Glass Wings Blog: March 2019

Spectacled flying fox declared endangered after Queensland heatwave wipeout

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 23:18:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/19/spectacled-flying-fox-declared-endangered-after-queensland-heatwave-wipeout>

"The federal government has upgraded the threatened status of a flying
fox after almost a third of its population was wiped out in Queensland’s
recent heatwave."

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Sacheen Littlefeather reads the Oscar's speech she wasn't allowed to give

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 23:20:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_N1NDmSM8

"At the 1973 Academy Awards, Native American actress stepped in to turn down
the Oscar for Marlon Brando. She only had 60 seconds and was not able to read
her entire speech. Until this day on Native Trailblazers radio."

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Morality and Michael Cohen

Fri, 1 Mar 2019 23:21:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/opinion/michael-cohen-testimony.html>

"Professionals know that effectiveness in any realm, especially
politics, depends on having some guiding and consistent integrity that
people can trust, loyalty to something higher than your next appearance

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Villagers knit jumpers for Indian elephants to protect the large mammals from near-freezing temperatures

Sat, 2 Mar 2019 23:50:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-elephant-jumpers-villagers-knit-protect-near-freezing-temperatures-weather-mathura-a7535101.html>

"Elephants in India are sporting colourful woollen jumpers after
villagers knitted the super-size garments to protect the animals from
near-freezing temperatures."

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The Impossibility Of Content Moderation Extends To The People Tasked With Doing Content Moderation

Sat, 2 Mar 2019 23:50:45 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190226/18011641685/impossibility-content-moderation-extends-to-people-tasked-with-doing-content-moderation.shtml>

"Most of the demands for more content moderation come from people who
claim to be well-meaning, hoping to protect innocent viewers (often
"think of the children!") from awful, awful content. But, of course, it

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Hollywood Accounting Rears Its Ugly Head Again: Fox's 'False Testimony' And 'Aversion For The Truth' Leads To $179M Fine

Sat, 2 Mar 2019 23:51:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190227/11564841690/hollywood-accounting-rears-ugly-head-again-foxs-false-testimony-aversion-truth-leads-to-179m-fine.shtml>

"For years, we've talked about bullshit Hollywood Accounting, in which
the big studios make boatloads of money on films and TV shows while
declaring publicly that those works never made a dime in profit. As

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Painted Wolves: The Colorful Carnivores of the African Wild

Sun, 3 Mar 2019 23:48:34 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.livescience.com/64889-painted-wolves-the-colorful-carnivores-of-the-african-wild.html>

"African wild dogs, Cape hunting dogs, painted dogs and painted wolves —
despite their many names, this elusive species is not well-known outside
of Africa. But these charismatic carnivores with a "Three Musketeers"

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Food security at risk as web of life unravels

Mon, 4 Mar 2019 23:47:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://climatenewsnetwork.net/food-security-at-risk-as-web-of-life-unravels/>

"Biodiversity, the web of life, is on the decline. That includes the
natural ecosystems that directly and indirectly manage the catering for
humanity’s supper table."

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Rosenzweig: The federation fallacy

Tue, 5 Mar 2019 23:49:01 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://lwn.net/Articles/781205/

"While the story does not end with anarchy, it need not end with a
return to the status quo or to the aristocracy of the technical elite.
No, in the power vacuum left by the victory of decentralisation lies the

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Australia Threatening Over 100 Journalists For Accurately Reporting On Cardinal Pell's Sex Abuse Trial

Tue, 5 Mar 2019 23:49:46 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190228/21393841698/australia-threatening-over-100-journalists-accurately-reporting-cardinal-pells-sex-abuse-trial.shtml>

"As that article notes, this whole situation is completely nonsensical
and disconnected from reality. It also notes that Victoria, in
particular, seems to issue a ton of these suppression orders compared to

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Evidence Grows That Trump's Trade Wars Are Hitting U.S. Economy

