Glass Wings Blog: December 2014

You Can't Vote Out National Security Bureaucrats: And They, Not Elected Officials, Really Run The Show

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:19:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141026/06200428940/you-cant-vote-out-national-security-bureaucrats-they-not-elected-officials-really-run-show.shtml>

'The same thing is true of government bureaucrats within the
intelligence community. They're going to advise elected officials in
ways that continually push and expand their own capabilities and powers,

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Disney Princesses Are My (Imperfect) Feminist Role Models

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:20:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/10/24/disney-princesses-are-my-impe.html

"With the recent success of Frozen and the anticipation of Moana,
Caroline Siede examines the power of the Disney princess."

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The Purring Quest

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:48:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=318574712

"The Purring Quest is a stealthy platform game where you will meet
Kimchi the cat on a journey to find his ill human."

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きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ - きらきらキラー / Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - Kira Kira Killer

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 02:51:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FbwCIxT0g

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu music videos always have interesting visuals!

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DIE YOUNG- Fan Animated

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:26:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PKNuZovuSw
http://vimeo.com/110478181

Impressive fan animation with lovely vibrant colours!

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I'm the Welsh Bus Driver Who Had His Life Ruined by 'Tiger Porn'

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 12:27:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/andrew-holland-tiger-porn-883

'"You could tell straight away it wasn't a real tiger," says Andrew
Holland, describing a video sent to him of a man in a tiger suit having
sex with a woman. "Right from the word go, the tiger was talking."'

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Grand Rapids home for sale has hidden 2,300-piece pipe organ

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:47:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/local/grand-rapids-west/2014/10/29/grand-rapids-home-for-sale-has-hidden-2300-piece-pipe-organ/18138339/>

"On a quiet street on the city's West Side is an unassuming home for
sale with an unusual secret: a 2,300 piece pipe organ."

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War of the Roses: Brian Blessed

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:56:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/waroftheroses_brianblessed_storefront>

"Warriors, gird your loins in preparation as a force stronger than
nature itself has emerged to step onto the battlefields of War of the
Roses. Let the earth tremble as the unmistakable voice of the acting

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These Reviews Of A Sexy PHD Costume For Women Are Utterly Brilliant

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:26:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jobarrow/a-different-kind-of-sexy-doctor

"People have been flocking to review the product on Amazon on everything
from its close resemblance to a real PHD gown, to its important role in
promoting women in academia."

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Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, The War Is Over (If You Want It), Feminism and Men

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 12:27:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175917/tomgram:_rebecca_solnit,_the_war_is_over_%28if_you_want_it%29,_feminism_and_men/>

"In my experience, when it comes to women, young men lie to each other
in grotesque ways and those lies are foundational to what, at least in
my youth, was men’s culture. My own learning curve on this was

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21 Unexpectedly Clever Tattoos That Will Actually Make You Laugh

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:36:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/actually-funny-tattoos

"Just ink-redible."

Nice work.  Via Romana Challans.

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Laurie Spiegel Interview

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:37:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2014/11/02/laurie-spiegel-interview/

"Spiegel is an American composer and visual artist, best known for her
electronic compositions. Her work has explored modular synthesis,
computer music, algorithmic composition and ‘intelligent instruments’."

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October’s Very Bad, No Good, Totally Stupid Patent of the Month: Filming A Yoga Class

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:29:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/octobers-very-bad-no-good-totally-stupid-patent-month-filming-yoga-class>

"EFF recently learned about a patent that covered a method of filming a
yoga class. We reviewed the patent and discovered that it was just as
ridiculous as it sounded."

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Sunday Sweets: Wild Kingdom

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:30:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/11/2/sunday-sweets-wild-kingdom.html

Lovely animal cakes.

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The Fact These Disney Princesses Look Strange Highlights a Huge Problem with Society

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:42:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/10/31/the-fact-these-disney-princesses-look-strange-highlights-a-huge-problem-with-society-2395153>

"Take a look at the altered images of Disney princesses with healthy
proportions below and see what you think."

