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Turning Point USA, the far-right astroturfing group, is holding an event at #NCSU tomorrow at 5:30 to 8:30pm. Charlie Kirk, of TPUSA, and Lara Trump, Eric Trump's wife, will be speaking.

A coalition of students plan to protest this event, but campus police are inhibiting organization. Last night, they detained two organizers.

If you can make it to Wolf Plaza on NCSU's campus in #Raleigh #NorthCarolina tomorrow, please do. Show the university we don't want that around us.

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Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.

Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.

Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.

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I bring this up because it seems to me that some people likely take comfort in the successful brigading of people who publicly stated they intended to do this off the fediverse. The ones to be worried about are the ones we don’t know about.

Anyhow, be safe out there.

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I don’t have any knowledge of that happening, but as different marginalized groups come to the fediverse, it’s an almost certainty that it’s happening, most likely by multiple entities, under the auspices of anti-terror or other similarly inane reasons, probably even some of which are purely for research or marketing purposes.

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I know many on the fediverse are concerned with privacy, demanding that their activities not be collected. The 9th circuit court in the US recently ruled that it’s not a crime to scrape web sites, even if the terms of use for a site prohibit it.
Also, it’s recently come to light that twitter employees abused their access to help foreign governments.

The fediverse is small and “nichey”, but we should be cognizant that our activity is most likely being collect and analyzed for various purposes.

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Nah. But how about using the Office of the President for attempting to gain advantage over political opponents? How about also using the Office for personal enrichment? 🧐

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I've just upgraded the last of my "standalone" docker #traefik instances to v2. I'm a little nervous to do it on my #kubernetes as I'm sure it will break a lot of things :(

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You know, I had never really considered it at all.

But since you like them so much, perhaps you could tell me what boots taste like for breakfast?

RT @[email protected]

@[email protected] I’m for him getting taxed more, Saying it’s ridiculous he paid zero in taxes last year is putting it lightly, but he’s changed the life of millions of people through his services he deserves that money.

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Your move Facebook.

Enough is enough. It's absurd that ads for shoes and deodorant receive more scrutiny than political ads.

This isn’t a free speech test. It’s a test of trust and it’s time Facebook stepped up to the plate. tweeted by @Firefox

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I've been yelled at in Krogers by a random guy in a Maga hat, and I get pulled over every other week to 'Check my tail lights' because I live in the middle of a redstate.

The 'Organized Backlash' against ME is the current power structure. Being told YOU'RE a jerk is just truth.

Upgrade to v3.0.1 successful and painless. Remember to back up your database first, kids! 👍

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@Gargron I've been using backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage for some time now. 0 issues with them. Pricing is pretty straightforward.

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I’ve been hearing this whole “the kids will save us” line since I was a child myself. In the 1980s.

What that line means is “I can’t be bothered to lift a finger, so I’ll make someone else take the responsibility”.

I'm 39 years old. If the people who had said that about my generation as children had decided to actually do something about either climate change or white supremacy, imagine where we’d be by now.

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If you see an open-source project that has support for Twitter (in one way or another, could even be just linking to Twitter profiles in a website theme) but not Mastodon, go file an issue and ask kindly for it to support Mastodon, too.

Let's help this network grow!

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At 200 followers I'll open up an ssh server and give ya'll the login and let everyone go ham as it dies from multiple forkbombs and someone running "chmod / 777 && setenforce 0"

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#Tusky 9 is out!
Creating polls, improved search, always expand content warnings, and more!
Read the full changelog here: github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/rele

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