Tue, 5 Mar 2019 23:51:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-04/evidence-grows-that-trump-s-trade-wars-are-hitting-u-s-economy>

"In two separate papers published over the weekend, some of the world’s
leading trade economists declared Trump’s tariffs to be the most
consequential trade experiment seen since the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariffs

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Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried

Wed, 6 Mar 2019 23:42:13 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-methane-atmosphere-accelerating-20190301-story.html>

"Twenty years ago the level of methane in the atmosphere stopped
increasing, giving humanity a bit of a break when it came to slowing
climate change. But the concentration started rising again in 2007 — and

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Sanders, Warren, Ocasio-Cortez, and Other Lawmakers Sign Pledge to End America’s “Forever Wars”

Wed, 6 Mar 2019 23:43:26 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theintercept.com/2019/03/04/common-defense-congress-forever-wars-pledge/>

"Eight members of Congress have taken a pledge to work to bring ongoing
U.S. global military conflicts to a “responsible and expedient” end, the
result of a first-of-its kind lobbying effort by military veterans on

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Changing morals: we’re more compassionate than 100 years ago, but more judgmental too

Wed, 6 Mar 2019 23:44:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/changing-morals-were-more-compassionate-than-100-years-ago-but-more-judgmental-too-112504>

"Values such as care, compassion and safety are more important to us now
than they were in the 1980s. The importance of respecting authority has
fallen since the beginning of the 20th century, while judging right and

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Revealed: Glencore bankrolled covert campaign to prop up coal

Thu, 7 Mar 2019 23:12:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/07/revealed-glencore-bankrolled-covert-campaign-to-prop-up-coal>

"The multinational mining giant Glencore spent millions bankrolling a
secret, globally coordinated campaign to prop up coal demand by
undermining environmental activists, influencing politicians and

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Simpsons Animator Illustrates Awkward Everyday Lives Of Lovable Animals, Amasses 619k Instagram Followers

Thu, 7 Mar 2019 23:14:44 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.boredpanda.com/animals-comics-liz-climo/

"When she's not working on The Simpsons, artist Liz Climo is expanding
her charmingly quirky animal kingdom. According to her, it's "a place
where grizzly bears, porcupines, rabbits, and anteaters all grapple with

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Aboriginal housing demolished in Western Australia without notice

Fri, 8 Mar 2019 23:07:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.welcometocountry.org/aboriginal-housing-demolished-western-australia/>

"According to residents, homes were boarded up several months ago after
requests to repair issues with leaking water and faulty wiring were
made. Since that time, many residents have been camped outside their

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U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump

Fri, 8 Mar 2019 23:08:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/03/07/u-s-cancels-journalists-award-over-her-criticism-of-trump-international-women-in-courage-award-state-department/>

"Weeks later, the State Department rescinded the award offer. A State
Department spokesperson said it was due to a “regrettable error,” but
Aro and U.S. officials familiar with the internal deliberations tell a

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CBP Put A Bunch Of Journalists, Immigration Lawyers, And Activists On A Secret Watchlist

Fri, 8 Mar 2019 23:09:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190306/19554641751/cbp-put-bunch-journalists-immigration-lawyers-activists-secret-watchlist.shtml>

"Leaked documents obtained by an NBC affiliate show the government has
taken a direct interest in journalists and activists covering the many,
many happenings at our southern border. But the government isn't

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Death by Civilization

Sat, 9 Mar 2019 23:17:57 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/03/traumatic-legacy-indian-boarding-schools/584293/>

"Thousands of Native American children were forced to attend boarding
schools created to strip them of their culture. My mother was one of them."

