Glass Wings Blog: June 2016

"Phoebe and Her Unicorn" Is Funny, Fantastical and - for Creator Dana Simpson - Personal

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:17:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/phoebe-her-unicorn-funny-fantastical-creator-dana-simpson-personal>

'At its core, Dana Simpson's comic strip "Phoebe and Her Unicorn" is exactly
what the title promises -- a story about a little girl and her unicorn friend.
But for Simpson, it's about much more.'

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What drives people to turn to violent extremism

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:17:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/279167-what-drives-people-to-turn-to-violent-extremism>

"A common media narrative asserts that we can do little to avert terrorism
because there is no coherent pattern for why people turn to violent extremism.
We, at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, disagree."

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Gene Kelly's Widow Claims Copyright In Interviews Done By Gene Kelly, Sues Over Academic Book

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:18:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160512/01092034416/gene-kellys-widow-claims-copyright-interviews-done-gene-kelly-sues-over-academic-book.shtml>

"Another day, another story of copyright being used for censorship, rather than
as an incentive to create."

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How To Be Poor And Not Piss Off Those In Power

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 12:19:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sbs.com.au/comedy/article/2016/05/13/how-be-poor-and-not-piss-those-power>

"After having the audacity to ask a question about the government's tax cuts
for the rich, Duncan Storrar has incurred the wrath several major newspapers
and news services (all owned by the same person of course). Comedian Lucy

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An Iceberg Flipped Over, and Its Underside Is Breathtaking

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:04:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/photographer-captures-stunning-underside-flipped-iceberg-180953951/>

"On vacation in Antarctica, filmmaker and photographer Alex Cornell captured an
unusual sight"

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66 (Old) Movie Dance Scenes Mashup (Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars)

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:05:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1F0lBnsnkE

"My inspiration came from What's the Mashup?
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmnSm_d2ll4> but I didn't manage 100! The idea
was to do the same for movies from the Golden Age – meaning no title later than

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Filenames and Pathnames in Shell: How to do it Correctly

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:19:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.dwheeler.com/essays/filenames-in-shell.html

"Many Bourne shell scripts (as run by bash, dash, ash, ksh, and so on) do not
handle filenames and pathnames correctly on Unix-like/POSIX systems. Some shell
programming books teach it wrongly, and even the POSIX standard sometimes gets

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For Obama, an Unexpected Legacy of Two Full Terms at War

Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:21:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/us/politics/obama-as-wartime-president-has-wrestled-with-protecting-nation-and-troops.html>

"If the United States remains in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria until
the end of Mr. Obama’s term — a near-certainty given the president’s recent
announcement that he will send 250 additional Special Operations forces to

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The World is Designed for Men

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:08:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/hh-design/the-world-is-designed-for-men-d06640654491

"Design and engineering consultancies create products for a global
market, but the teams themselves rarely have diversity that reflects
global perspectives."

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It's a 2-acre farm, packed into a shipping container that doubles as a farm building

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:09:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.treehugger.com/green-food/its-2-acre-farm-packed-shipping-container-doubles-farm-building.html>

"The Farm From A Box system is designed to feed 150 people per year, and
includes drip irrigation, all of the tools, and its own renewable energy
setup."

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Natural history: Restore our sense of species

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:10:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nature.com/news/natural-history-restore-our-sense-of-species-1.19870>

"Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra has named a new dragonfly after David
Attenborough to mark the broadcaster's 90th birthday — and to honour the
importance of knowing the natural world."

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I have suicidal depression—and board games saved my life

Fri, 3 Jun 2016 12:12:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/i-have-suicidal-depression-and-board-games-saved-my-life/>

"I had been living for years a life increasingly monochrome. These board
games, these beautiful boxes of bits, gave me a way to have an afternoon
with the color turned on."

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Fifty shades of open

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:49:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.ojphi.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6360/5460

"Open source. Open access. Open society. Open knowledge. Open
government. Even open food. The word “open” has been applied to a wide
variety of words to create new terms, some of which make sense, and some

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Scientists Have Created Transparent Wood

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:51:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/scientists-have-created-transparent-wood/

"The researchers were able to develop a technique that allows them to
make normal wood completely transparent."

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Why a Mississippi City Is Just Now Being Forced to Desegregate Its Schools

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:52:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/05/why-a-mississippi-city-is-just-now-being-forced-to-desegregate-its-schools/483228/>

"A federal judge says Cleveland, Mississippi, must finally comply with a
historic ruling the U.S. Supreme Court made more than 60 years ago."

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Fizzy and Frank

Sat, 4 Jun 2016 12:54:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjTRhW-RLdA

"Behind the scenes on the Dark Crystal set, the Henson crew finds out
that they've bitten off a little more than they can chew."

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Are we smart enough to really understand how smart animals are?

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 13:59:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-05-12/are-we-smart-enough-really-understand-how-smart-animals-are>

"If you test them on our terms, which we have been doing for the longest
time, and you find negative results, that doesn't necessarily mean
anything."

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The purrfect prom date!

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:00:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3593502/The-purrfect-prom-date-Teen-couldn-t-date-high-school-dance-takes-family-CAT-instead-gets-pretty-pink-dress-match-bow-tie.html>

"Teen who couldn't find a date to his high school dance takes his family
CAT instead - and even gets her a pretty pink dress to match his bow tie"

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Kate Tempest: 'There is a damaging and poisonous racism at root in Australia'

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:01:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/19/kate-tempest-sydney-writers-festival-poisonous-racism-australia>

"We can spot barbarity in our cultures, we can spot it in our past, but
when it is in our midst we find it much harder to accept and own up to
it. We are in the middle of a barbarous time and it’s greed that’s at

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Ocelot ATTACK!

Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:02:19 +1000

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

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

"On this episode of Breaking Trail, Coyote Peterson gets playfully
attacked by a WILD Ocelot!"

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How Typography Can Save Your Life

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:41:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://psmag.com/how-typography-can-save-your-life-ac7e90ea1cf3

"A light touch on the caps-lock key is not just a good strategy for emphasizing
the right things, but also just generally for making text easier to read.
Because we see words as shapes, big rectangular blocks of all caps take us much

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We Are Siamese If You Don't Please

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:45:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://notalwaysright.com/siamese-dont-please/53894

"I’m the customer here. I have two long haired twin male cats that look Siamese
but aren’t. I adore them and my debit card is a picture of them. I get asked
about them a lot."

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Meowingtons: Designed by Cats, Made For Humans

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:47:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.meowingtons.com/

"Based out of Miami, Florida, the Meowingtons Headquarters is where a young cat
loving girl started a company that was sparked over the unconditional love she
had toward cats."

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Weekend Watch: The Delightful Automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:48:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://makezine.com/2016/05/14/weekend-watch-delightful-automata-cabaret-mechanical-theatre/>

"Over time and with the addition of new artists, the automata eventually
displaced the other items and the shop evolved into more of a museum with
people happily paying to see the pieces move and dance. Eventually relocating

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Trump’s ugly speech threatens our ideals and our safety

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:36:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-ugly-speech-threatens-our-ideals-and-our-safety/2016/05/12/392407e0-1860-11e6-9e16-2e5a123aac62_story.html>

"Hostility to outsiders, of course, preexisted the political movement taking
advantage of it. But what role does leadership play in encouraging this
attitude?"

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The laws that sex workers really want

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:39:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.ted.com/talks/toni_mac_the_laws_that_sex_workers_really_want/transcript?language=en>

"In this talk, I'll take you through the four main legal approaches applied to
sex work throughout the world, and explain why they don't work; why prohibiting
the sex industry actually exacerbates every harm that sex workers are

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Election scorecard: How the three major parties perform on video games

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:40:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/video-games-political-parties-stack/42675/

"But purely in the interest of self flagellation, let’s take a close look at
what the election might hold for one very small, but very important, corner of
the arts: the video game industry."

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Clickbait: Profitable vs. Sustainable

Tue, 7 Jun 2016 12:43:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://storify.com/alexandraerin/clickbait-profitable-vs-sustainable

"While no one denies that clickbait is profitable, I have yet to see anyone
make the claim that it's sustainable."

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Why Are We Still Working?

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:04:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://newmatilda.com/2016/01/07/why-are-we-still-working/

"No seriously, why are we still working? Mike Dowson explains in simple terms
the great con that keeps you chained to the wheel."

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A Nobel Prize winner in economics just backed basic income

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:06:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.techinsider.io/basic-income-gets-nobel-prize-winners-approval-2016-5>

"Basic income is having a whirlwind year, and it was just galvanized even
further by the support of Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel Prize winner for
Economics."

