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Thanks to @emacsomancer for forwarding to me this article about "demetrification" of social media wired.com/story/internet-healt (not showing like counts, follower counts, etc) and how dramatically user behavior is changed when we do expose these things.

On BoingBoing: boingboing.net/2019/09/12/flic

I'm so sick of teams and being pushed into groups I don't identify with whatsoever...

Left v Right
Black v White
Cis v LGBT
Linux v Windows
Python v Ruby
Nike v Reebok
Red v Blue
Europe v USA

Fuck all those stereotypes and judge people for what they say and do, not for what you make them out to be from the get go.

r/todayilearned - TIL that in Germany, and some other countries, there's no punishment for escaping prison. Their law consider it's a basic human instinct to want to escape, so no extra time is added to the initial sentence if no other laws are broken in order to escape.

1,805 votes and 199 comments so far on Reddit

reddit.com/r/todayilearned/com?

@fedilab
Some kind of address book would be a great feature, helpful if it allowed alt accounts too

@cwebber 🔗 octodon.social/users/cwebber/s
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I wish fediverse clients had a working petname based contact list type system so I could write down notes about people and give them my own names so I can actually contextually remember who they are [...]

I wish fediverse clients had a working petname based contact list type system so I could write down notes about people and give them my own names so I can actually contextually remember who they are

Especially a big problem after APConf, where now I just followed a bunch of people I really cared about the conversations of, and will have a hard time mentally mapping them to their online identities :(

One of the big takeaways from me from apconf was how much I've unfairly discounted the Pleroma community (tbqh because @lain is such a massive shitposter that I don't know how to make sense of it probably). But meeting everyone IRL really made clear how thoughtful that community is, behind all the jokes. Lots of excitement there while discussing (not just w/ the Pleroma folks, but esp with them) about how to make things genuinely better for fediverse users. Thanks for the good chats, friends.

Can I write my thesis as a wiki?

I'm stuck on a piece in my background chapter which could go three different ways depending entirely on how I structure it. And I just want to write three separate tiny subchapters and hyperlink to them, so people could read them depending on what they actually don't know and need to find out!

The logo contest for #Fedilab is open here: github.com/stom79/Fedilab/issu
Don't hesitate to share the link and thanks for your contributions :)

Not sure if we have any other aquarists here?

Today I bought 2 new “giant armoured shrimp” for my shrimp tank. For reference, the 2 red shrimp to the right are around an inch long.

The big boy would just about for in your hand. I LOVE THEM!

The Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia My Reflection

youtube.com/watch?v=IuezNswtRf

... empires down ...
(expect more music coming up...)

although poisonous, the fruit can be cooked and eaten [citation needed]

this seems safe :thaenkin:
morning
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The hidden underwater ecosystem of the North Sea coast at - I didn't even think we had many sea creatures like that still in England, I guess I am used to only seeing them on nature programmes from far away foreign nations..

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norf

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