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We Now Know How Much Butter Goes Into A Cronut: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
We Now Know How Much Butter Goes Into A Cronut: Gothamist
"Here's the thing about making Cronuts: you'll need to reserve three days of your life to do it." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"But back to the butter. It's not surprising that something so delicious might be that way because of the sinful ingredients involved in making it. The dough itself has one stick of butter, to which a whopping 18 more tablespoons are added as part of that "butter block." Plus the multiple cups of butter filled coffee you'll need to fuel your marathon baking session." - rönin
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Does anyone else use two pointing devices on a regular basis? #trackpad #trackball http://instagram.com/p...
Strange, wonder why the image didn't come through when it usually does. - rönin
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‘The iPhone Still Worked…Like a Miracle’: Hikers’ Final Moments Captured in Haunting Photos | TheBlaze.com - http://www.theblaze.com/stories...
‘The iPhone Still Worked…Like a Miracle’: Hikers’ Final Moments Captured in Haunting Photos | TheBlaze.com
"“This is an amazing photo. But I wish he had fled instead of taking pictures. I’d rather have him back,” Hiromi said. “I hope to hike up there someday, perhaps 10 years later. I want to see what my husband saw.”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
:( - Jenny H. from Android
:( - Anne Bouey
:( - chaz2b
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We raid the new Final Fantasy restaurant on our quest for drinks, desserts, and blue ramen | RocketNews24 - http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014...
We raid the new Final Fantasy restaurant on our quest for drinks, desserts, and blue ramen | RocketNews24
We raid the new Final Fantasy restaurant on our quest for drinks, desserts, and blue ramen | RocketNews24
"Earlier this year, we stopped by Artnia, the café run by video game publisher Square Enix, to munch on buster sword chocolates and drink material cocktails. Just as you’d expect from the company behind some of Japan’s biggest RPG franchises, though, there’s now an upgraded sequel, the Eorzea Café, with an even larger menu of Final Fantasy themed foods." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Tonight I'm having a crack at making Korean BBQ. The recipe I picked starts with marination in pulped kiwi fruit. Strange times ahead.
Kiwi's a great tenderizer. And a great fruit. =) - rönin
My mom uses that. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
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The math behind McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes shows the only properties that really matter - Yahoo Finance - http://finance.yahoo.com/news...
The math behind McDonald's Monopoly sweepstakes shows the only properties that really matter - Yahoo Finance
"So here are the only game pieces that are actually very valuable. Don't trade these away: BROWN: Mediterranean Ave, odds 1 in 30 million wins $1,000. LIGHT BLUE: Vermont Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins $5,000. PINK: Virginia Ave, odds 1 in 200 million, wins $10,000 ORANGE: Tennessee Ave, odds 1 in 602 million, wins Super Bowl tickets. RED: Kentucky Ave, odds 1 in 15 million, wins one of 40 plane tickets for two. YELLOW: Ventnor Ave, odds 1 in 300 million, wins $20,000 GREEN: Pennsylvania Ave, odds 1 in 40 million, wins one of 15 Fiat cars. BLUE: Boardwalk, 1 in 602 million, wins $1,000,000 in $50,000 annual payments. RAILROADS: Short Line railroad, 1 in 150 million, wins a year's supply of gas. So, if you find one of those pieces, you're actually special. If you find any other piece, it's basically worthless, unless you can find a guy with an actually valuable piece to sell it to." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I remember back in college people were collecting these. One of the engineering majors looked at everyone's pieces and came up with similar results. He said, that if all of use 2 out of 3 of a color property, chances are that other property is either more rare or in play in a different part of the country. I didn't play, but kept them because I knew I was going to get free fries or a drink. Great for starving college students. - Anika
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Commuting Through Penn Station To Truly Suck For A Long Time: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Commuting Through Penn Station To Truly Suck For A Long Time: Gothamist
75% under the Hudson??? That's insane. "According to a report released by Amtrak [PDF], the tunnels underneath the Hudson and East Rivers sustained significant damage from flooding and will need extensive repairs, which will require cutting commuter rail service by roughly 20% under the East River, and 75% under the Hudson." - rönin from Bookmarklet
This is why canceling the ARC Tunnel project (as flawed as it was) was so short-sighted. It's going to be a real mess for several years. - John (bird whisperer)
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With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2014...
