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shoq

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I'm @shoq from ExTwitter. Self-appointed evangelist for the #fediverse, working on open source projects that can help it become the communications backbone for the planet that Twitter might have been.

#fedi22 #opensource #sidetoolz #USpolitics #liberal #invention

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The only thing more frustrating than the progressive 3rd-tier influencers choosing to NOT leaving Xitter, are the ones who did leave, only to bring their insipid partisan blithering and grifts to Mastodon, Sky, and Threads. No matter how many you have, moderators can’t fix stupid.

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Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

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As seen on Threads.

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Prior to Adolf Hitler’s election as Chancellor (with dictatorial powers) in 1933, the German publishers (and most of their staffs) were all atwitter over him. Sound familiar? Is it any surprise how Germans saw him?

The attached article shows why it shouldn’t be.

https://www.nytimes.com/1987/08/09/books/how-germans-saw-hitler.html

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Turns out being a little bit fascist is like being a little bit pregnant.

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@MissingThePt But enough about Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman.

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Knights with rocket launchers, why not :flan_laugh:

UE5 project: player can now shoot rockets with rocket launchers

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@stux Does anyone ever stop to reload in video games? Does the weapon ever jam?

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@stux Do the weapons ever have keyed trigger locks that user has to fiddle with (or retrieve the key for before using?)

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Good morning. But I’m skeptical, because I woke up to NPR’s serially awful Sarah McCammon telling me how Trump supporters “braved” the heat to come and see their orange Jesus in Nevada. Why is that only NPR reporters make consistently manipulative word choices like that?

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Benny Gantz has just resigned.

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The media has learned nothing from their flirtations with fascism. They are over-covering the Trump rallies just as they always have.

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Not one reply to this particularly annoying take asked “what conversation?”

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I honestly don’t know how tech writers like @mmasnick can debunk bullshit tech narratives so often without wanting break something—or actually breaking it. I find it completely exhausting. The minute one stupid non-fact gets squashed, two more trend in its place.

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@danwentzel1 But that wasn’t the real reason for the velvet rope. That rationale was just assigned to it by a few tech pundits after the fact. It was because Bluesky was always just a prototype for a much large protocol (ATproto) that needed to scale before it had much capital, and had many kinks to work out. Their miscalculation was not realizing how few people cared about the decentralized concept… who should have.

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@rjblaskiewicz I blame “liberal society” for rolling over year after year, no matter how much damage conservatives did, not making much effort to “teach” a better worldview, and the history behind it. They can’t understand what no one has bothered to explain in more than passing.

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Every time I sit down and chat with a millennials or zoomers, I am struck by just how little they know about what American society looked like before the great unravelling that began when we elected the Black dude. But also how little they understand why “innovation” came to be a mantra for the Right. It had always been a real thing, until they crushed it. Check out History Channel’s “[Men, Foods, Brands, Megabrands] that built America. Capitalism exploits big ideas. But it’s still creative …

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As big media keeps telling us… and telling us… and telling us… and telling us.

I am not a violent person. News producers should be grateful.

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My tour through romcoms took me to Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. Now there’s a broad compendium of Millennial cliches I’d never seen. But it did have a weird sort of charm. At least now I know why Michael Cera was a thing.

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It’s a start, but Trump’s billionaires will soon be spending $20 to $25 million on stamps.

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Good morning, Open Social. Welcome to the next daily installment of “Learning to Normalize Fascism.” Today we’ll explore how you can keep your Twitter, and not feel you’re enabling a Fourth Reich, with or without genocide.

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LISTEN! If Donald Trump meeting with these billionaires and industrialists is making you queasy, there’s a pretty good historical reason. Americans must wake up and understand that Big media will not tell this story because too many of them are already gearing up to profit from the fascist playbook.

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Musk must be laughing his ass off at all those high-minded journalists and publishers who bolted from Twitter, only to now come crawling back because they can’t monetize their shitty products quite like they used to. Aww.

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Hey bike ninjas! My adopted Specialized bike has a front wheel that doesn’t center in the fork? I notice this cam-spacer on the side that causes it to be off center by 1/2”? WTF? It can’t be removed? What is this about? Is my only choice a new wheel?

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I’m not leaving Twitter. There’s no point to that without some large and formidable push to dump it. That won’t happen now. But I spend minimal time there, preferring the conversation on OS (Open Social). It lets me continue to remind people there that there is a richer and healthier social experience to be discovered.

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@the_Effekt @killick

And I think that’s a fine minimalist approach to Open Social that works for some. It keeps expectations modest. But I still believe it can be far larger and more important as a utility road and content delivery service running alongside consumer social media, provisioning identity, services and resources that would never happen on Big social.

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💯 And if we build tools ALL journalists and information specialists need and should use, those who don’t show up to use them will come to look increasingly irrelevant. Stay the course, folks. We know what the alternative to Open Social looks like.

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https://mastodon.social/@killick@dmv.community/112582981602654430

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