Glass Wings Blog: May 2020

Where are all the unused planes right now?

Sat, 2 May 2020 05:46:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200415-where-are-all-the-unused-planes-right-now>

"Between a third and half of the global population are in some form of
lockdown. City centres, malls, high streets and tourist attractions are
all quiet – and so too is the sky above our planet. The planes that

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We do not have to worry about paying off Australia's coronavirus debt for generations

Sat, 2 May 2020 05:47:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/22/we-do-not-have-to-worry-about-paying-off-the-coronavirus-debt-for-generations>

"As government pumps enormous spending into the Australian economy to
keep it on life support during the Covid-19 shutdown, talk is starting
to turn to the fear of the long-term debt we are taking on.

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The need to house everyone has never been clearer. Here’s a 2-step strategy to get it done

Sat, 2 May 2020 05:48:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/the-need-to-house-everyone-has-never-been-clearer-heres-a-2-step-strategy-to-get-it-done-137069>

"The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us our health is intimately connected
to the health of the person next to us, and that everyone needs shelter.
It has created unprecedented urgency about moving people who are

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Sen. McConnell the Elder and the fall of the American Republic

Sun, 3 May 2020 03:07:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theweek.com/articles/910496/sen-mcconnell-elder-fall-american-republic>

"Unemployment was over 30 percent going into the November 2020
elections, and while Trump was defeated in a landslide, he refused to
concede. The opposition candidate, an elderly former vice president

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An impromptu drive-through at a Sikh temple to feed neighbors now helps thousands daily

Sun, 3 May 2020 03:11:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-24/united-sikh-mission

"It started with 175 meals being served from a drive-through created
outside the Riverside Sikh Temple.

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High Schooler Builds Fully Functional Wooden Car Model in 300 Hours for Physics Project

Sun, 3 May 2020 03:12:46 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://interestingengineering.com/high-schooler-builds-fully-functional-wooden-car-model-in-300-hours-for-physics-project>

"A very crafty 17-year-old Redditor has shared the realistic mechanical
model of a wooden car he designed and built in about 300 hours and over
the course of 6 months with 35$. It's RWD 3 speed manual with a V8."

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'I haven't left my building': life gets harder for vulnerable Australians during coronavirus crisis

Sun, 3 May 2020 03:16:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/26/i-havent-left-my-building-life-gets-harder-for-vulnerable-australians-during-coronavirus-crisis>

"On what some might call the margins, the coronavirus pandemic is not
just an invisible source of health and economic destruction. It is the
brutal compounding of an already bulging list of difficulties and

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How and why I switched to an electric car

Mon, 4 May 2020 04:15:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
I’ve long been interested in getting an EV, but 2019 was the year that I
finally decided it was a good time to make the switch and in this
article I will explain why and how.

Why choose an electric car – a battery electric vehicle or BEV? There

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Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists

Mon, 4 May 2020 04:19:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/27/halt-destruction-nature-worse-pandemics-top-scientists>

"The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be followed by even more deadly
and destructive disease outbreaks unless their root cause – the rampant
destruction of the natural world – is rapidly halted, the world’s

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Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Mon, 4 May 2020 04:21:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/universal-basic-income-could-improve-the-nations-mental-health-123816>

"Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days.
Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many
economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in

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Here are 5 ways to flatten the climate change curve while stuck at home

Mon, 4 May 2020 04:22:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/here-are-5-ways-to-flatten-the-climate-change-curve-while-stuck-at-home-134995>

"After the horrors of the last bushfire season, climate action in
Australia seemed to have new momentum. But then coronavirus struck. All
of a sudden, the public was preoccupied by a different catastrophe.

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Thomas Piketty Knew This Was Coming

Tue, 5 May 2020 05:00:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/thomas-piketty-capital-and-ideology-coronavirus-inequality.html>

"If Bernie Sanders is the politician Occupy Wall Street dreamed of,
Thomas Piketty is the closest thing we’ve gotten to the great
theoretician of our era of inequality (and the populism and political

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Why This Isn’t The MMT Moment

Tue, 5 May 2020 05:01:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://austingmackell.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/why-this-isnt-the-mmt-moment/>

"Modern Monetary Theory is right about the government’s capacity to
spend, but dead wrong about how to use this spending power. A Job
Guarantee won’t work. A Universal Basic Income will."