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UK Libraries Protest Ridiculous Copyright Laws By Showing Empty Cases Of Works They Can't Display

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 12:43:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141103/06385229026/uk-libraries-protest-ridiculous-copyright-laws-showing-empty-cases-works-it-cant-display.shtml>

"A bunch of libraries in the UK are protesting ridiculous copyright
terms by displaying empty cases where they say letters written during
World War I should go, but won't, because figuring out how to properly

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CHAPPIE - Official Movie Trailer

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:48:24 +1100

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

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

"Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than
Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will
come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and

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What Cats Really Think Of You

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:49:50 +1100

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

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

"Cats are the best! But sometimes they give you that look like Regina
George judging you."

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LibraryBox v2.0: Portable Private Digital Distribution

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:22:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://librarybox.us/

"LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file distribution tool
based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educational,
healthcare, and other vital information to individuals off the grid."

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How I Reverse Engineered Google Docs To Play Back Any Document’s Keystrokes

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:25:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://features.jsomers.net/how-i-reverse-engineered-google-docs/

"If you’ve ever typed anything into a Google Doc, you can now play it
back as if it were a movie — like traveling through time to look over
your own shoulder as you write."

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Lez miserable: I came out in a country town, and everything changed in an instant

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:57:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/06/lez-miserable-i-came-out-in-a-country-town-and-everything-changed-in-an-instant>

"I never could find out what might have been with my first love,
Alexandra. But when someone like Tim Cook comes out, fewer and fewer
people like her are filled with self-hatred"

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DailyDirt: Who Needs A Mouse And Keyboard Anymore?

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:58:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101015/12131311449/dailydirt-who-needs-mouse-keyboard-anymore.shtml>

"We're getting more and more cool input methods beyond simple keyboards,
and here are just a few nifty gadgets that probably won't replace
keyboards (or mice) but might make human-to-computer communication a bit

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StoryShift is a new storytelling medium. Why hasn’t it caught on?

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:25:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/05/storyshift-is-a-new-storytelli.html

"For years I’d been thinking about ways someone might update those
addictive Choose Your Own Adventure stories from my youth. I could never
quite crack it, though. But that’s exactly what Canadian app developer

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A love letter to @anagramatron

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:26:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://s3.boskent.com/iloveanagramatron/

For anagram lovers.  Via Adam Liss.

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Bee and PuppyCat

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:22:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/episode-one-and-two-of-the-animated-web-series-bee-and-puppycat-released-on-youtube-by-cartoon-hangover/>

'“Food” (Episode 1) and “Farmer” (Episode 2) of the fun animated web
series Bee and PuppyCat has now been released on YouTube by Cartoon
Hangover.'

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Allegro from Mozart's "Salzburg Symphony", K.136

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:23:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1fGZxDU9io

"The Melbourne Musicians, directed by Frank U Pam, play the Allegro from
Mozart's Divertimento in D major, K. 136/125a (1772)."

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All About That Base (Star Wars Parody - Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass)

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:10:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV5WqRnFejI

Ha!  Good choice for a parody.

Via PJ Perdue and AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto.

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Kollektivet: 2manybuttons

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:11:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grYXuR8ODwY

A new variation on a classic gag.  Via Muse.

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CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:04:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://hbr.org/2014/09/ceos-get-paid-too-much-according-to-pretty-much-everyone-in-the-world/>

"It turns out that most people, regardless of nationality or set of
beliefs, share similar sentiments about how much CEOs should be paid —
and, for the most part, these estimates are markedly lower than the

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Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:05:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-hayao-miyazaki-honorary-oscar-governors-awards-20141108-story.html>

"In an interview through a translator, Miyazaki discussed the future of
his Tokyo-based animation company, Studio Ghibli, his latest creative
project and the precarious future of hand-drawn animation."

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A tale of two breastfeeding pictures

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:14:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/a-tale-of-two-breastfeeding-pictures-20141107-11i9y2.html>

"How can two almost identical photos be accompanied by two vastly
different headlines?"

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Pharrell Williams - Happy - Alex Boye' (Africanized Tribal Cover) Ft. One Voice Childrens Choir

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:17:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VfWB3_VzcY

"A few months ago, got a call from a friend of mine who invited me to
take a tour of a brand new aquarium that was opening up about 5 minutes
from my house. I immediately had an idea of shooting a music video there.

