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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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38 pictures that show how British cinemas have changed in the past 100 years - http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-op...
38 pictures that show how British cinemas have changed in the past 100 years
38 pictures that show how British cinemas have changed in the past 100 years
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Venus Express: Up Above The Clouds So High - http://www.astrobio.net/topic...
Venus Express: Up Above The Clouds So High
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"ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has climbed to a new orbit following its daring aerobraking experiment, and will now resume observations of this fascinating planet for at least a few more months. The orbit-raising followed a month of aerobraking that saw the spacecraft surf in and out of the atmosphere at altitudes typically between 131 km and 135 km for a couple of minutes on each of its closest approaches to the planet. Before, normal operations involved an elliptical orbit every 24 hours that took Venus Express from 66 000 km over the south pole down to around 250 km at the north pole, just above the top of the atmosphere. But, after eight years and with propellant running low, the Venus Express team began a daring aerobraking campaign, dipping the craft progressively lower into the atmosphere on its closest approaches." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"This orbit will slowly decay again under gravity, but with only a few kilograms of fuel at most now remaining further altitude-raising manoeuvres may not be possible. If no further corrections are made, Venus Express will probably reenter the atmosphere again in December, but this time for good, ending the mission.In the meantime, having survived not only the aerobraking experiment but... more... - Mark H
Wine Pairing Guide For Wildlife - https://medium.com/the-nib...
Wine Pairing Guide For Wildlife
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:) - Eivind
A Map Of The U.S., If There Had Never Been A Mexican-American War - http://io9.com/a-map-o...
A Map Of The U.S., If There Had Never Been A Mexican-American War
"Clay lost to Polk by only 30,000 votes, which suggests that there was limited support for annexation (in fact it was primarily rooted in the south). Yet President Tyler interpreted Polk's victory as a mandate for expansion, which prompted him to push through annexation as one of his final acts, with help from expansionists in Congress. If Clay had won the election, Tyler would not have annexed Texas, and the United States would not have entered into war with Mexico – at least not in 1845. Had Clay won, we might assume that the nation would have avoided annexation, and by extension war with Mexico." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Texas may have become part of the US even without the Mexican-American war. - John (bird whisperer)
Are there two stranger Tweeters than Richard Dawkins and Gerry Adams? - http://www.techdigest.tv/2014...
Are there two stranger Tweeters than Richard Dawkins and Gerry Adams?
"Back in the 1980s, Richard Dawkins was a respected Oxford University Professor, and one of the world’s leading voices on evolutionary biology. After crafting several brilliant tomes that explained the origins of life to lay people, he became well known in the wider world too. The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype and The Blind Watchmaker transformed the public’s understanding of science and taught them a lot in the process. Dawkins was on his way to being a national treasure, in the same way that David Attenborough is today." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Meanwhile, over in Northern Ireland Gerry Adams was a hugely divisive and infamous figure. In 1983 he became the President of Sinn Fein, and a thorn in the British government’s side. He was also alleged to have had links to the IRA, and has even been alleged to have been involved in one of the group’s murders. In short, he was viewed by the British establishment as one of the most... more... - Mark H
"Almost every day, there’s a new Dawkins-related furore, where he has said something controversial and the masses of Twitter have reacted. Today, for example, he has been offering his opinions on rape." - Mark H
"So what about Gerry Adams? Surely such a renowned firebrand would be taking to Twitter with all sorts of inflammatory rhetoric? It turns out he really likes rubber ducks." - Mark H
Scarfolk Council: 1970s "Inspirational posters" - http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Scarfolk Council: 1970s "Inspirational posters"
Scarfolk Council: 1970s "Inspirational posters"
Scarfolk Council: 1970s "Inspirational posters"
"In 1970s comic books and newspapers one could usually find advertisements offering posters, iron-on transfers, sew-on patches and T-shirts arranged by theme or subject matter: movie and TV stars, cartoon characters, pop stars, infant felons, etc. Inspirational or motivational posters were also very popular, particularly among people who had few thoughts of their own and believed that pithy phrases containing as few syllables as possible furnished them with something akin to a personality." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Scarfolk Council monitored the content of all posters to ensure that only quotes with moral integrity found their way onto the walls of citizens. To this end, the council turned to the tried-and-tested morality of spiritual and religious texts such as the Bible. " - Mark H
Fix your PC with a crystal pendulum - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Fix your PC with a crystal pendulum
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Conflict continues in Gaza | Photos | The Big Picture | Boston.com - http://www.boston.com/bigpict...
