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Iraqis Identify Prisoner as Chinese Islamist Fighter - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
Iraqis Identify Prisoner as Chinese Islamist Fighter - NYTimes.com
"The Iraqi Defense Ministry has posted on its Facebook page photographs that it says show a captured Chinese man who was fighting on behalf of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni jihadist group. Iraqi officials have not released further details, but the photographs, if confirmed, would be the first visual evidence of a Chinese citizen fighting with ISIS, which has members from around the world, including the United States. Both the leader of ISIS and a Chinese diplomat said this summer that Chinese fighters had joined ISIS." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Some non-panda critter shots from the National Zoo. There's more but too tired to process them now. - 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: http://vimeo.com/12906858
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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 - Poppa Large
When you said you ran you weren't speaking metaphorically. - Eric - Poppa Large
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 http://maps.google.com/maps...) - 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
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The Abnormal Summit (비정상회담) | picadrama - http://picadrama.wordpress.com/2014...
The Abnormal Summit (비정상회담) | picadrama
Have you watched this? Heard it was interesting. Only watched a quarter of the first ep so far and it seems like it could be good. - rönin from Bookmarklet
I've never heard of it. I don't watch the sausagefest talk shows, though. These men are generally neanderthals and sexist. - Anika
I've never seen any of these guys before except for Sam. I'll give it a few eps. - rönin
I actually meant in general, all these man talk-shows are just disgusting. The Korean hosts of this show are other shows as hosts or guests and they are just creepy. Yoo Se Yoon is the only one married of the 3 and he acts like a lecher all the time. I guess it's supposed to be his schtick. Sik Yung is a singer and was on 1d2n, stick in the mud traditionalist. Hyun Moo is a freelance announcer who is into his looks, but he hates women who are into their looks and are fat like him. He is also a look-at-me. - Anika
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Regret in 3.. 2.. 1.. - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Regret in 3.. 2.. 1..
"This is possibly the biggest hornet (or wasp) that I've ever seen. I didn't know they came this big in the US. Thank heavens the ones at home are nowhere near this size. It was struggling to fly off w/some other big insect that I assume it had just finished stinging to death when this prairie dog also caught sight of it and moved in for a closer look. It then proceeded to chase the dog back into its hole and buzzed around angrily above the hole for awhile after." - rönin
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Looks like a nice day right? #LincolnMemorial @ Lincoln Memorial http://instagram.com/p...
Looks like a nice day right? #LincolnMemorial @ Lincoln Memorial http://instagram.com/p/sXwhSrMAMx/
Unfortunately hot & muggy. Had to duck into the Natural History museum for the afternoon. - rönin from FFHound!
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Kyou no Asuka Show (Completed - 20 of 20 episodes ) - http://pipes.yahoo.com/anime...
Completed - 20 of 20 episodes - rönin
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H. Jon Benjamin sees your silly Kickstarter, raises you a sillier Kickstarter · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
H. Jon Benjamin sees your silly Kickstarter, raises you a sillier Kickstarter · Great Job, Internet! · The A.V. Club
“I hate these inane Kickstarters hosted by privileged assholes asking for other people’s money and the service of ironic projects that add nothing to the cultural conversation, so I started one.” - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Enjoy Being Recreationally Abducted For Just $950: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Enjoy Being Recreationally Abducted For Just $950: Gothamist
"Do you have a large amount of disposable income? Have you grown weary of your typical recreational activities—flying the private jet to Bali, eating fresh sashimi off the naked torso of Miss Uruguay 2011? Did you watch The Game and think to yourself, "What a cool gift, I want that!" Well good news, wealthy weirdo: Now you can pay $950 to be professionally abducted." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Andrew C (✔)
RT @laundergroundm: What do you think about this bacon wrapped ramen sushi roll, covered in sriracha? http://www.foodbeast.com/2014...
RT @laundergroundm: What do you think about this bacon wrapped ramen sushi roll, covered in sriracha? http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/08/14/these-bacon-wrapped-ramen-sushi-rolls-are-also-covered-in-sriracha/
Hmm, tough call between this and the ramen lobster roll I posted the other day. - rönin
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Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council - http://online.thatsmags.com/post...