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Coldplay - Paradise (Peponi) African Style (Ft. Alex Boye) ThePianoGuys

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:21:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0Pzx9hsE4A

Another great Alex Boye video - featuring The Piano Guys who are also
awesome.

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CD Projekt Red Goes All DLC For The Witcher 3...But It's Completely Free And Doesn't Require Pre-Order

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:22:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141106/10111329066/cd-projekt-red-goes-all-dlc-witcher-3but-its-completely-free-doesnt-require-pre-order.shtml>

"What a shock, rather than taking the avenue of other game companies,
such as Ubisoft and EA, CD Projekt treats their customers well, behaving
in an awesome and human way and even connecting with gamers with a

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If robots are taking our jobs, then everyone should get a universal basic income

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:47:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.geektime.com/2014/11/05/if-robots-are-taking-our-jobs-then-everyone-should-get-a-universal-basic-income/>

"Machines have provided our repetitive manual labor for a long time, but
now they are starting to replace more complicated actions. We’ve already
watched as we lose six cashier jobs to one self-checkout attendant job.

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Sunday Sweets: Stained Glass

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:48:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/11/9/sunday-sweets-stained-glass.html>

'What does "stained glass" make you think of? Church windows? Fancy
light fixtures?  How about gorgeous cakes?'

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Solarpunk: a new movement sees the future in a positive light

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:18:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/11/10/4122309.htm

"A new theme is emerging in science fiction literature and art:
solarpunk. It imagines the future as bright, green and sustainable."

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GoPro Video of a Scuba Diver Swimming With Giant Manta Rays Off the Coast of Equador

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:19:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/gopro-video-of-a-scuba-diver-swimming-with-giant-manta-rays-off-the-coast-of-equador/>

"Roberto Ochoa dives with giant manta rays near Ayangue, Ecuador."

Rays are cool.

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A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:59:48 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/05/23/typewriter-art-laurence-king/

"How Victorian female stenographers pioneered a unique art form with
newfound notoriety in the digital age."

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A Few Questions About the Culture: An Interview with Iain Banks

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:01:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://strangehorizons.com/2014/20141103/1banks-a.shtml

"Iain M. Banks's Culture is one of the most well-known and best-loved
science fiction utopias. Beginning in 1987 with Consider Phlebas, Banks
published eight (or nine) novels, a novella and one (or two) short

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Brand New Morph: Twin Decks (Episode 01)

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:22:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8idlS_l2noE

"DJs Morph & Chas are in the house"

I enjoyed the original Morph episodes, and these are just as fun.

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The Trouble | Pogo & Jeesh

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:23:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRSr0GprIIw

"A Pogoism of music and voices from Disney films, with video made by
Jeesh (Joshua Kershaw)"

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Cat Petting Simulator 2014

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:07:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://neongrey.itch.io/pet-that-cat

A free online text adventure.  Via Toby Wintermute.

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A Conversation with John Cleese

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:07:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/10/a-conversation-with-john-clees.html

"Ethan Gilsdorf talks to the Monty Python's Flying Circus alum about his
career, his new autobiography, and his limbs."

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DailyDirt: Flying Cars Are Here!

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:33:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100818/13522010674/dailydirt-flying-cars-are-here.shtml>

"The future has pretty much arrived already. We've been waiting for
flying cars and super-smart computers, but if we're willing to accept
some flaws, these things exist today."

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Standing naked in front of an audience: Amanda Palmer and a new way to make art

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:34:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/11/standing-naked-front-audience-amanda-palmer-and-new-way-make-art>

'Cory Doctorow on the singer and performer Amanda Palmer's first book,
"a manifesto and a confessional of an artist uniquely suited to her time
and place".'

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Eavesdropping on the Secret Social World of Giant Otters

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:19:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/2014/11/giant-otters-social-vocalizations/

"Learning the language of these Amazonian river wolves meant studying
five families of wild otters in Peru and three captive otter families
kept in German zoos. Scientists recorded the otters’ different

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WORLD ORDER ”INFORMAL EMPIRE”

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:21:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSqwmZH33CQ

"We took our new moves to the streets of London in our new video
INFORMAL EMPIRE. Watch us experience this great city on a double-decker,
with fish & chips, and of course, by paying an homage to the Fab Four!"