Conflict continues in Gaza | Photos | The Big Picture | Boston.com
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"The conflict in the Mideast has intensified in the last month with turbulent fighting in Gaza strip. Over 800 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 injured, according to Palestinan health officials. World leaders have been working on a truce between Hamas and Israel to end the bloodshed." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Spaceflight Now | Antares Launch Report | Cygnus completes rendezvous with space station - http://spaceflightnow.com/antares...
Spaceflight Now | Antares Launch Report | Cygnus completes rendezvous with space station
Spaceflight Now | Antares Launch Report | Cygnus completes rendezvous with space station
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"Completing a three-day journey from Earth, an Orbital Sciences Corp. Cygnus spacecraft reached the International Space Station this week, resupplying the outpost with critical provisions, experiments and other needed cargo. The 16.8-foot-long, 10-foot diameter Cygnus supply ship was grappled by the space station's robotic arm at 1036 GMT (6:36 a.m. EDT) Wednesday at the end of a laser-guided final approach from underneath the 450-ton research complex. It delivered more than 3,000 pounds of cargo to the space station." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Rising
Leaning Tower
Messy
Stages Of Opening
Biplane
Yellow Daisy
Eaten
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Funky Science Textbook Illustrations From The 1970s | Flashbak - http://flashbak.com/funky-s...
Funky Science Textbook Illustrations From The 1970s | Flashbak
Funky Science Textbook Illustrations From The 1970s | Flashbak
Funky Science Textbook Illustrations From The 1970s | Flashbak
"HAVE a look at a 1977 grade school science textbook. Each page features distinctly seventies children in distinctly seventies environments. A beautiful thing to behold. Today’s textbook illustrations are much more professional, polished and detailed than they used to be. Many of you may remember that most 70s textbooks were low on informative illustrations and graphics, but chock full of pictures featuring a melting pot of children doing God-knows-what. Today’s science schoolbooks are brimming with amazing pictures and lush illustrations; whereas, my old science book had pictures of kids blowing bubbles or watering plants." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
▶ The official full length TV launch trailer - Doctor Who Series 8 2014 - BBC One - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Just shown during half time on the BBC. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"A girl's quest into the depths of Tinder dating. The good, the bad, the pictures of men holding fish." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
My wife has been waiting to hear whether there's budget to turn her year's secondment into a permanent position - wanted by her current manager and, of course, us - as otherwise she'll need to start job hunting near the year's end as her old job which she would otherwise go back to has switched to a shift pattern and neither she nor I want her to...
Meanwhile, my wife was working with another woman in her office who recently took a couple of weeks holiday. Prior to the holiday she was supposed to give my wife some instructions on running certain elements of her job for cover but because this woman was taken ill for a fortnight before the holiday this didn't happen. Nevertheless, my wife battled on, made a few mistakes, but generally worked things out and picked up the slack and other workers from other departments who have to liaise with where my wife now works have remarked that things by-and-large are probably working more smoothly now and departmental cooperation has improved. - Mark H
This woman was supposed to return to work from her holiday yesterday but didn't show up and didn't call in. Today they discovered her dead in her home. - Mark H
I feel a little bit guilty that after the initial "damn!" reaction my next thought was "well, that should hopefully free up that budget." I'm a bad person. - Mark H
The art of Robert Steven Connett - http://www.grotesque.com/museum...
The art of Robert Steven Connett
The art of Robert Steven Connett
The art of Robert Steven Connett
"The Art & words of Robert Steven Connett, established on the internet 12/12/1994" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
21 flyers show how sex sold 1970s arcade game - http://flashbak.com/21-flye...
21 flyers show how sex sold 1970s arcade game
21 flyers show how sex sold 1970s arcade game
21 flyers show how sex sold 1970s arcade game
"In the 1970s arcade games were super. Most kids knew a friend of a friend who owned an actual stand-up video game in a big metal box. Others (let’s call them spoilt cousin Danny) had Intellivision. Others had an Atari, the most fabulous of all the home gaming machines. Children wanted one. But which one would mum and dad buy. Which one would your big brother crave? The game makers knew: the one that would get your laid. Sex, it seems, can sell anything." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
i am pledging allegiance to the caliphate - http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search...
i am pledging allegiance to the caliphate
It looks like the Daily Mail may have been trying to set up a group to stir up dissent. Why report the news when you can create it? - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Ooops. Any comments from the newspapers implied? - Eivind
Not that I've seen. Probably, though, and probably containing swear words. - Mark H
I guess that's three things you can really count on: death, taxes, and the perfidy of the Daily Mail. - Jennifer Dittrich
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