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Confronting the Covid-19 Crisis: Danger and Opportunity

Tue, 5 May 2020 05:02:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://toda.org/policy-briefs-and-resources/policy-briefs/confronting-the-covid-19-crisis-danger-and-opportunity.html>

"The challenge of Covid-19 will either result in innovative systemic
change or a reassertion of a status quo that has proven incapable of
dealing with this pandemic and with increasing economic, political,

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The first modern pandemic

Wed, 6 May 2020 05:50:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Pandemic-Innovation

"The coronavirus pandemic pits all of humanity against the virus. The
damage to health, wealth, and well-being has already been enormous. This
is like a world war, except in this case, we’re all on the same side.

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Nature Is Healing: A Seal Now Lives on My Lawn

Wed, 6 May 2020 05:52:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akwxqb/nature-is-healing-a-seal-now-lives-on-my-lawn>

"This month, Spencer Andrich, a high school Social Studies teacher based
in Anacortes, Washington, found himself sheltering in place with an
unlikely companion. “I was lesson planning on my computer, and I looked

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The Pandemic to Come

Wed, 6 May 2020 05:53:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thenib.com/covid-19-climate-change/

"The response to COVID-19 is a preview of how we’ll react to climate
catastrophe."

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Electric car emissions myth 'busted'

Thu, 7 May 2020 04:30:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51977625

"Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are a
damaging myth, new research shows.

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Smart lifts, lonely workers, no towers or tourists: architecture after coronavirus

Thu, 7 May 2020 04:31:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/apr/13/smart-lifts-lonely-workers-no-towers-architecture-after-covid-19-coronavirus>

"From antibacterial brass doorknobs to broad, well-ventilated
boulevards, our cities and buildings have always been shaped by disease.
It was cholera that influenced the modern street grid, as 19th-century

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Train Station Renovation has both powerful graffiti and powerful weirdness

Thu, 7 May 2020 04:33:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2020/04/29/train-station-renovation-has-both-powerful-graffiti-and-powerful-weirdness/>

"Train Station Renovation is coming out on Steam Early Access later this
week. If it sounds like the sort of game published by PlayWay, you are
correct, because it is. I was initially intrigued by it because train

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Air quality near busy Australian roads up to 10 times worse than official figures

Fri, 8 May 2020 04:52:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/air-quality-near-busy-australian-roads-up-to-10-times-worse-than-official-figures-137227>

"Air quality on Australia’s roads matters. On any given day (when we’re
not in lockdown) people meet, commute, exercise, shop and walk with
children near busy streets. But to date, air quality monitoring at

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Google Arts & Culture: Collections

Fri, 8 May 2020 04:54:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

"Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative. We work with cultural
institutions and artists around the world. Together, our mission is to
preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible

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No, Aussie bats won’t give you COVID-19. We rely on them more than you think

Fri, 8 May 2020 04:57:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/no-aussie-bats-wont-give-you-covid-19-we-rely-on-them-more-than-you-think-137168>

"While several coronaviruses have been detected in various Australian
bat species, none are closely related to those viruses associated with
zoonotic (animal-borne) diseases like COVID-19, SARS and MERS. And none

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KYARY PAMYU PAMYU - KAMAITACHI

Sat, 9 May 2020 04:38:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrOVx-BUx9M

"きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ新曲「かまいたち」
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU New Music Video「KAMAITACHI」"

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Cutting ‘green tape’ may be good politicking, but it’s bad policy. Here are 5 examples of regulation failure

Sat, 9 May 2020 04:39:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/cutting-green-tape-may-be-good-politicking-but-its-bad-policy-here-are-5-examples-of-regulation-failure-137164>

"Cutting green tape is a long-held aim of the Morrison government, which
claims excessive environmental regulation unfairly stifles businesses.

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The Black Death Killed Feudalism. What Does COVID-19 Mean for Capitalism?

