Glass Wings Blog: July 2018

Asians In Asia View Cultural Appropriation Differently Than You Realize

Sun, 1 Jul 2018 19:18:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theestablishment.co/cultural-appropriation-isnt-just-a-western-thing-8e9f9f929237>

"Claims that Asians live in some sort of racially homogenous paradise
impose a Western Orientalist view of the ‘Homelands.’"

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Melania Trump Inspires Americans to Say ‘I Care’

Sun, 1 Jul 2018 19:19:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/style/i-care-jacket.html

"The first lady’s jacket started a fashion trend."

Via Christopher Lamke, who wrote: "Great response to the bizarre antics

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PeerTube: A ‘Censorship’ Resistent YouTube Alternative

Sun, 1 Jul 2018 19:21:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://torrentfreak.com/peertube-a-censorship-resistent-youtube-alternative-180623/>

"YouTube is a great video platform that has a lot to offer to both
consumers and creators. At least, those who play by the rules. For
creators, there is a major drawback though, one that put a spotlight on

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Silos, Centralization And Censorship: Losing The Promise Of The Internet

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 02:37:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180608/17022739996/silos-centralization-censorship-losing-promise-internet.shtml>

"But the internet has changed drastically over the decades, and we're
now living in the age of the cloud -- which might better be described as
the age of the large third party who can be influenced."

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Supposed 'Free Speech' Warrior Jordan Peterson Sues University Because Silly Professor Said Some Mean Things About Him

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 02:38:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180622/00523140087/supposed-free-speech-warrior-jordan-peterson-sues-university-because-silly-professor-said-some-mean-things-about-him.shtml>

Punchline: "It's not the Intellectual Dark Web. It's the Intellectual
Derp Web."

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Why nobody ever wins the car at the mall

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 02:39:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thehustle.co/why-nobody-ever-wins-the-mall-car-giveaway

"What happens when your personal information gets sucked into an endless
marketing vortex?"

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My Summer Vacation: Three Weeks with Elephants

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:39:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/stanford-magazine/volunteers-help-study-elephants-in-africa-58fe0205a001>

"Magnificent animals. Extraordinary insights. Peeing in a Tupperware
container. It’s all part of the deal for a research team in Namibia."

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PeerTube, a free and federated video platform

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:40:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform>

"PeerTube is a practical answer to all video-tubes that centralize our
data and attention. With it, videos can be hosted by the people, with
the people, for the people."

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War on Privacy, Tor and Forgotten Hero: An Interview with Shava Nerad

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 23:41:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.onlineprivacytips.co/interview/shava-nerad-interview/amp/

"Shava Nerad is one of the brains behind the creation of Tor. She worked
hard in educating people about the importance of data privacy,
especially in a scenario where your online privacy is not safe from

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25 Years Ago I Coined the Phrase “Triple Bottom Line.” Here’s Why It’s Time to Rethink It.

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 23:03:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://hbr.org/2018/06/25-years-ago-i-coined-the-phrase-triple-bottom-line-heres-why-im-giving-up-on-it>

"How often are management concepts subjected to recalls by the people
who invented them? It is hard to think of a single case."

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America’s Got Talent Finalist Dog Sets Guinness World Record For Most Tricks Performed in a Minute

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 23:04:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/most-dog-tricks-performed-in-a-minute/

"An incredibly energetic, rescued super collie named Hero, who with his
trainer human Sara, finished in the top five during the 12th season of
the performance competition show America’s Got Talent, went on to

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Alex Chinneck

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 23:06:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://alexchinneck.com/projects/

"Uniting the disciplines of art, architecture, theatre and engineering,
the work of British sculptor Alex Chinneck is monumental in ambition and
impact, producing contextually responsive interventions that animate the

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Inspired by Trump, the world could be heading back to the 1930s

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:22:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/22/trump-world-1930s-children-parents-europe-migrants>

"The US president tears children from parents, and in Europe his
imitators dehumanise migrants. We know where such hatred leads"

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The difference between poverty and poverty tourism? You’ll never live like common people.

