9 of the 88 constellations are named after birds, 10 if you count Lyra which use to be a vulture. That's 11%. There are 32 football teams in the NFL and 5 of them have birds for mascots. That's 15%. This has been the bird percentage report.

"But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just posted this as a comment on a post someone made about how MLK would never do this.

And imma do it again if I see it again.

Gordon Ramsey be like "Step one to running a successful restaurant is having a clean kitchen" and every time restaurant owners are like 😳 😳 😳 😩 😩 😩

You're on social media for validation and followers. Don't kid yourself.

A 2 hour webinar on Zoom to teach you how to live the slow life defines our age.

@wabbster I am so fearful of what is going to happen in middleclass homes. I truly empathize with labourers but they receive relief while middleclass will not ask, nor receive, nor do people think they need it. Meanwhile I see the rich buying Dyson vacuum cleaners and single origin coffee. @Vishsai

They perfected Christian expression in like the Middle Ages. Bunch of guys being dudes living together in a giant dorm room making wine and cake and praying all day, keeping to themselves, lighting incense. We’ve only regressed.

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Stop trying to make Christianity cool. The coolest form of Christianity is those hermits who fuck off to the woods for 60 years to commune with God and also monks. Shitposting about like the fucking sacrament or whatever is the opposite of cool. Ugh.

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I miss night shift. One time me and a coworker had a whole conversation where she would just say yaaaaas and I would respond with yis and she would correct it to yaaaaas and we just did that for like five minutes straight.

Just got out of work and took my mask off and holy shit do I feel 20x better

violence 

Be very suspicious of any critique of consumer culture that tries to get you excited to produce instead.

Don't get me wrong, making things is a wonderful part of life, but that kind of go-getter shit can so easily just be used to make you love your chains.

i love it when websites are like "oh you're in the EU, so due to GDPR you only get a ~lite~ version of our site, we're so sorry" when in reality the lite version is just what i actually want from the website without 15 megabytes of javascript and autoplay video killing my browser

mentally ill people be like: i have no idea where to draw the line between what i cannot do because of my disability and when i am guilty of neglecting something i can and should be doing

did you know that the S in IoT stands for security

I've noticed this a lot but people will say something like "Let me know if you wanna talk" or "Let me know if I can support you in anyway" and will also ignore you asking for support and also continue piling shit onto you and demanding time and labor from you.

You can't offer support and also be the thing they need support from.

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Mastodon.host

What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.