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America's First Cat Cafe Is Open. Here's What It's Like Inside. -
America's First Cat Cafe Is Open. Here's What It's Like Inside.
"Cat Town Cafe became the first permanent cat cafe in the U.S. when it opened its doors last week in Oakland, California. Founded by cat lovers Adam Myatt and Ann Dunn, Cat Town Cafe is a "cross between a coffee shop and an adoption center," according to Mashable. The concept of cat cafes started in Taiwan with the idea that customers can enjoy a hot beverage and get in some quality cat time." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Cat Hiking Is A Real Thing. A Real, Wonderful Thing That You Can Experience -
Cat Hiking Is A Real Thing. A Real, Wonderful Thing That You Can Experience
"Every day at Best Friends animal sanctuary in southern Utah, cats are fitted up with a harness and leash and taken for an amble through the spectacular scenery. "The reality is a lot of these cats are going to spend the rest of their lives here," says Michelle Warfle, a former aerospace engineer who is now the cat manager at Best Friends Animal Society. "So we need to enrich their life as much as possible. And getting them outside is just fun for them."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Awww yeeaaahhhh!!!! =) @ConanOBrien: Tonight on #CONAN I play @CallofDuty: #AdvancedWarfare. Watch and become erect.
Apparently it's just Frogger w/more explosions. =) - rönin
Petty LaBelle
RT @gawker: Construction worker killed by tape measure that fell 50 stories.
RT @gawker: Construction worker killed by tape measure that fell 50 stories.
Yikes. - Jennifer Dittrich from iPhone
Damn. =( - rönin
Watch this moron jump on a whale carcass that’s being eaten by great white sharks | Rare -
"White dudes with dreads live in a different reality" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Dunkin' Donuts Finally Delivers On The Cronut Front: Gothamist -
Dunkin' Donuts Finally Delivers On The Cronut Front: Gothamist
"Their press release made it sound a little bit like they invented this thing: "Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing together two bakery favorites into one tasty treat... the Croissant Donut at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide beginning on Monday, November 3rd. Dunkin’ Donuts’ Croissant Donut features a delicate and flaky croissant ring that is glazed like a donut. We look forward to bringing this new, unique bakery item to our guests nationwide."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Another childhood milestone reached: Need to lock our computers now so it asks for pwd after wake from sleep. =p
pwd means print working directory. :) - Heisenberg
Ha, passwd? pass? I'm used to just using pwd. =) - rönin
Confusing. I used pwd for a variable the other day and changed it because of that. - Heisenberg
How Uber Is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles - -
How Uber Is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles -
"And Uber can only change Los Angeles’s car culture so much. In a nod to the city’s continued obsession with the status ride, the company recently implemented, in Los Angeles and Orange County only, UberPlus, with a fleet of BMWs and other luxury vehicles. Even with ride shares, what you pull up in matters. “If you’re going to the airport, you use UberX, who cares,” said Mr. Heitzler, the Venice artist. “But if you have to go to a party at the Chateau” — the see-and-be-seen celebrity-magnet Chateau Marmont — “you at least go black car. Or even a giant S.U.V. There’s nothing better than getting out of a giant S.U.V. at the Chateau by yourself.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sony Files Patent To Make TV Ads Into Video Games | Co.Design | business + design -
Sony Files Patent To Make TV Ads Into Video Games | Co.Design | business + design
"“McDonald’s! MC-DON-AAALLLDDSS!!” That’s the future of you sitting in front of your television, watching commercials, according to a new patent application from Sony. Interactive software streams to your television between pre-cut commercials, asking the viewer to actually engage with a brand for some sort of reward. In the case Sony’s proposal for this McDonald’s ad, saying the name allows you to skip the rest of the commercial. “I’M LOVIN’ IT, I PROMISE I’M LOVIN’ IT! NOW GET ME BACK TO CSI MIAMI!”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearance - The Washington Post -
Fanged deer pops up in Afghanistan, 60 years after its last appearance - The Washington Post
"It's aliiiiiiiiiive! Although the last reported sighting of the Kashmir musk deer was around 60 years ago, a Wildlife Conservation Society study confirms that these fanged beasts are still alive and kicking." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"But unfortunately, musk deer are prized by poachers for their scent glands, which are worth over $20,000 a pound on the black market. The musk has been used in traditional medicines and perfumes for centuries. This particular species is now endangered as a result of intense poaching and habitat loss, and the last time a scientific team spotted one was back in 1948." - rönin