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This Feminist Twist On “The Princess Bride” Will Give You Life

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:16:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/gender-equality-as-you-wish

"Canadian writer Anne Thériault recently took to Twitter to vent her
frustration over Time magazine including the word “feminist” in a poll
on words that should be banned."

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Kagemono: The Shadow Folk

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:17:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://vimeo.com/41205967

"This is my fourth year film at Calarts! It is the story of Beopup, a
little fox who goes hunting in the woods and uncovers something rather
unpleasant."

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20+ Of The Most Famous Cats On The Internet

Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:13:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/famous-cats/

"Cats rule the internet, but not all cats were created equal. As they
lord it over us puny humans, some climb to the top of the heap, becoming
renowned (or infamous) cat celebrities. This post is dedicated to them."

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Shirts And Shirtiness

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:49:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.popehat.com/2014/11/17/shirts-and-shirtiness/

"The issue is this: if we want to discuss things seriously, we might
have to resort to something other than our own experience-based gut
reactions. We might have to confront a difficult question: how much do

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Marc Randazza Emasculates Pick-Up Artist, Legal Counsel In Hilariously Brutal Response To A Bogus Takedown Demand

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:51:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141116/09070629164/marc-randazza-emasculates-pick-up-artist-legal-counsel-hilariously-brutal-response-to-bogus-takedown-demand.shtml>

"Let's go back to page one. Your client is the guy who seems to advocate
sexual assault against random women, on the basis that he’s Caucasian,
and they’re not. Neither Mike, nor I, are in any danger of winning the

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Coconut-based contraption makes your bike sound just like a horse

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:54:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://grist.org/list/coconut-based-contraption-makes-your-bike-sound-just-like-a-horse/>

Fun!  Via David Archer.

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ind.ie: Your tools shouldn’t spy on you

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:56:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://ind.ie/about/manifesto/

"We are tackling a societal problem that cannot be solved by technology
alone but which also cannot be solved without the creation of viable
technological alternatives. To tackle this societal problem, we must

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Rules of attraction: Why white men marry Asian women and Asian men don’t marry white women

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:13:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://cholakovv.com/en/blog/2450

"After more than a dozen interviews, I found some fascinating answers
that go back two centuries of history. This post is long overdue (two
years after I returned from Singapore) but I want to share my findings

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Download Linux Voice issue 1 — with audio!

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:15:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.linuxvoice.com/download-linux-voice-issue-1-with-audio/

"Highlights in this issue: master Vim, understand systemd, solve word
puzzles with Bash and Grep, discover the technology behind Bitcoin, and
secure your communications with PGP. Plus many more tutorials, features

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The Fine Art of Bullshit: Killed by Google

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:21:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/funny-stuff/the-fine-art-of-bullshit-c09f7bbb391e

"I pushed myself up from the pleather sofa, navigated around a coffee
table overrun with beer bottles, and shuffled to the entertainment
center we had found on the street corner. With one hand I hit eject on

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Bride hacks into website, decodes proprietary 3D model format to save wedding!!

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:29:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://kaflurbaleen.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/bride-hacks-into-website-decodes.html>

"I got married in July to another human of nerdy-technical tendencies.
We used a Kinect to make a 3D print of ourselves to go atop our cake."

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Lantern: One Device, Free Data From Space Forever

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:55:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lantern-one-device-free-data-from-space-forever/x/1104255>

"Lantern is an anonymous portable library that constantly receives free
data from space."

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Иван Кислов - лисы

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:58:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://ivankislov.ru/fox/

Time for some fox photos!  Via Muse.

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I’m not “that creepy guy from the Internet”: How Gamergate gave the geek community a bad name

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:17:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2014/10/30/that_creepy_guy_from_the_internet_how_gamergate_shattered_faith_in_the_geek_community/>

"I've been that bitter, lonely gamer looking for someone to blame. And
I'm devastated that it's come to this"

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デモ演奏 【壬申の乱】 by 川口千里/菅沼孝三&天地雅楽ドラムコンテストⅡ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:19:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"Demo [Jinshin War] played by Kawaguchi Chisato / Kozo Suganuma & heaven
and earth Gagaku drum contest Ⅱ"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NZImxGQEFY

Impressive.  Really making use of the full studio drum kit.

