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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.

The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:51:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/chauvet/

"The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites
in the world. With one exception, all of the cave art paintings have
been dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago."

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80s Synth Medley (3 guys, 6 keyboards)

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:50:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpbAe2HyzqA

"Three guys, six keyboards, fifteen hits of the 1980s, all played live."

What fun!

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KNIFONIUM SteampunkSpaceSpies

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:49:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-gGuo17lYA

"25 tube monophonic synthesizer."

So retro!  Sounds great.  Via Adafruit Industries.

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Compelling Science Fiction

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:57:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://compellingsciencefiction.com/

"We are a new online science fiction magazine focused on ‘hard’ science
fiction. All our stories are freely readable on this site, and we also provide
a DRM-free subscription for .mobi and .epub formats through Patreon to read on

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How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/>

"An hour’s drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin, there is
a 360-acre piece of land with a very big problem."

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Act of Love

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:54:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.facebook.com/1063897063646185/videos/1073199559382602/>

"Animal Courtship Dictionary of 73 different species from all over the world."

Adds new meaning to "giving someone the bird!"  Via Muse.

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These scientists can prove it's possible to reduce prejudice

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:39:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vox.com/2016/4/7/11380974/reduce-prejudice-science-transgender>

"Remember the same-sex marriage study that was faked? The theory's been
retested, and the results are very promising."

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The Ultimate In CwF: How Lovers Of Stardew Valley Fought Piracy By Buying The Game For Pirates

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:38:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160307/14542033825/ultimate-cwf-how-lovers-stardew-valley-fought-piracy-buying-game-pirates.shtml>

"Our advocating for the Connecting with Fans and giving them a Reason to Buy
equation (CwF+RtB) being a solution to piracy has become something of a mantra
for us here at Techdirt. And we've seen an absolute ton of success stories of

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A Fox Tale Short Film

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:37:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xe72U7mXNg

"In the heart of ancient China, two brothers are hunting fox, this mad journey
will have them face treason, bravery, hatred and love."

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Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers' Charter

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:07:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2fSXp6N-vs

"If you're not worried about the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka the Snoopers’
Charter), you don't know enough about it."

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