Glass Wings Blog: May 2018

End of the American dream? The dark history of 'America first'

Tue, 1 May 2018 23:44:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/21/end-of-the-american-dream-the-dark-history-of-america-first>

"When he promised to put America first in his inaugural speech, Donald
Trump drew on a slogan with a long and sinister history – a sign of what
was to follow in his presidency"

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Gadrian Hoosan: When water is death

Tue, 1 May 2018 23:45:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://indigenousx.com.au/gadrian-hoosan-when-water-is-death/

"Gadrian Hoosan is a Garrwa and Yanyuwa man, born and raised in Gulf
country. As a community leader and musician he works in Borroloola to
protect homelands and revitalise language and culture for the future

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'I felt like dirt': disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years

Tue, 1 May 2018 23:46:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/24/canadian-woman-told-to-leave-uk-margaret-obrien>

"Margaret O’Brien, 69, moved from Canada to Wolverhampton in 1971, got
married, had three children and worked for the local council for more
than 25 years as a dinner lady, meals on wheels driver, lollipop lady

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AI and the future of humanity

Wed, 2 May 2018 22:53:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+RickWayne/posts/1dSHV4drhvj

"The questions was, basically, is there cause to be optimistic about AI.
My answer, trying not to be offensive, is that that's an
oversimplification almost to the point of farce."

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When Robots Take Our Jobs, Platform Cooperatives Are a Solution

Wed, 2 May 2018 22:54:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/when-robots-take-our-jobs-platform-cooperatives-are-a-solution-20180420>

"This thriving new sector is a critical step toward a fair and vibrant
economic future."

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A Thought Provoking Fable About the Consequences of Delaying Creative Solutions to Horrible Problems

Wed, 2 May 2018 22:55:41 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/the-fable-of-the-dragon-tyrant/

"In a departure from his regular analytical commentary series, CGP Grey
brilliantly adapted a thought-provoking fable by Nick Bostrom entitled
“The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant“."

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Dad Of 4 Girls Tweets Conversations With His Daughters, And It’s Impossible Not To Laugh At Them (Part 2)

Fri, 4 May 2018 22:50:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-parenting-tweets-james-breakwell-xploding-unicorn/>

"Most parents photograph or film their children growing up, but James
Breakwell has another way of documenting the precious moments he shares
with his 4 daughters. Since April 2016, the comedy writer and family man

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Universal Basic Assets Could Be The Foundation To Build An Equitable Society

Fri, 4 May 2018 22:52:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcompany.com/40554308/universal-basic-assets-could-be-the-foundation-to-build-an-equitable-society>

"We can generate much more income for society if we hold more
assets–like natural resources, carbon tax payments, or a sovereign
wealth fund–in common, and used it to fund programs like a universal

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Gladys Hargraves v Susan Eveston [2018] NSWSC 505

Fri, 4 May 2018 22:53:55 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://plus.google.com/+DaveBath/posts/TnBC5BeB9Mg

Ha!  Via Glenn Murray.

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Terms of Service; Didn't Read: a browser add-on that warns you about the terrible fine-print you're about to "agree" to

Sat, 5 May 2018 16:38:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/04/18/ul-for-eula.html

"ToS;dr is a crowdsourced database of website terms of service; install
the associate plugin and your browser will display a letter grade (from
A to F) for every site you visit, with subcategories for things like

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Native Tribes Could Lose Federal Recognition of Tribal Sovereignty Under Trump

Sat, 5 May 2018 16:39:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.teenvogue.com/story/native-tribes-could-lose-federal-recognition-of-tribal-sovereignty-under-trump>

"In this op-ed, Ruth H. Hopkins (Cankudutawin-Red Road Woman), a
Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer, biologist, attorney, and former tribal
judge, explains how the Trump administration is trying to remove the

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'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

Sat, 5 May 2018 16:45:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention>

"The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of
most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it"

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TASAT (There’s A Story About That): The What-If Scenarios Database

Sat, 5 May 2018 16:46:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://tasat.ucsd.edu/

"Accessing more than a hundred years of science fiction thought
experiments, TASAT taps into a passionate, global community of writers,
scholars, librarians, and fans. We aim to curate a reading list

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This is how scientists feel

Mon, 7 May 2018 02:00:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.isthishowyoufeel.com/this-is-how-scientists-feel.html

"What follows are the words of real scientists. Researchers that
understand climate change."

