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Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* AVG Innovation Labs developed a clever way to leverage the same technology that does facial and image recognition, so that faces are automatically blurred. This could protect a degree of privacy while letting the others sell/advertise their experiences. (Courtesy: AVG Innovation Labs)

* More than 40,000 millionaires left France between 2000 and 2014. (Courtesy: Michael Stothard/FT)

* The Confucius family tree is the longest lasting and most documented lineage. (Courtesy: Amy Qin/NYT)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* Sharps Rifle Co., in 1859, released a rifle with a coffee grinder in the butt. (Courtesy: The Kitchen Sisters/NPR)

* Democrats Abroad is state-level organization with delegate votes, as recognized by the Democratic National Committee. It doesn’t seem as if the Republican Party has an equivalent. (Courtesy: Democratic National Convention)

* One-third of Malawi is Lake Malawi. (Courtesy: Wikipedia)

* Congolese coffee. (Courtesy: Caffe Vita)

* Uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10 if your Grandpa can’t load his daily challenges and receives an Internet connection issue. (Courtesy: Personal Experience)

* “At the six Sweetgreen locations where cash is not accepted, employees can perform 5 to 15 percent more transactions an hour, [Mr. Jonathan Neman, co-founder and co-CEO of Sweetgreen] said.” (Courtesy: Gloria Dawson/NYT)