Glass Wings Blog: March 2017

How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:42:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/how-norway-avoided-becoming-a-fascist-state-20170216>

"Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social
democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over."

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The witch who’s made the world’s first colour-change hair

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:43:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/34769/1/the-unseen-colour-change-dye-lauren-bowker>

"We speak to alchemist and occultist Lauren Bowker about her
extraordinary inventions with THEUNSEEN and her new product ‘Fire’ -
hair dye that switches colour as it reacts to temperature"

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GPD Pocket: 7.0' UMPC-Laptop 'Ubuntu or WIN 10 OS'

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 12:44:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gpd-pocket-7-0-umpc-laptop-ubuntu-or-win-10-os-laptop--2#/>

"8GB RAM and 128GB ROM.  More than just thin but also small, small to
fit in your pocket!"

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Working in the Theatre: Clowning

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:23:33 +1100

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

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

"If there is someone who is going to reach out, shake your hand and
befriend you at the circus, it's going to be the clown." says Big Apple
Circus clown Joel Jeske. "Clowns fall down so we don't have to."

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Obvious Plant: I gave these adoptable cats some interesting likes

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:25:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://obviousplant.com/post/157321652768/i-gave-these-adoptable-cats-some-interesting-likes>

"I gave these adoptable cats some interesting likes and dislikes. All
these cats are real and can be adopted here!  https://www.santedor.org/"

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Sunday Sweets Goes FULL UNICORN

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 20:26:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/2/19/sunday-sweets-goes-full-unicorn.html>

"Have you noticed unicorns and rainbows are all the rage again lately?
There are unicorn cafes, unicorn drinks - heck, I even spotted a unicorn
grilled cheese. o.0"

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Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 22:05:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://phys.org/news/2017-02-poaching-percent-decline-elephants-key.html>

"Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most
important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent
because of poaching, a new Duke University-led study finds."

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The Vicious Hand of Blood and Soil Reaches Out

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 22:07:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-vicious-hand-of-blood-and-soil-reaches-out>

"Reports say that more than 100 headstones were damaged, with some
substantial number toppled. This comes, as you may know, amidst an
ongoing wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers across the

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‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 22:08:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/21/every-person-deserves-to-rest-in-peace-american-muslims-raising-money-to-repair-vandalized-jewish-cemetery/>

"After the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis over the long
holiday weekend, an incident in which more than 150 headstones were
toppled or damaged, two American Muslim activists started a fundraiser

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The Five Letter Word That Spells the End of Societies

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 13:05:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://umairhaque.com/the-five-letter-word-that-spells-the-end-of-societies-8c554f9489c7>

"Trust has collapsed. Who do people trust the most? The demagogue. Trust
isn’t absolute: they might not love and admire him. The levels of trust
are still low. But they trust him relatively more than the media, the

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First They Got Sick, Then They Moved Into a Virtual Utopia

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 13:06:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://backchannel.com/first-they-got-sick-then-they-moved-into-a-virtual-utopia-1dc6c165f3e9>

"Real-life Fran was a hiker and a dancer. But when Parkinson’s stole her
mobility, she discovered a new home inside Second Life."

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On the Milo Bus With the Lost Boys of America’s New Right

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 13:07:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://psmag.com/on-the-milo-bus-with-the-lost-boys-of-americas-new-right-629a77e87986>

"This is a story about truth and consequences. It’s a story about who
gets to be young and dumb, and who gets held accountable. It’s also a
story about how the new right exploits young men — how it preys not on

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The Great Barrier Reef Is Dying While The Government Continues To Invest In Coal

Sat, 4 Mar 2017 13:09:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/02/the-great-barrier-reef-is-dying-while-the-government-continues-to-invest-in-coal/>

"The intense heatwave that ravaged eastern and central Australia last
week wasn't just bad for our comfort and electricity bills — it's also a
death sentence for the already beleaguered Great Barrier Reef. The

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Intolerant Liberals

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 14:35:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@tuckerfitzgerald/intolerant-liberals-4ecd712ac939

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always
been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread
winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the

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Awesome Space Themed Birthday Cake With Planets And Galaxies Inside

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 14:36:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://geekologie.com/2017/02/awesome-space-themed-birthday-cake-with.php>

"This is the space themed birthday cake baked by Imgurian Pegadiddle for
4-year old Ilyas. It has planets and galaxies inside."

