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Date: 11/20/12 11:54 AM

18 Responses to Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

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    KelsiJayne Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2012 at 11:55 am
    Link: Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T. - 15-year-old engineer scours trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    Good for him.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Thanks for posting this up, very nice piece...I wish them the best in their life, and hope they continue looking towards the future.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Hope for the future!
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    999 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Please give this kid a scholarship when he`s of age
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Awsome kid. wish him all te best.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    November 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    People of Sierra Leone are really good looking!
    Sweet kid, hope MIT snatches him when he ready.

    He will so much better if he had access to Brian`s band connection & a computer.
    The investment that will bring the biggest return( social) in Africa is tech infrastructure development.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    It could be brians :-)
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    November 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    that sucks! talk about brian drain.
    how with afirca move forword is we take their brightest and best?
    you know the kid will never go back home if he gets a job here
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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Yeah, I agree with sutra46 - Sierra Leone makes beautiful people. And good food, it looks like!
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Great piece! Nurturing this kind of kid and helping them become known in their communities will help foster a new way of looking at the problems they face over there. Kids like this show that, no matter how rough things seem to get, there is still hope for the future.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    I love this video series. Such a great story.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    what a great kid. he has more innovation and drive than i did when i was his age.
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
    427 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    The "Bee-Man Lion Generator" rules! Such people change the world. I wonder how many geniuses stay undetected somewhere in the World.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Where`s Kony at?
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    November 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    intelligent people who are fcking stupid. The country is not in a bad way because the community is not focused and able to debate issues. A radio station will not change the nation. There are more complex issues involved on both a national and international level. Try and direct your prodigal mind to the actual core of what is keeping your people in poverty. The sad thing is that all the MIT people working with this kid KNOW that he is embarking on a fruitless endeavor. He will stir up public disgruntlement with the status quo and then he will be killed. It will change NOTHING. With a mind like this, it is a wretched waste! He should stay out of Sierra Leone for ten years or so until he has developed a broader understanding of the world.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    November 20, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    @miasmaat is that your iris sweetie? If it`s your right one, there may be a health issue with your lungs. Your metallic & sulfer content is very high for your age.

    This may sound a little cuckoo but won`t hurt to get it checked.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    @miasmaat, He`s still a kid, he`s got a lot of time to learn, and I don`t think he will get killed so soon.

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