With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate - NYTimes.com
"Now in its third year, the state’s record-breaking drought is being felt in many ways: vanishing lakes and rivers, lost agricultural jobs, fallowed farmland, rising water bills, suburban yards gone brown. But nowhere is the situation as dire as in East Porterville, a small rural community in Tulare County where life’s daily routines have been completely upended by the drying of wells and, in turn, the disappearance of tap water." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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After using iPhone 6 for awhile & then picking up the ol’ 5, can really appreciate ease of 1 thumb use w/out needing to shift phone in palm.
Reachability is an ok alternative but still need to get used to it. More often than not I double touch and nothing happens. So it's more like a quadruple or sextuple touch. =p Also since it needs to be done on the Home button, I also waste time bringing my thumb all the way back down to it after having spent some time fruitlessly waving it around at the top of the screen. - rönin
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Mosquitoes Get Bug Bites, Too | Mental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article...
Mosquitoes Get Bug Bites, Too | Mental Floss
"Turns out, mosquitoes have their own bloodsucking pest that they have to deal with, a parasitic midge known as Culicoides anopheles." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Meg VMeg
Has anyone ever eaten sole before? The fish.
I think I have, but I don't remember anything about it. - John (bird whisperer)
Ages ago - it was fish? I remember not disliking it, which for young me, was a big feat. - Jennifer Dittrich
yep, we used to eat it all the time when i was a kid. - holly #ravingfangirl
Did it go extinct and no one said anything? I don't think I've ever seen it for sale, but there are recipes... - Meg VMeg
they have just been way overfished and are close to endangered. - holly #ravingfangirl
Wikipedia says they're fine! Shows what Wikipedia knows. - Meg VMeg
well, some have recovered, but not all: http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood... thing happened to red snapper, which was super common when i was growing up. they're trying to build them back up: http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood... - holly #ravingfangirl
Sole meunière is one of my old-time favorites. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Yup, we see grey sole a lot in the supermarkets here. Sole, flounder, halibut, I like all the flatfishes. - rönin
all the time - jambina
Hm. Seafood Watch gave the ok.http://www.seafoodwatch.org/seafood... - Rodfather from Android
D brings it home just so he can talk about Dead Milkmen. *eyeroll* - Marie
lol Marie, I would do that, too, if I ever saw it at the store - Meg VMeg
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This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees | ThinkProgress - http://thinkprogress.org/educati...
This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees | ThinkProgress
Better start sending my kids to German school on Sundays. =p "Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try their luck in Germany. Higher education is now free throughout the country, even for international students. Yesterday, Lower Saxony became the last of seven German states to abolish tuition fees, which were already extremely low compared to those paid in the United States." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Artist Got 380 People To Trade Their Personal Data For A Cookie: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Artist Got 380 People To Trade Their Personal Data For A Cookie: Gothamist
"The most compelling exhibit we stumbled across at last week's DUMBO Arts Festival was Risa Puno's "Please Enable Cookies." Puno baked 700 confections iced to resemble the logos of social media companies; to get one you had to turn over personal information, such as your email address, your mother's maiden name, the last four digits of your SSN, and even your fingerprints. ProPublica followed up with Puno and found that 380 New Yorkers participated in the physical phishing performance, 162 of them giving up their SSN info, 117 of them relinquishing their fingerprints, and more than half posing for a photo." - rönin from Bookmarklet
o.O At first I assumed people were just hungry, then I read the article and I may have cried a little. - Anika
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Distractify | A New Yorker Expertly Teaches The Unwritten Rules Of Living In NYC In These Illustrations - http://news.distractify.com/abby-s-...
