Like so many others here, I recently passed my one-year anniversary of joining Mastodon. It's been a joy.

I have slightly more than half of the followers here that I had on the deadbird site when I stopped posting there -- and conservatively, 10 times the genuine engagement in boosts, favorites, and replies with the Mastodon account.

My thanks to @Gargron and his team for their hard work.

(Advice: If you aren't donating to your instance, please do so.)

OFFICER: The victims were dismembered and sacrificed on an altar made of antlers


OFFICER: Most likely yes

Residents of tourist hotspots in Japan are expressing their frustration as overtourism causes congestion and creates safety hazards. Learn how Japan's Tourism Bureau and local governments are responding - and what that means for your next visit. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news


Good morning #peertube

This script is automates the initial deployment of Peertube and its related components using Docker & bash scripting.

The script handles the entire Peertube installation, including activating the admin user.

It ensures the security of your peertube server by changing the SSH port, installing a firewall, and automatically updating the firewall rules to reflect the new SSH port and installing Fail2Ban with progressive blocking rules.

Scientists discovered a small 30 million-year-old 'Praying Mantis', frozen within a pristine clear piece of amber from Dominican Republic. It was discovered to have been from the Oligocene Period, placing it anywhere from about 23-33.9 million years old.

Reviewing our record-breaking September...

🟥 - warmer than average
🟦 - colder than average

Overall, the average September global air temperature was +1.47°C above 1951-1980 climate baseline (+1.72°C above the 1880-1920 baseline). Data code:

Differential erosion on a red sandstone mask on the Trustees Savings Bank in Springburn.

The lines across this scultpture are created by layers of different composition and hardness within the 270 million year old sandstone, which means they weather at different rates. In this case, the effect is quite striking.

#glasgow #glasgowbuildings #urbangeology #sandstone #sculpture

Skull found in France with a knife still embedded it. The skull belonged to a Roman Soldier who died during the Gallic Wars 525 BC.

@ct_bergstrom just tried Bard and it seems slightly more objective than GPT. It's important to remember these models are supposed to steer away from negativity and "bad thoughts". That's got to "leak" into character judgments.

That's not "irony." That's exactly the kind of shit that protesters are warning us about.

#ClimateChange #NYC #NYCFlooding

The most wonderful smart people I've found are those that presuppose everyone else is just as smart, if not smarter, than them and we've all just had access to different information.

Today was ... interesting. If you followed me for the past months over on the shitbird site, you might have seen a bunch of angry German words, lots of graphs, and the occassional news paper, radio, or TV snippet with yours truely. Let me explain.

In Austria, inflation is way above the EU average. There's no end in sight. This is especially true for basic needs like energy and food.

Our government stated in May that they'd build a food price database together with the big grocery chains. But..

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