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Intro to Mastodon, especially good from safety and CW-cognizant perspective, written by instance admin:

More technical take on Mastodon, especially good bits about federation and moderation:

Other resource suggestions welcome!

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(re) #introduction time follow ddos 

mind-bogglingly shortsighted zoom security flaw 

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zoom shit; code block (bash) 

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mind-bogglingly shortsighted zoom security flaw #meta, gab 

I'll never forget first getting into #FOSS. The first free operating system I used was #Windows 98, then later XP. My step dad had pirated it from work along with some games from mates. I'm still a big believer in #freesoftware these days but that was definitely the start. I did a lot of #gaming too. I'd play cards for hours while IRCing.
Bring on the #FLOSS revolution imo

Honest "Free Speech" 

arguments against capitalism:

too many to list

arguments for capitalism:

gamer girl bathwater

philly neighborhood shit 

FOSSbros; Mention of slurs; Subtoot 

Interesting to see tech blogs starting to notice. Every Fediverse instance admin and every app user needs to be be sure to be ready.

Do we know how many have already blocked #gab? Is there any hashtag for this organizing that we should create? #mastodon #admin #blocklist #fediverse cc: @Gargron

"Gab is forking Mastodon and joining the fediverse"

I've opened an issue on the GIMP repo to ask them to rename it:

Please leave a thumbs up on the issue or your suggestions in the comments. If you want to express approval or disapproval, please use GitLab's reactions instead of leaving a comment

"how would one meme in the non internet" a coworker asked me as we discuss the FB downage

"zines" I reply. "mimeographed and handed out at basement shows"

someone ruined it already. now i just look like a liar

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will this get zero responses?

one of the things I do when I'm home by myself is do a shouted impression of Fred Schneider talk-singing the lyrics of songs it's hard to imagine the B-52s actually ever covering.

Just e.g. hollering to the cats and no one:

you never CLOSE
your EYES!
any MORE when I KISS
your LIPS!!

there's no TEN
like beFORE in your FING

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

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