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The Secret Life of Passwords

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:43:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/magazine/the-secret-life-of-passwords.html>

"We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, our
dearest memories, our deepest meanings. They unlock much more than our
accounts."

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A Rational Fear: how to protest correctly in Victoria - video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:44:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/culture/australia-culture-blog/video/2014/apr/11/rational-fear-police-protesting-comedy-australia-video>

"Satirical comedy troupe A Rational Fear provide a handy guide to
protesting in Victoria, where the law has been changed in order to make
peaceful picketing much more difficult, as the friendly policeman in the

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Melbourne Artists

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:55:29 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Some of you may be wondering, "What do Melbourne Australian artists get
up to?"

Good question! Here is a stunning example:

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French Government Takes 172 Million Euros From Citizens To Pay Publisher For Access To Research Public Already Paid For Once

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:45:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141111/13425429109/french-government-takes-172-million-citizens-to-pay-publisher-access-to-research-public-already-paid-once.shtml>

"It's all about priorities. Those providing the valuable research will
have to learn to do without because the publishers must be paid."

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Google Contributor lets public pay to remove ads from select websites

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:46:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/21/google-contributor-lets-public.html

"Google is rolling out a patronage service for websites called
Contributor. Readers of sites like The Onion, Mashable, and wikiHow can
pay a buck or two per month and will be rewarded with "Thank You" tile

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Amateur Photographer Captures Intimate Photos Of Foxes Living In One Of The World's Remotest Regions

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:20:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/ivan-kislov-foxes-wildlife-photos-chukotka_n_6187822.html>

"He may not be a professional wildlife photographer, but Ivan Kislov’s
stunning pictures of foxes living in one of the world’s most remote
regions are guaranteed to take your breath away."

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51-Foot-Long Fire-Breathing Dragon Is Declared the World’s Largest Walking Robot

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:22:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/51-foot-long-fire-breathing-dragon-is-declared-the-worlds-largest-walking-robot/>

"A 51-foot-long fire-breathing robotic dragon built by Zollner
Elektronik AG of Zandt, Germany was declared the World’s Largest Walking
Robot by Guinness World Records. The dragon, which was first displayed

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The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:45:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://gizmodo.com/the-nostalgia-nerds-who-rescue-old-games-from-oblivion-1660776996>

"Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the
first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged
Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of

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A 1,300-Year-Old Egyptian Book Of Spells Has Been Deciphered

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:46:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://io9.com/a-1-300-year-old-egyptian-book-of-spells-has-been-decip-1661596138>

"Do you want to cast love spells? Exorcise demons? Subjugate your
enemies? These and other arcane invocations can be found in the Handbook
of Ritual Power, an 8th-century, 20-page codex that has been translated

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The Driving Force Behind America's Warp Speed Decline into an Unequal Society

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:14:01 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.alternet.org/economy/driving-force-behind-americas-warp-speed-decline-unequal-society>

"Corporate power is bad, but the financial industry is behind the
atrocious wealth divide."

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Wish You Had NSA's Cool Spying Toys? Now You Can -- As Low-Cost Open Hardware

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:15:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141120/07531829205/wish-you-had-nsas-cool-spying-toys-now-you-can-as-low-cost-open-hardware.shtml>

'Alongside the disturbing revelations of indiscriminate, global
surveillance carried out by the NSA and its Five Eyes friends, leaked
documents have shown another side of modern spying: the high-tech

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Sandra and Woo [0636] Hodge Theater

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:38:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2014/11/24/0636-hodge-theater/

"Ye Thuza is, of course, reading Shinichi Mochizuki’s infamous paper on
„Inter-universal Teichmüller theory“. According to Mochizuki, it proves
the abc conjecture, one of the most important conjectures in number

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Neil Gaiman - 'Bad Gaiman Challenge' - Wits

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:38:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cK-8jnub5Q

"We asked you guys to submit their worst versions of a Neil Gaiman-style
short story. Hundreds responded to the call.  Here, read by Neil Gaiman
himself, are the worst of the worst."

