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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.

I'm Guessing They Didn't Have a Matching Card

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:40:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/8/im-guessing-they-didnt-have-a-matching-card.html>

Slightly morbid cakes...

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Typosquatting programming language package managers

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:39:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://incolumitas.com/2016/06/08/typosquatting-package-managers/

"In the domain name system, typosquatting is a well known problem.
Typosquatting is the malicious registering of a domain that is lexically
similar to another, often highly frequented, website. Typosquatters

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Kinetic Steampunk-Inspired Sculptures Move Gracefully Using Salvaged Metal Parts

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:38:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/chris-cole-kinetic-sculpture

"Artist Chris Cole has spent his life exploring the relationship between
two disparate worlds: machines and nature. To marry his two obsessions,
Cole sculpts creatures with salvaged metal parts."

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Bold Tali’Zorah cosplay

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:37:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.geeknative.com/55555/bold-talizorah-cosplay/

"Mass Effect’s Tali is an interesting cosplay challenge. There’s no
chance of picking up much in the way of pre-made items and her helmet is
vital to get right."

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My Neighbor Doctoro Who Cake

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:40:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.thatsnerdalicious.com/nerd-cakes/doctoro-who-cake/

"Doctor Who and My Neighbor Totoro together on a cake? It’s perfection
right down to the teeny Adiposes and Soot Sprites."

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Will Lin-Manuel Miranda Transform the Supreme Court?

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:39:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/lin-manuel-miranda-and-the-future-of-originalism/485651/>

"With the success of the Broadway hit Hamilton, Americans have been
given a new version of the Founding Fathers—one that could open the door
to a more liberal interpretation of constitutional originalism."

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Geopolitical Hedging as a Service

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:38:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://jebruner.com/2016/06/geopolitical-hedging-as-a-service/

"Google and Microsoft have found themselves embroiled in some awkward
geopolitical disputes as they’ve made their mapping services available
around the world, and they’ve found a brilliant diplomatic workaround to

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Terrapattern

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:37:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.terrapattern.com/

"This is the alpha version of Terrapattern, a visual search tool for
satellite imagery. The project provides journalists, citizen scientists,
and other researchers with the ability to quickly scan large

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This Chart Compares 81 Hacker Friendly Single Board Computers

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:20:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://lifehacker.com/this-chart-compares-81-hacker-friendly-single-board-com-1780789874>

"You have a ton of different options for single board computers that can run
the likes of Linux or Android. While a board like the Raspberry Pi might be the
most popular, it’s certainly not the only one. Over on HackerBoards, they have

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The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:19:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-05-30/the-untold-story-behind-saudi-arabia-s-41-year-u-s-debt-secret>

"How a legendary bond trader from Salomon Brothers brokered a do-or-die deal
that reshaped U.S.-Saudi relations for generations."

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