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It's been a while that I've been telling around I intend to write a about socializing on .
Of course I didn't finish the guide, in fact I didn't even start writing it... I'm still in the note taking phase.
However, today I took a plane and read an [article]( by @yarmo in which he compared Mastodon to a village and Twitter to a metropolis.
I didn't like this analogy very much, so I came up with my own in which Mastodon is a big city with a lot of different places where people hang out.
I didn't polish this yet, it's just some notes I jotted down quickly, so take it as an unpolished draft.
I'd like to know your opinion about it: if you're a long time user if you believe that this analogy actually reflects Mastodon and if you're a new user if the analogy made you understand some things about Mastodon you didn't previously know.
I'll take into consideration your comments while polishing this up and to decide whether to actually include it in the guide.

So, here we go:
Mastodon is like a big city with a lot of people that hang out all the time.
Since the city is big, people hang out in many different places where they meet their friends, and generally people always hang out more or less in the same places.
Some people live near the centre, where there's a lot of different people and they can barely recognise faces and other live in isolated outskirts where few people live and everyone knows everyone else.
Some people just hang out in places where they do things that interest them, such as churches, gyms, workshops, art galleries and so on and thus mainly hang out with people that shares their interests.
The more you hang out in one place, the more you get to know the people that stay there and become their friend; moreover, staying there you get to know their friends, which may just be passing every once in a while but who normally hang out in other places.
Some groups of people despise others and try to avoid each other as much as possible by not talking to each other, avoiding common friendship and not going to the places where those people hang out.

When you move to a new city it's difficult to make friends; if you already have a friend living there, it's good to go around with him for a while to see all different places and to get to know some friends so that you can then choose where to hang out and who to meet.
If you don't know anyone living there then you have to start making friends autonomously; a good way to do this is to just choose a place that you think you like and hang out there for a while, trying to talk to people and getting into conversations with them. It's unlikely that you'll immediately find your favourite place in the city or that the first people you meet will become your best friends, but it's good to start making these "introductory friends". Through these friends you'll meet other people and eventually you will meet someone who's really cool and with whom you get along very well. Eventually you may distance yourself a bit from these people as you hang out more with other friends you made and you may stop hanging out in the place you were initially hanging out as you discover places you like more.

Thus, you'll slowly discover the places and people of the city until you find a good spot that you like.
If you're like me, you won't be happy with just one place or just one group of people and you'll start going around many places and making several groups of friends.
On the other hand you may just find a few good friends and always hang out in the same place.

Thus, it's inappropriate to start by asking around who are the cool people to follow: if nobody knows you nobody will be able to tell you who you might get along with.
It's also inappropriate to ask people to present you other people who do your same job or have your same interests; the best thing to do is to go in places where such people hang out and try to meet them naturally.
Just imagine going to the barman and asking him for the list of engineers specialised in photovoltaic panels that go to that bar... And then just going to those guys and saying something like "I heard you do my same job, we shall hang out together." That's not nice, even though he does your same job he may loathe you or you may not have fun with the guy, this is a place to hang out and not a job board.

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I'm happy to announce that I finally published online the first version of the calculator!
You can access it here:
(Yes, sure... I'll add some ssl eventually)

Of course I'm open to subdomain donations for this thing...

It is not polished, but should kind of work...
If it breaks it breaks, don't really know all problems that could arise.
Oh well, take it as it is and if you find some problems let me know.

Usage: Enter the number of days you wish to analyze
Enter the url of you instance, including https://
Press the submit button

Log in your instance and authorize the application to read your stuff (I'm not storing any of it)
Wait for a while, it will stay on the authorization page for a while; this is normal, keep waiting.

A table will appear with your daily and the one of the whole period and the name of your Gustavino

For the people reading this and not understanding all the fuzz about this ratio.
The is the ratio of toots in you home timeline by the person who appears most often over the total amount of toots in your home timeline.
The name is Gustavino because @GustavinoBevilacqua gave me the idea of measuring this quantity, and I since discovered that he often accounts for 50% of the toots in my home timeline.

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Hola a todo los españoles que empezaron a seguirme.
Me presento: yo soy un quimico italiano, ahora estoy mudando en Santiago de Compostela a trabajar.

El mi Español no es el mejor, quiero que mejorarlo. Por un Italiano es facil hablar Español, pero es dificil perfectarlo porqué la gente entiende tambien si hablas alguna palabra en italiano.
Ahora soy en Varsovia, en la cama de una pintor.
En 10 dias tengo l'avion por España.
Stoy buscando una habitacion en Santiago, si sabes de alguno que alquila mandame un mesajo.

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Instances that block other instances generally publish those blocks in the about page.
I advise against joining the ones who don't follow this practice.
Discovering which instances blocked that specific one is a bit more difficult.

To have an idea of the instances you're going to interact with, I recommend this website I also used it when I switched to this instance.

Mi piace avere tasche larghe, in questo momento nella mia tasca destra ho:
- due accendini
- un fazzoletto di stoffa appallottolato
- un caricabatterie del cellulare con cavo
- un pacchetto di tabacco con filtri e cartine
- un pacchetto di gomme alla nicotina per smettere di fumare

E mi avanza ancora dello spazio...