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Send money directly to the extreme poor.

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:07:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.givedirectly.org/

"We aim to reshape international giving. We’re backed by GiveWell, Google.org
and – most importantly – rigorous evidence."

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The vet, the tortoise and the airport

Wed, 8 Jun 2016 13:08:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36302278

"Six years ago Joe Hollins became the first permanent vet on the island of St
Helena, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here he looked after the oldest
known land animal in the world, a 184-year-old giant tortoise - while at the

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How to be a Good Loser: A Guide to being a Refugee

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:18:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@dragana.kaurin/how-to-be-a-good-loser-a-guide-to-being-a-refugee-74ab8c08c6f8>

"For me, following the recent crisis has been profoundly personal. Not only
because I found a second home living in Damascus, but because what’s happening
to the Syrian refugees is so disturbingly familiar."

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Humans damaging the environment faster than it can recover, UN finds

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:19:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/19/humans-damaging-the-environment-faster-than-it-can-recover-report-finds>

"Degradation of the world’s natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing
the planet’s ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is
increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental study ever undertaken

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When a conversation is worth its weight in gold coins

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:20:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/comment/when-a-conversation-is-worth-its-weight-in-gold-coins-20160520-gozzep.html>

"Sometimes the best thing you can give on an individual level is conversation.
Acknowledgement. Love and kindness."

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The Buster Keaton Shorts Collection Offers Hours of Timeless Laughs (Review)

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 12:22:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://nerdist.com/the-buster-keaton-shorts-collection-offers-hours-of-timeless-laughs-review/>

"In the pantheon of silent comedians, the one I think is still the most
relevant today—or the one who seems the most attuned to our modern
sensibilities, perhaps—is Buster Keaton."

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Who Will Debunk The Debunkers?

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:57:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/who-will-debunk-the-debunkers/

"Could it be that the more credulous we become, the more convinced we
are of our own debunker bona fides? Does skepticism self-destruct?"

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12 Things I Noticed While Reading Every Short Story Published in 2014–15 — Electric Literature

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:58:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/electric-literature/at-the-end-of-an-unlit-dead-end-corridor-in-the-basement-of-calhoun-hall-on-the-university-of-texas-63da2c2f7474>

"I read newly hatched magazines and ones celebrating their centennial
and erotic ones and ones stapled by hand and ones from prisons and
hardcover ones with CDs inside. I read them all. Whether this made me a

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NASA misses a chance to promote the best-ever ad for the space station

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:59:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/05/a-beautiful-planet-is-the-best-movie-ive-ever-seen-about-the-space-station/>

"The movie A Beautiful Planet lives up to its name. Earth is a planet,
it is beautiful, and arguably it has never looked this good before."

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Everybody Loves Walter

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:00:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://latterly.org/everybody-loves-walter-dd7a45dee333

"Ormond Beach was a place to dump bodies and toxic waste. Then a
homeless man moved into a shipping container, and everything changed."

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Step into a Miniature World of Animated Paper Wildlife

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:52:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5P2Qmq9r40

"Paper predators and prey spring to life in this visually stunning short
from directors Dávid Ringeisen & László Ruska. An ordinary desk and
typical office supplies are the backdrop for this micro-universe that

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Between Trump and Clinton who will win US presidential election?

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:55:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.quora.com/Between-Trump-and-Clinton-who-will-win-US-presidential-election/answer/Ian-Jackson-16>

"I hate to say this, I really do, but I’m not at all convinced that
Trump is going to lose. I know, I know, I’ve looked at the figures and
I’ll be honest, my money is on Clinton still. And yet, Trump

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We’ve Forgotten what Money is

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:56:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://sciencegoggles.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/weve-forgotten-what-money-is/>

"Money is not a consumable resource, it is a licence to access value
(either in the form of resources or services) that recycles infinitely
as long as it is not hoarded."

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Revealed: How copyright law is being misused to remove material from the internet

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:57:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/23/copyright-law-internet-mumsnet>

"Writing a bad review online has always run a small risk of opening
yourself up to a defamation claim. But few would expect to be told that
they had to delete their review or face a lawsuit over another part of

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the million dollar question!

