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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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Al-Azhar responds to Sisi’s call for ‘religious revolution’ - http://www.thecairopost.com/news...
Al-Azhar responds to Sisi’s call for ‘religious revolution’
"“We should closely examine the situation in which we are in. It does not make sense that the thought we sanctify pushes this entire nation to become a source of apprehension, danger, murder and destruction in the entire world,” Sisi said in a Thursday speech before Egypt’s top religious leaders on the occasion of the Birth of Prophet Mohamed." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"“I am not saying the religion. I am saying this thought that has been sanctified; texts and thoughts that have been sanctified for hundreds of years. And disagreeing with [these texts and thoughts] has become very difficult. To the extent that [this thought] makes an enemy of the whole world,” Sisi added. [...] Al-Azhar’s newly formed Monitor of Infedilizing Fatwas Dept., which... more... - Mark H
Positive moves in Egypt; good to see and interesting to see where it leads. - Mark H
There's every chance it's 2015 now.
Happy New Year Mark H. - Mike Nencetti
Hppy new year - Halil
Happy New Year's, to you and the missus! :) - Jenny H. from Android
*checks who's commented/liked so far* Thank you Americans, Brits, Europeans, and Iranians of FriendFeed. This place still gets me right *here*, - Mark H
Not here yet!! .... Happy new year Mark ... :-) - Sepi ⌘ سپی from iPhone
Happy new year, Mark! - Stephan from iPhone
Happy New Year Mr H!!! 😃 - Son of Groucho
Happy new year, Mark! :-) - Maitani
Happy New Year, Mark! - Anne Bouey
10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries - http://interestingliterature.com/2014...
10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries
10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries
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"How about some truly amazing pictures of bookshelves? What follows are ten of our favourite pictures of the beautiful interiors of libraries from around the world." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
As just mentioned: here's the cross stitch that my missus will have been working on for two years in March. It'll have 127,200 stitches in it when finished. I think it looks stunning.
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Oh, wow, that's gorgeous. My grandmother used to do pictures like that, and the amount of time (and skill!) needed is just staggering. - Jennifer Dittrich
I zoomed in so I could see it better, then I thought I had zoomed in too much because it was all pixilated. Then I realized the pixels were the stitches. EDIT: Wow. That's a lot of stitches. - bentley
Soyuz 2-1B - Resurs-P #2 Launch Updates - http://www.spaceflight101.com/soyuz-2...
Soyuz 2-1B - Resurs-P #2 Launch Updates
Soyuz 2-1B - Resurs-P #2 Launch Updates
"A Soyuz 2-1B rocket was rolled to the launch pad at Site 31/6 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday in preparation for the final launch of the Soyuz workhorse in 2014 which will be the 22nd launch of the Soyuz rocket family this year - remaining the most flown launch vehicle across the globe followed by the Chinese Long March family, and the Atlas V and Proton launchers." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Live launch in about half an hour: http://www.spaceflight101live.com/soyuz-2... - Mark H
The Scientology Christmas Catalog Is Totally Insane - http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-sci...
The Scientology Christmas Catalog Is Totally Insane
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"Now, you might be wondering: Do Scientologists celebrate Christmas? Of course they do, silly-billy! According to this website, "Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard honored the great religious leaders of the past for the wisdom they brought to the world, writing that Scientology shares 'the goals set for Man by Christ, which are wisdom, good health and immortality.' It is in this spirit that Scientologists celebrate the holiday season, whether Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or any other religious or cultural tradition."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Heavy handed hate doesn't ring as funny, nor as effective, as it could without so much vitriol. - Michael W. May from Android
The $400 discman is by far the best buy in that catalog. - Eivind
Merry Christmas! Love, Santa - http://citycyclops.tumblr.com/post...
Merry Christmas! Love, Santa
Merry Christmas! Love, Santa
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Mike Harvey - Taxi Photos - http://www.mikeharvey.co.uk/
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"Working as a taxi driver for 4 years gave me a great insight into the people and community of Neath. Thousands of people travelled in the small transient space of the taxi, and each journey had it's own unique interaction and narrative." - Mark H
"I wanted to document the lottery of people that occupied the taxi space, and the experiences that taxi driving gave me. Whether it be rushing a pregnant woman to hospital or being regaled stories of World War II by an elderly passenger, the taxi provided a space to meet, converse with, and learn from people." - Mark H
"The array of people that journeyed in the taxi were diverse. The shop and call centre workers, tradesmen, policemen, pensioners, prostitutes and lawyers, the publican, millionaire, undertaker and pauper, the school teacher, drug dealer, drunkard and postman - the old, the young, the rich, the poor, the sober and the high. The taxi passengers represented a small cross-section of society, and these photographs hope to visually document a slice of Welsh culture from 2010." - Mark H
Via: https://twitter.com/DMRepor... - Dail Mail readers react to rumours that next James Bond will be played by Idris Elba.
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"Looks like Caz is knocked up again!" I said with a smile. The landlady turned to me. "No, Paul had the snip last year and I gave up smoking a few months ago."
