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I feel like I should tell the story of my current geeky tech saga, and that I should do it here.

TLDR: I have been trying to de-Google my phone, and it has been a lesson in the penetrating evils of surveillance lockdown we inhabit.


When 1.0 is released, and people are encouraged to create new instances on the , is the equivalent of a subreddit going to be a domain or a hash tag or something else? Will one account be able to post new articles to multiple instances?

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Remember that Gab is a sinking ship and they're basically grabbing onto Mastodon like a parasite in a desperate attempt to get attention from the "drama" of doing so.

Torba has no self-awareness to see how pathetic it looks that his master race ass is incompetent at making a working website so he has to resort to using software made by a Jew instead.

App devs will block their domains, server admins will block their domains, and that'll be the end of that.

I know beauty is in the in the eye of the beholder and that, but the people on reddit that are saying soviet republic isn't a pretty game are objectively wrong.

I don't know what the tags are on here.

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Hate is profitable. Massive platforms "optimize for engagement," with algorithmic recommendations for every bit of content or action, from "you might also like" to prioritizing things that will get you to click, comment, share. They won't fix it. It's working just fine for them.

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I think I'm gonna go undercover on the right by blaming the fall of Rome on anything I don't like.

The roman empire collapsed because skepta let asap rocky talk him into using R&B hooks.

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Toxic internet, political manipulation 

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@manicphase @Alonealastalovedalongthe @ebassi @Gargron
It rests on a naive, ahistorical view of anarchism as a system of extreme individualism rather than a radical tradition of direct democracy on the local scale which *federates* those organisations on a larger scale.
That's directly analogous to the system we're chatting on now!
That's the theory, and @brainblasted lays out clearly what it means in practical terms.

You watch one video of Tim pool lying to Joe rogan and get white nationalist shit showing up in recommendations on youtube.

has failed us.

I'm all for freedom of speech. I don't mind differing opinions, even the horrible ones, but grey and black propaganda shouldn't be actively pushed in front of people.

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ukpol, antisemitism, most galaxy-brained of takes 

Sentences that start "solar power is good in principle..." should be looked at with the same scrutiny as "I'm not racist but..." and "women..."

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Has anyone made a tv show set in a world where the police and courts are controlled by an AI.

A serial killer gets away with murder in broad daylight because they can game the system by doing stuff like wearing one red shoe on a wednesday, only entering shops 47 seconds into a minute and crossing the street backwards.

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The entire workforce at the Sonic in Circleville, Ohio just quit en masse to protest their new management and workers least two other Sonics in the area did the same. Check out the lovely note the Circleville workers left.

Oh no is having server problems. Guess I'll just use until it's sorted itself out.

Yet another accidental benefit of the being it's inherent redundancy.

@switchingsocial what's your opinion on syncthing? I find it pretty useful as an alternative to Dropbox and that, but I'm not seeing it on your website. Is it sketchy?

Peertube is a thing now, so I'm sticking this here.

How to double your money in a year and why you shouldn't.

We should instead use crypto technology to create unowned businesses and remove bad employers from the economy.

manicphase boosted I think the results of my work and my choices speak for themselves, and I am quite happy with those results. Mastodon has reinvigorated the federated web, it has gained the kind of foothold that no predecessor had before; it's a FOSS project that appeals to non-tech people. It's the first real, respectable alternative to Twitter.

I'm not gonna hate myself over that, if that's what you're expecting.

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