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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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Stabbed for a bike on a busy road - https://www.facebook.com/video...
"CCTV has been released of the horrifying moment when 15-year-old, Alan Cartwright, was stabbed to death as he rode his bike with friends. Alan Cartwright and three friends were riding their bikes along Caledonian Road, near the junction of Copenhagen Street, on Friday 27 February at 19:34hrs when , without warning, two suspects stepped off the pavement and lunged at the youths. Almost immediately the first suspect stabbed Alan in the chest, whilst another suspect charged at one of Alan’s friends, knocking him off his bike. Alan managed to continue a short distance before he collapsed." - Mark H
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse...
25% of the people have a 4th cone and see colors as they are
"The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat." - Mark H
"You see between 33 and 39 colors: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat." - Mark H
Tested; wife could see 24 colours, I could see 35. - Mark H
36 colours, and it's true. I HATE YELLOW! :D - Deli Bedri from iPhone
39, but I actually do like yellow (I just look terrible in most yellow/orange, so I don't wear it.) - Jennifer Dittrich
I will admit that the yellow band is the one where I see the least variance - I know there are probably additional different shades, but don't distinguish as many. The blues? All over that. - Jennifer Dittrich
Here is another similar test http://www.xrite.com/online-... interesting to do and it tells you what range you have trouble with. A low score it good. I got a 4 and my poor range is in the greens which surprised me. I would have guessed the reds. - Shannon - GlassMistress
^ Eek Shannon, this one is hurting my head! - Marina's Godmother :-)
i saw 38. - grizabella
I bet everyone's 4chromat ^^ - Alice Cooper
Interesting but not true. 3 cone enough to count 16 millions (2^24) colours. - ParaBellum from Android
Most People have 4 cones. 1 for grey, 1 for blue, 1 for green and 1 for red. Some people's red and Green cones mixed, so they can not recognize red and green. - ParaBellum from Android
37. By the way yellow is my favourite colour:) - mina_sydney from iPhone
33. Not a fan of yellow for clothing, but I do have yellow items in my kitchen and a few other places. Orange, on the other hand...ew. ETA: viewed the spectrum again on my tablet & got 39. Hmm. - Corinne L
My understanding is that you see greys with rods, color with cones. (Interesting: Wikipedia's article doesn't include a mention of a fourth cone variety, and since Wikipedia's always right...) [36, for what it's worth, and my wife says I have lousy color discrimination. No yellow in my wardrobe; that's for flowers.] - Walt Crawford
36, though since we can infer where a different color would be I'm not sure how accurate that is. - Todd Hoff
I saw about 37 bands, but "Professor" Diana Derval is an expert in "neuromarketing", aka "marketing". It's worth nothing that even though it's a PNG, there's what looks like JPG compression artifacts which introduce additional, unintended colors about a pixel wide. </grump> - Andrew C (✔)
Then again, she may have uploaded it as a PNG and LinkedIn's crappy CMS auto-converted it to a JPG, since the filename is "png" but it's actually a JPG anyways. - Andrew C (✔)
36. And that yellow is awfully bright. - bentley
BTW, wikipedia says maybe 2-3% of the population are tetrachromats, not 25%. </continued-grump> - Andrew C (✔)
2%, 25%... close enough, right? :P - Jennifer Dittrich
I see about 34, and I hate yellow! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
38, but I love yellow. - Heather
I'm sorry but some of you have been had: http://www.snopes.com/politic... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
"some of you have been had" -- I think you mean we've been neuromarketed. - Andrew C (✔)
I figure any of this stuff is likely to be in the same bucket with the "learn your Meyers-Briggs Horoscope in 4 questions" and "Your IQ: BEST TEST EVER" tests. - Jennifer Dittrich
39? I wear grey. It's soothing. - Meg VMeg
39 shades of grey? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Andrew, are you neuromarketing me right now? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Book me as a headlining speaker to find out! - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Jennifer+++ - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hey man, don't harsh my superiority buzz. - Meg VMeg
Steph Kerr on Twitter: "If you need cheering up, here's a photo of the time my stepmum asked for cheese and biscuits at a hotel." - https://twitter.com/stephke...