AeroFarms Plans Aeroponic Farm in Newark to Grow Leafy Greens - Businessweek -
AeroFarms Plans Aeroponic Farm in Newark to Grow Leafy Greens - Businessweek
"The last thing you expect to find midway down a shadowy alley in downtown Newark, N.J., is a farm. But that’s exactly what’s inside the former Distinct 89 nightclub and lounge, which closed last year. Past cluttered tables and industrial rolls of fabric, the dance floor has been cleared to make room for a 15-foot-high stack of planters, each one 10 feet long, 3 feet wide, and a foot or two deep. Stranger still, there isn’t any soil beneath the leafy green vegetation bursting from the flower boxes. There’s only air." - rönin from Bookmarklet
This is pretty cool. "Earlier this year the company signed a 20-year lease on a 69,000-square-foot former steel factory two miles from the former nightclub in Newark’s Ironbound district. There, AeroFarms plans to expand to 70 employees from 15 and build an urban farm capable of turning out 1.5 million pounds of produce per year, enough to supply about 60,000 people without digging any... more... - rönin
Eugene Lee Yang - Problems Only Scorpion Understands -
LOL - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sweden, after IKEA tit-for-tat, hopes Israel ties will recover - Yahoo News -
"Sweden's decision triggered a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who said "relations in the Middle East are a lot more complex than the self-assembly furniture of IKEA"." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"In response, Wallstroem in an interview with CNN stayed with the metaphor involving Sweden's iconic furniture giant as she urged dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians. "I will be happy to send him a flat pack of IKEA furniture and he will also see that what you need to put that together is, first of all, a partner," she told CNN." - rönin
Apparently there’s a crap ton of Mechwarrior and/or good costume fans on Twitter cause my last RT is being RT’d/fav’d up the wazoo.
Oops, I meant second to last RT. - rönin from FFHound!
Inside Muji's Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Houses -
Inside Muji's Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Houses
"The Japanese retailer Muji has built a cult following by offering nearly any object you could want in your home for not much money and proportionately great design. Now, the company is offering one more item to its line of 7,500 housewares: Actual houses. And there's a very good economic reason for the ambitious new venture." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Apologizing to Japan - -
"Japan used to be a cautionary tale, but the rest of us have messed up so badly that it almost looks like a role model instead." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Re: [EngSub] Running Man Ep.218 - Guest: Oh Yeon Seo, Kim Ji Hoon, Jung Eun Ji || KShowOnline.Com || Watch Korean Shows Online with English Subtitles -
"I knew having KJK win twice in a row was too much to ask for. Excellent episode anyway, reminded me of the RM of old." - rönin
Lay Off the Artisanal Ice, You Ignorant Hipsters | Mother Jones -
Lay Off the Artisanal Ice, You Ignorant Hipsters | Mother Jones
Oh good grief. "Yes, artisanal ice is now a thing. In hipster meccas from Portland to Williamsburg, bars are serving up their drinks on extra-dense, extra-clear cubes, produced through a laborious process of freezing and carving. Cocktail connoisseurs swear the difference in flavor is worth the extra effort: In addition to being more aesthetically pleasing, the cubes' density and relatively large size mean they melt more slowly and dilute your drink less. But there's evidence that the fancy ice might not be the coolest thing ever to happen to the environment." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests - L.A. Times
"A new study finds that people who drank lots of milk were more likely to have bone fractures and to die at younger ages than people who drank less than one glass per day." - Victor Ganata
I've been on team yogurt/kefir/etc for years now. - Andrew C (✔)
All I know is milk tastes so much better (milky?) in Asia than it does here. - rönin from FFHound!
Well, we're only just learning about nutrition. The problem is that the dietary guidelines are totally written by Big Ag and they also provide a lot of the funding for studies, too. Moderation seems to be the key in everything. As far as I've been told, you don't need cow's milk specifically, what you need is calcium and vitamin D (and fat when you're still myelinating your central nervous system) and there are plenty of ways to get adequate amounts of those without having to drink lots of cow's milk. - Victor Ganata
So, the fact that I didn't drink milk as a kid while my brother drank close to a gallon a day didn't make me the nutrition slacker? Excellent! - Katy S
we give our kids a calcium supplement and make sure they eat fruit rich in potassium. - Big Joe Silence
OK Go - I Won't Let You Down - Official Video - YouTube -!
