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Kaleshi Barakosa, is a poacher. He is 39 years old,and is a member of the Leparua the community adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. He has four children, the oldest is fourteen, the youngest is only 3. He started poaching two years ago to alleviate poverty, but poaching has not made him rich. He says it has ruined his life, made him life in fear of the authorities and he gets no respect from his community. His wife is very upset with him when she found out he was poaching. The entire community has ostracized him and his family when they started suspecting him for the rhino deaths. Yesterday, he handed himself in to the authorities - he says he could not continue to live with the lie of his life, and besides his every move was being monitored.
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This one is for the Alchemist club.

scienceyoucanlove:

Kaleshi Barakosa, is a poacher. He is 39 years old,and is a member of the Leparua the community adjacent to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. He has four children, the oldest is fourteen, the youngest is only 3. He started poaching two years ago to alleviate poverty, but poaching has not made him rich. He says it has ruined his life, made him life in fear of the authorities and he gets no respect from his community. His wife is very upset with him when she found out he was poaching. The entire community has ostracized him and his family when they started suspecting him for the rhino deaths. Yesterday, he handed himself in to the authorities - he says he could not continue to live with the lie of his life, and besides his every move was being monitored.

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This one is for the Alchemist club.


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quantumcappuccino:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

reflectionof1:

Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011). “At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the fir…st coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.” Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets. As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976. Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.  Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 

HOLY SHIT

Yes! Wired did an awesome article about him as well :) As someone who is a POC in a field with people who don’t look like me, loves engineering, innovation, and video games I really admire this guy 

You rock brother!

scienceyoucanlove:

quantumcappuccino:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

reflectionof1:

Born today, the first Black Video Game Engineer and Designer and inventor of the modern game console, Gerald “Jerry” Lawson (December 1, 1940 – April 9, 2011).

“At a time when the computer and video game industry was primarily filled with Caucasian males, Jerry Lawson was an innovator. He created of the first cartridge based video game console (the Fairchild Channel F), designed of one of the first coin-op arcade games (Demolition Derby), was the head of Videosoft, an early independent developer for the Atari 2600, and the first African American in the video game industry to achieve such accomplishments.”

Lawson was born in 1940 and grew up in a federal housing project in Queens, New York. As a kid, he operated a ham radio; as a teenager he earned money by repairing his neighbors’ television sets.

As an engineer at Fairchild Semiconductor, Lawson designed the electronics of the Fairchild Video Entertainment System, later renamed the Channel F, in 1976.

Predating the release of Atari’s Video Computer System by a year, the Channel F was the first videogame machine that used interchangeable game cartridges, which Fairchild sold separately. Previous game machines like Atari’s Pong and the Magnavox Odyssey had all their games built into the hardware.

Lawson’s pioneering design set the standard for the game consoles of today.

Yep. Before him, the games were built into the machine so you could only play the games that came built in your system. Lawson made it possible for people to play multiple different video games at home. 

HOLY SHIT

Yes! Wired did an awesome article about him as well :) As someone who is a POC in a field with people who don’t look like me, loves engineering, innovation, and video games I really admire this guy 

You rock brother!

(Source: bluelightvine)