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“It’s direct, indisputable, empirical evidence that this kind of common claim that ‘the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with the gun’ is wrong."

In short, Ted Cruz and anyone else who makes this claim is wrong or lying.

Who Stops a ‘Bad Guy With a Gun’?- nyti.ms/3OeHgJU

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California achieved over 99% of demand met by renewable energy for the first time at the end of April weekend. While the availability of sunshine will go up over the summer, so too will the demand for air conditioning, so this achievement isn’t currently sustainable.

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"Individuals affiliated with the Chinese government are already demanding Elon Musk change Twitter's policies.

Can Musk stand up to China?

If he does, it'll be the first time..."



"Last month, the US generated 18% of its electricity from wind and solar (59 TWh) for the first time. That beat the previous record set in March 2021 (53 TWh), according to new data from global energy think tank Ember." electrek.co/2022/04/28/the-us-

One of Tokyo’s rail companies, Tokyu, has switched their seven train lines and one tram service to 100% renewable energy.

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Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.

#PeerTube: like YouTube, an open source replacement for video hosting
#FunkWhale: Like SoundCloud, for music
#Bookwyrm: Like Goodreads
#Pixelfed: like Instagram, offers image galleries

All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯

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Welcome to Mastodon and thanks to any new followers.

I hope you give the place a good chance. There's a bit of a learning curve but it's well worth it.

For new accounts, I recommend checking out @feditips

They've been posting all day to help new accounts adjust to the platform.

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Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

A lot of “perfect storms” happening this year. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, and if Mastodon community servers can keep up.

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The Man Who Accidentally Killed The Most People In History

What do you do to follow up inventing leaded gasoline? You invent CFCs.

#science #environment #health


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I got asked about this by somebody from WIRED so I got some numbers together. I believe that Mastodon servers have gained around 49,000 new people since March. Our iOS app downloads rose by 109%. On mastodon.social, I am seeing a 71% increase in sign-ups and 36% increase in monthly active users as people are coming back to their old accounts.

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Hello! mas.to is a general-topic instance. We're enthusiastic about Mastodon and aim to run a fast, up-to-date and fun Mastodon instance.