OK Go - I Won't Let You Down - Official Video - YouTube
This is a pretty cool video. I wonder what that thing they're riding on is. - rönin from Bookmarklet
75% of my Minecraft deaths have come via creeper. I hate those sneaky bastards. Last one blew me into a wall where I died via suffocation.
That'll teach me to try to while the night away by leaving the crafting window open and browsing the web until daytime. Closed the window to find myself face to face w/a creeper. Also, don't hide in sand caves when there are creepers about. - rönin
Souflikar -> Charles-Henri Sanson -> Marie Antoinette -> Reign of Terror. Was there anyone they didn't guillotine back then? Geez.
Jean-Paul Marat was not guillotined. - John (bird whisperer)
Heh, if he had lived long enough he probably would have been. - rönin
Wasn't the first time I'd heard of Charles-Henri Sanson. Been reading the beautifully drawn (although rather morbid) manga, Innocent by Shinichi Sakamoto but hadn't thought of looking up the actual person until today. - rönin
Paul Buchheit
Last friday I taped an iPhone to my head and ran around Paris capturing the most famous sights in a single (somewhat shaky) shot. Here's the video:
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*spot reserved for a later comment* - Micah from iPhone
Now we know what that 94 minute video was. :) - NOT THE CRICKET
that explain other FF posts, looking for tapes and where can one upload large video files ;-). - Tzury Bar Yochay
Yeah, I never did get the duct tape though, so I had to use clear packaging tape instead (with a sock stuffed between the iPhone and my hat to get the correctish angle). - Paul Buchheit
Patent it NOW - Josh Haley
Well, this is just genius! - Eric - Regulate
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - Regulate
Very Cool Paul! - Jeff P. Henderson
great and inspiring - Nenko Ivanov
this was perfect, I opened up my Paris map and followed you :) - İpek Aral
I'm surprised you were able to follow. I didn't have a map (my iPhone was taped to my head!) so I made a number of wrong turns, though the high-level route was pretty basic. - Paul Buchheit
Saw the vimeo on your stream and watched a little of it. Great stuff! Cool to see new iphone vid quality. (er 3gs? quality, hmm) Oh yeah, and enjoy Paris! - Jay
It's actually a 3GS, not an iphone 4. - Paul Buchheit
I think I might tape a photo of Paul with an iPhone taped to his head to my head because I want to get arrested for being a menace. - Akiva
You can fit an iPad on my forehead. - Josh Haley
Ahhh this explains the "ducktape in Paris" stuff LOL :D (that picture is full of geeky win!) - Susan Beebe
@Paul just curious how much battery did you have left after you were done recording? - BRҰANSAҰS
Something like 22%, as I recall. I had put the phone in airplane mode to reduce wireless consumption and also because I'm concerned that an incoming call would stop the video or something. - Paul Buchheit
Not bad. I guess you could get at least 2 hours of recording on one charge. - BRҰANSAҰS from BuddyFeed
Nice idea, OP - LANjackal
this is definitely on the list of 'quirkiest things ever done with an iPhone'. :-) - Olivia Lovag
this is so romantic - τorƍue
awesome, you just needed a gun and it would make a cool REAL-time FPS :) - Emil Kirichev
oh thanks you soo much!!! I love it! - Bojan Babic
surprisingly un-shaky - Sally Relton Shakespeare
Avg. speed: 9.48 km/h (9.23 mi in 94 min, see red track - Jérôme
Paul had the initial idea for Google Glass exactly two years before Google launched Glass. :) - Space Cowboy
Now, if only he had thought of Gmail. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I hope this isn't the start of a "people walk around cities w/smartphones taped to their hats" trend. - rönin
I hope it is - Mo Kargas
If so, it'll just be transitional until smartphones are replaced by glasses-phones. Or smart glasses. Do we have an official name for those yet? - Andrew C (✔)
Iphone taped to the forehead, what a nice way to show #IamAmerican abroad :) - непростые коротышки
first laugh of the day, ty a.t. - chaz2b
LOL, Google Glass back in the days. Monsieur: Martini? Great stuff as I was doing myself a lot of these then too... 9) - Zu from AOD
up di apprezzamento dall'Italia - naltro
Not quite last Friday. - Joe
TÉMOIGNAGE: Si vous voulez faire un prêt entre particulier merci prendre contacte ( ) avec cette MME D'HAVE qui m'a rendu le sourire aux lèvres. J'ai plusieurs collègues qui ont aussi reçus des prêts à son niveau sans problèmes au lieu de vous faire avoir par des individus mal intentionnés qui prennent pour travail à escroquer les innocents. Je publie ce... more... - josiane
Barking up the wrong trees, Laina. - Joe
Why every newborn you see on Facebook is wrapped in the same baby blanket - Quartz -
Why every newborn you see on Facebook is wrapped in the same baby blanket - Quartz
