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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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Elite: Dangerous hands-on: exhilarating dogfights and amazing VR | PC Gamer - http://www.pcgamer.com/uk...
Elite: Dangerous hands-on: exhilarating dogfights and amazing VR | PC Gamer
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"If you’ve ever watched a Star Wars space battle and thought, man, I want to be there, playing Elite: Dangerous with the Oculus Rift is as close as you can currently get. Elite has always been prized as a freeform, open-world RPG, so I really wasn’t expecting this Kickstarted update to be one of the most tactile, kinetic and convincing sims I’ve yet played. I’ve never flown a real spaceship, but playing this with a flight stick feels exactly how I imagined being in the cockpit of an X-Wing would be." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Already planning a future US trip which involves flying into Chicago and driving to Cleveland then onto Maryland (within easy reach of Washington DC). First thing my missus says when I outline that plan: "Does this mean we can eat some food with Derrick?" Yeah, there's a chance that could happen.
!!! - Derrick
Fair Play Hero Hunt Rejects Penalty - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Fair Play Hero Hunt Rejects Penalty
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"I am Jamie Edwards, a 13 year old amateur nuclear scientist. At the moment I am building a nuclear fusion reactor and hope to become the youngest "fusioneer". I wouldn't be doing this without the financial support from my school, Penwortham Priory Academy." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Black & White Photographs of Street Scenes in New York City in the 1970s - http://www.vintag.es/2014...
Black & White Photographs of Street Scenes in New York City in the 1970s
Black & White Photographs of Street Scenes in New York City in the 1970s
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"Forget the disco era, the 1970s in New York City was all about danger. With pimps and prostitutes populating the streets, an economic collapse and a crime-filled subway system, the streets of Manhattan were gritty and dark. Check out photographer Leland Bobbe's shots of New York during a period when it hit an all-time low..." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Retrospace: Catalogs #35: House of Kesman 1973 - http://my-retrospace.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Retrospace: Catalogs #35: House of Kesman 1973
Retrospace: Catalogs #35: House of Kesman 1973
Retrospace: Catalogs #35: House of Kesman 1973
"The 1973 House of Kesman Catalog is more or less a Frederick's of Hollywood style catalog. There's no nudity, just 70s finery at its zenith." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
A friend of mine belongs to Rock Choir and three of his singing colleagues (as "The Lounge Kittens") have just put together a video for their cover of Limp Bizkit's "Rollin'" - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
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Cool. I really enjoy watching them. :-) - Maitani
My Secret Paris Archive - http://www.messynessychic.com/2014...
My Secret Paris Archive
My Secret Paris Archive
My Secret Paris Archive
"On the far end of Rue Saint-Honoré, where the designer shops turn into local brasseries and superettes, take a turn onto the road of the ‘dry tree’, rue de l’Abre Sec, marked by the Italian fountain of Ludovicus XVI. Look for the big blue door at number 52 where a trolley of old books will lure the wandering eye. Dip into the passageway and begin your descent into the rabbit hole…" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Give a good firm push to the rickety old doors and let the aromas of ageing print curl around you. It’s the scent of more than 7 million copies of various newspapers, magazines and affairs of the press dating as far back as the old French Regime of the 15th century. The Galcante was founded Christian Bailly, the chairman of the ”Musée de la Presse”. When it first opened in 1975, it... more... - Mark H
Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained
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"It is one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years - a graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile. And now scientists think they can explain how so many of the animals came to be preserved in one location more than five million years ago. It was the result of not one but four separate mass strandings, they report in a Royal Society journal. The evidence strongly suggests the whales all ingested toxic algae. The dead and dying mammals were then washed into an estuary and on to flat sands where they became buried over time. It was well known that this area in Chile's Atacama Desert preserved whale fossils. Their bones could be seen sticking out of rock faces, and the spot acquired the name Cerro Ballena ("whale hill") as a result." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Identified in the beds were over 40 individual rorquals - the type of large cetacean that includes the modern blue, fin and minke whales. Among them were other important marine predators and grazers. "We found extinct creatures such as walrus whales - dolphins that evolved a walrus-like face. And then there were these bizarre aquatic sloths," recalls Nicholas Pyenson, a palaeontologist... more... - Mark H
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy browser-based text adventure relaunches March 8 - http://www.pcgamer.com/2014...
