Here are the partially digested mouse bone photos you never knew you needed.

I extracted these bones from an owl pellet, a trash compacted ball of fur and bone that owls spit up after digesting the good bits of their prey like muscles and fat.

My two year old niece, who I suspect may already be able to outsmart me, has shown some really strong, patient, technical problem solving tendencies. I’d like to help her have the opportunity to learn how to code. So what advice/experience does anyone have on coding for young children.

I don’t understand the instagram bots that upload four (always four) sexy girl pictures then follow several thousand accounts. What are they trying to achieve?

#ExtinctionRebellion salutes all the courageous children who are striking on Friday as part of the UK’s first UK-wide #YouthStrike4Climate because the climate & ecological disaster is putting their future in jeopardy.

🗞️STATEMENT🗞️ rebellion.earth/statement-from

Children spending some time away from the institution that prepares them to service the capitalist machine, in order to protest what that machine is doing, have my full support.

BREAKING: the police have started arresting children for standing up for their future.

We just want justice. This is wrong.

#YouthStrike4Climate
#RebelForLife #ClimateJusticeNow

According to r/bicycling 1000 out of 1200 kids in this school arrive by #bike in winter. This photo was taken at -17ºC.

I know there's nothing new in this idea... but frankly our democracy is broken when this is the result of pretty much everything in parliament. theyworkforyou.com/divisions/p

I now have accounts in two different Mastodon instances. I don't think this is a problem....

I finally did it. I deleted both my Instagram and FB accounts. I downloaded the data, then said goodbye. I let it consume me for so long, I’m not sure how I’ll cope/react. I think there will be a mourning period before I really start to experience the benefits of not being on Instagram.

Today I'm setting up some lights and a few radio mics for the campus Christian Union. As I dropped things off they were gathering together to sing, songs of theology that I no longer agree with... but boy have I missed that gathering together with the sense of expectation, no matter how fake....

RT @nicktolhurst@twitter.com

1/ We need to talk about Daniel Kawczynski MP (@DKShrewsbury@twitter.com) & Gold Speculation.

His comments & seemingly "pointless" lies about #brexit has provoked confusion among leavers & remainers alike.

But once you find out who's he really working for, his actions make perfect sense...

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/nicktolhurst/status/1092040413240807424

Tonight I have been in the pub with dear friends, drinking beer and eating pizza. It was good.

In case you've never seen the absolute delight that is scarfolk.blogspot.com/

It does help if you grew up in late 70s/early 80s UK.

Today's playlist has so far features work from Kaiser Chiefs, Foals, Thomas Tallis, Foy Vance, Olafur Arnalds, Bessie Smith, Vulfpeck, Thelonious Monk... I think that qualifies as eclectic.

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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***