Taipei politician brings giant Trojan horse adorned with Chinese flag into legislative council
"In this instance, of course, the horse is Chinese economic interests in Taiwan, which some believe will serve as a vehicle for the manipulation of local politics, buying out the democratic Republic of China rather than bombing it out. There wasn't any adultery, wife-stealing, anyone named Helen involved or any soldiers breaking out of the blow-up statue, which proved to be a bit anti-climatic, but we think he got his point across." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft | Jessica Ziegler - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica...
What to Say When Your Child Blathers on About Minecraft | Jessica Ziegler
"Creeper. Notch. Enderman. Griefers. Mobs. Mods. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you've likely heard these words shouted -- like a foreign language -- from the computer room. Minecraft is EVERYWHERE. If you have an Internet connection and a 7- to... well... 45-year-old, good luck escaping it." - rönin from Bookmarklet
That above paragraph is my life for the past few years. - Anika
I've so far successfully resisted my son's attempts to get me to play. - rönin
as have i. my wife is trying to get me to put Minecraft on the Kindle so our oldest can play. i don't think she realises what she's encouraging, tho. - Big Joe Silence
Creepers, man. I'm not sure I'd be ready to teach a kid about exploding penis monsters. - Victor Ganata
I guess I should be glad I stopped playing at the tender age of 41 and 2/3 - Slippy
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This Panda May Have Faked a Pregnancy So She Could Eat Better - http://gawker.com/this-pa...
LOL "The first-ever live broadcast of giant panda cubs being born has suffered a major setback—the star of the show, Ai Hin, isn't actually pregnant. Zookeepers now believe she was "faking it" to get a cushier room and more food. The 6-year-old panda, housed at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, evidently mimicked signs of pregnancy—changes in appetite, energy level, and hormones—after noticing the perks pregnant pandas receive at the base." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Yeah, I hear that false pregnancies are pretty common in pandas. Certainly more common than real ones. - Slippy
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The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit - http://www.gq.com/news-po...
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit
"For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Good story if you have some time - Steve C Team Marina
"Knight's arrest, rather than eliminating disbelief, only enhanced it. The truth was stranger than the myth. One man had actually lived in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, in an unheated nylon tent. Winters in Maine are long and intensely cold: a wet, windy cold, the worst kind of cold. A week of winter camping is an impressive achievement. An entire season is practically... more... - Steve C Team Marina
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Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home - http://io9.com/thousan...
Thousands Of Wasps Take Over The Spare Bedroom In UK Home
A true professional. =) "Remarkably, Birkett says he was able to save the crocheted blanket under the nest." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Pretty crochet flowers draw wasps. - Janet
Omg - Rodfather
Nope - Steele Lawman
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BBC News - Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Scientists sniffing out the Western allergy epidemic
"Every one of us is covered head to toe with bacteria, and intriguingly scientists believe these microscopic bugs are the key to explaining why we are becoming more allergic." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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United Sweets of America map: A dessert for every state in the country. - http://www.slate.com/article...
United Sweets of America map: A dessert for every state in the country.
"If every state had an official dessert, what would it be? (Montana gets S’mores.)" - rönin from Bookmarklet
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The Most Popular Item On eBay In New York Is... : Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
The Most Popular Item On eBay In New York Is... : Gothamist
I couldn't help but laugh at NJ. - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Not sure why I got this since I dislike cumin. Guess I just wanted a drink in a jar. :p http://twitpic.com/earfh4
Not sure why I got this since I dislike cumin. Guess I just wanted a drink in a jar. :p http://twitpic.com/earfh4
How was it? - Anne Bouey
If you like cumin you'll be happy. =) - rönin
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11 Comics From the Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997 | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
11 Comics From the Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997 | Mental Floss
"On April 1, most people are highly aware of the potential for pranks. One place they don’t typically expect hijinx, however, is in their daily newspaper—but on April 1, 1997, that’s exactly where the jokes came from. No, readers that day were not met with stories about fake crimes or phony local news, but when they turned to the page featuring the comics, they quickly noticed something was definitely off. That was the day of the great Comic Strip Switcheroo, a prank that featured 46 different cartoon artists swapping comics for the day, allowing them to imbue a brand new comic panel space with their own sensibility, humor, and drawing style." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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There's a new tourist attraction in NYC: Whales - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/theres-...
