Glass Wings Blog: August 2016

Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commons

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:44:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/elinor-ostroms-8-principles-managing-commmons>

"Elinor Ostrom shared the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009 for her
lifetime of scholarly work investigating how communities succeed or fail
at managing common pool (finite) resources such as grazing land, forests

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EDITORIAL: What I Said When My White Friend Asked for My Black Opinion on White Privilege

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:46:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://goodblacknews.org/2016/07/14/editorial-what-i-said-when-my-white-friend-asked-for-my-black-opinion-on-white-privilege/>

"Yesterday I was tagged in a post by an old high school friend, asking
me and a few others a very public, direct question about white privilege
and racism.  I feel compelled not only to publish his query but also my

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New Documents Reveal Oil And Tobacco Industries’ Dirty History Of Working Together

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:47:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oil-tobacco-companies-worked-together_us_5787dab3e4b0867123e04885>

"The documents, according to Carroll Muffett, president of CIEL, show
oil and tobacco giants have long shared marketing and advertising
strategies, research institutes, PR firms and even scientists."

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Rewarding Disobedience

Mon, 1 Aug 2016 12:48:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/mit-media-lab/rewarding-disobedience-ae194d9f0785>

"How can we most effectively harness responsible, ethical disobedience
aimed at challenging the norms, rules, or laws that sustain society’s
injustices?"

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Celebrating British Eccentricity at the 2016 Chap Olympiad

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:33:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-07-19/london-chap-olympics-in-photos>

"In just under a month, the world’s gaze will fall on Rio de Janeiro for
the start of the 2016 Olympics. But a very different kind of games were
just held at the 12th annual Chap Olympiad, in the Bloomsbury district

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Reverence For The Blue

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:34:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://popehat.com/2016/07/21/reverence-for-the-blue/

"Flag-waving about cops works on multiple levels. On one level it's
symbolic and emotive — it's America, apple pie, baseball, and mom, all
wrapped into an idealized view of cops."

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HP museum and its prized 2116a 16-bit computer lives on as legacy of mountaineer Jon Johnston

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:35:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-22/vintage-computer-museum-revives-hp2116a-founder-dies/7638458>

"A keen mountaineer who died trekking in Tibet has left a rare computer
collection behind as his legacy."

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Scientists Unite Against Accelerated Habitat Loss in Australia

Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:36:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://alert-conservation.org/issues-research-highlights/2016/7/22/scientists-unite-against-accelerated-habitat-loss-in-australia>

"Hundreds of senior scientists from across Australia and the world,
along with four leading scientific societies, have united to express
alarm at Australia’s increasing rate of destruction of native vegetation."

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Pakistani Musicians Play a Delightful Version of Dave Brubeck’s Jazz Classic, “Take Five”

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:42:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.openculture.com/2013/04/pakistani_musicians_play_amazing_version_of_dave_brubecks_jazz_classic_take_five.html>

Delightful.  Via Daniel Sprouse and Mz Maau.

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The new science of cute

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:43:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/kumamon-the-new-science-of-cute>

"Kumamon, a cartoon bear created to promote tourism in an overlooked
part of Japan, has become a billion-dollar phenomenon. Now, a new
academic field is trying to pinpoint what makes things cute – and why we

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KNOW what you are asking for!

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:46:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/know-what-you-asking-lorraine-duffy

"...when I still get the occasional request it makes my heart ache that
those who expect so much for so little do not respect what I do...I also
have bills to pay."

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Photographer Captures The Soul Of The Forest With His Unbelievably Intimate Animal Shots

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 12:47:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/wild-animal-photography-konsta-punkka/

"21-year-old Finish photographer Konsta Punkka takes breathtaking
pictures of nature and lifestyle. We’ve written about him previously,
but just can’t seem to get enough of his photos of wild animals. Punkka

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Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:44:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/167910027

"In a world where a single chameleon has no natural enemies, this one of a kind
creature is destined to hunt for prey."

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Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:45:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can>

"It’s time to pour our creative energies into imagining a new global economy.
Infinite growth is a dangerous illusion"

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Fan.tasia

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:47:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-6xk4W6N20

"A mashup of almost every Disney release since 1989.  Song: Pop Culture by
Madeon"

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History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 12:48:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@theonlytoby/history-tells-us-what-will-happen-next-with-brexit-trump-a3fefd154714>

"It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on
themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions based
on information, they may prove right, or may prove wrong, and they’re intended

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Ableism is not "bad words." It's violence.

