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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.

Elon Musk’s Grand Plan to Power the World With Batteries

Wed, 06 May 2015 13:08:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.wired.com/2015/05/tesla-batteries/

"Musk, ever the showman, unveiled his grand “Tesla Energy” scheme to
electrify the world on Thursday night, and it actually makes a lot of
sense. Tesla, which is in the middle of building a vast “Gigafactory”

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The King of Bullsh*t News

Wed, 06 May 2015 13:07:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/central-european-news

"How a small British news agency and its founder fill your Facebook feed
with stories that are wonderful, wacky – and often wrong."

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Making Sense of Nonsense: A MOOC About Climate Change Denial

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:40:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/04/28/climate_change_an_online_course_to_teach_reality.html>

"A dozen scientists and science communicators think they have an answer:
Inoculate the public. The metaphor is apt: The idea is to take the
misinformation used by deniers and use it to teach the actual science of

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How compassion and understanding can end the economy of shame

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:32:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://positivenews.org.uk/2015/economics_innovation/new_economics/17424/compassion-understanding-economy-shame/>

"Could society move beyond the rhetoric of ‘strivers’ and ‘skivers’ and
be rebuilt around understanding and compassion? The effects would be
revolutionary, argues Elena Blackmore"

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Website documents “Shit People Say To Women Directors”

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:31:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://boingboing.net/2015/04/28/website-documents-shit-peop.html

"Why are there are so few female directors working in Hollywood? Could
it be the raging sexism that occurs at every level of production? One
way to find out is to ask women in the industry about their experiences,

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The Overdose: Harm in a Wired Hospital

Mon, 04 May 2015 12:30:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/backchannel/the-overdose-harm-in-a-wired-hospital-8e5ac74fe73c>

"Pablo Garcia went to the hospital feeling fine. Then hospital
technology made him very sick. In this in-depth narrative, Bob Wachter
explores how high-tech medicine endangers patients— and how we can make

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A Real Stand-up Guy

Sun, 03 May 2015 12:55:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
OK, here's a story that is not restricted:
http://pinkfoxpublications.net/a-real-stand-up-guy/

'The spotlight hit Topher before he reached the mike, but he was used to
that bright glare in his eyes. He straightened his jacket and stared the

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The joke was that Obama wasn’t joking

Sun, 03 May 2015 12:52:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/2015/4/27/8502493/obama-white-house-correspondents-dinner>

"The joke of President Obama's performance on Saturday was that he
wasn't joking. Everyone just had to pretend he was."

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Can Bankers Behave?

Sun, 03 May 2015 12:47:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/05/can-bankers-behave/389558/>

"Wall Street still has basically the same culture that led to the 2008
crash. But one big firm is trying to change—as government regulators
begin to question whether financial institutions can be reformed at all."

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The Hoard Must Precious

Sun, 03 May 2015 12:46:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.patreon.com/creation?hid=2278040

"Ah, so, another little mammal has come to beard the great wyrm in its
den. Come, then! Come out and show me who would slay the dragon. Come
out and see the hoard you would claim as your own."

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