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:23:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/06/27/the-difference-between-poverty-and-poorface/>

"‘Poverty tourism’ is where someone in a position of privilege, pretends
to be poor for a day, in order to ‘experience poverty for themselves’.
You won’t. Poverty is not a 24 hour challenge."

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Batman Dance Party

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 23:24:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/255918202

"None of Batman's greatest heroes and villains can resist dancing to the
Batman theme song."

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An oral history of Babylon 5: The beloved TV novel that showed a different way to tell sci-fi

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:09:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/an-oral-history-of-babylon-5-the-beloved-tv-novel-that-showed-a-different-way-to-tell-sci>

"Twenty-five years ago, Babylon 5 arrived on television to tell an
ambitious science fiction story, charted to last the course five
seasons. Set on a space station where humans and aliens could gather in

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Transcend Air Corporation Announces the Vy 400, the World’s First Affordable City-to-City VTOL Aircraft

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:10:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://venturebeat.com/2018/06/28/transcend-air-corporation-announces-the-vy-400-the-worlds-first-affordable-city-to-city-vtol-aircraft/>

"Transcend Air Corporation announces the development of the Vy 400 (Vy),
a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and the
proposed launch of a new airline service that will deliver business

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BP Chargemaster | Fully Charged Breaking News

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 23:12:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwe6TViZO_w

Interesting news. Now if only these companies can (to mix my metaphors)
break the chicken-and-egg logjam here in Australia and start offering
both charging stations and EVs. At the moment in the absence of any

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Makers and takers

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:38:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://insidestory.org.au/makers-and-takers/

"Economist Mariana Mazzucato has gone back to the roots of economics to
find out how prices alone came to determine value"

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The ISP Column: Another 10 Years Later

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:40:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2018-06/10years.html

"Ten years ago, I wrote an article that looked back on the developments
within the Internet over the period from 1998 to 2008. Well another ten
years has gone by, and it’s a good opportunity to take a little time

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Neat Experiment Suggests Crows Are Even Better Toolmakers Than We Thought

Sat, 7 Jul 2018 22:41:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/06/neat-experiment-suggests-crows-are-even-better-tool-makers-than-we-thought/>

"New research shows that crows can recreate tools from memory, a
capacity previously thought impossible for birds."

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Dancing in the Street // Silent Music Video

Sun, 8 Jul 2018 20:02:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHkhIjG0DKc

A "silent" music video for David Bowie and Mick Jagger's "Dancing in the
Street."

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A Scuttlebutt Love Story

Sun, 8 Jul 2018 20:05:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/236358264

"An Introduction to Scuttlebutt, the lovely decentralized social network
<https://scuttlebutt.nz/>"

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Summer of Rage

Sun, 8 Jul 2018 20:07:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/summer-of-rage.html

"White men are the minority in the United States — no wonder they get
uncomfortable when their power is challenged."

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This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Years

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 06:47:09 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/chambon-french-town-refugees-180969356/>

"For centuries, the people of the mountain village of Chambon-sur-Lignon have
opened their arms to the world’s displaced"

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Basic Income, Job Guarantees, and Invisible Labor

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 06:48:28 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/basic-income-job-guarantees-and-invisible-labor-c08134e7f310>

"Since it’s a quiet Sunday evening and my allergy headache is finally passing,
I thought it would be a good time to talk a bit about the discussion of
“Universal Basic Income” and “Job Guarantees,” and some things that have been

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Big Changes: New America

Mon, 9 Jul 2018 06:51:54 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/big-changes-new-america-d83f0c6f664c>

"Okay, people! It’s time to sharpen your pencils (or charge up your laptops).
Now is the time to think big and make out your wish list. We all need to be
ready for the next couple of Federal elections."

