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fediverse meta, on growth and signups 

i've said this in replies to people but never on its own, so here it is:

rethink the assumption that open, unmoderated signups should be the norm.

open signups are a tool for growth. capitalist platforms adopt open signups because they prioritize growth above all else. if you value fostering a healthy community, you *cannot* have 100% unmoderated signups. closed networks can control registrations by banning clients once. an open network cannot do this.

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A social network either fails, or it becomes successful enough that people think it's worthwhile to spam it

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Which Programming Languages Use the Least Electricity? 

Rust comes in second, which I think is pretty great for such an expressive language.

Bokurano is a strange mecha with a sad tone. I'm re-watching it on Animelon with Japanese subs.

@angristan @Vexatos @benoit @kai @jeeves

I heard about the failed Biosphere 2 experiment long ago, didn't know it still existed in some form.

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20 Vintage Photographs of People With Their Commodore 64, One of the Most Beloved Home Computers of All Time

#c64 #commodore 64 #retrocomputing

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I don't know that I really understand mastodon yet. I joined this server because I have a lot of interest in FOSS, but that is just one slice of my life. Would it be weird for me to toot about all my interests here or do I make accounts on servers that match my various hobbies?

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@chebra I took the Gapminder Test 2018 and...

You got 46 % right answers. ๐Ÿ˜…

But I'm happy to have failed, because it seems I was a bit too pessimistic about world literacy, life expectation and endangered species.

I got the question about vaccinations right because I had recently heard the positive news from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.

Now that YT knows that I have a fetish for parasites, I keep getting this horrifying stuff in my video suggestions...

In Japan, anyone can easily buy alcohol and cigarettes from jihanki on the street ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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@kai Brewing coffee is the sort of multi-dimensional optimization problem that engineers love! :thinking_coffee:

But I'm a senior engineer, so I'm not going to play this game: you can't possibly win when you can't reliably measure the outcome, and there's no objective way to define the goal! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Truth is, we're just addicts pretending to be chasing the magical exotic taste; when there's no other choice, we'd be glad to get our caffeine fix brewed in a dirty sock... or even Nescafe! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Falkon, KDE's modern web browser, has reached version 3.1! You can now write and run plugins in QML, enjoy better and more stable support for Python plugins and improved integration with KDE's Plasma desktop.

If you use Matrix on Linux, you should check out this neat desktop app.

@Gargron @angristan How are search results sorted in the web interface?

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@kai It seems that hoping to pass one JLPT level every 6 months was highly unreasonable, given the estimated number of study hours.

So, what shall I do? Certain failure or waste of time? ๐Ÿค”

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