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Techdirt's First Amendment Fight For Its Life

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:15:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170111/11440836465/techdirts-first-amendment-fight-life.shtml>

"As you may have heard, last week we were sued for $15 million by Shiva
Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email. We have written, at great
length, about his claims and our opinion — backed up by detailed and

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Tanzanian Farmers Face 12 Years In Prison For Selling Seeds As They've Done For Generations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:13:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170103/05344436390/tanzanian-farmers-face-12-years-prison-selling-seeds-as-theyve-done-generations.shtml>

"One of the key battlegrounds for seeds and their ownership is Africa,
as we discussed back in 2013. The Belgian site Mondiaal Nieuws has an
update on what's happening in one of the poorest African countries,

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Robert Eklund records the purring cheetah Caine at the Dell Cheetah Centre, Parys, South Africa

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:59:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFvULxbN3NM

"Linguist Dr Robert Eklund records Caine the cheetah at the Dell Cheetah
Centre <http://www.dccafrica.co.za/> in Parys, South Africa."

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FurBox! Furry Care Packages!

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:48:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.gofundme.com/furbox-furry-care-packages

"This program is to help furries in need. Furries with abusive families,
major depression, and lack of funds/art supplies/merch are who this
program is for most of all."

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This teddy bear is the hardest working waiter in Japan

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:47:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/this-teddy-bear-is-the-hardest.html

"Tumblr user Svzannebrown shared this utterly delightful video, noting
that it’s “all that anyone needs to know” about her time in Japan."

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The Couple Who Saved China's Ancient Architectural Treasures Before They Were Lost Forever

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:46:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lovers-shanxi-saved-chinas-ancient-architectural-treasures-before-lost-forever-180961424/>

"As the nation teetered on the brink of war in the 1930s, two
Western-educated thinkers struck out for the hinterlands to save their
country's riches"

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What New Writers Need

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:04:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://katherinephelps.com/2017/01/what-new-writers-need/

"The question asked was, “What mistakes do new writers often make in
their writing?” The answers given to the young writer almost universally
had to do with spelling and grammar. I have to admit, I was appalled.

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The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:03:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/08/universal-basic-income-glasgow-welfare-revolution>

"Support is growing for an idea that used to be considered eccentric"

Yet another basic income advocate!  Via Ethan Beck and Sue T.

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A Technical Follow-Up: How We Built the World’s Prettiest Auto-Generated Transit Maps

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:03:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/transit-app/how-we-built-the-worlds-prettiest-auto-generated-transit-maps-12d0c6fa502f>

Very impressive.  Useful and attractive!

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I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:01:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standardized-tests-are-so-bad-i-cant-answer-these_us_586d5517e4b0c3539e80c341>

Excellent article about the stupidity of standardised testing. The
punchline is a corker:

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