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:22:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://kirrys.tumblr.com/post/144833146035/the-million-dollar-question

Hee hee!  Via Muse, who wrote: "What an evil thing to do to a cat!"

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People or profit: How does the Greens' corporation plan stack up?

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:23:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-24/berg-greens'-innovation-plan/7439642>

"One basic problem facing any organisation is how to ensure that the
people who run it do so in the interests of the people who own it. The
duty to maximise shareholder value is an institutional mechanism to try

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Climate change: waiting for catastrophe means we will be too late to act

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:25:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.smh.com.au/comment/climate-change-waiting-for-catastrophe-means-we-will-be-too-late-to-act-20160523-gp2773.html>

"The most dangerous aspect of our climate and energy dilemma is that,
due to the inertia of the climate system, the actions we take today are
locking in irreversible catastrophic climate outcomes decades ahead,

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Do you care about animals? Then you really shouldn't eat octopus

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:26:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/26/do-you-care-about-animals-then-you-really-shouldnt-eat-octopus>

"They may be delicious and sure, there are lots of them, but next time
you’re chomping down on your barbecued octopus, just remember they were
the first intelligent beings on Earth and have more genes than you do"

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FoxType Sentence Tree

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:33:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://foxtype.com/sentence-tree

"You can type anything here to visualize its grammatical structure."

Very cool!  Via David Grigg, who wrote:

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CGI Animated Short Film HD: "Contre Temps" by the Contre Temps Team

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:36:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVJxlWMy7kc

"Here is a beautifully animated and rendered CGI short film about a
long-submerged city, and a man is obsessed by the passing of time, by
the talented team Jérémi Boutelet, Thibaud Clergue, Gaël Megherbi,

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Syncopated Ladies Tap Dance Salutes A Legend

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:38:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U86gQ_9lvO8

An excellent tribute.  Via Muse, who wrote:

When I was a child I hated tap dancing because it represented a sort

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Tourists Awake to a Trio of Thirsty Lionesses Licking Water Off the Side of Their Tent in a Botswana Park

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:40:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/tourists-awake-to-a-trio-of-thirsty-lionesses-licking-water-off-the-side-of-their-tent-in-a-botswana-park/>

"While staying at the Mabuasehube Campsite on the Botswana side of the
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, visitor Francie Francisca Lubbe and her
husband awoke to the startling sight of three thirsty lionesses licking

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Advertising Cannot Maintain the Internet. Here’s the “Secret Sauce” Solution.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:04:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://evonomics.com/advertising-cannot-maintain-internet-heres-solution/>

"The ad-based web economy is based upon monetizing a genuinely scarce
commodity, user attention — the one, intrinsically limited thing in this
information age, that cannot be increased at low marginal cost. As advertisers

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Calvin & Hobbes - Art Before Commerce

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:07:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xzzQVk5IfE

"A look at the comic strip that elevated the medium."

Yes, very well made.  Via Muse, who wrote:  "Lovely tribute to Bill

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Devil take the hindmost! Inside the IPA and Leyonhjelm's Libertarians

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:08:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/devil-take-the-hindmost-inside-the-hr-nicholls-society-and-leyonhjelms-libertarians,9029>

"It's give that man a cigar, pass along the joint and to hell with the sniffer
dogs, as Sydney bureau chief Ross Jones attends #Friedman16, the annual
Libertarian conference."

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Stanford philosopher examines why some things should not be for sale

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:11:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/may/moral-limits-markets-052512.html>

"Philosophy Professor Debra Satz explores the moral limits of free markets in a
democratic society."

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‘When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression’

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:45:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-boeskool/when-youre-accustomed-to-privilege_b_9460662.html>

"Equality can feel like oppression. But it’s not. What you’re feeling is just
the discomfort of losing a little bit of your privilege — the same discomfort
that an only child feels when she goes to preschool and discovers that there

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NEW PUPPET CONCEPT (24/05/16)

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:46:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RrBiFI9FZA

"Here's a new puppet concept that I designed and built during the last two
months. It took some time to refine, and alterations may still be made, but
it's at a stage now that I'm happy to show y'all."

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Armed FBI agents raid home of researcher who found unsecured patient data

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:48:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/armed-fbi-agents-raid-home-of-researcher-who-found-unsecured-patent-data/>

"...an early morning raid by armed agents on a sleeping family is a highly
disproportionate response and a flouting of the type of discretion federal
prosecutors claim they apply when pursuing CFAA violations."

