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You can't make this sh*t up!
Trump speaking in Las Vegas yesterday:
And remember, Florida’s easier than other places, you have the ocean and you have the sun. There’s something about that that works. But — you (Nevada) have the sun, too, but you don’t have the ocean, I can tell. You definitely don’t have the ocean. Maybe someday you’ll have the ocean, you never know,” said Trump, who made a motion with his hand before the crowd applauded him.
#Trump #MAGA #news
I kind of wish that I had joined a large instance and migrated servers a few times before self hosting, like there is shared experience that I missed since I don't really have a local timeline. Though I will say that the @lisamelton boost experience is by far better than any algorithmic timeline and is a must follow, especially if you are self hosting
I just wrote something on my to-do list and then crossed it off, because, dammit, I deserve to cross it off even if I forgot to write it down!
A sufficiently large successful decentralized network is indistinguishable from magic
A quick tip if you have friends who haven't joined Mastodon yet: Don't say any variation of "join Mastodon" at this point
Just tell them to join either your instance or some instance you know that you think they'll gel with. Eliminate the decision paralysis and just get them started :3
Here are meta-results: the engagement on Twitter, Threads and Mastodon for my last post about engagement on Twitter, Threads and Mastodon. Now with more Excel features!
Threads is the winner by a mile.
The hardest part in trying to write about #Threads is figuring out how to compassionately describe both sides of the divide.
On one hand, I’m rooted in the #Fediverse camp and you have all seen me making fun of the cringe and status-chasing on Threads.
On the other hand, I’m a marketer and a long-time lover of many mainstream web spaces. I don’t hate a lot of popular culture. And I missed so many of the people who only now migrated from #Twitter.
So how do I approach this with kindness?
All my life whatever social media I've been on there has always been Niel Gaiman hanging around there too for some reason and only now have I stopped to wonder if this means anything since it's not apparently "normal"
I never would have guessed.
Looks like my prohibition on buying Amy’s mac & cheese and microwave burritos is extended indefinitely. 😫 WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GROW UP TO BE A SOULLESS CAPITALIST FUCKHEAD, AMY??
(h/t @Radical_EgoCom for the screenshot)
[Edited to add: Apparently the facility closure happened about a year ago. But if you—like me—hadn’t heard about it yet, now you know.]
Experts panic over Florida tourism as major conventions flee state’s 'unfriendly political environment'
Convention organizers are pulling out of Florida
When asked for a reason why they were scrapping plans, one organizer wrote simply: “Governor DeSantis.”
Thousands of dollars are also being lost by restaurants and attractions by visitors going elsewhere.
...Community Schools Conference – it also pulled out of more than 2,000 hotel rooms.
Maricopa County saw 425 heat-associated deaths in 2022 https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/maricopa-county-saw-425-heat-associated-deaths-in-2022
One #mastodon thing I can't shake — you navigate to someone's profile and it's empty, so you have to view it on the original instance... or you view a toot but there's no context, so you have to view it on the original instance... or you view a toot and you have no idea how many replies there are, so you...
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
View it on the original instance.
This seems like a solvable problem; actors have queryable outboxes, so the question is why...
I just managed to type the word “assvole” and I appear to have made autocarrot so gobsmacked it made no attempt to correct me.
I'm so glad I settled on Mastodon as my only social media platform back last December — and have seen no need to revise that strategy. I've had time to focus on Mastodon & build a nice community of familiar folks and ones new to me. I have what I want: a chronological timeline filled with a variety of interesting, engaging stuff — provided by people who support and encourage each other.
I wonder if birds think bird feeders are a magical part of nature that provides an endless supply of food.
You know, like an all-you-can-eat bar on cruises.
The Seven Stages of climate denial:
- It's not real
- It's not us
- It's not that bad
- We have time
- It's too expensive to fix
- Here's a fake solution
- It's too late: you should have warned us earlier
Hi folks, I’m Michael Sheetz! 🚀 Nice to join the #space people on Mastodon.
For those who don’t know me, I report on the space business for CNBC: covering the ~$500B industry’s growth and its importance to life on Earth. 🌎 I’ll be posting the latest about space companies, agencies, and investors, as well as updates about rockets, satellites, astronauts and more. 🛰️🧑🚀🌕
Sigh, what's the best set of resources for "I have a family member who got entangled in a "tech support"/screensharing/malware scam, but escaped in the middle, and whose windows machine now has uncertain pwnedness? They have already changed passwords on financial accounts.
A storm water diversion tunnel is being dug under Alexandria, VA because like a lot of old cities the storm water and wastewater are the same pipes. So in heavy rains the system can't cope with it all
So a nifty multimedia article about the project:
Inside Britain’s tiniest places: 'There’s really only space for one punter inside this micropub at Claygate station (and more)’
... in the commuter town of Esher, which has a 30cm x 38cm (12in x 18in) bar and makes fine use of a former coal ordering office. Drinking takes place almost exclusively outside the pub, and with glasses banned by the council, the 55 regulars have pewter tankards (labelled with their names) hanging on hooks inside. Others sip their ales from compostable cups or take them home in milk cartons. The food menu extends to local sausage rolls.
Honestly, this is the kind of story I need more of in my newspapers...
Mastodon can be so weird. My feeds are filled with lots of posts complaining about how and why people are doing mastodon wrong, how they should post, why they should change their server, shaming people for forgetting to add text to an image, calling people who haven’t deleted their twitter accounts Nazis, now followed by posts ripping on people trying Threads….all followed by posts wondering why people don’t seem to enjoy Mastodon as much as they think they should. I just can’t imagine why 🙄
Well that didn't take long;
As Meta may've hired many ex-Twitter staff, my guess is Musk's legal team will be working on an accusation of 'inevitable disclosure' on the basis that even if they formally agreed not to utilise knowledge of T's organisational practices, their tacit knowledge of T's workings would inform how they run Threads;
not an easy case to prove & unlikely to get to court IMO
#Forbes 📆 Jun 23, 2023 "#Amazon says half of the 3,236 #satellites 🛰️ will be up above us by 📆 2026" - but who will #launch 🚀 them ? 🤔 https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidphelan/2023/06/23/project-kuiper-how-amazon-will-drape-the-world-in-satellites/
We were recently asked by @theconversationau to write an article about our recent research on the decline in groundwater replenishment in SW Western Australia, and how it is unprecedented in the last 800 years.
That article has just gone live here:
It's too dignified on Mastodon. Where are my trash goblins at?
#Forbes 📆 Jun 23, 2022 Former deputy #NASA #administrator: "#political and #aerospace interests were more than reluctant to embrace #any #changes which they viewed as a #threat to their own #hegemony" https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2022/06/23/new-book-paints-bleak-picture-of-nasas-human-spaceflight-program
#Politico "one of the biggest #impediments to #reform was Bill Nelson, the former U.S. senator from #Florida who represented Kennedy #Space Center and now runs #NASA" https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/21/get-your-boy-elon-in-line-nasa-tell-all-recounts-turmoil-over-private-space-race-00041085