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Sir Patrick Stewart Reads Negative One Star Reviews of Iconic Monuments From Around the World

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 14:37:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/sir-patrick-stewart-reads-negative-one-star-reviews-of-iconic-monuments-from-around-the-world/>

"GQ asked Sir Patrick Stewart to read negative one star reviews of
iconic monuments from around the world like the Eiffel Tower, Mt.
Rushmore, and Stonehenge."

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10+ Animals That Look Like They’re About To Drop The Hottest Albums Of The Year

Sun, 5 Mar 2017 14:38:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/animals-about-to-drop-album-photos/

"These animals totally knew they were posing for their hotly anticipated
album covers. They've got hits for days stored in their nests, and
they're just waiting for the right time to send them to radio and top

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I have told this story before, but it is worth repeating.

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:29:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@deantakahashi/today-is-a-grim-anniversary-in-our-family-af669d0d548c>

"President Franklin Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 on February
19, 1942. That order led to the internment of around 110,000 to 120,000
people of Japanese ancestry. I have told this story before, but it is

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A Gorgeous Orchestral Cover of the Doctor Who Theme With Vocals Supplied by a German Choir

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:30:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/a-gorgeous-orchestral-cover-of-the-doctor-who-theme-with-vocals-supplied-by-a-german-choir/>

"In the fifth episode of their “Epic Renditions” series, the Pisces
Rising orchestra performed an absolutely gorgeous cover of the iconic
theme from the Doctor Who series, accompanied by the powerful voices of

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I Paint The Beauty I See In Animals To Remind Us To Preserve Nature

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:31:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/i-paint-the-beauty-i-see-in-animals-to-remind-us-to-preserve-nature/>

"Animals are so close to my heart and I want to show people how
beautiful they are and how they deserve to live in this world as much as
we do. I try to tell stories with them, sad and happy ones. And

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'Keeping Up With The Kattarshians' Is Iceland's New Reality TV Show About Cats

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:02:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/keeping-up-with-the-kattarshians-is-icelands-new-reality-tv-show-about-cats>

'Producer Inga Lind Karlsdóttir says that many mocked the idea of a TV
program starring kittens, but "all the people who were laughing then
aren't laughing now."'

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Mohsin Hamid on the dangers of nostalgia: we need to imagine a brighter future

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:03:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/25/mohsin-hamid-danger-nostalgia-brighter-future>

"Make America great again. Take back control... From politics to
culture, we have been gripped by a wave of nostalgia. Mohsin Hamid calls
on storytellers to look ahead with hope"

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Some simple thoughts for people who blame Muslims

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 13:05:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+KeeHinckley/posts/EeKezbQ6jEL

From a veteran.

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The United States Is Not an Apocalyptic Wasteland, Explains Steven Pinker

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:39:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/steven-pinker-talks-about-donald-trumps-victory-long-term-progress-and-wheth>

"The Harvard cognitive scientist tells us how life is always getting
better, despite what Trump has said."

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Fish Under Threat From Ocean Oxygen Depletion, Finds Study

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:41:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/20/fish-under-threat-oxygen-depletion-oceans-study>

"Oxygen levels in oceans have fallen 2% in 50 years due to climate
change, affecting marine habitat and large fish such as tuna and sharks"

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Inside the sick, sad world of the Q Society and the Australian Liberty Alliance

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:45:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/politics/2017/02/25/inside-the-sick-sad-world-the-q-society-and-the-australian-liberty-alliance>

"In the wake of their controversial fundraising dinners, the Q Society
explain their roots and their paranoid vision of Australia’s future."