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Nebula Award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse is indigenizing the future of science fiction and fantasy

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:49:23 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/nebula-award-winning-author-rebecca-roanhorse-is-indigenizing-the-future-of-science-fiction>

"Rebecca Roanhorse is still excited after she won a Nebula Award for her
first-ever short story, Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience.
Roanhorse, who is of Ohkay Owingeh and Black American heritage, is one of a

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Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:54:02 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
http://locusmag.com/2018/07/cory-doctorow-zucks-empire-of-oily-rags/

"Facebook isn’t a mind-control ray. It’s a tool for finding people who possess
uncommon, hard-to-locate traits, whether that’s “person thinking of buying a
new refrigerator,” “person with the same rare disease as you,” or “person who

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Researchers Reveal Details Of Printer Tracking Dots, Develop Free Software To Defeat It

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:56:10 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180626/09114540109/researchers-reveal-details-printer-tracking-dots-develop-free-software-to-defeat-it.shtml>

"It's obviously good to have all this new information about tracking dots, but
arguably even more important is a software tool that the researchers have
written, and made freely available. It can be used to obfuscate tracking

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Thread by @machineiv: "So game design."

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:57:25 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1014319417461575680.html

"So game design. The more I'm exploring, the more I'm feeling that essays and
pamphlets work better than books for the form. The Communist Manifesto was an
80 page pamphlet, and it was able to do what it needed and then some."

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Ecosystems across Australia are collapsing under climate change

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:58:36 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/ecosystems-across-australia-are-collapsing-under-climate-change-99367>

"To the chagrin of the tourist industry, the Great Barrier Reef has become a
notorious victim of climate change. But it is not the only Australian ecosystem
on the brink of collapse."

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A man raped me, another tried to. They were not animals. They were men.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:00:17 -0500

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/05/a-man-raped-me-another-tried-to-they-were-not-animals-they-were-men>

"What happened to me had nothing to do with where I walked or what I wore, and
everything to do with the actions of two men"

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The dirty secret about success

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:50:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180309-your-hard-work-doesnt-actually-pay-off>

"Even giving money to 25% of people at random (regardless of their past
performance) led to a higher percentage of the most talented people in
the computer model who achieved success than rewarding the most

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Folly, Vice, and Madness

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:51:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.stonekettle.com/2018/07/folly-vice-and-madness.html

"There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can
take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.  -- Rosa Parks"

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Survival of the Richest

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:52:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1

"Being human is not about individual survival or escape. It’s a team
sport. Whatever future humans have, it will be together."

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Consumer Conflict: The Story of Consumer Reports

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:34:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.neatorama.com/2018/03/28/Consumer-Conflict-The-Story-of-Consumer-Reports/>

"From literary advocacy to union battles to communism claims, the origin
story of the organization that publishes Consumer Reports kind of has it
all."

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The Changing Face of Romance Novels

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:35:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/books/romance-novels-diversity.html

"The landscape is slowly starting to change, as more diverse writers
break into the genre, and publishers take chances on love stories that
reflect a broader range of experiences and don’t always fit the

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Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 21:37:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/health/world-health-breastfeeding-ecuador-trump.html>

"Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is
healthiest for children and countries should strive to limit the
inaccurate or misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes.

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Review: Cards Against Humanity

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:43:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.shutupandsitdown.com/review-cards-against-humanity/

"The best way to describe Cards Against Humanity is “Lego for jokes”. It
gives its players setups and punchlines, all ready to click together in
one-step assembly. It’s easier than microwaving food or boil-in-the-bag

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Danny DeVito Had the Best Response for a Fan Who Took a Cardboard Cutout of Him to Prom

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:44:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.smosh.com/articles/danny-devito-fan-cardboard-cutout-prom

"A 17-year-old student named Allison Closs went viral last month after
she took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito (AKA Frank from It’s Always
Sunny in Philadelphia) to prom. It was epic, and we were BIG fans of the

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Indigenous historian Bruce Pascoe says we’ve got our story all wrong

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 23:47:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/indigenous-historian-bruce-pascoe-says-weve-got-our-story-all-wrong/news-story/70518cd1c35efd73c126ec0c19bb8281>

"A historian has painted a completely different version of Australia’s
history - and it is causing huge shockwaves."

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How to make "Normal" (Breakfast omelette / egg pancake / fake vomit)

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:37:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXujEg5JNdw

"Every day for the past few years I have had the same thing for
breakfast. Everyone wants to know how to make it. Finally, it is revealed!"

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The Snows of Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:40:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180426.html

Video from the surface of a comet!  (Click the main image to play the
animation.)  Via Muse.

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The Burning House ~ or what are we going to do when our world turns to ashes?

