Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

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quick question, you guys don't support nfts right? ^^;

@mathlover @princesalde uh prove it. both are distributed networks so I don’t really see any difference. The energy cost to run a mastodon node is extremely inefficient and the fact there are so many makes it even worse than a single website like twitter
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@rw @princesalde The energy cost to run a Mastodon node is tiny compared to the amount of money wasted on a single Bitcoin transaction, mostly because the latter is so inefficient due to what is going on that it's hard to make it any worse without literally burning an acre of old-growth rainforest for each Bitcoin spent.

Bitcoin's exorbitant energy expenditure isn't due to being decentralized. It's due to the fact that in order to verify transactions, the network runs a lottery which awards Bitcoin to whichever miner can brute-force solve a mathematical problem so hard that it takes the entire network 10 minutes to solve with a power level equivalent to a small European country.

@mathlover @princesalde Alright, listen to me you knife eared piece of shit. If you go any further with your piss stained pubic hair you call a wig, I'm gonna wreck your shit so hard you won't even be able to walk with your limp dick! I'm gonna shove my foot so far up your shaven perfect little ass that your breath is gonna smell like shoe polish, then I'm gonna take that little red anal bead on your belt, and push it in your face! I'm gonna flagellate you with my fucking beard! I'm gonna build you a pair of runic mechanical balls, and use surgical precision to sew them to your groin where your manhood ought to be just so that I can kick them with my iron fucking feet, you twat!
@mathlover @rw @princesalde The energy cost to run a Bitcoin node is tiny compared to the amount of money wasted on a single Mastodon post, mostly because the latter is so inefficient due to being written in Ruby on Rails that it's hard to make it any worse without literally burning an acre of old-growth rainforest for each toot tooted.

Mastodon's exorbitant energy expenditure isn't due to being decentralized. It's due to the fact that in order to toot, the post runs through Mastodon itself which is so hard that it takes the entire network 10 minutes to propagate with a power level equivalent to a small European country.
@mathlover @rw @princesalde back where i come from we call people unilaterally deciding what is waste "fucking commies"
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