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Architects Create Free DIY Sustainable "Indoor Garden" For Urban Living

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 22:08:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.iflscience.com/technology/ikea-creates-free-diy-sustainable-indoor-garden-for-urban-living/>

"Continuing its progressive agenda, Space10, an IKEA lab that explores
sustainable solutions for future urban living, has teamed up with Danish
architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm who designed the “The

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Legendary Japanese animator Miyazaki comes out of retirement for new film

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 22:09:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2017/02/25/entertainment-news/legendary-japanese-animator-miyazaki-comes-retirement-new-film/>

"Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of
retirement to work on a new animated feature film, a producer at Studio
Ghibli has said."

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RIP Bill Paxton

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 22:15:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+MatthewHicks/posts/4NMvJc8gD33

A prolific actor and director who will be missed.

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Waitress drags massive goanna from restaurant as shocked diners watch

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:39:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theage.com.au/environment/animals/waitress-drags-massive-goanna-from-restaurant-as-shocked-diners-watch-20170220-guhedt.html>

"When a goanna made a surprise appearance at a South Coast restaurant
one peaceful afternoon, a French waitress quickly took control of the
situation."

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Mem Fox on being detained by US immigration: 'In that moment I loathed America'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:40:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/28/in-that-moment-i-loathed-america-i-loathed-the-entire-country>

"The celebrated Australian children’s author tells how on her 117th
visit to the US she was suddenly at the mercy of Donald Trump’s visa regime"

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Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home, And The Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:42:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/cement-factory-renovation-la-fabrica-ricardo-bofill/>

"When Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a dilapidated cement factory in 1973,
he immediately saw a world of possibilities. La fábrica was born, and
almost 45 years later, the structure has been completely transformed

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Christian church hosts Muslim prayers

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:28:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/11/20/christian-church-hosts-muslim-prayers>

"A West Australian church has opened its doors and hearts to include
Muslim parishioners in its community."

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One Wealthy Family’s Immigration Story Told Three Ways

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:29:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/resource-generation/one-wealthy-familys-immigration-story-told-three-ways-ce93f32df19a>

"I share my family’s story with you to show that all immigrant
families’, indeed, all families’ stories and histories are class
stories. If we aren’t honest and clear about our class backgrounds,

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'Smart' Stuffed Animal Company Leaves Voice, Other Data Of Millions Publicly Exposed

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:32:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170228/05292336807/smart-stuffed-animal-company-leaves-voice-other-data-millions-publicly-exposed.shtml>

"Spiral Toys makes the CloudPets line of stuffed animals, which
adorably record and play back voice messages that can be sent over the
Internet by parents and children alike. Less adorable is the fact that

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Dive into Okinawa’s stunning—but endangered—underwater world

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:34:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.blog.google/topics/google-asia/dive-okinawas-stunning-endangeredunderwater-world/>

"We’ve invited Christophe Bailhache of The Ocean Agency, a nonprofit
working to preserve our oceans, to tell us about its collaboration with
Google. Together, we’ve brought imagery of the waters around Okinawa,

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New DOJ Boss Says He Hasn't Read DOJ Investigations Into Abusive Policing, Calls Them 'Anecdotal'

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:40:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170228/08470436810/new-doj-boss-says-he-hasnt-read-doj-investigations-into-abusive-policing-calls-them-anecdotal.shtml>

"Nothing is more useless than deliberately ignored facts. Summing up
multi-year investigations as "anecdotal" goes far beyond willful
ignorance into dangerously-smug territory."

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Welfare Agency Responds To Criticism By Feeding Complainant's Personal Info To Obliging Journalist

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:41:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/16350036802/welfare-agency-responds-to-criticism-feeding-complainants-personal-info-to-obliging-journalist.shtml>

"The department claims it has the right to dump personal info if it
feels it needs to "correct the record." That seems incredibly petty, if
not possibly illegal. But the wonderful thing about government agencies

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Massive Permafrost Thaw Documented in Canada, Portends Huge Carbon Release

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:43:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27022017/global-warming-permafrost-study-melt-canada-siberia>

"Study shows 52,000 square miles in rapid decline, with sediment and
carbon threatening the surrounding environment and potentially
accelerating global warming."

