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I'm seeing a few new people cautiously say things like "let's enjoy this place before the bad people get here" and I just want to say:

Don't worry! They're already here! But thanks to the heroic work of your instance moderators and admins, you will never see them. And if they do show up then your mods will get rid of them: unlike Twitter, the reporting functions here are reviewed by real people who don't care about turning a profit, and instead focus on enforcing community guidelines

Fash in Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ 

Although I've also heard that it could stand for 

my only real advice to newcomers is please don't stay on .social, federation is pointless if everyone's in the same place. find a smaller instance that feels right for you

Question of the day: do you have student loan debt?

"What Millenials Can Learn about Resilience from My Trials with Buying a Boat"
-By Fungust ChuckleFucker

hi everyone, if you are new to mastodon, please go to your settings, then the "other" category, then turn off search engine indexing. it's a safety feature that makes it a little bit harder for strangers to find your posts.

Bragging about publications 

Reminder to new users on scholar.social 

fedi meta 

Seeing some heartwarming shit going on here.
Like fireworks, but without the terrifying noises.

Very nice.

Academic job search stuff πŸŽ“ 

Me: Im getting into gardening lately

Colleague: You can make a lot of money landscaping you know

Me: No I mean like fruit and veg

C: Ah to sell?

Me: No for me and to give away to my neighbours

C: So how are you making money from it?

Me: No, its a hobby and a way to provide for people

C: Yeah but you should really be thinking how to monetise it

Me: I dont think I can continue to talk to you anymore

if a cis person asks you about "the operation", don't worry, they're just being crass. they don't actually know about the covert strike to overthrow the fascist oligarchs in this country

The issues plaguing birdsite India isn't a bug, it's by design. Their entire business model is dependent upon giving maximum reach for terrible takes on divisive issues and profiting off of the subsequent moral outrage.

Capitalism didn't give you internet. Much of what you see in internet came from volunteer labour of open source projects.

Capitalism gave you paywalls and hundred spam mails a day and sites you can't open because a thousand ads are covering the entire content.

Young blood transfusions; Medium link (sorry) 

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