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hippiebabysitterr:

today i heard 2 kids talking about buying fake IDs after school and so i started eavesdropping cuz u know thats big kid stuff and then one was like “yeah but is all this really worth it like im pretty sure the fake IDs cost more than the fish we r gonna buy”

to buy fish at petco u have to be 18 or older

they were going to get fakes to buy fish

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 
But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 
It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.
Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 
The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!
Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.
Okay, what else?
Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.
Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.
You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.
And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 
If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

officialkia:

pennameverity:

This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

image

Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

image

And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

lesbiansandthelivingdead:

iamabutchsolo:

This is actually so legit.

It’s so stupid how people actually think that a woman’s period would make her completely irrational so that she cannot be in a position of power.

One of my favourite 30 Rock running jokes

noinkplease:

arstotzka:

guy let a Quake 3 server run for four years to see how good the learning AI would get

here it is all in one image

Creepy.

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either
scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
the idea to put ants on stilts
there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
confused ants

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants

angelclark:

A Father Suggested His Daughter Read Animal Farm, This Was Her Response: 

"We homeschool and occasionally my kids get bored and ask me for something to do. Many times this leads to me listing through classic books to see if they have read them yet. They are voracious readers and I can usually suggest a book that catches their attention. Recently, I suggested that my 14 year old daughter read Animal Farm by George Orwell. I told her that it was a parable about the way that some governments rise to power and how that power can be abused. I didn’t think much about it until a few days later when I found this document stapled together on my desk." 

READ MORE: http://www.dailypaul.com/300007/i-suggested-that-my-daughter-read-animal-farm-a-few-days-later-i-found-this-on-my-desk

maleficentitis:

working titles for the 2014 boston crusaders show: animal farm

animal farm: fuck you dci we deserve better
animal farm: how is baby powder a penalty
animal farm: g7 more like coMMUNISM
animal farm: all drum corps are created equal, but some more equal than others (we’re looking at you george hopkins)

Can you please explain like all the shade of boston this year like i just need a full explination and no one will😔
Anonymous

alexxpasq:

andaou:

Haha, alright.  Well, in the novel Animal Farm, the main concept at the end of the book is that “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  In this regards, throughout history, BAC has kinda gotten the short end of the stick with, particularly, the judging aspect of DCI.  It began to really get rolling with the infamous baby powder of 2013.  It was used at a major regional, and the DCI Rule Book states that if no penalty is given at a major regional, it cannot be given at Lucas Oil.  If it was to be an issue, they should have told BAC about it before Prelims, kinda like with Bluecoats last year when our balloons flew away at the Minnesota regional, they told us if that was to happen at a dome, we would be issued a penalty.  Hence why they changed to balloons on sticks.  At prelims, BAC last year got a 2 point penalty from using the baby powder, and when the rule book was brought up in critique, it was lowered to a point, but not gotten rid of.

So after that, BAC felt a little shafted.  I would too honestly.  So this year, they settled on the Animal Farm theme.  Originally, the show was just a call out on the concept of the G7 (aka, the ToC corps).   The entirety of ToC is fitting into the “All corps are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  They get better housing sites, bigger stadiums, and with ToC, more shows in huge stadiums and more people get to see them. So, these “top 7” corps are privileged in comparison to the other corps. That was basically the original call out.

Until semi’s happened. The colorguard judge placed the BACCG in 13th place, and it dropped us to a 17.2, something we didn’t get for months.  When confronted, the judge admitted to “messing up” his score sheet, but said that he refuses to fix his scores, messing up multiple groups that performed before the intermission.  AKA, all the groups that aren’t a member of the G7.  So, once that happened, then the podiums got painted, the baby powder got added, and the DCI flags came out.  None of that was supposed to happen.  BAC’s organization, Inspire Arts & Music, has a good relationship with DCI because they were working on the Street Beat 5K together, and because of the 5K, out Board of Directors told the corps the DCI flags were to not be used.  When they let us after the judging mess up, they emphasized it was a response on the judging prejudice in the activity, not a attack on DCI as an entire organization.

I hope that was extensive enough!!

I thought it was genius.

Can you please explain like all the shade of boston this year like i just need a full explination and no one will😔
Anonymous

alexxpasq:

andaou:

Haha, alright.  Well, in the novel Animal Farm, the main concept at the end of the book is that “All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  In this regards, throughout history, BAC has kinda gotten the short end of the stick with, particularly, the judging aspect of DCI.  It began to really get rolling with the infamous baby powder of 2013.  It was used at a major regional, and the DCI Rule Book states that if no penalty is given at a major regional, it cannot be given at Lucas Oil.  If it was to be an issue, they should have told BAC about it before Prelims, kinda like with Bluecoats last year when our balloons flew away at the Minnesota regional, they told us if that was to happen at a dome, we would be issued a penalty.  Hence why they changed to balloons on sticks.  At prelims, BAC last year got a 2 point penalty from using the baby powder, and when the rule book was brought up in critique, it was lowered to a point, but not gotten rid of.

So after that, BAC felt a little shafted.  I would too honestly.  So this year, they settled on the Animal Farm theme.  Originally, the show was just a call out on the concept of the G7 (aka, the ToC corps).   The entirety of ToC is fitting into the “All corps are created equal, but some are more equal than others.”  They get better housing sites, bigger stadiums, and with ToC, more shows in huge stadiums and more people get to see them. So, these “top 7” corps are privileged in comparison to the other corps. That was basically the original call out.

Until semi’s happened. The colorguard judge placed the BACCG in 13th place, and it dropped us to a 17.2, something we didn’t get for months.  When confronted, the judge admitted to “messing up” his score sheet, but said that he refuses to fix his scores, messing up multiple groups that performed before the intermission.  AKA, all the groups that aren’t a member of the G7.  So, once that happened, then the podiums got painted, the baby powder got added, and the DCI flags came out.  None of that was supposed to happen.  BAC’s organization, Inspire Arts & Music, has a good relationship with DCI because they were working on the Street Beat 5K together, and because of the 5K, out Board of Directors told the corps the DCI flags were to not be used.  When they let us after the judging mess up, they emphasized it was a response on the judging prejudice in the activity, not a attack on DCI as an entire organization.

I hope that was extensive enough!!

I thought it was genius.

unmarvel:

How Marvel Characters Eat Their Food [x]

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