"The morning after my second daughter was born I took her picture—she was beautiful, serene—and posted it on Facebook. There was much my Facebook friends could surmise from the photo, and much that marketers could mine: her date of birth and her eye color and her name, for instance. But what they knew for certain was that Athena had been born at the hospital. The dead giveaway? The blanket. You’ve seen the one, whether you’ve had a baby or not: it is mostly white, with thick blue and thinner pink stripes at the edges. If you’re on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen it tens, maybe hundreds of times." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Some pretty ridiculous marbling going on. #TohokuFair #IwateWagyu
Some pretty ridiculous marbling going on. #TohokuFair #IwateWagyu
There's a bit of meat in the middle of all that fat! - Andrew C (✔)
Just pan-seared a piece tonight w/some smoked salt. Sooooo good. Two minutes on one side and one on the other was enough to give it a nice, crunchy crust while keeping the middle melty. Damn. I don't think I could handle a normal sized steak of this though. - rönin from FFHound!
These masks are kinda frightening. - rönin from Bookmarklet
who needs scary clowns when these exist? - Big Joe Silence
Next we'll have the scary clowns wearing these. - rönin
they'll have a stand off clowns vs emoji - Halil
And Now, Your Most Horrifying Stories Of Being Caught Masturbating -
And Now, Your Most Horrifying Stories Of Being Caught Masturbating
I, thankfully, have nothing to add to this collection. - rönin from Bookmarklet
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I just got felt up on my way home. Literally on my block. Waiting for the police now.
What the hell?! I hope they catch the perv. - Anika
*unlike* - bentley
Not cool. - Steven Perez
What!! - Mo Kargas
:-( - Stephan from iPhone
I'm so sorry. That happened to me once when living in SF. Such a skeevy thing to have happened. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Gotdambit! So sorry, doll. May he slip on a pile of shit and roll into a bed of barbed wire, el sucio. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Ugh! I hope they catch the creep. - vicster: hon. canadian
Thanks, everyone. I'm more angry than anything else so filing a police report gave me a sense of not letting it get to me too much. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh no! How are you doing? - Katy S
I'm glad you filed the report he's probably done that a lot and hopefully there are other reports & you will help him be caught. Filthy rat bastard :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's horrible! ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh, Z. So sorry you had to go through that. So FURIOUS at that piece of monkey dung who did it!! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks, everyone. I'm ok. Just keep replaying it in my head. Nothing I could have done that moment. I'm trying to deal. The cops were wonderful. A few of them were really good looking too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
wtf - Rodfather
(((Zulema))) I'm so sorry that happened. I hope they're able to find the person responsible. - Anne Bouey
:( Thank goodness you're ok. - rönin
Shit, how awful. I'm glad you're ok, and hope they catch the jackass. :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Can't really put into words how angry this made me. I promise you he got off very lightly. If I was there he would have been .. dismantled - Mo Kargas
I hope justice will be served. Sorry you went through this, Zulema. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ugh, terrible. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
glad you weren't hurt, beyond, you know, being groped. hope they catch him. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Thanks for filing the police report in the hope it helps others. - Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Are you feeling ok? - Mo Kargas
I'm mostly over it now. Can't let it rule my life. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Aerion AS2 Supersonic Jet Will Do London to New York in 4hrs | Digital Trends -
Aerion AS2 Supersonic Jet Will Do London to New York in 4hrs | Digital Trends
"Supersonic air travel could make a triumphant return in the near future, at least for a select few individuals with extremely healthy bank balances. The stunning Aerion AS2 jet is finally set to become a reality, thanks to a partnership between designers Aerion and Airbus." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Some pretty fancy ice scooper work @Mitsuwa_NJ #TohokuFair
Some pretty fancy ice scooper work @Mitsuwa_NJ #TohokuFair
Good thing there wasn't a line for this cause the guy takes like 5-10 minutes carefully crafting each one. =p - rönin
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