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Federation is the best.

My friend, who created and admins our #matrix chat rooms, is moving house and had to take down his server. Even with his server offline, the rest of us are able to continue the conversations as if nothing changed.

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@mcol Since matrix is a federated protocol, the rooms exist on every server that is a part of that room.

So, since I run matrix.paritybit.ca, and I have friends using matrix.org, even if matrix.example.com started and administrates the room, if it goes down we can still talk in that room because matrix.paritybit.ca and matrix.org are still online.

Any users on matrix.example.com won't be able to see messages until matrix.example.com comes back online.

I think I explained that right...

@Paul Just noticed that this is your new Mastodon profile! 👋 I have been considering hosting an instance as well, but maintenance is why I have been pushing back on that idea. Could I ask who your host is and how your experience has been?

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When I have moved to the right-most column of the Mastodon desktop website, how do I bring the left-most column back to view?

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We have fixed a mistake which led to unencrypted storing of birthdays of your contacts: tutanota.com/blog/posts/birthd We deeply apologize for this. At Tutanota we always try to encrypt as much of your data as possible, which you can check here: tutanota.com/encrypted-email

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At a time when more people than ever are benefiting from end-to-end encryption, the EARN IT bill could put them at risk. COVID-19 has us sheltering in place, but we cannot quarantine our concerns.

Read more:signal.org/blog/earn-it/ 

So yesterday, I woke up and started working. 7 minutes into my work, I realized that it was my AFK day. 😂

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@fribbledom I can't decide if this is great news or horrible news. Keybase has, in my opinion, always suffered from a lack of adoption. Zoom suffered from a lack of security. This could be a great fit for one or both. And/or it could be a disaster for one/both.

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BREAKING: ICANN has voted to REJECT the sale of the .ORG registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. This is a major victory for the millions of nonprofits, civil society organizations, and individuals who make .ORG their home online. icann.org/news/blog/icann-boar t.co/sFLcwZqU1B

Okay, there is a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the website.

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How do I access the left-most column on Mastodon web interface?! I opened the right-column and there is no way to go to the left-most one.

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Stop putting surveillance devices into your living room. Instead, encrypt your mailbox now: tutanota.com/ 😃✊

👋 Back after a while. Is there a Mac app for Mastodon that you'd recommend? Bonus points if it's native.

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Two-factor authentication is a simple, powerful way to add a new layer of protection to your online accounts. Which type is right for you? eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/guid

@gsuite Is there any chance I could get purchases on my closed account moved to a @gmail account? Or, if that isn't possible, any chance I could generate purchased products receipts?

Does anyone know of a way to export custom search engines from Google Chrome to another browser? I am hoping to move them to Brave, but I am not seeing an option by default. Mac, if that's important.

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