Sat, 9 May 2020 04:42:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/01/black-death-killed-feudalism-what-does-covid-19-mean-capitalism>

"Market fundamentalists are like Christian Scientists. They refuse
government intervention just as the faithful reject medical
intervention. Much like God’s grace, the invisible hand operates

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Happy Together | The Turtles | Pomplamoose

Sat, 9 May 2020 04:50:31 +1000

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

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

"A cover of Happy Together by Pomplamoose.

Recorded from our homes in San Francisco & Los Angeles."

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Good Omens: Lockdown

Sun, 10 May 2020 05:36:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSXoj8Kob0

"Made on the 30th Anniversary of the original publication of Good Omens."

Via Janet Logan.

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Wombat Encounter - Parry Gripp

Sun, 10 May 2020 05:38:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9EYS5vIXtM

An ode to our iconic wildlife.

"Filmed on location at the the great Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary"

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Stop Damaging Ourselves

Sun, 10 May 2020 05:39:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2020/05/stop-damaging-ourselves/

"So many of us were raised by people who were damaged and who
controlled, judged, and manipulated us through physical and/or emotional
violence. So many of us are damaged and relate to the world through that

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Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus

Mon, 11 May 2020 03:49:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

"Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of
our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next
few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will

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Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing

Mon, 11 May 2020 03:50:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/04/pandemic-confusing-uncertainty/610819/>

"The confusion partly arises from the pandemic’s scale and pace.
Worldwide, at least 3.1 million people have been infected in less than
four months. Economies have nose-dived. Societies have paused. In most

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Aren’t we in a drought? The Australian black coal industry uses enough water for over 5 million people

Mon, 11 May 2020 03:51:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/arent-we-in-a-drought-the-australian-black-coal-industry-uses-enough-water-for-over-5-million-people-137591>

"Water is a highly contested resource in this long, oppressive drought,
and the coal industry is one of Australia’s biggest water users.

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From theatre director to crisis co-ordinator... and game show host

Tue, 12 May 2020 04:22:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52463856

Punchline: "We spend a lot of time talking about what we're for at Slung
Low. What we're for is not putting on a show for people to pay for tickets.

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Dolby Kids - Corona and the Pirate Twins

Tue, 12 May 2020 04:23:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPd1-ARS-Ag

"This is what my mischievous offspring have been getting up to during
the Lockdown."

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The Decentralized Web Could Help Preserve The Internet's Data For 1,000 Years. Here's Why We Need IPFS To Build It.

Tue, 12 May 2020 04:24:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200504/16050844431/decentralized-web-could-help-preserve-internets-data-1000-years-heres-why-we-need-ipfs-to-build-it.shtml>

"IPFS uses “content-addressing,” an alternative way of indexing and
browsing data that is based, not on where that data is, but on what it
is. On a content-addressable network, I don’t have to ask a central

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We'll meet again

Wed, 13 May 2020 04:05:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlEdJmm5snw

"A socially distanced production to celebrate the coming together of
communities to support each other in times both past and present."

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The joy of sets

Wed, 13 May 2020 04:06:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_sets_collection/zfvy382

"Give your video calls a makeover, with this selection of over 100 empty
sets from the BBC Archive.

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Some Reasons to Hope

Wed, 13 May 2020 04:08:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://gwynnedyer.com/2020/some-reasons-to-hope/

"You don’t feel like reading about the Plague today? Good. I don’t feel
like writing about it again either. So here’s some reasons to hope, none
of which are even remotely related to the coronavirus.

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Facing the Age of Chaos

Thu, 14 May 2020 03:59:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@cascio/facing-the-age-of-chaos-b00687b1f51d

"An intentional parallel to VUCA, BANI — Brittle, Anxious, Nonlinear,
and Incomprehensible — is a framework to articulate the increasingly
commonplace situations in which simple volatility or complexity are

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Beautiful Photo of Adorable Hare in a Field Wins Nature Photography Contest

Thu, 14 May 2020 04:01:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://mymodernmet.com/gdt-nature-photographer-2020/

"A photograph of a hare bathed in glowing warm light won the GDT Nature
Photographer of the Year contest for German photographer Peter Lindel.
The competition, which is open to members of the Society for Nature

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Kraftwerk: their 30 greatest songs, ranked!