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:10:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.autistichoya.com/2016/07/ableism-is-not-bad-words-its-violence.html>

"We bear it, heavy, wherever we go. Ableism is the violence in the
clinic, in the waiting room, in the social welfare lines, in the
classroom, in the recess yard, in the bedroom, in the prisons, in the

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Business as usual: Don Dale torture is 200 years in the making

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:11:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://dailyreview.com.au/business-usual-don-dale-torture-200-years-making/46474/>

"The torture of children at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre is
not a practice that any reasonable mind could vindicate. The newspapers
are all agreed: our national redemption begins this morning. This must

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Formula Pi - Self-driving robot racing with the Raspberry Pi

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:11:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/frobotics/formula-pi-self-driving-robot-racing-with-the-rasp>

"Formula Pi is an exciting new race series and club designed to get
people started with self-driving robotics. The aim is to give people
with little hardware or software experience a platform to get started

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Josh Joshi and the Great Divides

Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:13:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://unbound.com/books/josh-joshi

"This entire story was a future fantasy of how the British Isles could
develop over the next 80 years.  The idea originated about two years ago
when someone I met told me they had sold a one bedroomed flat in London

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Mine Kafon Drone

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:07:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/massoudhassani/mine-kafon-drone

"Introducing the Mine Kafon Drone, an airborne demining system developed
to clear all land mines around the world in less than 10 years"

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Australia's Dropbears win Quidditch World Cup, inspired by Harry Potter game

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:08:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/australia-dropbears-win-quidditch-championship/7658246>

'They have taken out the Quidditch World Cup — a sport inspired by the
game played by fictional teenage wizard Harry Potter — after defeating
the "best team in the world" in a gripping match in Germany.'

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Grumpy Cat unimpressed with figure at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:09:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/grumpy-cat-visits-figure-at-londons-madame-tussauds-wax-museum/7656900>

"The surly social media sensation Grumpy Cat has been welcomed alongside
its animatronic double at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London."

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Millions of Wireless Keyboards Can Let Hackers See What You're Typing

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 13:10:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://gizmodo.com/millions-of-wireless-keyboards-can-let-hackers-see-what-1784315125>

"According to security researchers at Bastille, the so-called KeySniffer
vulnerability affects wireless keyboards that use a less secure,
radio-based communication protocol rather than a Bluetooth connection.

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Oxford University Is Older Than the Aztecs

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 17:57:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oxford-university-is-older-than-the-aztecs-1529607/>

"The historical timeline you keep in your head is all messed up"

For most people, anything before your own lifetime or that of your

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The 50 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 17:59:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://theplaylist.net/50-best-animated-films-21st-century-far-20160705/

"It’s sort of remarkable, the ways that animation on the big screen has
changed in the past two decades or so."

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Game Over by PES (Official HD Version)

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 18:00:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-jHJdJ1hg4

'PES recreates 5 classic arcade death sequences in this newly remastered
HD version of his stop-motion short "Game Over".'

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The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 18:01:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/glenn-greenwald-problem-with-media.html>

The decline in corporate-funded media may well lead to a resurgence of
partisan and independent journalism, but there is still the "filter
bubble" problem that makes it hard to get attention for divergent views.

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Highest-paid CEOs run worst-performing companies, research finds

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:36:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/highest-paid-ceos-worst-performing-companies-research-a7156486.html>

"Research firm finds businesses led by lower-paid CEOs earn greater shareholder
return"

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We must demand to know what is happening on our behalf, here and in Nauru and Manus Island

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:37:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/comment/view-from-the-street/we-must-demand-to-know-what-is-happening-on-our-behalf-here-and-in-nauru-and-manus-island-20160727-gqekfg.html>

"We know what happens when we don't hold people accountable. Let's stop doing
that."

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Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:38:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/27/security-experts-have-cloned-all-seven-tsa-master-keys/>

"Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case”
— has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to
security. From the disastrous Clipper chip to today, the government has always

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Roanoke Pinball Museum

Mon, 8 Aug 2016 12:39:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/roanoke-pinball-museum

"This collection of over 50 classic pinball machines awaits visitors to
downtown Roanoke."

