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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.

Animal Trainers Gone Wild

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:14:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/animal-trainers-gone-wild/

"A research team says no to drugs and uses the skills of animal trainers
to calm wild Weddell seals."

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The last scan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:13:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16973914/tvs-crt-restoration-led-gaming-vintage>

"Inside the desperate fight to keep old TVs alive"

An interesting long read on the twilight of an iconic technology. Raises

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Big business is hijacking our radical past. We must stop it

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:00:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/09/big-business-radical-past-ram-trucks-martin-luther-king-whitewash>

"Ram Trucks distorted a Martin Luther King sermon to sell its cars. This
is how the establishment whitewashes history"

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This coyote was stealing newspapers, so here's what the delivery man did

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:56:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/coyote-stealing-newspapers-so-heres-what-delivery-man-did>

"It's not uncommon to hear about city residents running into conflicts
with urban coyotes. Usually it's because of run-ins with pets, or
coyotes getting too close for comfort around people in parks or yards.

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Coral Scientists Eye ‘Radical Intervention’ To Save The World’s Reefs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:57:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/coral-reefs-intervention-noaa_us_5a7df39fe4b0c6726e133b4f>

"Some of the nation’s leading coral scientists stressed Thursday that
the situation facing coral reefs is nothing short of desperate — and a
drastic cut in global carbon dioxide emissions won’t be enough to

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Devil's Bargain: Why Aerosols Pose a Deadly Climate Change Threat

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:56:33 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-aerosols-are-a-deadly-climate-change-threat-w516504>

and also
<https://grist.org/article/geoengineering-climate-change-air-pollution-save-planet/>

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No More Tuna for Japan’s Sushi?

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:38:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.thenation.com/article/no-more-tuna-for-japans-sushi/

"Japan is the world’s biggest consumer of tuna. Fishermen on the island
of Iki are challenging official policy so as to stop the decline of
Pacific bluefin tuna stocks."

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Mike Godwin Remembers John Perry Barlow

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:37:15 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180208/12170739195/mike-godwin-remembers-john-perry-barlow.shtml>

"EFF disrupted all my inertial, half-formed plans and changed my life
forever. (I didn’t, for example, become a prosecutor.) And John Perry
Barlow was the red-hot beating heart of EFF."

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How a kid cartoonist avoided Scholastic's digital sharecropping trap

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:35:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/02/08/terms-and-conditions-apply.html

"I'm an 8th grade middle school student at a public school in NYC. In my
humanities class we are studying muckraking journalism, and we have an
assignment to write a muckraking article about a modern issue."

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On The Internet, Everyone Is A Creator

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:34:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180206/15013739174/internet-everyone-is-creator.shtml>

"The internet has made it so that everyone can be a creator. Internet
platforms have made it so that anyone can create almost any kind of
content they want, they can promote that content, they can distribute

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