Thu, 14 May 2020 04:02:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/may/07/kraftwerk-their-30-greatest-songs-ranked>

"From cycling soundtracks to anti-nuclear protest music, we celebrate
the work of the late Florian Schneider and the groundbreaking group he
co-founded"

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Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fuelling a crisis

Fri, 15 May 2020 04:24:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/roving-bandits-and-looted-coastlines-how-the-global-appetite-for-sand-is-fuelling-a-crisis-132412>

"Next to water, sand is our most consumed natural resource. The global
demand for sand and gravel stands between 40 billion and 50 billion
tonnes annually, according to the United Nations Environment Program

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Finnish basic income pilot improved wellbeing, study finds

Fri, 15 May 2020 04:25:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/07/finnish-basic-income-pilot-improved-wellbeing-study-finds-coronavirus>

"Finland’s two-year scheme, which ran in 2017 and 2018 and attracted
widespread international interest, paid 2,000 randomly selected
unemployed people across the country a regular monthly income of €560

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US Prevents UN Council Vote On Pandemic Truce: Diplomats

Fri, 15 May 2020 04:28:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.barrons.com/news/us-prevents-security-council-vote-on-pandemic-resolution-diplomats-01588957804>

"The United States on Friday prevented a vote in the UN Security Council
on a resolution on the coronavirus pandemic, apparently because it made
implicit mention of the World Health Organization, diplomats said.

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This Baker Has Mastered The Art Of Decorative Macarons And Here Are 27 Of The Best Ones

Sat, 16 May 2020 04:59:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/creative-macarons-kimfluencer/

"Kim Delia from Bern, Switzerland, has turned macarons into art. And
she's not even a pastry chef or a baker. At least, not in a professional
kind of way.

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Science confirms it: Websites really do all look the same

Sat, 16 May 2020 05:01:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcompany.com/90501691/science-confirms-it-web-sites-really-do-all-look-the-same>

"Over the past few years, articles and blog posts have started to ask
some version of the same question: “Why are all websites starting to
look the same?”

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Why It’s Important To Push Back On ‘Plandemic’—And How To Do It

Sat, 16 May 2020 05:03:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2020/05/08/why-its-important-to-push-back-on-plandemic-and-how-to-do-it/>

"By now you’ve probably heard about or even seen the video “Plandemic”
that’s been spreading like wildfire through social media networks. This
article is not the one you should give to your friend or relative or

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Passed the Brush

Sun, 17 May 2020 04:38:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbBaM0Fl0Vs

"When a makeup brush mysteriously falls into one man's lap, he is
challenged to find meaning in what it is and who he is."

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This Europe Day we send a message of solidarity and friendship to British people

Sun, 17 May 2020 04:40:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/09/europe-day-message-solidarity-friendship-british-people>

"The United Kingdom made a significant contribution to European
achievements before and during its 47 years of membership of the
European Union. It is thus only natural for us to celebrate Europe Day

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Even If Climate Change Wasn't Happening, Phasing Out Coal Is A 'No-Regret' Solution

Sun, 17 May 2020 04:41:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sciencealert.com/phasing-out-coal-is-a-no-regret-strategy-for-most-places-in-the-world>

"Since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, large-scale coal
burning has cost lives, yet we've been struggling to kick it. Our global
reliance on coal runs deep, so deep that even though we know it's bad

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Green steel industry could secure jobs future for Australia's coalmining heartland

Sun, 17 May 2020 04:42:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/may/11/green-steel-industry-could-secure-jobs-future-for-australias-coalmining-heartland>

"A new Australian green steel industry could create tens of thousands of
jobs in regional areas reliant on coalmining, particularly in central
Queensland and the Hunter Valley, giving them a future as demand for

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Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over.

Mon, 18 May 2020 04:18:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/05/07/fuck-the-bread-the-bread-is-over/>

"What does it mean to be worth something? Or worth enough? Or worthless?
What does it mean to earn a living? What does it mean to be hired? What
does it mean to be let go?

