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ronin

ronin

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.
I keep waiting for the other hammer to fall in #Wolfsmund cause there's no way this rebellion ends in a nice lil' victory for the rebels.
.@DiSOSNYC That crab cake sandwich + rice balls really hit the spot. Not just saying that cause I was starving. Need a nap now though. ;-p
Resegregation in the American South - The Atlantic - http://www.theatlantic.com/feature...
Resegregation in the American South - The Atlantic
"Tuscaloosa’s school resegregation—among the most extensive in the country—is a story of city financial interests, secret meetings, and angry public votes. It is a story shaped by racial politics and a consuming fear of white flight. It was facilitated, to some extent, by the city’s black elites. And it was blessed by a U.S. Department of Justice no longer committed to fighting for the civil-rights aims it had once championed." - ronin from Bookmarklet
How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained) | TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/2014...
How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained) | TechCrunch
Massive article but well worth the read, especially if you live/work in that area. "Today, the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world’s most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse people who have helped create it. At least that’s the story you’ve read in hundreds of articles lately. It doesn’t have to be this way. But everyone who lives in the Bay Area today needs to accept responsibility for making changes where they live so that everyone who wants to be here, can." - ronin from Bookmarklet
Captain Harlock (Completed - 1 of 1 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 1 of 1 episodes - ronin
That was one of the most non-sensical movies I've seen in quite awhile now. Nice-looking in parts I guess but CG still can't get over that uncanny valley issue yet. - ronin
Brooklyn Woman’s Mom Accidentally Steals Car -- Daily Intelligencer - http://nymag.com/daily...
Brooklyn Woman’s Mom Accidentally Steals Car -- Daily Intelligencer
"Is this your car or do you know whose it is? Looking for the owner who potentially wears a lot of necklaces and enjoys San Pellegrino sodas. I didn't steal your car but I think my mom may have. It's a long story. I'll explain, but your car is safe and sound." - ronin from Bookmarklet
Artist turns game characters into traditional Japanese woodblock prints - Imgur - http://imgur.com/gallery/n3WIs
Artist turns game characters into traditional Japanese woodblock prints - Imgur
Artist turns game characters into traditional Japanese woodblock prints - Imgur
5 Types of Movie Adaptations That Must Be Stopped | Cracked.com - http://www.cracked.com/blog...
5 Types of Movie Adaptations That Must Be Stopped | Cracked.com
"Hollywood needs to lose the delusion that it’s capable of improving Japanese horror films." - ronin from Bookmarklet
They do - Shevonne from iPhone
Domino’s just replaced its pizza crust with fried chicken - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2014...
Domino’s just replaced its pizza crust with fried chicken - Salon.com
*cry* "Last December, in Israel, Domino’s introduced a cheese-free pizza after a vocal vegan lobby successfully convinced the company it was what the people wanted. Here in the U.S., what the people apparently wanted was a pizza made with fried chicken instead of dough. Wish granted. The pizza chain Monday announced its newest menu item: Specialty Chicken (motto: “Failure is an option”). It’s a “delicious” combo of sauce, cheese and toppings spread over “12 bites of lightly breaded, 100 percent whole breast white meat chicken.”" - ronin from Bookmarklet
Ugh, no. - Jenny H. from Android
BBC News - A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia
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Fantastic photos. "The Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia are the only people that hunt with golden eagles, and today there are around 400 practising falconers. Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress." - ronin from Bookmarklet
"The eagles are not bred in captivity, but taken from nests at a young age. Female eaglets are chosen since they grow to a larger size - a large adult might be as heavy as seven kilos, with a wingspan of over 230cm. After years of service, on a spring morning, a hunter releases his mature eagle a final time, leaving a butchered sheep on the mountain as a farewell present. "That's how... more... - ronin
First attempt at soy sauce glazed pork ribs. Came out pretty well. http://instagram.com/p...
First attempt at soy sauce glazed pork ribs. Came out pretty well. http://instagram.com/p/m0Y6HPsACg/
"Disgusting!," Cry Legal Experts: Is This The Lowest A Top U.S. Law Firm Has Ever Stooped? - http://www.forbes.com/sites...
"Disgusting!," Cry Legal Experts: Is This The Lowest A Top U.S. Law Firm Has Ever Stooped?
"Where imperial Japan’s atrocities are concerned, however, at least one top U.S. law firm hasn’t been so choosy. In what is surely one of the most controversial civil suits ever filed in the United States, the Los Angeles office of Chicago-based Mayer Brown is trying to prove that the so-called comfort women – the sex slaves used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II – were no more than common prostitutes." - ronin from Bookmarklet
"Should Mayer Brown have taken on this suit? Here is the opinion of the prominent First Amendment attorney Marc Randazza: “Every law firm gets confronted (on a pretty regular basis) with the question: ‘should I put my name on this?’ That soul searching comes into play when you wonder, ‘is this honorable?’ You know when it is, and when it isn’t. I’m not talking about representing a... more... - ronin
How it Feels to Be an Engineer in the Corporate World - CollegeHumor Video - http://www.collegehumor.com/embed...
