It seems like only 10 years ago that a dollar was worth…”something”. The value of the dollar has been a constant discussion in the field of economics. There are many economists that believe that we should have a “strong dollar”. In fact, in 1985 America’s dollar was at one of its highest value. Then, a bill passed by the government to lower the value of the dollar. Yes, the government. The reason this happens is that America, just like most countries, has an “open” economy in the sense that we trade with other countries.
If the value of the dollar goes up too high, other countries will back off of buying America’s exports, and it will cause the dollar to drop below the average. On the other hand, when Americas dollar is cheap, it encourages other countries to buy our exports and therefore increasing our GDP. It’s a very iffy subject of which option is better, and perhaps there is no solution. Be entitled to you opinion.
I know that this topic was already mentioned in a past post, but I thought it should be brought up again. Evasi0n brought us the new jailbreak for iOS 6.0 and 6.1 devices. I have to say that it is one of the smoothest jailbreaks I’ve seen in a while. It’s very easy for even a beginner to apply it to their iOS device. However, people have to know that jailbreaking their device may make it work slower. I am currently noticing that the boot time of my iOS device has gone up since the jailbreak (approx 10-15 seconds). While this amount of time seems insignificant to some people, it’s very significant to me. Also realize that your iOS device may experience more crashes now that it is jailbroken. Do I still think that its worth it? Yeah, but thats just me.
Basketball fans all over the country last week had an amazing time watching the NBA-All Star event last week. From the 3-point contest, to the slam dunk contest, the whole 3 nights were a great show. There were great live music performances and massive, massive basketball skill. Arguably, the players at the NBA All-Star event are some of the best players in the NBA. That means, we got to see some of the best plays, best dunks, and best shots in a while. If you missed out on the event be sure to catch up on it. There are a great number of videos already on youtube and you can find even more information here.
Last year Kony 2012 was a huge event that almost anyone who was up to date with the news knew about. It exposed some of the brutal attacks on children in Africa and how difficult some of their lives are. However, many people may be thinking that the battle is over, but it is far from over. Attacks on innocent African families in Africa still persist and though Kony was tagged along with 2012, it may have well as been tagged as 2013 as well.
The amount of damage that the rebels are doing in Africa is tremendous. Families have been suffering day after day, constantly living in fear. For those of you that still have not seen the inspiring Kony 2012 video, I have linked it below for you for your viewing.
Kony Video on Vimeo.com