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Bad news for the European branches of the decentralized web. Not only did and the pass EU Parliament, the Commission introduced new anti-terrorist proposals that would need you to be available 24/7 to police your network for "terrorist content".

It's time to make your voice heard in Brussels. Start with subscribing and following edri.org/ -- the reps for digital rights groups in the EU.

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The longer you spend online, the greater the pile of things you miss that got fucked up by take-overs becomes... Last.fm, RSS and Posterous being the top three. Also I got a handful of actual blog comments this week, rather than FB discussions about the post. That reminded me of those heady days when blog comments were where the action was. I miss that too... :(

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Move at a reasonable speed and leave things better than you found them.

Been here less than two weeks, already blocked two mansplainy arrogant asshats who have no idea what they're talking about, but have the confidence of 100 mediocre white men.

Honestly, fuck mastodon. I'm literally going to be here to be in touch with a very tiny number of people I care about. Everyone else can fuck off.

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EVERYBODY! When my baby bunny drinks milk she does this cute thing with her little paw. It's important that you know this.

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One of the symptoms of depression is not being able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-wor

Wanna do some good? Form a brigade and go after Alex Jones or Mike Cernovich or Richard Spencer. Punch a nazi. They're not hard to find.

Wilw didn't deserve this. No matter how you feel about him, this was unfair. And we should learn from it because it will happen again.

We have to be able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

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I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that Mastodon is as full of mansplainy twats who are overconfident in their own opinion as everywhere else.

The thing that pisses me off the most about this Wil Wheaton thing is that there is a bunch of us who were talking about essential community management tools and techniques a fucking decade or more ago, and we were all ignored. And now what we see is that the lessons we all learnt and discussed back then have not just not been learnt by today's admins, but the scale of the problem has been allowed to get out of hand. And now it's very hard to put the genie back in the bottle.

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As the lead singer of the Prodigy is lead away in cuffs, the arson detective leans down and pats Billy on the back. "You finally cleared your name, Mr Joel."

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when you overexpose night photos and you have a lot of moon light and no artificial light you get pictures which look like they are taken on a sunny day - just with stars.
#photography #LongExposure

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this is a beautiful story of design ethnography, of someone noticing a real life pain point and then *doing the work to get it right* instead of (ignorantly & selfishly) leaping to a solution blog.thealzheimerssite.com/jel

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People forget how much context influences community participation. Put someone in a room full of people talking a certain way and they’ll inevitably adopt that way of talking.

That’s why the epic aggression and negativity on Twitter is so poisonous. In the end, it doesn’t matter what the tools do or how they look. What matters is the community content and tone. What matters is what’s considered normal.

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It's really depressing to me when people set up a false dichotomy between funding space exploration and funding health care/aid programs/arts etc.

We could fund arts, sciences, and the social safety net with the money the military wastes on equipment they don't even want.

I suppose the upside of living in Ant Country is that I have never had a kitchen kept so clean in all my life.

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AAAA ok websites that want to sell me things and have a little audio notification that chat is available: You are one of twenty browser tabs opened in the background on a system running at least three messaging apps, and you're making a very short, very generic, very unfamiliar noise. I have *no idea* where it came from, but you are the last place I'm going to look, and I'll be questioning my sanity until I find you.

Stop. Stop doing that. I'll get to you when I get to you.

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Sometimes wild elephants will wander onto a farmer’s property to munch. the farmer will protect their crop with force and elephants end up hurt or dead

However, elephants are super scared of bees. conservationists use this fact to help protect them

By building bee hives along the property line, the elephants are scared away from the farmland without being seriously hurt. Plus, the farmer gets some income from the hives and the world gets more bees! 🐝

A post on the Birdsite reminded me that Diaspora still exists. Does anyone use it? Is it any good?

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