@cratesmith I expect he'll be the man that makes the coalition lurch heavily to the Right. All the moderate libs are going to get taken out by ALP or Teal Independents and only the hard right will survive in their safe seats in QLD and places like that.

Any accounts out there with more followers than @Mastodon (606K) that you know of??


@daedalus the trend is right, the Coalition was on $3.80 yesterday. It’ll be a seat-by-seat affair though. 😬

Anyone know a Masto instance for gardeners? It might be the gateway for my wife to get off FB. #ask #garden

@tomxcd I miss the internet back then. Before Google. So much possibility and hope.

@tomxcd Slackware in 1995, I bought a copy of Linux Unleashed which is a HUGE book with massive detail on how to configure X for the desktop etc, it came with a Slackware 3.0 CD-ROM. I am very old.

Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:

Lizard photos 

@spacelizard (took this photo on the Yorke Peninsula in Dec 2003.)

This shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone here, but:

Shopping on If you use a browser extension that blocks facebook (like I do - using Firefox which has it by default) then the site does not work at all -- search for an item, and it just spins and nothing happens. Allow facebook access to your browsing on so they can track you across the web, and suddenly everything on starts working again. (With Firefox you can use a "Facebook container" which allows facebook to track you only on that site and no others -- still not happy about it!)

They are tracking you far and wide across the web, watching your shopping habits even when you aren't logged in to facebook at all. It should be illegal, but they have very deep pockets to donate to governments all over the world.

<- this means delete the entire company and codebase from existence, not the FB app, but do that too!

I had a banana seat wheelie bike like this when I was a kid and it was the coolest thing I ever owned. I’m thinking about getting one for my daily commute. For context I work in my neighbourhood school and my ride to school would take about 5 minutes. 😄

@catdad @jalefkowit the reason for making comically large vehicles is "to beat environmental regulations"? still seems like a parody to me. 😅

@jalefkowit this is a really US-centric thing and it makes me laugh, it's like you guys are trying to actively out-parody yourselves.

A weird-Cold-War anecdote.

When the system of giving the President codes to launch a nuclear attack was first developed, there was a lot of debate over how it should work.

One proposal was: the codes should be placed in a capsule, which would be implanted under the skin of a presidential aide.

That aide's job would be to carry a butcher knife, ready to hand to the President at any time.

If the President wanted to launch the nukes, he would have to kill a man with his own hands to do it.

Spare a thought for your instance admin, another influx is probably on the way from twitter after the space-wanking guillotine magnet did something questionable again

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