if you make a joke on Mastodon, no matter WHAT the content is, after 50+ boosts people will appear in the replies that take it completely at literal face value.
you could post "a man walks into a bar, says ouch!" and if it receives 50+ boosts, then you will begin seeing replies like "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STEEL BAR PLACEMENT IS DEREGULATED BY PROFIT DRIVEN CROOKS!"
this theory is commonly known as Eugen's Gambit. and i love it.
Step 1: Spin off a shell company.
Step 2: Enter data sharing agreement with shell company.
Step 3: Share data with shell company.
Step 4: After 24 hours, delete data from originating company.
Step 5: See, we deleted the data!
Hey ho, Synapse v1.15.0 is here. It contains a bunch of performance tweaks and bug fixes, as well as device management support in the admin API. Check it out. https://matrix.org/blog/2020/06/11/synapse-1-15-0-released
Nice move: Automattic, the company behind WordPress, throws its weight behind the federated open messaging platform http://matrix.org - https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/21/welcoming-automattic-to-matrix #chat #opensource #fediverse
RIGHT!!! Riot has turned on End-to-End Encryption by default for all private conversations, and Cross-Signing device verification has landed and is live (and 🤞 performant!) 🎉🎉🎉 Huge amounts of work went into this: https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cross-signing-and-end-to-end-encryption-by-default-is-here has the overview.
🔄 Time to update: A new version of Tor Browser is out now.
Tor Browser 9.0.10 updates Firefox to 68.8.0esr, NoScript to 11.0.25, and OpenSSL to 1.1.1g. This release also features important security updates to Firefox.
Coming soon: Fedora on Lenovo laptops! https://fedoramagazine.org/coming-soon-fedora-on-lenovo-laptops/
ATTENTION TESTERS! We're in the final phase of E2EE-by-default in Riot 1.6 & just cut our 2nd release candidate! Please help test cross-signing @ https://riot.im/staging + RiotX https://buildkite.com/organizations/matrix-dot-org/pipelines/riotx-android/builds/2395/jobs/46abcbac-5745-4e81-b859-5d9b1faead17/artifacts/c4d7c0d5-8367-442f-9f21-1ea21a438151 and test E2EE search in Desktop Nightly https://packages.riot.im/nightly/install/. Thanks!⏲💣🎉
We're having problems on http://matrix.org's loadbalancers - service will be restored asap. (Meanwhile, please consider running your own homeserver!)
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