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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.

Wild mice actually enjoy running on exercise wheels

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:03:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2014/may/21/wild-mice-exercise-wheels-behaviour-stereotypy-neurosis>

"Findings dispel the idea that wheel running is a product of captivity,
indicative of a neurotic or repetitive stereotyped behaviour that may be
associated with poor welfare"

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My Adopted Cat Is The Best Climbing Partner Ever

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:02:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/adopted-cat-climbing-partner-craig-armstrong-millie/>

"Most pet cats will become timid or defensive when outdoors, but not
Millie – after being adopted by her mountain-climbing owner Craig
Armstrong, Millie has become a feline hiking and mountain-climbing legend."

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Congratulations, class of 2014: You’re totally screwed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:01:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2014/05/18/congratulations_class_of_2014_youre_totally_screwed/>

"College costs more and more, even as it gets objectively worse. Only
people worse off than indebted grads: adjuncts"

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Free public education

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:44:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+PierreBonhomme/posts/djEAT5TkU2i

"In Norway, universities are publicly funded so students are not charged
tuition or fees. This also applies to foreign students, no matter which
country you come from."

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The Rights And Liberties Of Our Parents

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:42:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2014/05/the-rights-and-liberties-of-our-parents/>

"Our parents had certain rights and liberties that they took for
granted, inherited from our grandparents. They have not been passed on
to our children. That is an enormous failure of our generation."

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Student photographer imagines herself as a teenager from every decade in the last hundred years [20 pics]

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:40:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://twentytwowords.com/photographer-imagines-herself-as-a-teenager-from-every-decade-in-the-last-hundred-years-20-pics>

"For a class project, budding photographer Annalisa Hartlaub imagined
herself as a teenager in every decade since the 1920′s."

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Michael Tiemann on YouTube copyright claims

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:02:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+MichaelTiemann/posts/ZcpLEnmuY3e

"I don't understand how a user can keep their account in good standing
when (1) they claim copyright on a work that is obviously not theirs to
prosecute, (2) make the same wrong claim numerous times against numerous

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How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/nra-guns-second-amendment-106856.html>

"The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right
to a gun. Today, millions believe they did. Here’s how it happened."

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Ian Hickson on DRM

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:59:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+IanHickson/posts/iPmatxBYuj2

"Discussions about DRM often land on the fundamental problem with DRM:
that it doesn't work, or worse, that it is in fact mathematically
impossible to make it work."

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Balloon Sculptures

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:24:35 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
These are the stand out entries at the world balloon convention. These
guys have SCALE on Lego sculpture. I'm a little worried about the
costume entries. :)

http://www.pleated-jeans.com/2014/07/18/theres-a-world-balloon-convention-and-the-sculptures-are-awesome-25-pics/

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