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:42:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/the-burning-house-or-what-are-we-going-to-do-when-our-world-turns-to-ashes-de21cbf40ea3>

"Every nation divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every
city or house divided against itself will not stand."

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Black farmers were deliberately sold ‘fake seeds’ in scheme to steal their land: report

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:19:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/black-farmers-deliberately-sold-fake-seeds-scheme-steal-land-report/>

"At the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show show in March of 2017,
African-American farmers believe that Stine Seed Company purposefully
sold them fake seeds."

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Unfunded excellence: on the mid-career crisis for Australian artists

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:21:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://overland.org.au/2018/07/unfunded-excellence-on-the-mid-career-crisis-for-australian-artists/>

"This is structural and cultural. It also comes down to a hard fact
about resourcing. The sector needs more money. The arts need more public
funding. I am sick to death of arguments around arts funding themselves."

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The Creative Fund Launches to Back Every Single Project on Kickstarter

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:56:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@thecreativefund/the-creative-fund-launches-to-back-every-single-project-on-kickstarter-33ac29affdf6>

"After carefully considering what was in our ability to support creators
on Kickstarter, we decided to pilot The Creative Fund by pledging $1 to
each and every project on the platform."

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What Lynchings in 19th Century US Can Teach Us About ‘New India’

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:57:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thewire.in/communalism/lynching-19th-century-america-new-india

"There are three broad lessons to be gained by turning to this horrific
episode of American history, particularly at a time when instead of
confronting hate, our political leaders are busy garlanding it."

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Talented Pianist Plays Beautiful Classical Music for Blind Elephants at a Sanctuary in Thailand

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:59:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/pianist-plays-classical-music-for-blind-elephants/>

"Paul Barton, an artist and musician living in Thailand who once played
a green piano with an elephant named Peter, performed beautiful Bach
piano piece for a blind elephant named Lam Duan at Elephant World."

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We’re Calling It: Australia’s music video of the year has dropped

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:03:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/we-re-calling-it-australia-s-music-video-of-the-year-has-dropped>

"Mixed-race, queer artist Mojo Juju’s new single ‘Native Tongue’ is a
declaration: ethnic identity is not in the eye of the beholder—it’s what
you make it."

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How A US Burger Chain Brought 'Ruby Tuesday' Full Circle Through Trademark Bullying

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:05:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180712/09452040227/how-us-burger-chain-brought-ruby-tuesday-full-circle-through-trademark-bullying.shtml>

"You may be aware of the American burger chain Ruby Tuesday. The chain
has locations all over the United States and internationally. Notably,
the company's website lists no locations in Australia. This is notable

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Canada’s Secret to Escaping the ‘Liberal Doom Loop’

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:28:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/canadas-secret-to-escaping-the-liberal-doom-loop/564551/>

"How a country can welcome immigrants without triggering a massive
populist backlash"

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Court Won't Rehear Blurred Lines Case, Bad News For Music Creativity

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:30:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180711/18065840222/court-wont-rehear-blurred-lines-case-bad-news-music-creativity.shtml>

'But what was astounding about this ruling is that nowhere is any
copyright-protected expression of Gaye's shown to have been copied in
Blurred Lines. Instead, they are accused of making the song have a

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:55:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/magazine/whos-afraid-of-the-big-bad-wolf-scientist.html>

"Rob Wielgus was one of America’s pre-eminent experts on large
carnivores. Then he ran afoul of the enemies of the wolf."

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Unconditional Basic Income Would Fix a Major Flaw in Markets

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:55:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.scottsantens.com/unconditional-basic-income-would-fix-a-major-flaw-in-markets>

"Markets can't tell the difference between a lack of demand and a lack
of ability to express demand"

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Teen Top - Rocking (Dance Practice)

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:02:58 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCWv-VZRZ58

Via Muse, who wrote: "Well done dance moves!  Very little is all that
hard here, mostly the synchronisation is impeccable and doing that many
moves that fast would wear a person out!  Good job!"

