kersploosh

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[–] [email protected] 2 points 2 days ago

This community is going to stay open for now. I found another user interested in taking over moderation. Mentioning @[email protected] for info.

Also, after further discussion with other users, I'm less enthusiastic about shutting down whitepeopletwitter. It's our instance's busiest community, so closing it would feel like a significant loss. And moving a high-traffic community to lemmy.world exacerbates the problem of Lemmy's federation throughput bug, which hasn't been resolved yet.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago (1 children)

If you're interested in taking over Best of Mastodon (or if anyone else expresses interest) then I can certainly unlock it.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 3 days ago

Predators have forward-facing eyes.

Muppets have forward-facing eyes.

The science is clear.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 days ago (1 children)

Even coordinated the fork decals! Nice work, it's a beauty. Time to get some dirt on that paint.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 days ago (3 children)

No, spam wasn't an issue. This community was simply looking abandoned; I had a "seeking mods" post up for six months and got no responses. It's also another case of Lemmy community fragmentation. Hopefully having fewer, better-moderated communities for a given topic will drive more user engagement than spreading posts over lots of little-used communities.

In hindsight I should have pinned an explanatory post beforehand so users could weigh in. I will do that in the future.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 days ago (5 children)

As a courtesy to others, please mark this post as NSFW.

 

This community has been without a moderator for many months, and receives little traffic. Please head over to [email protected] instead.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 days ago (3 children)

I kept this community open because @[email protected] volunteered to mod. Though they appear to have been inactive for a few months. I reached out to see if they're still around. If I don't hear back then I think we should go ahead and merge this community with [email protected]. The mod over there, @[email protected], was okay with merging when I asked in February.

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A classic (www.catsmob.com)
 
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Big guns (sh.itjust.works)
 

Source: R*ddit

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 week ago

That's a fair point. I can try to avoid politics in this community in the future.

As for this post, I'll defer to the community mod to either leave it up or take it down. No hard feelings from me either way.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 week ago (3 children)

It's a TikTok meme that blew up a few days ago. Google "hawk tuah".

 

An old comic that feels oh so relevant in this tumultuous election year.

Source: https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/an-important-distinction

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 week ago (1 children)

Somewhere in the northwest US. I don't want to be more specific, lest I give away my location too easily.

[–] [email protected] 52 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) (19 children)

That cheaper 88 octane fuel is a blend of 85% unleaded gasoline and 15% ethanol. It's also known as E15 fuel.

The ethanol is an oxygenate: it adds oxygen atoms to the fuel mix so the fuel burns more completely. That's good for vehicle emissions. However, the ethanol is less energy dense than gasoline so you will get slightly worse mileage.

https://www.motortrend.com/news/what-is-e15-gasoline-pros-cons/

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2023/05/cheap-gas-lower-mpg-are-unleaded-88-and-flex-fuel-more-expensive-in-the-long-run-saving-you-money.html

 

"Trans Rights Matter!" spotted on Google Earth.

Also painted on there:
Eat the fuckin' rich!!
No human being is illegal
Nothing short of revolution will save us

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 week ago

We went through all this trouble to develop the F-15. It would be a crime against humanity to leave it on the ground.

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submitted 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]
 

I lost four spokes on my morning commute when the chain decided to jump off the big cog. Of course I don't have a spoke protector. (Who needs a dork disc? Bad things won't happen if you keep your bike maintained. /s) I was lucky to skid to a stop rather than crash when the rear wheel locked up.

PSA: keep a few zip ties in your repair kit.

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Whale fall (en.wikipedia.org)
 

A whale fall occurs when the carcass of a whale has fallen onto the ocean floor, typically at a depth greater than 1,000 m (3,300 ft), putting them in the bathyal or abyssal zones. On the sea floor, these carcasses can create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades.

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Garulefield (sh.itjust.works)
 
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Canvas in 30 days 👀 (canvas.fediverse.events)
 

cross-posted from: https://toast.ooo/post/3740832

turns out I did my math wrong, so it’s a little less than 30 days

July 12th, 2024 @ midnight EDT

https://canvas.fediverse.events

✨ this year’s event also supports the entire fediverse not just Lemmy!

(you have to be able to make/receive text posts, like mastodon, lemmy, pixelfed, etc) (peertube accounts will not work)

you can get update announcements on other fedi platforms with @[email protected] link

chat about Canvas on Matrix or Discord (they’re bridged)

 

He's all right now.

 

He's at the hospital waiting to be seen.

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