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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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German town plays prank on neo-Nazis - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
German town plays prank on neo-Nazis
German town plays prank on neo-Nazis
"For decades, neo-Nazis have traveled to the southeastern German town of Wunsiedel, where Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, was buried until 2011. The right-wing extremists march through the town in commemoration of Hess year after year, glorifying the horrors of the Third Reich. [...] Although Wunsiedel's inhabitants had observed the march from a distance over the past years, this Nov. 15, some of them welcomed the neo-Nazi protesters effusively with rainbow confetti and even cheered for them. [...] The group Rights versus Rights (Rechts gegen Rechts) had come up with a new way to protest the annual neo-Nazi march: For every meter the neo-Nazis walked, local businesses and residents would donate $12.50 to a nongovernmental organization devoted to making it easier for neo-Nazis to leave behind their hateful politics." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The 200 neo-Nazis had only two choices when they got to know about the plan: Either they proceeded, indirectly donating money to the EXIT Germany initiative, or they acknowledged their defeat and suspended the march. The neo-Nazis decided to pursue their plans — and participated in raising funds for an organization committed to their downfall. According to a news release by the... more... - Mark H
I cannot love this enough. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Those neo-nazis got trolled hard. - Johnny
<3 - Eivind
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Tweets Critiquing the Science Behind "Annabelle" - http://www.somethingawful.com/news...
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Tweets Critiquing the Science Behind "Annabelle"
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"Following his takedown of the so-called science of sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson turned his attention to the possessed doll horror film Annabelle. Despite claims by the film's creators that Annabelle was "based on a true story," Tyson seemed to think the science was far from reality. In a scathing series of tweets, he revealed a number of glaring scientific flaws in the movie, which dealt with a murderous doll." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I think he's joking, right? - Shevonne
probly not even real tweets. - Big Joe Silence
Or he could be punking himself? - Todd Hoff
i can't be arsed to hop onto twitter to check his account to see if these are legit. imma go nap. :P - Big Joe Silence
When did insects evolve? - http://scienceblogs.com/pharyng...
When did insects evolve?
"Dated phylogenetic tree of insect relationships. The tree was inferred through a maximum-likelihood analysis of 413,459 amino acid sites divided into 479 metapartitions. Branch lengths were optimized and node ages estimated from 1,050,000 trees sampled from trees separately generated for 105 partitions that included all taxa. All nodes up to orders are labeled with numbers (gray circles). Colored circles indicate bootstrap support (left key). The time line at the bottom of the tree relates the geological origin of insect clades to major geological and biological events. CONDYLO, Condylognatha; PAL, Palaeoptera." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year - http://www.smh.com.au/enterta...
Karl Stefanovic's sexism experiment: Today presenter wears same suit for a year
"Angered by the sexism he saw being heaped upon his female colleagues – and attempts to downplay it – Karl Stefanovic decided to conduct an experiment. He wore the same blue suit on air, two days in a row. Then three. A month ticked by without a ripple. Now, a full year has passed – and he is still wearing the same cheap Burberry knock-off, every morning, on Channel Nine's Today program." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Not a single audience member has asked about it, he says. Fashion commentators and other media also seem oblivious. Yet co-host Lisa Wilkinson still receives regular and unsolicited fashion appraisals, as she revealed in her well-received Andrew Olle lecture last year. ("Who the heck is Lisa's stylist?" one emailer demanded to know. "Today's outfit is particularly jarring and awful.... more... - Mark H
Well, to be fair, the suit looks pretty good on him. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
gosh! i love this man! - رامین
European Probe Survived Comet Landing with Luck and Great Design - http://www.space.com/27769-p...
European Probe Survived Comet Landing with Luck and Great Design
European Probe Survived Comet Landing with Luck and Great Design
"Europe's Rosetta mission pulled off the first-ever soft landing on a comet Wednesday thanks to a lot of great engineering and hard work — along with a healthy dose of luck, mission scientists say. Rosetta's Philae lander successfully touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko early Wednesday morning (Nov. 12), more than 300 million miles (483 million kilometers) from Earth. But Philae's anchoring harpoons didn't fire as planned, and the 220-lb. (100 kilograms) probe bounced off the comet twice before settling onto its icy surface for good." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Philae's first bounce off 67P was a big one, sending the lander about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) above the comet's surface, Ulamec said. Philae eventually came down again 1 hour and 50 minutes later, likely about 0.6 miles away from the original landing site. (The team still isn't sure exactly where the lander ended up.) But the probe was nearly lost to space. It rebounded off 67P's... more... - Mark H
Amy Nelmes on Twitter: "My friend just sent me this break-up message she received after 7 weeks of dating. My fav reason for split is #3 http://t.co/EdAFS5lLKy" - https://twitter.com/amynelm...
Amy Nelmes on Twitter: "My friend just sent me this break-up message she received after 7 weeks of dating. My fav reason for split is #3 http://t.co/EdAFS5lLKy"
Oh, good lord. - Spidra Webster
The Daily Mail Asked If Anyone In Britain Could Make A Sandwich And You Can Guess What Happened Next - http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhi...
