Glass Wings Blog: October 2018

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 00:22:09 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.workman.com/products/the-atlas-obscura-explorers-guide-for-the-worlds-most-adventurous-kid>

"An instant New York Times bestseller! The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s
Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to
100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on

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‘conserve the sound’ – listen to sounds made by vintage technology | #history #retro #retrotech

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 00:25:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2018/09/19/conserve-the-sound-listen-to-sounds-made-by-vintage-technology/>

"CTS (conserve the sound) is a collection of audio recordings of Sony
walkmans, VHS decks, mechanical film shutters, actual typewriters, and
the like. And yes that includes the sound made by opening a paper map!

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Mr. Maezawa, Would you like to go to the Moon with me? / Dearmoon / Spacex

Tue, 2 Oct 2018 00:26:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN7aI_HbAeU

"I would love to go to the Moon 2023 and share the experience!"

Martin would be an excellent choice! #dearmoon

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 01:25:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-27/australian-geographic-nature-photographer-of-the-year-gallery/10152532>

"Section winners of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the
Year."

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The Ocean Cleanup project sails out to sweep Pacific plastic

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 01:29:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-ocean-cleanup-project-sails-out-to-sweep-pacific-plastic>

"A massive boom that acts like a coastline is being towed out to the
Pacific Ocean to be used to corral plastic rubbish floating between
California and Hawaii."

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For Valentino Dixon, a wrong righted

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 01:29:56 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.golfdigest.com/story/for-valentino-dixon-a-wrong-righted-murder-charge-vacated-by-court-after-serving-27-years-in-prison>

"With an investigation Golf Digest helped open, an Erie County court
vacated Dixon's murder conviction after he had already served 27 years
in jail"

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Elephants no longer made to perform at Singapore Zoo

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 22:57:14 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/elephants-no-longer-made-to-perform-at-singapore-zoo>

"Elephants at Singapore Zoo will no longer be commanded to perform
during shows, as part of a shift in its model of care for the park's
five female specimens."

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Why Australia Is Heading For Epic Failure On Carbon Emissions

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 22:59:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://lethalheating.blogspot.com/2018/09/why-australia-is-heading-for-epic.html>

"Since replacing Malcolm Turnbull a month ago, Prime Minister Scott
Morrison has seemingly taken climate change mitigation off the policy
table altogether."

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How To Kill Your Tech Industry

Wed, 3 Oct 2018 23:00:48 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://logicmag.io/05-how-to-kill-your-tech-industry/

"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the
1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage
produced by sexism."

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Nothing personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:21:06 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/science/brain-flapping/2013/mar/19/myers-briggs-test-unscientific>

"The MBTI as an industry apparently makes $20 million a year. When
you've spent so much time and money on learning something, of course
you're going to have a faith in it, even to the point of cognitive

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Germinating Utopia

Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:21:39 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/@muse_9093/germinating-utopia-f5182b3d11b2

"The biggest breakthrough our planet groans for has nothing to do with
jet packs or androids. The biggest breakthrough must be one where we
revolutionise our culture, overturning our current ways of thinking,

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Julian Burnside Oration: Fear is the great threat to multiculturalism in Australia

Thu, 4 Oct 2018 23:22:31 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://dailyreview.com.au/julian-burnside-oration/78065/

"It’s often said that Australia is a very successful multicultural
nation. I think that is true.  It was not always so, and there is no
guarantee that it will always be so."

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Author of first English novel kept it hidden for ten years – here’s why

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 01:31:02 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/author-of-first-english-novel-kept-it-hidden-for-ten-years-heres-why-103381>

"Beware the Cat tells the tale of a talkative priest, Gregory
Streamer, who determines to understand the language of cats after he is
kept awake by a feline rabble on the rooftops."

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Thermostat 6 - Animation Short Film 2018 - GOBELINS

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 01:33:12 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Hz_gdqS1k

"Diane can't ignore anymore the leak coming from the ceiling above the
family [dinner]… "

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Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon says US healthcare system is 'morally wrong'

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 01:34:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/25/ex-un-chief-ban-kioon-says-us-healthcare-system-is-morally-wrong>

"The former United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has denounced
the United States’ healthcare system as politically and morally wrong,
and urged American leaders to enact publicly financed healthcare as a

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Seven Ways to Build the Solidarity Economy

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 23:14:28 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/09/05/seven-ways-build-solidarity-economy>

"We can transform capitalism by encouraging the ‘better angels of our
nature.’"

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Apple's claims about recycling and sustainability are kinda entirely nonsense

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 23:16:24 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/09/14/apples-claims-about-recyclin.html

"If you really care about sustainability, think hard before you invest
in a new product. Here's why."

