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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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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
My wife's older, American, very Republican, white, male cousin just posted on Facebook something regarding Tim Cook that is exactly the sort of thing you might expect an older, American, very Republican, white male to say. Desperately fighting urge to reply.
Stay strong, my friend. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
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
"All the NFL logos, if they were proper british gentlemen!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
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
Another weekend where it's stupid o'clock in the morning here and I'm trying to hold conversations with people in America and Thailand. Things would be a hell of a lot simpler if we all lived on the same O'Neill cylinder.
*adds phrase to weekly vocabulary list* - Spidra Webster
My project manager bought assorted chili peppers at a market at lunch today. As the afternoon wore on he gave in to temptation and sampled a few. The first was a Padron; reasonably hot according to him. The second was a Christmas Bell; quite sweet apparently.
The third was a Scotch Bonnet. Only it wasn't a Scotch Bonnet. It turned out to be a Habanero. The result was swollen, very red lips and quite a speech impediment which caused quite a lot of amusement. - Mark H
He then decided to go to the toilet. I warned him to be careful what he touched before he went, he nodded, mumbled something, and left. When he returned he looked in pain. Apparently, despite washing his hands twice before venturing into the cubicle... he didn't quite get it all off. The descriptions over the next few minutes went from "tingling" to "a bit uncomfortable" to "this is really quite burny now." - Mark H
Last week this same project manager bought some Naga peppers and persuaded his project coordinator to eat one. This led to extreme sweating, tears, much moaning, vomiting, and curling up in a ball at his home that evening for several hours, plus all the associated pain that comes with post-chili evacuations you hear about. - Mark H
Personally, I hate chili and can't understand why anyone would want to eat anything that hurts. - Mark H
I totally agree with you,food is to enjoy not to be in pain. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Peppers are delicious in most cases and I love spicy food, but if you're in pain there's no point in eating it. - Anika
I thought Scotch Bonnet was just another name for habañero peppers. Poor guy! I've heard the theory is that serious pepper addicts are in it for the pain - the body sends out substances in reaction to the pain and it's those they get addicted to. https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum... - Spidra Webster
:( - Anne Bouey
I love peppers, but yeah if I find myself curling up in a ball, then no way, but I've never had them that bad. fwiw fyi, wear gloves when chopping peppers if you wear contacts and I'm speaking from personal experience. - Halil
Dish soap works better than hand soap at removing hot chili oils from your skin. Rubbing alcohol, even high proof vodka in a pinch, can help too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
and use cold water not hot, hot water just cooks the oils into your skin, same goes for washing fishy hands - Halil
What Anika said. I get tingly fingers a lot from chopping peppers. Unfortunately, I have a pesky habit of rubbing my eyes after chopping said peppers. >.< - Jenny H. from Android
London Underground: Designs for Tube trains unveiled - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
London Underground: Designs for Tube trains unveiled
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"Designs for 250 London Underground (LU) trains have been unveiled as part of an upgrade which could cost about £16bn. The trains will be installed on the Piccadilly, Central, Waterloo & City and Bakerloo lines from the mid-2020s. [...] For the first time on deep-level sections of the Tube, the 250 trains, which are expected to cost up to £2.5bn, will have a mechanised air-cooling system built in.They will also have improved accessibility, with step-free access from the platform and more space for wheelchair users." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Drooling at the thought of "mechanised air-cooling" on the tube because those things get a little toasty. - Mark H
gone are those good ole days of being stuck in a tunnel for hours on end on the northern line and people passing out ;-) - Halil
Yeah, that's definitely a good thing for pubtrans. What do you think about the rest of the redesign? - Spidra Webster
I like it, looks airy and will prevent families/friends from accidentally being separated in tube rushes. Also, from a safety point of view, it will be far easier to render assistance to people in need down the carriage now. The other thing that comes to mind is that train scenes will be more challenging now, chasing spies/criminals etc on the tube without any doors to hinder them will make for interesting and imaginative scenes since you can't simply wedge the diving door anymore. - Halil
They should've just made tunnel floors moving :) - Нарушитель связности
Ever been stopped in the street by a former winner of Big Brother who then discussed with you how shaved orangutans were used for sex?
Just me then. - Mark H
Mr Tickle? ETA, oh I don't think he won, did he? - Marina's Godmother :-)
No idea. This was Pete Bennett. I didn't recognise him; my colleague did. But then Pete spotted my camera and came across for a talk. Nice guy, topic of conversation notwithstanding. - Mark H
Was he the guy with Tourettes? - Marina's Godmother :-)
Yes. - Mark H
"Invaders from Mars is a remake of the 1953 film of the same name. The filmmakers love for the original is on full display here. Jimmy Hunt, the actor who played David in the original, puts in a an appearance, and one of the aliens from the 53 film can be spotted in a pile of junk in the school basement. On a whole, the film does preserve a lot of the feel of a 50’s alien invasion flick, but it also has a very 80’s vibe to it. The whole film actually looks very Spielburg-ian. You know…lots of people carrying around flashlights, zoom-ins to windblown faces staring at something amazing, and enough lens flares to give JJ Abrams a tingle up his thigh." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Much of the cast plays their roles just a bit over-the-top, or extremely over-the-top in the case of Louise Fletcher. I’ve got to believe that was intentional. It doesn’t quite bring the film to the level of parody, but it makes it clear that Hooper and his crew recognize the sillier side of 50’s alien invasion flicks and are, in fact, celebrating that fact." - Mark H
Love the 50s version; never seen this one, though. - Mark H
The 1953 film was a masterpiece, the remake... not so much. If you haven't seen the original, the full movie is here: http://youtu.be/REc1iR_ME4c - Ken Morley
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