One of these is considered so dangerous by the government that there are laws mandating that both speed and watt limits be baked into the controller. The other one can go as fast as the operator damn well pleases, but is merely *expected* to slow down when appropriate.
Also, one of these kills people every day and is very hard to see children or short adults in front of you when you're operating it.
Guess which is which.
If you're currently on a massive server like mastodon.social, you might want to consider moving your account to a smaller server.
You can keep your followers when you change servers, here's how to do it: https://mstdn.social/@feditips/107939441820299376
There are lots of good things about smaller servers:
-Better moderation, because there are more staff per member.
-Smaller servers tend to have more personality, with a village feel.
-The local timeline on smaller servers is much more readable.
-Smaller servers protect the Fediverse as a whole from being taken over, because lots of smaller servers are harder to buy than a few big servers.
-It's easier to make a difference on smaller servers. It's easier to discuss things with the admin and other members.
Services are naturally hostile to communities, because services cannot protect communities.
And the corollary here is, when you pick an instance, are you picking to join a service or a community?
A service won't really care if you have a bad time. A community, if you fit with that community, will.
Olisi tämmöinen ~200 käyttäjän Mastodon-instanssi, jossa väen mainostetaan olevan queer-ystävällisiä nörttejä.
Arvelen, että Piipittimessä saattaa olla muutama, joita kiinnostaa. Tsekatkaa nyt ainakin @nova.
(This is a casual advertisement of hachyderm.io in Finnish, basically echoing https://twitter.com/krisnova/status/1523587470818185217)
"The best way to fight climate change is to massively reduce consumption that causes greenhouse gas emissions. Historically, Barandiarán said, we have tended to use more of everything, regardless of new technology. “When we transitioned from lumber to coal, we still used more lumber than we used before,” she said. “When we transitioned from coal to oil, we still used more coal than we did before.” Thinking of climate change as a problem to be solved through more markets, she said, means locking us into a high-consumption lifestyle. “That fundamentally has to change," she said."
Either the West gets rid of it's addiction to energy or we all die a horrible death. There is no easy way out of this. Technology won't save us. The market won't save us.
Hyvältä näyttää. Tilaus lähti liikkeelle, nyt jännittää. Haaveissa on siis kaupunkiautoilun korvaaminen pyöräilyllä lähes 100 %.
We have informed Apple of our preliminary view that it abused its dominant position in markets for mobile wallets on iOS devices.
Our preliminarily findings show that Apple may have restricted competition, to the benefit of its solution Apple Pay.
PSA: The "verified" symbol you see on Twitter etc means absolutely nothing on Mastodon or the Fediverse. On here, symbols like are just custom emoji that anyone can use and put after their name. Don't be fooled! 😁
There are ways to verify your identity on here, but the symbol is not one of them.
The easiest way to verify your identity is if you have a website that people already know is yours. You can paste a special code into your website which will verify your address and it will turn green on your Mastodon profile (see here for instructions: https://mstdn.social/@feditips/106274105538953001).
Alternatively, you can set up a server as a subdomain of your known website address. For example, the European union set up their own Mastodon server at https://social.network.europa.eu, and we know it really is the EU because the server address is part of the EU's well-known europa.eu domain.
Mastodon PSA, mostly for admins
Mastodon has a thing called AUTHORIZED_FETCH. You should almost definitely enable it.
Some people say "but blocked instances can still see my posts" well not with this thing on. This makes server check who is trying to get your posts and will yeet all the blocked instances. That's what all modern software just assumes but it prevents Scaling (and relays) so it's not on by default.
If you are on masto.host you can ask this to be enabled.
Isimies, vassari ja IT-mursu.
Suomalaisille vasemmistolaisille suunnattu mastodon instanssi, minkä pointtina on avata fediverseenkin paikka meille goblineille, jotka ollaan paossa Twitteristä!