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Japanese Stone Artist Paints Realistic Looking Animals Onto Smooth Rocks

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 14:44:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/japanese-stone-artist-paints-realistic-looking-animals-onto-smooth-rocks/>

"Japanese “stone artist” Akie Nakatas has used her amazing skills to
paint realistic animals onto smooth rocks of all shapes and sizes."

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Chasing Cats

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:44:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/human-parts/chasing-cats-ed619de5c00

"For Hiro, it started in the fifth grade, on the mountain paths of
Tonodake."

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Lugaru HD: now fully free

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:45:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://lwn.net/Articles/715931/

"Lugaru HD places the player in control of Turner, an anthropomorphic,
retired warrior rabbit who embarks on a mission to avenge the massacre
of his village at the hands of a similarly human-like pack of wolves.

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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Firey Plush Figure Featuring Removable Head and Limbs

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:48:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/jim-hensons-labyrinth-firey-plush-figure-featuring-removable-head-and-limbs/>

"ThinkGeek is featuring an officially licensed Firey plush figure that
is based on the red creatures from Jim Henson‘s classic 1986 film
Labyrinth. The plush appropriately features a removable head and limbs."

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This Far-Right Tweet About "The Future That Liberals Want" Backfired Into A Huge Meme

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:49:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/this-is-the-future-liberals-want

"And right off the bat, it kiiiiind of backfired."

Some great responses!  Via Hennie Kriel and George Station​.

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A Russian Farmer Found This Strange Kitten In His Barn… And It Turned Out To Be So Much More.

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:47:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://honesttopaws.com/pallas-cat-rescue/

"When a Russian farmer was making the rounds on his property, he came
across four little fluff balls that were unlike anything he had seen
before."

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Australia breeds brainy birds

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:48:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://blog.csiro.au/australia-breeds-brainy-birds/

"Our parrots are not only visually spectacular – with splashes of every
colour, in every size and shape – they are also some of the smartest and
longest lived birds in the world."

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Cinematic Japanese tourism ad draws on martial arts traditions

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:48:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/03/cinematic-japanese-tourism-ad.html

"Diamond Route Japan went all in on this gorgeous series of tourism ads.
Their living samurai spirit ad taps into the romantic view of Japan
depicted in their renowned epic period films."

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“Positive thinking” has turned happiness into a duty and a burden, says a Danish psychologist

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:49:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://qz.com/924103/happiness-has-become-an-emotional-burden-says-a-danish-psychologist-svend-brinkmann/>

"Everyone wants you to be happy: Self-help books dish out advice on how
to stop worrying, boost happiness, and banish negative thoughts; bosses
want to see smiling enthusiasm in the workplace; and the only way to

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Guy who took in 24 refugees posts viral message about his 'disappointing' experience.

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:54:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.someecards.com/news/so-that-happened/german-man-syrian-refugees-viral-message/>

"Lots of people are campaigning against admitting refugees, while others
are literally opening their doors to them. One such German Samaritan was
Dirk Voltz, who had 24 Syrian guests stay with him and his partner,

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“Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Marcus. Do bots really need a gender?”

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:56:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@HealthinarE/siri-cortana-alexa-marcus-do-bots-really-need-a-gender-b2510ba10197>

"Stereotypes — be it gender or race — simplify complex human beings into
limited key defining traits, effectively determining and streamlining
how we interact with one other. They are in fact such a persistent

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Welcome to Diversity Debt: The Crisis That Could Sink Uber

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:00:04 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://backchannel.com/welcome-to-diversity-debt-the-crisis-that-could-sink-uber-df0165cccf77>

"It’s easy to postpone thinking about diversity while building your
company—until that company implodes."

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Exponential growth devours and corrupts

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:02:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://m.signalvnoise.com/exponential-growth-devours-and-corrupts-c5562fbf131>

"There is no higher God in Silicon Valley than growth. No sacrifice too
big for its craving altar. As long as you keep your curve exponential,
all your sins will be forgotten at the exit."