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Tesla big battery defies skeptics, sends industry bananas over performance

Sat, 6 Oct 2018 23:18:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://reneweconomy.com.au/tesla-big-battery-defies-skeptics-sends-industry-bananas-over-performance-38273/>

"They said it couldn’t be done. Batteries can’t be that big. They can’t
be built that quick. They won’t work. Ten months on from its
installation, the Tesla big battery has emphatically proven its worth –

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Action Expresses Priorities

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 00:48:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.wattpad.com/624998767-big-change-action-expresses-priorities>

"Anytime two or three people get together--there's power in that. The
more people get together, the more power. You can either nurture and
direct that power toward life-affirming goals or use it as a tool for

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Why Your Vacuum Clogs but a Manta Ray Doesn’t

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 00:49:32 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/how-manta-rays-gill-rakers-filter-water-without-clogging/571324/>

"The self-cleaning structures in the animal’s mouth could inspire new
designs for human-made filters."

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I Turned 19 Famous Disney Characters Into Evolving Pokemon

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 00:50:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/disney-evolution/

"My inspiration comes from pop culture. I really like drawing fan art,
when its a game I like or a movie I enjoy, I just want to draw it and
add my little touches to it to make it my own. This one time, I thought

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Everything I Can Remember

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 22:58:22 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://medium.com/s/story/everything-i-can-remember-80d649792c36

"Notes on a lifetime as a woman"

Powerful.  Via Irreverent Monk.

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CBS Shuts Down Stage 9, a Fan-Made Recreation of the USS Enterprise

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:00:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://torrentfreak.com/cbs-shuts-down-stage-9-a-fan-made-recreation-of-the-uss-enterprise-180927/>

"Stage 9, a beautiful fan-made recreation of the Enterprise ship from
Star Trek: The Next Generation, has been shut down following a
cease-and-desist from CBS. The people behind the two-year-old project

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‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team

Mon, 8 Oct 2018 23:01:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/sep/27/this-guy-doesnt-know-anything-the-inside-story-of-trumps-shambolic-transition-team>

"Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, reveals how
Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in
the White House"

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Everything you've been told about plastic is wrong – the answer isn't recycling

Tue, 9 Oct 2018 22:57:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/plastic-waste-wish-recycling-bins-black-environment-green-shopping-a8548736.html>

"Recycling is an easy cop-out for governments and large corporations,
but the truth is that we have to take very different action if we want
to stop irreversibly poisoning the planet"

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An Axe for the Frozen Sea

Tue, 9 Oct 2018 23:26:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://believermag.com/logger/an-axe-for-the-frozen-sea/

"Learning to Throw Axes in 2018"

An excellent essay on anger.  Via George Station, who wrote: "This is SO

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Leigh Sales: 'It just started to feel like nothing was safe'

Tue, 9 Oct 2018 23:28:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/leigh-sales-it-just-started-to-feel-like-nothing-was-safe-20180925-p505ta.html>

"The ABC TV host led a charmed life until her 40s, when a string of
heart-wrenching events led her to ponder the nature of trauma and how
people face tragedy."

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How Programmable Calculators and a Sci-Fi Story Brought Soviet Teens Into the Digital Age

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:27:38 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/how-programmable-calculators-and-a-scifi-story-brought-soviet-teens-into-the-digital-age>

"In the 1980s, the USSR’s unlikely computer-literacy campaign nurtured a
generation of techies"

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Five myths about capitalism

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:29:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-capitalism/2018/09/27/3f0b72f6-c06f-11e8-90c9-23f963eea204_story.html>

"Over time, however, the most radical versions of these ideas have
polarized our politics, threatened our prosperity and undermined the
moral legitimacy of our system."

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ICE Defied a Court Order in Vendetta Against Deportee

Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:31:11 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://theintercept.com/2018/09/29/ice-deportation-immigration-system/

“They’re sore losers. When they lose, and somebody gets released, they
still try to be heavy-handed and throw around their authority or
whatever it is. That’s typical ICE behavior.”

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The Tragedy of the Commons: How Elinor Ostrom Solved One of Life’s Greatest Dilemmas

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:50:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://evonomics.com/tragedy-of-the-commons-elinor-ostrom/

"It should be possible for almost any kind of group to assess itself
with respect to the design principles, address shortcomings, and
function better as a result."

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A Warning From Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:52:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/the-atlantic/a-warning-from-europe-the-worst-is-yet-to-come-4beddff9b403>

"Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An
obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a
pattern Europeans know all too well."

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Major Japanese ramen chain’s logo confuses Honda cars’ AI

Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:54:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://soranews24.com/2018/09/17/major-japanese-ramen-chains-logo-confuses-honda-cars-ai/>

"Vehicular misunderstandings aren’t a new problems, decades-old
educational works such as Knight Rider and Maximum Overdrive have
each highlighted how communication between human and car can go terribly

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De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig - Manon

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:02:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
"The Youth of Today" https://vimeo.com/139601645

Via Muse, who wrote: 'Kitty says, "Dis my favourite place for sleepin. I
don't give a damn how much bass you pump through my sleepin place."'