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Winners of the 2014 Interactive Fiction Competition

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:29:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://ifcomp.org/comp/2014

1st Place: "Hunger Daemon", Sean M. Shore

"It's not the end of the world, and you're to blame. Better get on that.

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Two Lands - Greenland | Iceland

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:30:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://vimeo.com/112360788

"I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland.
Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq,
Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay.

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British Pathé on Youtube

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:19:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe

"Follow us through the 20th Century and dive into the good and the bad
times of the past. Feel free to explore more than 80,000 videos of
filmed history and maybe you'll find stuff no one else has ever seen."

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Sunday Sweets: Cake of the Doctor

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:20:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/11/23/sunday-sweets-cake-of-the-doctor.html>

"Happy Doctor Who Day, everyone! Come get some CAKE!"

Kimberly Chapman got featured in this Dr. Who themed Sunday Sweets!

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Realistic Rocket Raccoon Costume

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:21:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/11/21/realistic-rocket-raccoon-costume/>

"I’ve seen a handful of costumes featuring the furry creature from
Guardians of the Galaxy, but this build by Shoko and Jérôme Cosplay is a
spot on match to what we see in the movie. Jérôme wasn’t sure what

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The ‘Brief History Of Graphics’ Video Series Is Your Monday Morning Pong Pick-Me-Up

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:22:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://techcrunch.com/2014/11/24/the-brief-history-of-graphics-video-series-is-your-monday-morning-pong-pick-me-up/>

"The series starts with the difference between vector and raster
graphics – essentially Star Wars-like line graphics vs. blocky pixel
sprites – and how the advent of color pushed the arguably superior

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Boldly inspiring no more

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2648/1

"But beyond entertaining millions, Star Trek in its various incarnations
has had a profound impact on the American space program, primarily by
inspiring countless people to pursue science and engineering careers,

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Revisiting Open Source Social Networking Alternatives

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:55:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/revisiting-open-source-social-networking-alternatives--cms-22445>

"Talk about 15 minutes of fame: upstart social networking startup Ello
burst on the scene in September with promises of a utopian,
post-Facebook platform that respected user's privacy. I was surprised to

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Basic income works, a quick case study approach to debunking some basic income myths

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:33:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.tumotech.com/2014/10/27/basic-income-works-a-case-study-approach-to-debunking-some-basic-income-myths/>

"In our analysis of the rapid changes in the robotics industry we
mentioned that experts such as Frey and Osborne of Oxford University,
have suggested that approximately 47 per cent of all American jobs have

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Adam Savage Looks Back on the Animations His Father Created for ‘Sesame Street’

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:34:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/adam-savage-looks-back-on-the-animations-his-father-created-for-sesame-street/>

"Adam Savage, known for his work on the popular television show
Mythbusters, recently wrote an article for The A.V. Club about the
series of animations his father, Whitney Lee Savage, created for Sesame

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Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophy

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:47:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2014/11/25/dungeons-dragons-philosoph.html

"Ethan Gilsdorf explains why Socrates would have made a good DM and that
John Stuart Mill was Lawful Neutral."

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Gate A-4

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:48:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://davidkanigan.com/2014/11/16/gate-a-4/

"Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my
flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone
in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the

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Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:12:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.businessinsider.com/lasting-relationships-rely-on-2-traits-2014-11>

"Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness
and generosity."

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Budsies: Turning Artwork into Custom Plush Toys

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:15:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.budsies.com/

"The idea for Budsies came when I saw Michelle hugging her stuffed
animals and tucking them in at night. What if I could turn a drawing
into a stuffed animal friend that would last forever? Quite literally

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Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:40:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/11/barack-obama-ferguson-and-the-evidence-of-things-unsaid/383212/?single_page=true>

"Violence works. Nonviolence does too."

A powerful article.  Via Kee Hinckley.