Hace un par de meses encontré una mujer francesa que baila en las calles.
Su novio era inglés y los encontré unas veces por las calles.
Se vinieron a una cena a mi casa con unos amigos míos y otras veces solo los dos.
El toca la guitarra en la calle, temas de Brasil. Me lo encontraba por ahí y tal vez me paraba a charlar un rato.
Empezó a contarme que su relación empezaba a vacilar porqué tocando por ahí a menudo pasaba una chica y se miraban intensamente así que estaba enamorándose de ella.
Una tal vez estaba ahí con el fumando un cigarro antes que empeciese a tocar y pasó por ahí una amiga mía; una chica muy guapa que de echo gusta mucho a mi también.
Estaba con una amiga y fui a saludarlas; les enseñé mi amigo que tocaba y vi en sus ojos que esa era la chica de quien me hablaba.
Nos hemos despedido de él y fuimos a un bar donde cantaba una amiga mía.
Ahí está mía amiga me dije que el chico inglés le gustaba mucho.
El día siguiente me encontré ella por las calles y el poco más ahia, me paré con el que estaba muy feliz porque habían quedado unas horas juntos. Ya se había dejado con su novia hace dos días por eso.
Ayer salí con la chica francesa, estaba muy mal: el no cerró bien la relación y seguía dicendole que iban a estar juntos aunque estas cosas habían pasado.
Por suerte un paciente del hospital aquel día me había regalado dos botellas de aguardiente que salió perfecta por la ocasión.
Voy a perder dos amigos por esto: ella se irá en una semana o así y el no creo que podrá quedarse más de un mes o dos.
De que pasó esto aún no hablé mucho con la otra chica, hoy me voy de aquí así que iré viendo cuando voy a volver que pasó.

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@be Apparently Steve Jobs did a thing where he would just intentionally always park in handicapped spaces and pay the fine. Getting a fine every single time he parked. He could do that because he could afford to pay it and apparently did not see any reason to behave in a socially positive way unless forced

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OSSIMORO (sostantivo maschile):
Figura retorica consistente nell'accostare, nella medesima locuzione, parole che esprimono concetti contrari.
es."lucida pazzia"
Quest'anno il pietoso (e non solo per qualità artistica) concertone dei sindacati CGIL CISL e UIL a Roma è sponsorizzato, tra gli altri, da Just Eat

Forse il primo maggio più triste a cui sia stato: il corteo è durato a malapena un'ora e mezza e non si è riempita nemmeno la piazza più piccola del centro...

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I have a liter of milk in the fridge and I don't drink milk; any advice on what to do with it?

Ho un litro di latte in frigo e non bevo latte, cosa potrei farci?

Tengo un litro de leche en la nevera y no bebo leche; que podría hacer con eso?

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Really cool Elemental Dice I saw today in a #Chemistry faculty members office!
Either made with that element - or for expensive ones (gold or other), plated over brass, or some are encased in the plastic.
The tungsten (W) is super heavy compared to the magnesium. Carbon is a graphite. And I didn't know that Gadolinium was magnetic!
#PeriodicTable #Elements

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🛂 We want to make travelling across EU borders smoother.

That’s why we are launching a public consultation on the digitalisation of travel documents. Your contributions will help establish a common standard in the Schengen area.

Digital travel documents can be easier to issue than physical ones and can facilitate border checks.

This initiative aims to decide on a common format for digital travel documents.

#EUHaveYourSay until June 28:!8CGq6H

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Ieri una bella cena in casa: due di qui, una ballerina di strada francese che ha vissuto 8 anni in Sardegna ed il suo compagno che è un musicista di strada britannico. Purtroppo si sono aggregati anche due vicini di casa di Murcia, studenti poco interessanti che mi hanno portato due bottiglie di birra della più economica.
Più tardi uno ha anche invitato un altro amico, rasta molto lunghi e non ha preso molto parte nella conversazione, assiste i vecchi per lavoro; ha mangiato, si è fumato una canna da solo, ha menzionato di avere base di cocaina da fumare e presto se n'è andato.
Abbiamo cucinato lasagne e fagioli al sugo, dato che avanzava pasta fresca ho anche fatto un po' di pasta e fagioli. Purtroppo non avevo fame ed ho mangiato solo un po' di lasagne.
Abbiamo passato una bella serata, bella gente.

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The river discharge anomaly, based on reanalysis data from March to April 25, 2023, shows a concerning picture of the #drought still affecting Southern Europe, particularly northern Italy. #rstats #dataviz

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Anche qui si festeggia il 25 di aprile, per la liberazione del Portogallo.

Moitas grazas a los compañeros de Portugal por esa celebración!

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La campagna della Venere.

Sicuramente c'è un funzionario che ha dato il benestare dopo averla visionata.


- licenziamento in tronco per manifesta incompetenza ad adempiere al proprio ruolo

- causa civile per risarcimento dei danni d'immagine

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RT @Zziagenio78
In cinque minuti fatta campagna promozionale meglio del Ministero del Turismo, PREGO

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Oggi pomeriggio primi fiori alle lapidi partigiane nella zona tra viale Monza e via Padova.
Stasera si prosegue a Niguarda.
Domattina in tutti i quartieri della metropoli.


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@MarkRubin @philosophyofscience @philosophy

is a way of of the scientific , much like is the way of knowing of systems. You may argue that philosophy is yet another way of knowing separate from science and religion.

Epistemology in particular deals with different ways (systems) of knowing, or the question of how we know what we know, while philosophy of science deals with just one (the scientific) way of knowing.

is not a stock that is accumulated, stored, and distributed by the system, but represents instead the of that system at any particular point in time.

Here is a simple depiction (model) of a generic dynamical system such as science with the ability to and , and useful outputs:

Write a standard about technical code documentation style, assert that code is more precise than words...
You're confused.

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