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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.

This Is Why Manatees Need Space Suits

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:12:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://io9.com/why-do-manatees-need-space-suits-1679085554

"This manatee lives in a hollowed-out asteroid in space. Did you really
expect that humans would be the only animals from Earth who would
colonize the solar system? It's all part of a research project about how

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WebGL Water

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:10:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.madebyevan.com/webgl-water/

"This demo requires a decent graphics card and up-to-date drivers. If
you can't run the demo, you can still see it on YouTube."

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The invasion of America

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:07:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://aeon.co/magazine/society/americans-must-not-forget-their-history-of-dispossession/>

"Between 1776 and the present, the United States seized some 1.5 billion
acres from North America’s native peoples, an area 25 times the size of
the United Kingdom. Many Americans are only vaguely familiar with the

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The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:06:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.salon.com/2015/01/10/the_plight_of_the_bitter_nerd_why_so_many_awkward_shy_guys_end_up_hating_feminism/>

"MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him
feel like a monster. Here's what he meant"

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Storj: Decentralized Cloud Storage

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:02:28 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://storj.io/

"Storj (pronounced: storage) aims to become a cloud storage platform
that can’t be censored or monitored, or have downtime. Storj is a
platform, cryptocurrency, and suite of decentralized applications that

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Download Linux Voice issue 2

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:00:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.linuxvoice.com/download-linux-voice-issue-2/

"It’s that time again! We’ve already made issue 1 freely available, and
now we’re releasing issue 2 of Linux Voice under the Creative Commons
BY-SA license. So you can modify and share all content from the magazine

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DRAGON PROJECTION with fire on house front in Italy

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:40:16 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ1HRg3adWg

Very impressive.  Via Ninja On Rye.

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Hamburg is burying the Autobahn and putting parks on top

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:39:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.vox.com/2015/1/9/7520805/hamburg-highway

'The project, which is called the Hamburger Deckel and is projected to
cost $800 million, comes after 20 years of lobbying from a local
residents' initiative called "Ohne Dach ist Krach" (German for "No Roof,

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When We Call Criminal Acts 'Terrorism' We Destroy Our Rights And Sacrifice Our Principles

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:33:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150108/18213829642/when-we-call-criminal-acts-terrorism-we-destroy-our-rights-sacrifice-our-principles.shtml>

'That point, that we treat terrorism as different than crime really hits
home. When there's a criminal spree -- bank robberies, burglaries, car
thefts -- we may make certain changes in how we act (get better locks,

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10 Rules For Making A Modern Transgender Superhero

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:32:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.themarysue.com/modern-trans-superhero/

"I started this article originally to write about transgender
superheroes in comics but that proved much more difficult than I first
thought it would be. For a start there are, in my opinion, *no*

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