Guns in Fediverse

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by zaitcev, Apr 1, 2019.

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  1. zaitcev

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    Does anyone know of any good posters in Fediverse? It is sometimes known as "Mastodon", because Mastodon is the dominant implementation by some metrics. But basically anything federating with OStatus or ActivityPub is relevant to my interests.

    Something like this is what I'm looking for:
    https://mu.zaitcev.nu/users/gat
     
  2. ontarget

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    No clue what any of that means.
     
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  3. bannockburn

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    You lost me at "dunk the pumpkin"...
     
  4. Mizar

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    Apparently it's some kind of a new social network thing... I'm getting old.
     
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    Yeah, me too... I still don't know what that pound sign stuff means ? o_O
     
  6. Scooter22

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    Chalk it up to April Fools Day I think. My "pub interests" are liquid form with the firearms locked up.
     
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    Haven’t you guys used liquid nitrogen to freeze fruit? Hashtag # reactive targets.
     
  8. Scooter22

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    Froze warts. If I have fruit I eat it.
     
  9. Old Dog

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    Uh, what? I don't even speak millennial, no idea what that stuff is or even how it's gun-related.

    Besides, I have a real life away from the computer and the cell-phone.

    And if the post is an April Fool's Day joke, I don't get it either.
     
  10. crestoncowboy

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    Lol. My first thought... probably not many people would get it. Maybe Klingon or something.

    The briefest explanation is an open source social media. I dont use any of it but that's my understanding. (Nor any other social media, I'm not very social I hear)

    He is asking for any favorite firearms related users on any of the supported servers.

    More like tumblr users than Myspace/Facebook etc I think but the are different ones . Regardless, if you don't know what mastodon is (or any of the others) you likely don't know any good firearms related identities on them. I dont believe it to be an April fools thing. I don't do jokes.
     
  11. Mizar

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    But you should - good sense of humor is essential for the well mannered gentleman. We understand what Zaitcev is asking, but we just cannot help (because we are old). Therefore, we joke a little bit (At his expense)... Hopefully someone will answer his question before the moderators get tired from our frivolous behavior.
     
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  12. Fine Figure of a Man

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    I have no idea.
     
  13. crestoncowboy

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    I joked too though. I got it this time because my first thought was the same, and I rarely get it, or at least I rarely think it's funny. By lack of sense of humor I was referring to April fools /practical jokes type things. Lying or doing things that only make me mad. Some of the stuff I see online as "jokes"... one of us would take a whooping. I even made a star trek reference and I hate star trek. Lol but surely with a few million users on an open source format there are a few firearms related users. Never know we might get a few suggestions and actually start caring about a fediverse.
     
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    The problem is, the discoverability at Fediverse isn't all that great. It's basically at the level of Twitter in 2009. And it's not going to improve, I suspect, because the system is distributed. It is generally not indexed by search engines, at least not in a productive way. In fact, instances generally do not have a search of content even for local posts. So I cannot go to a large central instance and search for "glock", then use the results to seed a further examination.

    The legacy centralized social media had gun-related content very early on. GAB did too. So I'm sure Fedi has to have some even today.
     
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  16. crestoncowboy

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    I'd say there are a few. With everything so scattered, I doubt it gets better. Different software and even protocols would make it tough to have great searching. Even tumblr had issues with search
    I'm watching the thread to see if any are known though.

    ETA not pretending I'm a techie. I'm not. I just work alongside some from many different countries. I'm just the mechanical engineering side who fell into management who tries to understand enough to not look like a complete idiot when they talk.
     
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    Gort, klaatu barada nikto!
     
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    I'm lost. I'm 27 and still have no idea what you're talking about. LOL. Snap chat, YouTube and forums are the only social media I know how to use . My woman always says I'ma 55 year old in a sub 30 year olds body... I guess that's a colmpiment? She's always explaining the latest crap to me.

    Mastodon is pretty decent . Show yourself is a good song.

    If it don't go vrooooom,BANG or has to do with nature/ wildlife I'm pretty clueless

    Good luck with the answers ya seek, and sorry I couldn't contribute LOL
     
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    Well after reading your posts I now have an idea of what you were asking. Sorry I thought it was a AFD joke. Good luck on getting the info your looking for.
     
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    Even better Mastodon:
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    It is a pretty funny article. The author has missed the whole point: the strength of the distributed system is precisely in bypassing the blocks that the developer for one of implementations (such as Mastodon) want to place in the way. But you have to be smarter than a journalist to understand it.

    One ironic thing is though, the article that Scooter22 linked was published in March 2017, and in April 2017 the Japanese explosion happened in Mastodon. Here's a link - if you have the time, it's a bit longish with all the historic narrative:
    https://ansuz.sooke.bc.ca/entry/335

    For the record, my instance - linked at the top of the discussion - does not run Mastodon: it's on Pleroma, which requires fewer resources, so I pay less for the hosting.

    Honestly, since Pleroma was declared "Nazi software" by the SJWs at leading Mastodon instances, I had concerns that I would not be able to federate with mainstream Fediverse. But it didn't happen. Or, rather, I haven't suffered from it -- I am not subscribed to anyone there. Of course that may change if someone posts some good pointers to this thread.
     
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  24. Old Dog

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    Some of y'all need to get away from your computers and experience real life ...
     
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    I know!
    I know the Q? , and the answer. Here goes;

    Q:What does this have to do with 2A?

    A: NOTHING!
     
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