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Mark H

Mark H

Software developer, keen photographer, Portsmouth fan, Patriots fan.
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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
Sen. Brandon Smith has important things to say about climate change, Mars - http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014...
"Brandon Smith: 'As you (Energy & Environment Cabinet official) sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.'" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"First of all, I did not make up that quote, it’s quite real. Secondly, while the average temperature on Earth is roughly 58 degrees Fahrenheit, the average temperature on Mars is approximately -80 degrees Fahrenheit. In Sen. Smith’s defense, he’s only off by about 138 degrees or so, which happens sometimes." - Mark H
Twitter / misterbrilliant: This is the review that got me blacklisted by EA. Some shitbag executive wanted me fired. - https://twitter.com/misterb...
Twitter / misterbrilliant: This is the review that got me blacklisted by EA. Some shitbag executive wanted me fired.
Citroën Karin 1980 concept car - http://interiorator.com/citroen...
Citroën Karin 1980 concept car
Citroën Karin 1980 concept car
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"My brother Sander and I both share a love for concept cars. Earlier this week he showed me this amazing 1980 Citroën Karin, which I’d never seen before. It’s totally Blade Runner meets French car styling. It would be great if this sort of design style were translated to a furniture collection?" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
That dashboard is wild. - Anika
I'll wait for the sunroof version - Barışnikov from iPhone
yapacakları işi sikeyim. - Grandmaster Mitrazz from Android
Those buttons remind me if the function buttons on a Commodore 64. - Eric - It's My Thing
That time Walt Disney bought his own Autonomous Utopian City of the Future - http://www.messynessychic.com/2014...
That time Walt Disney bought his own Autonomous Utopian City of the Future
That time Walt Disney bought his own Autonomous Utopian City of the Future
"In 1964, Disney began ‘quietly’ purchasing what would total to 27,000 acres of land in Orlando, Florida. By quietly, I mean Walt used his multiple lesser-known shell companies to buy up the land at very low prices from unknowing landowners that would eventually become part of the Disney prototype district." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Next, he wanted independence; unprecedented quasi-government control over the area. He succeeded and in 1967, convinced the State of Florida Legislature to sign over municipal jurisdiction over the land Disney had acquired, which he named “The Reedy Creek Improvement District”, after a natural waterway that crossed through it. This essentially meant Disney could do almost whatever he... more... - Mark H
A View of the Deepest Future - http://www.centauri-dreams.org/...
A View of the Deepest Future
"To survive, Life in our Local Group needs to emigrate to the Virgo Super-Cluster. Although our Milky Way is heading towards Virgo at ~200 km/s, cosmic acceleration, from Dark Energy, is presently pushing us away from Virgo at ~1,000 km/s. Thus we need to launch towards Virgo faster than the Dark Energy pushing us away. Yet the reward is 10 trillion trillion years of Habitable planetary environments, which may well be worth intergalactic migration." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"In theory a tight white-dwarf/planet pair can be flung out of the Galactic Core at ~0.05c, which would mean a 2 billion year journey across every 100 million light-years. A white-dwarf habitable zone is good for 8 billion years or so, enough to cross ~400 million light-years. It’d be a ‘starship’ in truth on the Grandest Scale. Perhaps other Intelligences have begun their preparations... more... - Mark H
The view during the trip would be amazing. - Joe
Looked up this Spivey author. While what he writes may be true, his academic credentials are less than stellar. - Joe
He is an Electronics Design Engineer at Bangor. No PhD from what I see, but I could be wrong about that. Dabbles in intergalactic space travel theory after work? - Joe
The Ins and Outs of Aspect Ratio - http://www.diyphotography.net/ins-out...
The Ins and Outs of Aspect Ratio
The Ins and Outs of Aspect Ratio
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A little bit of history describing how the various standard image aspect ratios came into use and how these have translated to the dimensions of modern sensors on DSLRs. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Good video here on History of Aspect Ratio: http://vimeo.com/68830569 - Nils Sandin
"Brody House is an eclectic boutique hotel located in Budapest, Hungary. It is housed in a building originally built in the nineteenth century, and was transformed to serve its present purpose in 2009." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
In a stadium in Berlin fans are watching the Germany v Ghana game on their own couches. - https://twitter.com/World...
