When you're explaining decentralization
@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.
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