Steph Kerr on Twitter: "If you need cheering up, here's a photo of the time my stepmum asked for cheese and biscuits at a hotel."
I can't stop laughing. - Anika
LOL - Eivind
Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview - Telegraph - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
Delhi bus rapist blames his victim in prison interview - Telegraph
"In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh said that women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters. "A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he said. His victim, Jyoti Singh, 23, was returning from an evening at the cinema with a male friend when the six-strong gang offered them a lift in a mini-bus they were driving. She was raped and frenziedly beaten with iron bars, prompting widespread demonstrations for Indian women to have greater protection from sexual violence." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"In an interview for a BBC documentary, Singh also claimed that had Jyoti and her friend not tried to fight back, the gang would not have not have inflicted the savage beating, which led her to die from her injuries two weeks later. Describing the killing as an "accident", he said: "When being raped, she shouldn't fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they'd have dropped her off after 'doing her', and only hit the boy."" - Mark H
""You can't clap with one hand – it takes two hands," he says in the interview. "A decent girl won't roam around at 9 o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good."" - Mark H
Oh my dear God. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Someone close to me was raped one night while walking home from a friend's house. When she stumbled in the door, her father blamed her for walking around at night. This sort of victim blaming is absolutely unconscionable. - Jenny H. from Android
Vile. Vile Vile Vile. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...
Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops
Female Soldier Kate Lord Wins Queen's Medal For Battling The Misogyny Of Afghanistan Troops
"A female army officer has been given a medal for challenging the "highly misogynistic" views of Afghan soldiers. Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, received the prestigious Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for challenging the opinions of young men in the Afghan National Army, who accused her of being weak were shocked that her husband would let her go to Afghanistan. Lord trained Afghans in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, and was praised for helping to tackle the country's "deeply conservative culture"."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Her award citation says that "nobody in this mission - male or female - has done more to further the standing of women in the Afghan National Army". She said: "Originally I was sent out to mentor women in the Afghan National Army. However, when I got there there were no women because there had been a delay in their recruitment, so I was thrown in the deep end and sent to mentor the men. If I had known I was mentoring the men I probably would have prepared a little bit more perhaps."" - Mark H
""When I first met my mentors I had three and it was a weird reaction. They at first stared for quite some time, they were intrigued with me, then the questions started firing towards me. Very personal questions, so they wanted to know whether I was married or not. They were shocked that my husband would let me go to Afghan on my own with lots of men. Then they started getting onto the... more... - Mark H
That's awesome. It's also somewhat ironic for the Queen considering Prince Philip's past comments demonstrate his raging misogyny. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
The girl who gets gifts from birds - http://m.bbc.co.uk/news...