There's a new tourist attraction in NYC: Whales - Yahoo News
Neat, I didn't know humpbacks ate fish. ""It's been the best-kept secret in New York for some time now and I think people are catching on," says researcher Paul Sieswerda. Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise. "We're just like the old whalers. Same methodology, high on the boat, looking out, trying to find a whale," he says." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Hot Dog Vendor Allegedly Attacked Rival, Threatened To Kidnap His Kids: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Hot Dog Vendor Allegedly Attacked Rival, Threatened To Kidnap His Kids: Gothamist
Street vending's serious business here. - rönin from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just got laid off. Fuck.
Aw, shit. (((t-ra))) - Spidra Webster
(hugs) I'm sorry. - Steve C Team Marina
:( - Todd Hoff
:( - Amit Patel
(((t))) - Julian
Damn. Sorry to hear it. - Jim: with more caffeine!
I'm so sorry. - Jed
Oh, no. :( *huggle* - Alix May
Well hell. - Kirsten
:( - Amir
Oh, crap. I'm so sorry :((( - Jennifer Dittrich
:(((. so sorry to hear that - WarLord
thanks y'all. I'm just... I dunno, kinda shocked really. I knew something was wrong, but didn't want to believe it was that bad. dang. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Damn. Sorry to hear that. Hope something better works out for you. - SAM
Oh jeez. - Joe
ow. so sorry to hear - MoTO: Team Marina
That sucks. - Steele Lawman
Aw, hell. I'm sorry t-ra. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Oof, I'm sorry. - Anika
Oh, I'm sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
Oh no. - Marie
Sorry - Rodfather
aw man. sorry to hear that. - holly #ravingfangirl
Damn it. I'm sorry. - Betsy
:( So sorry to hear that. (((t-ra))) - Anne Bouey
:((( *hugs* - Tamara J. B.
I'm sorry. - Eric - Poppa Large
sorry to hear that - Shevonne
:( Sorry to hear - Me
:( I'm sorry, T-Ra. - Stephen Mack
oh wow, you gais! you are so sweet. thanks for all your comments. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm sorry, t-ra. Entirely their loss. - Brent Schaus from FFHound!
I hope this is a only a temporary setback for you. - Mark H
😢 - Steven Perez from Android
crap-o-potamus. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Oof. Bummer. Hope things turn around fast. - RepoRat
Sorry, t. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So. very. Sorry! :( - CarlC
:( That sucks. - rönin
I am sorry - Patrick aka Damexican
Crap. - Meg VMeg from Android
wha??? *HUGS* is there anything we can do to help? - Sir Shuping is just sir
:( - imabonehead from Android
So very sorry :( - Janet from FFHound!
Oh no, sorry to hear that! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Oh no! I am sorry to hear this news! - Hedgehog from Android
Shit. I'm sorry, honey. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm so very sorry about this! - Galadriel C. from Android
oh shit (((((t)))) - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Thanks again, everyone. Y'all are so good to me. I truly appreciate being part of this community. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Just saw this. Dammit, dammit, dammit. May the sucky part end soon and lead to something truly awesome. - Corinne L
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Stuff 'em, they don't deserve you - Mo Kargas
Oy. I hope it's because the universe needed to free you up for the effing fantastic plans in store for you soon. - Kristin
*hugs* - Michael W. May from Android
Damn. ((((hugs)))) - J. Marie B
Ugh! I'm so sorry :( - Jen
I hope this turn of events proves to be an opportunity to pursue something new and exciting. I know you will rock, whatever else you do. - Bren
Thank you, boo. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
:-(. I'm so sorry. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, no. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
Sorry to hear, let's talk I may have a project that might be interested in. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
oh Fuck! that sucks! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
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A Cops take on Ferguson - http://www.dailykos.com/story...
