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.

Let’s speed run this year and get it over with

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!

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OH: "If the USA saw what is going on in the USA, the USA would invade the USA to free the USA from the USA."

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. matrix.org/blog/2020/06/11/syn

JavaScript→function
Go→func
OCaml→fun
Rust→fn
Ruby→def
Java→public static void main(String[] args)

That browser dialog that pops up warning about an unresponsive script? It should pop up after any script on a page uses more than 20% cpu for more than 2 seconds. (Along with naming and shaming the script authors.)

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: matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cro has the overview.

elementary: “We do not have a dark mode. 3rd-party ‘tweak’ apps are using a terrible hack that could break at any time.”

> Start under-the-hood work on a real dark style preference, unintentionally breaking the hack.

Users: “YOU BROKE DARK MODE, WHY DO YOU HATE FREEDOM??”

🔄 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.
blog.torproject.org/new-releas

We're having problems on matrix.org's loadbalancers - service will be restored asap. (Meanwhile, please consider running your own homeserver!)

Clark cares not for how you think he ought to chill.

(☁️🐶💜, ec)

Neat. I rediscovered Libreapay and they utilize Stripe!

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