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Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.
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New folks coming over from birbsite are very loud. 

When the "like" scores on your posts are public, when there are advertisers blaring in your ears, and you're starving for the dopamine hit of having people enjoy your metacommentary on someone else's post, and the people who follow you aren't likely to see you unless you get a lot of interaction or repost constantly, and there's no content warning / subject fold, it trains you to make a lot of noise.

It feels like, someone stepped out of a very busy street with official sponsored audio playing and a parade going by and street vendors hawking their wares-

-into a quiet cozy restaurant / pub / bookstore, where people are sitting around tables, murmuring gentle conversations and chatting cordially, and the newcomer hasn't realized they don't need to shout to be heard anymore.

Come in, sit down, have a seat, enjoy the ambiance, hope you acclimate soon :3

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"The post–1991 peace dividend and the reunification of Germany, despite the subsequent wars in Afghanistan, in Iraq, the turmoil following the Arab Spring of 2011, didn’t fundamentally lead to a reassessment of Berlin’s role in Europe—or the West. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed all that.

There are many uncertainties. But one thing is sure: Europe can no longer return to its comfort zone."

Russia's War Against Ukraine Ends Europe's Self-Deception
carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceur

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in case you're wondering how things are going over at birdsite, the "like" button just broke. the backend API throws a 404.

So as of this writing, has suddenly stopped accepting likes. What do you think the cause is?

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Do you have questions about the war in Ukraine? I grew up around military people, I know more about military stuff than most. Ping me with your questions and I will answer them as best I can.

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Now would be the prime time for any Mastodon admins with servers capable of accepting new users and scaling up to submit them to joinmastodon.org

More info: joinmastodon.org/covenant Shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]

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With all these new people, I guess I should do #introductions?

Hi, I'm Jason. I invented tofu. What can I say, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

My day job is playing that flame-spitting guitar from "Mad Max: Fury Road" in Katy Perry's road company. In my off time, I like to relax by bench-pressing mid-size cars and proving the Riemann hypothesis.

Welcome to the Fediverse!

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The only birdsite I want to care about today is the robin's nest built over the weekend in full view of my front window.

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So apparently a dig in the US State of North Dakota has uncovered fossils that have evidence of debris from the dinosaur-extinction asteroid impact. Since that's only possible for a very short time after that impact, it allows for a very precise dating and a deeper insight into that event

Very cool! Sadly, since the documentary film about it was done by the BBC (probably because the dig team was led out of University of Manchester), it will not be promptly available in the US

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« The #IPCC report reminds us that we need to reduce emissions now, enormously and in every sector if we want a shot at a liveable future 🌎

Tackling products' short lifespan and making them last longer by being repairable is one way to do this.

We need the #RightToRepair 🔥 t.co/yes18Yiijw »

— Retweet twitter.com/R2REurope/status/1

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Congratulations to the #EuropeanParliament for having passed the motion for a resolution on the #RightToRepair with a vast majority: 509 in favor, 3 against, 13 abstain. In it is written that: [1/4]

#Ecodesign #UpcyclingAndroid #FreeSoftware

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We welcome that the European Parliament demands the access to software and diagnostic tools to third-parties and consumers as a condition to perform repairs. Ultimately such an access calls for a publication of source code of drivers and tools under a #FreeSoftware license.

In our feedback for the "Sustainable consumption of good" consultation, we outline the relationship between #FreeSoftware licensing of drivers, tools and interfaces and the #RightToRepair: ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-r
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At this year's #Libreplanet, Paul Roberts, of @securepairs, won the Award for Projects of Social Benefit. Paul gave a #RightToRepair talk at last year's conference, which is published on #PeerTube at u.fsf.org/3iq Let's fight for our right!

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