The girl who gets gifts from birds
The girl who gets gifts from birds
"Gabi's relationship with the neighbourhood crows began accidentally in 2011. She was four years old, and prone to dropping food. She'd get out of the car, and a chicken nugget would tumble off her lap. A crow would rush in to recover it. Soon, the crows were watching for her, hoping for another bite. As she got older, she rewarded their attention, by sharing her packed lunch on the way to the bus stop. Her brother joined in. Soon, crows were lining up in the afternoon to greet Gabi's bus, hoping for another feeding session." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The crows would clear the feeder of peanuts, and leave shiny trinkets on the empty tray; an earring, a hinge, a polished rock. There wasn't a pattern. Gifts showed up sporadically - anything shiny and small enough to fit in a crow's mouth. One time it was a tiny piece of metal with the word "best" printed on it. "I don't know if they still have the part that says 'friend'," Gabi laughs, amused by the thought of a crow wearing a matching necklace." - Mark H
"Lisa, Gabi's mom, regularly photographs the crows and charts their behaviour and interactions. Her most amazing gift came just a few weeks ago, when she lost a lens cap in a nearby alley while photographing a bald eagle as it circled over the neighbourhood. She didn't even have to look for it. It was sitting on the edge of the birdbath. Had the crows returned it? Lisa logged on to her... more... - Mark H
Astrology could solve crisis in the NHS, says (complete imbecile) Tory MP - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
Astrology could solve crisis in the NHS, says (complete imbecile) Tory MP
"A Tory MP has claimed NHS over-crowding could be solved by doctors using astrology to treat patients. David Tredinnick said consulting the stars would "take huge pressure off doctors" and predicts astrology will "have a role to play in healthcare." The MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire also admitted he had prepared astrological charts for fellow MPs. In an interview with this month's Astrological Journal, the controversial MP said: "There would be a huge row over resources. However, I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"He added that opponents to astrology were "bullies", saying: "Astrology offers self-understanding to people. People who oppose what I say are usually bullies who have never studied astrology. They never look at it. They are absolutely dismissive. Astrology may not be capable of passing double-blind tests but it is based on thousands of years of observation. [...] People such as... more... - Mark H
"Bizarrely, Tredinnick, 65, who is chairman of the All-Party Group for Integrated Healthcare, went on to say people who opposed astrology were "racist". He said: "The opposition (to astrology) is based on what I call the SIP formula - superstition, ignorance, and prejudice. It tends to be based on superstition, with scientists reacting emotionally, which is always a great irony. They... more... - Mark H
So if the moons/planets are out of alignment, does that mean they can't operate and the doctors get the day off to play golf? - Halil
In a way he's right, you know. Bullshit in place of medicine will probably help with the over-crowding. - Eivind
I saw a tweet from earlier today by the FUKP party saying that astrology didn't go far enough and that operations should be cancelled if a magpie was spotted on the way to hospital. - Mark H
Um, no. - Joe
Do you speak Pompey?
"Weee!....He’s a right dinlo....Dip me ‘ead for a sparsy!...she’s well squinny!" If you cannot understand at least a couple of these expressions then there’s a good chance you’re not from Portsmouth. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Dr Clark said Pompeyspeak was closely tied to the dockyards and was distinct from naval slang, which came and went with the sailors. She said this maritime connection set the accent apart from the typical Hampshire drawl. ‘The Hampshire accent is a very broad, country accent, with longer R-sounds,’ Dr Clark said. ‘I would say that the vowels are broader rather than the rather clipped,... more... - Mark H
Tagged Maitani as I know of your fondness for linguistics. - Mark H
Interesting how some of the accents appear to have changed (not that I've got a real Pompey accent anyway) and odd to see phrases written down as "Going deyn tayn on the Saith Dain for half a crane" whereas we would be much more likely now to say something like "Goin' dan tan rand the randabat" (going down town, round the roundabout). - Mark H
Thank you! You probably haven't known of my fondness for listening to various forms of British English. :-) - Maitani
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook - http://designtaxi.com/news...
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
Illustrator Creates Pop-Culture Doodles In His Moleskine Notebook
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"Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes is back with more of his amazing black ink doodles. Drawn in his trusty Moleskine, his new works feature various pop-culture characters such as Loki, The Joker, and Venom—as well as wild animals like a sabretooth tiger, a fox, and an owl." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
If that's a doodle... - Heather
Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing - http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/weird-n...
Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing
Parents Giving Bleach Enemas To Cure Their Children Of Autism? Yeah, That’s A Thing
"Parents are using bleach enemas/drinks to try to cure their children of autism. They force the bleach solution into their own children orally or via enemas — both of which can cause serious health issues. Parents report their children fighting, screaming and writhing in pain. The monsters who sell the product online say it’s a miracle cure. The sane population calls it child abuse." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
seriously, people do this? - Halil
When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him - http://flashbak.com/when-pe...
