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Imagine a social tool that has a minimalist text based look and use. Something readable.

And now go back to reality of memes gifs avatars jpegs sidebars banners emojis of real world.

Now this:

Seems like US president is not clear where/what Baltics vs Balkans are... Our proud, all American attitude dictates us to be proud nevertheless of course, we are forced to say "who cares about those things anyway?"

; a for mobile & web that syncs personal data with an arbitrary instance. That way my bookmarks history passwords etc is only kept on he that I have access to.

Come to think of it a cross application standarf format to store basic browsing data is not a bad idea { book mark structure, recently visited, cookie etc, password double secured}

Guy tries to help humanity do better by limiting time wasted on game play :) he will be sentenced up to 10 years.

Seriously, video game hours/days spent can be seen as such a waste.

US man pleads guilty to game hacking charges

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uspol - suggested reading of the day: 

"Why did Stalin purge his generals and most of his old allies?"

one of the influences of mastodon on me: .

I had not touched fountain pens for years, before which I had quite enjoyed using for a long stretch, even built a collection of them, just to end it all by ridiculing myself on how meaningless it is to use ink in the digital age.

And now once again I feel like I want to write on paper without keyboard and definitely with the liquidity of the ink. All the inky posts did help I am sure.

If you repeatedly flip a coin and stop when you have flipped 2 consecutive heads after how many flips you are expected to stop? 

strangely divergent, isnt it?

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One of those days, running errands, putting up blinds, cooking, eating, shopping, doing nothing much interesting, tooting in between.


trump said lets give corporation huge tax breaks this year, it will help with economy creating jobs etc. Well Job numbers are certainly good now, but not sure the tax break really helped there, let's talk where the tax break money was spent in $billions: not all companies spent it on new investments, many paid bond holders/closed debts, quite a few bought back their own stocks and large employee buyout offers for voluntary separation were very popular too. All these are great for stock holders.

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Because of the G+ (coming) closure, I have tried 5 different social networks recently for its replacement. And Mastodon is one of them.

I have some thoughts on Mastodon. What is your thought on this?

speed read - between the lines 

"the white super pharmacists selling radically charged drugs to groups of minors by the border"

oh my it is 9:21 PM and I am drinking fresh brewed coffee, it will be a looong night

Our new and wonderful society:
We are used to watching wars on video, reality TV is part of the living room for most, real pain as long as it is behind a glass cover is always worth looking at.

We have cocooned the little empathy we had with callousness made out of virtual muffling silk, it is quite untouchable by now.

Dutch police shocked as crowd film man fighting for life:

Looks like today Apple is learning a lesson in consequences of selling overpriced hardware... ~7% down

I watched a 1hr cppcon 2018 video on tube, the speaker was trying to explain why there are ~19 variable initialization syntaxes in c++ and why they all have their times that they work, or work in an unexpected way or give error... Than on quora I read how cpp is more and more ahead of other languages...🙄

Was Halloween the last party before the winter hit people with cold, hunger and disease? Is it the last chance to mock and challenge evils to come with strength and dignity?

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!