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I know that a lot of people have the opposite experience, but I have rarely experienced these famed “stability problems” on Windows, and certainly not to the level I’ve experienced them on Linux over many many years.

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The fifth time I’ve had to hard reboot my system, after having installed Linux. Looks like I’m dual-booting Windows after all, this Linux-only experiment has run for months and has had its fun parts, but the results are clear.

Chalk is composed of the skeletons of countless microbes, long-dead, even their seas are now dead.
When chalk squeals on a blackboard it is the impotent scream of countless dying wraiths as their reliquaries are annihilated

An oddity in English: "island" and "isle" are unrelated. "Isle" is from Latin (insula), and came into English as "ile" through French. "Island" is Germanic, and was originally "iland". In the 16th century, scholars added the "s" back into "ile" to make it conform more with the Latin original - and people mistakenly started adding it to "iland" as well, creating the modern "island".

Happy Mens day, to all the amazing men in the world and the many wonderful things men have done and accomplished everywhere, thank you, you are all appreciated!

When there’s news about bad decisions by a company/org, reading the Hacker News comments helps calm me down. I realize “at least these dumbasses aren’t in charge, so it’s not as bad as it could be”.

This is a picture of the first moments of a nuclear explosion taken in 1952. The blast radius at this moment is less than 20 meters wide.

There are so many extraordinary things about this photo. First off the fact that they had a camera in the 1950's capable of such insanely high speed frame rates (they created a movie from this) that it was capable of 1,000,000 frames per second. In many ways that is more impressive than the nuclear bomb itself.

Second the fact that you can see, in real time, a nuclear explosion as it happens. Those spikes at the bottom are called the "rope trick effect" which is caused by the support cables inside or holding up the bomb. The light radiation is so intense it vaporizes anything nearby causing things to explode just from the intensity of the light itself (before radiation has any effect at all). So those spikes are literally just the support cables exploding in the extraordinarily bright light from the bomb.


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Vacation photos of a model (who’s had drug problems in the past), two Instagram comments below it:

Have fun. Just take care of yourself first.

Great tits

Summary of social media really.

I spent some time last night improving the spaces and our room directory.

I've added several rooms from different fediverse associated instances to the space.

I have also added about half a dozen room servers related to other instances and servers to our room search. So should be easy for you to find most rooms anywhere in the federated universe.

Again: you can join this space (or the others in the linked post) from any matrix user on any server. If you dont have a user you are free to register one on QOTO at:


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So I setup a list of maybe 30 highly active matrix rooms organized into Matrix Spaces on the QOTO Matrix server (though you can access them from an...

What a waste!
"According to a Malaysian news portal, The Star, a total of crypto mining machines worth $1.26 million were destroyed."

Matrix servers that have it enabled (including QOTO's matrix server) allow for ephimerial rooms. That is, you can set your messages in a room to automatically delete after a certain point in time. Anyone who is the admin/mod of a room can set it. That, combined with the end-to-end encryption and identity verification really makes this a win on privacy.

Please let me know if anyone needs help.

If you want to sign up or log in you can go to:

Everyone is welcome to signup, you dont need to have a QOTO account. You can also login as a guest if you wish.


Does anyone know of any culture that has a unique unambiguous gesture to say “thank you” ? We generally manage to convey it by nods and smiles and other context-dependent signals, but does some culture have a context-independent clear non-verbal way to convey thanks?

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I wanted to say “thank you” to someone using an emoji, and realized there’s no clear single emoji for that. In fact no clear real world non-verbal way to say it either. How weird that we created nods and shrugs and namastes and many others, but none for this very common thing humans want to express.

I was away from Fediverse for a few months, and coming back the Federated timeline looks a lot more fun now. Looks there’s much less bots, many more interesting and funny people on it, and the US election things settling down and the politics talk being minimal helps too. Whatever the reasons, I like it!

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