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Ah yes, cargo ships, the Docker of the sea
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honestly i think a lot of the very dumb takes on mastodon come from the fact that it's been advertised to people as "nazi-free twitter" for so long, which is both a reductive view of what the fediverse is and not even necessarily true. the appeal of it is that you can carve out your own space on the internet.
there is nothing uniquely nazi-free about the fediverse, there's really nothing you can do in code to stop fascism. it's just a much better model than corporate social media.
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@karen

but we should not allow ourselves to be terrified of cults. instead, we must expose their flawed ideology and behaviour and send them packing.
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#FreeSpeech was cool before it was a dogwhistle for protected hate speech

gab, tusky 

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I'm quite sad that dunking on Free Software folks has become so... normalized here on Fedi.

Software Freedom is an ideal that fundamentally wants to make the world a better place and combat some very important power imbalances.

I have many frustrated thoughts on this topic, few of which have germinated to the point that they're likely to mend anything.

Quite the opposite, really. So I'll just say that I'm sad about this.

#notallfossbros

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Minecraft was created by Plato due to his fascination with geometry. Thousands of years later, it was rediscovered by a Swedish gremlin.

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Friday's xkcd is blunt but fair: it's very hard to secure any part of a modern computer stack, and we depend on all of it: m.xkcd.com/2166/

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@hushpiper @ng0 @cwebber @nindokag

Many of us came to the Fediverse seeking understanding and acceptance- basic human needs.

Understanding and acceptance goes both ways. We need to hear the base needs of others, including their pain, anger and fear. The way to address it is with love, acceptance and compassion.

In order to give love, acceptance and compassion across the boundaries of our communities, those communities must be able to communicate, and thus we need federation.

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gab 

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releasing my code under the BDSM license

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RT @anthonyrdevine@twitter.com

"Our first mistake was giving the platforms the right to decide who could speak and what they could say. Our second mistake was giving them the duty to make that call, a billion times a day." -- @doctorow@twitter.com twitter.com/thomdunn/status/11

🐦🔗: twitter.com/anthonyrdevine/sta

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This time Dr. McCoy meets a friendly robot who just wants to love but also convinces Starfleet that fuckbots are sentient and have rights.

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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.