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Why Won't Creative Future's Members Comment About This Hollywood Front Group Smearing A Well Respected Law Professor?

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:58:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191202/00211543481/why-wont-creative-futures-members-comment-about-this-hollywood-front-group-smearing-well-respected-law-professor.shtml>

"If you look in the dictionary, the word “projection” has many different
definitions. I find it particularly amusing that in Merriam Webster’s
dictionary, the following two are right next to each other:

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The adorable Christmas advert made by a small Welsh shop that could rival the likes of John Lewis

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:52:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rhayader-hafod-hardware-christmas-ad-17354548>

"Move over John Lewis, an independent Welsh shop might just have made
the best Christmas advert of 2019 - and it cost less than £100 to make.

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Researchers Find A Remarkable Ripple Effect When You Give Cash To Poor Families

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:51:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/12/02/781152563/researchers-find-a-remarkable-ripple-effect-when-you-give-cash-to-poor-families>

"Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in a novel
approach to helping the world's poor: Instead of giving them goods like
food or services like job training, just hand out cash — with no strings

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Climate crisis: six steps to making fossil fuels history

Mon, 9 Dec 2019 03:12:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/climate-crisis-six-steps-to-making-fossil-fuels-history-127941>

"In shouting “system change not climate change”, young people understand
that the 3-4℃ warmer world we’re headed for would be far more painful,
costly and disruptive than any short-term costs or inconvenience we face

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Infoxchange Group Annual Report 2019

Mon, 9 Dec 2019 03:11:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://2019.infoxchange.org/

Here’s the latest annual report from my employer, Infoxchange:

"We believe that technology has the ability to transform lives and that

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Iconic Star Trek Writer Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana Passes Away at 80

Mon, 9 Dec 2019 03:10:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.treknews.net/2019/12/03/star-trek-writer-dorothy-dc-fontana-dead/>

"Dorothy “D.C.” Fontana, best known for work on Star Trek: The Original
Series
, died in Los Angeles on Monday at the age of 80 years old.

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The enduring allure of retro tech

Mon, 9 Dec 2019 03:06:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/11/22/20972630/retro-tech-gadgets-walkman-dvds>

"It’s not just cassettes. Vinyl has been exhumed in the past decade. Old
red phone boxes in the UK are being refurbished to nostalgic effect.
Tech companies are investing in “dumb phones” that only call and text.

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Now that Ikea has colonized Earth, it’s going after Mars

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 05:59:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcompany.com/90436537/now-that-ikea-has-colonized-earth-its-going-after-mars>

"In the distant future, when humans spend their lives in shuttles
traveling to faraway planets where they live in tiny habitats, it’ll be
important for us to decorate these small living spaces so they are

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‘I gave up on life’: The dark side of becoming the talk of the internet

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 05:58:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/11/30/kangaroo-rescuer-dark-side-fame/>

"The man who shot to internet fame for saving a drowning baby kangaroo
from raging Queensland floodwaters has revealed how he wanted to end his
life twice despite his hero status.

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Remembering LIL BUB, an Internet Cat Sensation

Sun, 8 Dec 2019 05:57:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekKUmaL2R2g

"Unfortunately on Sunday, December 1st 2019 Bub passed away from health
complications. RIP Bub and thank you for all you have done for homeless
animals."

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