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Hope for Great Barrier Reef? New Study Shows Genetic Diversity of Coral Could Extend Our Chance to Save It

Mon, 7 May 2018 02:02:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.ecowatch.com/great-barrier-reef-50-years-2561790398.html

"Researchers from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, the University
of Melbourne and the Australian Institute of Marine Science found that
corals in the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic diversity to

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Can the world kick its fossil-fuel addiction fast enough?

Mon, 7 May 2018 02:03:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-04931-6

"Clean energy is growing quickly. But time is running out to rein in
carbon emissions."

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E-waste recycler Eric Lundgren loses appeal on computer restore disks, must serve 15-month prison term

Mon, 7 May 2018 02:07:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2018/04/24/recycling-innovator-eric-lundgren-loses-appeal-on-computer-restore-discs-must-serve-15-month-prison-term/>

"What I’m not okay with is people not understanding why I’m going to prison.
Hopefully my story can shine some light on the e-waste epidemic we have in the
United States, how wasteful we are. At what point do people stand up and say

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This Designer Is Fighting Back Against Bad Data–With Feminism

Mon, 7 May 2018 22:14:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.fastcodesign.com/90168266/the-designer-fighting-back-against-bad-data-with-feminism>

"AI tends to compound the problems of a sexist data set, codifying it
into a formula that can appear rational and even just despite its bias.
A key solution, then, is better data."

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One in Eight Bird Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Finds

Mon, 7 May 2018 22:14:54 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.ecowatch.com/bird-species-faces-extinction-2562629255.html

"A new report from BirdLife International finds that 40 percent of the
world's 11,000 bird species are in decline, with one in eight bird
species now under some threat of extinction."

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Janelle Monáe’s exhilarating Dirty Computer celebrates queer love as defiance

Mon, 7 May 2018 22:16:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/27/17290140/janelle-monae-dirty-computer-emotion-picture-review-tessa-thompson>

"Five years after Electric Lady, the genre-defying star dropped both a
new album and an accompanying 46-minute “emotion picture” late Thursday
night to tell its story — or, more accurately, her own."

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Facebook And Google Finally Take First Steps On Road To Transparency About Content Moderation

Wed, 9 May 2018 00:50:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180426/10164939724/facebook-google-finally-take-first-steps-road-to-transparency-about-content-moderation.shtml>

"As internet platforms are aggressively expanding their “moderation” of
problematic content in response to increased pressure from policymakers
and the public, how can we best hold them accountable and make sure that

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Why we should bulldoze the business school

Wed, 9 May 2018 00:51:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/27/bulldoze-the-business-school>

"Business schools have huge influence, yet they are also widely regarded
to be intellectually fraudulent places, fostering a culture of
short-termism and greed."

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Church of The Donald

Wed, 9 May 2018 00:52:32 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/04/22/trump-christian-evangelical-conservatives-television-tbn-cbn-218008>

"Never mind Fox. Trump’s most reliable media mouthpiece is now Christian
TV."

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“Crabs In A Bucket” As An Analogy For Modern Human Society

Wed, 9 May 2018 23:29:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.trueactivist.com/crabs-in-a-bucket-as-an-analogy-for-modern-human-society/>

"Recently I came across an extremely interesting concept that does a
really good job at depicting the current mentality that many people have
in their personal relationships as well as their business and political

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How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley

Wed, 9 May 2018 23:30:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/17/get-rich-quick-silicon-valley-startup-billionaire-techie>

"Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest
billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con men"

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Condemning a generation of renters to years of hardship

Wed, 9 May 2018 23:30:53 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/condemning-a-generation-of-renters-to-years-of-hardship-20180424-p4zbh5.html>

"Australia’s housing market is a catastrophe so dire that it has become
an international joke, even in New York. And when it comes to renters on
low incomes, a group that has been ignored by governments for years, the

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The First Computers in East Africa –and what became of them

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:48:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://owaahh.com/the-first-computers-in-east-africa-and-what-became-of-them/>

"As part of the British Empire, East Africa used some of the earliest
commercial computers ever made. One of them ended up at the bottom of
the sea, and the other, mysteriously, in China."

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New Australian climate developing

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:49:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://aegic.org.au/new-australian-climate-developing/

"A new climate is emerging in Australia, according to new maps released
by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC)."