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The ReBoot Reboot Has A Real Title And Teaser Image, Is Actually Going To Exist

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:42:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/reboot-reboot-title/

"A little over a year ago, we told you that Rainmaker’s Mainframe
television department had announced they were planning on rebooting the
classic computer-animated series ReBoot. Just when you started thinking

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Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:49:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/jan/10/smile-or-die-barbara-ehrenreich>

"Jenni Murray salutes a long-overdue demolition of the suggestion that
positive thinking is the answer to all our problems"

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Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:52:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/11243761/Neil-Gaiman-Disneys-Sleeping-Beauty.html>

'"You don't need princes to save you," says Neil Gaiman, speaking about
his new fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. "I don't have a lot of
patience for stories in which women are rescued by men." And so, in his

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The new threat: 'Racism without racists'

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:59:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/26/us/ferguson-racism-or-racial-bias/

"In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two
photographs that produced a surprising result."

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#SaenzSigns

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 13:01:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://saenzsigns.tumblr.com/

Very silly.  Via Muse.

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How to Fire the Bosses, Create a Four-day Work Week, and Thrive

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:43:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-fire-the-bosses-create-a-four-day-work-week-and-thrive>

"As one example, El Mejor Trato, an Argentinan company that compares
financial consumer products, decided to do away with the bosses and cut
down to a four-day work week four years ago. The result? They saw a 204

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20+ Unusual Animal Friendships That Are Absolutely Adorable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 00:44:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/unusual-animal-friendships/

"Friendship is great. Animals are great. Animal friendship? You guessed
it – it's great. This list is for those wonderful animal friends who
look beyond each others' (often considerable) differences and see the

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Not Dead Yet: How Some Video Stores Are Thriving in the Age of Netflix

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:38:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/2014/12/video-stores/

"That the number of video stores around the world is on the decline
isn’t exactly breaking news. For the past decade, a range of
options—DVD-by-mail, video on demand, standalone rental boxes, and

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Typeset In The Future: Alien

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:39:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://typesetinthefuture.com/alien/

"My third post about typography in sci-fi has been gestating for a while
now. Indeed, it's been slowly taking shape – you might say it's been
forming itself inside of me – for really quite some time. I'm delighted

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At the Far Ends of a New Universal Law

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:42:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.quantamagazine.org/20141015-at-the-far-ends-of-a-new-universal-law/>

"A potent theory has emerged explaining a mysterious statistical law
that arises throughout physics and mathematics."

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Chemists fabricate novel rewritable paper

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00:44:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://phys.org/news/2014-12-chemists-fabricate-rewritable-paper.html

"According to some surveys, 90 percent of all information in businesses
today is retained on paper, even though the bulk of this printed paper
is discarded after just one-time use."

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Artist Ra Paulette Is Hand Carving Stunning Sculpted Caves in Sandstone Cliffs in New Mexico

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:09:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/artist-ra-paulette-is-hand-carving-stunning-sculpted-caves-in-sandstone-cliffs-in-new-mexico/>

"For more than 10 years, artist Ra Paulette has been digging and hand
carving extraordinary sculpted caverns in the sandstone cliffs of
Northern New Mexico. Paulette’s cave complex, entitled Luminous Caves,

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Extreme Puppy Makeover - Prank it FWD

Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:10:15 +1100

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

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

Heartwarming.  Via Muse.

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Sites certified as secure often more vulnerable to hacking, scientists find

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 01:40:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/12/sites-certified-as-secure-often-morevulnerable-to-hacking-scientists-find/>

"Seals certifying the security of e-commerce sites and other online
destinations have long aroused suspicions that they're not worth the
bits they're made of—much less the hundreds or thousands of dollars they

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The Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 01:41:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/12/water-light-painting/

"Ontario-based photographer Stephen Orlando is fascinated with human
movement and uses programmable LED light sticks attached to kayak
paddles, people, racquets, and other objects to translate that movement

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Building a Character: Cremisius “Krem” Aclassi

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:46:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://blog.bioware.com/2014/12/04/building-a-character-cremisius-krem-aclassi/>

"A couple years ago, BioWare did a BioWare Base panel on LGBTQ
representation in our games at PAX. We heard concerns, praise, and a lot
of heartfelt discussion about how we present characters from the LGBTQ

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Amanda Palmer And The Art Of Asking

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:47:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/blog/podcast/articles/20141203/17290129324/techdirt-podcast-episode-3-amanda-palmer-art-asking.shtml>

"The episode kicks off with Amanda reading an excerpt from her new book,
The Art Of Asking, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Let People
Help, then moves on into a discussion about the book, her experiences in

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See No Evil: The Morality of Collapse

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:03:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://shift-magazine.org/magazine/see-no-evil-the-morality-of-collapse/

"As we wade into discussions about the consequences of collapse, and the
most effective ways to become resilient in face of it, most of us avoid
discussions about morals (personal standards of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’) and

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A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:04:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.sbnation.com/2014/11/26/7281129/radioshack-eulogy-stories

"This may very well be RadioShack's final holiday season. Jon, a former
employee, looks back on a strange, craven, five thousand-fingered
strip-mall monster from a forgotten age."