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The plight of Australia’s casuals

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:17:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://overland.org.au/2015/06/the-plight-of-australias-casuals

"The choice confronting many casual workers this winter will be whether to stay
at home to care for a sick child or go out to work, so they will be able to pay
the rent and put food on the table. So why is the subject rarely mentioned by

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Richard Bruce - OLEV - Carpool | Fully Charged

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:18:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLXV6IBlQ4

"Recorded before the recent #EUref in the UK, a fascinating Carpool discussion
with Richard Bruce, the EV driving head of the Office of Low Emission Vehicles
(who usually cycles to work)."

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Internet trolls are even more hostile when they’re using their real names, a study finds

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:19:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://qz.com/741933/internet-trolls-are-even-more-hostile-when-theyre-using-their-real-names-a-study-finds/>

"Among the gatekeepers of comment sections and social media sites, the
conventional wisdom is that anonymity empowers bullies to voice hateful
opinions without consequence. When unmasked by real-name policies, the theory

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Lightpaintings: The First Unique Art Form Of The XXI Century

Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:20:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/lightpaintings-by-stephen-knapp/

"If you think you are amazed by them in the video, think of how I feel inside
them creating one. I still get goose bumps thinking about how lucky I am to be
able to work in such an amazing medium."

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Nonagenarian model citizen wants secret surveillance data on him deleted

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:11:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/07/john-catt-echr-secret-surveillance/>

"A 91-year-old civil liberties campaigner, John Catt, is taking his fight to
have police surveillance records of his peaceful participation in protests
deleted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)."

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Zara Accused Of Stealing Designs From Independent Artists, And Here’s The Evidence

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:12:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/zara-stealing-designs-copying-independent-artists-tuesday-bassen/>

"When designer Tuesday Bassen realized that Zara had been copying her work, she
took to Instagram to highlight the issue"

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Rayform

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:14:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+YonatanZunger/posts/EEDJTfDGwpy

"The result feels like magic: you're holding what looks like normal glass in
your hand, but as the light shines through it, it projects an image."

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One Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species In His Own Backyard

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:15:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/rare-blue-swallowtail-pipevine-butterfly-repopulation-tim-wong/>

"The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once a species close to
extinction. Now, thanks to California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist,
Tim Wong, the butterfly species is repopulated again."

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A Dutch City Is Experimenting With Giving Away A Basic Income Of $1,000 A Month

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:31:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.fastcoexist.com/3055679/a-dutch-city-is-experimenting-with-giving-away-a-basic-income-of-1000-a-month>

"Utrecht is one of four Dutch cities trying to figure out what happens
if you give your citizens free money."

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19 Amazing Caterpillar Transformations

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:33:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?emailid=19420

"We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more
beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is
not the case. In these 19 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and

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Hyphen, minus, en-dash, and em-dash: difference and usage in English

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:35:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://jakubmarian.com/hyphen-minus-en-dash-and-em-dash-difference-and-usage-in-english/>

"These four little characters, “‐”, “−”, “–”, and “—”, often get
confused. Most computer users use just a single character, “-”, the
so-called hyphen-minus (the usual minus character you have on your

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Stunning New Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:36:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/laser-cut-wood-designs-gabriel-schama>

'Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama continues his adventures with his
trusty laser cutter (affectionately called "Elsie") to produce his
distinct, intricate wood-relief sculptures. By layering pieces of

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Aviators - Losing Control (Synthwave)

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:40:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-85r5ywg0w

"Onward and upward with the uploading of Stargazers!"

Love that Synthwave sound.

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Surprises of the Faraday Cage

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:41:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://sinews.siam.org/DetailsPage/TabId/900/ArtMID/2243/ArticleID/757/Surprises-of-the-Faraday-Cage.aspx>

"Nearly everyone has heard of the Faraday cage effect. So when I needed
to learn about it, I assumed it would be a matter of looking in some
standard physics books, maybe the ones I’d studied as an undergraduate.

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When men are harassed online

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:42:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://popculturedetective.tumblr.com/post/147599643970/when-men-are-harassed-online>

"I did two things that garnered a torrent of harassment this week from
angry men on the internet."

