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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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William Shatner announced as host of the first official Star Trek cruise

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/15/star-trek-cruise-appoints-william-shatner-official-host>

"The officially sanctioned cruise will set sail on January 9, 2017, out
of Miami, and Shatner will be captaining the ship as the host. Those
embarking on this voyage into deep space waters will be treated to

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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:58:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://iknowwhereyourcatlives.com/

"I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a data experiment that visualizes a
sample of 1 million public pics of cats on a world map, locating them by
the latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in their metadata."

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1150 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:09:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

"Get 1150 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — 
Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more. You can download these
audio & video courses (often from iTunes, YouTube, or university web sites)

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Stories I Will Not Write

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:08:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://enki2.tumblr.com/stories

Lots of wacky story ideas from John Ohno!  John added:  "These are free for the
taking, btw."

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The #Elegram project

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:05:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/africa/elegram-project.xml

"20,000 handmade elephants = $150,000 to help #SaveElephants!"

Very cool!  Via Muse.

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UN International Day of Peace

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:55:52 +1000

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Australia is a signatory to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, as such
we are legally obliged to abide by its tenets. This has been proven in
court in this country with judges ruling in favour of international law.

The UN Declaration of Human Rights is a stunning work of human wisdom.

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Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:16:08 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2015/aug/14/scientists-get-tool-to-mark-online-climate-science-media-coverage-and-its-not-a-rusty-teaspoon>

"What kind of impulses might rush through climate scientists’ minds as
they scroll through some of the gumph that gets written on climate change?"

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World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:14:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-off-grid-ecocapsule-home-to-hit-the-market-this-year-shipping-in-2016/>

"If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the
world, that dream just got one step closer to reality. Nice Architects
just unveiled the first photos of their incredible egg-shaped Ecocapsule

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Gripping photos capture the beauty and plight of the world's elephants

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:13:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://mashable.com/2015/08/12/world-elephant-day/

"These photos prove just why elephants are worth remembering, far beyond
a single holiday."

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