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A tableau of smoke and cinders beneath, we embraced as the fire became a prism, an LCD kaleidoscope surrounding us. And in that moment, it was as though all the world was just one great, unending conflagration.

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I just went around and did some basic nmap-ing on the most popular Mastodon instances, and there's some seriously sketchy stuff in there. Publicly reachable Postgres servers, tons of open internal HTTP ports, SSH with password login, multiple Mastodon instances that seem to be running on mail server VMs, …

I guess if you're just running a single-user instance for yourself, sure, but those are all 2000+ user instances.

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I'll give the French one thing, we gave each other stupid nicknames like Mastobaters and tootsiepoops but they came up with Mastonauts, which is actually cool and a word you can say to your grandparents

(This was, of course, inspired by @nolan and his use of :trumpet:.:coffee: to denote toot.cafe)

I fantasized last night about an algorithm that converts instance names or even full handles to a small set of emoji to give each a unique fingerprint that takes up little screen space but allows instant visual recognition.
does anyone think this would actually be a good idea?

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#Mastodon Leftist?
Socialist? Anarchist? Progressive? Communist? Radical whatever (except Right)??.... find, meet and join others here...
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

Please spread this URL.

thx,
jd

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The federated network as it currently stands certainly presents user discovery challenges, but I'll tell y'all what, putting together a home feed made up of the output of some fantastic minds has been pleasantly effortless by watching y'all post in federated public feeds.

Good job, y'all, give yourselves a nice round of boosts.

watched Captain Fantastic. it was really thought-provoking, complex, moving.

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anticapitalist.party/media/bDo

#Anarchist bunnies

Placards: General strike, Ⓐ

Banner: We don't want a bigger piece of the pie. We want the whole fluffing factory.

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You know what fucks me up? If you talk to your average capitalist, get to know them, gain their trust, they will admit to you that they know capitalism is shit. They know the market doesn't optimize for efficiency or social good. They just see it as an inevitability, and want to be on the winning side. I'm not saying all of them are like this, but I've met too many to think it's a coincidence.

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As the inevitable result of the explosion of TLDs, children will one day ask the sensible question "why does every domain name have a dot in it?" and we won't have an answer

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Proposal to rename "follow bots" to "the feds"! That way everyone can yell "Oh no it's the feds!" instead of "Oh no it's the follow bots!" and we can at least get a chuckle?

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One of the dogs wrote a poem about food. I think you will like it... Show more

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the year is 2020, there are no good urls left, all the good urls are mastodon instances

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Some people missed the point here, and they were all from countries with health care. (shocking)

When your country does not provide health care, the answer isn't "well people shouldn't have to help you".

Saying that health care should be free does exactly nothing to help people who are currently in pain, sick, and dying.

Stop @ me to tell me I'm fucked and people shouldn't help others in their community who are suffering. That's insane.

You missed the point of my post.

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Octodon

Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more