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Mark H
"Well, I told you that it might not be my last pre-launch logbook yesterday. I woke up a bit earlier from the planned 5-hour nap and there's no point in trying to go back to sleep, so here I am, sharing a few departing thought. The doctors will show up in about 40 min to start a series of hygiene operations: before going to space I'll be as clean as I'll ever be, outside and inside (if you get the message, I'm not going into any details here)." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Now almost everything is done. My bags are neatly packed and will be taken to their final destination by my family, the backup crew and the ever helpful ESA support personnel. Hopefully, it's all properly organized: part of the luggage will go into my landing bags, one for the nominal landing site and one for the ballistic site. Part will go home to Cologne, part will eventually find... more... - Mark H
Stephen Mack
I'm not a natural-born citizen, but if I were to run for President, my platform would hinge on not just the usual liberal stuff I always go on and on about like voting rights, freedom of choice, minimum wage, drug legalization, etc., but these two items I would push in particular:
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1. No more time changes, ffs. - Stephen Mack
2. Before Halloween, ONLY Halloween decorations. Before Thanksgiving, ONLY Thanksgiving decorations. Christmas decorations, carols, and sales before December 1 will be considered treason. - Stephen Mack
In conclusion, please vote for me in 2016. - Stephen Mack
Mr Mack! Mr Mack! If I could follow up on #2, what is your position on seasonal latte beverages? - Andrew C (✔)
It's a weak platform but it does benefit from being achievable so that's something. - Mark H
Andrew, thank you. This is difficult to say. You may have seen press reports about some of my earlier papers, written when I was in college (and highly impressionable), endorsing pumpkin spice lattes, eggnog lattes, peppermint lattes, and other similar fare. Let me be clear: I WISH TO REFUDIATE ANY POSITIVE WORDS I HAVE EVER WRITTEN IN THE PAST ABOUT SUCH ITEMS IN THE MOST STRIDENT... more... - Stephen Mack
Mark, my staff and I thank you for the glowing endorsement. I will now kiss your wife and/or baby and firmly shake your hand while gazing around the room. - Stephen Mack
FLIP-FLOPPER - Andrew C (✔)
I can agree with most, but I would propose a change in #2. Christmas decorations are only allowed the earliest of thanskgiving weekend. Its the long weekend to spend to put everything up. And they must be taken down by the 15th of Jan (This is leniency due to vacations, trips, and recovery from the holiday hangovers.) I would also like to offer that valentines and easter decorations/gifts/mentions are not allowed until a month before the actual holiday. #DownwithHolidayCreep! - Me
We have no babies (by choice) and my wife finds public displays of affection from strangers abhorrent. You'd still have our vote if you campaigned in a mankini, though, because we welcome challenging politicians. - Mark H
*puts on ball gown and beret* - Johnny from iPhone
*digs for blackmail material on Mr. Mack, hopes to make a fortune* - Brian Johns
CW, I would hereby like to offer you the position of Running Mate. Mark, you are hereby hired as my wardrobe consultant. Johnny, you are elected Chief of Chief of Staff. Sparky, you're going to be BUSY, there's an awful lot of dirt out there. Fortunately, I believe that thanks to my two positions enumerated above, I will be elected in a landslide despite my youthful "indiscretions." - Stephen Mack
You want us to elect you on your number 1 and number 2. Sounds like a typical politician to me. #shitofthebulls - Kristin
Stephen, I'd like to be your press secretary. This is a campaign I can get behind. - Corinne L
Welcome aboard, Corinne! Kristin, my #2 doesn't stink. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Where were you born? - Meg VMeg
Don't answer that, if it's, like, related to a security question or something. - Meg VMeg
My money is on Kenya. - Kristin
Ha! (England.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One of us!!!! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
That's all the time we have today for questions. - Corinne L
*is escorted off-stage while holding up Nixon v-fingers and making Howard Dean yelps* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Stephen, you are the bright spot in my evening. Want to come take over Sacramento city government with me? - Corinne L
Sounds fun! Are there a lot of kickbacks in it for us? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Of course! How about arena naming rights? Or perhaps free parking in perpetuity? - Corinne L
When are you going to post your birth certificate? And your income tax? But mainly your birth certificate? - Stephan
Please hold all questions until our next press conference tomorrow at noon Pacific Standard Time. Thank you. - Corinne L
You won't be running unopposed. I'll be running against you on a platform that includes year round egg nog, requires some actual pumpkin flavor in all things "pumpkin spice" (not just the spices), and allows nothing Christmas related until Santa enters Macy's at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade, the way it should be. Halloween things will be allowed year round, for the benefit of... more... - April Russo
I want to pick this thread up and hug it. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Please refrain from touching the candidate, sir. Thank you. - Corinne L
PEOPLE OF FRIENDFEED: I'd like to announce my third key platform item: Any big-box retailer that opens on Thanksgiving will be levied a special tax on sales on Thanksgiving Day -- at the rate of 100%. - Stephen Mack
Can I be the one Fox News interviews after I accuse you of an impropriety and then rescind my statement? #iwantmy15minutes - Janet from FFHound!
