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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Boogie Storm make Simon’s dream come true! | Auditions Week 5 | Britain’s Got Talent 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:25:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ax7tmaYObIQ

"It’s the moment Simon has been waiting for as Boogie Storm bring their
dancing Stormtrooper act to the BGT stage! (And, Simon can’t help but
press the Golden Buzzer)."

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Teens Survive Horrific Crash In Tesla Model S

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:24:07 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://gas2.org/2016/05/07/teens-survive-horrific-crash-tesla-model-s/

"Ordinarily, after an accident like that, the father would not only be
mourning his own daughter’s death but also have the burden of informing
4 other families that their child was dead or severely injured. None of

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These rare Indian records survived over a century and are now online

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:23:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/05/these-rare-indian-records-survived-over-a-century-and-are-now-online/>

"Nearly 1,500 recordings from 1900-1940 are now free through the British
Library."

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The Trouble With Meritocracy

Sat, 28 May 2016 12:21:48 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-olmsted/the-trouble-with-meritocr_b_606692.html>

"Here’s the problem with “meritocracy.” You can’t have the “excellent”
and the “above average” unless you have the “average” and the “below
average.” Anyone can make it, but everybody can’t."

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Entropic Time (Backwards Billy Joel Parody) | A Capella Science

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:50:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rVHr6OwjI

Very cool!  Via Kam-Yung Soh.

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STUNNING: Seattle Judge Hands Activist Kids Landmark Victory For Climate Justice (VIDEO)

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:49:32 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://samuel-warde.com/2016/05/seattle-climate-change-victory-kids/

"Seattle Judge’s landmark climate change ruling: “These children can’t
wait, the polar bears can’t wait, the people of Bangladesh can’t wait.”"

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Niche - a genetics survival game

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:48:18 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/80250451/niche-a-genetics-survival-game>

"Niche is a simulation/strategy game about population genetics. Breed
your animals and evolve your own species, based on real genetics."

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It’s time to future-proof Australia’s copyright laws for the 21st century

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:49:56 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-future-proof-australias-copyright-laws-for-the-21st-century-58785>

"The report [...] makes a number of sensible recommendations that will help
modernise Australia’s copyright laws for the 21st century. Economically, the
report is rigorous and comprehensive."

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Lyrebird/Penguins/The Gorillas Meet Attenborough ft. Aardman Animations #Attenborough90 - BBC Earth Unplugged

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:48:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AouO8KG4Wy8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pseB0ZlhTjc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9TTm2fMfSI

"We are celebrating the 90th birthday of Sir David Attenborough! Here at BBC

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Could a subway station filled entirely with cat photos improve your commute?

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:45:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/would-a-subway-station-filled-with-cute-photos-of-cats-make-your-commute-better/2016/05/04/4869c27e-11f0-11e6-81b4-581a5c4c42df_story.html>

“Wouldn’t it be great if public spaces were designed to make you feel good
rather than slightly inadequate?”

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