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It Starts With Fear, It Must End With Peace

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:03:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/it-starts-with-fear-it-must-end-with-peace-7e4113a31f97>

"We manipulate and bully one another and the rest of the planet as a way
to satisfy these needs, because we haven’t examined our fears closely
enough and realised that alternatives exist."

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Parking ticket chat bot now helps refugees claim asylum

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:04:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/06/parking-ticket-chat-bot-now-helps-refugees-claim-asylum/>

"Joshua Browder's chat bot lawyer, DoNotPay, is clearly multi-talented
-- after getting people out of parking fines, it's now helping refugees
find a home in a new country. Browder has adapted the AI to offer aid to

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Paradis - Wintergatan LIVE

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:07:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dyUKDWKxxY

"Wintergatan performs Paradis Live at Victoriatetaern, Malmö, Sweden
November 10th 2016"

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Failing to See, Fueling Hatred.

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:49:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://backchannel.com/failing-to-see-fueling-hatred-2c0fbae77ef9

"Progressive values demand empathy for the poor, and this often
manifests as hatred for the rich. But what’s missing from this mindset
is an understanding of the local perception of wealth, poverty, and

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10 Animals That Are No Longer On the Endangered Species List

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:49:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.toptenz.net/10-animals-no-longer-endangered-species-list.php

"In the shadows of the natural world, far away from where headline
writers’ prying eyes can glimpse them, a number of animals have been
undergoing a remarkable resurgence. Even as we devastate the environment

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Why Dentistry Is Separate From Medicine

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:50:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/03/why-dentistry-is-separated-from-medicine/518979/>

"Specializing in one part of the body isn’t what’s weird—it would be one
thing if dentists were like dermatologists or cardiologists. The weird
thing is that oral care is divorced from medicine’s education system,

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10+ Rare Animal Babies You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:52:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/rare-animal-babies/

"Even if you're an animal lover, you probably meet only a fraction of
all the 1,367,555 non-insect species identified on Earth. But don't let
this fact sadden you, think about all the interesting creatures you are

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SHENZHEN I/O

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:49:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.gog.com/game/shenzhen_io

"Build Circuits.  Write Code.  RTFM."

The latest and best yet in Zachtronics' series of excellent games that

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Working While Female

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:50:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@nickyknacks/working-while-female-59a5de3ad266

"A Twitter thread has gotten some attention recently, where my
former-coworker / current-best friend, Marty, recounted the day he
realized just how bad, and insidious, workplace sexism could be."

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We Have Enough

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:52:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2017/03/we-have-enough/

"What if we decided we would all be better off if, rather than playing a
competitive game of hoarding, we did what we could to distribute what we
collectively have such that everyone has enough to thrive?"

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Getting humans to learn to live in harmony with wildlife

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:54:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/getting-humans-to-learn-to-live-in-harmony-with-wildlife>

"Humans have been living with wildlife since time immemorial. But with
the growth of cities, people have become so distant from nature and
wildlife that many think there is no native flora and fauna left in

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How To Make Your Dreams Come True

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:02:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@priya_ebooks/how-to-make-your-dreams-come-true-94dd2d9d3060>

"My teacher wants to see me after class.

I don’t know why. I have absolutely no idea. I’m twelve years old, and

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A Career Retrospective—10 years working in tech

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:03:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@sailorhg/a-career-retrospective-10-years-working-in-tech-ea0bf2a29696>

"I’ve seen a few CS students fearful about the industry they’ll enter
into when they graduate. And with all the recent tech news, who can
blame them? Why am I even still here? This is my career

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Bunnie Huang's tour-de-force "Hardware Hacker" book is finally in print!

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:05:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/09/making-and-breaking-hardware.html

"The book draws heavily on Huang's own hardware projects, which have
included substantial manufacturing in south China, with many hard-won
lessons about how things can go wrong and how to make them go right.

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[OFFICIAL VIDEO] Imagine - Pentatonix

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:06:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLiWFUDJ95I

"We hope you enjoyed our new music video! Imagine is part of our
upcoming EP, PTX VOL. IV - Classics, available April 7!"

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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:56:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds>

"New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason."

Via Adam Liss.

