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GlennMagusHarvey

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A person interested in nature, science, sustainability, music, and videogames. I’m also on Mastodon: @glennmagusharvey and @glennmagusharvey

My avatar is a snapping turtle swimming in the water.

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pikachu song
interruption
Dr. Rabbit sings what what (in the butt)
music stops mid-song
<KingHarkinian> Enough. This song’s evil.

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Yo dawg, I heard u liek memes, so we put a reply meme inside ur meme so u can react while you react

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So i've been trying to talk to a friend about the lately and they seem to think that the US Government will crack down on it because Billionaires might get annoyed if users move away from normal Social Media to move across to the . What do you think about this?

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Tangential sidenote: I find the Lemmy easier to understand than Reddit.

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So it seems their reasoning is as follows:

  1. billionaires “control” (in some way) the US government
  2. said billionaires have an interest in getting people to join their companies’ platforms
  3. therefore, they will collude to make the US government ban the fediverse

I doubt that they will readily consider the following information with a level head, but if they are willing to listen, you may want to cite the following:

  • “Big Tech” is actually rather politically unpopular right now.
  • The US government has actually held various hearings grilling leaders of major tech companies. Unfriendly hearings, I would add. (Your friend may just try to dismiss this as “theater”…)
  • The various major tech companies see each others as rivals more than partners. Doubly so with Elon Musk gratuitously adding his own ball of stupid chaos into things. Heck, tech companies are more likely motivated by finding new disruptive technologies to undermine their competition.
  • Meta and Tumblr have both expressed interest in supporting ActivityPub.
  • ActivityPub, Mastodon, Lemmy, and the rest of this whole shebang is all open-source. Even if you make the flagship organizations illegal, the open-source nature of the software will lead other people to create their own hubs, and even to develop these platforms further in the absence of a flagship.
  • The US government is gloriously slow to do anything.
  • Hell, billionaires hate digital piracy! Have they been able to ban it? (This might be your strongest argument…?)
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I've recently heard that Tumblr wants to join the , This will be so cool as it would bring so much more content and prove to the wider world that this might be the way to go for social media.

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How big is their userbase? I presume it’s far smaller than Instagram’s, so there’s going to be less concern with having a sudden influx of users than with Meta’s Threads.

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I heard that foundkey’s development has stalled. I’m guessing we’re gonna see instances move from Foundkey to either Misskey or Firefish?

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Can someone provide or point me to a quick rundown of how Misskey and Calckey/Firefish differ?

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We should definitely consider eating invasive species. This includes iguanas in Florida, as well as blue catfish in the Chesapeake Bay.

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applauds

I hereby award the above comment one (1) internet(s).

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Yeah, I wasn’t really using Reddit much before Reddit had its meltdown and the threadiverse exploded onto the scene. I’ve had a lot of fun here. Frankly I think I understand how the threadiverse works more than I understand how Reddit works.

I’ve had a similar experience with Mastodon. Wasn’t a big Twitter user, but now I’m more active on Mastodon than I ever was on Twitter. On each of multiple Mastodon accounts.

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(or his mother)

lol, suspiciously specific denial

how do I add communities like !funny@sh.itjust.works to my feed on kbin? I copy and paste the name as i have it here into the search bar on kbin but nothing comes up. (kbin.social)

On the desktop version of the site i can just put the name after m/ in the URL (sans !) and i can sub from there. but how do i do this from the pwa i use on my phone?

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Does kbin standardly use “@magazinename” instead of “!magazinename”? (asking this as a Lemmy user)

Foundation of All Known Life: Webb Telescope Makes First Detection of Crucial Carbon Molecule (68k.news)

Scientists have detected a new carbon compound, methyl cation, in space for the first time using NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. This compound, crucial in forming complex carbon-based molecules, was found in a young star system in the Orion Nebula. The discovery could enhance our understanding of life's potential development...

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Thanks in turn for posting that version.

I’m still a little surprised that the detection of this particularly very reactive species is so meaningful, but I really don’t know much about the chemistry implications beyond being able to picture the structure and bonding in my head. (Wikipedia isn’t particularly helpful unfortunately.) Though I guess it makes sense that if UV bombardment can somehow cause this thing ion to form them its reactiveness on its own means that it can precipitate the formation of other molecules.

Ruins & Riches - a single-player Ultima Online experience. (kbin.dk)

Over the last years I been thoroughly enjoying playing a mod of Ultima Online called Ruins & Riches. Ruins & Riches (formerly called UO Odyssey) is designed to provide a rewarding single-player RPG experience. Players of old Ultima games will find the world familiar, and a lot of the quests and lore draw upon the old games. The...

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The idea of an MMORPG experience but in single-player makes me think of a game I found out about years ago but have yet to pick up (maybe I’ll get it next time it goes on sale on DLsite), called Tkl Online, which is also an implementation of this concept. And I guess there’s also things like the .hack// games and the Sword Art Online games.

I haven’t really played MMORPGs myself but I’ve been curious what it’s like. Well, I have played one MMORPG, but didn’t really enjoy it that much, so I’m curious what an idealized MMORPG experience is like.

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