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harassment on fedi, unsafe blocking 

blocks on fedi aren't necessarily safe, private, or might not even work as you expect.

if you block a remote user, this spawns a federating message which can be abused. let me explain. 🧵👇 (1/5)

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What is your avg home internet speed? Boost I'm curious to see what folks are getting around the country/world. If you don't mind posting pricing that would be awesome!
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Okay, it's time to tell new users a secret about Mastodon.

Mastodon is (whispers) part of a much bigger network 😮

Mastodon servers use an open standard called ActivityPub to talk to each other. That's how you interact with people on other Mastodon servers.

But, dozens of other federated networks also use ActivityPub, so (this is the good bit!) you can follow people on these other networks from your Mastodon account!

For example:

PixelFed (pixelfed.org) is a photo sharing network, here's a random example account @Iancylkowski

PeerTube (joinpeertube.org) is a video sharing network, with a p2p system that allows videos to go viral even on small servers, here's a random account @craftykat

BookWyrm (joinbookwyrm.com) is a social reading site, an open alternative to Amazon's Goodreads, here's a random account @mouse

Together, Mastodon and these other services form... The Fediverse :fediverse:

(whispers) Click on the link...

framatube.org/w/4294a720-f263-

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Byzantine emperors, incompetent invasions 

Someone with more energy than me is quoting the book on generalship by Emperor Leo VI (died 912) to show some of the elementary errors the Russians are making in #ukraine nitter.net/chrysoboullon @greyor

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somehow there's a false notion on the internet (and maybe in life in general) that winning a debate makes you right

no... it just means you won a debate

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You know, someone just mentioned and corrected me - even with kids going to school, people won’t care about the death of children. Kids dying wasn’t enough for gun control, how will it curb control around virus spreading? (v2.jacky.wtf/post/a382e5b1-615)

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Twitter bans 7k QAnon accounts, limits 150k others as part of broad crackdown
news.yahoo.com/twitter-bans-7-

(submitted by MBCook)

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Facebook accused of trying to bypass GDPR, slurp domain owners' personal Whois info via an obscure process

theregister.com/2020/06/23/fac

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The Largest & Most Detailed Photograph of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch Is Now Online.

Zoom In & See Every Brush Stroke

openculture.com/?p=1077120 t.co/YFQwMRoeTX

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Nine biological aging measurements were compared with actual deaths over a 20 year period, telomere length, DNAmAge, Horvath, Hannum, PhenoAge, GrimAge, physiological age, cognitive function, functional aging index, and frailty index. Go ahead and try to guess which of those 9 tests actually predicted who would die. news.ki.se/new-measure-of-biol

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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!