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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.

‘Wired the Game’: University of Cambridge are Making a Video Game to Teach Students About Electricity

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:32:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/06/12/wired-the-game-university-of-cambridge-are-making-a-video-game-to-teach-students-about-electricity/>

"Stumbled upon this and it’s rad! ‘Wired the Game‘ is in pre-beta and
playable online, for teaching students about electricity via a simple
WASD (+E) platform video game."

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Foster an Orphan Elephant

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:31:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/06/06/foster-an-orphan-elephant.html

"Just over two years ago I posted a video here titled “I Will Always
Remember You.” Among the many pieces I’ve done for Boing Boing both
before and after, it remains the piece most read, and the video most

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What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 22:30:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-happens-when-a-bad-tempered-distractible-doofus-runs-an-empire>

"One of the few things that Kaiser Wilhelm II, who ruled Germany from
1888 to 1918, had a talent for was causing outrage. A particular
specialty was insulting other monarchs."

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels That Take Us Beyond the Gender Binary #SciFiSunday

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:05:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/06/10/science-fiction-and-fantasy-novels-that-take-us-beyond-the-gender-binary-scifisunday/>

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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The Shirley Exception

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:04:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1004400861865488384.html

"The Shirley Exception is a bit of mental sleight of hand that allows
people to support a policy they profess to disagree with. It's called
the Shirley Exception because... well, I mean, surely there must be

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The BossHoss - My Personal Song

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 22:53:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIlF1udSd0w

Music video by The BossHoss performing My Personal Song.

This could not be more Melbourne. Spot all the iconic locations!

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Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the Western Alliance

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:59:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/trump-is-fulfilling-russias-dream-of-splitting-the-west.html>

"One of Russia’s principal foreign-policy goals for decades has been to
split the United States from is allies. Whether by accident or by
design, President Trump appears intent on bringing that dream to fruition."

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An Engineer’s Guide to the Docuverse

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:58:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://hackernoon.com/an-engineers-guide-to-the-docuverse-d080cdbb73a6

"With any luck, this will clear up some misconceptions, introduce some
unfamiliar ideas, and prepare people who are interested in joining the
project with enough background to understand the internal documentation

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We know you hate the Internet of Things, but it’s saving megafauna from poachers

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 22:56:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/06/rhino-iot/

"In the war on endangered species, the IT department keeps upending
those who stalk rhinos."

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CNC Plasma Cut Magnet Levers - Marble Machine X #37

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:02:02 +1000

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

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

"In this Marble Machine X episode Nathan From CNC Router Parts cuts the
magnetic lever locks on a CNC Plasma Machine while i am celebrating my
pagan background and teaching you how to position an overhead

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