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Why fund art? and what ‘excellence’ is really code for

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:44:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/fund-art-excellence-really-code/46898/

On the importance of public support for the arts:

"...culture is not some way-station on the road to the good life. It is

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World Elephant Day!

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:57:16 +1000

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

Katherine Phelps
Happy World Elephant Day everyone!

I have been working hard on my elephant musical and just this week the
tickets went on sale! So to celebrate the day why not 1) sign the pledge
to help protect elephants here: http://worldelephantday.org/ and 2) buy

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Symone Sanders on Life After Bernie

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:53:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/interviews/a38100/symone-sanders-on-life-after-bernie/>

'My breaking point was a time when I had let the event staff know I was
having trouble getting in places and asked them if they could just
really make an extra effort for this particular day, because it had been

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Cat Learns New Somersault Trick, But Now He Can’t Stop Doing It...Hee!

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:54:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://hihomer.com/stories/cat-learns-new-somersault-trick-but-now-he-can-t-stop-doing-it-hee>

"Full of feline grace and jaw-dropping dexterity, this funny little guy
can't stop showing off his newest trick."

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Amazing Technology Invented By MIT

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:55:26 +1000

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

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

"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that
three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact
with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person

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Optical Illusions Magically Appear When You Fill These Soy Sauce Dishes

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 12:56:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://gizmodo.com/optical-illusions-magically-appear-when-you-fill-these-1784703765>

"Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton takes advantage of soy sauce’s
varying opaqueness to create a pair of unique sushi dishes that reveal
three-dimensional optical illusions once they’re filled."

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Black & White Needlepoint | Sweet Prodigy

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:11:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://cookieconnection.juliausher.com/clip/black-and-white-needlepoint-by-sweet-prodigy>

"Who says needlepoint cookies need to be traditional?"

Wow, that is really edible art.  Via Kimberly Chapman.

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Cinema and Sorcery Takes You on an Adventure through Fantasy History

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:13:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://geekandsundry.com/cinema-and-sorcery-takes-you-on-an-adventure-through-fantasy-history/>

"Covering 50 films from the dawn of filmmaking to the present day, beginning
with The Thief of Baghdad and concluding with the first Peter Jackson
Hobbit film. Cinema and Sorcery is true to its byline—it is the

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The New York Fabric Convenience Store-An Art Installation

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:48:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sewyoursoul/the-new-york-convenience-store-an-art-installation>

"An entire stitched fabric convenience store art installation in Manhattan. A
whole felt shop!"

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Responsible Cat Ownership Course

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:50:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/pets/community-and-education/responsible-cat-ownership-course>

"The Responsible Cat Ownership Course gives you some basic information about
your legal responsibilities as a cat owner. It will also help you be a better
companion to your cat, teaching you about the best food, how to keep your pet

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We need to call American breakfast what it often is: dessert

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:59:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vox.com/2016/7/11/12128372/sugar-cereal-breakfast-nutrition-facts>

"A fascinating story from the New York Times’s Upshot blog last week looked at
the results of a poll that asked nutritionists about their perceptions of the
healthfulness of popular foods and compared their answers with those of the

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Remember this girl when you watch the Rio Olympic Games

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:00:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JamezFrondeskias/posts/gY34hutAeHd

"Even if she doesn't win a medal, she epitomises the best of humanity. You may
not know her name but she is Yusra Mardini, a Syrian refugee, and is part of
the Refugee Olympic Team."

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Someone I Like - Zootopia Fandub

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:06:51 +1000

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

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

"Today is the dub of one of the most famous comic serie in the Zootopia fandom
from rem289.  I am planning to dub them all."

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Mining town Coober Pedy shows the rest of Australia how to turn to renewables

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:08:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/aug/04/mining-town-coober-pedy-shows-the-rest-of-australiahow-to-turn-to-renewables>

"The South Australian town is abandoning its reliance on expensive diesel and
forging a future in which most of its power comes from wind and solar"

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Maine Coon acts as deaf sailor’s ears at sea

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:14:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.adventurecats.org/cat-tales/maine-coon-deaf-sailors-ears-sea/>

"When Paul J. Thompson takes to the sea in his sailboat, La Chica, he can’t
hear the sound of the waves or the approach of other vessels. But he doesn’t
have to. He has a cat for that."

