Glass Wings Blog: March 2005

Star Wars Gangsta Rap

Fri, 4 Mar 2005 04:27:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Star Wars Gangsta Rap
United States | 3:00    

Audience Award Winner, Star Wars Fan Film Awards!

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Dinosaur robots

Sat, 5 Mar 2005 19:57:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
AIST and NEDO announced they have developed 2 bipedal dinosaur robots
for the EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan(Mar.25-Sep.25).  Tyrannosaurus Rex and
Parasaurolophus are modeled as 3.5m/80kg robots, and cost $1.8 million
to build. They can roar and walk with an artificial pounding sound,
but not as fearsome as Mechagodzilla. The external skin is designed by

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The New DOCTOR WHO (via BadSignal)

Mon, 07 Mar 2005 11:23:22 +1100

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
bad signal
WARREN ELLIS


Well, it's better than that brainless monstrosity of

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Zookeepers Chase Man In Lion Suit

Wed, 9 Mar 2005 19:43:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
TAMA, Japan -- A Japanese zoo prepared for animal escapes by chasing a
volunteer dressed in a lion costume.

http://www.nbc4.com/news/4259531/detail.html

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Hamlet's Cat's Soliloquy

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:12:08 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Hamlet's Cat's Soliloquy
dallison@mindspring.com

To go outside, and there perchance to stay
Or to remain within: that is the question:

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Fun and Games

Mon, 14 Mar 2005 12:43:44 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
This site is a hoot!  So many cool UK online museum games!

http://www.show.me.uk/games/games.html

the jousting game is particularly fun.

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NASA Picture of the Day

Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:06:13 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I am crazy about the NASA Image of the Day Gallery. I had recently gotten
behind in checking out what is pictorially cool in the way of our universe.

Take a gander at these:

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Judge caught trying to sneak knife on aircraft

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:13:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
From Bruce Schneier's March Crypto-Gram newsletter:

A Pennsylvania judge is caught trying to sneak a knife aboard an aircraft:
<http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2005-03-09-pa-judge_x.htm>
There are two points worth making here.  One: ridiculous rules have a

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How to Destroy the Earth

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:34:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe.
http://ned.ucam.org/~sdh31/misc/destroy.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Building in a Bag

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 13:32:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Need a Building? Just Add Water
http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,66872,00.html

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                *** Xanni ***

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Fwd: web of letters

Thu, 17 Mar 2005 15:07:11 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: web of letters
Date: Thursday 17 March 2005 14:28
From: "Sean Williams" <lad@seanwilliams.com>

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We Need More Quizzes Like This

Fri, 18 Mar 2005 13:29:50 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Just thought you might enjoy learning which Nigerian Spammer you are:

http://bbspot.com/News/2004/04/nigerian_quiz.php

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13 things that do not make sense

Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:02:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
13 things that do not make sense

19 March 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Michael Brooks

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It's A Holiday Today!

Sun, 20 Mar 2005 10:11:23 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
I just thought that I ought to tell people that today, Sunday 20 March, is
Festival of Alien Abductions Day. It is also Big Bird's Birthday. Hmmm.

Tuesday 22 March is National Goof Off Day. It is also William Shatner's
Birthday. Hmmm. I keep wondering if there is some deeper meaning to these

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Celebrate!

Tue, 22 Mar 2005 11:37:18 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Happy National Goof Off Day everyone!

Toodles,

Katherine

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The Credit Card Prank II

Tue, 22 Mar 2005 13:12:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.zug.com/pranks/credit_card/

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                *** Xanni ***

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Free Anime DVD from Madman

Tue, 22 Mar 2005 16:07:14 +1100

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
http://www.madman.com.au/freedvd/

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Brilliant :-)

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 07:57:56 +1100

Amanda Penrose <amanda [at] dd.com.au>

Amanda Penrose
http://www.cookingbynumbers.com/frames.html

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giggle

Wed, 23 Mar 2005 17:55:14 -0800

Linda Page <lindapage [at] earthlink.net>

Linda Page
Do they have Twinkies over there in Oz?

http://www.twinkiesproject.com/

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Weird Food

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:37:25 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
On Thursday 24 March 2005 13:39, Amanda Penrose wrote:
I wanna twinkie fight!!! Mmmm, squidgy goodness.
Muse/Xanni, you guys know where to buy odd things in Melbourne.... can
you source us some twinkies?

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Solar Death Ray

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:50:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.solardeathray.com/

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                *** Xanni ***

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Puzzle Pirates

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 16:46:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
A very enjoyable pirate-themed MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online
Role-Playing Game) based on puzzles and games:

http://www.puzzlepirates.com/register/welcome.wm?from=r18505

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Now You, Too, Can Be a Comedian

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:49:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Now You, Too, Can Be a Comedian
By Harmon Leon
02:00 AM Mar. 24, 2005 PT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Karaoke is soooooo 1990s. For those who'd rather make

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Spore

Sat, 26 Mar 2005 03:20:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Now THIS is a computer game!!

Will Wright Presents Spore... and a New Way to Think About Games
http://www.gamespy.com/articles/595/595975p1.html

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Grafedia

Sat, 26 Mar 2005 14:26:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
grafedia: words written anywhere, then linked to images, video or sound
files online.

http://www.grafedia.net/

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Walking octopuses

Sat, 26 Mar 2005 23:27:48 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
Camouflaged octopuses 'walk' on two tentacles
19:00 24 March 2005
NewScientist.com news service
Emma Young

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Vampires Run

Sun, 27 Mar 2005 02:53:20 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Vampires Run: Bats on treadmills show high-speed gait
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20050319/fob2.asp

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                *** Xanni ***

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Microsoft the company should big improve Word grammar check.

Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:54:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Monday, March 28, 2005

A Word to the unwise -- program's grammar check isn't so smart

By TODD BISHOP

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Go to the cinema and star in the film you're about to see

Tue, 29 Mar 2005 12:18:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Our correspondent has seen the future on show in Nagakute. If Japan is
right, it is a future running around on robotic legs QUEUEING outside
what appears to be an ordinary cinema, members of the audience are
invited to place their faces into a hole in the wall for a few seconds.

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ACTROID Reception Robot

Wed, 30 Mar 2005 01:07:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Reception Robot
ACTROID (Advanced Media, Inc., and Kokoro Co., Ltd.)

Features
1.      ACTROID understands naturally spoken words. In addition, it can

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2005 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Thu, 31 Mar 2005 01:01:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.atomfilms.com/af/spotlight/collections/starwars/

My personal favourites are "Sith Apprentice" and "The Yody Years".

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Kami Robo

Thu, 31 Mar 2005 14:12:12 +0900

Yukihiko Yoshida <yukihiko [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Yukihiko Yoshida
This site is very interesting, a part of Japanese Cyborg Culture ;-)

Kami-Robo
http://www.kami-robo.com/index_en.html

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