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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.

Polar bears frolic in flowers in Churchill, Man.

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:31:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/polar-bears-frolic-in-flowers-in-churchill-man-1.3197940>

"Canadian photographer Dennis Fast captured shots of the bears in fireweed"

Lovely photos.  Via Mud hooks and Muse.

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Jane Discusses the Horrors of Trophy Hunting

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:30:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.janegoodall.org/blogs/jane-discusses-horrors-trophy-hunting

"And the question we should ask ourselves is this: Just because he was
named, and loved and part of a scientific study, does that make him any
different, in the world of the lion, than the other lions killed by

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How a dubious statistic convinced U.S. courts to approve of indefinite detention

Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:29:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/08/20/how-a-dubious-statistic-convinced-u-s-courts-to-approve-of-indefinite-detention/>

"And despite the court’s assurances in Hendricks that indefinite
detainment is about treatment, not punishment, that doesn’t seem to be
how it has worked out in the real world."

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Wonder Woman Tells Superman ‘It’s Not Gay Marriage, It’s Just Marriage’

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:45:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/08/20/wonder-woman-tells-superman-its-not-gay-marriage-its-just-marriage/>

"From the upcoming digital-and-then-print Sensation Comics from DC
Comics, Wonder Woman officiates a marriage between two women of her
acquaintance. And offers perspective from Paradise Island, a country of

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He's Just Woven The World's Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:44:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/08/08/340682706/hes-just-woven-the-worlds-finest-panama-hat-but-who-will-buy-it>

"Simon Espinal has woven many fine hats over the years. Now 47 years
old, he's been weaving Panamas ever since he was a boy. He was taught by
his father, Senovio, who was regarded as one of the greatest hat weavers

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Watch your language! 44 of them, actually.

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:42:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://googletranslate.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/watch-your-language-44-of-them-actually.html>

"Flip your wrist to show the translation to a friend. When they respond
in their own language, flip your wrist back, and you’ll see in your
language what they’ve just said. Google Translate will automatically

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Dino Run DX

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:47:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.pixeljam.com/dinorun/

"It’s time for us to dust off those dino bones and update our classic
Single & Multiplayer prehistoric racing game DINO RUN!"

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The Focal Camera Is An Awesome Open-Source DIY Modular Camera System

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:46:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.diyphotography.net/the-focal-camera-is-an-awesome-open-source-diy-modular-camera-system/>

"The Focal Camera project is looking to make the art of building a DIY
camera accessible to masses, and their open source catalog of templates
and instructions is making it happen. The modular system works much like

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Romanian City Gives Free Bus Rides To Passengers Who Read Books Inside

Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:44:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/travel-by-book-in-cluj-napoca-readers-travel-for-free/>

"To encourage more people to read on public transportation, I proposed
to our mayor Emil Boc that the city not charge passengers who read
books. It took me more than a year to make this proposal a reality. Long

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The Real Real Genius

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:14:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/08/real_genius_30th_anniversary_how_i_helped_inspire_the_lead_female_character.single.html>

"Thirty years ago, I helped inspire the lead female character in the classic
nerd movie. I finally understand why some critics disliked its portrayal of
women."

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