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Selling the Green New Deal With Positivity

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 23:54:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/selling-the-green-new-deal-with-positivity-31ffa3d925f4>

"If we’re going to get business on our side (after which government is
sure to follow), we have to convince them that the most likely future
scenario is one where the whole world tries to get in on the bet that we

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The “Textbooks” Misnomer

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 23:55:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://finiteeyes.net/open/the-textbooks-misnomer/

"By teaching students to expect that books ought to be free, we are
teaching them to be bad citizens. To help them become better citizens,
we can’t just moan about the price of textbooks, we need to help our

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Clayton’s Apartheid: The Racist Things Alice Springs Does When It Doesn’t Want To Appear Racist

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 23:56:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://newmatilda.com/2019/03/09/claytons-apartheid-racist-things-alice-springs-doesnt-want-appear-racist/>

"Yesterday, an ABC investigation revealed that a major hotel chain in
Alice Springs was segregating guests, providing Aboriginal people from
‘out bush’ with dirty, inferior rooms, while giving everyone else

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Indigenous Knowledge Has Been Warning Us About Climate Change for Centuries

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:24:23 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://psmag.com/ideas/indigenous-knowledge-has-been-warning-us-about-climate-change-for-centuries>

'Nishnaabeg scholar Leanne Betasamosake Simpson explains why "green
growth" isn't enough to save the planet.'

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In an era of brutal cuts, one ordinary place has the imagination to fight back

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:37:09 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/06/brutal-cuts-fight-back-preston-dragons-den>

"These are bleak times for progressives, but in Preston a socialist
Dragons’ Den is proving to be inspirational"

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Game Jam Winner Spotlight: Not A Fish

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 23:38:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190309/11290441770/game-jam-winner-spotlight-not-fish.shtml>

"As you might have guessed, the amphioxus is technically... not a fish.
But it is a window into a period of Chinese history, and the social and
political implications of colonial scientific practices. The game takes

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Evolution Is Not the Cause of Selfish Capitalism

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 23:42:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/no-evolution-did-not-make-us-into-selfish-capitalists-95cb9f1402d6>

"The most successful of biology’s creatures coexist in mutually
beneficial ecosystems. It’s hard for us to recognize such widespread
cooperation. We tend to look at life forms as isolated from one another:

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Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 23:44:40 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://locusmag.com/2019/03/cory-doctorow-terra-nullius/

Via Emmanuel Taban.  Originally shared by Mitch Wagner, who wrote:

'A thoughtful and enjoyable essay by Cory Doctorow on the tragic fallacy

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Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Moderate “Meh” Policies: “We View Cynicism as an Intellectually Superior Attitude”

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 23:46:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/03/ocasio-cortez-sxsw-moderate-meh-policies.html>

"“We’ve become so cynical, that we view ‘meh,’ or ‘eh’—we view cynicism
as an intellectually superior attitude, and we view ambition as youthful
naivete when we think about the greatest things we have ever

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The "Tragedy of the Commons" was invented by a white supremacist based on a false history, and it's toxic bullshit

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:44:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/07/scientific-fraud.html

'In a brilliant Twitter thread, UCSB political scientist Matto
Mildenberger recounts the sordid history of Garrett Hardin's classic,
widely cited 1968 article "The Tragedy of the Commons," whose ideas are

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It's 2050 And This Is How We Stopped Climate Change

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:45:47 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/11/688876374/its-2050-and-this-is-how-we-stopped-climate-change>

"Well, we're unleashing our imagination and exploring a dream, a
possible future in which we're bringing global warming to a halt. It's a
world in which greenhouse emissions have ended."

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What It's Like To Write About Race And Video Games

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:26:08 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/02/what-its-like-to-write-about-race-and-video-games/>

"As someone who has a knee jerk reaction whenever someone talks shit
about pop music, I get that when you make something you like part of
your identity, any criticism feels like a knife in the back. But it

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'We’ve been forced into this': Australia's school climate strikes to go global

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:27:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/11/weve-been-forced-into-this-australias-school-climate-strikes-to-go-global>

"On Friday, thousands of primary and high school students are again
planning to walk out of class across the country, protesting against the
government’s inaction on climate change, and what they see as the

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Overthinking games: designing natural beauty in Eastshade

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:28:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/03/11/overthinking-games-designing-natural-beauty-in-eastshade/>

