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Since I did the same on my old instance, thought I should have an intro here as well, it’s mostly stolen from there

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My name is Ștefan (ș being sh or s if you’re English), 20 y.o., ♑, he/him, leftist and all that. I’m sadly living in Romania, I’m an undergrad in computer science and I’ve tried waaaay too many programming languages.

My usual speciality is programming, I prefer functional programming (and Lisps such as , and sometimes), math (mostly real analysis, calculus, number theory and geometric algebra).

I am also interested in (and NLP), post-WWII history (especially post-‘89), and (and generally low-level stuff), and , and (and stuff) and , and (don’t @ me) among many other things. I hope I’ll be welcomed here!

Highest carbon emissions per capita
1 Middle East oil producing countries - Bahrain/Oman/Kuwait/Qatar/UAE
2 Canada
3 Saudi Arabia
4 US
5 Australia/NZ
6 Russia
7 South Korea
8 Kazakhstan/Turkmenistan
9 Taiwan
10 Japan

Only 9.5% of France’s electricity production comes from fossil fuels, much lower than many other developed countries like the U.S. at 60% and Japan at 69%.

Hey fediverse!

I tried setting up Writefreely, but it annoys me to no end, crashes constantly, can’t see my own posts on the main page and I’d like to avoid Wordpress. Does anyone know of any good self-hosted blogging software? (and yes, I’m very much aware of Hugo et al., that’s what I used before, but I want the convenience and already have MySQL setup).

Merci beaucoup!

Rant about millionaires 

Hot take: wanting to become a millionaire (or worse, a billionaire, like in that Bruno Mars song) is quite childish. Like people look at a million dollars as like this huge amount (which certainly is, if you gave a poor family a mil, they’d be forever thankful). If you actually get to 1M however (which is relatively easy or difficult with a conventionally high-paying job and some patience), you realize your life isn’t that different from back when you had 100K (yearly, hopefully). Look at the people who won millions at the lottery and lost it in a year or two.

The trick isn’t to become a millionaire as in having 10M dollars, but having a consistent cashflow and multiple sources of income. And even when you have that, you have to know how to invest it (it’s of no use to have 100K/month if you waste 95K on random crap).

My opinion is that most people simply have no money management skills, you have to teach that yourself before seeing yourself having those hundreds and millions in your bank account (offshore, obviously).

Cecilia Payne was an astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed in her 1925 doctoral thesis that stars were composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. Her conclusion was rejected because it contradicted the scientific wisdom of the time, which held that there were no significant elemental differences between the Sun and Earth. Independent observations eventually proved her correct. Her work on the nature of variable stars was foundational to modern astrophysics. #astrophysics #AheadOfHerTime

you're morally obligated to be gay on the computer otherwise alan turing died for nothing

It's perfectly reasonable and possible for *both* of these statements to be true:

* it is better here than on Twitter
* this better *isn't good enough*

Federation and decentralization *as currently and inconsistently and idiosyncratically practiced* while better, are not good enough.

Digging in and saying that decentralization and federation *is* good enough is really, really unhelpful.

Also, the potential for better does not mean the practical experience is better.

The Toot! app lets you share posts via multiple formats woah! Via ‘image’ makes a screenshot of the post :picklerick:

Stop attracting your friends, colleagues, family and fans back to Twitter.

Don't post there. Don't fave things. Don't retweet. Don't DM.

Stop making it a social place for them. It's making them think they should be there.

Put your Mastodon address in your bio, and start posting over here instead.

The fedi version of Romeo & Juliet is two people being friends and their instances defederating because of their admins' silly feud.

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