CWG Ops Team Updates Show more
1. @alanz is stepping back from the operations team due to personal life changes. Thanks for your good work, Alan! this means we have two open seats on the Ops Team, so if you are a #SocialCoop interested in helping moderate our instance, please reach out!
2. As a follow-up to the recent survey, we will soon start posting questions to the general membership 2x/month on Loomio. Keep an eye out for the first one soon!
Bad dream: Mastodon becomes popular and mainstream, then Microsoft comes and invests fifty bajillion dollars into instances "to support open source", then their engineers start introducing features, independent instances can't keep up, and then Microsoft stops federating with all non-Microsoft instances by default "for security reasons".
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish
gab, weaponized federation Show more
A collection of honeypot instances that contain "users" that follow popular gab users, specifically to eat up gab.com's sidekiq processes by taking as long as possible to respond to federation-related http requests.
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota will be striking during Prime Day, July 15! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-08/amazon-workers-plan-prime-day-strike-despite-15-an-hour-pledge
In solidarity, don't order from Amazon, visit the site, or use the app.
I am grateful to instances that show which domains they suspend & silence.
I know they're taking a chance, but for single user instances like mine that don't have the benefit of dozens of people reporting things to them it's legitimately helpful.
Hopefully once Florence has a sensible way of sharing allowlists/blocklists life will get a little easier 🙂
The most effective, available and scalable #carbon #capture technology is reforesting our planet. There are practically no downsides to this. #Restoration could become a driver for a new kind of eco-nomic growth. Imagine a tax-funded initiative to massively deploy forestry programs. This would be a jobs programme as well. Give people housing in the newly reforested areas so they can maintain them. Combine agro-forestry and permaculture techniques to feed the local populations and restore biodiversity. Make it possible for people currently in bullshit jobs or carbon-intensive jobs to retrain to this new system. It is possible. We have the means.
@dankwraith But without a billionaire somewhere making money off of an activity, is that activity valid?
'There is an unspoken hierarchy of passports out there, and those of us with ‘weak’ passports are keenly aware of it,' writes @Nanjala1@twitter.com
great events in internet history: 'the battle of pixelgrad' - neonazis attempt to expand across pixelcanvas only to be utterly wiped out by anarchocommunist resistance
Students at a Cambridge University College have been BANNED FROM PROTESTING against the college's President, who is, let's not mince words, a fucking monstrous criminal.
How do you know I'm vegan? I'll tell you. *laugh track*
Age: don't remember, like 25 or something?
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