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Sunday Sweets Goes Crazy Cat Lady

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:03:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2018/9/30/sunday-sweets-goes-crazy-cat-lady.html>

"Cats are pretty awesome, you guys. The purrs, the head-butts, the
constant disapproving stare that makes you question your life choices;
they've got it all."

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I Was a Chinese Helpline’s Number One Caller. I Had a Problem.

Fri, 12 Oct 2018 23:03:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://narratively.com/i-was-a-chinese-helplines-number-one-caller-i-had-a-problem/>

"The “magic number” helped foreigners like me get by without learning
the language. But I didn’t feel at home in China until I finally hung up
the phone."

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Monkeys’ cosy alliance with wolves looks like domestication

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 22:53:01 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27675-monkeys-cosy-alliance-with-wolves-looks-like-domestication/>

"In the alpine grasslands of eastern Africa, Ethiopian wolves and gelada
monkeys are giving peace a chance. The geladas – a type of baboon –
tolerate wolves wandering right through the middle of their herds, while

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The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:00:10 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/books/review/shane-bauer-american-prison.html>

"Bauer’s takeaway is that private prisons like Winn can’t be fixed, that
the profit motive inevitably drives companies to take risks and cut
corners."

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UN report on global warming target puts governments on the spot

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 23:02:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-global.html

"1.5C is enough to unleash climate mayhem, and the pathways to avoiding
an even hotter world require a swift and complete transformation not
just of the global economy, but of society too."

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Negative Buzz Amplified by Russian Trolls, Study Finds

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:40:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-last-jedi-was-targeted-by-russian-trolls-study-says-1148475>

"An academic paper finds that half of criticism aimed at director Rian
Johnson was politically motivated."

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Myth-busting study of teenage brains wins Royal Society prize

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:42:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/01/study-of-teenage-brains-wins-royal-society-prize-inventing-ourselves-sarah-jayne-blakemore>

"A radical reframing of our understanding of the teenage mind, that
explains typically ridiculed behaviours such as risk-taking, emotional
instability and heightened self-consciousness as outward signs of great

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Supernumerary Rainbows over New Jersey

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:43:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181002.html

"Yes, but can your rainbow do this? After the remnants of Hurricane
Florence passed over the Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA last month, the
Sun came out in one direction but something quite unusual appeared in

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If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then What’s the Point of Capitalism?

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:49:48 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://eand.co/if-the-point-of-capitalism-is-to-escape-capitalism-then-whats-the-point-of-capitalism-bedd1b2447d>

"Now. Let me distill the things we are trying the freedom for, from
capitalism. Freedom from exploitation. Freedom from control and
domination. Freedom to find, develop, and realize ourselves. The freedom

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Taibbi: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Trump’s Nihilism?

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:50:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-white-house-climate-change-731440/>

Punchline: "Trump’s turning America into a death cult, with us as
involuntary members."

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'No downside': New Zealand firm adopts four-day week after successful trial

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 23:55:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/02/no-downside-new-zealand-firm-adopts-four-day-week-after-successful-trial>

"Perpetual Guardian says staff were more focused and productive after
the experiment and better able to manage work-life balance"

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千年长安千年纸,原来最原始的纸张是这样造出来的

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:36:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUw1_2xbYWM

"手工造纸的起源最早可追溯到公元前2世纪时的西汉初年,那时我们的祖先便开始
用麻皮和树皮制成最原始的纸张。在这个已经拥有了大量机械化生产纸张的年代,
但愿我们还能知晓祖先们是怎样用一双手,让中国成为了世界上最早发明纸的国家!"

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What’s the net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:38:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/whats-the-net-cost-of-using-renewables-to-hit-australias-climate-target-nothing-88021>

"Our modelling shows that renewable energy can help hit Australia’s
emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030
effectively for free. This is because the cost of electricity from

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Spheres of Power

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 23:39:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.wattpad.com/638540547-big-change-spheres-of-power

"Certain spheres of human activity tend to give groups even more power.
This is due to their centrality to how we see ourselves, how we relate
to one another, and how we organise our society for our mutual survival.

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Monody (Furry Music Video) | by Wolvinny & Keks | feat Jail

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:19:35 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbY6_RYNaI8

"This video was premiered at Eurofurence 24 Opening Ceremony. We're
super proud of the result and we hope you enjoy it. A lot of hard work
went into it which you can see in the behind the scenes that we will

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Pop culture characters organized by color

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:21:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2018/10/02/pop-culture-characters-organiz.html

"French illustrator Linda Bouderbala did a fun exercise where she
gathered some of her favorite characters from geek and pop culture and
organized them by color."