In a stadium in Berlin fans are watching the Germany v Ghana game on their own couches.
You didn't win the game Iran but you won my heart*.
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(*) Recipients must be 18 or over. Prize may not be transferred. Monetary value of prize: 0.0000001p. - Mark H
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘My dear parents, I have been sentenced to death...' - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘My dear parents, I have been sentenced to death...'
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘My dear parents, I have been sentenced to death...'
"My Dear Parents, I have been sentenced to death today, September 11 1917. Only myself and another comrade; the others have been let off with 15 years’ imprisonment. You will have heard why this has happened to me. I am a sacrifice of the longing for peace, others are going to follow. I cannot stop it now, it is six o’clock in the morning, I am being taken to Cologne at 6.30, and on Wednesday September 12 at nine o’clock in the morning I am going to be sacrificed to military justice. I would have liked to press your hands once more to say goodbye, but I will do it silently. Console Paula and my little Fritz. I don’t like dying so young, but I will die with a curse on the German militarist state. These are my last words. I hope that some day you and mother will be able to read them. Always Your Son, Albin Köbis" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The day after he wrote this letter, Köbis, a 25-year-old stoker aboard the German Imperial Navy’s battleship SMS Prinzregent Luitpold, and a fellow rebel, Max Reichpietsch, were marched before a 20-man firing-squad of sailors at the Wahr military firing range in Cologne. They were tied to posts, blindfolded and executed, in a brutal climax to a dispute that had been ignited by swedes:... more... - Mark H
I want to locate Köbisstrasse the next time I'm in Berlin. - Eivind
rutabagas! interesting. - Meg VMeg
COOL TOY REVIEW: Flashback Friday Mego Black Hole Action Figures - http://cooltoyreview.com/Flashba...
COOL TOY REVIEW: Flashback Friday Mego Black Hole Action Figures
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"This week, we take a look at another science-fiction film from the 1970s....The Black Hole, Walt Disney's foray into sci-fi adventure films. It focused on a team of explorers aboard the USS Palomino, who discover the USS Cygnus a long-thought-destroyed spacecraft hovering dangerously close to a black hole (hence the movie's title). Once aboard, they meet a mad doctor and his army of robot servants, and of course therein lies the meat of the story." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I had V.I.N.Cent. Its head pushed down. - Mark H
i saw that film in the cinema. creeped me right out but i love it to this day, flaws and all. - Big Joe Silence
Saw it at cinema, too. Still one of my favorite movies. A true horror story. And, yeah, the scene between Dr. Durant and Maximillian? I dread it. - Akiva
oh yeah. - Big Joe Silence
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished? - http://www.messynessychic.com/2014...
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?
Seriously though, how did the Most Beautiful Library in America get Demolished?
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"The old Public library of Cincinnati was the sort of place you only see in a Harry Potter film; colossal cast-iron book alcoves and spiral staircases that went several stories high, checker board marble floors that shone beneath the skylight roof; a magnificent maze of books that is now lost forever." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
So sad ... stunning building!! - Sepi ⌘ سپی
a friend of mine lived in Cincinnati since his teens and moved away in his mid-20s. according to him, Cincinnati wants to end up like Detroit. - Big Joe Silence
my grandmother grew up in Cincinnati. I can easily imagine her in this space - maʀtha
Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies
"British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his manager. He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend, Adrian Edmonson. The duo later went on to star in Bottom and he was also known for appearances in shows including Blackadder and The New Statesman." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
No. Darn, I loved his shows. - Xabaras (G.O.)
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! - vicster: full-bodied
Rik Mayall writing back to an autograph hunter in 2008 (contains swearing): https://twitter.com/rickbur... - Mark H
BUT HE'S THE PEOPLE'S POET. - Akiva
I missed this, 56 is so young too! - Halil
An American Werewolf in London 2nd Chess Player :o - Halil
Russia's brutalist burbs: the hinterland of St Petersburg – in pictures - http://www.theguardian.com/cities...