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Pantheon: Mapping historical cultural production

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:49:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://pantheon.media.mit.edu/

"Pantheon is a project developed by the Macro Connections group at The MIT
Media Lab that's collecting, analyzing, and visualizing data on historical
cultural popularity and production."

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Five Signs Your Story Is Sexist – Against Men

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:10:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://mythcreants.com/blog/five-signs-your-story-is-sexist-against-men/>

"You’d think patriarchy would be good for men, but it isn’t. Patriarchy
enforces strict standards of masculinity that are impossible to meet. But
because masculine traits are glorified, it’s easy to lose sight of how toxic

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Austerity policies do more harm than good, IMF study concludes

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:11:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/27/austerity-policies-do-more-harm-than-good-imf-study-concludes>

"A strong warning that austerity policies can do more harm than good has been
delivered by economists from the International Monetary Fund, in a critique of
the neoliberal doctrine that has dominated economics for the past three

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The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:12:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/humane-tech/the-immortal-myths-about-online-abuse-a156e3370aee>

"Our communities are defined by the worst things that we permit to happen. What
we allow tells the world who we are."

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Dragon Necklaces

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:14:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://geekxgirls.com/article.php?ID=7096

"Etsy seller Art By Aelia makes these beautiful custom Dragon Draper
Necklaces!"

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BIOGLITZ

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:10:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://bioglitz.myshopify.com/

"With millions of pounds of glitter being sold annually, we can't
continue to support such waste, so, we've developed a new plant based
biodegradable Glitter."

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The Force Awakens Soundtrack on Vinyl Has Spinning Holograms Etched Into the Records

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:11:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://gizmodo.com/the-force-awakens-soundtrack-on-vinyl-has-3d-spinning-h-1778730206>

"As with most 2D holograms, you’ll need to find just the right angle,
with the perfect amount of light (its creators suggest using your
smartphone’s LED flash) for the wireframe versions of a TIE Fighter and

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Arcade cabinet enthusiasts discover trove of 50+ games in ship, derelict for 30 years

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:12:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/05/26/arcade-cabinet-enthusiasts-dis.html

"Moazzezi and the UKVAC forum members raised the money to hire a crane
and transport, and rescued the games in 2012. The games are now
distributed among collections across Europe, undergoing painstaking

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Why Some Cultures Frown on Smiling

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:13:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/culture-and-smiling/483827/>

"Why do some societies not encourage casual smiling? I got my answer, or
at least part of one, when I stumbled across a new paper by Kuba Krys, a
psychologist at the Polish Academy of Sciences. In some countries,

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The Trailers for Ghostbusters (2016) and the Art of Editing Comedy

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:36:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@tonyszhou/the-trailers-for-ghostbusters-2016-and-the-art-of-editing-comedy-74a1433c3221>

"The major difference between the two trailers is that one has a good
set-up for a joke, and the other does not. I cannot emphasize this
enough: The set-up matters more than the punchline. Always get the

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Sunday Sweets Special Feature: The "Mirror Cakes" of Olga Noskova

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:37:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/5/29/sunday-sweets-special-feature-the-mirror-cakes-of-olga-nosko.html>

"When I first saw this cake my jaw literally dropped. And that's coming
from someone whose JOB is to look at the world's most beautiful cakes."

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The long con of military decline: How the right uses the armed forces to lie about America

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:38:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.salon.com/2016/05/30/the_long_con_of_military_decline_how_the_right_uses_the_armed_forces_to_lie_about_america/>

"Listen to GOP and we're either the greatest fighting force ever, or on
verge of decimation. So which one is it?"

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Would You Like To Wombat Your Dropbear

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:39:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://notalwaysworking.com/like-wombat-dropbear/45186

"I’m a manager in a fast-food restaurant. One night it’s kind of slow
and I am having a discussion with another of our managers about how when
you’re working the drive-thru you can pretty much say anything as the

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Two books on our future

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:36:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future
https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=2yNqCAAAQBAJ

"At the heart of this change is information technology: a revolution
that, as Mason shows, has the potential to reshape utterly our familiar

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Illegal Eviction Moving Expenses

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:38:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@kim_crawley/our-illegal-eviction-nightmare-93c8f56aac61>
https://www.gofundme.com/SlumlordFund

"How you can obey the law, always pay your rent on time, and be quiet
neighbors and still find yourself homeless…"

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How I used lies about a cartoon to prove history is meaningless on the internet

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:39:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.geek.com/news/how-i-used-lies-about-a-cartoon-to-prove-history-is-meaningless-on-the-internet-1656188/>

"Of all the great and terrible things about the internet, its ability to
shape and rewrite reality might be the most dystopian."

