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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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BBC News - Peaches Geldof dies aged 25 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - Peaches Geldof dies aged 25
"TV presenter Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25. "We are beyond pain," said her father, confirming her death. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us." "What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?" Police in Kent said the death was "being treated as unexplained and sudden" at this stage." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
i'll be hugging my dotters extra tight when i pick them up from school today. i don't want to imagine. - Big Joe Silence
How awful. - vicster: full-bodied from FFHound!
Gerd Ludwig documents the Chernobyl nuclear disaster’s aftermath in his book The Long Shadow of Chernobyl - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Gerd Ludwig documents the Chernobyl nuclear disaster’s aftermath in his book The Long Shadow of Chernobyl
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"Ludwig first visited Chernobyl in 1993 for a National Geographic story on pollution in the former Soviet Union. Access to Chernobyl was limited then, but after extensive negotiations, the local police force agreed to show him around in a school bus. During that trip, Ludwig was able to meet with some of the several hundred elderly people who had decided to ignore radiation levels and resettle without permission inside the exclusion zone. “At first Ukrainian officials discouraged them, branding them as illegal residents, but soon turned a blind eye, realizing that they preferred to die on their own contaminated soil instead of a broken heart in anonymous city suburbs,” Ludwig said via email." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Круто))) Дала почитать на http://forumroditeley.ru - rolletink
Wingham Wildlife Park - Asian Beauty Snake 4
Wingham Wildlife Park - Gaboon Viper
Wingham Wildlife Park - Sudan Plated Lizard
Wingham Wildlife Park - Kookaburra
Wingham Wildlife Park - Black Winged Lory
Wingham Wildlife Park - Rainbow Lorikeet
Wingham Wildlife Park - White Cheeked Turaco
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The Cinematography of Roger Deakins - http://www.diyphotography.net/cinemat...
The Cinematography of Roger Deakins
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"Regardless of what he uses, he uses it to its fullest potential. If you’ve seen The Shawnshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, The Assassination of Jesse James, Skyfall or even How to Train Your Dragon, you’ve seen his work. The guy’s got a resume, and it’s a wonder that none of his work has placed him an oscar yet. Here’s how a few of his most iconic shots were done" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Thought you might appreciate this Slippy. A friend's new FB avatar based on his Minecraft creation for a movie challenge that he won.
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THE GUN IS GOOD. - Big Joe Silence
Most awesome :-) - Steel Penguin Slippy
Your pavement squiggle markings decoded - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Your pavement squiggle markings decoded
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"They are the fleeting multi-coloured maps that chart the lay of the land beneath our feet. They tell those who dig up our roads where exactly the pipes and cables run, and, just as importantly, at what depth. Here we decode readers' road squiggle finds." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The product of convention rather than law, the different colours used in pavement markings refer to a particular utility. Red, for example, is the colour of electricity. Blue denotes water while yellow means gas, green means CCTV or cable firm networks and white, telecommunications (or general messages to contractors carrying out works). The numbers between the lines are used spell out the distance from the kerb of a particular pipe or a cable or - if a D is used - its depth." - Mark H
We need a color to mark the mini hyperloop package delivery system that will compete with amazon's drone delivery. - Amit Patel
Portsmouth's proud history makes it the perfect place for a weekend break - http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifesty...
Portsmouth's proud history makes it the perfect place for a weekend break
"Old Portsmouth is also known as Spice Island because of its historical links with the spice trade and was once a magnet for sailors on shore leave. I enjoyed a drink on the patio of the Spice Island Inn overlooking the harbour – it’s certainly novel to have a glass of wine while listening to the safety ­announcements on the Isle of Wight ferry. This was a perfect spot to end a weekend in this nautical Hampshire city. Portsmouth may be losing the dockyards, but hopefully it will thrive as it’s a great place to visit. As Nelson famously said: England Expects. Luckily, Portsmouth delivers." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Famous Architects Illustrated In The Style Of Their Buildings - http://designtaxi.com/news...
Famous Architects Illustrated In The Style Of Their Buildings
Famous Architects Illustrated In The Style Of Their Buildings
Famous Architects Illustrated In The Style Of Their Buildings
"Architect and illustrator Federico Babina has followed up his previous architecture-inspired work with another stunning series titled ‘Archiportraits’ that imagines the portraits of famous architects designed in the style of their buildings. He has turned 33 prominent architects like Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright and Tadao Ando into abstract compositions, with their eyes, noses, facial features and hair created from windows, columns, staircases and floor plans." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls - http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538...
Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls
Completely Surreal Photos Of America's Abandoned Malls
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Vayanasını - Orhaan
Retrospace: Catalogs #36: 1986 German Catalog - http://my-retrospace.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Retrospace: Catalogs #36: 1986 German Catalog
Retrospace: Catalogs #36: 1986 German Catalog
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"I found this German catalog (Genex) from 1986 infinitely interesting - not just for the inherent nostalgia, but for the contrast to American catalogs and by extrapolation, culture. For instance, in '86 we don't put cartons of cigarettes in the candy section; nor do we show fully nude people in the sauna section. That's just un-American. But those are extreme examples. For the most part, the catalog is just an average tour through mid-eighties consumerism." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The Stanford torus was proposed during the 1975 NASA Summer Study, conducted at Stanford University, with the purpose of speculating on designs for future space colonies (Gerard O'Neill later proposed his Island One or Bernal sphere as an alternative to the torus). "Stanford torus" refers only to this particular version of the design, as the concept of a ring-shaped rotating space station was previously proposed by Wernher von Braun and Herman Potočnik.It consists of a torus, or doughnut-shaped ring, that is 1.8 km in diameter (for the proposed 10,000 person habitat described in the 1975 Summer Study) and rotates once per minute to provide between 0.9g and 1.0g of artificial gravity on the inside of the outer ring via centrifugal force." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Sunlight is provided to the interior of the torus by a system of mirrors. The ring is connected to a hub via a number of "spokes", which serve as conduits for people and materials travelling to and from the hub. Since the hub is at the rotational axis of the station, it experiences the least artificial gravity and is the easiest location for spacecraft to dock. Zero-gravity industry is... more... - Mark H
Building Blocks for a Generation Ship - http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/buildin...
Building Blocks for a Generation Ship
"Project Hyperion is working on the first ever design of a manned interstellar vessel. Recently, the team thought about how to leverage on existing heritage for the spacecraft’s subsystems. In particular, two major elements of a crewed spacecraft were of particular interest: the propulsion system and the habitat. A preliminary analysis has already been done by the team about two years ago" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Options for the propulsion system included Daedalus, Project Icarus’ Ghost Ship, as well as laser sails. For the habitat, various O’Neill colony designs, the Stanford Torus, as well as the 1976 MIT space colony design and the National Space Society’s Kalpana One colony were considered. Based on these criteria, the current Project Icarus, Ghost Team’s design was chosen for the... more... - Mark H
Bosnia's wartime rape survivors losing hope of justice - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Bosnia's wartime rape survivors losing hope of justice
"In the garden of a women's refuge overlooking the plant, Lejla describes the brutality she suffered as a teenager. "I was 14 and living with my grandmother when the war began," she says. "I was captured and spent three years in a prison camp, where we were forced to do manual labour. Later, I was separated from the rest of the prisoners along with three other women and taken to a house. "The soldiers would drink. We would have to serve them like slaves and they would rape us." Estimates for the number of women like Lejla who were subjected to sexual violence during the Bosnian War range from 20,000 to more than 50,000." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Men were also raped during the Bosnian War, often as a means of humiliation. Zihnija, a former soldier in the Bosnian army, shakes visibly as he recounts what happened to him. "The military police took me to a basement and beat me unconscious," he recalls. "When I woke up, one of the officers took a shovel, ripped my trousers and put it inside me. Then they threw me back on the floor.... more... - Mark H
So horrible that governments always sweep the sexual violence war crimes under the rug. Too many forget it's not just the soldiers who get scarred. - Anika
Bring back any memories Slippy? Went around the Tricorn exhibition in the city museum today. Great to see these pieces of a wonderful example of brutalist architecture sadly no longer around.
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Sadly? *shudders* - Steel Penguin Slippy
Ah, you're one of those brutalist-hating heathens then. A pox on you for not seeing the gorgeousness of it all. - Mark H
A History Of Controversial Children’s Books: Sex, Sambo And Obscene Rebellion - http://www.anorak.co.uk/388677...
