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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.

Storj: Decentralized Cloud Storage

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:02:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://storj.io/

"Storj (pronounced: storage) aims to become a cloud storage platform
that can’t be censored or monitored, or have downtime. Storj is a
platform, cryptocurrency, and suite of decentralized applications that

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Download Linux Voice issue 2

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.linuxvoice.com/download-linux-voice-issue-2/

"It’s that time again! We’ve already made issue 1 freely available, and
now we’re releasing issue 2 of Linux Voice under the Creative Commons
BY-SA license. So you can modify and share all content from the magazine

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DRAGON PROJECTION with fire on house front in Italy

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:40:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1HRg3adWg

Very impressive.  Via Ninja On Rye.

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Hamburg is burying the Autobahn and putting parks on top

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:39:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.vox.com/2015/1/9/7520805/hamburg-highway

'The project, which is called the Hamburger Deckel and is projected to
cost $800 million, comes after 20 years of lobbying from a local
residents' initiative called "Ohne Dach ist Krach" (German for "No Roof,

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When We Call Criminal Acts 'Terrorism' We Destroy Our Rights And Sacrifice Our Principles

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:33:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150108/18213829642/when-we-call-criminal-acts-terrorism-we-destroy-our-rights-sacrifice-our-principles.shtml>

'That point, that we treat terrorism as different than crime really hits
home. When there's a criminal spree -- bank robberies, burglaries, car
thefts -- we may make certain changes in how we act (get better locks,

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10 Rules For Making A Modern Transgender Superhero

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:32:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/modern-trans-superhero/

"I started this article originally to write about transgender
superheroes in comics but that proved much more difficult than I first
thought it would be. For a start there are, in my opinion, *no*

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Facing the Challenge of Online Harassment

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:51:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/facing-challenge-online-harassment

"This post explains our thinking about combating online harassment, and
what we hope EFF's role can be in that effort given the scope of our
work. It isn't our last word, nor should it be; this is not a simple

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New Clues

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:50:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://cluetrain.com/newclues/

"Hear, O Internet.  It has been sixteen years since our previous
communication."

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A Girl Dressed As a Stargate

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:50:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2015/01/07/a-girl-dressed-as-a-stargate/

"No matter how many costumes I see at conventions and online, I always
stumble across ones I’ve never seen before. It amazes me. This
incredible wearable Stargate by Nyima, a.k.a. Nyima-chan on DeviantArt,

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Some of the Best from Tor.com 2014 is Free to Download Now!

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:48:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/01/some-of-the-best-from-torcom-2014-is-free-to-download-now>

"We are thrilled to announce the 2014 edition of Some of the Best from
Tor.com, an anthology of twenty-six of our favorite short stories,
novelettes, and novellas, selected from the seventy-plus stories we

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