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Ragtime Piano Cover of ‘Buddy Holly’ by Weezer

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:06:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/ragtime-piano-cover-of-buddy-holly-by-weezer/

"Scott Bradlee has recorded a delightful ragtime piano cover of “Buddy
Holly” by Weezer."

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One of the most British things you'll ever see

Sat, 21 Jul 2018 22:07:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://imgur.com/gallery/R6bLliY

Via Christopher Lamke.

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Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:33:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/books/review/margaret-atwood-handmaids-tale-age-of-trump.html>

"Having been born in 1939 and come to consciousness during World War II,
I knew that established orders could vanish overnight. Change could also
be as fast as lightning. “It can’t happen here” could not be depended

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25 sources of free public domain books

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:35:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://ebookfriendly.com/free-public-domain-books-sources/

"Want to load your e-reader or tablet with free ebooks, legally? Check
out this list of sites that offer free public domain books in electronic
and audio format."

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How the Dominant Business Paradigm Turns Nice People into Psychopaths

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 21:36:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://evonomics.com/how-maximizing-shareholder-value-turns-nice-people-into-psychopaths/>

"Most of us are not conscienceless psychopaths but when we make
investing decisions we often act as if we are."

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Sudan's Forgotten Films

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:15:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2017/10/sudan-forgotten-films-171017121738091.html>

"Two elderly men in Sudan race to save the national film archive, as
reels of rare footage disintegrate in its vaults."

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Do Americans Know How Weird and Extreme Their Collapse is Getting?

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:16:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://eand.co/do-americans-know-how-weird-and-extreme-their-collapse-is-getting-977f3b6c73b3>

"Here’s a tiny question. Do Americans know how extreme, bizarre, and
weird American collapse is getting? How far off the charts it is? Forget
the charts of “normal” — I mean the charts of history. Even the Dark

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The Complexity of Simply Searching for Medical Advice

Mon, 23 Jul 2018 23:17:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.wired.com/story/the-complexity-of-simply-searching-for-medical-advice/>

"There’s an asymmetry of passion at work. Which is to say, there’s very
little counter-content to surface because it simply doesn’t occur to
regular people (or, in this case, actual medical experts) that there’s a

(More...)

The Fight to Stop Poaching: What If We’ve Been Doing It Wrong?

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 22:18:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://therevelator.org/poaching-akashinga/

"All-female ranger teams are an innovative and potentially more
effective way to defend wildlife, says the founder of the International
Anti-Poaching Foundation."

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The System Design Primer

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 22:20:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://github.com/donnemartin/system-design-primer/blob/master/README.md>

"Learn how to design large-scale systems."

Applying for a job in computing, or just interested in how complex

(More...)

Wood-Splitter-Lee

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 22:28:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.deviantart.com/wood-splitter-lee/art/Sold-Poseable-Fantasy-Wolf-735035079>

Amazing sculptures!

https://www.deviantart.com/wood-splitter-lee/gallery/

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Rethinking recycling: could a circular economy solve the problem?

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 22:29:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/15/rethinking-recycling-could-a-circular-economy-solve-the-problem>

"With more funding and product stewardship, the recycling crisis could
turn into an opportunity"

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Download Rocket Fuel: Some of the Best of Tor.com Non-Fiction for Free!

Wed, 25 Jul 2018 22:30:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.tor.com/2018/07/17/download-rocket-fuel/

"To commemorate this exceptional, intense, unicorn-dappled run of
non-fiction, we have assembled Rocket Fuel, a free collection of some of
the best feature articles from Tor.com’s 10-year history as an online

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‘I broke the contract’: how Hannah Gadsby's trauma transformed comedy

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:42:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/16/hannah-gadsby-trauma-comedy-nanette-standup-netflix>

"In her show Nanette, the Australian standup speaks out about homophobic
and sexual violence – the set is now a Netflix sensation. She opens up
about shame, rage, her autism diagnosis and the meaning of Louis CK"

(More...)

Aussie expats join forces in Ads Up group to help refugees find their feet in the US

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:43:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/australians-helping-refugees-from-detention-centres-settle-in-us/10014554>

"Despite their number, most refugees have been sent alone — or as single
families — to towns and cities scattered across the US, where they have
limited social support networks. They have little or no choice in where

(More...)