The Daily Mail Asked If Anyone In Britain Could Make A Sandwich And You Can Guess What Happened Next
The Daily Mail Asked If Anyone In Britain Could Make A Sandwich And You Can Guess What Happened Next
The Daily Mail Asked If Anyone In Britain Could Make A Sandwich And You Can Guess What Happened Next
:) - Jenny H. from Android
At work today we were talking about Rosetta and the Philae lander when a project coordinator piped up with a general statement about how fast the asteroid must be going. I corrected him and pointed out it was a comet. He asked about the difference. I explained.
I explained about composition and how that led to low gravity hence the potential issues with the malfunctioning downwards thruster and the possibility that the harpoon wouldn't work (sorry, I jinxed it). I explained about the way the craft was using the gravity to bring in a soft landing using basic physics. I explained about orbits and how comets lose material as it is heated by the sun and how that was already happening. He looked suitably impressed. - Mark H
He then proceeded to tell us all a little science fact we might not have been aware of: stars don't actually twinkle. He then explained why and finished it off with "so now you know something too." He did not seem to get that the stares and silence from me and some other colleagues were not the result of us digesting this amazing information and seemed very pleased to have "enlightened" us. Emails of a suitably derisory tone were deployed around the office. - Mark H
Photo I took a few days ago. He was watching a wedding take place outside. Disrupted it. Ran off with the bride and caught a bus. Quite a thing to see. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Is that a monkey? o_O - Spidra Webster
It is a close relative on the tree of life. - Mark H
The Infinite Monkey Cage Live - http://www.infinitemonkeycage.com/
The Infinite Monkey Cage Live
If you've an interest in science and comedy then Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince will be bringing their show to New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in March with tickets going on sale in a couple of days. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
SpaceShipTwo Pilot’s Survival is Miraculous - http://www.universetoday.com/116017...
SpaceShipTwo Pilot’s Survival is Miraculous
SpaceShipTwo Pilot’s Survival is Miraculous
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"SpaceShipTwo’s breakup likely exposed both pilots to the slipstream at still over mach 1. Flying debris was their first challenge. Second, the sudden decompression and then deceleration forces struck them. According to an anonymous source within Scaled Composites, the Washington Post reported yesterday that both pilots remained buckled into their seats. Alsbury never separated from the seat and cabin, and information reaching the public reveals that he impacted at high speed still within some fraction of the remaining cabin." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The anonymous sources within Scaled Composites revealed that Siebold was able to unbuckle from his seat and deploy his chute at 17,000 feet (5,181 m). It is very likely that even Siebold fell unconscious from the initial stresses of the breakup and from decompression at 50,000 feet (15,240 m). He would have fallen into an unconscious state at that height and only have woken up once... more... - Mark H
That's incredible. - Stephen Mack
Steve snaps up free membership prize - http://www.wlct.org/WLCT...
Steve snaps up free membership prize
"THE winner of the exciting competition to name the new leisure centre in Selby has received the prize of a year’s free membership from leisure provider WLCT. Steve Wadsworth chose the name [...] for the facility, which is set to open in Spring 2015." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I've edited out the name of the new leisure centre in Selby that Steve chose so that you can have a guess and see how close you are. - Mark H
I was spot on. Which is rather sad. - Pete
Narcissistic Personality Inventory - http://personality-testing.info/tests...
Narcissistic Personality Inventory
So, I'm not self sufficient nor an exhibitionist nor vain, all of which I agree with, but zero superiority? Hardly! I'm the greatest! - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Pussy Power: An Ancient Feminine Law of Attraction Tool - http://www.aphroditesapprentice.com/twin-fl...
Pussy Power: An Ancient Feminine Law of Attraction Tool
"There is an ancient secret power that resides deep inside every woman. And meow, is it sexy! This eternal Sacred Feminine energy is the stuff of life, of passion, purpose, and pleasure, and when tapped into can attract all things your heart desires. This includes attracting your Twin Flame Union. I call it “Pussy Power” – a primal life-force of erotic power that is generated in the female body. It’s not only related to sexual energy, it’s related to anything having to do with creation from the etheric world into the physical world that we live in, from Heaven to Earth." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"There is a little tool called a 432 hz tuning fork that is very cleansing of the water in your body, and water holds onto memory and trauma. To heal out sexual fear, shame, abuse, and stuckness in the lower chakras, banging a 432 hz tuning fork and placing it spread-eagle next to your lovely leg-connector (your crotch area), you can heal out tremendous amounts of fear, grief, anger,... more... - Mark H
Well. - Spidra Webster
Umm - Stephen Mack
That pussy appears to have had a close encounter with Aunt Flo. - Eivind from Android
Eivind, I can see your experience with Aunt Flo must have been at a distance. Of macroleagues. - Spidra Webster
Studio 54 In The 1970s: Wonderful Photos Of Famous Faces Dancing At New York's Killer Nightclub - http://flashbak.com/studio-...
Studio 54 In The 1970s: Wonderful Photos Of Famous Faces Dancing At New York's Killer Nightclub
Studio 54 In The 1970s: Wonderful Photos Of Famous Faces Dancing At New York's Killer Nightclub
Studio 54 In The 1970s: Wonderful Photos Of Famous Faces Dancing At New York's Killer Nightclub
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