@jcorgan (1) if you follow someone (and they don't block you or anything), both their public and private posts will appear in your Home feed as well as any replies mentioning people you also follow; (2) the local timeline includes all public posts and replies from people on your instance (no private posts); (3) the federate timeline includes all public posts and replies from anyone followed by someone on your server (including those followed by bots).

Twitter has become so mainstream with businesses, politicians, and news organizations, the signal to noise ratio has plummeted. While here I see nothing but individuals speaking their mind (at least on the local timeline.)

Feels like home again.

Don't laugh too hard, but I'm trying to wrap my head around the difference between those you follow, the local timeline, and the federated timeline. I mean I understand the distributed model, just not precisely how the software deals with it.

So, will the network effect transfer over this time, or will this most recent Twitter drama die out again?

Just logged back into Mastodon for the first time in a year and a half. Guess I need to follow more folks, there are only about 20 toots on my timeline since then.

Still kickin'. Should probably check in here every once and a while.

Every time I get bored with logging into and checking my Mastodon account Twitter goes and does something stupid to remind me why this exists.

Two things I think underappreciated about Bitcoin scaling in the near future: (1) Schnorr signature aggregation is a huge deal because what's vastly more important than the size of a block is *how many signatures a full node needs to verify per second*, and aggregation reduces it dramatically, (2) sig aggregation is a non-trivial endeavour, to say the least - it's *much* harder than just implementing a Schnorr signature (which has benefits on its own, to be clear).

Hello World, I'd like you to meet ecide - an R-alike UI for elliptic curve calculations. This is packaged with btcdeb as a separate binary. You must run ./configure --enable-dangerous for it to work.


(Screenshot shows example of Schnorr sig/verify)

Not mentioned was that both Hearn and Vitalik were there as well. Back then it was all Bitcoin vs. the world, but looking back you could already start to see the divisions forming.

What is the thing people are recommending for posting here and on Twitter at the same time?

The best part about mastadon is that nobody here thinks cnbc is a credible news source

So this just happened.. Good thing we've got Mastodon!

@btc @stacy don’t trust me, don’t trust the platform, don’t trust this hosting service. Assume everything here is compromised. Seriously, I did not put enough time to have any confidence on this platform.

Bitcoiners be treatin' Twitter like damage and routin' around it 😉

Is this where all the cool kids are hanging out?

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