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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.

True 3D display

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:39:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://burton-jp.com/en/product.htm

"Our display device uses the plasma emission phenomenon near the focal
point of focused laser light. By controlling the position of the focal
point in the x, y, and z axes, it displays real 3D images constructed by

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Newly Found Tapes Capture John Cleese and Graham Chapman, Pre-Python

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:38:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/newly-found-tapes-capture-john-cleese-and-graham-chapman-pre-python/>

'Before “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” made John Cleese and Graham
Chapman international television comedy stars, they – along with Marty
Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Aimi Macdonald – wrote and starred in “At

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Once Again: The Sky Is Rising When It Comes To Creative Output

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:55:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141022/16510228913/once-again-sky-is-rising-when-it-comes-to-creative-output.shtml>

"More content than ever before is being produced, and content creators
have more new and powerful ways to create, to distribute, to build a fan
base, to connect and to build a business model -- and that's quite

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Research Shows Mass Surveillance Fails 'Drastically' In Striking Balance Between Costs And Benefits To Society

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:54:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141016/03451228841/research-shows-mass-surveillance-fails-drastically-striking-balance-between-costs-benefits-to-society.shtml>

"One of the many problems with the debate on mass surveillance is that
it is largely driven by emotions, on both sides. Facts are few and far
between -- much is secret, for obvious reasons -- which makes objective

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YouTube Complaints 2014!

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:34:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y0SCQJvA1c

"YouTubers tell YouTube exactly what's wrong with YouTube in the 2014
YouTube Complaints video!"

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Copyright Law Stifling Free Speech And Artistic Criticism

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:33:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141001/19234728696/copyright-law-stifling-free-speech-artistic-criticism.shtml>

"Pacific Standard Magazine has a really great article by Noah Berlatsky,
looking at how copyright is stifling artistic criticism. Much of it
focuses on a recent paper by John Tehranian, whom we've written about

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SpaceEngine

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:40:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mootV7Iqa34

"Space Engine is a free space simulation program that lets you explore
the universe in three dimensions, from planet Earth to the most distant
galaxies. Areas of the known universe are represented using actual

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The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:33:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTOK_3JNfuA

"In a magical land inhabited by long lashed, multi-colored Alpacas who
love lollipops, rainbows and friendship, there's a yawning divide in
wealth distribution … what's behind the inequality gap?"

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Montreal Swing Riot 2014 - Invitational Battle Part 3

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:38:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZGTWk1xK6U

"Crossover round and finals of the Invitational Battle Lindy Hoppers vs.
Street Dancers at Montreal Swing Riot <http://montrealswingriot.com/>"

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Unisex toilet doors

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://knitmeapony.tumblr.com/post/100602918019/andythenerd-two-unisex-restroom-doors-one>

"Two unisex restroom doors, one painted with a unicorn, the other with a
unicycle."

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