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Dylan Bourgeois @dtsbourg@mastodon.social

"So the point is to ask not whether there is a level of abstraction at which the whole universe can be viewed as computational—because it is trivially true that there is—but rather whether that is the right level at which to analyze the universe without blurring all differences, like a night in which all cows are black, to borrow a saying from Hegel."

[PDF / 236 kB] thenewatlantis.com/docLib/2017

Thank you @Tyrron for the great idea.

To relieve pressure from Support on various instances, use and everyone that has the capabilities to can help.

In the process of getting help only tag support when the questions doesn't seem to find a solution.

Thank you in advance.

@martijn_grooten next step for Mastodon is to put all the usernames in a distributed ledger run by all the Mastodon servers to have a unique blockchain of usernames.

I am originating a new usage of the ✅. I hope it catches on, because in a sense it's mostly used this way now.

As portability is currently quite limited, the checkmark now indicates that I am actively using that instance, and that my other nonchecked instance identities are hibernating.

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Hey mastas and mastos! If you care about decentralization and encryption we are holding workshops and conferences at Centre Pompidou on May 5th. We are still confirming speakers but expect great talks! register -> nextleap-launch.eventbrite.com

Wesh, les mastas et les mastos. On organise des ateliers et des tables rondes portant sur la décentralisation et le chiffrement. Ca sera le 5 mai au centre pompidou. Viens, on sera bien nextleap-launch.eventbrite.com

I suppose I can make this semi-formal. :T

Yes, I plan on open sourcing Amaroq. It is not ready to be public-facing at this time (no documentation, local dependencies need cleaning up, I need to finalize a decision on the licensing). But I will be working to do this in the coming weeks. I really do look forward to taking on all the support ya'll are offering, but I gotta get things settled first. I never expected this level of interest this soon. I'll announce when I open things up. Thank you 💕

I'm sure everyone notices the huge delay in the streaming API. I'm basically working non-stop on trying to mitigate that. 4000 toots per hour is just more activity than current processing queue can keep up with

I'm sorry if I wasn't able to answer everyone's messages! My notifications move too fast

Avec le débat des 11 ce soir, Mastodon va être on fire

Wait, wait, everyone. If you're teaching someone how to use Mastodon, are you giving them a... toot-orial?

update: Admins can now easily close registrations with a custom message. In other news, I have closed registrations to mastodon.social for now ensure a quality of service for all existing ones, and to promote other federated nodes.

Tim Berners-Lee has won the Turing Award for his work in inventing the WWW
news.mit.edu/2017/tim-berners-

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mastodon.social isn't blocked in China! No VPN needed- sweeeeeeet:dancers: