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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.

Jinja Safari - Dozer

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:56:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjckYH4iK8g

"The official video for Jinja Safari's ‘Dozer’ from their self-titled debut
album"

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Former Patent Troll Admits That Patent Trolls Are Bad For Business And Innovation

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:55:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160606/18154634643/former-patent-troll-admits-that-patent-trolls-are-bad-business-innovation.shtml>

"I've spoken to a few patent attorneys who have fought against patent trolls
who have admitted to me that, at times, it's quite tempting to give up and join
the other side, since patent trolling is fairly easy and incredibly lucrative.

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How Hillary Clinton uses feminism to advance her neoliberal, hawkish agenda

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:54:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://dailyreview.com.au/hilary-clinton-uses-feminism-advance-neoliberal-hawkish-agenda/44099/>

"This is not a review for those happy, sane people eager to learn. This is a
form of therapy for those of us who will lose more than all our shit the next
time we hear that Clinton’s recent victory is also a victory “for all women”,

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Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:53:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@intideceukelaire/why-you-shouldnt-share-links-on-facebook-f317ba4aa58b>

"While you may only share links to funny cat videos with your friends, you
should still be worried about this exploit. Sometimes, sensitive information
(personal data, secret keys, …) are included in links without you even

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Thoughts and Prayers

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:55:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/06/12/thoughts-and-prayers/

"Here’s an interesting thing: there is a sort of magical power to saying that
you offer your thoughts and prayers."

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6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:53:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cracked.com/article_24030_6-common-misconceptions-about-civil-rights-movement.html>

"The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most
dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to be a
neat, simple narrative of good guys and bad guys, of clear beginnings and

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Sunday Sweets: CAKE-CEPTION!

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:52:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/12/sunday-sweets-cake-ception.html>

"From the moment I first saw a cartoony cake, I knew I would forever love
cartoony cakes."

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Leaf Dinnerware to Replace Plastic and Styrofoam

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:52:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://thehomestead.guru/leaf-dinnerware/

"A University in Thailand has spent the past year developing a new type of
waterproof bowl made of leaves. The women behind this leaf dinnerware felt
called to design a replacement for Styrofoam when they saw large amounts of

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The hidden energy cost of smart homes

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:43:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-hidden-energy-cost-of-smart-homes-60306>

"Light globes that change colour with the tap of an app, coffee machines you
can talk to, and ovens that know exactly how long to cook your food: our homes
are getting smart."

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The public should be concerned when academics must battle bureaucrats for academic freedom

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:34:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-public-should-be-concerned-when-academics-must-battle-bureaucrats-for-academic-freedom-54039>

"...this is a case that should ring alarm bells not just for all academics
undertaking controversial work - but for the general public, which has a right
to expect that the institutions funded by its tax dollars will support and

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