When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him
When Peter Hicks electrocuted traffic wardens in London and how we learned to love him
"On February 23 1963 Peter Hicks [...] parked his Land Rover in Marylebone. A police constable passing by heard a ticking noise emanating from the vehicle. He looked inside. He touched the door. And he received an electric shock. The officer called his sergeant over. He too touched the car. He too received a jolt. Mr Hicks had been watching. He approached the policemen and revealed that he had wired his Land Rover to a device normally used to electrify cattle fences. He saw his vehicle as his property. To keep wandering hands off, he had electrified it. His orginial enemy targets were thieves but he’d moved on to traffic wardens, who had been introduced to London on September 19 1960 and were costing him over £30 a week in fines." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Mr Hicks wanted to deter these new traffic cops. And if he could have some fun in the process, all to the good. As his son would recall: 'He actually used to deliberately drive around and park his Land Rover in the West End and then go and sit in a pub or a restaurant. He’d get himself a nice window table and park very obviously – and illegally – outside. He and his mates would sit... more... - Mark H
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters - http://space1970.blogspot.co.uk/2015...
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
space1970: PLANET OF THE APES (1968) Door Posters
"Among the plethora of promotional material created by 20th Century Fox for the original 1968 Planet Of The Apes were these two-color "door panel" posters for theaters, introducing various characters from the film. This kind of giant poster was fairly prevalent in the 60s (I've seen similar ones for the Bond films and other flicks), but became less common in the 70s as studios continued to cut costs on this kind of promotion." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Went out for a walk into town to pick up some bath products from Lush. As is our way we ended up hitting one or more-than-one pubs on the walk back home. At the third pub we had a long talk about a number of things which led to me saying "That will make a good #SaturdayFF anecdote for Friendfeed."
Sadly, further pubs leapt up and interrupted the ensuing return home and despite a probing of our collective memories neither of us can now remember what it was. I'm sure it was going to be quite good. - Mark H
You guys are like our spirit couple. Yes, I'm at the pub and I've had many glasses of wine and whisky sours, but whatever. We need to get together! - Jenny H. from Android
Indeed we do. - Mark H
Video: Police body camera shows 'sickening' attack on female officer - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news...
Video: Police body camera shows 'sickening' attack on female officer
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"Hampshire Police release footage of a "shocking and brutal" attack on one of their female officers who had her head repeatedly banged on the ground" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
The video also auto-plays at the article (yikes.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Learning BASIC with the Marvel Super Heroes - http://blog.paxholley.net/2011...
Learning BASIC with the Marvel Super Heroes
Learning BASIC with the Marvel Super Heroes
Learning BASIC with the Marvel Super Heroes
Why is the BBC just so bad at TV news? - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Why is the BBC just so bad at TV news?
"On 8 February, a riot erupted in Cairo in which 40 football fans were killed after a clash with police. At 9pm that evening I turned on Al Jazeera, to see what they were making of it. The answer was a lot, and they cleared their schedule to tell it. Having carried a major – and in retrospect, prophetic – documentary about the simmering anger among excluded Zamalek fans just two days previously, they were well placed to tell us what this event might portend." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Over on the BBC's dedicated news channel – formerly known as BBC News 24 – the lead item at 9pm was pensioner bonds, followed at a quick trot by reports on Prince Charles's fogeyish thoughts about Islamist militancy; on the Ukraine; on hospital trust finances; on Labour promises and Tory rejoinders; and on Tony Abbott's shaky majority in the Australian parliament (all repeats of items... more... - Mark H
Earth does not revolve around the Sun after all. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Earth does not revolve around the Sun after all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Jp_XCvVto
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I, for one, am very convinced by the arguments put forward by Saudi Preacher Bandar Al-Khaybari. - Mark H
Both the Quran and the little plastic water container seem to support his case. - Eivind
Today's Top 7 Myths about Daesh/ ISIL - http://www.juancole.com/2015...
