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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

The Detectives Who Never Forget a Face

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:35:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/08/22/londons-super-recognizer-police-force>

"London’s new squad of “super-recognizers” could inspire a revolution in
policing."

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What's in a Game?

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:33:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
Sarah Smith responds to this article:

<http://www.craveonline.com.au/entertainment/1022095-no-mans-skys-steam-page-guilty-false-advertising>

"There's a lot of talk around with #NoMansSky

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Two Chinese retirees win hearts on epic American road trip

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:29:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/adorable-chinese-retirees-win-hearts-on-epic-american-road-trip/2016/08/16/6398739c-5f0c-11e6-84c1-6d27287896b5_story.html>

"The journey took them from coastal California to Las Vegas, Yosemite,
Yellowstone and back, testing their patience and teaching them about a people
and place that once felt infinitely distant.

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For Low-Income Victims, Nuisance Laws Force Ultimatum: Silence Or Eviction

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:28:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.npr.org/2016/06/29/482615176/for-low-income-victims-nuisance-laws-force-ultimatum-silence-or-eviction>

"Local communities are increasingly passing laws to control crime and nuisances
on rental properties. They do so mostly by limiting the number of times police
can be called to a residence. But it turns out that crime victims — especially

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Artist Thijme Termaat Spent 2.5 Years Painting And Creating This Timelapse

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:45:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.boredpanda.com/painting-timelapse-i-paint-thijme-termaat/>

"Dutch artist Thijme Termaat is a great painter but sometimes being great is
not enough. The competition in today’s art world is fierce so Thijme decided to
create a timelapse to stand out from the crowd. He spent 2.5 years painting and

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From ‘Coraline’ to ‘Kubo’: A Look at the Evolution of LAIKA’s Stop-Motion Animation

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:44:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://collider.com/laika-stop-motion-movies/

"Through a combination of years of development, investment in advances in both
3D printing technology and computer-aided design, and a bold, ambitious
approach to filmmaking, Laika has managed to reinvent themselves with each and

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We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:43:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://newrepublic.com/article/135684/declare-war-climate-change-mobilize-wwii>

"We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like
we did in WWII."

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Elephants are the end of a 60m-year lineage – last of the megaherbivores

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:41:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/12/elephants-are-the-end-of-a-60-million-year-lineage-the-last-of-the-megaherbivores>

"Four-tuskers, hoe-tuskers, shovel-tuskers are all wiped out – now only a
fragment of this keystone species remains"

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THE SIOUX CHEF: A Native American Restaurant

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:30:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/siouxchef/the-sioux-chef-a-native-american-restaurant>

"Help us create the first fully Indigenous restaurant experience!"

I see what they did there!  Good one.

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Reputation systems work because people are mostly good

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:29:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2016/08/17/reputation-systems-work-becaus.html

"Economist Tim Harford writes about holidaying in prosperous Bavaria,
where hotels let you run up bills of €1000+ without a credit-card and
all room-keys are stored in a cupboard where any guest can get at them,

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