A History Of Controversial Children’s Books: Sex, Sambo And Obscene Rebellion
A History Of Controversial Children’s Books: Sex, Sambo And Obscene Rebellion
A History Of Controversial Children’s Books: Sex, Sambo And Obscene Rebellion
"In 1986 it was reported that [Jenny lives with Eric and Martin] was in the library of a school run by the Labour-controlled Inner London Education Authority, and this was a major factor in the Tory government passing Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which prohibited the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality." Looks like we've just got to give Russia and chunks of Africa about 30 years to catch up then. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Blue Budgie
Brick Circle
Cricket Screen
Empty
Chichester Guildhall
Guildhall
Sniffing The Sword
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Poorly Drawn Lines – The City - http://poorlydrawnlines.com/comic...
Poorly Drawn Lines – The City
Couple Buy an Abandoned French Chateau, Start a Blog to share their Journey - http://www.messynessychic.com/2014...
Couple Buy an Abandoned French Chateau, Start a Blog to share their Journey
Couple Buy an Abandoned French Chateau, Start a Blog to share their Journey
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"There are many reasons why you might start a blog, but documenting the revival of an 18th century neoclassical ruin seems like a pretty damn good reason if you ask me. In 2013, Australian husband & wife team Karina and Craig Waters purchased the Chateau de Gudanes, a decaying fairytale mansion in the Midi-Pyrénées that had been sitting on the market for four years." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Regarding Our Zoo's Rebranding as "The Insane Horror Zoo" - http://www.somethingawful.com/feature...
Regarding Our Zoo's Rebranding as "The Insane Horror Zoo"
"We understand that it can be upsetting that we are killing all these beautiful animals. To be honest, we don't like to do it much, but it is part of our rebranding effort that we announced to members last year. Since zoos around the world have undertaken efforts to become more humane, our own efforts to provide lifelike habitats, ample space, and comfortable interaction with patrons no longer really set us apart. That is why these "culls" are part of the larger plan to rebrand the Copenhagen Zoo as "The Insane Horror Zoo."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"We want to create brand synergy by wasting tons of animals. We will become the Hostel of zoos. We will do anything to these animals. We will ice a panda. We will do a hit on a python. If you can't hang with this, you need to get out now, because the carnage has only begun. Our 2014 schedule of animal death is just getting warmed up." - Mark H
That's something … awful :) - Amit Patel
Homeopathy product recalled over fears it may contain actual medicine - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Homeopathy product recalled over fears it may contain actual medicine
"A company making homeopathic remedies in the US has had to recall more than 50 different products from across its range after they were found to contain actual medicine. Terra-Medica, based in Ferndale, Washington, promises to provide “a wealth of education and high quality health products [to] holistic health care practitioners across the US”." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Yet in a series of tests by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it was found that a variety of tablets, capsules, drops and suppositories – with names like “Pleo-QUENT” and “Pleo-STOLO” – actually contained quantities of penicillin. [...] [Homeopathy] involves the practice of massively diluting active ingredients with large quantities of water, and has since been extensively... more... - Mark H
Hwoops. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
That's like doping! - Eivind
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads - http://phys.org/news...
Fusion reactor wall manages unexpected shielding against extreme heat loads
""During the simulated ELM pulses, we saw a completely counterintuitive behaviour", says de Temmerman: "The more power we sent to the wall material, the less energy actually reached the surface. The temperature of the tungsten samples already peaked part-way through the energy pulse and then started to drop. At the same time, our fast camera saw Hα-light coming from near the surface." Hα-light is a spectral line that indicates that cool hydrogen gas has escaped from the tungsten wall surface. De Temmerman: "We already know that the metal tungsten can absorb limited amounts of hydrogen, like a sponge. It looks like the incoming energy pulse frees a cloud of this absorbed hydrogen from the tungsten. The gas blanket then sucks energy from the incoming power pulse and distributes it evenly, protecting the surface directly below it." Simulations of the hydrogen stored in the tungsten before and after a plasma pulse support this analysis." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Fusion researchers try to recreate nuclear fusion, the power source at the heart of the sun, as a sustainable energy source on Earth in tokamak reactors like ITER. In a fusion reactor, hydrogen nuclei collide at hundreds of millions degrees Celsius, then fuse together to form helium and release prodigious amounts of energy. ITER has been designed to demonstrate the technical... more... - Mark H
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - http://www.smbc-comics.com/index...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
But it's Tuesday! ;-) - Halil
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