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Intellectual Property Is Neither Intellectual, Nor Property: Discuss

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:22:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190910/17343842967/intellectual-property-is-neither-intellectual-property-discuss.shtml>

'Well over a decade ago I tried to explain why things like copyright and
patents (and especially trademarks) should not be considered
"intellectual property," and that focusing on the use of "property"

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George Takei on his childhood in internment camps — and his faith in the future

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:21:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-09-11/george-takei-they-called-us-enemy>

"Actor George Takei says he’s determined to keep talking about the
imprisonment of his family and 120,000 other Japanese Americans during
World War II because he wants a new generation to know what happened and

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Adam Savage Tours the Jim Henson Exhibition!

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 01:20:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdaX96pvI1E

"Adam Savage visits the Museum of the Moving Image, which recently
opened a landmark exhibition showcasing the works of Jim Henson. From
the Muppet Show to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock to the Dark Crystal,

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30 Sloth Problems Illustrated By Japanese Artist Keigo

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:24:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.demilked.com/sloth-problems-comics-keigo/

"Sometimes when you’re rushing to the bus stop so you wouldn’t be late
for work for the third time this week, you start thinking about how
simple life would be if you were a sloth. You could just spend your days

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Adaptation isn’t enough. We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:23:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/11/adaptaion-climate-disaster-cutting-emissions>

"When we’re faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has
traditionally been to build walls. Sea-level rises, storms and floods
have been held back with solid barriers, seawalls and dykes. We have

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Combining Solar & Farming Benefits Both

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:22:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/09/combining-solar-farming-benefits-both/>

"Fraunhofer ISE in Germany was one of the first to experiment with
combining solar and farming on the same land. Its early research found
doing so increases the productivity of the land significantly — up to

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Boeing's travails show what's wrong with modern capitalism

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 05:41:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/11/boeing-capitalism-deregulation>

"Something is wrong with today’s version of capitalism. It’s not just
that it’s unfair. It’s that it’s no longer capable of delivering
products that work. The root cause is the generation of high and

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Leak suggests UN agency self-censors on climate crisis after US pressure

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 05:40:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/sep/11/leak-suggests-un-agency-self-censors-on-climate-crisis-after-us-pressure>

"Leaked communications suggest that the UN’s migration agency is
censoring itself on the climate crisis and the global compact on
migration, following pressure from the US government."

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New flying reptile species was one of largest ever flying animals

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 05:38:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2019-09-reptile-species-largest-animals.html

"A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever
flying animals, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of
London.

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Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:43:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/sep/10/barcelonas-car-free-superblocks-could-save-hundreds-of-lives>

"A study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health
calculates that the city could prevent 667 premature deaths every year
if it created all 503 superblocks envisaged in its initial plan – up

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