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Microblogging like it's 2009

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That dramatic shift from wanting-to-nap-because-it's-hot to wanting-to-nap-because-it's-rainy.

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Exciting news, the Beer Garden is coming back on Friday! Possibly the most charmingly uncool beer garden in the area, and therefore my favorite.

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@bikepedantic We should do the next Boston there

Tempted to make it a combined / (?)

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If you're not on threads, this is the kind of entertainment you're missing out on

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I don't want to get too carried away with extrapolations, but it's wild to see engagement on Mastodon and Bluesky blow X away, for essentially the same posts, on accounts with ~10-15% the followers.

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@philbaker1 @Heliograph I'm old enough to have been one of 100
entrants in the contest to design that! (as a child, lol)

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Nikki Haley says sheโ€™ll be voting for Donald Trump. https://apnews.com/article/72cd80b03d0cd6f69601a0c6166194a5

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@w7voa lol

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The good news is, the AI will probably always be too buggy to reach Skynet level.

The bad news is, these fuckers are going to try and make Skynet.

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@Adam_Cadmon1 Wanna see the Dumb Terminator movie

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@Adam_Cadmon1 @uncapybarable It would probably just confidently assume it was speaking with perfect fluency and shoot anyone who didn't understand

(assuming this was derived from American technology)

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this is where Iโ€™m coming from with for changing culture, we need to rescue the idea of change/innovation/evolution from capitalism and its bros and girl bosses. We need a working vision & definition of technology that centers long term societies oriented around life itself, not just short term profits for a few. this is def a note to self for my upcoming book lol https://fediscience.org/@steve/112486844345257840

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@seachanger ooh are you actually writing a book??

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@seachanger This is so exciting! I love your thoughts and writing.

And full solidarity and empathy on the day job struggle bullshit

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Time to peel myself off the floor and build myself a couch

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Well I did the first step which was disassembling the existing couch, unfortunately turns out assembly requires two people and wife is still at work, so back on the floor I go

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One thing Mastodon (or a fork) could do to win some users over from Bluesky, is support taking your account private. It's wild that X and Threads are the only big post-Twitter microblogging platforms that allow this.

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@boby_biq Bluesky actually has that for replies, but I think a lot of people don't know that. And it should for quotes. I'm optimistic that when Mastodon rolls out quote support, it will include that, but they should extend this to replies as well.

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@jdp23 @kissane Yeah, seems like the easiest path would be to just not use standard ActivityPub at all for private profiles, only communicate with instances that support the feature. There could definitely be rogue instances though - I wonder if some kind of encryption could work? And/or a certification system for trustworthy instance operators.

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@jdp23 It's not on Bluesky's 2024 roadmap, so there's a chance, but given the pace of mainline Mastodon development, that seems likely. (Obviously not a fair competition because of funding disparity, but it is what it is.)

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@jdp23 @kissane That's what I mean by the other stuff though - I think E2EE + some kind of certification system probably cross a reasonable threshold of safety, given that nothing is safe from, say, screenshots, regardless.

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@jdp23 @kissane I guess I need to review how all this works - to be clear, the issue you're raising is that instances retain data, right? So, when I load your timeline, mastodon.social isn't making a fresh request to blahaj.zone, it's loading it from a cache? How long does it keep that?

Let's imagine a hypothetical, where someone deleted all their posts, or their account altogether? How long would phantoms of it stay on instances?

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@jdp23 @kissane If mass post deletion doesn't reliably work, then that's not an acceptable state of affairs, and needs a spotlight on it. If it does, then "going private" could be the equivalent of that, except for trusted servers. Also, fwiw I was imagining separate keys for each connection ... as if they're proper DMs. Not sure what the computational overhead for that would be for people with a lot of connections.

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@jdp23 Again though, it seems like if an instance issued "mass deletion" commands to untrusted/unsupported instances (for any recent posts - I assume instances don't generally cache everything indefinitely?), and issued a more nuanced instruction to trusted instances that supported the procedure, it would be effectively a "shields up" move, right? And then, it could "restore" those posts later. I assume I'm missing something just trying to figure out what it is!

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Is this tree a goner? ๐Ÿฅบ

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@Kevin mushrooms

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@Kevin Lots of leaves! Did a quick google and saw it suggested that mushrooms indicate root rot - they don't kill the tree but suggest that it may be terminally ill.

Do you (or anyone following the hashtag) happen to know if has an office that will come out and diagnose a tree like this?

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I think if Mastodon is gonna grow significantly, and win back potential converts who rejected it before, it's gonna need a rebrand.

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