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‘Labyrinth’ becomes a board game, complete with ‘Goblin King Jareth’ figure!

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:41:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://dangerousminds.net/comments/labyrinth_becomes_a_board_game_complete_with_goblin_king_jareth_figure>

"In addition to the highly detailed game board and a replica of the
clock Jareth uses to count down the thirteen hours he gives Sarah to
solve the puzzle of the labyrinth, there are also five game-play figures

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The Mental Disease of Late-Stage Capitalism

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:17:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@joe_brewer/the-mental-disease-of-late-stage-capitalism-4a7bb2a1411c>

"When a population explodes — as the human one did throughout the last
century — eventually all manner of social institutions become over-crowded.
From there, it’s simply a numbers game."

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Debt - Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:21:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=lliTBQAAQBAJ

"For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires,
humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods—that is, long
before the invention of coins or cash."

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MegaCon 2016: The Best Cosplay, Pt 1

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:22:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.epbot.com/2016/06/megacon-2016-best-cosplay-pt-1.html

"I can't wait to show you guys the rest of my favorite cosplays at MegaCon last
weekend..."

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Muddy Paws - Simon's Cat

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:23:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLnHzv7OKao

"A fussy cat takes on a bit of spring cleaning!"

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Does Academic Freedom Have a Future?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:20:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.aaup.org/article/does-academic-freedom-have-future

"In important respects, then, the challenges we confront are fundamentally
similar to those faced by our predecessors. First and foremost among those
challenges is the search for ways to protect academic freedom in a world where

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Technology and the death of civilisation

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:22:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@josepicardoshs/technology-and-the-death-of-civilisation-5e831b3f8b5>

"To someone who is not familiar with our context, the sight of three students
‘staring into’ a screen at break might have evoked more negative
reactions — distractions, social media, games… The sort of negative reactions

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I Draw Thousands Of Tiny Dots To Create These Wild Illustrations

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:23:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/wildlife-double-exposure-illustrations-thiago-bianchini/>

"My name is Thiago Bianchini and I am an illustrator and graphic designer. Two
years ago I started creating this series of illustrations using fine-tipped ink
pens. Inspired by double exposure photography, I brought this universe to my

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Our United States of Fear: Meet the right’s ridiculous new bogeyman

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:26:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.salon.com/2016/06/05/our_united_states_of_fear_meet_the_rights_ridiculous_new_bogeyman/>

"We're still No. 1 in panic. You see it in politics, the presidential race,
education -- and especially the media"

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Ukiyoe Small Museum - Kyoto December 2015

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:38:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.danielwhistonphotography.com/blog/2016/1/27/ukiyoe-small-museum-kyoto-december-2015>

"Ukiyoe is a traditional Japanese painting style that uses carved wooden blocks
to print with and recreate works. Luckily for us the owner hadn't yet had
enough for the day and the museum was still open."

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The zoo that wants to release wild elephants in Denmark

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:40:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160527-the-zoo-that-wants-to-release-wild-elephants-in-denmark>

"Thousands of years ago, elephants and lions roamed the plains and forests of
Europe and North America. If some conservationists have their way, they will
again"

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Open access: All human knowledge is there—so why can’t everybody access it?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:41:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/06/what-is-open-access-free-sharing-of-all-human-knowledge/>

"We paid for the research with taxes, and Internet sharing is easy. What's the
hold-up?"

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T-Mobile giving free ownership shares to postpaid customers

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:42:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/06/t-mobile-giving-free-ownership-shares-to-postpaid-customers/>

"T-Mobile USA's latest promotion, announced today, is an unusual one. Millions
of customers will be able to become part owners of the company with a gift of
one full share of T-Mobile US (TMUS) common stock."

