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This is the single greatest triumph of technology over itself, boost if you agree.

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Hard to apply that term when the price tag is so high and ESPECIALLY so when you can get a very good Chromebook for $250

I keep seeing tech news sites talking about how "affordable" the $649 Pixelbook is and clearly we have different definitions of "affordable."

Hi Fediverse 👋

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂

The power of community can never be understated.

In the last couple of months, I've seen instances making an effort to work together to identify bad actors and slowly but surely, it's making a difference in the overall quality of our interactions.

I think more of fedi is seeing how effective cooperation can be if we collaborate.

I like this trend. It is absolutely unique to the fediverse, largely because we are not subject to the whims of people that don't give a shit.

NYC folks: if you'd like a free ticket to my day long workshop this Friday about, essentially, how to run a great Mastodon instance for your community, I have discount codes!

It's based on my runyourown.social guide but it uses the guide as a jumping off point and I get into some of the nitty gritty, including things like "how to stay on top of Mastodon releases and keep your community informed of new features if you don't know anything about programming"

eventbrite.com/e/radical-netwo

I just got two identical PR pitches, one addressed to "William" the other addressed to "Max." One of those used a list that had my legal first name, and the other the name I publish under.

We're giving away 10 of our unpopulated SAO badge boards and lanyards this week.

Donate $20 or more now through Friday 13:00 UTC (9am ET), and you will be entered to win.
donate.torproject.org

Hey, if you were telling your friend about Mastodon, which of its defining characteristics would you mention?

@maxeddy
I don't believe in flat earthers! I believe they are just low levels trolls who couldn't possibly believe something so stupid and verifiable

The salvage starships entered Earth orbit.
"We're sorry to alarm you," they broadcast. "We were led to believe your planet would be in nuclear winter now, with all sentients extinct."
There was a pause.
"Well done, avoiding that."
Another pause.
"We'll check back in fifty years."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

take me down to parallel city where the lines are straight and stretch to infinity

My colleague is telling me about a friend who is not only a flat-earther but doesn't believe in gravity.

It's making me so angry that I want to hit something.

take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

Why is it such a big deal that Safari send Safe Browsing data to Tencent? The ip addresses can be used to de-anonymise users which could be weaponised by the Chinese government engadget.com/2019/10/13/safari

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