The View From Somewhere: The Press Needs To Be Anti-Partisan, Not Bi-Partisan

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:44:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180718/00131040258/view-somewhere-press-needs-to-be-anti-partisan-not-bi-partisan.shtml>

"Indeed, we've long argued that if journalists want to actually be
relevant, they need to have a point of view, and that point of view
should be about what is true, not granting "equal weight" to both sides

(More...)

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 22:55:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/asia/four-day-workweek-new-zealand.html>

"A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while
being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped
to make the change permanent."

(More...)

Research Confirms The Anecdotal Evidence: Internet Content Filters Are A Waste Of Money

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 23:06:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180717/10511040251/research-confirms-anecdotal-evidence-internet-content-filters-are-waste-money.shtml>

"Filters are a waste of time and money. The only value they add -- if it
can even be called that -- is a slightly smug feeling of wellbeing for
those who implement them. Politicians and caretakers like filters

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Awesome Self Hosted Newsletter

Fri, 27 Jul 2018 23:08:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://selfhosted.libhunt.com/newsletter/

"Our goal is to help you find the software and libraries you need. Made
by developers for developers."

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Social Media (An Apology)

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:01:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-elders-social-media-apology-00.txt

"Oops, we did it again."

Via Alan Cox.

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I Believe You - Rosie & the Riveters (Official)

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:05:18 +1000

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

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

"Content warning: Sexual Assault. We wrote this song as a response to
the hundreds of stories we've heard from friends, family, and in the media."

(More...)

Amid the 20th anniversary of open source, Tim O’Reilly warns that platform companies built on open-source software have lost their way

Sat, 28 Jul 2018 23:06:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.geekwire.com/2018/amid-20th-anniversary-open-source-tim-oreilly-warns-platform-companies-built-open-source-software-lost-way/>

"He was trying to make the point that the most powerful forces on the
internet — once considered a powerful decentralized network of ideas and
collaboration — have lost that initial collaborative spirit as they

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Why Trump Has Such a Soft Spot for Russia

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:15:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/andrew-sullivan-why-trump-has-such-a-soft-spot-for-russia.html>

"He wants a world he intuitively understands: of individual nations, in
which the most powerful are free to bully the others."

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Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:16:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/21/defending-earth-violence-murder-activists-land-corruption>

"On a planet of billions, nine represent the strong minority battling
murder in the global corruption of land rights"

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New laws will allow the use of military to break protests

Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:17:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://the-pen.co/incremental-loss-of-rights-continues/

"The Turnbull government recently introduced legislation into parliament
designed to lower the threshold for calling out the Australian Defence
Force (ADF) to assist state police forces with public incidents."

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This lynx became buddies with cameraman after spending months together in the Canadian north

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:05:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/07/19/this-lynx-became-buddies-with.html

"It's an accomplishment to find and photograph a lynx: they want little
to do with humans and make an effort to keep themselves to themselves.
It's an even bigger accomplishment to not only find a lynx to

(More...)

How One of the Internet’s Biggest History Forums Deals With Holocaust Deniers

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:06:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://slate.com/technology/2018/07/the-askhistorians-subreddit-banned-holocaust-deniers-and-facebook-should-too.html>

"There can be no debate with Holocaust deniers. That is a core principle
of moderating the AskHistorians subreddit, one of the largest history
forums on the internet—and a crucial lesson Mark Zuckerberg seemingly

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Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:07:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/23/earths-resources-consumed-in-ever-greater-destructive-volumes>

"Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly
destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have
consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber

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A radical way to cut emissions – ration everyone’s flights

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:04:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/09/cut-emissions-flights-air-travel-flying>

"An individual cap on air travel, that people can trade with each other,
would help to reduce the impact of flying"

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Jane Goodall Joins Wyoming Protestors in Buying Up Grizzly Hunt Tickets

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:05:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/07/jane-goodall-joins-wyoming-grizzly-bear-hunt-protest-lottery/>

"As the state prepares for its first legal grizzly hunt in years, animal
advocates clash with hunting interests and state wildlife managers."

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Dungeons And Doggos

Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:07:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.dndoggos.com/

Cute comic!

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