@SecondJon Now what’s your spin on the pro Trump, anti Jew who just killed 10 in Pittsburgh?

@cambridgeport90 Are you staying hydrated? A few years ago I had this issue and after a few frustrating appointments with my doctor, she finally figured out that I was dehydrated and she told me to drink coconut water.

@Surasanji You might want to turn to Reddit or something similar

@cambridgeport90 I'm fascinated by the subject of sleep. Have you ruled out a medical issue like sleep apnea?

@chartier Are you saying this happened with an unprotected screen? I dropped my iPhone 6s on concrete and only got a little of the corner damaged. I have a friend who just dropped his X on concrete and his screen is intact too. It might not be common, per se, but it's not that rare.

@Surasanji @SecondJon I agree, it's mostly likely a misguided individual, not someone with that much political foresight. How Trump and other government leaders respond to the threat is a different story. Also, I'm sure we'll get the info once it's confirmed. No leaking necessary.

@MOTT My parents both wanted my brother and me to decide for ourselves. My dad taught me prayer and how to have a relationship with God outside of religion. When I was 13 I questioned all of it, and never looked back.

@MOTT My atheism is rooted in my desire to be a citizen of the world, not just my white American upbringing. Like other atheists I know, I just can't get over the fact that if I was born in many other places in the world, I'd be brought up with different beliefs. Everything else fell into place from there.

@MOTT I believe we can't actually be sure about any of it. I actually believe when we die we just cease to exist, but would like to think we get to come back and do it again. I also know the earth will die eventually, but I'm hoping we know how to move to another planet by then.

@DamienGranz I want to know what the threshold for rich is. And once you're over that threshold, if you give a certain percentage to charity or the arts, are you exempt from being eaten?

@Rado1 Yes, what's bothering me in recent years is that their new tech just isn't a good user experience. But anyway yes I think the only thing I can do now is take my Photos file and hide it somewhere else.

@MOTT It's the "forever" part that gets me. I'd be more into the idea if it was a nice little pit stop, and then you get to be reincarnated. I just like doing new things and experiencing new people all the time. I wouldn't want to just hang out with the same people all the time, even if it was Jesus.

@freemo Is publishing your signature not a security issue there?

@MOTT It was always described to me as the place you go and have a good time with your loved ones forever. Like when your spouse dies, it's OK because they're just chilling upstairs waiting for you to arrive to the party. I totally understand why that's a comforting thought to many, but to me...nah.

@freemo I don't even like horror, and I'm obsessed with it. It's like what True Detective (season 1) did for the classic whodunit...elevating it into this richly drawn, pitch-perfect story

@neverfadingwood It's never really all that funny or thought-provoking to wish harm on others to make your point. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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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***