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Studio Ghibli – The Amount Of Work Required Is Unimaginable

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:15:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://najinsan.com/2016/08/02/studio-ghibli-the-amount-of-work-required-is-unimaginable/>

"On a recent trip to London and the Hyper Japan convention at Olympia I had a
rare opportunity to speak to an ex Studio Ghibli producer, Hirokatsu Kihara,
who worked at the studio between 1985 and 1989."

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Court Throws Out Terrorism Conviction in Canada, Citing Police Entrapment

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:16:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theintercept.com/2016/08/03/court-throws-out-terrorism-conviction-in-canada-citing-police-entrapment/>

"Sting operations — in which an undercover agent or informant provides the
means and opportunity to lure otherwise incapable people into committing a
crime — have represented the default tactic for counterterrorism prosecutions

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Desert elephants pass on knowledge—not mutations—to survive

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:17:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://phys.org/news/2016-08-elephants-knowledgenot-mutationsto-survive.html>

"Despite reported differences in appearance and behavior, DNA evidence finds
that Namibian desert elephants share the same DNA as African savanna elephants.
However, Namibian desert-dwelling elephants should be protected so they can

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Smart Parking Solution

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:56:01 +1000

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

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

Indian engineering ingenuity!  Now that's what you call a tight fit.

Via Gregor Ottmann and Ralph H.

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VULFPECK /// Sky Mall

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:57:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaBBWWj5h_c

Funky!  I used to have a rug like that.  Check out some of their other tracks
too.

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Goats are as loving and clever as dogs, say smitten scientists

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:58:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/07/06/goats-are-as-loving-and-clever-as-dogs-say-smitten-scientists/>

"They may seem an unusual candidate for the title of man’s best friend, but
scientists have suggested that goats could rival dogs in forming an emotional
bond with their owners."

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Love on the spectrum: Meet Ruth and Thomas

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:59:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-04/love-on-the-spectrum:-meet-ruth-and-thomas/7685626>

"Thomas and Ruth have been dating for a year.  Ruth was diagnosed with
Asperger's at the age of 14 and Thomas was diagnosed with high-functioning
autism two years ago."

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Airbnb’s racism problem is much bigger than a few racist hosts.

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:27:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/equal-future/airbnbs-racism-problem-is-much-bigger-than-a-few-racist-hosts-a1dea9c77586>

"I work at Upturn, where we’ve been thinking a lot about how data
science can be used to fight discrimination. Honestly, I found the end
of Chesky’s post—where he calls for building new tools to fight

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Do animals feel empathy? Inside the decades-long quest for an answer.

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:28:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/2/8/10925098/animals-have-empathy>

"The quest to understand animal empathy has been long and fraught, but
it isn't trivial. If animals can indeed feel emotions like our own, the
revelation may one day lead to treatments for conditions where social

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Meet The Most Beautiful Twin Cats In The World

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:30:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/cat-twin-sisters-iriss-abyss-heterochromatic-eyes/>

"Meet Iriss and Abyss – the most beautiful twin cats in the world! The
9-month-old sisters are living in Saint-Petersburg where they found
their human dad at 3 months old. These inseparable cats both have

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The Starward Bound Bundle

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:31:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://storybundle.com/space

"Even in the most violent and darkest of timelines, space opera remains
steadfast in its insistence that we as a species will eventually find
our place among the stars. It's the promise the subgenre makes to its

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The Evolution of an Accidental Meme

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:44:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@CRA1G/the-evolution-of-an-accidental-meme-ddc4e139e0e4>

"How one little graphic became shared and adapted by millions"

It's interesting to see how the meme has spread and changed!  Via Muse.

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Test flight held for small jet modeled after Miyazaki anime

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:45:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160805/p2a/00m/0na/013000c

'TAKIKAWA, Hokkaido -- The first test flight of a small jet plane
modeled after "Moewe," a flying device that appears in Hayao Miyazaki's
anime "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," was conducted here on July 31.'

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Cat Olympics 2016

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:47:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6RdOY_acNw

"Every 4 years Cathletes from nations world wide compete in a test of
strength and prowless in the Cat Olympics!"

