RSS

Glass Wings Blog

The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Kickstarter: Just the Beginning Episode 7

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:22:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/kickstarter/just-the-beginning-episode-7-593d94dcdfbc

"In this episode, we’ll be looking at creative new approaches to
reporting the news.

(More...)

Living room conservation: Gaming & virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:21:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/pp-lrc041819.php

"Butterfly World 1.0 is an adventure game designed to engage its users
in simulated exploration and education. Set in the subtropical dry
forest of the Florida Keys (an archipelago situated off the southern

(More...)

Cat Sleeps Comfortably Over Piano as Owner Plays a Lively Tune

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 23:20:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUretn3n0qo

Via Muse, who wrote: "STAHP! You is messin’ with me! (happy Caturday!)"

(More...)

Glass Wings Diaspora*

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:26:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
If any of our subscribers to the Glass Wings mailing list or visitors to
the Glass Wings Blog are interested in social networking, we are now
running a Diaspora* pod at https://diaspora.glasswings.com/

You can follow our posts at:

(More...)

Jonathan Pie: The Extinction Rebellion

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:24:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obFNcN0Zc7k

"Pie joins the Extinction Rebellion protest that is helping save the
planet whilst annoying commuters."

(More...)

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:23:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/15/rebellion-prevent-ecological-apocalypse-civil-disobedience>

"No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to
force a political response"

(More...)

My friend, the robot

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:22:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.hpe.com/us/en/insights/articles/the-future-of-robots-from-science-fiction-to-present-day-predictions-1804.html>

"Hugo- and Nebula-winning science fiction author David Gerrold was
spot-on in his 1999 predictions about smartphones. Now he predicts
computing’s future…again."

(More...)

‘When the Glaciers Disappear, Those Species Will Go Extinct’

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 04:07:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/16/climate/glaciers-melting-alaska-washington.html>

"Henry Fountain, a New York Times climate reporter, and Max Whittaker, a
photographer, traveled to the Pacific Northwest and Alaska to see how
glacial melting is affecting the natural world. Map by Jeremy White."

(More...)

The meaning of Morrison's mantra about getting a fair go is clear. It's conditional

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 04:06:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/17/the-meaning-of-morrisons-mantra-about-getting-a-fair-go-is-clear-its-conditional>

"Eyes might be glazing over at the heavily rehearsed line ‘a fair go for
those who have a go’, but it needs interrogation"

(More...)

EU Parliamentarians buckle under ExxonMobil lobby pressure

Sun, 21 Apr 2019 04:05:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.corporateeurope.org/en/2019/04/eu-parliamentarians-buckle-under-exxonmobil-lobby-pressure>

"Weeks before the European elections, Members of the the European
Parliament (MEPs) missed a golden opportunity to show the public its
determination to protect EU climate policy-making from the dirty

(More...)

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us