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UN Human Rights Council Debates Report Criticising Copyright

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:17:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/03/11/human-rights-council-debates-report-criticising-copyright/>

"Copyright might run counter to human rights, says a new report from the United
Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights. In the report, she
provided a number of recommendations, including encouraging UN World

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Beyond Blockchain: Simple Scalable Cryptocurrencies

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:18:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/metacurrency-project/beyond-blockchain-simple-scalable-cryptocurrencies-1eb7aebac6ae>

"I clarify the core elements of cryptocurrency and outline a different approach
to designing such currencies rooted in biomimicry (how nature functions and
scales). I distinguish efficiencies of distributing process as a foundation for

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The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:19:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-05-30/the-untold-story-behind-saudi-arabia-s-41-year-u-s-debt-secret>

"How a legendary bond trader from Salomon Brothers brokered a do-or-die deal
that reshaped U.S.-Saudi relations for generations."

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This Chart Compares 81 Hacker Friendly Single Board Computers

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:20:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://lifehacker.com/this-chart-compares-81-hacker-friendly-single-board-com-1780789874>

"You have a ton of different options for single board computers that can run
the likes of Linux or Android. While a board like the Raspberry Pi might be the
most popular, it’s certainly not the only one. Over on HackerBoards, they have

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Terrapattern

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:37:11 +1000

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

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

"This is the alpha version of Terrapattern, a visual search tool for
satellite imagery. The project provides journalists, citizen scientists,
and other researchers with the ability to quickly scan large

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Geopolitical Hedging as a Service

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:38:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://jebruner.com/2016/06/geopolitical-hedging-as-a-service/

"Google and Microsoft have found themselves embroiled in some awkward
geopolitical disputes as they’ve made their mapping services available
around the world, and they’ve found a brilliant diplomatic workaround to

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Will Lin-Manuel Miranda Transform the Supreme Court?

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:39:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/lin-manuel-miranda-and-the-future-of-originalism/485651/>

"With the success of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Americans have been
given a new version of the Founding Fathers—one that could open the door
to a more liberal interpretation of constitutional originalism."

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My Neighbor Doctoro Who Cake

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:40:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.thatsnerdalicious.com/nerd-cakes/doctoro-who-cake/

"Doctor Who and My Neighbor Totoro together on a cake? It’s perfection
right down to the teeny Adiposes and Soot Sprites."

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Bold Tali’Zorah cosplay

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:37:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.geeknative.com/55555/bold-talizorah-cosplay/

"Mass Effect’s Tali is an interesting cosplay challenge. There’s no
chance of picking up much in the way of pre-made items and her helmet is
vital to get right."

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Kinetic Steampunk-Inspired Sculptures Move Gracefully Using Salvaged Metal Parts

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:38:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/chris-cole-kinetic-sculpture

"Artist Chris Cole has spent his life exploring the relationship between
two disparate worlds: machines and nature. To marry his two obsessions,
Cole sculpts creatures with salvaged metal parts."

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Typosquatting programming language package managers

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:39:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://incolumitas.com/2016/06/08/typosquatting-package-managers/

"In the domain name system, typosquatting is a well known problem.
Typosquatting is the malicious registering of a domain that is lexically
similar to another, often highly frequented, website. Typosquatters

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I'm Guessing They Didn't Have a Matching Card

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:40:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/8/im-guessing-they-didnt-have-a-matching-card.html>

Slightly morbid cakes...

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Homeowner Sues Police After Pursuit Of Shoplifter Leaves Him With No Home To Own

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:06:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160607/07484434647/homeowner-sues-police-after-pursuit-shoplifter-leaves-him-with-no-home-to-own.shtml>

"This is what was left of Leo Lech's home after the Greenwood Village
police were done with it. Lech had done nothing wrong. In fact, he
wasn't even home. By the point the local PD had decided to turn a

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A Crocheted Wearable Mermaid Tail Towel That Cleverly Transforms Into Its Own Transport Bag

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:06:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/a-crocheted-wearable-mermaid-tail-towel-that-cleverly-transforms-into-its-own-transport-bag/>

"Canadian crocheter MJ of MJ’s Off the Hook Designs has created an
adorable line of wearable mermaid tail towels that very cleverly button
up and neatly transform into their own carry bags, either as a backpack

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Kangaroo and pig share intimate relationship

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:09:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36486468

"A pig and kangaroo kept in a captivity in northern Australia appear to
have formed a rather close physical bond."

