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Comment: It's toad time! (Score -1) 86

by For a Free Internet (#47435397) Attached to: Lyft's New York Launch Halted By Restraining Order

Gentlemen and lady! Check your hats! Examine closely all hats! Do not feead the toads! Do not stroke the toads! Do not bake the toads or take the toads home with you or leave them in between the paasages of a book or brgain over melons with the toads or get a haircut from an old Italian barber or a Chinaman with the toads! Beware toads and all other amphibians and some species of reptile! Beware the eyes of the toads and also his doctorate! And his fumigante! Communism! Radical freedom! Toad purposefully into the future!

Comment: Good! (Score -1, Troll) 354

by For a Free Internet (#47419609) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

It was a great thing that the U.S. imperialists were defeated by the Vietnamese workers and peasants. If it weren't for Vietnam kicking U.S. imperialist ass, women here wouldn't have the right to abortion and the racist death penalty would be even more widespread. Every defeat for U.S. imperialism is a victory for the workers and oppressed in America and around the worlr. But while this is a gratifying empbarrassment for the bloody war pigs, the only force more powedrful than U.S. imperialism is the international working class and, crucially, its U.S. division. For a Soviet America!

Education

Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video) 75

Posted by Roblimo
from the pick-a-language-any-language dept.
This is an interview with Duolingo engineer Franklin Ditzler. He's not a smooth marketing guy getting all rah-rah about the company and what it does, just a coder who enjoys his job and seems to like where he works and what he's doing. Note that Duolingo is a free language teaching tool, and they seem determined to keep it free for language students by selling crowdsourced translation services to companies like CNN and BuzzFeed.

Duolingo founder and CEO Luis von Ahn is an associate professor in the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department, and was one of the original developers behind reCAPTCHA. Google acquired ReCAPTCHA in 2009 for "an undisclosed sum," a bit of history that led TechCrunch to speculate back in 2011 that Google would buy Duolingo within six months -- which didn't happen. But don't despair. It's still possible that Google (or another big company) might absorb Duolingo. We'll just have to wait and see -- and possibly improve our foreign language skills while we wait. (Alternate Video Link)

Comment: Nobody on here knows about biology (Score -1) 54

by For a Free Internet (#47357939) Attached to: 'Vampire' Squirrel Has World's Fluffiest Tail

Biology is for girls and according to Karl Popper, who is the God of capitalsm alongside the idiot saint Anne Raynd, it is not even a science, just a hobby.

Plus, can you prove that these are squirrels and not toads? I think they are arboreal toads, not that I'm into biology or knitting or any other stupid Italian girl stuff.

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