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Running a business with boobs: the things I never say

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:57:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/fuzzy-sharp/running-a-business-with-boobs-the-things-i-never-say-ac58a48c674>

"I have boobs. They are small boobs but they are still boobs. I also run
a business. It’s bigger and more important to me than my boobs. These
are just facts, but I’m sure I’ve already offended someone… so let’s

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How To Improve Online Comments: Test Whether People Have Read The Article Before Allowing Them To Respond

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:58:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170227/10094036796/how-to-improve-online-comments-test-whether-people-have-read-article-before-allowing-them-to-respond.shtml>

"Actually reading the article before you comment on it -- pretty
revolutionary, no?"

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WORLD ORDER "SINGULARITY"

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:00:19 +1100

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

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

More wonderful choreography from WORLD ORDER (and SKE48).

Via Ananda Sim.

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We are all each other’s emergency contact. We just don’t know it yet.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:14:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/the-mission/we-are-all-each-others-emergency-contact-we-just-don-t-know-it-yet-7b97f1063515>

"Something I’ve changed my mind about — the older I’ve become — is the
idea that we’re all on our own. I used to think that my business, my
entrepreneurship, my emotional ups and downs were all meant for me to

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This Is What It’s Like To Be Wrongly Accused Of Being A Paedophile Because Of A Typo By Police

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:16:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.buzzfeed.com/matthewchampion/this-mans-life-was-destroyed-by-a-police-typo>

"One extra digit added to an IP address saw Nigel Lang wrongfully
suspected of being a paedophile. Speaking about his ordeal for the first
time, he tells BuzzFeed News how the mistake ruined his life."

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What Governments Are For

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:18:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2017/03/what-governments-are-for/

"We have been bamboozled into thinking that only those jobs that are
paid by large companies are “real” jobs. Volunteering is not considered
real work, arts aren’t considered a “real job”, people staying home to

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I Draw Dragons To Destroy The Stereotypes About Them

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:19:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.boredpanda.com/inktober-dragons-brian-kesinger/

"As a kid of the 80's, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was
through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical
beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings,

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Lichee Pi Zero: A 6$ Linux Machine.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:05:29 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://curiouspost.com/lichee-pi-zero-a-6-linux-machine/

"In this article we are going to tell you about a new single board
computer that only costs 6$, yet it is very powerful."

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What Keeps Al Jaffee, the Genius Behind Mad Magazine’s Fold-Ins, Going After 52 Years

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2017/03/al-jaffee-the-genius-behind-mad-magazine-fold-ins>

"The longest-running cartoonist of all times shares stories from the
halcyon days of Mad and the one Fold-In he regrets drawing."

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"Muppet Guys Talking" explores Jim Henson’s tech, genius, generosity

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:08:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/03/muppet-guys-talking-explores-jim-hensons-tech-genius-generosity/>

"Review: Riveting conversation with major Muppet actors flies by way too
quickly."

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Paichit – the baby elephant saved from a palm oil plantation in Indonesia

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:09:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/16/paichit-the-baby-elephant-saved-from-a-palm-oil-plantation-in-indonesia>

"Orphaned at a few months old and nursed back to health by a local
wildlife centre, Paichit’s story has serious implications for critically
endangered Sumatran elephants"

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Meet the Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:36:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Meet-the-Sex-Workers-Replacing-Cops-in-Sandinista-Run-Nicaragua-20170311-0015.html>

"In most countries around the world, sex workers are criminalized by
police officers. In Sandinista-run Nicaragua, sex workers are replacing
police officers."

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That Asian Mom Is Not The Nanny, But We Are Too Lazy To Prove That Fact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:37:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@nilegirl/that-asian-mom-is-not-the-nanny-but-we-are-too-lazy-to-prove-that-fact-c53ec4bbcf8a>

"Fact checkers and proofreaders no longer apply and their services don’t
hold any relevance. The goal is to print shit and then update after the
staggering numbers are confirmed."