Russia's brutalist burbs: the hinterland of St Petersburg – in pictures
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In the bleak blocks and grim lives of St Petersburg's suburbs, a young generation of Russian photographers has found its muse. - Mark H from Bookmarklet
BBC News - Life in a Christian 'fundamentalist' school - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - Life in a Christian 'fundamentalist' school
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"For 29-year-old Jonny Scaramanga, who attended Victory Christian School in Bath until he was 14, the experience was "horrendous". "At 8:15 I would arrive at my 'office' - a desk 2ft wide, with dividers 18 ins tall, designed to remove 'distractions'," he said. "Every morning we had an opening exercise: reciting pledges of allegiance to Jesus Christ, God and the Bible. Next, we recited that month's scripture passage; we had to memorise around 10-15 Bible-verses each month." He said the school adopted a "fundamentalist attitude" to religion, adding: "If you believed what they believed, you were Christian. If you believed anything else, you were not Christian."" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
We've had Jonny Scaramanga and James Williams (also mentioned in that article) down as speakers for our monthly skeptics talks in Portsmouth in the last year. - Mark H
I admit the CEE spokesperson managed to annoy me quite a bit with that statement. God must have placed him on this earth to test me. - Eivind
Touch Colm Meaney - http://citycyclops.com/6...
Touch Colm Meaney
Touch Colm Meaney
"No more pawing at your computer screen – now you can paw at a piece of paper and come as close to touching Colm Meaney as you probably ever will, with our new Chief O'Brien at Work print!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
I love the Chief O'Brien At Work comic strips. - Mark H
Favela life: Rio's city within a city - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Favela life: Rio's city within a city
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"According to the 2010 Census, about 6% of Brazil's population live in favelas or shanty-towns - around 11.25 million people across the country, roughly the population of Portugal. However, there could be even more living in these communities. Rocinha is Brazil's largest favela and unofficial estimates say it has up to 180,000, compared to the census figure of just 70,000. The expansion of the favelas - and their irregular and unregulated nature - means that these areas often lack basic services and public investment. But even among favelas there can be big social contrasts." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"Favelas with a privileged location like Rocinha have relatively better standards than other shanty towns further away from jobs and services; and even within Rocinha there are richer and much poorer communities. The poorer areas are usually higher on the hilltop, with many houses only accessible on foot. In Rio's favelas, most homes are made from brick and cement, a majority have... more... - Mark H
Adam Lallana on favela children: "To be around players like us may be a life-changing experience for them." Long form: "I didn't really know what to expect. People said there were 100,000 people living in the favelas. That's a lot of people. But looking at this backdrop, you can see exactly why ... They get on with their lives. It's probably normal for them. To be around players like us... more... - Eivind
Our Favourite Comedian | Trev and Simon - http://trevandsimon.com/2014...
Our Favourite Comedian | Trev and Simon
"One night I played cards with Ben [Elton] and Rik [Mayall] (Ben insisted on giving me money for a taxi home. I insisted on refusing it. I walked the three miles home in the rain. What an idiot student.) Another night we sat chatting with Rik in the bar at The Contact Theatre (the theatre connected to the drama department). He gave us lots of advice and he even gave us his phone number (before mobiles… this was Rik’s home phone number!) and told us to phone him whenever we wanted. He also gave us a quote to use on our publicity for our first Edinburgh show. He told us to use, “My favourite act!”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"I got to meet someone in Seattle who is working on an evolution book for four year olds — this is a great idea, because I remember shopping for kids’ books and their usual idea for introducing zoology was something about Noah’s Ark. But the real story is so much more interesting!" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Well worth clicking through to view the PDF of the rough outline and sketches of the book. It looks fantastic and is exactly the sort of thing we'd probably buy children of friends. - Mark H
That's a cute book :) - Eivind
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