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Poetic Kinetics

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:48:30 +1000

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

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

"Poetic Kinetics specializes in large-scale art installations and
experiential design from concept through execution and beyond."

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Repair cafés' popularity on the increase, says report

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:22:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.recyclingwasteworld.co.uk/people/repair-cafes-popularity-on-the-increase-says-report/119086/>

"A new report has identified that repair cafés around the globe – places
where members of the public can find help to fix broken products rather
than throw them away – are rapidly growing, with over 41% of cafés

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Cuddle 500 Kitties At This Heavenly Cat Sanctuary In Hawaii

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:24:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-lanai-cat-sanctuary_us_57a27f62e4b0e1aac914bb70>

"On the small island of Lanai, a little-known slice of feline heaven
called the Lanai Cat Sanctuary is home to 495 cats. People fly from all
over the world just to hang out with them."

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The Muppets' Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem Outside Lands 2016

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:24:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qByRZd0nW3I

Good to see them still performing!  Via Muse.

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Wild New Caledonian crows possess tool-craft talent

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 12:25:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37024393

"Scientists have confirmed that a species of wild crow from New
Caledonia in the South Pacific can craft tools."

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Nasa's secret art studio: how to make rocket science beautiful

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:14:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/07/nasa-secret-art-studio-rocket-science-jet-propulsion-laboratory>

"The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which takes on Nasa’s most ambitious missions,
runs a studio where a mix of design and engineering creates stunning results"

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The Nauru files: cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:15:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/10/the-nauru-files-2000-leaked-reports-reveal-scale-of-abuse-of-children-in-australian-offshore-detention>

"The devastating trauma and abuse inflicted on children held by Australia in
offshore detention has been laid bare in the largest cache of leaked documents
released from inside its immigration regime."

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‘They Will Kill Us’: Afghan Translators Plead for Delayed U.S. Visas

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:17:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/us/politics/afghan-translators-military-visas.html>

"WASHINGTON — Zar Mohammad Stanikzai remembers the promise made to him when he
became a translator supporting the United States military in 2012: Help us, and
we will keep you safe. Four years later, his fear of Taliban reprisals has made

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Amica's World: How a Giant Bird Came Into Our Heart and Home

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:18:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/microcosmpublishing/amicas-world-how-a-giant-bird-came-into-our-heart>

"Amica's World is the story of Amica, who is a rhea—the bird species that
inspired the Road Runner character in the Wile E. Coyote cartoons. Amica stands
nearly six feet tall, and has a six-foot wingspan."

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Feminism

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:48:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://briecs.tumblr.com/post/148023093340/terraflarensfw-afatblackfairy>

"I’d like to thank my friend Avistew Teague for translating this!"

Lovely.  Via Mark Delsing and Gert Sønderby.

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Jason Steed Doesn’t Think Trump Was ‘Just Joking’

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:48:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thinkprogress.org/jason-steed-doesnt-think-trump-was-just-joking-b79dd68eaa41>

"Don’t worry: Donald Trump didn’t really tell a bunch of people at a campaign
rally to assassinate Hillary Clinton. Everything is fine!"

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What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:50:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://aeon.co/ideas/what-i-learned-as-a-hired-consultant-for-autodidact-physicists>

"I work in theoretical physics, specifically quantum gravity. In my field, we
all get them: the emails from amateur physicists who are convinced that they
have solved a big problem, normally without understanding the problem in the

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airwindows: in mix, no-one can hear your screen

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:54:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.patreon.com/airwindows

"As of Monday, August 1st 2016, I began rereleasing my Audio Unit plugins for
free as Mac AU, and Mac and Windows VST2, beginning with the newest version of
the most popular one I ever wrote, Console. From now on, each new plugin and

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"A Call to Action Against Slavery"—We're About to See the Largest Prison Strikes in US History

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:57:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://theinfluence.org/a-call-to-action-against-slavery-why-were-about-to-see-the-largest-prison-strikes-in-us-history/>

"On September 9, a series of coordinated work stoppages and hunger strikes will
take place at prisons across the country. Organized by a coalition of prisoner
rights, labor, and racial justice groups, the strikes will include prisoners

