@Gargron me trying to explain how fedi works to my friends :p

@Gargron that was me giving a federated storage lecture to some grad students this week. "this node doesn't know shit so it asks another node that doesn't know shit but knows better shit. it's obviously O(log N) because you always learn at least half a shit"

@Gargron An actual conversation...

Her: If people from Tumblr go to mastodon it'll get a bad reputation.

Me: only the instances that allows it. If you don't want to be part of that, you don't have to be in that instance.

Her: It wont matter by then because it'll already have the bad rep.

Me: So if google mail get's a bad rep no one will want to use yahoo mail?

Her: That's not the same.

Me: It is.

Her: Google and Yahoo aren't the same thing.

Me:
media.giphy.com/media/E2USislQ

when you're explaining decentralisation but the entire fediverse is perpetually in the shadow of one enormous instance

@Gargron You can't say no to decentralization because of the
I M P L I C A T I O N S

@Gargron me explaining that American presidents all use similar language around nationalism and the economy

@Gargron as a fan of always sunny i find this meme very relatable, especially given my habit of explaining in further detail than is required, new technologies that i am excited about, leading to a situation that feels somewhat similar to this scene from the show!
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