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Rick Astley with Choir! Choir! Choir! - Never Gonna Give You Up!!!

Thu, 10 May 2018 22:51:00 +1000

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

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

"In March 2018, we made a video asking pop legend Rick Astley to come
sing with us. HE SHOWED UP two weeks later!!"

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Bamboozled… Are Bamboo Sheets & Socks Eco Friendly?

Fri, 11 May 2018 23:58:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.biome.com.au/blog/bamboo-sheets-bamboo-socks-eco-friendly/

"Don’t you wonder how a material that on one hand is used for building
scaffolding due to a tensile strength greater than steel is also touted
as soft, silky fabric for underwear?  And where is all the land coming

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Here’s your first look at the magical ‘Ghibli Park’

Fri, 11 May 2018 23:59:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://travelwireasia.com/2018/04/heres-your-first-look-at-the-magical-ghibli-park/>

"IN CASE YOU WEREN’T AWARE, a Studio Ghibli Inc. theme park is scheduled
to open in Japan in four years, featuring rides and attractions based on
Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki’s works."

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The Last Slave

Sat, 12 May 2018 00:00:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.vulture.com/2018/04/zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-excerpt.html

"In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston sought to publish the story of Cudjo Lewis,
the final slave-ship survivor. Instead it languished in a vault. Until now."

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The radical idea that people have value

Sat, 12 May 2018 00:01:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/the-radical-idea-that-people-have-value-641106dac961>

"When we weaken people’s ability to say “no,” we take power from them
and put it in the hands of people who can demand things from them; we
take wealth from them, we take time from them, we take the very energy

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Record heat for Australia in driest April for 21 years

Sun, 13 May 2018 01:39:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/record-heat-for-australia-in-driest-april-for-21-years-20180501-p4zcox.html>

"A huge heatwave that seared much of Australia in the first half of
April helped drive daytime temperatures to a record high as national
rainfall totals dropped to a third of normal levels."

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Work for the Dole CDP scheme a costly failure that's harming people: report

Sun, 13 May 2018 01:40:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-02/work-for-the-dole-cdp-scheme-costly-failure-harming-people/9714522>

'The Federal Government has been urged to stop slugging people with
fines under its controversial remote Work for the Dole program with
claims it is "blatant discrimination" and has caused serious harm.'

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Viktor Orbán Versus the Enlightenment

Sun, 13 May 2018 01:41:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/04/viktor-orban-hungary-elections-enlightenment>

"In Viktor Orbán's Hungary, anti-immigrant paranoia reigns and basic
democratic rights are under assault."

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Better Strategies for Equality

Sun, 13 May 2018 01:42:43 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://katherinephelps.com/2018/05/better-strategies-for-equality/

"We have a dominant culture that has not only taken over the world, it
is destroying it. Why are all of us who are subject to this system
propping it up? We should be burning our black business suits; tearing

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The extraordinary life and death of the world’s oldest known spider

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:46:44 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/05/01/the-extraordinary-life-and-death-of-the-worlds-oldest-known-spider/>

"This is the story of the oldest known spider in the world and the
people who knew her. The details are compiled largely from research
conducted by Barbara Main and Leanda Mason, who knew her best over

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Kernit: a Jim Henson-inspired font and pun that will turn you green

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:47:49 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/05/01/kernit-a-jim-henson-inspired.html

"As well as its obvious influences in its name and the colour palette of
its specimen, Kernit was inspired by a host of Henson’s characters as
well as the bold typography of the 1970s: an era of rounded edges."

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TSUNAMI of Homelessness and Poverty set to hit on JUNE 4

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:49:05 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.julianburnside.com.au/tsunami-of-homelessness-and-poverty-set-to-hit-on-june-4/>

"Not since the DEPRESSION in the 1930’s has an Australian  government so
deliberately set out to deliberately impoverish a group of people
including children."

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Reporter’s Diary: The Lost Art of Storytelling

Sun, 13 May 2018 23:49:51 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://africa.cgtn.com/reporters-diary-the-lost-art-of-storytelling/

"These are Morocco’s last surviving storytellers, or hlaykia as they are
otherwise known. Through expressive intonations and gestures practiced
from memory, they keep thousand-year-old tales alive."

