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51-Foot-Long Fire-Breathing Dragon Is Declared the World’s Largest Walking Robot

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:22:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/51-foot-long-fire-breathing-dragon-is-declared-the-worlds-largest-walking-robot/>

"A 51-foot-long fire-breathing robotic dragon built by Zollner
Elektronik AG of Zandt, Germany was declared the World’s Largest Walking
Robot by Guinness World Records. The dragon, which was first displayed

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Amateur Photographer Captures Intimate Photos Of Foxes Living In One Of The World's Remotest Regions

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:20:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/ivan-kislov-foxes-wildlife-photos-chukotka_n_6187822.html>

"He may not be a professional wildlife photographer, but Ivan Kislov’s
stunning pictures of foxes living in one of the world’s most remote
regions are guaranteed to take your breath away."

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Google Contributor lets public pay to remove ads from select websites

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:46:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/21/google-contributor-lets-public.html

"Google is rolling out a patronage service for websites called
Contributor. Readers of sites like The Onion, Mashable, and wikiHow can
pay a buck or two per month and will be rewarded with "Thank You" tile

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French Government Takes 172 Million Euros From Citizens To Pay Publisher For Access To Research Public Already Paid For Once

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:45:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141111/13425429109/french-government-takes-172-million-citizens-to-pay-publisher-access-to-research-public-already-paid-once.shtml>

"It's all about priorities. Those providing the valuable research will
have to learn to do without because the publishers must be paid."

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Melbourne Artists

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:55:29 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Some of you may be wondering, "What do Melbourne Australian artists get
up to?"

Good question! Here is a stunning example:

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A Rational Fear: how to protest correctly in Victoria - video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:44:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/video/2014/apr/11/rational-fear-police-protesting-comedy-australia-video>

"Satirical comedy troupe A Rational Fear provide a handy guide to
protesting in Victoria, where the law has been changed in order to make
peaceful picketing much more difficult, as the friendly policeman in the

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The Secret Life of Passwords

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/magazine/the-secret-life-of-passwords.html>

"We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our
dearest memories, our deepest meanings. They unlock much more than our
accounts."

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デモ演奏 【壬申の乱】 by 川口千里/菅沼孝三&天地雅楽ドラムコンテストⅡ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:19:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"Demo [Jinshin War] played by Kawaguchi Chisato / Kozo Suganuma & heaven
and earth Gagaku drum contest Ⅱ"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NZImxGQEFY

Impressive.  Really making use of the full studio drum kit.

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I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:17:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2014/10/30/that_creepy_guy_from_the_internet_how_gamergate_shattered_faith_in_the_geek_community/>

"I've been that bitter, lonely gamer looking for someone to blame. And
I'm devastated that it's come to this"

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Иван Кислов - лисы

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:58:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://ivankislov.ru/fox/

Time for some fox photos!  Via Muse.

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