Mike Nencetti
Nearing the end, holding her hand. Love my girl.
You're a good man Mike. - Mark H
You two are present in my thoughts today. *hug* - Marie
Loving hugs for you and Beverly. - Anika
We are holding you both. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
You are both in my thoughts. - Kristin
Much love to you both. - Corinne L
Mike, you and Beverly are incredible people!! strength and love to both of you ... (((((((Hug)))))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Holding you and Beverly so tight in my heart today. - vicster: hon. canadian
So much love for you both. <3 - Jennifer Dittrich
Love and peace to you. Endings are hard, but an ending that's as peaceful as possible is a blessing, to my mind. May she slip as easily as my father did. My thoughts are with you both. - ellbeecee
Peace be with you both. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wishing you peace, love and light. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
I've been thinking about you from across the state. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*many hugs* - bentley
Love and peace to your whole family. You are wonderful, amazing people. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thank you everyone. we do no know how long, she's refusing food drink and medicine. I think her body has stopped digesting food, etc. so there is no point in feeding her. we have morphine when we need it. Very fortunate she has had no seizures. - Mike Nencetti
Sending lots of love and prayers to both of you. *hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*Love and peace* - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Sounds peaceful for you both. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Love and peace to you both. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
(((((((Mike))))))) - Petty LaBelle
Our love to you both, - Pete
Prayers for peace. Love to you both. - Friar Will
Such honor you show all of us. Prayers of comfort for you both. - Janet from FFHound!
Love, peace, and grace for you both. - Greg GuitarBuster
Thank you everyone. we are on day two of no food or water. she is refusing oral medicine. fortunately the hospice is visiting at 8:30. i will not force anything now. we have to leave her this afternoon to meet with the funeral director at 1pm. Fortunately we have an aide who will stay with her.She coughs from the saliva in her mouth. the atrophine does not fully help this. she did get some rest last night. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* - Anne Bouey
You are both in our thoughts. Wishing you strength and love ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Thinking of you both, you're in my prays! *hugs* - Halil
Sending so much love right now. *hugs* - Jenny H. from Android
Much love and peace to all of you, Mike. - LB's never Kippled
Thanks everyone, we are on day 3 of no food and water. Still stable condition. Sleeping most of the day. So it's just sit and wait. I'm good. - Mike Nencetti
*hug* - Kevin Johnson from Android
*hug* - Marie
Peace be with you both. - Irrational Numbers
Peace and love to you both - Victor Ganata
(Mike) - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
we are getting some water in with a dropper. we just have to be careful it does not go into the lungs. - Mike Nencetti
*hugs* Thinking of you and Beverly, Mike. - Stephen Mack
Continuing to pray for you and Beverly. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Oceans of love, to the both of you:* - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Gentle hugs for Beverly and big hugs for you, Mike. - Anne Bouey
Thinking of you. - Meg VMeg
*Hugs* - Brixie
For those following this thread. it is the start of day 6 without food or water. she has to be kept very still. we stopped daily baths, as it is painful, and the rehydration is prolonging her suffering. we will need to give her morphine before we try to change her. her lungs are clear as of yesterday. We have no means to communicate with her. skin rashes are under control. We lost... more... - Mike Nencetti
Thinking of you Mike and sending hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you for the update. Thinking of you both every day. *hugs* - bentley
A big hug, Mike. I pray the Lord have mercy. - Monaca di V.le Monza from BuddyFeed
Oh God. Thank you for update. I wish God has mercy… - Irrational Numbers
My thoughts are with you both. May Beverly be at peace. - J. Marie B
May you both find peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Mike, may she soon be free of this pain and suffering. Holding you in my prayers, still. - Janet
*hug* - Marie
I'm so sorry and I hope the pain is over soon. *hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I'm so sorry, Mike. Sending prayers of peace and mercy. - Corinne L
Love, peace, and comfort to you all. - joey
Yes we are on day 9 without food or water. The RN said it could be at any time. It has been rough, but the nurse said we have done a good job. We just wait and administer morphine on a schedule. ... and tell her we love her. - Mike Nencetti
