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Tim @tim@chinwag.im

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I managed to get my grubby mitts on ProtonVPN's MacOS app.

It works great and the interface is nice (screenshot attached).

Still in closed, invite-only beta. I'm really impressed by the performance of their free plan and the Japanese server.

From Sydney to their free Japanese server (it's quite busy):
34.09 Mbps down
9.89 Mbps up

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Time for the intro!

I'm Tim from Australia!

*hi Tim*

I'm into privacy, fitness, privacy when I fitness, and boys who don't like privacy.

Be a good cunt and say hi back!

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Send some positive energy in the general direction of great people at 1984.is. They need it today.

#FullDisclosure #SysAdmin

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I feel sad so hereโ€™s a GIF I found that makes me happy and smile.

from r/animaltextgifs
social.chinwag.im/media/EEeVNW

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me: i need to quit #reddit, this is getting out of hand
reddit: ends open source
me: ok that's it. *quits reddit forever* ok how do i fill this dopamine hole. oh this fediverse thing is pretty cool
[ ... time passes ... ]
me: i need to quit the fediverse, this is getting out of hand

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I'm seeing lots of confusion around the federation about instances. So I'm gonna try to sum it up. Show more

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Marriage equality survey Show more

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If you just have one account on one instance, you may not realize that Mastodon federation -- the means by which toots are sent from instance to instance -- is not instantaneous.

It may be seconds or minutes for a toot to traverse even directly connected instances. This depends on server load and how many messages are in the queue.

Toot lag. It's a thing.

The more you know! ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Regarding the "A look inside" section on the front page of instances... Show more

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#introductions Amateur photographer w/ a love for life and travel. Road-tripped across the U.S. and caught this gem at Yosemite National Park

photog.social/media/uUlxPSPOtp

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#MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

PUBLIC ๐ŸŒ
Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

UNLISTED ๐Ÿ”“
โœ… Tagged people
โœ… Followers
โœ… People who look for it
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โœ… Boostable

FOLLOWERS ONLY ๐Ÿ”
โœ… Tagged people
โœ… Followers
โŒ People who look for it
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โŒ Boostable

DIRECT MESSAGE โœ‰๏ธ
โœ… Tagged people
โŒ Followers
โŒ People who look for it
โŒ Local and federated timelines
โŒ Boostable

cybre.space/media/J-amFmXPvb_M #tutorial #howto

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One other note for new users: There are a couple timelines available to you.

Home timeline - Toots/boosts only from people you follow. This is sipping from a water fountain.

Local timeline - Toots/boosts from anyone on your instance. This is drinking from a garden hose.

Federated timeline - Toots/boosts from anyone on ANY instance that yours knows about. This is drinking from the fire hose.

Oriental Express Soiler Show more

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hey new folks! as you settle in to the fediverse, you should figure out who your local instance admins are.

generally speaking, they're the folks you automatically followed when you registered, and they are probably listed on your instances /about/more page (i.e. https://your.instance/about/more).

your admins are your point of contact if you have problems, including technical issues and moderation! and they don't see everything, so reports and @mentions are the best way to flag their attention!

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For the benefit of foreigners - you can't really grasp the subtleties of Australian English until you understand the proper usage of both "mate" and "cunt".

It's perfectly friendly and normal to call your good mate "cunt", but if some cunt starts calling you "mate", you're about to get into a fight.

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I LIKE HOW EACH INSTANCE CAN FUNCTION AS A PARALLEL UNIVERSE. TETHERED BY DEGREES OF SEPARATIONS AND VISITORS HOPPING BETWEEN THE PLANES.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

I know I might be chased out of here for saying this, but I miss the white theme of

@mike is making new themes hard? I wants a white one โ˜๏ธ

Pleeeeaze

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