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Among intellectual advancements of humanity, it really can't be overstated how important the concept of zero has been for us, however, biologists have been able to show that some vertebrates understand the concept of "none many", grey parrots, many primates, and EVEN preschool children have been shown to be able to understand the concept of the empty set.

But now, we know that honey bees too, can understand zero.

Scientists found this out by giving honeybees a choice between two images, each with a number of objects on them. When they chose the image with less objects, they would get a reward of sugar water. In training them like this, the researchers eventually gave the bees a choice between an image with one or two objects, and a blank, white image, which they have never seen before. 2 out of 3 of the bees tested were able to understand that none was numerically less than 1. They are the only known insects to be able to comprehend this.

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be polite on the internet these are real people thanks

Mastodon.host is really broken. Moving over to @panina for a bit.

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i just want someone to take one really good picture of my butt so i can carry it around in my wallet and look at it when i feel bad about myself

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happy feral hogs tweet anniversary, here's to 30-50 more.

Death of a pet 

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Death of a pet 

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My 5yo kid just said my wife's pancakes are better than mine. My 3yo agreed.

I will no longer be able to say "marriage is not a competition". I will quite obviously just be a sore looser.

But it does look like there's a big risk this person is horribly racist. We'll see.

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Help with rent, bills, and food 

Sneaking in the word Comrade in my translations to normalize its usage

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I hope you know that you're beautiful ❤️

Important: don't restrict this to blood family. Ever.
That's just extended selfishness.

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Been talking about the thing where people feel guilt for not being able to take care of themselves, being a burden to others etc.

So: Yes, this system says that everyone should take care of themselves. If everyone would, no-one would have a burden too heavy.

Or, what I prefer: Everyone take care of everyone around them. Someone asks for help, we help.
That way, everyone who is connected to anyone has help. If someone falls, it's just one more to cook for. It's not a big change in the workload. If you're already cooking for a family, it takes a lot more mouths before you notice.

Unless a lot of us fall at once, the structure holds. No one has a burden too heavy.

And I kinda think I'm having physical withdrawal symptoms?

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Soon soon soon tomorrow my wife comes back from her 10 day vacation with her husband

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Gender PSA 

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Seriously, I hope people stop referring to the things they create as "content". You're not just making generic stuff to fill up space on a website owned by people who don't care about it. Your work deserves more respect than that. You deserve more respect than that.

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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.