frozen on Monday for the first time since 1996. Frigid temperatures brought a plate of ice estimated to be between 16 and 24 inches thick. More arctic weather is on tap for the week, and total Great Lakes ice coverage could reach record-setting levels. Erie freezes wholly because it is comparatively shallow relative to other Great Lakes; its average depth is 62 feet, whereas Lake Ontario's is 282 feet. Here's the massive ice cube, as shown through viral Twitter photos." - rønin from Bookmarklet
RT @felix: I feel like computers, vectors, grids, and the search for perfection in design has taken out the beauty of unique, handmade and imperfect.
Who Can Save the Grand Canyon? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cu...
Who Can Save the Grand Canyon? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
"When Teddy Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument, in 1908, he famously said: “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” In that sense, the Escalade is a thumb in TR’s eye. Covering hundreds of acres on Navajo Reservation land, it is arguably the most intrusive development ever proposed for the Grand Canyon—a $500 million to $1.1 billion recreation and transport facility featuring a 1.4-mile tramway equipped with eight-passenger gondolas that would carry as many as 10,000 people a day down to the river confluence, with new roads, hotels, gift shops, restaurants and other attractions. The developer—Confluence Partners LLC, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based investment group whose members’ ventures include real estate, resorts and theme parks—says construction of the Escalade could begin as early as this year." - rønin from Bookmarklet
No one. it will be filled with cliff condo's, trash, and anything else that can be thrown in to a big gash in the earth without anyone really caring. - Me
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run : Reason.com - http://reason.com/blog...
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run : Reason.com
"Four years ago cops from the King's County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington busted into the home of Dustin Theoharis and shot the unarmed man 16 times as he lay in bed. Theoharis had at least a dozen surgeries but survived. He sued the county, settling for $3 million, and has also sued the DOC. Both the county and the department have ruled the shootings justified, despite the lack of a firearm and the fact that the two cops shot a man 16 times as he lay in bed." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Yeah we are all screwed. Protect the police and corporations.. its what the new US is all about. - Me
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