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Frigging everybody has a 3Ghz multi core CPU in their back pocket now and people still need ways to not to “feel lag while typing.”

This is the world we have made

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i forgot to share this when i was shown it last month but it's just so well done

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you can tell the expression "not safe for work" is old, because it comes from a time when work computers were the main ones a lot of people used aside from their home ones, as opposed to having one in their pocket at all times. that's why it's not, say, "not safe for bus".
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Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

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ratio is useless here anyway

theres no algorithm?? its just choosing to bother other people and nothing else

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Remembering how windows and older programs used to call an error an "illegal operation" or something.

It is good that they changed the terminology.

I remember my dad explaining to my computer illiterate hippy uncle that the cops were not about to break down his door due to a crashed program.

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looking for a plug-in to automatically reject Cookies on websites (Cookie Ninja doesn't work) and saw an listicle starting with "cookie consent pop-ups have ruined the web"

no they haven't. you know what's ruined the web? the greed of techbro capitalists and their insatiable desire to track every fucking thing i do on the internet so they can sell the data

THAT'S what's ruined the web

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If you love books, the best part of the Fediverse is probably @bookwyrm, a GoodReads-style social reading network.

More info and sites to sign up on are at:

joinbookwyrm.com

Because it uses the same ActivityPub protocol that powers the rest of the Fediverse, you can follow BookWyrm accounts from Mastodon etc.

For example, the lead developer of BookWyrm has an account at @mouse

#Fediverse #FediTips #BookWyrm #Books #Book #Literature #Novels #Fiction #NonFiction #Reading #GoodReads #Alternatives

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Lots of anti-bird posting on my TL today. Need I remind you that

• RAVENS will take pieces of bark and literally WIND-SURF on thermal updrafts in the mountains
• HONEYGUIDES are so named because they will guide humans to beehives containing DELICIOUS HONEY
• GREATER BLACK-BACKED GULLS can swallow a WHOLE RABBIT without chewing

All this (and more) just goes to show that birds are

• cool as hell
• helpful and friendly
• but most importantly, if YOU choose to mess with them, they CAN and WILL fuck you up

So please think twice before you disrespect birds on this federated verse! 🙏

I’m sitting in the park after a run and I realised I don’t have a mastodon client installed on my phone. I’ve installed Tootle because it is the first client that showed up on the App Store search page. What do people prefer using for Mastodon on iOS?

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