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Ostracised and fetishised: The perils of travelling as a young black woman

Mon, 14 May 2018 23:06:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
http://www.bbc.com/news/stories-43877568

"Ashley Butterfield, 31, has been around the world - but a visit to
India brought home the particular challenges of being a lone black
female tourist."

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Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Mon, 14 May 2018 23:07:07 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-02/budget-repair-less-urgent-than-raising-dole-economist-says/9717140>

'Fixing "unnecessarily cruel" dole payments is a more urgent priority
than budget repair, a leading economist says.'

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Russia’s Muslim Reawakening

Mon, 14 May 2018 23:11:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thenib.com/russia-s-muslim-reawakening

"Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Tatarstan’s muslim majority has
been looking for steady footing"

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3 Things to Keep Me From Rolling My Eyes at Your White Privilege

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:54:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.colorlines.com/articles/3-things-keep-me-rolling-my-eyes-your-white-privilege>

"Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, a community organizer from the Tohono O’odham
Nation, presents three best practices for White allies trying to
meaningfully engage with people from underrepresented groups at

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My name is Wil Wheaton. I live with chronic Depression, and I am not ashamed.

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:55:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://wilwheaton.net/2018/05/my-name-is-wil-wheaton-i-live-with-chronic-depression-and-i-am-not-ashamed/>

"I’m about to go speak to NAMI Ohio’s statewide conference, Fulfilling
the Promise. These are the remarks I prepared for my speech."

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Envy’s hidden hand

Tue, 15 May 2018 23:56:37 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://aeon.co/essays/why-inequality-bothers-people-more-than-poverty

"Namibian hunter-gatherers deride those who stand out. What does this
tell us about why, and how, we care about fairness?"

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How The ACORN Scandal Seeded Today's Nightmare Politics

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:21:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/2009-acorn-scandal_us_5ae23fa6e4b02baed1b86696>

"Breitbart led the charge, but Democrats delivered the killing blow. Has
anyone really learned?"

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The Media's Paywall Obsession Will End In Disaster For Most

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:22:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180506/11501539779/medias-paywall-obsession-will-end-disaster-most.shtml>

"Paywalls are (once again) getting attention, and there it's worth
discussing this latest round of interest and why it's misguided."

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Confirmed For BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC Which is Officially in Pre-Production!

Wed, 16 May 2018 22:23:34 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://geektyrant.com/news/keanu-reeves-and-alex-winter-confirmed-for-bill-ted-face-the-music-which-is-officially-in-pre-production>

"It's happening!!! After all these years of talk about a third Bill &
Ted film, Deadline is reporting that Bill & Ted Face The Music is
officially in pre-production and that Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are

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Why Are We Becoming So Narcissistic? Here’s The Science

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:46:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://reliawire.com/becoming-narcissistic/

"The subject of narcissism has intrigued people for centuries, but
social scientists now claim that it has become a modern “epidemic”. So
what is it, what has led to its increase, and is there anything we can

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Is it an invasion of your kids’ privacy to post pictures of them on social media?

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:47:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/kids-privacy-pictures-social-media>

"Am I invading my daughter’s privacy by sharing her kooky dance moves or
epic Nick Nolte hair? Will she feel violated when she’s older? My
generation had to contend with mom showing an embarrassing baby photo to

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Finnish Wildlife Photographer Captures the Many Ways That Foxes Use Their Faces To Communicate

Thu, 17 May 2018 21:48:19 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/ways-that-foxes-use-their-faces-to-communicate/>

"Wildlife photographer Ossi Saarinen, who is also a Geography student in
Helsinki, Finland, spend a great deal of time taking photos of all sorts
of wonderful creatures, but the photos that really stand out are those

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Utopia now

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:22:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://aeon.co/essays/why-the-utopian-vision-of-william-morris-is-now-within-reach>

"In 1890 William Morris imagined a world free from wage slavery. Thanks
to technology, his vision is finally within reach"

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AI Isn’t a Crystal Ball, But It Might Be a Mirror

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:23:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.wired.com/story/ideas-ai-as-mirror-not-crystal-ball

"We’re using algorithms as crystal balls to make predictions on behalf
of society, when we should be using them as a mirror to examine
ourselves and our social systems more critically."

