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Seriously, who would denial of service attack a tiny Mastodon instance? Yeesh.

American regulators protecting corporate profits over human lives. What a surprise!

FAA says Boeing 737 Max 8 is airworthy
bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47

Hey @assortedflotsam.com peeps - we're updated to v2.7.4

I've reached that stage of life where a bowl of Raisin Bran counts as a dessert.

@Assortedflotsam peeps:

We're updated to v2.7.3

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Sorry everyone, Postgres decided to barf and I had to restore from a backup.

Good news: the backup works :)

Bad news: wtf Mastodon

Unexpected snow and a wind chill below 10F tonight.

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Parents, our food regulators are failing us. Too much regulatory capture, the "industry regulating itself" is allowing our children to be poisoned for profit. We need real and enforced food safety standards.

consumerreports.org/food-safet

SPORTSBALL TEAM vs. SPORTSBALL TEAM

Prediction: sportsball team will win, other sportsball team fans will blame the ref or cheating.

And the non-fans will rave about watching advertising like a bunch of goons.

Trump doesn't trust football. Is this enough for his supporters to turn on him?

bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada

There are no deaths from capitalism. If a poor dies from exposure, it was his choice to prioritize food over another blanket. Rumor has it that in 1987, he spent money on a thing that wasn't strictly necessary for survival, so he is the only one to blame for his misfortune.

I haven't had caffeine for days, yet my eye is still switching.

Good news everybody @assortedflotsam! We're upgraded to Mastodon 2.7.1

Release notes here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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For whatever reason, I've been desperately craving sweet things over the last few days. But we have nothing sweet in the house, and I'm too responsible to go out and feed an unhealthy craving.

I may have eaten the rock-solid stale marshmallows we had in the back of the pantry. They weren't very sweet.

Gillibrand operated as a Republican-lite out of rural New York and then suddenly shifted all of her positions when she became a Senator. She has no political convictions or values beyond wanting power. She isn't genuine in anything she does, it's all just political posturing. Harris, Booker, Warren, Biden, or Sanders at least have something genuine about wanting to improve people's lives, regardless of whether you love or hate their ideology.

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