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Your subconscious, that monster

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:38:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/lea-verou/your-subconscious-that-monster-2cfd48c56bdb>

"In most cases it’s well-meaning people that were tricked by their
subconscious monster, not real chauvinistic pigs. As with most
situations, empathy usually works much better than rage, even if it’s

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He Got A Bad Grade. So, He Got The Constitution Amended. Now He's Getting The Credit He Deserves.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:39:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://kut.org/post/he-got-bad-grade-so-he-got-constitution-amended-now-hes-getting-credit-he-deserves>

"With everything that’s going on in politics these days, it helps to
remember the power that we have as individuals to make change. Examples
of this are far too few, of course.

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To End Hate, We Gotta Walk the Talk

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:34:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://beyondtherobot.com/to-end-hate-we-gotta-walk-the-talk-95e1878f181d>

"We must cultivate friendships that defy social barriers. We must
demonstrate the fortitude to face our fears, choose vulnerability, and
actively pursue opportunities to love people who are different from

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Shape Shifters

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:35:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/kickstarter/shape-shifters-4c3b292526fb

"Brooklyn startup Rock Paper Robot is transforming the future of furniture."

Fantastic furniture and a great interview of two really interesting people.

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Pancakes on a stick are Japan’s hottest new food trend

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:36:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/03/15/pancakes-on-a-stick-are-japans-hottest-new-food-trend/>

"When it comes to good-looking food, Tokyo’s fashionable Harajuku
district has given us impressive treats like purple pancakes, a Sesame
Street-themed cafe, and even crème brûlée crêpes, but now it’s time for

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Fair trade ebooks: how authors could double their royalties without costing their publishers a cent

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:37:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/03/16/launching-with-walkaway-apr-25.html

"My latest Publishers Weekly column announces the launch-date for my
long-planned "Shut Up and Take My Money" ebook platform, which allows
traditionally published authors to serve as retailers for their

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Baby Elephant Searches for Girl's Nose

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:26:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5MQVBaqVkA

"This is a video of the elephant calf I worked with in India as she
searches for my nose."

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6 Things Paul Ryan Doesn’t Understand About Poverty (But I Didn’t, Either)

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:27:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/6-things-paul-ryan-doesnt-understand-about-poverty-i-didnt-either>

"We need to change the conversation about poverty and inequality. It
starts with compassion and kindness."

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Wintergatan LIVE At Victoriateatern - FULL CONCERT

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:28:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMuuLEF0a84

"This Wintergatan concert was one of the absolute last concerts of the
touring on our first album. We have now taken a break from playing live
to record our new double album and build the Marble Machine X. While we

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Sustainable City | Fully Charged

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:30:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCKz8ykyI2E

"This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building
contractors the world over. It's not more expensive to build and it's
hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in."

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Detektivbyrån

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:16:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://detektivbyran.bandcamp.com/

Detektivbyrån are the predecessor to the wonderful Wintergatan and their
music is the same genre of folktronica with the same charming
instrumentation.

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The Smokestacks Come Tumbling Down

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:17:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://thenearlynow.com/the-smokestacks-come-tumbling-down-c03ba1294522

"Why momentum is building towards a snap forward in climate action."

An important article. Things may change sooner and more rapidly than

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Google reduces JPEG file size by 35%

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:18:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/03/google-jpeg-guetzli-encoder-file-size/>

"New algorithm is based on human psychovisual system. Images look
better, too."

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These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian”

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:20:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://backchannel.com/isro-scientists-5ad220d6f38

"On November 5, 2013, a rocket launched toward Mars. It was India’s
first interplanetary mission, Mangalyaan, and a terrific gamble."

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Michael Rosen absolutely nails why Britain’s obsession with immigration is complete and utter nonsense

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:05:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://evolvepolitics.com/michael-rosen-absolutely-nails-britains-obsession-immigration-complete-utter-nonsense/>

"Since 1980, wealth has shifted from labour to capital.
In other words those that ‘have’, have more; those that
have the least, have less. Those that have the least

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Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 principles of hope

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:06:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@abby.brockman/despair-is-not-a-strategy-15-principles-of-hope-deba7ac2cb29>

"If you’re out there trying to change your neighborhood, community,
city, country, or the world then this is for you. In moments when
everything seems hopeless, read this to get your hope on."

