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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.

'Hero' cat saves owner from Melbourne house fire

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:09:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29009064

"A tabby cat has been hailed a hero after she alerted her owner to a
fire that destroyed his home in Melbourne, Australia."

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Cool desktop backgrounds

Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:08:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.flipmeme.com/wallpapers/top20/2013/week/37

Found via an image search for #10, "Asian Alien Painting".

Via Michael Goasdoue and Yui Daoren.

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No Picnic Safe: Smart Bears Use Tools

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:41:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.livescience.com/47603-grizzly-bear-tool-use-study.html

"Their timing in getting this down has been very quick," Nelson said.
"It has rivaled that of primates."

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Animated credits

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:40:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://katyhackers.blogspot.com/2014/09/blog-post.html

Some great animated title and credits sequences.

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The Interesting Thing About Google's Delivery Drones Is Not The Drones, But Massive Societal Shift They Envision

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:22:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140828/16422628355/interesting-thing-about-googles-deliver-drones-is-not-drones-massive-societal-shift-they-envision.shtml>

"This isn't about faster delivery. This is about how faster delivery can
totally change our relationship to physical things"

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Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:20:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6253/the-art-of-fiction-no-221-ursula-k-le-guin>

Marvelous.  Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the greats, and I highly
recommend her novels.

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Pop Sonnets

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:50:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://popsonnet.tumblr.com/

"Olde twists on new tunes, every Thursday."

Everyone's forwarding this at the moment and I can see why - these are

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How Laika Pushed 3D Printing to New Heights with ‘The Boxtrolls’

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:45:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-stories/how-laika-pushed-3d-printing-to-new-heights-with-the-boxtrolls-101512.html>

“We became the first company to take the age-old technique of
replacement animation and combine it with the 21st century technology of
3D printing,” McLean says.

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Internet Archive posts millions of historic images to Flickr

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:47:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/08/internet-archive-posts-millions-of-historic-images-to-flickr/>

"Earlier this year, communications technology scholar Kalev Leetaru
began culling over 14 million images from the Internet Archive’s public
domain ebooks and uploading them to the Internet Archive’s Flickr

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Edison, a new low-cost educational robot

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:46:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooSYO5Azj4E
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/937295081/edison-fun-robotics-for-tomorrows-inventors>

"Edison is the result of a genuine passion for innovation and new
creations. Microbric's vision is to share electronics, robotics and

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