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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.

You Won’t Believe...

Sun, 1 May 2016 14:28:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@fart/you-won-t-believe-the-19-ways-this-returning-servicemember-surprised-his-daughter-by-shutting-down-d39bc369cfea>

"these disney princess reimagined as plus-size disney princesses are
beautiful"

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The dark side of Guardian comments

Sun, 1 May 2016 14:26:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/12/the-dark-side-of-guardian-comments>

"As part of a series on the rising global phenomenon of online
harassment, the Guardian commissioned research into the 70m comments
left on its site since 2006 and discovered that of the 10 most abused

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Brewer Threatens Restaurant For Using The Word 'Hofbrau'

Sun, 1 May 2016 14:25:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160324/09403434004/brewer-threatens-restaurant-using-word-hofbrau.shtml>

"We talk a great deal of the problems that are created when the
government approves trademark applications for words that are either
common or generic. But does the generic nature of a word change when

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That Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Sun, 1 May 2016 14:24:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://gizmodo.com/that-emoji-does-not-mean-what-you-think-it-means-1770296372>

"By now you probably know that the emoji you send on an iPhone might not
be the emoji that is received on a Nexus. Since emoji are designed
differently across platforms, sometimes your text messages might get

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Radiooooo.com - The Musical Time Machine

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:29:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://radiooooo.com/

Very cool!  Via the kickstarter.com newsletter.

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It’s the criminal economy, stupid!

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:27:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/institute-for-the-future/it-s-the-criminal-economy-stupid-28fac7936b8b>

"Naming and shaming corporate tax dodgers isn’t enough. We need to hack
them and track them, too."

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I'm on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:26:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/i-am-on-the-us-kill-list-this-is-what-it-feels-like-to-be-hunted-by-drones-a6980141.html>

"Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside
under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family"

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Trader slams "stupid" seafront scaremongering

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:25:50 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/14417436.Tourists__detained__by_mob____for_taking_photos_of_seafront/>

"A SEAFRONT trader has criticised members of the public for rounding on
foreign tourists and accusing them of being paedophiles."

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The Cave Art Paintings of the Chauvet Cave

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:51:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/chauvet/

"The Chauvet Cave is one of the most famous prehistoric rock art sites
in the world. With one exception, all of the cave art paintings have
been dated between 30,000 & 33,000 years ago."

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80s Synth Medley (3 guys, 6 keyboards)

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:50:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpbAe2HyzqA

"Three guys, six keyboards, fifteen hits of the 1980s, all played live."

What fun!

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