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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.

Shock Pop Comic Con, 2015

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:08:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.epbot.com/2015/02/shock-pop-comic-con-2015.html

"For our part, John and I had a blast in Artists' Alley buying ALL the
things, hanging out with our artist friends and making several new ones,
and roaming the aisles looking for cosplayers to photograph. There

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Crows Are Even Smarter Than We Thought Possible

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:06:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://io9.com/crows-are-even-smarter-than-we-thought-possible-1686074962>

"We know that crows understand causality, the relationship between cause
and effect. We also know they have mad tool skills. Now, a new research
collaboration between Moscow State University and the University of Iowa

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The original indie dev: How one man made 22 games in 22 years, mostly from his basement

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 13:05:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://venturebeat.com/2015/02/17/the-original-indie-dev-how-one-man-made-22-games-in-22-years-mostly-from-his-basement/view-all/>

"Jeff Vogel’s been writing games, by himself, mostly in his basement,
for longer than most people have been playing: 22 games in the past 22
years. The most recent, the role-playing game Avernum 2, just published

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Contemporary Home Computing

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:27:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://contemporary-home-computing.org/

Looking back at the history of home computing and the early web.

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Rain Lamp with Actual Water

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:20:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/02/18/rain-lamp-with-actual-water/

"...the Rain lamp uses actual water to create a shimmering ripple
effect. The inherent shape of the globe becomes a magnifying lens
projecting the effect on the surface below. LED technology allows for

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Sex redefined

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:19:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.nature.com/news/sex-redefined-1.16943

"The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a
wider spectrum than that."

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real feminists don’t gaze at males.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:09:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://amandapalmer.tumblr.com/post/29415876584/real-feminists-dont-gaze-at-males>

"i’m not even sure what the journalist MEANT by this statement. did he
mean “real feminists shouldn’t show open affection for their husbands?”"

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The Anti-Information Age

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:08:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/government-censorship-21st-century-internet/385528/>

"Today, governments are routing around the liberating effects of the
Internet."

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I Dated Christian Grey: How Women Are Groomed For Abuse

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:05:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/i-dated-christian-grey/

"What I found alarming about Fifty Shades of Grey was the overlap
between my experience as an abuse victim and the specific way the
audience was being conditioned to accept Christian as a romantic lead."

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Death to the chicken finger

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:41:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://news.nationalpost.com/the-kids-menu/

"How we created an entire generation of unsophisticated, picky eaters —
and why we must stop the tasteless cycle"

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