@Gargron Yes, but Parler is getting blocked by Apple, Google, etc, so Nazis will be casting around for other platforms. Now might be a good time to promote the "No Nazis" USP of Mastodon. I don't envy you right now.
@Gargron Thanks, good. It's going to be a long few days for instance admins, nonetheless.
@Gargron The Twitter Mastodon account just retweeted some far-right type encouraging people to join Mastodon. That would be exactly the worst outcome of the current goings-on in the US, and the response of other social networks.
Zoom is tiring, according to research: http://obcovid19files.s3.amazonaws.com/rivkin.pdf
UK pol, death threat, HIGNFY
So apparently some no-name guest made a suggestion about bombing Corbyn supporters on Have I Got News For You. I don't have a sense of humour about that stuff.
Here's the complaints form. I will be grateful to everyone who joins me in making a complaint.
There's a news report about it here with the details: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/fin-taylor-bomb-glastonbury-joke-131250300.html
So Disney has decided they don't have to pay Alan Dean Foster (and who knows how many other authors?) royalties he's owed by contract for books he wrote. This can't be allowed to stand. It sets an awful precedent.
Covid adjacent, but what isn't these days?
@salixlucida It's not the surface-to-surface transmission that concerns me (although, licking envelopes...) It's the way you have to get closer to people to hand them a card, plus navigating crowded streets where people don't mask up, to get to the postbox. Nevertheless, that study is reassuring.
Freaks is an interesting take on the superhero genre. My full review: http://www.warpcoresf.co.uk/freaks-youre-one-of-us-2020-film.php
@thamesynne Also, butter wouldn't get much chance to hit the sides.
I expect recycling is up because of more home deliveries. I find brown cardboard composts very well so long as you let it get wet and take off any glue strips or tape. Worms love it.
ALLi has issued a warning about OctaGroup, with a useful guide on how to avoid getting scammed by those targeting indie authors.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.