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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.

Making dragons: a speculative scientific adventure

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:07:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02468-w

"It was bold, it was brazen and her ‘sky’s the limit’ thinking could
have stopped there. But Julie’s father is Paul Knoepfler, a stem-cell
biologist at the University of California, Davis. Having an in-house

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Nintendo Hates You: Company DMCAs Over 100 Videos Celebrating Nintendo Game Music

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:05:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190815/10233242790/nintendo-hates-you-company-dmcas-over-100-videos-celebrating-nintendo-game-music.shtml>

"Our posts on famed gaming giant Nintendo will likely give you the
impression that the company has a very strange distaste for its own
fans. Your brain will probably try to convince you that this doesn’t

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PURR ELISE Piano Meowssage - Dream of Haburu

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:03:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_QbESeO1eE

"Hi everyone, this is a very favorite song in my country. It is loved
not only by the melody but also by its meaning. One thing in particular,
Haburu is wearing a new outfit. Does anyone like it? Let Haburu take a

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Beijing is moving to stamp out the Hong Kong protests – but it may have already lost the city for good

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:38:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/beijing-is-moving-to-stamp-out-the-hong-kong-protests-but-it-may-have-already-lost-the-city-for-good-121815>

"Beijing’s shrill rhetoric, misinformation campaigns, and blatant
threats have galvanised resistance in what has fast become a volatile
situation. The crisis doesn’t appear to be dissipating. And things are

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Here It Goes Again | OK Go | Pomplamoose

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:37:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYT8YYKeN2Q

Aww yeah! One of my favourite bands covering another one of my favourite
bands! Truly this is the holy grail. Also, keep watching to the end for
a classic joke from a scene referencing møøse (as opposed to pomplamoose).

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Australia tells Pacific Islands to “reflect” on climate action, dial down “crisis” talk

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:36:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-tells-pacific-islands-to-reflect-on-climate-action-dial-down-crisis-talk-89332/>

"More detail has emerged on the embarrassing lengths being taken by
Australia’s Morrison government to dial down references to a climate
crisis, and “soften language” around coal, at this week’s Pacific

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Why tiny Belize is a world leader in protecting the ocean

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:47:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/14/why-tiny-belize-is-a-world-leader-in-ocean-protection>

"Fish stocks are stable and reef health improving, in part thanks to
Belize’s substantial ‘no-take’ zones. Now greater legislation is needed
to secure progress"

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Why an Australian charter of rights is a matter of national urgency

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:46:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/why-an-australian-charter-of-rights-is-a-matter-of-national-urgency-121411>

"If anyone doubts the need for a charter of rights in Australia, the
Banerji decision of the High Court handed down last week demonstrates
why legislative protection for our common law freedoms has become a

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Do You Have “Advantage Blindness”?

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:45:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://hbr.org/2018/04/do-you-have-advantage-blindness

"No one wants to think they got to the top through an unfair advantage.
You want to feel that you’ve earned it — that your hard work and
carefully honed skills have paid off.

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Office 365 alternative: Consider LibreOffice for your next PC office suite

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:05:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.zdnet.com/article/office-365-alternative-consider-libreoffice-for-your-next-pc-office-suite/>

"If you want to run Software-as-a-Service office suite, Office 365,
you’re good. If you want a standalone office suite, it’s time to look to
LibreOffice."

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