RT @danheld@twitter.com

As a subtle jab to central banks, Satoshi chose his birthday as the date the US made gold ownership illegal through EO 6102 April 5th. He chose 1975 as his year of birth which is the year when the US citizens were allowed to own gold again.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/danheld/status/135

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I really love the pure insanity of the fedi network an open lawless land its so beautiful
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@thor I've never been a monarchist and my ancestors who fought against the British empire were republicans (in the literal sense of the word), however I find the theory intriguing that a monarchy has an overlooked advantage in the (admittedly theoretical) low time preference and skin in the game of the monarch.

Your story serves as a positive example of that idea.

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Norway is a kingdom, and the royal family here has ties to the British royal family. however, much like the UK, we value our democracy. and much like in the UK, the royal family serves as a kind of "ribbon cutting mayor" and "uniters of the people" rather than an actual authority.

there is one exception to it: when the Norwegian parliament wanted to surrender to the Nazis, the king, who had sworn to serve his country, refused to sign that.

see, the king has one real power: the power to reject certain parliament decisions.

in a normal situation, the king will always sign these things, a bit like the electoral college in the US *may* vote differently, but never does in practice.
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RT @moxie@twitter.com

If you've ever considered applying to work with us at Signal, now is a great time to get involved! We're just over here working on a plan to power the western hemisphere with the heat from our servers: signal.org/workworkwork/ twitter.com/signalapp/status/1

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/moxie/status/13497

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www.fossjobs.net now finally with responsive theme! Thanks to the Bulma CSS framework and Daniel Supernault for the design. fossjobs.net/

@michaelfolkson

Nitpick: the open standard which Mastodon and Pleroma and others use is called .

w3.org/TR/activitypub

I think it's better to distinguish between the protocol and the particular client implementations.

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When Dorsey cites "Bitcoin" as a model for foundational internet technology you just know he is going to try to make money from "social media on the blockchain" with tokens. Otherwise just say "Mastodon".

@verretor @raucao

"I don't want to hide this persons posts just from myself, I want to hide them from the whole word"

The authoritarian, dominating and controlling impulse is strong in many people.

@Greviculteur

Yeah, they're comparing 2013 XMPP with modern day chat apps, not with 2013 chat apps.

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Today in our "that can't be possible?" series, I got asked to update a script that extracts data from a database and drops a CSV somewhere. It already smells bad enough, but there's more.

There was no script, somebody had just dropped a CSV there once in 2014. The consumer thought they had up to date data while they were reading the same file over and over again.

For 7 years. And nobody realized.

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The trolls in the Cryptowatch chat are starting a metal band

RT @RonPaul@twitter.com

With no explanation other than "repeatedly going against our community standards," @Facebook@twitter.com has blocked me from managing my page. Never have we received notice of violating community standards in the past and nowhere is the offending post identified.

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/RonPaul/status/134

@excellion @htimsxela @alanturing

Just to clarify, posting goes both ways, so it doesn't matter where you write first, although Mastodon gives you more chars which will get truncated with a link when crossposted to Twitter

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