"Fascist" and "anti fascism" get thrown around a lot, and I feel like people aren't using the same definition, or maybe don't even know the definition. CW for length Show more

RT @Timcast@twitter.com
This is why they keep calling everyone "far right"
The right barely moved and the left has gone off the rails

Einen -Plan zur der europäischen Völker gibt es nicht.

Jedoch gibt es sehr wohl einen Kalergi-!

Und Rassismus darf nicht toleriert werden! Oder?! Meine Forderung: sollte den Kalergi-Preis umgehend zurückgeben.


Ein bisschen Spaß muss sein:

Wenn Axel Voss über KI redet hat er Folgendes im Sinn.

Unsere Regierung ist eine einzige Schande:

BILLY SIX – zwischen Einzelhaft & Heuchelei | Die Schande der Bundesregierung


Dear feminists and white knights:

Please stop propagating this obvious bullshit about women being "underrepresented" (e.g. in tech/IT).

The concept of underrepresentation is completely flawed because it does not take into account biological differences, but instead assumes a completely false worldview of "men and women are equal" which goes counter to loads of biological, evolutionary and psychological evidence.

They're NOT at all equal, and we should instead celebrate these differences. I mean: Diversity is our strength, right?!

Men and women are not at all equal, but they're equally valuable to society.

Thank you.

#Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.

> Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.

-- Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk #quotes #infosec

There's nothing racist about having a specific skin colour or being from a specific nationality. There is however something racist about having specific views about people having a specific skin colour or being from a specific nationality.

Perfectly sums up the lesson the vast majority of people on the left end of the political spectrum in english speaking countries desperately need to learn.

I have to say, as much as I despise trump I have to give him credit for doing one very important thing. He has lowered taxes for everyone. While i may not agree with how he redistributes the money I absolutely agree with lowering taxes on all brackets.

Die Lösung, wie von mir schon wiederholt empfohlen: Ganz unterschiedliche #Informationsquellen nutzen --> #MainstreamMedien UND #AlternativMedien. Nur so kann man sich der Wahrheit gut annähern.

(Picture shows lots of blood) This is what just "happened" to the conservative member of parliament Frank Magnitz. Thanks #Antifa. Show more

The longer I've followed the news, the more of it reads like nonsense to me. It's mostly just a heap of non-newsworthy stuff presented as if it actually matters.

It's the same with political debate, really. It doesn't really matter what arguments are presented, because I've heard most of them before, and they didn't convince me the first time either.

When you boil down politics to its essentials, it's all just a big game of justifying various feelings. You present an argument, but it's just a decoy for your true feelings. Defeating the decoy doesn't change those feelings; it merely forces the person to find a new decoy argument for the same feelings that didn't go away. The only way of resolving such conflicts is to vote according to your conviction, or if that isn't enough for you, go to war over it.

In my opinion, personal experiences can change political convictions. If you're anti-gay, discovering that your beloved son is gay might trigger a change of heart. If you can't stand black people, positive experiences with black people might make you feel otherwise. Living in a properly functioning social democracy might make you change your views on socialism.

Arguing on the Internet is usually a rather futile exercise. When I share things on here, they're more like conclusions than the beginning of a debate. I have reached that stage of life where I'm fairly settled, perhaps even a bit stubborn, in my ways.
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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***