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Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing. Better yet, switching to faux seafood will help curb our reliance on an international fishing industry that has become an environmental and human-rights disaster…


Zoho Office Suite is a competitor to Google’s Office.


Can you clarify: I think you may be asking one of two questions.

One is a kind of social experiment one about viable alternatives to non-federated services and if the network effect is sufficient. E.g. I personally use two Mastodon instances and I don’t use Twitter. I find discussion on Mastodon to be much better than on Twitter and far less ugly and confusing, so in that respect, it is a viable alternative. If you are looking for a flood of hundreds of millions of users making a firehose of posts, that’s not going to happen any time soon.

The second question you may be asking is something along the lines of, “If I have a non-ActivityPub-based service on the Web, can I convert that into an ActivityPub-based one?” and the answer there is a lot more complicated but some services such as WordPress now allow federation, so that’s something.

In other words, in terms of adoption of fediverse services, there has definitely been traction and mostly it’s a matter of quantity over quality. If you are asking a technical question about how easy ActivityPub is to use as a standard, I’m too ignorant to answer.


This is a fantastic development. Way to go to the technical team.


Just writing in plain text something that you don’t mean. I think it would have been understood. Thanks.



Why did you post the title with those alternating caps?


I’ve mostly come around to it as: 1.) Stewart Brand did, 2.) it’s hard to meet all our energy needs with just renewables, and 3.) France seems to have done a good job of nuclear for several decades now.




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The title doesn’t mention a lot of things: that’s why it’s worth reading the article. It also says “like”.


Well, it explicitly mentions Hacker News, so why did you bring it up here?



Federated platforms aren’t as liable to become centralized (this is my supposition, we’ll see). I mitigate this by posting the same content to multiple instances of Mastodon. As disrooter mentions, redundancy with your own site is best.


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The whole controversy is asinine: no one is confused by “peanut butter” and thinks that anyone is milking a brown cow to get the stuff.



Tofurkey’s versions are fine: good, not great. Their deli meats are generally pretty easy to find and p delish but a little expensive.


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The fact that this is evidently sponsored by Ecosia is interesting.





I mean, razors are standardized so this is kind of related to free culture but this is a reach. Maybe try /c/green?


Oh, that makes sense actually. Thanks.



My immediate thought re: bullying into veganism is that broadly speaking, it’s not possible. Bullying is sustained harassment that leverages a power asymmetry to force someone’s attitude or behavior to change but vegans are generally not in power, so there’s nothing that they can do to bully anyone. I suppose the only equivalent would be outrite eco-terrorism but that’s several steps beyond just being a jerk on the Internet.

As for the efficacy, I would probably compare this to other liberation movements and ask if any of them were successfully by being nice. Does anyone have an example?


Send is not surprising tho still disappointing. Notes is. While I wrote a similar comment on Reddit, I’m still surprised that something as simple as saving text was really that high of overhead.



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