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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.

Piracy gave me a future

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:19:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2015/08/16/piracy-gave-me-a-future.html

"To live even in relative poverty deprives of you new ideas; it deprives
you of the tools and education you need to escape. In the most severe
cases, it locks you out of society—out of voting, out of socializing,

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Slow Poison

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:17:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.metafilter.com/152162/Slow-Poison

A great essay on the impact of racism and some good comments.

Via Jon Swabey.

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Air New Zealand Parodies ‘Men in Black’ and Its Title Rap Track in a Musical Flight Safety Video

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://laughingsquid.com/air-new-zealand-parodies-men-in-black-and-its-title-rap-track-in-a-musical-flight-safety-video/>

"Air New Zealand parodies Men in Black and its title rap track by Will
Smith in their new musical flight safety video. The video provides
valuable safety instructions and also features Rip Torn and Frank the

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Gallery: Japan’s gaming centers provide joy for the kid inside

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:57:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/08/japans-gaming-centers-provide-joy-for-the-kid-inside/>

"While in Hiroshima, Japan for a week, I couldn’t let the time pass
without visiting a game center or two (what we call “arcades” in the
US). I visited Taito Station, a massive 6-floor game center on the

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Welcome to Country

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:56:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://welcometocountry.mobi/

"The Welcome to Country iPhone app. delivers a simple Welcome to Country
video introduction to Australian indigenous culture, including basic
cultural protocols that are tribal boundary geo-specific."

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How Snoopy Killed Peanuts

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:55:22 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://kotaku.com/how-snoopy-killed-peanuts-1724269473

"By the end of its run in 2000, Peanuts was an institution. It had
become an omnipresent part of American culture, and that’s not a
compliment."

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Sunday Sweets For "Tell A Joke" Day

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:21:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/8/16/sunday-sweets-for-tell-a-joke-day.html>

"Hey, you guys wanna hear a good joke?  Well, sorry.

But here are some terrible ones, illustrated by AWESOME cakes, in honor

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Mystery of Australia’s five-legged animals cracked

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:19:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28043-mystery-of-australias-five-legged-animals-cracked/>

"Ever wished you had a spare leg to help you get around? Some Australian
mammals had that thought and, well, went out and evolved one. And now we
know what drove them to do such a thing."

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Want to hack a car? Don’t try hacking a Tesla

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:18:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://bgr.com/2015/08/14/tesla-hacking-model-s/

"Stories surrounding car hacking seem to be all the rage these days. The
issue was first thrust into the spotlight a few weeks ago when famed
hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to take over Wired

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News Corp's CEO Bizarre Obsession With Made Up Lies About Google

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:01:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150814/11451431947/news-corps-ceo-bizarre-obsession-with-made-up-lies-about-google.shtml>

"Apparently, Thomson has continued to let these beliefs fester and has
once again gone off on Google and other companies much more successful
on the internet in a confused and rambling speech in Australia."

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