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Thing Said To and By a Two Year Old

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:46:39 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
These posters based on the conversations the artist has had with his
daughter are utterly adorbs! The blog even starts with the most adorable
line: "No casting spells on the dogs...unless you are ten feet away!"

http://spaghetti-toes.tumblr.com/

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Limiting the damage from cultures in collision

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:51:04 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2014/12/limiting-the-damage-from-cultures-in-collision/>

"This post is not so much about the actual content of the controversy
but the point made by A Man in Black: one contributing factor to the
disaster has been that a fairly large online subculture has radically

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Americans Watch Australian Kid’s TV For The First Time

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:51:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/americans-watch-australian-kids-tv-for-the-first-time>

"BuzzFeed Australia sent our US colleagues Sam and Kristin a bunch of
clips from our favourite childhood TV shows and asked them to share
their thoughts. They had a few…"

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The Open Polar Sea: a creative call for climate action and musical tribute to the late Professor Tony McMichael

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:30:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2014/12/04/the-open-polar-sea-calling-for-climate-action-and-paying-musical-tribute-to-the-late-professor-tony-mcmichael/>

"How might the arts and in particular music help to inspire humanity to
respond more effectively and imaginatively to the existential threat of
climate change?"

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Stars and Stripes and ISO Codes

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:32:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://alistapart.com/column/stars-and-stripes-and-iso-codes

"This is the real story of a promising French start-up expanding into
the U.S. market. The founders now have West Coast offices and the app
has been fully translated into English. One minor detail though: to

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In Conversation: Chris Rock

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:15:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vulture.com/2014/11/chris-rock-frank-rich-in-conversation.html>

"The last time Frank Rich had a conversation with Chris Rock was in
early 1996, when they and the 1950s teen heartthrob Pat Boone were
thrown together in a New York television studio as panelists on Bill

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The Pomplamoose Problem: Artists Can't Survive as Saints and Martyrs

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:17:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.artistempathy.com/blog/the-pomplamoose-problem-artists-cant-survive-as-saints-and-martyrs>

"The American artist is expected to be both a saint and a martyr.
Operate outside the capitalist system and we’ll praise you for your
creations, call your poverty a quaint kind of martyrdom that has nothing

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Mourning the Loss of the Tiger

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:46:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-lam/mourning-the-lost-of-the_b_6281850.html>

"There are less than 6,000 tigers still living in the wild worldwide --
most of them in South Asia and disappearing fast due the encroachment
and poachers -- and I have this strange, if unreasonable, feeling that

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Why Poor People Stay Poor

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:47:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/12/linda_tirado_on_the_realities_of_living_in_bootstrap_america_daily_annoyances.html>

"Saving money costs money. Period."

A positive feedback loop.  Without outside assistance, the tendency is

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Daily Show Invites South African Comedian To Give His First Impression Of America – It’s Not Pretty (VIDEO)

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:33:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/12/06/daily-show-invites-south-african-comedian-to-give-his-first-impression-of-america-its-not-pretty-video/>

"On The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart invited on South African Trevor
Noah to give Americans his outsider’s view of how things are going in
the United States. Luckily for us, Noah is a comedian because if we

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Jackie Chan - How to Do Action Comedy

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:35:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ

"Some filmmakers can do action. Others can do comedy. But for 40 years,
the master of combining them has been Jackie Chan. Let’s see how he does
it."

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Happy New Year everyone!

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 00:30:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Thanks for reading all our posts and here's to a great 2015 for all!

Please feel free to invite your friends to subscribe:

http://www.glasswings.com.au/subscribe.html

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