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Elephant calves more likely to survive in the care of their grandmothers

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:10:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160610095036.htm

"Among the Asian elephants, the grandmothers have a significant role.
They ensure the survival of the calves and breeding success for their
daughters, new research shows."

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Shenzhen: The Silicon Valley of Hardware (Part 1) | Future Cities | WIRED

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:45:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp6F_ApUq-c

"The first documentary in our Future Cities strand takes us inside the bustling
Chinese city of Shenzhen."

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Infosec is a sham: The reality of IT security

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:46:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/06/infosec-is-broken-how-to-fix-it/

"Infosec numbers don't add up: we need better training, standards,
accountability."

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Michael Gove’s guide to Britain’s greatest enemy... the experts

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:47:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/10/michael-goves-guide-to-britains-greatest-enemy-the-experts/>

"A post-Brexit Britain, we must hope, will be free of experts, and their
insidious expertise. But who exactly are “experts”? Where did they come from?
What do they want? And why do they think they know so much better than the rest

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The Mistrust of Science

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:48:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-mistrust-of-science

"The following was delivered as the commencement address at the California
Institute of Technology, on Friday, June 10th."

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2016 AICP Sponsor Reel - Dir Cut

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:37:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/169599296

"Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create
a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur,
feathers, particles and more."

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Chasing Hiroshige’s Vision of Japan

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:38:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/travel/japan-hiroshige-hiking.html

"Finding the Japan that the 19th-century landscape artist Hiroshige created
became my lifelong obsession. To get there, I’d go farther afield than
Hiroshige himself."

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The public should be concerned when academics must battle bureaucrats for academic freedom

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:34:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-public-should-be-concerned-when-academics-must-battle-bureaucrats-for-academic-freedom-54039>

"...this is a case that should ring alarm bells not just for all academics
undertaking controversial work - but for the general public, which has a right
to expect that the institutions funded by its tax dollars will support and

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The hidden energy cost of smart homes

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:43:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-hidden-energy-cost-of-smart-homes-60306>

"Light globes that change colour with the tap of an app, coffee machines you
can talk to, and ovens that know exactly how long to cook your food: our homes
are getting smart."

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Leaf Dinnerware to Replace Plastic and Styrofoam

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:52:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://thehomestead.guru/leaf-dinnerware/

"A University in Thailand has spent the past year developing a new type of
waterproof bowl made of leaves. The women behind this leaf dinnerware felt
called to design a replacement for Styrofoam when they saw large amounts of

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Sunday Sweets: CAKE-CEPTION!

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:52:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/12/sunday-sweets-cake-ception.html>

"From the moment I first saw a cartoony cake, I knew I would forever love
cartoony cakes."

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6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:53:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cracked.com/article_24030_6-common-misconceptions-about-civil-rights-movement.html>

"The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most
dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to be a
neat, simple narrative of good guys and bad guys, of clear beginnings and

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Thoughts and Prayers

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:55:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/06/12/thoughts-and-prayers/

"Here’s an interesting thing: there is a sort of magical power to saying that
you offer your thoughts and prayers."

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Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:53:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@intideceukelaire/why-you-shouldnt-share-links-on-facebook-f317ba4aa58b>

"While you may only share links to funny cat videos with your friends, you
should still be worried about this exploit. Sometimes, sensitive information
(personal data, secret keys, …) are included in links without you even

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How Hillary Clinton uses feminism to advance her neoliberal, hawkish agenda

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:54:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://dailyreview.com.au/hilary-clinton-uses-feminism-advance-neoliberal-hawkish-agenda/44099/>

"This is not a review for those happy, sane people eager to learn. This is a
form of therapy for those of us who will lose more than all our shit the next
time we hear that Clinton’s recent victory is also a victory “for all women”,

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Former Patent Troll Admits That Patent Trolls Are Bad For Business And Innovation

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:55:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160606/18154634643/former-patent-troll-admits-that-patent-trolls-are-bad-business-innovation.shtml>

"I've spoken to a few patent attorneys who have fought against patent trolls
who have admitted to me that, at times, it's quite tempting to give up and join
the other side, since patent trolling is fairly easy and incredibly lucrative.

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Jinja Safari - Dozer

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:56:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjckYH4iK8g

"The official video for Jinja Safari's ‘Dozer’ from their self-titled debut
album"

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