It is now illegal in three US states to ban someone online for "hate speech," at least until this is appealed or there is an injunction:
Everyone on Masto.host is now running Mastodon v3.5.2.
Any issues or questions please let me know.
Not to mention the ugly elephant in the room -- there's the issue of former disgraced Premier Trump. Trump has a good shot of being the next President again, and all this man wants to do is get back on Twitter. He's tried to recreate Twitter twice since he was kicked off (and failed -- his personal "blog" and "Truth Social"). Owning Twitter at this point is playing the long game (something Elon Musk _is_ good at) at basically having a _huge_ influence on the potential next POTUS. 6/6
These people have stuck with Twitter throughout the years, during the harrassment campaign scandals, when Trump was using it as his personal soapbox, and even today, when it's bought and made into a private company by the world's richest individual. 3/6
Twitter is about 350 million (its actual userbase is not that big) incredibly _addicted_ individuals who _crave_ attention. These people include many celebrities, business leaders, "thought leaders", _huge_ numbers of politicians, world leaders -- these people are pathologically addicted to attention. They will do anything to get it. They _need_ people to hear their voice. 2/6
One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
Seen recently on discord after the Musk acquisition of Twitter:
"I may even leave Twitter because of this. I don't know how Twitter is worth that much money."
Friend -- if you're still on Twitter after everything's that's happened during the past few years, A) you're not going anywhere and B) you're _exactly_ the reason Twitter is worth $40billion
@hugo Any load issues happening today because of the influx of users to Mastodon, or A) the influx isn't that much, or B) your infrastructure is ready? :)
AMD crams a bunch of L3 cache into a (slightly) cheaper chip, and the gaming performance goes way up (at 1080P) : (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/04/review-ryzen-7-5800x3d-is-an-interesting-tech-demo-thats-hard-to-recommend)
I sincerely welcome anyone who's coming to Mastodon from Twitter, but.... I seriously doubt that someone who's stayed at Twitter _this_ long, after everything that's happened in the past few years, is seriously going to be able to kick _that_ habit simply because a notable individual bought a minority stake in Twitter Inc.
Ron bringing the heat against Google again on ars tech:
"It's a Google phone with a Google chip running a Google OS, so the company should be able to get the update out the door quickly. Once the fix hit the codebase in late February, many third-party ROMs like GrapheneOS were able to integrate the patch in early March."
My new favorite vegetable -- the "Romanesco" broccoli. It is actually the result of its genes trying to grow into a flower, failing, and then getting stuck in an infinite loop and repeating over and over again: "A 2021 paper has ascribed this phenomenon to perturbations of floral gene networks that causes the development of meristems into flowers to fail, but instead to repeat itself in a self-similar way."
[By Aurelien Guichard - Flickr: Borough Market, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24508561]
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This is a private mastodon server for members of the Team McNamara Group.