Distractify | A New Yorker Expertly Teaches The Unwritten Rules Of Living In NYC In These Illustrations
Great tips. - rönin from Bookmarklet
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[ENG] 140614 SNL Korea S05E11 - Science High School vs Foreign High School (Jay Park Cut) - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
[ENG] 140614 SNL Korea S05E11 - Science High School vs Foreign High School (Jay Park Cut) - YouTube
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Interesting that Korea has their own SNL. Wonder if they also get their share of haters complaining about how they're just not funny (anymore). =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Incredible Close-Up Drone Video of an Erupting Volcano in Iceland | WIRED - http://www.wired.com/2014...
Great videos. "During a second flight, he attempted to get even closere to the eruption, but it was out of range. When the drone would go out of range, its failsafe would trigger, bringing it back to the launch point. Cheng needed to be closer to get the shot he wanted. According to Cheng, “One of the policemen came over to us and said, ‘We checked the rules, and vehicles can’t drive closer. However, you could theoretically walk closer. I have to inform you that we officially do not recommend this, because it’s dangerous.’”" - rönin from Bookmarklet
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This Sexy Taxi Driver Calendar Will Get Your Meter Running: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
This Sexy Taxi Driver Calendar Will Get Your Meter Running: Gothamist
I... I've got nuttin'. "The NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar, which debuted last year, is back with its 2015 edition, which is available now to purchase. The calendar's producers declare: "These drivers put a face to one of the most dedicated workforces in NYC, driving day and night to transport New Yorkers and our guests alike. This year’s calendar features three returning All-Stars and 10 new drivers, and debuts our first ever husband and wife driving duo."" - rönin from Bookmarklet
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And NYC's Cleanest Fast Food Chain Is...: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
And NYC's Cleanest Fast Food Chain Is...: Gothamist
"Time to stop judging old ladies for their dining choices because it turns out that NYC's cleanest fast food chains are White Castles. The incomparably inquisitive Ben Wellington of I Quant NY has unleashed these findings and more fascinating fast food facts in a posting today, thereby validating all late-night cravings of terrifying circular reconstituted chicken product. Oh, and you may want to think twice about those pancake hankerings." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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AQUA - BARBIE GIRL (Metal Cover) - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
AQUA - BARBIE GIRL (Metal Cover) - YouTube
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LMAO - rönin from Bookmarklet
Some of his covers aren't bad. And shocked that he also does anime songs. - rönin
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'Tetris' is somehow becoming a movie | The Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014...
'Tetris' is somehow becoming a movie | The Verge
"According to The Wall Street Journal, Threshold Entertainment — whose major credits include 1995's live action Mortal Kombat film and the sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation — is teaming up with the Tetris Company to create a live action movie based on Tetris, the game, to premiere in live action theaters." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Sarah G.
Love locks...never heard of this. http://t.co/suKz6DNSqd
Love locks...never heard of this. http://t.co/suKz6DNSqd
Really? They do it in Paris, and it is causing some problems with lock weight. - sglassme
I don't remember seeing them the last time I was on that bridge, but that was a while ago. - John (bird whisperer)
Apparently it's popular in Europe but newish here and they're worried about terrorism. This totally sounds like something I should know about! - Sarah G. from iPhone
They've also been gaining popularity in Asia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - rönin
I KNOW! I never thought we would find the limit to your know-all-it-ness. - sglassme
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The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats - http://www.seriouseats.com/2014...
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats
The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | Serious Eats
"Wouldn't it be great if you could get all of the convenience and pleasure of instant noodles—the portability, the just-add-water cooking, the lunch-sized portions—but pack it full of fresh vegetables and real, honest-to-goodness flavor? Here's a secret: you can, and it's easier than you think." - rönin from Bookmarklet
"Today, I'm going to keep the talking to the minimum, walk you through one flavor—Spicy Kimchi Beef Flavor—give you basic instructions for the other three flavors—Chicken and Dill Flavor, Vegetable With Sesame-Miso Soup Flavor, and Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Flavor—and leave you a few helpful tips for designing your own instant pot noodles because really, this is a method more than a strict recipe." - rönin
You can quickly and easily make your own cup-a-soup with angel hair pasta, instant bouillon, and dehydrated veggie flakes. Just add enough stuff to make one mug full of soup, to a ziplock snack baggie (break the pasta in short pieces). You can store a few of them in your desk drawer for "emergencies". - April Russo
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Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi - Yahoo News - http://news.yahoo.com/britons...
Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi - Yahoo News
"Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday. Londoners were asked to agree to terms and conditions as they logged on to use free Wi-Fi in a cafe in a busy financial district and at a site close to the houses of parliament. The terms included a "Herod clause", under which the Wi-Fi was provided only if "the recipient agreed to assign their first born child to us for the duration of eternity". In the short period the terms and conditions were live, six people signed up." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Seems like a fair trade to me. - Stephen Mack
A bit awkward at family gatherings, though. "Where's Timmy?" "Oh, I brought the free Wi-Fi instead. It's contractual." - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
was it "good" WiFi? Fast Netflix download.... #mightbeworthit #looktimmywegotfrozenn - WarLord
If it's more stable than my home internet, my first born would fully understand. - April Russo
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In 'Selfie', John Cho Gets An Unlikely Shot As A Romantic Lead : Code Switch : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
In 'Selfie', John Cho Gets An Unlikely Shot As A Romantic Lead : Code Switch : NPR
"In short, Cho is accustomed to having the freedom to get into character without worrying that "the Asian song" will cue his appearances. He hasn't been forced into parroting stereotypical ethnic tics for cheap laughs or breaking out a fake foreign accent." - rönin from Bookmarklet
I thought he was quite good. - Todd Hoff
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T-ARA (티아라) 'SUGAR FREE' (슈가프리) Kpop MV Reaction - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
T-ARA (티아라) 'SUGAR FREE' (슈가프리) Kpop MV Reaction - YouTube
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Kpop reaction videos/shoju drinking game. Why has no one done this before? =) - rönin from Bookmarklet
So far two of their guests have puked during and after their shoot. =p - rönin
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Upstate Yearbook Photo: Teen Poses With His Cat, His Principal, Principal's Dog & Lasers: Gothamist - http://gothamist.com/2014...
Upstate Yearbook Photo: Teen Poses With His Cat, His Principal, Principal's Dog & Lasers: Gothamist
"Earlier this month, an upstate NY high school student lobbied to have his school yearbook senior class photograph consist of an endearing portrait of himself with his cat Mr. Bigglesworth and some lasers. But the school declined, opting for uniformity. Nevertheless, Schenectady High School ultimately agreed to another compromise photograph. And it's spectacular." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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[ENG Sub] Jay Park 20140823 SNL Korea S5 Ep 21 New 시크릿 프로젝트 박재범 - YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
[ENG Sub] Jay Park 20140823 SNL Korea S5 Ep 21 New 시크릿 프로젝트 박재범 - YouTube
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Secret has been relatively unknown to me but uh... maybe I'll go check out their stuff now... =p - rönin from Bookmarklet
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Anchor mistakes ‘Xi’ for ‘11’, loses job - The Hindu - http://www.thehindu.com/news...
Anchor mistakes ‘Xi’ for ‘11’, loses job - The Hindu
"A newsreader of Doordarshan News has been sacked as she pronounced the name of Chinese President Xi Jinping as “Eleven Jinping” in a bulletin, mistaking “Xi” for the Roman numeral “XI.” The bulletin went on air at 6.15 a.m. on Wednesday and she was sacked in the afternoon. She was from the casual panel of newsreaders. They stand in for those on regular service and are paid on a daily basis." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
That's a rather harsh penalty for a relatively minor mistake. - rönin
if someone injects you with an illicit drug then you go to jail for the crime of it being in your body. - Big Joe Silence
O.o Whoa - Soup in a TARDIS
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Mantis shrimps can see cancer, and scientists have now created a camera that does the same - http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news...
Mantis shrimps can see cancer, and scientists have now created a camera that does the same
"Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful ability - the marine creatures are able to see a variety of cancers inside our bodies. And they've now replicated that ability in a camera that could eventually be put into a smartphone." - rönin from Bookmarklet
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To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz - http://qz.com/271411...
You'd think considering China's history w/opium people wouldn't do stuff like this. - rönin from Bookmarklet
some of us are allergic to opiates. BAD IDEA. - Big Joe Silence
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