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App Lets You Buy Leftover Food From Restaurants And It's Really Cheap

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:58:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/app-lets-you-buy-leftover-food-from-restaurants-and-its-really-cheap_us_57aa4469e4b0ba7ed23dff1a>

"Too Good To Go, an app operating in the UK, allows users to order leftover
food at a discount from restaurants, according to the website. The goal is to
help curb waste from establishments that typically toss out perfectly edible

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Heard of Elephants tickets now available

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:04:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.melbournefringe.com.au/program?event/heard_of_elephants/566e383a-9252-41ce-9d04-13bc97eb4247/>

"This musical follows a year in the lives of a family of elephants: birth,
mating, animal encounters, human encounters, poop-cam, and poaching. It sits
somewhere between Lion King and Fiddler on the Roof."

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Greenland shark is oldest vertebrate with lifespan of up to 400 years, scientists say

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:05:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-12/greenland-sharks-may-live-400-years/7722610>

"Greenland sharks can live as long as 400 years, making them the Earth's
longest-living vertebrates, international researchers say."

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Buttersafe

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:45:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://buttersafe.com/2016/08/11/verbal-alchemy/

"I labored over a complex three stage anagram so that the next time I use “poo
poo pee pee” as a punchline for a comic, I don’t feel guilty about it."

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Why the Guardian is spending a year reporting on the plight of elephants

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:59:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/why-the-guardian-is-spending-a-year-reporting-on-the-plight-of-the-worlds-elephant-population>

"Elephant herds face an uncertain future – over the next year we’ll be taking a
closer look at what can be done to help"

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‘Few other countries go to such lengths to deliberately inflict suffering’

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:01:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://latterly.org/few-other-countries-go-to-such-lengths-to-deliberately-inflict-suffering-8ddda2ae1ba3>

"Australia must close its detention centers and apologize to the refugees. Tell
them now."

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Migration: Fact versus fiction

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:02:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/migration-fact-versus-fiction

"Migration continues to dominate political debate in many countries. Rightly
so: the issue affects economies and societies worldwide. But public opinion on
this crucial topic tends to be shaped by emotions, rather than facts. The

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Lunette

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:03:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/168232590

"A fantasy based short featuring the journey of a wolf, who travels with
the moon"

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Everyone In Denny’s Freezes When Dick Van Dyke Starts Belting ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:04:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.littlethings.com/dick-van-dyke-chitty-chitty-bang-bang/

"There are some faces in Hollywood that bring on such a sense of
nostalgia that it almost feels like you’ve stepped into a time machine."

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Once unthinkable, more British jews seek German citizenship

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:05:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.todayonline.com/world/once-unthinkable-more-british-jews-seek-german-citizenship>

"The interest among British Jews is far greater than ever before, said
Mr Michael Newman, the chief executive of the Association of Jewish
Refugees, who said that he, too, was considering applying for German

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DEA Accessing Millions Of Travelers' Records To Find Cash To Seize

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:06:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160813/11003035233/dea-accessing-millions-travelers-records-to-find-cash-to-seize.shtml>

"The DEA -- along with several other law enforcement agencies -- has
shown, over the years, that civil asset forfeiture is the tail wagging
the dog. It may have been put in place to separate criminals from their

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How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:48:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/04/how-maintainers-not-innovators-make-the-world-turn/477468/>

"We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of
scholars say."

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Women Athletes Gave Up Gonads And More To Continue Olympic Competition

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:49:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2016/08/15/women-athletes-gave-up-gonads-and-more-to-continue-olympic-competition/>

"For 15 years, the International Association of Athletics Federations
(IAAF) has apparently been quietly contacting women track-and-field
athletes with high testosterone levels and issuing an ultimatum: Have

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Synchronized Wind Tunnel Dancing Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:50:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://sploid.gizmodo.com/synchronized-wind-tunnel-dancing-should-be-the-next-oly-1785343713>

"A lot of questionable sports have become official Olympic events over
the years. Golf? Trampoline? That one where people just run in a
straight line for 100 meters? Ridiculous. But synchronized dancing

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Your D&D Stories by AC Stuart

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:53:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://yourdndstories.tumblr.com/post/149007973818/huh-usually-its-the-rogue-that-causes-the-tpk>

"Huh. Usually it’s the rogue that causes the TPK."  (Total Party Kill)

Great comics!  Via Mz Maau.

