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I like that most bitcoin bros on Mastodon have bitcoin in their account name so I can immediately block them. That’s helpful.

Black civil rights activist and trade unionist Bromley Armstrong has died at 92: thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/2

As a young man in the 50s, he took part in "sting operations" to prove businesses in Dresden, ON - once the last stop on the Underground Railroad - were refusing to serve Black customers in defiance of Ontario's just-passed anti-discrimination law. He founded the Urban Alliance for Race Relations and served as labour leader for UAW Local 439.

#news #rip #ontario #history #labour #union

"You are a dirty little cossack! ... Perestroika!"

Photographers. Thanks for bringing me this The Mentalist >.>

So you think Fidel Castro was a bad man. The cuban intervention in the South African-Angolan war was one of the reasons apartheid in South Africa fell.
History, people and countries aren't black and white.

Women's Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.
International Women's day is March 8th.

Heroes' Day is a national public holiday in Namibia. It is recognized by the United Nations as Namibia Day. Celebrated annually on 26 August, the day commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe.
A war in which Cuba intervened with troops to fight South Africa.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Af & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_in

If I read "blockchain" one more time I might going to lose it.

On the 26th of August 1789 the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is approved by the National Constituent Assembly of France.
Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
The Declaration was drafted by General Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, and Honoré Mirabeau.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declarat

@freemo Now gtf to bed and claim your deserved rest ;) no replies, boosts or favs anymore, only self care!

Guys im too drained from this week to entertain tonight. I'm crashing early and will catch up on all the message tomorrow, sorry im tired. But thanks for the excellence, enjoy your days/nights!

I am considering doing a world conquest run in but it's so incredibly boring.

I just got back from riding my new bike... it was EPIC. Fast as lighting, comfortable as a sofa. I could bike across Holland and take a nap while I do it.

@commandelicious @Surasanji @Jamest @freemo Can't say much about .de's cityscaping, but we have some pearls, also from ye olde days. Take a look at the stronghold of Naarden:

@commandelicious @Surasanji @Jamest @freemo More amazing are the Oostvaardersplassen, a nature reserve in Flevoland that has been "rewilded". Note that it hasn't ever been land before, but now it attracts even white-tailed eagles.

Such typical Dutch birds *cough*

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oostvaar

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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***