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You realise that you are old when a brand flaming new chip design comes out and you think "ah-ha, we already went through this bad idea…".

I learned today, via Matt Dillon on the DragonFly BSD mailing list, that the AMD Threadripper 2 has four dies on it and two of these have direct access to a memory controller while the other two do not.

This means that all I/O needs to go via the two connected dies if you don't want your performance to collapse but this means that you have to start…

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do austrailians really eat cereal with apricot juice or are yall just fuckin with me

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me: [Explaining Mastodon] So then everyone got booted, and now they just boost toots

Dr. Seuss: go on

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@Argus - Yes. I believe this to be the case. Algorithmic feeds have increased the signal reach of a minority. Allowing that minority to have their say at their naturally proportioned signal will go a long way to preventing its spread.

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I keep hearing admins can read your DMs but like, they have to go digging through a database. I literally have no idea where your DMs are stored nor how to look at them and I hope to keep it that way.

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Jack: I can't kick off the Nazis because shareholders demand I maximize their value

Eugen:

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I hearby dub leaving :birdsite: to come to Mastodon as "Running away to join the circus".

Rake is back 

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when Schrodinger’s Cat is out of the box but you still can’t tell if she’s dead or alive

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if i worked in IT for a business whose slogan was ”down down” i would simply software update all the checkout machines at once

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I’ve spent a decade saying Twitter should have just charged users $20 a year instead of become a Brand cesspit. Thankfully on Mastodon I can send the creator a few bucks a month. And you can too. patreon.com/mastodon/overview

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People will argue that using DMs on here is unsafe because the admins of servers can view it. Arguably, you should use DMs for no more than you should be using them on any platform that doesn't encrypt them end to end, like Twitter.

It's about assessing your own operational security risk. Use DMs like private messages on Slack or a forum. Use Signal or another encrypted messenger if privacy is highly important.

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I think what people seem to be expecting from Mastodon is something like twitter but better. That is a centralised system with better tools for dealing with harrassment etc.

The problem is that federated is a very different approach than the centralised bit

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Hey if you’re planning to make your own mastodon/pleroma/remember gnu social? instance that’s amazing and godspeed! If you want to make it open registrations, all the best to you - but please don’t only think about how many users your server can handle, but also, how many _you_ can handle, and find moderators and co-admins you trust!

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mastodon.cloud

Generalistic and moderated instance.