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The Monkees - "She Makes Me Laugh" [Official Lyric Video]

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:27:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpp-Ry2ZNhY

"Written by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, She Makes Me Laugh is the first
single of the new Monkees album GOOD TIMES!"

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I am what’s wrong with America*

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:28:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@AnandWrites/i-am-whats-wrong-with-america-c30f990de164>

"*according to some guy"

Snarky but strangely touching.

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Reputation systems work because people are mostly good

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:29:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/reputation-systems-work-becaus.html

"Economist Tim Harford writes about holidaying in prosperous Bavaria,
where hotels let you run up bills of €1000+ without a credit-card and
all room-keys are stored in a cupboard where any guest can get at them,

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THE SIOUX CHEF: A Native American Restaurant

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:30:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/siouxchef/the-sioux-chef-a-native-american-restaurant>

"Help us create the first fully Indigenous restaurant experience!"

I see what they did there!  Good one.

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Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:41:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores>

"Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a
fragment of this keystone species remains"

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We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:43:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://newrepublic.com/article/135684/declare-war-climate-change-mobilize-wwii>

"We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like
we did in WWII."

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From ‘Coraline’ to ‘Kubo’: A Look at the Evolution of LAIKA’s Stop-Motion Animation

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:44:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://collider.com/laika-stop-motion-movies/

"Through a combination of years of development, investment in advances in both
3D printing technology and computer-aided design, and a bold, ambitious
approach to filmmaking, Laika has managed to reinvent themselves with each and

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Artist Thijme Termaat Spent 2.5 Years Painting And Creating This Timelapse

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:45:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/painting-timelapse-i-paint-thijme-termaat/>

"Dutch artist Thijme Termaat is a great painter but sometimes being great is
not enough. The competition in today’s art world is fierce so Thijme decided to
create a timelapse to stand out from the crowd. He spent 2.5 years painting and

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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:28:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.npr.org/2016/06/29/482615176/for-low-income-victims-nuisance-laws-force-ultimatum-silence-or-eviction>

"Local communities are increasingly passing laws to control crime and nuisances
on rental properties. They do so mostly by limiting the number of times police
can be called to a residence. But it turns out that crime victims — especially

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Two Chinese retirees win hearts on epic American road trip

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:29:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/adorable-chinese-retirees-win-hearts-on-epic-american-road-trip/2016/08/16/6398739c-5f0c-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html>

"The journey took them from coastal California to Las Vegas, Yosemite,
Yellowstone and back, testing their patience and teaching them about a people
and place that once felt infinitely distant.

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What's in a Game?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Sarah Smith responds to this article:

<http://www.craveonline.com.au/entertainment/1022095-no-mans-skys-steam-page-guilty-false-advertising>

"There's a lot of talk around with #NoMansSky

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The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:35:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/22/londons-super-recognizer-police-force>

"London’s new squad of “super-recognizers” could inspire a revolution in
policing."

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STARtorialist

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:40:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.startorialist.com/post/142978212922/the-astro-fashion-loving-internet-collectively>

"The astro-fashion-loving Internet collectively gasped when ESA’s Hubble
twitter account posted three gorgeous gowns, by Czech designer Jirina
Tauchmanova with only credit “Photo: Vasek”, which google thinks is a Canadian

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'Redshirts' Author John Scalzi's Suicidal Journey Through 'No Man's Sky'

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:42:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/no-mans-sky-author-john-scalzis-suicidal-journey-w435240>

"After hearing one of his quotes randomly showed up when players died, writer
set out on a death-filled mission to find it"

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'Racists aren't welcome here!': how we kicked a racist passenger off the bus

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:43:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/19/racists-arent-welcome-here-how-we-kicked-a-racist-passenger-off-the-bus>

"When the man who’d called fellow passengers ‘monkeys’ flipped us off and left
the bus, there was nervous and awkward applause"

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Debtors' Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:44:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlienMindTrick/posts/7ctocJMmbmg

"There's an Ouroboros-esque system in place in so many American communities,
and it works like this: Middle class and, especially, upper-middle class
whites, predominantly, run both the companies and courts in a county or town."

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