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katakowsj  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rwanda's Mara X, Z are the first smartphones made fully in Africa

Cool post. Not something I'd typically expect to come across. Thanks. It's nice to see Rwanda being noticed for something positive.

That, and any extra potential competition will push established phone makers to keep their quality up.

katakowsj  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ginger Baker, Cream Drummer And Force Of Nature, Dies At 80

I hadn't listened to Cream in a while, but heard about his passing and pulled up the "Strange Brew" album from the depths of my minivan hard drive. I always loved his drumming, but I heard it with a whole new level of appreciation on my morning drive.

katakowsj  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Former President Jimmy Carter Celebrates His Record-Breaking 95th Birthday

Awesome guy.

I’d say his fits the definition of a life well lived.

katakowsj  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US manufacturing survey shows worst reading in a decade


What's most surprising to me is how the general solution for "The other kids in the neighborhood aren't playing fair, so I'm taking the bat and ball and bases home with me, 'cause that'll make them wanna play with me more" mentality continues to this day.

What, I wonder, allows for our leadership to continually apply such a small-minded solution to such a complex situation?

Essentially we're pitching a fit and jacking up the game for all involved. That, and those that have the fewest resources to weather a recession will feel the turbulence the most.