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Peace One(sie) Day

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:08:11 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This Sunday is the UN International Day of Peace, also known as "Peace
One Day". To celebrate we are having a peace walk in our onesies! Hence,
"Peace One(sie) Day". Our motto is: Celebrate what you do want!

We have recently made a slight change to our walking path, but

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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Wraps 8 Days of Videos With ‘Mission Statement’ (Exclusive)

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:22:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/07/21/weird-al-yankovic-wraps-8-days-of-videos-with-mission-statement-exclusive/>

"The song, from Yankovic’s new album “Mandatory Fun,” is in the style of
Crosby, Stills & Nash (think “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” or “Carry On”). The
song features Yankovic harmonizing with himself on lyrics constructed of

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Stanford University Creates World’s First Peel And Stick Solar Cells

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:20:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://thetechjournal.com/green-tech/stanford-university-creates-worlds-first-peel-and-stick-solar-cells.xhtml>

"Usually solar cells are very thin and are found on houses and
buildings. These thin-film solar cells are made with rigid glass
substrates and hence can be stick on some certain surfaces. But recently

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Bobble Crochet Beard Beanies

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:37:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/crafty-corner/bobble-crochet-beard-beanies>

"What a fabulous find this FREE Pattern is.  Not only does it come in
multiple sizes but it has the full Tutorial and Pattern for you to
follow to make these adorable crochet bobble beard beanies. Everyone

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Fan fiction: Creative river runs ever on

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:36:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/fan-fiction-creative-river-runs-ever-on-20140721-3cbbq.html>

"Writers of 'fan fiction' take characters from their favourite books,
films, and TV series and recast them in new works. Julia Llewellyn Smith
asks whether this is creative licence - or cashing in."

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Focusing on Food Miles is a Mistake

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:46:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-07-15/focusing-on-food-miles-is-a-mistake>

"In The Energy Basis of Food Security I note how tightly linked food
prices are to energy prices, pointing out that the primary reason for
this link is that food production is incredibly energy intensive. A

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“I can’t even.”

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:44:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/message/i-cant-even-33ac06fe8ddf

"So, you’re online and you see something totally absurd, horrifying or
idiotic. How can you tweet about it? What’s the best way to convey the
absurdity, the horror, or the idiocy?"

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Misleading on Marriage: how gay marriage opponents twist history to suit their agenda

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:40:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/07/21/mawwiage.html

"Much of what you hear about the purpose of marriage is ahistorical.
Lisa L. Spangenberg on what the institution was traditionally fit for."

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Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:39:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/robots-get-flexible-and-torqued-up-with-deformable-origami-wheels>

'Origami, the art of folding pieces of paper to create shapes, is an
appealing concept for robotics because you can transform two dimensional
materials into three dimensional structures that are inherently

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Kid President and Craig Robinson Go Cat Caroling

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:34:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bsp_aRHDFA

"Why is it only okay to go caroling during Christmas? Kid President and
Craig Robinson hit the streets to make every day a holiday as the best
band ever."

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