And that's why I'm never going to that pub again. - Mark H
#SaturdayFF A friend is hosting a "home produce" Christmas do at his house tonight. He and his wife have made a cider that they've named "Fisticuffs" (they have a reputation for blazing rows when they've both been on the cider, hence the name).
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We're bringing along two bottles of strawberry wine as we altered the sugar/water mix slightly in one of the two demijohns we've had going and it's produced two subtly different types. These we're calling Slightly Cloudy and Clearing Up; weather-related names based on their appearance in the glass. It would be fair to say both wines have one hell of a kick to them. We've never gone in for all that "measuring the alcohol content" malarkey, instead relying on how much it clings to the glass and how much it warms the brain to guesstimate. We're guesstimating it's pretty pokey. - Mark H
We've also produced some Christmas Cake-flavoured vodka, using Finlandia as a base and then throwing in mixed fruit, cinnamon sticks, cloves, nutmegs, and orange zest for three days. This we've called Laplandia Püd (even though we're pretty sure the umlauted u doesn't exist in Finnish). - Mark H
Other people turning up to the evening will be bringing homemade food. We're not sure exactly what that will be but that's far less important than the alcohol anyway. - Mark H
Sounds like the making of a great time. :) - Jenny H. from Android
Other drinks that turned up were a rhubarb vodka, a lemon/ginger vodka, chilli vodka, a "port" made from blackberry, elderberry, sloe, and banana, some sloe gin, and chocolate beer. Felt surprisingly okay when I woke up but the hangover has started to claw its way into my skull as the day's wore on. It was such a clear night that we also got to see meteors both on the walk to and from the do which was a pleasant bonus. - Mark H
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia - http://www.neonbubble.com/article...
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia
Photographs And History: The Face Of Virginia
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I bought a 1960s-published book in a charity shop showcasing photography of Virginia by A. Aubrey Bodine which might be of some interest to anyone from around that area of the world. The book itself isn't just a great collection of imagery but a fantastic source of historical information and it's fascinating to also see the things that have changed since its publication. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I grew up on Bodine's photos of Baltimore and Yardley's cartoons. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
We had our local Skeptics in the Pub Christmas social last night and I provided a science/skepticism/sci-fi/general knowledge crossword and a missing vowels quiz (such as you might see in Only Connect) for the attendees. Should you feel up for the challenge... http://1drv.ms/1An3EUM (PDF)
New Age Rape Culture: Astrology Pseudoscientists Blame ‘Rape-Prone’ Women & the Planets That Make Men Rape - https://bogardiner.wordpress.com/2014...
New Age Rape Culture: Astrology Pseudoscientists Blame ‘Rape-Prone’ Women & the Planets That Make Men Rape
New Age Rape Culture: Astrology Pseudoscientists Blame ‘Rape-Prone’ Women & the Planets That Make Men Rape
New Age Rape Culture: Astrology Pseudoscientists Blame ‘Rape-Prone’ Women & the Planets That Make Men Rape
"In nutshell, for rape cases afflicted segregation of 4th house is for distorted… self – fidelity… 7th… is for conjugal fidelity disrupted in equality and legality. 8th is seen for conjugal relation in inequality with force or forgery and intrusion,and lastly 12th house is seen for conjugal relationship with illegality and unsocial i.e. bed pleasure is shared with others… Moreover, weak Venus or its affliction in addition to this… prove fatal in female horoscopy for rape and sexual abuse…" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"[W]hen we see any house wife or daughter is rape prone we have to see the 4th house at first… 8th house females suffers sex relationship based on inequality and intrusion… male violence to 8th or its lord is very important to signify the rape prone chart…" - Mark H
Gallery: Future in Space — Nuclear-Powered Starships - http://www.space.com/14291-p...
Gallery: Future in Space — Nuclear-Powered Starships
Gallery: Future in Space — Nuclear-Powered Starships
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Via https://www.facebook.com/womende... and in response to Nigel Farage supporting treating women like it's the 19th century all over again.
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These Techniques for Surrendering to a Police Officer Might Save Your Life - http://www.somethingawful.com/news...
These Techniques for Surrendering to a Police Officer Might Save Your Life
"You're a black man who wants to comply with police, but sometimes they just refuse to take "Yes, please, yes. It hurts! I give up!" for an answer. Remember: police are human beings, not robots, not for at least five or six more years when, god willing, the Chinese finally put a stop to all this." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Try incorporating yourself. You will need to form a C Corporation to create a distinct legal entity which is impossible to shoot or arrest and actually indemnifies all employees against criminal liability." - Mark H
Pregnant woman blasts anti-abortion protesters outside a clinic in London - https://www.youtube.com/watch...
They’re creepy and they’re kooky: Audition photos for ‘The Addams Family,’ 1964 - http://dangerousminds.net/comment...
They’re creepy and they’re kooky: Audition photos for ‘The Addams Family,’ 1964
They’re creepy and they’re kooky: Audition photos for ‘The Addams Family,’ 1964
They’re creepy and they’re kooky: Audition photos for ‘The Addams Family,’ 1964
"I had a good time looking through these audition photos for The Addams Family dated 1964. It’s just plain weird (and fascinating) to see other actors and actresses trying out for these iconic roles because I simply can’t imagine anyone else playing them." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
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