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Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.

Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.

Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.


Public trading makes companies evil. The stock market could be abolished and all companies made privately-held and employee-owned without breaking capitalism.


Ich arbeite in einem IT-Unternehmen in einer Region Südhessens, in der die Wörter „Azure“ und „Ärger“ sich (bei Sprecher*innen des lokalen Dialekts) phonetisch völlig identisch darstellen.


Technically talented people are finding the drama in #OpenSource communities so toxic that they avoid sending their mods upstream, and instead just circulate them in hacker Fight Clubs:

I find this very dispiriting :(


Christopher Columbus Day 😂😂😂

"I discovered this car" 😂😂😂

LMAO. This is so accurate 😂


critics of socialism fear some people might try to take more than their fair share while not contributing a justifiable amount to society SO INSTEAD we have billionaires

Bitcoin is secured by the rationale that an adversary couldn't possibly be more wasteful than the rest of the network already is.

Privacy policies are like...

"We at Big Eyes Corp value your privacy. We do not use your data except as outlined in this policy.

Ways we use your data:
- We may use your data any way we want, for any reason."

friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:


REMINDER! If you own an original Xbox, you should check the hardware revision version ASAP! Any Xbox pre-v1.6 uses a cheap capacitor which after a decade will corrode and destroy the motherboard permanently.

I’m busting mine out rn (and softmodding it while I’m at it). I suggest you do as well, since it’s essentially a self destruct on vintage hardware.

Silicon Valley Leaders Sit Down With Wildfire At Investment Meeting After Being Impressed By Its Rapid Expansion

Warum verwenden Echsenmenschen Windows?

Damit sie ihre .exe ausführen können.

"How to read statistics"

Every time a state makes riding motorcycles without a helmet illegal, the number of ER patients seriously injured in motorcycle accidents skyrockets. Every single time.

When you phrase it just right, it makes it sound like it's more dangerous to ride a motorcycle with a helmet than without one.

Of course, the reality is that before those laws, those patients were going to the morgue, not the ER.

Me: "Okay, start of the day, things to do, let's focus on one thing at a time here-"

Brain: "I am holding four things :)"

Me: "No we-"

Brain: "I found another one!!! Look how many things I can hold!"

Me: "No we can't-"

Brain: "I dropped them :("

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