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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.

Brandis’ metadata plan won’t stop crime but will crush art

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:29:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://dailyreview.crikey.com.au/metadata-retention-stay-awake-it-will-affect-you/19791>

"The thing about “metadata” is that it is, at best, a pseudo category.
At worst, it’s an ignorant falsehood evolved by the Attorney-General’s
Department under successive governments to make-believe that there is

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Free Music: Kevin MacLeod Composes for the Internet

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:24:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.kickstarter.com/stories/freemusic

"MacLeod makes music and distributes it free of charge. He posts his
compositions on the Royalty-Free Music section of his website, for
anyone who wants to use them, for any project whatsoever."

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The King's Singers - Masterpiece

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:18:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXhAz0DOpMU

A real classic!  Via my mother, Veronika Birken.

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Fantasy Webcomic: Gaia

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:51:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.sandraandwoo.com/gaia/2000/01/01/welcome-to-gaia/
https://www.patreon.com/gaia

"Advertising revenues are currently our only source of income from the
comic. And, as you can see above, those have really gone downhill during

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Sunday Sweets: Story Time Sweets

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:48:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/2/22/sunday-sweets-story-time-sweets.html>

Wonderful animal cakes!

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Australia secured asylum deal by staying 'silent' on rights abuses: Sri Lanka PM

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:47:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/23/australia-secured-asylum-deal-by-staying-silent-on-rights-abuses-sri-lanka-pm>

"Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says former president agreed to
help stop boats carrying asylum seekers if Australian government kept quiet"

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‘Sesame Street’ hilariously parodies Oscar Best Picture favorite ‘Birdman’

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:14:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/watch-sesame-street-hilariously-parodies-oscar-best-picture-favorite-birdman/>

"The Sesame Street Workshop released a parody of Oscar-contender
Birdman, in which one of its most iconic characters follows around his
puppeteer in a style and with a soundtrack of Alejandro González

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The light of human rights is fading in Australia

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:12:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-07/saul-the-light-of-human-rights-is-fading-in-australia/5794640>

"Never has an Australian government talked so much about freedom while
doing so much to undermine it. When it comes to national security and
refugees we are increasingly pathetic, writes Ben Saul."

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To infinity and beyond: A computer designed to outlast a childhood

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:11:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/road-to-infinity/to-infinity-and-beyond-a-computer-designed-to-outlast-a-childhood-35e36040f1ed>

"This week our team reached a remarkable milestone — we delivered 50,000
XO computers to disadvantaged children around Australia and in the
process became a leading provider of technology for primary school aged

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Watch Neil Patrick Harris open the Oscars with song, dance, and Anna Kendrick

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:48:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/22/8088177/nph-anna-kendrick-musical-open-academy-awards-2015>

"With a host like Neil Patrick Harris, how could you not open the
Academy Awards with a musical number?"

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