How it Feels to Be an Engineer in the Corporate World - CollegeHumor Video
*dead* "We need you to draw seven red lines. All of them strictly perpendicular; some with green ink and some with transparent. Can you do that?" - ronin from Bookmarklet
So True! - Steve C
you just wanna slap the bastards - Eddy63
Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation (Watching - 2 of 12 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 2 of 12 episodes - ronin
Shocker: The most-deaf musicians aren't rockers - CNET - http://www.cnet.com/news...
"The steps required to minimize the risks are easy and inexpensive, but large numbers of musicians are going deaf. And you'd probably think thrash metal bands would lead the pack, but in fact, classical musicians suffer the most. Kanters explained that an orchestra can get as loud as a rock band, and classical musicians usually play and practice a lot more, so their exposure over time is greater. Kanters added that everybody's physiology is different, so individuals suffer different kinds of hearing loss at different rates." - ronin from Bookmarklet
i coulda told you this. i started out as a violinist. - Big Joe Silence
First time I've ever seen one of these @ local YMCA. Spins your sopping wet swim trunks into practically dry in half a minute. So awesome. http://instagram.com/p...
First time I've ever seen one of these @ local YMCA. Spins your sopping wet swim trunks into practically dry in half a minute. So awesome. http://instagram.com/p/mySeorMADl/
Strange, had all of 2hrs sleep last night but still going strong. Those 1.5 glasses of iced Viet coffee w/dinner must’ve been hella strong.
Is it just me or has Flickr stats been wonky this past week? I'd been typically getting a few hundred views/day for a while but 6 out of the last 7 days have dipped down below 100/day. Yesterday and today it started climbing again. The hell's going on over there?
Hyperbole and a Half: Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010...
Hyperbole and a Half: Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving
"Packing all of your belongings into a U-Haul and then transporting them across several states is nearly as stressful and futile as trying to run away from lava in swim fins." - ronin from Bookmarklet
Nisekoi (Watching - 13 of 20 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 13 of 20 episodes - ronin
Nisekoi (Watching - 12 of 20 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Watching - 12 of 20 episodes - ronin
Inside Taiwan's NSFW Sex-Themed Restaurant - http://kotaku.com/inside-...
Inside Taiwan's NSFW Sex-Themed Restaurant
I guess this shouldn't surprise me after the toilet/poo themed restaurant. - ronin from Bookmarklet
And wait a minute, there's been a toilet-themed restaurant in LA since last year and no one here has gone and reported in yet? I'm disappointed. ;-p http://la.eater.com/archive... - ronin
There's something funny about that y. - Professor A.I.
How Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Driving Up the Price of Limes - http://gizmodo.com/how-mex...
How Mexico's Drug Cartels Are Driving Up the Price of Limes
"A lime shortage is threatening the U.S. food and beverage industry, with some bars and restaurants jacking up drink prices, charging extra for a slice—or refusing to serve the citrus at all. But there's another reason to rethink that margarita: The pricey limes you're buying from Mexico might be supporting drug violence." - ronin from Bookmarklet
10 Most Bad-Ass Signature Moves In Anime - http://animation.io9.com/10-most...
10 Most Bad-Ass Signature Moves In Anime
I'm the 11th. - Akiva
Gonna try out this screen config for awhile. Feels weird cause the two vertically oriented screens just tower over everything.
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The extra vertical real estate for browsing really is pretty sweet. Making more use of separate Spaces on each monitor as well. - ronin
Also nice to get back some horizontal desk space but I lose the space under the displays to put stuff which is not so good. - ronin
I've always wanted to try a similar configuration with a larger middle monitor. Desk real estate not currently permitting, unfortunately. - (Curtis/Alan) Jackson
Yeah I think this would be ideal w/like a 27" middle display. - ronin
Another bonus, the built-in mem card slots are now conveniently situated at the top of the screens. - ronin
Scientists regenerate vital immune system organ in mice | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
"The aging process can be slowed, but it's an inexorable deterioration, as our bodies stop repairing the organs we need to survive. But researchers at the University of Edinburgh have managed to regenerate at least one organ in mice by tweaking a single gene. The team targeted the thymus, an organ responsible for incubating the white blood cells — called T cells — that attack infections. The thymus is crucial in immune system development, but it's also one of the first organs to atrophy in otherwise healthy humans." - ronin from Bookmarklet
"Scientists have previously increased thymus size by castrating animals, but the structure remains "old." By contrast, these mice, they concluded, had thymuses that closely resembled ones that had not yet started to deteriorate. "The exciting thing really is the manner in which it is done," co-author Nick Bredenkamp tells the BBC. "We've targeted a single gene and we've been able to regenerate an entire organ."" - ronin
Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/chinese...
Chinese man covered with 460,000 bees for honey stunt - Yahoo News
"A Chinese beekeeper covered his semi-naked body in more than 460,000 bees for a publicity stunt aimed at selling more of his honey, he told AFP Thursday, using a technique known as "bee bearding". She Ping, a 34-year-old honey merchant from the southwestern Chinese metropolis of Chongqing, covered himself in bees that collectively weighed more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds) in a display for a group of French photographers on Wednesday, he said." - ronin from Bookmarklet
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