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Miriam Margolyes: 'The government is utterly deplorable. The world is in chaos'

Mon, 18 May 2020 04:18:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/may/10/miriam-margolyes-the-government-is-utterly-deplorable-the-world-is-in-chaos>

"Miriam Margolyes is a national treasure in not just one but two
nations. The actor, born in Britain and best known for her roles in
Harry Potter, her work with Monty Python and her stage appearances,

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WFH Jammies

Mon, 18 May 2020 04:21:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/197719879/wfh-jammies

"上はビジネス、下はリラックス。リモートワーカー用部屋着をつくりました。
Half business, half relaxation. New kind of jammies for remote workers.

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Pandemic Crash Shows Worker Co-ops Are More Resilient Than Traditional Business

Tue, 19 May 2020 06:02:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://truthout.org/articles/pandemic-crash-shows-worker-co-ops-are-more-resilient-than-traditional-business/>

Punchline: "Worker cooperatives, business models based on mutual aid and
solidarity, will likely once again see an explosion of interest and
energy as this crisis wears on, just like they did after the 2008 crash.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Prospects, Timeline / Human Rights Amidst Coronavirus / ‘Earth Baby’ By Singer, Songwriter Robin Bacior

Tue, 19 May 2020 06:04:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.capradio.org/150444

* U.C. Davis Human Rights Studies director Dr. Keith David Watenpaugh
discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home
restrictions have had on global human rights.

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The eight winners of the 2020 BigPicture competition for nature photography

Tue, 19 May 2020 06:05:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-12/big-picture-competition-nature-photography-winners/12238794>

"Patience, perseverance and a little luck have helped these
extraordinarily talented photographers capture some of the world's most
breathtaking photos."

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Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers

Wed, 20 May 2020 02:24:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513>

"Reading science fiction and fantasy can help readers make sense of the
world. Rather than limiting readers’ capacity to deal with reality,
exposure to outside-the-box creative stories may expand their ability to

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Erin Bromage: Professor’s Blog Post on New Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Goes Viral

Wed, 20 May 2020 02:27:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://heavy.com/news/2020/05/professors-viral-tips-to-avoid-coronavirus/>

"A blog post by an infectious disease professor who compiled easy to
understand science on where and how coronavirus spreads has gone viral
with over 8 million views since it was published 5 days ago.

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OK Go - All Together Now (Official Video)

Wed, 20 May 2020 02:28:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5j50F4rlzA

"Visit https://okgo.net/alltogethernow to read Damian’s personal letter
about this song and make a donation to Partners In Health."

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Art deco will be the visual language of 2021

Thu, 21 May 2020 03:26:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vanschneider.com/art-deco-will-be-the-visual-language-of-2021

"As we rebuild the world in 2021, I believe we will be searching for the
soul so starkly missing from the minimalist world of the last two
decades. Perhaps we will find our own adaptation of Art Deco – something

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When Lightning Strikes Thrice: Breaking Thunderbolt 3 Security

Thu, 21 May 2020 03:28:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thunderspy.io/

"Thunderspy targets devices with a Thunderbolt port. If your computer
has such a port, an attacker who gets brief physical access to it can
read and copy all your data, even if your drive is encrypted and your

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Interface in game | Creative tool for video games lovers and game designers

Thu, 21 May 2020 03:30:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://interfaceingame.com/

"Explore a collection of video games interfaces, screenshots, and clips.
Take a look at all the fragments that make up a video game, and find
inspiration for your designs."

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THE FEARLESS FLYERS /// Introducing Delta Force

Fri, 22 May 2020 04:43:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt6eqDv0cpI

Two great lineups that go great together.

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A Bat Rescue Organization Posted These 40 Pics Of Bats Being Cute To Show How Harmless They Actually Are

Fri, 22 May 2020 04:45:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/cute-adorable-bats/

"Bats Qld (Flying Foxes & Microbats) Inc. is doing God's work. The
volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization rescues, rehabilitates, and
releases Flying Foxes and Microbats across South East Queensland (Gold

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Australia Fires: Rescue dog Bear saves scores of koalas

Fri, 22 May 2020 04:47:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-52643540/australia-fires-rescue-dog-bear-saves-scores-of-koalas>

"An Australian Koolie dog who was abandoned by his family has been
rescued and retrained to detect koalas.

