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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)

Things I Learned this Week

Among the things I learned this week:
* The value of a RAID array is significantly diminished when tied to on-motherboard RAID controllers. (Courtesy: Personal experience)

* Whatever you say about dictators, it seems as if they usually marry for love (even if they aren’t faithful). Their wives certainly aren’t lookers. (Courtesy: History)

* Platform shoes were the fourth most sold consumer good in DPRK during 2011. (Courtesy: Arirang News)