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Comment: Re:Free as in Google Search is Free? (Score 1) 75

by chilvence (#47390005) Attached to: Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Wahhh wahh wahh I want it free and no strings attached and delivered to my door and everything to be done for me me me me me!

Of course it is free, there is no money changing hands, that is what 'free' means in this context. Free at the point of delivery. But there is a classical barter going on here. They do something for you, you in return do something for them. They aren't fucking touching you in special places, they are just encouraging you to translate some poxy sentences from one language to the other. You in return get to use your obviously immensely undervalued brain power to learn something useful. Try to whinge about it when they actually are trying to put one over on you, it makes you look like less of a twat.

Comment: Re:Wife (Score 1) 75

by chilvence (#47389925) Attached to: Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

Well if you'll excuse me being blunt, but that is pretty bloody obvious to the extent that you don't even really need it explained to you. Languages that are in close contact with each other share some words, what a fucking surprise. Surprise is from French by the way, and fucking is from Dutch.

Comment: I heartily concur with your assessment. (Score 4, Funny) 392

by chilvence (#46373379) Attached to: Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

Javascript "Apps" are the reason I just had to replace my perfectly serviceable 10 year old Athlon XP machine before it physically broke down from exhaustion. Every machine I have had before I have had the pleasure of using until it caught fire from overuse. The smell of burning capacitors is still fresh in my nostrils after all these years. Fuck Apps. Fuck them in the anus with a cactus. And for that matter, fuck my spell checker for insisting that it should be written as "JavaScript".

Comment: Re:BBC pushed for tortue after 9/11 (Score 1) 325

by chilvence (#46279651) Attached to: N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

You're a total dork. Most of the world population WANTS Korea to re-unifiy. They want Korea to re-unify, shut the fuck up with the tit-for tat squabbling over 60 year old bullshit and actually have some sort of healthy stable relationship with the rest of the world, without seeming like it might explode at any instant. Do you know what an unstable neighbour is? A fucking liability, that is what. Look at Germany. We basically leveled the country, then the Russians decided they wanted to cut it in half. Did it actually solve any problem? NO, and I am delighted that the dickbag politicians involved got bored of that charade and let the country re-constitute itself.

Comment: Re:Why now? (Score 1) 325

by chilvence (#46279291) Attached to: N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'

Meh. The prison population in the US is indeed ridiculous, and you do need to really have a long hard think about what merits prison time, but calling prison labour slave labour is bullshit. Prison labour is punishment for a crime. Don't want to be punished? Try not to do a crime! What should the prisoners be doing, watching TV and eating pizza?

Comment: Re:More vile propaganda from Slashdot owners (Score 1) 88

by chilvence (#46249743) Attached to: EU Parliament Rejects Asylum For Snowden

I'm tired of this argument. Russia might have been officially atheist, but it drank deeply from the well of the quasi religion of communism as a substitute. For all intents and purposes, that WAS the religion, and the intelligent people were the ones that saw through the dogma. And then got gulag'd. Scientology has no 'god' either, yet somehow gets to call itself a religion. Do you think it sets a good example for the idea of religion in general?

So what are we actually getting angry about here when we say religion is dumb - are we angry about the non existence of god, frankly I don't care if it is true or not, or are we angry the willingness of certain types of people to wrap themselves in written bullshit made up by somebody else without actually thinking for themselves? When you stop using your own common sense to make decisions, you abandon what we think of as a solemn duty.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 193

by chilvence (#46236539) Attached to: ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

To be completely fair, the European countries were only weak because we invented all the new and exciting ways to crush each other back into the stone age and then just HAD to try them out, with predictably debilitating results. Russia was awfully lucky that we were all more interested in fighting each other. Imagine if the UK had said 'Well, bad luck France and Belgium, Fritz won fair and square' and then we all sat back in our deck chairs and watched. You'd have had no one to invite you to the party!

You can do more with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word. - Al Capone

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