"Eastshade is a first person exploration game where every landscape
looks like a potential work of art because that’s the game. Whenever you
feel like it you can pop down your easel and start painting. How does

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How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:42:19 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/685533353/a-playful-way-to-teach-kids-to-control-their-anger>

"Briggs, who died in 2016, wrote up her observations in her first book,
Never in Anger. But she was left with a lingering question: How do
Inuit parents instill this ability in their children? How do Inuit take

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How (and why) to stay optimistic when it feels like the environment is falling apart

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:43:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/how-and-why-to-stay-optimistic-when-it-feels-like-the-environment-is-falling-apart-113461>

"Published today in BioScience, our research outlines steps to
usefully combine optimism with pessimism when talking about
environmental conservation. We took a deep dive into the literature from

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A chaotic Brexit is part of Trump’s grand plan for Europe

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:44:51 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/14/chaotic-brexit-trump-plan-europe-president>

"The Brexit saga isn’t just about a negotiation gone awry, nor about the
impasse a country finds itself in having fallen prey to a movement based
on lies and deception. The wider question is about what kind of world we

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Human growth robs other species of space

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:56:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://climatenewsnetwork.net/human-growth-robs-other-species-of-space/

"There is only one Earth, but human growth is ensuring that it carries
steadily more passengers. And that leaves less and less room for
humanity’s companions on board the planet."

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Babbage: Pioneers of the WWW

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:58:00 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/babbage-pioneers-of-the-www

"Kenneth Cukier gets in the Babbage time machine and travels to 1989,
when Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the famous memo that laid the foundations
for the world wide web. Kenn speaks to some of the other key figures

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Why Climate Change Pundits Aren’t Convincing Anyone

Sat, 16 Mar 2019 23:58:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2019/03/15/why_climate_change_pundits_arent_convincing_anyone_110914.html>

"It’s a common approach to communicating risk issues, known as the
deficit model: Proceeding from the assumption that your audience lacks
facts — that is, that they have a deficit — all you need to do it give

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In Memoriam – Janet Asimov

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:56:21 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.sfwa.org/2019/03/in-memoriam-janet-asimov/

"Janet Asimov (b. Janet O. Jeppson, 1926) died on February 25. Along
with writing,  Jeppson has had a long and successful career as a
psychiatrist, publishing numerous scientific articles under the name

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Nations agree 'significant' plastic cuts

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:57:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://phys.org/news/2019-03-nations-significant-plastic_1.html

"Sources close to the talks told AFP that several rich nations, led by
the United States, were influential in watering down the pledge."

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Look at the photos and videos of thousands of youth demanding climate change action NOW.

Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:58:04 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.upworthy.com/look-at-the-photos-and-videos-of-thousands-of-youth-demanding-climate-change-action-now>

"Watch out, world. The kids have shown up—and they are not here for our
b.s. excuses."

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Remake the Future

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:07:36 +1100

Katherine Phelps <muse [at] glasswings.com.au>

Katherine Phelps
Dr Petra Tschakert has worked with the best international scientific
research on climate change and is the keynote speaker for Remake the
Future
. The 2018 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report is
not just a prediction of disaster, it holds within it recipes on how to
bring ourselves back from the brink.

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Animated video shows staggering wealth inequality

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:54:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/05/animated-video-shows-staggerin.html

"This Vox video shows the incredible amount of extreme wealth held by a
tiny handful of people. Taxing the top 0.05% of Americans between 2% to
3% of their wealth would pay for many public services, including free

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says ‘we should be excited about automation’

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:55:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/10/18258134/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-automation-sxsw-2019>

“We should be excited about automation, because what it could
potentially mean is more time educating ourselves, more time creating
art, more time investing in and investigating the sciences, more time

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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt 2019-03-17

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:58:07 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190317/11111441810/funniest-most-insightful-comments-week-techdirt.shtml>

"According to Google, 99.95% of all DMCA notices are not only bogus, but
one specific flavor of bogus. Everything else (including all of the
other kinds of bogus DMCA notices!) is included in the last 0.05%.