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy browser-based text adventure relaunches March 8
"To celebrate three decades of improbable hilarity, the BBC is re-releasing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy text adventure game. The thirtieth anniversary edition will be playable in-browser and will feature improved HD visuals and some social media integration. The game will relaunch on the same day that the BBC will rebroadcast the original radio plays written by Douglas Adams, which turn 36 years old that same day. I'll wait just a moment while you reflect on how extremely old you are." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
NO WAY - maʀtha
Remember, you want the toothbrush, the analgesic, and the lint in the pocket of the robe you are wearing - maʀtha
Most importantly: FEED. THE. DOG. - Akiva
44. Telescope » The Giant Cuttlefish - http://giantcuttlefish.com/...
44. Telescope » The Giant Cuttlefish
44. Telescope » The Giant Cuttlefish
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"I realized a little while ago why watching nudibranchs in the water is such a surprisingly intense experience – at least to me. It’s not just the otherworldly beauty of the animals, but the fact that as you watch them – with their slow but definite passage from place to place, and their constant probing and sensing – you start to see the other things around them in a new way. Bits of sponge, tunicates, and as one goes smaller, delicate hydroids and the like – all the inhabitants of the nudi-scale world – come more clearly into view." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting - http://sinkingandmelting.tumblr.com/
A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting
A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting
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"The archive is a growing collection of items contributed from places that may disappear owing to the combined physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change, including glacial melting, sea level rise, coastal erosion, and desertification. Through common but differentiated collections, contributed materials form an archive of the future anterior; what will have been." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
My project manager's taking a two week break in South Africa. He flew out yesterday. He's now 28 hours into his vacation. Let's see how that's going...
"So the journey so far. Flight arrived in Dubai, 2 hours after my connecting flight had departed. We were instructed to go to the transfers desk which when we arrived already had a couple of hundred people at it. So about 500 of us 'queued' shoulder to shoulder 15 people deep and watched the hours literally tick away until after 9 hours of waiting patiently and not trying to get upset by the queue jumping French passengers, I finally got a transfer. Refreshments during the 9 hours included a bottle of water (20 bottles between all of us), 48 cans of pop between all of us and a tray of croissants. Thankfully the dehydration stopped the necessity to go to the loo as there was no provision for that. The 10-15 across 15 person deep queue was for the first 2 hours handled by 2 crew who failed to tell anyone what was going on. That became 6 people at its height, most of which was for the first and business class passengers. Families with young children were made to queue up with everyone... more... - Mark H
Serves him right. How dare he. - Akiva
He has a lot of friends sympathetic to his plight. I'm not counted amongst them. - Mark H
He's finally arrived in South Africa. Dubai airport's fondness for randomly calling everyone to prayer along with it being filled with baggage carts with horns that just needed to be sounded and his own inability to sleep on the plane mean he's gone 62 hours without sleep according to his very recent Facebook post. - Mark H
Electric chair haunts US former executions chief - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Electric chair haunts US former executions chief
"Mr Ault remembers every detail of every execution he oversaw. "I've spent a lifetime regretting every moment and every killing” Perhaps the most troubling was that of Christopher Burger, who as a 17-year-old juvenile with borderline mental impairment had been involved in a brutal rape and murder. Burger spent 17 years on death row. Dr Ault saw him change. The troubled youth got an education, his brain developed and matured. Yes, he was guilty of a terrible crime. He was also desperately contrite. When Dr Ault described Burger's execution to me, his words were powerful, the agonised silences even more so. Two decades have done little to ease Dr Ault's burden of remorse and guilt. "His last words to me were, 'Please forgive me'. I could see the jolt of electricity running through his body. It snapped his head back and then there was just total silence... and I knew I had killed another human being."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Chandelier
Cams Mill Pub, Fareham, Dusk
South West Train Seats, Fareham To Fratton
Fareham Water, Dusk
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence - http://zyalt.livejournal.com/1007568...
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence
Ukrainian President's now-abandoned residence
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