"The self-styled ‘Islamic State’ Group (ISIS or ISIL), the Arabic acronym for which is Daesh, is increasingly haunting the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts. I keep seeing some assertions about it that strike me as exaggerated or as just incorrect." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"3. Massive numbers of fighters have gone to join Daesh since last summer. Actually, the numbers are quite small proportionally. British PM David Cameron ominously warned that 400 British Muslim youth had gone off to fight in Syria. But there are like 3.7 million Muslims in the UK now! So .000027 percent of the community volunteered. They are often teens, some are on the lam from petty... more... - Mark H
Graphic Movie Posters in Circles by Nick Barclay - http://www.fubiz.net/2015...
Graphic Movie Posters in Circles by Nick Barclay
Graphic Movie Posters in Circles by Nick Barclay
Graphic Movie Posters in Circles by Nick Barclay
Two people we know who've lived together for a decade announced they are engaged to be married. It'll be in 32 months. This strikes me as a smidge on the long side.
A bit long, but they don't seem to be in a rush anyhow. :) - Heather
We gave people 16 months and many still couldn't figure out how to make it to the wedding. Doubling it up seems fine to me. - Michael W. May
Not super engaged, then. - Eivind
Vintage Portraits of Female Criminals from the Early 1900s - http://www.vintag.es/2014...
Vintage Portraits of Female Criminals from the Early 1900s
Vintage Portraits of Female Criminals from the Early 1900s
Vintage Portraits of Female Criminals from the Early 1900s
"A fascinating look into the world of women and crime, including murderers, bandits, crooks and mob wives, from the Tribune's 4x5 glass-plate and acetate negative archive during the early 1900s." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Just saw someone moaning about a couple on TV; this person used the phrase "there a tad uneducated" and I said nothing. There. I'm pointing it out here, naturally.
:) Admirable restraint. - Spidra Webster
Katering Show - Thermomix http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Katering Show - Thermomix http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yr_etbfZtQ
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Via Gizmodo Australia - "Meet Kate and Kate. They’re the stars of a new Aussie YouTube comedy series about cooking, and despite the fact that might sound boring, it’s actually one of the funniest things I’ve ever watched. The Katering Show’s take on the Thermomix is excellent" - Mark H
I have an uncle on Facebook wondering if the civil unrest in Syria and Ukraine is connected to the "Mayan Polar Shift".
Only in regions where the mysterious background hum isn't obscured by white noise from the contrails. - Jennifer Dittrich
the what now? - MoTO Boychick Devil
"without a doubt " - Kevin Johnson from Android
It's almost the weekend. This seems like the perfect time for Fred Astaire's disco cover of Carly Simon's Attitude Dancing. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
It's almost the weekend. This seems like the perfect time for Fred Astaire's disco cover of Carly Simon's Attitude Dancing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J28DV9wMEDU
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‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband’: The exact opposite of a feminist film - http://dangerousminds.net/comment...
‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband’: The exact opposite of a feminist film
‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband’: The exact opposite of a feminist film
‘How to Undress in Front of Your Husband’: The exact opposite of a feminist film
"The short film you’re about to take a look at is more than just a cheap, extraordinarily sexist exploitation film from 1937. Indeed, How to Undress in Front of Your Husband is most certainly that, but if you can put the stupidity of the attitudes expressed in the film aside momentarily, you’ll notice that it also happens to be surrounded by a bunch of weird, perhaps even interesting facts. Case it point: It involves the huckster distributer of Reefer Madness and his salacious screen writing wife, the film bears a mysterious similarity to a LIFE magazine article featuring photos of ex-burlesque stripper, June St. Clair made in the same year, one of the lead characters (such as there are characters) is the fourth wife of John Barrymore and the other lead character was an ahead-of-her-time suffragette." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"One of the most interesting things about this weird little piece is the appearance of former stage and vaudeville actress, Trixie Friganza. She plays the role of the not-so-sensual clothes remover; the representative of “how not to undress in front of your husband,” and the narrator says some truly vile things about her while she goes through her supposed pre-bed ritual. Really, it’s... more... - Mark H
So it's like a Japanese tea ceremony for undressing? - Todd Hoff
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