You are both in my prayers and thoughts. Wishing you both peace and comfort. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Wow, Mike. Holding you both in prayer. You're a good man. - LB's never Kippled from Android
You are in my thoughts. I am so sorry - Elena
Love and strength to you both, Mike ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
She passed peacefully at 8am this morning. I was by her side. uncommunicative, but she did have tears when I told her I loved her and goodbye. - Mike Nencetti
Oh Mike. I am so sorry :'(. My deepest simpathy - Monaca di V.le Monza
((Hugs)) thank you for sharing with us, Mike, and sincere condolences to you and your family. May Beverly rest in peace, - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Our thoughts are with her, and all who loved her. - Pete
Thank you for sharing mike. Love to you and yours. How terribly sad to lose her and how wonderful to have had her in your life. May peace find you. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Much love to you and your family for sending Beverly home peacefully and lovingly. - Anika
followed silently your posts for months, thank you for sharing with us. my condolences to you and your loved ones ((((((hugs))))))) - ((°}
another silent bystander sending you love and grace and admiration. - Jenica
Hugs Mike, sorry for your loss. I'm sure she knew how much you loved her. - Brixie
I'm glad she's at peace. I'm so sorry for your loss. - LB's never Kippled
I'm very sorry for your loss. Thank you very much for sharing her with us. *hugs* - bentley
My deepest and sincere condolences, Mike. - Eivind from Android
I'm so sorry, Mike. May Beverly rest in peace. May you find comfort and peace, too. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
My condolences, Mike. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
So sorry Mike. Glad you got to be there at the end. *hugs* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl
I'm so sorry, Mike. My deepest condolences. - Jennifer Dittrich
You have my deepest sympathies, Mike. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
*hugs* I'm sorry, Mike. - John (bird whisperer)
*hugs* sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing. - Gabrielle from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you for sharing this journey with us. Please know that we are still thinking of you. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I'm so sorry Mike. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Me
So sorry, my condolences, you're in my thoughts and prays. *hugs* - Halil from FFHound(roid)!
Our thoughts are with you. I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
My condolences, Mike. Peace and comfort to you and your family. - Corinne L
I'm so sorry. I've been thinking about you and your family & will continue to do so. May you all find peace. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Blessings peace and love to you and your family. - RetiredTeacherD
Wishing Beverly a beautiful and peaceful rest. And wishing you and all who love Beverly peace. My deepest condolences. - vicster: hon. canadian
You and your family are in my thoughts. *hugs* - Kristin
Sending condolences to you and your family Mike. Wishing Beverly peace and good wishes. - Galadriel C. from Android
My thoughts and condolences for you and your family, Mike. Thank you for sharing this part of your life experience. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
So very sorry for your loss. Many hugs to you and your family. - Elena
I am very sorry for your loss, Mike. - Stephan
May she rest in peace. Love and peace to you and your family. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
What Career Are You Meant For? - http://www.playbuzz.com/gregs...
What Career Are You Meant For?
"You are a very analytic, calculated and smart. Your thirst for knowledge knows no boundaries, you always question everything and are always looking for something new to explore. You were meant to invent and discover new things this world has never known before." - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
"Social Activist: You are a very emotional, ambitious and stubborn person. In the past, these traits got you in a lot of trouble, but now you can actually make a huge difference in this world thanks to them. You were meant to take what you've learned so far in life and use it to help others in need" - Soup in a TARDIS
Mine was writer, but the phone won't let me cut and paste the text. - LB's never Kippled from Android
Scientist here too. - Mark H
"Therapist:You are a very warm, compassionate and sensitive person. You like to help others in need, and inspire others with your work. You were meant to better people's lives and make them happier" Not too far off from my career. - Janet
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
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
Todd Hoff
Betty Boop or Norma Jeane?
