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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.

Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/16/paichit-the-baby-elephant-saved-from-a-palm-oil-plantation-in-indonesia>

"Orphaned at a few months old and nursed back to health by a local
wildlife centre, Paichit’s story has serious implications for critically
endangered Sumatran elephants"

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"Muppet Guys Talking" explores Jim Henson’s tech, genius, generosity

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/muppet-guys-talking-explores-jim-hensons-tech-genius-generosity/>

"Review: Riveting conversation with major Muppet actors flies by way too
quickly."

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What Keeps Al Jaffee, the Genius Behind Mad Magazine’s Fold-Ins, Going After 52 Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2017/03/al-jaffee-the-genius-behind-mad-magazine-fold-ins>

"The longest-running cartoonist of all times shares stories from the
halcyon days of Mad and the one Fold-In he regrets drawing."

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Lichee Pi Zero: A 6$ Linux Machine.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:05:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://curiouspost.com/lichee-pi-zero-a-6-linux-machine/

"In this article we are going to tell you about a new single board
computer that only costs 6$, yet it is very powerful."

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I Draw Dragons To Destroy The Stereotypes About Them

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:19:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/inktober-dragons-brian-kesinger/

"As a kid of the 80's, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was
through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical
beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings,

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What Governments Are For

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:18:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2017/03/what-governments-are-for/

"We have been bamboozled into thinking that only those jobs that are
paid by large companies are “real” jobs. Volunteering is not considered
real work, arts aren’t considered a “real job”, people staying home to

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This Is What It’s Like To Be Wrongly Accused Of Being A Paedophile Because Of A Typo By Police

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:16:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewchampion/this-mans-life-was-destroyed-by-a-police-typo>

"One extra digit added to an IP address saw Nigel Lang wrongfully
suspected of being a paedophile. Speaking about his ordeal for the first
time, he tells BuzzFeed News how the mistake ruined his life."

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We are all each other’s emergency contact. We just don’t know it yet.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:14:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/the-mission/we-are-all-each-others-emergency-contact-we-just-don-t-know-it-yet-7b97f1063515>

"Something I’ve changed my mind about — the older I’ve become — is the
idea that we’re all on our own. I used to think that my business, my
entrepreneurship, my emotional ups and downs were all meant for me to

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WORLD ORDER "SINGULARITY"

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:00:19 +1100

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

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

More wonderful choreography from WORLD ORDER (and SKE48).

Via Ananda Sim.

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How To Improve Online Comments: Test Whether People Have Read The Article Before Allowing Them To Respond

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:58:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/10094036796/how-to-improve-online-comments-test-whether-people-have-read-article-before-allowing-them-to-respond.shtml>

"Actually reading the article before you comment on it -- pretty
revolutionary, no?"

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