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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.

Cheetahs Play Football - Deadly 60 - Series 3 - BBC

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:51:59 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfE5E1NLWoY

"Steve and the team are in South Africa looking for Cheetahs. In a
special reserve Steve gets close to some adolescent cats and plays a
spot of football."

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Yonatan Zunger on capitalism

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:50:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+YonatanZunger/posts/RpRfF47Xyy6

"Today, I’d like to talk a bit about economics. In particular, I want to
look at why capitalism can both work amazingly well and fail amazingly
badly, often at the same time, and is such a great factory for “best of

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Dinosaur Feathers Discovered in Canadian Amber

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:36:57 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://io9.com/5840854/dinosaur-feathers-discovered-in-canadian-amber

"Today a group of paleontologists announced the results of an extensive
study of several well-preserved dinosaur feathers encased in amber.
Their work, which included samples from many stages in the evolution of

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Top Graphic Novels Starring Mighty Girls

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:17:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/graphic-novels

"A Mighty Girl's new collection of over 100 graphic novels is one of the
largest ever compiled of empowering graphic novels starring girls and
women."

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Regulators Vote To Halt All Pacific Sardine Fishing

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:16:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://modernfarmer.com/2015/04/regulators-vote-to-halt-all-pacific-sardine-fishing/>

"After a desperately bad season, the Pacific Fishery Management Council
voted to immediately halt this year's sardine fishing, one of the most
important fish seasons in the country. What happened to all the sardines?"

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‘Offscreen Colonies’, A 64-Kilobyte Real-Time Computer Art and Music Demo Featuring Futuristic Sights and Sounds

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:12:35 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/offscreen-colonies-a-64-kilobyte-real-time-computer-art-and-music-demo-featuring-futuristic-sights-and-sounds/>

"“Offscreen Colonies” is a 64-kilobyte real-time computer art and music
demo by Hungarian multimedia artists Conspiracy that features a vast
array of surreal and futuristic sights and sounds. The demo, which

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David Hasselhoff - True Survivor

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:30:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTidn2dBYbY

"Kickstarter Sensation Kung Fury ready to #TakeHoff as 80’s icon David
Hasselhoff performs the lead track ’TRUE SURVIVOR’."

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‘PBS Idea Channel’ Explores Whether ‘The LEGO Movie’ Makes a Case Against Copyright

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:29:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/pbs-idea-channel-explores-whether-the-lego-movie-makes-a-case-against-copyright/>

"Rugnetta looks at how copyright touches nearly every portion of culture
and how it affects the creation of something new out of something
old–themes which The LEGO Movie grapples with at every turn."

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Dutch parliament: Vendor dependence too high a cost

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:00:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osor/news/dutch-parliament-vendor-dependence-too-high-cost>

"The Dutch government’s lack of vendor independence is too high a cost
for society, the Dutch Parliament concludes. The government should
enforce its policy on open standards in ICT procurement and should also

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Ask the real experts about ocean acidification, not climate science deniers

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:59:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2015/apr/16/ask-the-real-experts-about-ocean-acidification-not-climate-science-deniers>

"Scientists review column on ocean acidification in The Australian
newspaper and find it was ‘misleading’, ‘very wrong’ and ‘ill informed’."

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