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Mastodon isn't Twitter. It doesn't behave like Twitter. You will be disappointed if you have actually entirely lost the ability to communicate without being triggered by the outrage algorithm. Don't bring that culture here, it's why we left earlier.

The timeline is linear. Follow people you ordinarily wouldn't. Utilise the followers only message feature when you want to avoid a potential pile on. Report UX issues in a polite way and they'll probably be fixed, because this isn't Twitter.

Accidentally introducing non-determinism into a codebase sucks.

The Germans are being nice to me on Legends of Aria. What does this mean?

A true democracy has to start with the democratic allocation of resources in a way that benefits majority of the citizens. However, capitalism is designed to accumulate resources under the capitalist class. Fundamentally, this system optimizes resource usage towards personal whims of the capitalists as opposed to the needs of the society at large. Capitalism inevitably creates an oligarchy of the rich who run the country for their own personal benefit.

This is the root problem of capitalism. The system is inherently set up so that a tiny percentage of rich humans get to make decisions regarding what happens to the other 7.7 billion people without any democratic process. This is currently driving us to extinction.

cleantechnica.com/2019/03/22/b

Saw a sarcastic remark asking why the "white male" community doesn't do something to prevent the radicalisation of its members.

It struck me just how American the concept of whiteness really is, how ingrained as a social class it is, and how it's basically an antithesis to community, as it necessitates othering groups over and over to feel "safe" and "strong".

This is quite a difficult topic because of the concept of a "white" identity being so bizarre. It's so colonial and subjective.

My new bot, @SecretlyPublicDomain, highlights pre-1964 books that entered the public domain because their copyright wasn't renewed.

Until May, it wasn't possible to find these books on a large scale. Now it is: crummy.com/2019/07/22/0

I don't think I've used a hashtag in a year or more, on this platform or Twitter.

I need to be banned from low level coding, but yet I can't be stopped.

Huh, so fosstodon is where all the tech bros went. Makes that easy to ignore.

@drwho I'm a little wowed that cloudflare doesn't do basic things like phased rollouts. And that they'd never seen a CPU grind like that before. Used to be almost standard practice to have an alternate ssh port running in real-time priority so you could get in when a box did that to collect debugging info. I actually ported a utility from bsd for that at an admin's request at one point. Guess my idea of standard competence needs a cynical adjustment.

So we started shipping WebRender in Firefox a few weeks ago. Completely new rendering engine written in rust, big departure from how we approached rendering before. We are gradually enabling it for different hardware/OS configurations and a couple of million users have it now.

What's kind of blowing my mind, having worked on 3 large-ish rewrites, is that since WebRender shipped, telemetry has reported less crashes per user with WebRender than without.

This is *not* how big rewrites usually go.

He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist.
-- Johann Most

#anarchism #quote #bot

There something profoundly poetic about being spammed by a men's rights bot from the French Pirate Party's Mastodon instance.

Watching that movement slowly fall into the reactionary fringes was very depressing.

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