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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.

MPAA Report Shows How The Internet Is Saving The Film Industry, Not Destroying It

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 03:44:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180409/06194039591/mpaa-report-shows-how-internet-is-saving-film-industry-not-destroying-it.shtml>

"The MPAA has long found itself in the odd position of cheerleading its
own industry's never-attained demise. One of the core functions of the
organization has been to demonize the internet with incessent

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Dolphin Embassy

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:49:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+davidbrin1/posts/1rskPvnFfcn
https://www.dolphinembassy.org/

"Ever more, in our efforts to expand horizons of inclusion, we are
pondering the very nature of “personhood.” Most (feudal) societies

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The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:46:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/>

"The more sophisticated science becomes, the harder it is to communicate
results. Papers today are longer than ever and full of jargon and
symbols. They depend on chains of computer programs that generate data,

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Mind-bending new screen technology uses ‘magic pixel’ to display different content to multiple people

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:45:16 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.geekwire.com/2018/breakthrough-parallel-reality-display-technology-promises-personalize-world-without-goggles/>

"It works with the naked eye, no bulky headset or high-tech goggles
required. And no need to bury your head in a smartphone for personalized
information."

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Joi Ito: My comments at the John Perry Barlow Memorial Symposium

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 02:17:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://joi.ito.com/weblog/2018/04/08/my-comments-at-.html

"It really felt like Barlow was in the room - he was the energy that
united us. It also reminded me of the roots of the Internet and how
different the culture of many of the founders was from the Silicon

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On the Loss and Preservation of Knowledge

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:23:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/nnNdz7XQrd5bWTgoP/on-the-loss-and-preservation-of-knowledge>

"Let’s say you are designing a research program, and you’re realizing
that the topic you’re hoping to understand is too big to cover in your
lifetime. How do you make sure that people continue your work after

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Professor of Fire: safety laws 'absurd'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:19:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/10393435/Professor-of-Fire-safety-laws-absurd.html>

"Professor of Fire Luke Bisby discusses Edinburgh nightclubs, exploding
concrete and how a catastrophe involving a French illusionist, a lion
and the British national anthem dictates the layout of your office"

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Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:58:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science/talking-to-whales-180968698/

"Arctic people have been communicating with cetaceans for centuries. The
rest of the world is finally listening in"

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The Queen and Sir David Attenborough team up to protect forests in new documentary film

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:57:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-queen-david-attenborough-itv-the-queens-green-planet-documentary-a8291546.html>

"Focusing on the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and highlighting her
little-known love of trees, the film, titled The Queen’s Green Planet,
will have at its heart a conversation between the Queen and beloved

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A Bad Mashup - Pomplamoose

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:56:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBW7BkBXxo4

'This is our mashup of Michael Jackson's "Bad," Taylor Swift's "Bad
Blood," Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," and Inner Circle's "Bad Boys." BOOM
POW. We give you..."A Bad Mashup."'

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