"Satire is meant to ridicule power. If you are laughing at people who are hurting, it is not satire, it is bullying." - Terry Pratchett
If you're about to respond to someone on Mastodon with advice or information or critique or disagreement, PLEASE read their post again to make sure that they have invited that.
If they haven't asked for input they probably don't want or need it, but if you still think they'll be interested in what you want to say, ASK before replying.
"Hey, are you asking for advice, or just venting?"
That's ALL you need to say.
I'm tagging it #netiquette (what a great word, haha) but it's universal.
@paul @rysiek I haven't seen the HN thread, but the fact that we rely on each admin to properly obey the implied security of instance-instance communication means that there really isn't any privacy in the fediverse. Is there a type of toot that I can send to a different instance that can't be seen by the owner of the instance? That isn't stored in a database? That can't be leaked out in the event of a breach or sold to a company by the instance admin?
@cwebber @seanl @nolan @CobaltVelvet I'm less concerned about the infrastructure that moves the data around like DNS and SSL (because that's easy to swap out on the fly for something like TOR) and more concerned with centralization of services that hold DATA AT REST because that's where the walled gardens really get to exercise control because swapping them out is much harder.
Every time I use Apache Spark, I am delighted at the extensive API that lets me do what I want while handling most of the hard parts of dealing with terabytes of data.
Today in the United States, Monday April 16th is National Eggs Benedict day.
That wondrous feeling of future-utopia having now arrived when you read in the news that classic Sega titles are making their way to a Nintendo device.