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Australian Aboriginal people were baking bread and farming grain 20,000 years before Egypt

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:17:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://archaeology-world.com/australian-aboriginal-people-were-baking-bread-and-farming-grain-20000-years-before-egypt/>

"What would your response be if you were asked who were the world’s
first bakers? Many people think of ancient Egypt first, where it is
believed that bread was baked about 17,000 BCE first. But there is

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Humpback Whales Have Made a Remarkable Recovery, Giving Us Hope for the Planet

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:20:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://dnyuz.com/2020/05/16/humpback-whales-have-made-a-remarkable-recovery-giving-us-hope-for-the-planet/>

"In the depths of the ocean, and out of sight for most of us, there’s a
quiet miracle happening. Many humpback whale populations, previously
devastated by commercial whaling, are making a comeback. And no, before

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Climate change talk has been around for 30 years. Where's the action?

Sat, 23 May 2020 04:22:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-17/climate-change-action-has-been-missing-hot-mess-richard-aedy/12200196>

"Climate change is much bigger, much more of a threat and much harder to
deal with than coronavirus.

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Recomendo: 500 brief reviews of cool stuff

Sun, 24 May 2020 04:56:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://gumroad.com/l/XqiLO

"This book features 550 recommendations grouped by subject. These “best
of” recommendations have been selected from the accumulated pool of 6
brief suggestions we’ve sent out each Sunday for the past two years in a

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Vanishing Asia

Sun, 24 May 2020 04:57:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.instagram.com/vanishingasia/

"With shameless self-promotion I recommend you follow my new Vanishing
Asia Instagram. Every day I post one amazing photo I have taken of an
exotic part of Asia that is disappearing because of modernity. The

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Best of Eurovision 2020

Sun, 24 May 2020 05:06:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Little Big - Uno - Russia 🇷🇺 - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_dWvTCdDQ4

Muse: "Oh Russia! From trying so hard to be sublime to now being
sublimely ridiculous. Look at those dance moves!"

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Funniest RELAXING MUSIC ever! - comedy classical music LIVE - Rainer Hersch conductor

Mon, 25 May 2020 02:11:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEybws6Fnw0

"Witty, charming and unmistakably British, comedian and conductor Rainer
Hersch creates the funniest relaxing music ever.  Meditate to this
meditation music if you can!  Accompanied by his orchestra 'The Rainer

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Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts

Mon, 25 May 2020 02:12:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/17/coal-industry-will-never-recover-after-coronavirus-pandemic-say-experts>

"The global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19
pandemic, industry observers predict, because the crisis has proved
renewable energy is cheaper for consumers and a safer bet for investors.

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Just how hot will it get this century? Latest climate models suggest it could be worse than we thought

Mon, 25 May 2020 02:14:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/just-how-hot-will-it-get-this-century-latest-climate-models-suggest-it-could-be-worse-than-we-thought-137281>

"Climate scientists use mathematical models to project the Earth’s
future under a warming world, but a group of the latest models have
included unexpectedly high values for a measure called “climate

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Australia’s most senior former public servants and scientists reveal their anger about climate policy failure

Mon, 25 May 2020 02:15:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-18/four-corners-climate-change-public-servants-reveal-anger/12235180>

"For more than 30 years, Australian politics has been grappling with
climate change and the nation's most senior public servants have been
there through it all.

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The "We're All In This Together" Video

Tue, 26 May 2020 04:05:40 +1000

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

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

"Featuring: Scott Adsit, Al Yankovic, Fred Armisen, Rachel Bloom, Amy
Carlson, Bryan Cranston , David Cross, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn,
Al Franken, Heidi Gardner, Tony Hale, John Hodgman, Jack Black, Michael

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Why European universities are choosing open source software

Tue, 26 May 2020 04:06:40 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://opensource.com/article/20/5/open-source-higher-education

"Nowadays, it is no surprise that a lot of universities, academies,
colleges, conservatories, etc. have already implemented open source
software in their learning process.

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This Guy Found Something Very Unexpected Staring Through His 3rd-Floor Windows

Tue, 26 May 2020 04:07:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/eagle-owls-window-watching_n_5ec36a05c5b62c8e02912170>

"A Dutch man is living with that constant feeling of being watched ―
because for the most part, he is.

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