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That's clearly Betty Boop. Silly question. - Mark H
Google Images search confirms it's definitely Betty Boop. Helen Kane might have had something to say on the matter, but not Norma. - Mark H
Remarkable resemblance though. - Todd Hoff
Interesting. I didn't know about Helen Kane or Baby Esther. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - bentley
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Mark H
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
Stephen Mack
As a schoolboy in England, the sports rotation for PE classes included nature walks on Wimbledon Common, cricket, football, rugby, and rifle shooting. I learned how to shoot a rifle at age 11. I have not touched a firearm since. #saturdayff
And by football I mean soccer. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
One time playing cricket, I was silly mid on, got too close and got whacked on the temple by the runner's bat. The cut bled ferociously, trickling down all over my cricket whites. Five stitches, I believe. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
When we were younger, it was rounders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...) instead of rugby. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Jenny's #saturdayff from today (http://friendfeed.com/kellih...) reminded me that I took horseback riding lessons at the same time (but not as part of PE, private lessons that my parents arranged). It all seems so exotic to me now, but as a boy I just took it for granted that everyone learned how to shoot and ride in their childhood. - Stephen Mack
Your PE was a bit different from mine: rugby and cricket were there but we had cross country running and tennis in place of your walking and football, and we obviously were a bit behind the times because instead of rifle shooting we had to make do with throwing javelins. - Mark H
This is SPORTA! - Spidra Webster
Winters in Ohio meant lots of indoor PE activities. Probably more from trauma than actual ratio of sports chosen, but what I mostly remember playing was dodgeball. Oh, and the required dance portion of PE in middle school was square dancing, because it was the one least likely to get the teacher in trouble, though she would have taught breakdancing if she could. I always got paired with the guy who had warts on his hands. - Holly's favorite Anna
Bluesun 2600
I have to say that I didn't expect that for the reveal of what &/or who Missy is. #DoctorWho http://t.co/llkOZH9pdO
I have to say that I didn't expect that for the reveal of what &/or who Missy is.  #DoctorWho http://t.co/llkOZH9pdO
You might be in the minority; almost everyone I know saw that coming weeks ago. Still good, though. - Mark H
Really, I wasn't expecting that. But it does fit quit well I'm really looking forward to the second part. - Bluesun 2600
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Why am I drawn to narcissists? Why??? Argh!
Because usually they're awfully charming! - Tamara J. B.
^^this - Corinne L
Yep. *solidarity fist bump* - vicster: hon. canadian
Don't I know it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
A psychoanalyst might wonder if someone important in your life hadn't ever said that you can't love someone if they can't love themself and you'd then taken it to extremes but a more likely answer might be that narcissists tend to look nice and people generally like people who look nice. Both very human responses. - Mark H
More like the case where a scant light seems all the brighter in those brief moments it shines on you. But it's never gonna be enough, and the pursuit ends up costing more than accepting life in the shadows. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Because we're just too damn pretty. - Steven Perez
Interesting article about being attracted to narcissists:http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog... - Corinne L
Andrew C (✔)
I get "walrus", but for the other, I don't think "toothbrush" is anyone's first thought on seeing that style. http://t.co/nrOKNpHhpX
I get "walrus", but for the other, I don't think "toothbrush" is anyone's first thought on seeing that style. http://t.co/nrOKNpHhpX
True, but it really did used to be a popular style called "toothbrush". Poor Charlie Chaplin tramp.... - Spidra Webster
Yes, we've got a comedian over here called Richard Herring who just spent a year or so (probably as long as his tour circuit was) sporting a toothbrush moustache in a comedic attempt to hijack the style back from its current Germanic overtones. - Mark H
And "Adolf" used to be a popular name. (See, for example, "Adi" of adidas...) - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Amit Patel
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979) - http://scarfolk.blogspot.com.au/2014...
Scarfolk Council: Investigation & Prosecution Pigeons (1973-1979)
"If an IP pigeon lands nearby, please fully comply with the following instructions:" - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"1. Remove your clothes" … "2. Adopt the positions as illustrated so that evidence may be collected." … "3. Answer any questions transmitted via the IP pigeon's portable, 2-way broadcast system." … "4. Stand by while your crime is being assessed. Your sentence or fine will be printed on ticker tape in 3-5 minutes." - Amit Patel
One of my favourite sites after discovering it this year. - Mark H
it's a modern classic. you getting the book? - Big Joe Silence
Most likely. - Mark H
Micah
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Why are you in the ground? - Meg VMeg
Well....... trying to pull a 400-ft fiber optic cable through a length of underground pipe. Full of water. Which, turns out, was 420 feet of pipe. So then I pulled it all back out. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Whoopsies. - Meg VMeg
I didn't do the measuring, was just the muscle. :))))). - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
"We need some muscle. Someone... send for Micah." - Mark H
Mark H
The Chemistry of The Colours of Blood - http://www.compoundchem.com/2014...
