@dev awesome to see project is still on! Thanks!

What do you mean? I meant extinction of whole species

Can't you just think of something worth crying for, for the sake of it?
Like the extinction of the tarpian, or the caspian tiger. Or, idk, the global loss of soil, or all the amazing people in the history of mankind who are almost forgot(I'm sure you know some in your field)... and then you can also stop crying 'cause we still have many species and we can save then, we still have soil and we can increase it, and those people are almost forgot, but not quite yet

@prismo we are humans, we screw up from time to time, sometimes in a spectacular way and that's ok.

I'm sure the community will support you in this moment.

Looking forward to the extended post.

@dazinism no worries, I found some nice stuff and bad stuff in there, mostly it was the only one that popped into my mind with a POC =D

@js290 @dazinism @rynras

I see.

I think he is still useful now, I know people who are getting more interested into scientific matters, or that really digged the Cosmos episode on climate change and understood more about it thanks to him.

If for you talking favorably of science (in your words evangelizing of scientism) is something that is not compatible with being useful, I guess he is not so by your definition.


What was the episode? I just listened to a few of them, not really a fan.


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For working reason I'll have to install whatsapp on my mobile. To avoid it reading my contacts, stuff, running all the time and so on, is there anyone here running it using , or some other confining app? Any thought or best practices?
It's the first non FOSS app I install on my

@tjemni Today I'll mostly study, I think, have a nice nap and go to dance in the evening. Not too bad, even if I do not feel enthusiastic about anything lately.

On a small side project, I'm getting conscious of how many discussions I have that are basically solved by getting to the sources, so I'll try to streamline the process of giving and receiving sources.
Since many topics are frequent (homeopathy, climate change, water memory, biodiversity and hybridation...) having at my fingertips all the links will save me hours: I'll just say "stop here, I'm sending you this researches, get back to me after you've read them". And I can enjoy life more!

What are you up to?

Hi, can I please ask you to CW long posts (>1000 characters), not to fill the entire timeline? It'd be appreciated =)

@theodraxis You surely know what you are talking about!

I'd be curious to know how much this induced neuroplasticity is reversible by avoiding such behaviour... how long would it take, and how it works.

@theodraxis Thanks for reminding me not to skim read.

Beside the neurological effects, which are very interesting, it also leaves me feeling like shit after very little =D

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QOTO Mastodon

Welcome to the QOTO instance

QOTO: Question Others, Teach Others

A Mastodon instance for scholars in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and all yearning to learn.

A free speech space. No censorship here.
We do not silence or block any instances.

Unique Features
  • Inline math Latex support - Use \ ( and \ ) for inline LaTeX, and \ [ and \ ] for display mode.
  • 65,535 character limit for toots (usually 500)
  • 65,535 character limit for profile bio (usually 160)
  • Full text searches - usually you can only search hashtags and usernames
  • Halcyon / Twitter clone front-end - Want the interface to look exactly like the Twitter interface? After you signed up just go here to login: https://halcyon.qoto.org.
  • PeerTube - We host our own PeerTube server with open registration for up to 100MB, but all of our active users get unlimited quotas. Sign up here: https://video.qoto.org.
  • Professionally hosted with nightly backups
  • light modern theme with full width columns (not fixed)
  • Several extra themes - including mastodon default and mastodon default with full width columns (not fixed)

Message to New Members

Welcome to the Qoto Mastodon instance, its like twitter but better!

Please don't hesitate to Direct Message me or tag me in Toots (what we call tweets here) if you have any questions or even if you just want to chat.

If you are new to Mastodon you may want to check out this official getting started guide: https://github.com/tootsuite/documentation/blob/master/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md

We are a free speech, no censorship zone. Feel free to talk about whatever you want, say whatever you want, as long as it is legal you wont ever get banned from the server. With that said we do have a few rules: No spam, and no using multiple accounts to circumvent personal bans.

This server isnt a typical mastodon server either. I have personally modified the code on this server to give it several unique features you wont find on other servers.

If you are new to Mastodon here is some useful info.

First off, if your coming from Twitter and you'd prefer an interface that looks exactly like twitter, then just go here and login with your Qoto credential: https://halcyon.qoto.org/ No need to create an account there, your account on this server will work just fine. Just enter your username in the following format @[username]@qoto.org so for me it would be @freemo But personally I think our default skin here is way better.

Basically Mastodon is a decentralized twitter. That means anyone can run a server (like Qoto) that people can sign up to and use just like twitter. The unique part is how the servers talk to each other.

If you want to tag someone on the same server as you then you can just do @user however if you want to specify someone on a different server you can do @user@server. If someone follows you or mentions you on any server on the internet you'll get notified right here. So my full tag is @freemo@qoto.org.

So now a bit about the timelines, there are three (unlike twitter there is just one): Home, Local, Federated.

The Home timeline is just like what you'd expect on twitter, that is, everyone you are following.

The local timeline is any post made by anyone on your local server.

The federated timeline is what is cool. It combines the timeline of everyone on the server into one. This way you can see the posts of everyone that is followed by anyone on the server (assuming the post is public). So this timeline is a close representation of everyone on the internet who has Mastadon (though not really). Moreover we have a bot here that goes around and federates with everyone it can find, so our Federated Feed is rather robust covering thousands of instances.

Only other thing that is unique is listed vs unlisted posts. You have normal privacy settings like on twitter but you also can set a post to be listed or unlisted. If it is listed it acts just as i described. If it is unlisted then it acts just as a normal tweet would but it doesnt show up on local or federated timelines anywhere.

Also this goes without saying, but don't be racist, sexist, hateful, and don't harass people. Its a pretty shitty thing to do, don't be shitty!

The following is the list of QOTO administrators/moderators.
  • @freemo@qoto.org
  • @absolutus@qoto.org
  • @arteteco@qoto.org
  • @Surasanji@qoto.org
  • @hashtaggrammar@qoto.org
Note: The account @QOTO@qoto.org listed as the administrator is NOT an actively monitored account. It was selected so as not to show favoritism among our moderator group, we are a democracy and even our administrators and moderators are held to the same high standards of decency as the rest of the community.

***We will never advertise on QOTO or sell your information to third-parties***