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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.

Investigating The Real Detective Charlie Chan

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:25:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129424778

"Although Charlie Chan embodies some stereotypical traits, his fictional
creator, the early twentieth-century novelist Earl Derr Biggers,
succeeded in minting a unique and appealing image."

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Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal TRAILER (2015) Li Bingbing Fantasy Movie

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:23:20 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi59PPCyEK8

"Directed by Academy Award Winner Peter Pau, Snow Girl and the Dark
Crystal is a big-budget ($30M US) romantic fantasy adventure about the
legendary hero Zhong Kui, a fabled warrior with mysterious powers who is

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Cerf Warns Of A 'Lost Century' Caused By Bit Rot; Patents And Copyright Largely To Blame

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:22:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150213/07470230016/cerf-warns-lost-century-caused-bit-rot-patents-copyright-largely-to-blame.shtml>

'Humanity's first steps into the digital world could be lost to future
historians, Vint Cerf told the American Association for the Advancement
of Science's annual meeting in San Jose, California, warning that we

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Shock Pop Comic Con, 2015

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.epbot.com/2015/02/shock-pop-comic-con-2015.html

"For our part, John and I had a blast in Artists' Alley buying ALL the
things, hanging out with our artist friends and making several new ones,
and roaming the aisles looking for cosplayers to photograph. There

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Crows Are Even Smarter Than We Thought Possible

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:06:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://io9.com/crows-are-even-smarter-than-we-thought-possible-1686074962>

"We know that crows understand causality, the relationship between cause
and effect. We also know they have mad tool skills. Now, a new research
collaboration between Moscow State University and the University of Iowa

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The original indie dev: How one man made 22 games in 22 years, mostly from his basement

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:05:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/17/the-original-indie-dev-how-one-man-made-22-games-in-22-years-mostly-from-his-basement/view-all/>

"Jeff Vogel’s been writing games, by himself, mostly in his basement,
for longer than most people have been playing: 22 games in the past 22
years. The most recent, the role-playing game Avernum 2, just published

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Contemporary Home Computing

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:27:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://contemporary-home-computing.org/

Looking back at the history of home computing and the early web.

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Rain Lamp with Actual Water

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:20:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/02/18/rain-lamp-with-actual-water/

"...the Rain lamp uses actual water to create a shimmering ripple
effect. The inherent shape of the globe becomes a magnifying lens
projecting the effect on the surface below. LED technology allows for

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Sex redefined

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:19:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

"The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a
wider spectrum than that."

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real feminists don’t gaze at males.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:09:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://amandapalmer.tumblr.com/post/29415876584/real-feminists-dont-gaze-at-males>

"i’m not even sure what the journalist MEANT by this statement. did he
mean “real feminists shouldn’t show open affection for their husbands?”"

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