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Celebrating the Glorious 25th of May and the People's Revolution of Treacle Mine Street by reading Briggs' play of Pratchett's "Guards Guards" with friends.

@eddie Decentralization allows for differing philosophies to coexist. In terms of communities, of instance policies, location, type of organization and even applicable laws.

Running a server in the fediverse has different incentives than with another social network run by a corporation. As opposed to trying to cater to the widest possible audience and paying for the service with data, here privacy and a community without hate are a lot more important. At least that’s why I run this server.

We've had some amazing clouds in Vienna yesterday evening.

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What is great about threaded discussions is that inevitably there is a point where, after a couple of back and forth comments the more reasonable person thinks "fuck it, I won't respond to the other person any more, my points stand on their own"

@natecull theguardian.com/politics/2019/

This is a fascinating long read on how "direct democracy" can be quite easily manipulated into doing the bidding of someone who controls the infrastructure and talking points.

I'd say instead of an improvement this sort of thing is a major problem instead. I think in the last few decades we slowly forgot that the mob as a derogatory term exists for a reason and that kind of way of organizing is neither smart nor kind.

@natecull theguardian.com/politics/2019/

This is a fascinating long read on how "direct democracy" can be quite easily manipulated into doing the bidding of someone who controls the infrastructure and talking points.

I'd say instead of an improvement this sort of thing is a major problem instead. I think in the last few decades we slowly forgot that the mob as a derogatory term exists for a reason and that kind of way of organizing is neither smart nor kind.

I’ve dreamt that I’ve been involved in a plane crash on some military transport plane.

Somehow I survived and naturally I posted about it on Mastodon with pictures included.

Then japanese people started posting all these gifs in a reply: “boop toyplane gently lands in water” “wee toy firefighting boat comes up and starts rescue operations” etc.

This is totally how it would happen.

HERE IT IS. Video of Nigel Farage actually getting milkshake thrown on him

Turns out there is this huge slab of a map of Vienna at the top of Leopoldsberg.

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