Glass Wings Blog: December 2009

Understanding scam victims: seven principles for systems security

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:16:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
An entertaining paper co-authored by one of the hosts of the BBC TV programme
"The Real Hustle" describing scams, how they work, and how system designers
should consider human psychology during design:

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-754.html

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Pink Glove Dance

Wed, 2 Dec 2009 08:05:31 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Outstanding fun for Breast Cancer Awareness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEdVfyt-mLw

That's sure to put a smile on your face.

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The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:41:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://copenhagendiagnosis.org/

"The purpose of this report is to synthesize the most policy-relevant climate
science published since the close-off of material for the last IPCC report. The
rationale is two-fold.

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Synchronised Robot Dance

Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:27:44 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Happy holidays!

This brought many tears to my eyes. Be sure to wait to see "Santa Claus is
Coming to Town".

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I'm a Computer

Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:12:54 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Wow! Mr Computer here has some smooth moves. Fairy Godmother gets swept off
her feet by this bad boy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDS9sJp7cm0

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Toys Turned to Art

Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:17:09 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This is awesome!

When kids see a room full of toy cars, stuffed animals, action figures and
other fun kids toys they see possibilities for the funnest day ever. When Mom
and Dad see that stuff, it looks more like a day full of cleaning. But when

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The 13 Webbiest Papercraft on the Internet

Wed, 9 Dec 2009 18:16:11 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
The internet loves papercraft (see, for example, the large collection on Boing
Boing), and papercraft loves the internet. Below are a baker's dozen of the
best meme-based papercraft. (History tip: The "baker's dozen" was invented
when the FCC ruled that any blogger who shortchanges a reader with fewer list
items than promised gets their hands cut off.)

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Awesomely bizarre light show freaks out Norway

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 14:54:12 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/12/09/awesomely-bizarre-light-show-freaks-out-norway/

"Note: there are a lot of stories online about this with more very cool
pictures: The Sun and The Daily Mail have it in English, while Norwegian
media include VG Nett, Altaposten.no, NRK.no, Framtidinord.no, and

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Not So Humble Pie: Science Cookies

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 16:13:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://notsohumblepie.blogspot.com/search/label/Science

Share and enjoy,
               *** Xanni ***

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Season's Greetings

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 04:09:13 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul



Sweet Season's Greeting's

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World’s Largest Solar Energy Office Building Opens in China

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:09:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/14/worlds-largest-solar-energy-office-building-opens-in-china/

"A vast fan-shaped compound in China has officially taken the title of “largest
solar-powered office building in the world“. Located in Dezhou in the Shangdong
Province in northwest China, the 75,000 square meter structure is a multi-use

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Win an Envy 15 laptop for your prime-cut literary travesties

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:08:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"So, what do you have to do to win it? Re-write a scene from one classic book
in the incongruous literary style of another. Winner to be announced this
Friday, so get cracking."

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/14/win-an-envy-15-lapto.html

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BRAZILIAN MUSIC INSTITUTE 2009 - TICO TICO

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:22:31 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsSPzr7ays

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3D video mapping projection brings buildings alive

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:05:26 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
whoops...

http://vimeo.com/4238052

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Highest resolution photo in the world

Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:25:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.dresden-26-gigapixels.com/dresden26GP

'The picture was made with the Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm-lens. It consists
of 1.665 full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel, which was recorded by a
photo-robot in 172 minutes.

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Know Your Meme

Sat, 19 Dec 2009 13:51:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://knowyourmeme.com/episodes

The Rocketboom Institute for Internet Studies presents "Know Your Meme",
in which "resident Internet scientists Kenyatta, Elspeth Jane & Jamie
Dubs investigate the breakout Internet phenomena of our time".

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7.5 hour video from front of Bergen-to-Oslo train

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 11:20:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://nrkbeta.no/2009/12/18/bergensbanen-eng/

"Friday November 27th over 1,2 million Norwegians watched parts of
“Bergensbanen” on NRK2. The longest documentary ever? At least the
longest we have made, almost 7 1/2 hours, showing every minute of the

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Huge wooden digital clock runs manually using people power

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 16:15:59 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://dvice.com/archives/2009/12/huge-wooden-dig.php

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Fwd: Amazing Insect Images By Igor Iwanowicz (60 pics)

Sun, 20 Dec 2009 22:31:56 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul

Subject: Amazing Insect Images By Igor Iwanowicz (60 pics)

<http://acidcow.com/pics/4370-amazing-insect-images-by-igor-iwanowicz-60-pics.html>

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Legolas Sings LOTR Version of White Christmas

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:54:45 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
heh Okay...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBDfjDgVqgs

Nicely done. Just weird as all get out.

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Shorewood Lip Dub

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 10:06:28 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
This video was done by STUDENTS! Holy cow. Nice continuous shots and amazing
work getting everyone to learn the music forward and ahem backwards.

http://www.neatorama.com/2009/12/18/shorewood-high-lip-dub/

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HP's new Webcam tracker's blindspot now a 'racist' sensation

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 18:10:02 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
Webcam tracker's blindspot now a 'racist' sensation

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/webcam-trackers-blindspot-now-a-racist-sensation-20091222-laws.html?autostart=1

I hear the next generation of the software won't see Jews, Eskimos or Armenians

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Post-It Note Deadline

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:37:36 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Very cool stop motion animation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWM0FNPZSs

And here is the making of!

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Guitar Hero Christmas

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:50:14 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Interactive Christmas lights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXjbMIZzAgs

Awesome!

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Fwd: dentheren sent you a video: "Christmas Prank On Louie"

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 01:53:23 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
This is great...the second video is his reaction...classic...put yourself in
both the pranksters' mind and the victim...wonderful....

Begin forwarded message:

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if you like Star Wars...look at these!

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 02:40:17 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://scifiwire.com/2009/12/28-gr-star-wars-video-mas.php

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Brian Cox Masterclass

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 09:37:40 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Enjoy a little (very little) Shakespeare for the holidays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loDMRzPiCic

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Merry Christmas from Japanese human beatbox

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:50:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.tokyomango.com/tokyo_mango/2009/12/merry-christmas-from-japanese-human-beat-box-boy-.html

Share and enjoy,
                *** Xanni ***

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Christmas Laser Beam Cats

Sat, 26 Dec 2009 08:37:02 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
I mean really. Need I say more?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBKjzXuDdjU

Have fun!

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Fwd: Creative Bus Ads

Sun, 27 Dec 2009 01:02:11 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
For all you Marketing-types...  --bill


Creative Bus Ads

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STOP and Smell The Roses

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:51:17 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Hacked STOP signs.

While it may be illegal to deface traffic signals for a variety of reasons
(violent car crashes), these stop signs feature a clever line or cliché that
includes the word stop. They may not be the world's coolest bus stops, but

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Upular

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:58:32 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
The artist Pogo has done the most amazing mix using clips from the movie Up.
The music is lovely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVxe5NIABsI

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Epson starts New Year with augmented reality greeting cards

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 04:33:36 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] nextnow.net>

Bill Daul
Epson starts New Year with augmented reality greeting cards



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_QdMg44Cr0

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hilarious - Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 05:55:53 -0800

Bill Daul <bdaul [at] pacbell.net>

Bill Daul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsc60UTUIE

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Toy Movies

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:27:02 +1100

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

Katherine Phelps
Transformers and GI Joe aren't the only toys with which we grew up. Here are
previews for movies that could be made with other toys...but with a grown-up
twist.

http://www.atom.com/funny_videos/meth_toy_movies/

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