The Chemistry of The Colours of Blood
"Halloween’s almost here, which, for a large number of costumes, will require a liberal dousing of fake blood to complete the look. You probably already have a pretty good idea of the reasons behind the red colouration of human blood that fake blood mimics. However, red is not the only blood colour available – it also comes in blue, green, violet, and even colourless varieties – and this is a result of the specific chemicals that make up blood in different organisms." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
Quantum weirdness is everywhere in life – Johnjoe McFadden – Aeon - http://aeon.co/magazin...
Quantum weirdness is everywhere in life – Johnjoe McFadden – Aeon
"Beneath all these quantum solutions to puzzling vital phenomena, we find ourselves with a deeper mystery. Quantum coherence is an immensely delicate phenomenon, depending on those in-tune particle waves. To maintain it, physicists usually have to enclose their systems within near-perfect vacuums and cool them down to very close to absolute zero temperature to freeze out any heat-driven molecular motion. Molecular vibrations are the mortal enemy of quantum coherence. How, then, does life manage to maintain its molecular order for long enough to perform its quantum tricks in warm and wet cells? That remains a profound riddle. Recent research offers a tantalising hint that, instead of avoiding molecular storms, life embraces them, rather like the captain of a ship who harnesses turbulent gusts and squalls to maintain his ship upright and on-course. As Schrödinger predicted, life navigates a narrow stream between the classical and quantum worlds: the quantum edge." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Attended a speech by Jim Al-Khalili (mentioned in the article) last month on that subject. - Mark H
Wow, that must have been interesting. Anything stand out? - Todd Hoff
It was a general overview of quantum biological processes with the most amount of time spent on the way robins navigate. It was difficult to concentrate fully on the talk as it was held on a glass-bottomed boat in an aquarium with sharks, rays, and turtles swimming around, with the turtle often coming up to the boat and slapping it with its flipper much to everyone's amusement. - Mark H
That sounds fascinating - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @bettylies: No one ever said Renee Zellweger's old face was beautiful until she got a new face.
The first time someone told me I looked like Renee Zellweger, I looked so confused they had to tell me it was a compliment. - Heather
Awww, she was cute like a doll with those squinty eyes. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
But if you have that kind of squinty eye - I've got them - you hear things throughout your life like "ooh, you've got thieves eyes!", so I can understand the desire to change. I wouldn't spend the money because I've got other things to do with it, but I can see why she did. - ellbeecee
What was wrong with her face? I thought she was cute. - Eric - Regulate
I know it's coming from a good place, but you guys just called her "cute", not beautiful. It's a small distinction but when "cute" is all you hear it gets old. - Heather
It's how she feels that really matters but I just wish she could have changed her looks to something less ubiquitous. I'm sure her looks had a large impact on the success of Bridget Jones and that following it directors/producers thought "we want someone cute/quirky like her!" and there was only her around. Now, if they want someone like her they're going to have a load of alternatives.... more... - Mark H
Mark H
"All the NFL logos, if they were proper british gentlemen!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Stephan
Sometimes it feels like the outsourced IT folks get paid by the number of follow up questions asked. Actually reading emails must not pay nearly as well.
This contrasts with our offshore team who ask no questions ever, not even amongst themselves according to some of our staff who've paid a visit; they sit in absolute silence, doing the work they're paid poorly for, and doing it poorly too. So poorly that it drives the rest of us insane and leads to a lot of instructions to do things again but the bosses know best and they know they can... more... - Mark H
Better to ask then not ask. - Me
This company goes through a lot of people so you are always dealing with inexperienced people. I let this issue simmer on purpose; I have been unable to connect to one of our remote systems for two weeks. - Stephan from iPhone
Mark H
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items - http://flashbak.com/hilario...
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items
Hilariously Irresponsible 1930s Novelty Items
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"Here are a bunch of socially irresponsible and politically incorrect products from the 1938 Johnson Smith & Company Catalogue of Surprising Novelties, Puzzles, Tricks, Joke Goods, Useful Articles, Etc." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Sepi ⌘ سپی
A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. - Sepi ⌘ سپی from Bookmarklet
Just finished the first season it was great and the soundtrack is wonderful too. - Sepi ⌘ سپی
Fantastic series. The second season is as good as the first so far. As this season also features Tom Hardy alongside Cillian Murphy my wife is twice as pleased as she was already. - Mark H
Mark can't wait to start the second season ... I'm with your wife, having these two actors make it even more enticing :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
You'll also be pleased to know that Sam Neill is still an absolute bastard. Wonderful acting to play a character so utterly evil. - Mark H
OH ... I was just talking about it with my brother ... trying to figure out the ending :-))) - Sepi ⌘ سپی
But he is a great actor!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
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