Long winded nerdery about time units and cosmology 

Well, since we're giving up on leap seconds, we might as well step up to non-Earth-centric time, and use galactic rotation instead. One Milky Way rotation is ~ 10^16 seconds, so a femtoMilky is basically ten seconds: a handy little unit! I'll be there in twenty fems! A picoMilky is around two-and-a-half hours: also handy! Make sure you get your three pims of sleep a night. A nanoMilky is ~110 days. She started school when she was 17 nams old.

Watch out for "worthless" extended warranty offers from retailers. Your consumer rights in Australia often provide the same if not more protection.


#shopping #waranty #ExtendedWarranty #ConsumerRights

Did you know that #Mastodon supports #RSS feeds?

That means you can follow your favorite people and topics right inside of Thunderbird!

→ Just add ".rss" to the URL ←

For example, our Mastodon URL "mastodon.online/@thunderbird"



What about #hashtags? YEP!

Let's look at #OpenSource. From our instance, it is: "mastodon.online/tags/opensourc"

So, we just append .rss and it works!


REALLY useful if you don't want to miss a thing!

Victorian England, colonialism 

TIL that video chat was predicted in... 1879.
Edison's Telephonoscope (transmits Light as well as sound).

Every evening, before going to bed, Pater- and Materfamilias set up an electric camera-obscura" over their bedroom mantel-piece, and gladden their eyes with the sight of their Children at the Antipodes, and converse gaily with them through the wire.

A gentle reminder to folks who are new to Mastodon. In solidarity with those in the disabled community who rely on screen readers, we ask that you:

* Add alt text/image descriptions when you post media
* Capitalize the first letter of every word in a hashtag #LikeThis
* Avoid emojis in your display name

UPDATE: So many great questions! Please check the replies to see if your question has been asked and answered ❤️

#StrongerTogether #Accessibility #AltText #Disability #Solidarity #FediTips

Somewhere in the world, a judge is delivering justice.
RT @ggreenwald@twitter.com
A Brazilian judge just ordered former President Lula da Silva released from Sergio Moro's prison.

An extraordinary day in Brazil - for the world, given Lula's stature.

Chinwag Social

Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.