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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.

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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Who's interviewing who?! Richard Ayoade speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:01:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjC3ycS_2js

"Actor and director Richard Ayoade is famously shy. So shy, in fact,
that when he wrote his latest book, he interviewed himself. He talks to
Channel 4 News about why he's so uncomfortable with interviews."

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Military Leaders Tired Of Being Upstaged By Little Girls

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:59:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.animemaru.com/military-leaders-tired-of-being-upstaged-by-little-girls/>

"BRUSSELS, Belgium – A meeting of top-tier commanders in the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was marred by a string of recent
global catastrophes that were averted at the last second, not by NATO

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The Dryad’s Shoe by T. Kingfisher

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:13:01 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/new/new-fiction/the-dryads-shoe/

"Once upon a time, in a land near and far away, there was a girl whose
mother died when she was young."

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Innovation Works Better, Faster With Openness, Not Lock-In

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:11:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141011/06363328798/innovation-works-better-faster-with-openness-not-lock-in.shtml>

"Going for proprietary solutions that lock users in is a short-term
strategy from a company afraid of its own ability to innovate. Those who
actually know they can continue to innovate long term don't need to

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