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The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:22:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/nature-destruction-climate-change-world-biodiversity_n_5c49e78ce4b06ba6d3bb2d44>

"Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched
that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration
unless urgent action is taken. That’s the warning hundreds of scientists

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Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:23:14 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/17/facebook-is-next.html

"Someday, this will happen to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Don't
trust the platforms to archive your data. The Internet Archive will
host anything freely distributable, for free, forever, and they have

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These Caves in Bermuda Inspired the ’80s TV Show “Fraggle Rock”

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:23:58 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://blog.adafruit.com/2019/03/18/these-caves-in-bermuda-inspired-the-80s-tv-show-fraggle-rock/>

"For residents of Bermuda, Crystal Caves is one of the island’s many
crown jewels, but for Bermudian Michael K. Frith, co-creator of the
beloved 1980s puppet TV show “Fraggle Rock,” the caves were an inspiration."

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Carly Rae Jepsen - Now That I Found You [Official Music Video]

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:12:06 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnGjfxJqf6I

Via Muse, who wrote: "Happy caturday!!! HAHAHA!!"

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How a wireless keyboard lets hackers take full control of connected computers

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:12:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/how-a-wireless-keyboard-lets-hackers-take-full-control-of-connected-computers/>

"There’s a critical vulnerability in a model of Fujitsu wireless
keyboard that makes it easy for hackers to take full control of
connected computers, security researchers warned on Friday. Anyone using

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If You Think Big Internet Companies Are Somehow To Blame For The New Zealand Massacre, You're Wrong

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:13:30 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190317/18200841813/if-you-think-big-internet-companies-are-somehow-to-blame-new-zealand-massacre-youre-wrong.shtml>

"This is literally blaming the messenger, and distracting from those
actually responsible (the horrible, despicable excuse for a human being
who carried out the attack and the awful people who cheered him on), to

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Trump Budget Showers Pentagon with Cash—Preparing for War? – Wilkerson & Jay

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:44:50 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://therealnews.com/stories/trump-budget-showers-pentagon-with-cash-preparing-for-war-wilkerson-jay>

"Trump’s budget more than doubles OCO war-fighting slush fund and
proposes cutting social safety net by 9% at a time when White House
rhetoric against Iran is heating up and Netanyahu, Mohammed bin Salman,

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What Republicans and Billionaires Really Mean When They Talk About ‘Freedom’

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:46:02 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/03/19/what-republicans-and-billionaires-really-mean-when-they-talk-about-freedom>

"America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word
socialism. We’d be better served if, instead, we were debating the
meaning of freedom."

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A "process" matter that is actually life-or-death for the U.S.... and the U.K.

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:47:42 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2019/03/a-process-matter-that-is-actually-life.html>

Via David Brin, who wrote:

I appraise "ranked choice" or "preferential" voting - we've used it for the

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Russian-Style Kleptocracy Is Infiltrating America

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:20:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-kleptocracy-came-to-america/580471/>

"When the U.S.S.R. collapsed, Washington bet on the global spread of
democratic capitalist values—and lost."

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Humble Freebie: Tacoma

Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:21:43 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/tacoma

"For a limited time, get a free copy of Tacoma when you subscribe to the
Humble Bundle newsletter."

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Brexit: What's the f**k is going on?

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:12:31 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL2XwSkFJQ

"By taking back control the UK has shown that it's out of control."

"Jonathan Pie" gets to the heart of the issue as always.

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Cake Wrecks: Blink 182 And You'll Miss It

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:13:24 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2019/3/22/blink-182-and-youll-miss-it.html>

#cakeception !

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Choking on Green

Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:14:52 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.quora.com/q/gmxbrurjysxqbumi/Choking-on-Green-read-me-first-for-how-this-repository-came-to-be>

"This is just the story of an unexpected working vacation."

Shava Nerad is on holiday on South Africa and discovered that the

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