Good read. "It's been exactly one year since I had to come to terms with the reality of my time in law enforcement. The Zimmerman acquittal seems like a lifetime ago. But it forced me to see what I didn't want to see. I know now that an honest discussion about our criminal justice system is radioactive because race is a factor nobody wants to face. But we need to face it and change it drastically. As a police officer I struggled with that reality. But I won't ignore it anymore. I believe in this country. I believe in the nobility of the profession. I know we are better than this" - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/noodles...
Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet - Yahoo News
"There's certainly a lot of sodium in those little cups. A serving of the top-selling instant ramyeon provides more than 90 percent of South Korea's recommended daily sodium intake. Still, it's tough to expect much nutrition from a meal that costs around 80 cents, says Choi Yong-min, 44, marketing director for Paldo, a South Korean food company. "I can't say it's good for your health, but it is produced safely."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
"At the comic book store she runs in Seoul, Lim Eun-jung, 42, says she noticed a lot more belly fat about six months after she installed a fast-cooking instant noodle machine for customers. "It's obvious that it's not good for my body," Lim says. "But I'm lazy, and ramyeon is the perfect fast food for lazy people."" - rönin
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Here’s Ice-T narrating a Dungeons & Dragons book for nerds · Newswire · The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
Here’s Ice-T narrating a Dungeons & Dragons book for nerds · Newswire · The A.V. Club
"The rapper, actor, and server of hot dick-bowls was heard on his podcast telling listeners of his travails through the “deep, deep, deep nerd shit” of a Dungeons & Dragons audiobook, which Ice-T had been hired to narrate after producers saw how deftly he dealt with make-believe creatures on Ice Loves Coco. It was an arduous, hero’s journey of the sort that Ice-T finds really irritating. And now you can hear some excerpts of Ice-T’s encounters with these mythical beings and far-off places, and listen as Ice-T barely sublimates his rage at their names." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/veteran...
Veteran rock climber killed in fall in Yosemite - Yahoo News
Ugh. =( " A veteran Northern California rock climber died in a fall in Yosemite National Park, just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during another climb, authorities said. Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal Saturday after the couple reached the top of Cathedral Peak. His father, Bill Parker, said his son told him it that was "the happiest day of his life," the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/YtQl8D ). Later in the day, the couple separated as Brad Parker headed off by himself to climb nearby Matthes Crest, a ridge of upturned rock about 3 miles from Cathedral Peak. Then tragedy struck. Other climbers witnessed Parker fall about 5:45 p.m., Yosemite Park Ranger Kari Cobb said. Parker, 36, went climbing alone and without ropes and fell on an established route, Cobb said." - rönin from Bookmarklet
So awful :( - Jennifer Dittrich
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Woman fights bear using zucchini | News24 - http://www.news24.com/World...
Old news but surprised I hadn't seen it before. "Missoula County Sheriff spokesperson Rich Maricelli says a 90kg black bear attacked one of the woman's dogs just after midnight on Wednesday on the back porch of her home about 25km west of Missoula. When the woman, whom police did not name, tried to separate the animals, the bear bit her in the leg. Maricelli says the woman reached for the nearest object at hand on the porch's railing - a large zucchini that she had harvested from her garden. The woman flung the vegetable at the bear, striking it and forcing it to flee." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Victor Ganata
Oh. So Perry is going to use the perp walk as an opportunity to give self-serving speeches.
I would've expected nothing less. - rönin
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Cinemas In China Allowing Audiences to Type Comments Into Phone, Appear on Screen During The Film | TheNanfang - http://www.thenanfang.com/blog...
Cinemas In China Allowing Audiences to Type Comments Into Phone, Appear on Screen During The Film | TheNanfang
For the love of all that's holy please, PLEASE don't let this become a thing in the US. I turn this shit off whenever I'm on niconico. - rönin from Bookmarklet
It's like Viki. The worse idea ever. People are so focused on the comments they miss key plot lines and then ask about them. - Anika
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