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Space researchers call for government action

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:07:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/federal/2017/03/18/space-researchers-call-for-government-action.html>

"Space researchers are calling on the government to improve the space
sector, saying Australia needs to catch up with the rest of the world."

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Market forces have rendered artists risk averse managers of content

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:10:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/arts-succumbed-accountants-managers/57162/

"It’s as if they’re conducting some weird, sadistic science experiment
to see how long art and culture can stagger on with only one lung, one
kidney, and minus its spleen and pancreas."

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Galapagos giant tortoises make a comeback, thanks to innovative conservation strategies

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:55:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/galapagos-giant-tortoises-make-a-comeback-thanks-to-innovative-conservation-strategies-67591>

"The Galapagos Islands are world-famous as a laboratory of biological
evolution. Some 30 percent of the plants, 80 percent of the land birds
and 97 percent of the reptiles on this remote archipelago are found

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Parrots find ‘laughter’ contagious and high-five in mid air

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:56:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125261-parrots-find-laughter-contagious-and-high-five-in-mid-air/>

"If your parrot is feeling glum, it might be tweetable. Wild keas
spontaneously burst into playful behaviour when exposed to the parrot
equivalent of canned laughter – the first birds known to respond to

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Industry-Hated Game Emulators Save Two Video Games For Posterity

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:58:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170316/10373036933/industry-hated-game-emulators-save-two-video-games-posterity.shtml>

The punchline: "If games are art, and they are, then efforts to preserve
this art must be cheered on, not demonized."

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Kronos Quartet: Making free music for the future

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:59:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39331554

"For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet, a string quartet based in
San Francisco, has been entertaining audiences worldwide."

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For A Modest Personality Trait, ‘Intellectual Humility’ Packs A Punch

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:35:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://neurosciencenews.com/personality-trait-intellectual-humility-6257/>

"Summary: Being intellectually humble improves ability to make decisions
and increases tolerance, a new study reports."

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Renewables roadshow: how the 'nonna effect' got Darebin's pensioners signing up to solar

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:36:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/22/renewables-roadshow-how-the-nonna-effect-changed-darebins-approach-to-solar>

"In our new series on Australian renewable projects, we visit a suburb
where an investment scheme makes solar energy accessible to those who
need it most"

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I’m a bit brown. But in America I’m white. Not for much longer

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:37:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/21/us-census-whiteness-race-colour-middle-east-north-africa-america>

"The US Census Bureau plans to redefine ‘white’ to exclude people with
Middle Eastern and North African origins. It’s a reminder that the
identity has always been fluid"

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Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:38:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39339424

"Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even
millions of years, according to scientists."

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Found in Translation - Why "Kemono Friends" is Great Sci-fi

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:53:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/03/13-1/feature-found-in-translation-why-kemono-friends-is-great-sci-fi>

"What is Kemono Friends? Why are science fiction fans and writers
getting so excited about it? The memes from this late night anime have
spread across the internet with unnatural speed, continuously giving

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The Justin Trudeau of the Netherlands is schooling the left on how to tackle far-right populism

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:55:04 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://qz.com/935696/the-green-lefts-jesse-klaver-the-dutch-justin-trudeau-is-schooling-the-left-on-how-to-tackle-far-right-populism/>

"The way to beat xenophobic populism, he suggested, is to fix social and
economic problems."

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Accidental therapists: For insect detectives, the trickiest cases involve the bugs that aren’t really there

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:56:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/22/insect-delusional-parasitosis-entomology/>

"Officially, as a scientist in the state Experiment Station’s insect
inquiry office, Gale Ridge’s job is to help the public with many-legged
creatures that actually exist."

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Challenge: Waking Up to the Poverty in Your Streets

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:57:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://katherinephelps.com/2017/03/challenge-waking-up-to-the-poverty-in-your-streets/>

"I would like to challenge people. I want you to take a pocket full of
coins, go out into the streets, give that change to various beggars,
then wait for them to look up at you."

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