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Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement from Sesame Street - Sesame Workshop

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 03:22:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-releases/puppeteer-caroll-spinney-announces-retirement-from-sesame-street/>

After fifty years in the roles, the wonderful Caroll Spinney is
retiring from playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.  A great talent.

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nyango star drum perfomance

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:54:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdGjY1c039E

"His wonderful drum technique would overwhelm the world. It's a fairy
seemingly, but he makes up with intense music of 'X-japan' etc. very
easily. Because it's a fairy, it's proper, isn't it? This fairy lives in

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Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation isn't democracy. It's a judicial coup

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 23:56:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/06/brett-kavanaugh-confirmation-supreme-court-republicans>

"Mitch McConnell and his ilk must be delighted: they’ve waged a
decades-long campaign to stack the courts with conservative ideologues"

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‘Cultural jail’: Brexit could bring booming industry to its knees

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:01:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/oct/06/music-star-warn-brexit-cultural-jail>

"Top UK musicians tell PM in open letter why Europe is so important to
their industry"

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A leading Holocaust historian just seriously compared the US to Nazi Germany

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:50:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/5/17940610/trump-hitler-history-historian>

"The threat to the United States isn’t so much Trump alone as it is the
breakdown in the practice of American democracy, and the Republican
Party’s commitment to extreme tactics in pursuit of its policy goals in

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Free travel expanded for homeless and disadvantaged Victorians

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:51:41 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/free-travel-expanded-for-homeless-and-disadvantaged-victorians-20181005-p50825.html>

"Homeless and disadvantaged Victorians can now travel for free on public
transport under an Andrews government trial."

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20 things we could do right now to prevent the wave of natural disasters, poverty, and pollution to come

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:52:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-to-prevent-climate-change-natural-disasters-pollution-2018-10>

"The solutions are grouped into a few key topic areas, like energy
sources, food, and education of women and girls."

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The Gateway Games of Legend (Preceded by the Legend of Gateway)

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 22:23:59 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.filfre.net/2018/09/the-gateway-games-of-legend-preceded-by-the-legend-of-gateway/>

"Frederik Pohl, who died on September 2, 2013, at age 93, had one of
the most multifaceted careers in the history of written science fiction.
Almost uniquely, he played major roles in all three of the estates that

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A major new climate report slams the door on wishful thinking

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 22:47:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/2018/10/5/17934174/climate-change-global-warming-un-ipcc-report-1-5-degrees>

"The IPCC says that even the most optimistic scenario for climate change
is dire."

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The story of Queenie Chan, a manga artist crushing sexism and stereotypes

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 23:06:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-08/manga-artist-queenie-chan-shattering-stereotypes/10147166>

"People are always putting Queenie Chan in boxes that don't quite fit.
This is the story of how she carved out a sense of belonging in a lonely
world."

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Mice, a small story (2018)

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:29:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LEvx4MeV-k

"In a dark subway tunnel, a group of mice find a gold ring-pull that
seems to have a mysterious effect on one of them. Not so far from them,
an owl and his enslaved rats are watching. The owl sends his rats to get

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Your Trans Students Need You

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:30:03 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/your-trans-students-need-you

"What are the policies in place to protect trans students at your
school? How can you make them stronger?"

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List of common misconceptions

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 01:30:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions

"This is a list of common misconceptions. Each entry is formatted as a
correction, and contains a link to the article where the misconception
is described. The misconceptions themselves are implied rather than stated."

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Resisting Reduction: Designing our Complex Future with Machines

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:31:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/resisting-reduction

"The idea that we exist for the sake of progress, and that progress
requires unconstrained and exponential growth, is the whip that lashes us."

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Climate Change: Even Worse Than We Thought

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:34:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/climate-change-even-worse-we-thought-ipcc-report>

"Action or inaction—both will land us in an unprecedented future."

Via Kevin Vaught and Mari Thomas.

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How a mom’s “This Is My Son” anti-feminist brag went viral — and completely backfired

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 22:38:55 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vox.com/2018/10/9/17955402/this-is-my-son-meme-himtoo-metoo-pieter-hanson>

"One family’s viral #HimToo feud gave us the best meme of the week so far."

Via Christopher Lamke, who wrote: "The story of how a hateful mother

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WORLD ORDER "MISSING BEAUTY"

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:50:18 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoNx1P6nMoU

A new World Order video!

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UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That.

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:51:53 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/10/un-says-climate-genocide-coming-but-its-worse-than-that.html>

"And the World War II mobilization metaphor is not hyperbole. To avoid
warming of the kind the IPCC now calls catastrophic requires a complete
rebuilding of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, a thorough

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Bernie’s New Internationalist Vision

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 01:52:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/10/bernie-sanders-foreign-policy-internationalism-authoritarianism>

"Our task is to fight against corporate power in concert with workers in
other countries. This means building bonds through struggle with working
people around the world fighting — as we are here in the United States —

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