Glass Wings Blog: August 2020

Publisher Decries Damn Libraries Entertaining The Masses Stuck At Home For Free

Sun, 2 Aug 2020 06:16:21 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200727/16343744985/publisher-decries-damn-libraries-entertaining-masses-stuck-home-free.shtml>

"For years and years we've pointed out that, if they were invented
today, copyright maximalist authors and publishers would absolutely
scream about libraries and probably sue them out of existence. Some

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Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Sun, 2 Aug 2020 06:17:29 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/27/chinese-fishing-vessels-galapagos-islands>

"Ecuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing
fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the
Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s

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Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows

Sun, 2 Aug 2020 06:18:27 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/28/almost-3-billion-animals-affected-by-australian-megafires-report-shows-aoe>

"Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s
devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists
who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the

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Northern California Esselen tribe regains ancestral land after 250 years

Mon, 3 Aug 2020 04:52:45 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/28/northern-california-esselen-tribe-regains-land-250-years>

"Two-hundred and fifty years after they were stripped of their ancestral
homeland, the Esselen tribe of northern California is landless no more.

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macintosh.js

Mon, 3 Aug 2020 04:54:15 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
"I put an entire 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 into an Electron
app, together with a bunch of apps and games. It runs on Windows, macOS,
and Linux... and JavaScript. Again: I'm sorry."

https://github.com/felixrieseberg/macintosh.js

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WindowSwap

Mon, 3 Aug 2020 04:55:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.window-swap.com/

"Open a window somewhere in the world."

Via Esther Schindler.

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Theoretical Physicists Say 90% Chance of Societal Collapse Within Several Decades

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 06:10:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/akzn5a/theoretical-physicists-say-90-chance-of-societal-collapse-within-several-decades>

"Two theoretical physicists specializing in complex systems conclude
that global deforestation due to human activities is on track to trigger
the “irreversible collapse” of human civilization within the next two to

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Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year

Tue, 4 Aug 2020 06:12:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/29/record-212-land-and-environment-activists-killed-last-year>

"A record number of people were killed last year for defending their
land and environment, according to research that highlights the routine
murder of activists who oppose extractive industries driving the climate

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Kinetic wave sculpture

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 07:00:13 +1000

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

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

"This is a Kinetic wave sculpture made from mostly all wood. Each wave
is driven by a cam that moves the wave both horizontally and vertically.
There are 3 different type of fish, most of which don`t actually jump

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Endangered tigers have made a remarkable comeback in five countries

Wed, 5 Aug 2020 07:01:10 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.newscientist.com/article/2250138-endangered-tigers-have-made-a-remarkable-comeback-in-five-countries/>

"Tiger numbers are increasing across five of the countries where the
endangered big cat is found, conservationists have said.

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