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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.

One of the greatest science fiction magazines is now available for free online

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:32:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/14/15970710/galaxy-science-fiction-magazine-online-free-reading-archive>

"If you like classic science fiction, one of the genre’s best magazines
can now be found online for free. Archive.org is now home to a
collection of Galaxy Science Fiction, which published some of the

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We aren’t doomed by climate change. Right now we are choosing to be doomed.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:30:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-doomsday-scenario-80d28affef2e

"We could prevent New York Magazine’s climate change doomsday scenario,
but keep voting not to."

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10+ Hilarious Entries To The 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:09:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-2017/

"Despite the humorous approach, these awards aren't just about the
amusement. Photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam founded them
to spotlight wildlife conservation efforts as well."

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How did Australia get this stupid about clean energy?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:01:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-get-stupid-clean-energy-99268/

"Just when you thought that the public debate around clean energy in
Australia could not possibly get any worse, any dumber, or any further
divorced from reality, it did."

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Watching Soap Operas with the Repo Men

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:57:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thecoffeelicious.com/watching-soap-operas-with-the-repo-men-1cbbe6a68a49>

"When they kidnapped me the third time I remembered the coins in their
mouths. The shape of a quarter pressed out against their cheeks. I like
the way her hair smells, one of them said. Another smacked the man hard

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Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:49:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcompany.com/40439316/are-you-ready-to-consider-that-capitalism-is-the-real-problem>

"Before you say no, take a moment to really ask yourself whether it’s
the system that’s best suited to build our future society."

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confusions of a five out of ten

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:48:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/athena-talks/confusions-of-a-five-out-of-ten-6071a6f9a44d>

"So maybe these scores out of ten are a way of keeping love at bay. And
maybe we can use love to keep the scores at bay."

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The Messengers

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:47:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://stevenberlinjohnson.com/the-messengers-edee845688fd

"Should we send messages targeting distant planets capable of supporting
life? Or should we just listen for signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence?"

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Canadian Rapper Sends Rap Video Cease & Desist Letter To Coca Cola For 'Jacking' His Catchphrase

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:59:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170713/11421237783/canadian-rapper-sends-rap-video-cease-desist-letter-to-coca-cola-jacking-his-catchphrase.shtml>

"So we've seen some unique and amusing trademark disputes in the past,
but this one beats them all. Canadian lawyer Rob Kittredge got to send a
rap video cease-and-desist to Coca Cola."

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Copyright Madness: Blurred Lines Mess Means Artists Now Afraid To Name Their Inspirations

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:58:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170712/11252637772/copyright-madness-blurred-lines-mess-means-artists-now-afraid-to-name-their-inspirations.shtml>

"The ways in which the disastrous Blurred Lines verdict represents a
complete mess for the music ecosystem are fairly legion, from chilling
artistic creation for fear of unintended infringement to the absurdity

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