Glass Wings Blog: August 2005

A MUST Have

Tue, 2 Aug 2005 11:12:28 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
I am like so drooling over this game:

Space Pirate Amazon Ninja Catgirls
Designed by Fade Manley
Developed by Steve Jackson and Giles Schildt

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Call for Australian comic artists

Tue, 02 Aug 2005 12:43:45 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
http://www.funnybone.org.au/

I'm in there of course - a colour one-pager :-)
Please spread the word if you know any Australian comic artists!
AJ

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Very Helpful Hints

Wed, 3 Aug 2005 08:47:45 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Very Helpful Hints

Tape a chocolate bar to the outside of your microwave. If the chocolate melts
you will know that the microwaves are escaping and it is time to have the
oven serviced.

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Robots take scientists into sea depths

Wed, 3 Aug 2005 15:07:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Friday, July 29, 2005

Robots take scientists into sea depths

By TOM PAULSON

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Sony's dirty little secrets

Thu, 4 Aug 2005 11:38:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Sony has been a little fast and loose in the ethics department, and two
scandals have tarred the company's image over the past few months. I
apologize if some of this is old news to you, but I think it's worth
alerting our readers to this kind of stuff.

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Go Dog Go

Fri, 05 Aug 2005 07:58:12 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
This is a cute product in and of itself, but you just have to watch the last
movie on this page - outtakes of a dude trying to teach his puppy how to return
the tennis-balls to the machine - too cute!!!

http://www.buygodoggo.com/seemovie.html

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Latest news from the Automatically Generated Paper guys

Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:15:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research
papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written
context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here
is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.

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Star Trek Help!

Fri, 5 Aug 2005 12:45:41 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
I need to watch a copy of the Star Trek TOS episode "The Devil in the Dark"
for a project I am working on. The video stores are no longer keeping Trek on
their shelves for rental because most people are buying the boxed DVD sets of
the entire series. I do not want to spend money on the entire first season of
Trek, I just want to see the one episode.

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The Economist special report on video gaming

Sat, 6 Aug 2005 12:51:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Chasing the dream
Aug 4th 2005
From The Economist print edition

As video gaming spreads, the debate about its social impact is

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Great anniversary article

Sat, 6 Aug 2005 15:27:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
The Pain of Remembering Aug. 6, 1945

Sixty years after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, the survivors fear
forgetting

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Graphic novels

Wed, 10 Aug 2005 08:44:08 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
Graphic novels are gaining recognition as literature in their own right. Just
don't call them comics, writes Helen Razer.

'Honestly , comics are not simply guys with big muscles and women in Spandex
beating the crap out of each other," says Danny Oz with sincere impatience.

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NASA congratulates Tidbinbilla with space message

Tue, 16 Aug 2005 08:29:16 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
I think this is just so cool.

The International Space Station (ISS) has sent special greetings to
NASA's Tidbinbilla Deep Space Communication Complex near Canberra to
mark its 40th birthday.

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Harry Potter and the Extreme Goth Makeover

Tue, 16 Aug 2005 18:16:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.mugglenet.com/viewer/?image_location=gothtrio.jpg

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Carpet People - illustrations by the author...

Wed, 17 Aug 2005 09:26:15 +1000

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
I didn't know that he could draw too!

http://www.ie.lspace.org/art/carpet-people/

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Superhero Generator

Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:36:02 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Nothing like lucky finds:

Lee's Useless Super-hero Generator
http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/herogen/

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Oh and I love this too...

Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:41:17 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Can you tell I'm trying to track down a synonym for the word "superhero"? The
below dictionary is a stack o' fun.

The Superhero Dictionary
Whoever said that comics can't be educational?

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Three from Gizmag

Thu, 18 Aug 2005 00:42:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Lab-grown meat:

http://www.gizmag.com.au/go/4439/

Virtual girlfriend:

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Elephants, lions to roam North America once more?

Fri, 19 Aug 2005 01:27:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Wed Aug 17, 1:03 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are proposing reintroducing large mammals
such as elephants, lions, cheetahs and wild horses to North America to
replace populations lost 13,000 years ago.

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Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 01:31:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

Psychopaths succeed in conventional society in large measure because
few of us grasp that they are fundamentally different from ourselves. We
assume that they, too, care about other people's feelings. This makes it

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Too Cute

Wed, 24 Aug 2005 08:55:36 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Cute ALERT cute ALERT!

A friend sent me the below article about a hippo and a tortoise becoming
friends. The picture is pretty adorable, but not for the cute impaired.

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Dust devils on Mars

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:32:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Katherine thought this was cool and had to share it:

Spirit began seeing dust devil activity around the beginning of Mars'
spring season. Activity increased as spring continued, but fell off again
for about two weeks during a dust storm. As the dust storm faded away,

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Fun article

Sun, 28 Aug 2005 22:17:17 -0700

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

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: cool article
Date: Sunday 28 August 2005 12:19
From: Linda Page <lindapage@earthlink.net>

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