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An online collection of high-res scans of M.C. Escher’s prints

Fri, 18 May 2018 23:24:30 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://kottke.org/18/05/an-online-collection-of-high-res-scans-of-mc-eschers-prints>

"The Boston Public Library has digitized their collection of M.C. Escher
prints; browse the whole collection here. The level of zoom you can get
to with these images is amazing."

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Happy Birthday to Me, Here’s a Story For You: “Regarding Your Application Status”

Sat, 19 May 2018 22:11:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://whatever.scalzi.com/2018/05/10/happy-birthday-to-me-heres-a-story-for-you-regarding-your-application-status/>

"The idea of the story is simple: There’s a galaxy-spanning federation
of planets out there, and we humans of Earth are super excited about it.
And we say “Can we join?” And they say, “Well, you can apply.” And this

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This Indonesian company wants to replace plastic with edible seaweed packaging

Sat, 19 May 2018 22:12:47 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/05/09/this-indonesian-company-wants-to-replace-plastic-with-edible-seaweed-packaging/>

"What to do about the plastic planet? The seas are steadily filling up
with plastic, and it’s vital to find ways to address the problem. One
way to do this is to move away from plastic usage towards more

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7 Powerful Harry Potter Scenes That Did Not Make It To The Movies Finally Come To Life Thanks To This Illustrator

Sat, 19 May 2018 22:13:38 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.boredpanda.com/harry-potter-movie-comics-left-scenes-katie-knudson/>

"People say that the book is always better than the movie. Mostly
because the movie leaves things out. To help Potterheads visually
revisit their favorite moments from the series, artist Katie Knudson

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Squirrel Island

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:47:23 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://vimeo.com/169167032

"Sci-fi action thriller following Dot, a renegade grey squirrel trapped
on a hostile and mysterious red squirrel island. Teaming up with a
reluctant acorn partner, they uncover a horrifying red squirrel plot.

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“The Right to Have Rights” and the Plight of the Stateless

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:48:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-right-to-have-rights-and-the-plight-of-the-stateless>

Reflections on Hannah Arendt.  Muse added:

"The author's concerns are well-founded. I find her conclusions on the

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Taking Children from Their Parents Is a Form of State Terror

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:50:00 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/taking-children-from-their-parents-is-a-form-of-state-terror>

"When my kids were fifteen and twelve, we lived through a period during
which the Russian government was threatening to take children away from
queer parents, and, specifically, threatening to go after my kids. I

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Companies Respond To The GDPR By Blocking All EU Users

Sun, 20 May 2018 23:52:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180509/14021739811/companies-respond-to-gdpr-blocking-all-eu-users.shtml>

"...the larger issue to me is how this is increasingly splintering the
internet, and doing so in a way that we're not entirely prepared for."

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The More Copyright Holders Move Up The Stack, The More They Put Everyone At Risk

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:54:36 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180506/13013839781/more-copyright-holders-move-up-stack-more-they-put-everyone-risk.shtml>

"We've raised some questions in the past about this process of copyright
holders moving up the stack -- and not just targeting the content hosts,
but companies further upstream, including ad providers, domain registers

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Forgiveness, Apologies, and Just Relations

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:56:25 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/forgiveness-apologies-and-just-relations-cb10f8e5f15b>

"It’s hard to know where any one person is on their journey through
life. Who I was as a child and who I am now are two very distinct people."

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Stunning Lifelike 3D Paper Sculptures

Mon, 21 May 2018 23:57:33 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://laughingsquid.com/3d-paper-sculptures/

"British artist Lisa Lloyd creates stunningly lifelike animals, jewelry,
insects, flowers, foods and even beer completely out of paper."

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Extinction vs. Collapse: Does it matter?

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:28:17 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://mahb.stanford.edu/blog/extinction-vs-collapse/

"Climate twitter – the most fun twitter – has recently been relitigating
the debate between human extinction and mere civilizational collapse,
between doom and gloom, despair and (kind of) hope."

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Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening - Who We Are - San Marino - LIVE - Second Semi-Final - Eurovision 2018

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:29:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66D0pKVdA-4

"Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening represented San Marino at the second
Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Who We Are."

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Final donation for man whose blood helped save 2.4 million babies

Tue, 22 May 2018 21:30:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/final-donation-for-man-whose-blood-helped-save-2-4-million-babies-20180511-p4zerp.html>

"...James Harrison is extraordinary. His blood has helped save the lives
of 2.4 million babies."

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