@pro @hfaust

Just as hint, you can still get the up-to-date Fedora Workstation as net installer with i686 base: alt.fedoraproject.org/

@Gargron We don't need to start from scratch on each instance. Tools like rspamd and spamassassin come around with pre-trained sets.

That means we can make community efforts to build a repository of spam messages in order to pre-train filters.

And of course it's not super effective, but if we really want spam protection, we have to start somewhere.

@Gargron Actually Discourse does some basic prevention here by having different user levels which are bound to rate-limits and the ability to post external links.

Not perfect of course, but maybe also worth to think about.

In general I guess the answer is: Small instances because that tends to increases the number of moderators per user. And hope that the community can take care of it.


Nur für den Fall, dass mein Ironie-/Sarkasmusdetektor defekt ist und das doch ernst gemeint ist:

Das würde der Gewaltenteilung zuwiderlaufen. Also lieber doch nicht, denn natürlich, wie das immer so ist, mag das jetzt nach einer tollen Idee klingen, aber langfristig betrachtet, mit allem Bösen was da so kommen kann, nein, bitte nicht.

@ulrichkelber @kuketzblog


Wie in der Datenschutzerklärung ganz unten beschrieben, die Landesdatenschutzbehörde Bayerns.

Ist übrigens inklusive Telefonnummer gelistet, also einfach mal durchklingeln und freue bereiten :)

/cc @ulrichkelber


When you don't need highspeed storage (or be able to implement a sufficient cache), maybe Hetzner with their Storage boxes are an option for you. They are around 5€ for 500GB per month. But of course the access speed is quite slow.

I would still consider it sufficient for backups and as mentioned, with some local caching also for Mastodon media storage. (because usually the request rate is only high for recent pictures and videos).

@utf8equalsX Wrong, it's not a warning, it's a hint/information.

That's pretty much the opposite of a warning, but of course, it's not working as expected, when people interpret it as a warning. -,-

How to shock people?

When they have a routine of collecting personal data, like name, address and phone number, ask them why.

At least the phone number is never needed for the billing process, so it's usually not required by law.

Quite interesting what responses you get from them.

Huh, it seems like someone signed up my contact email address for the Cloudflare newsletter 👀

I'm slightly annoyed.

That's a very awesome article talking about reCAPTCHA and its toxic behavior.

And not only that, it also shows various alternatives and ways to get the same result without selling your users to Google.


"<insert data harvesting app in here> is much more comfortable than <insert good free software solution here>" Sure… When you are comfortable with company harvesting your data…

"But they are all doing it" same was once said about witch burning…

"I'm not important, they are not interested in me" Why do you think you are important enough to not steal your data, when you do it with everyone?

"I have nothing to hide" but still lock the door when you go on the toilette…

@blacklight447 According to their paper, no. That's basically their main point, that ECC doesn't protect you here.

Seems like there is another hardware exploit called "RAMbleed". rambleed.com/

TL;DR: By using the error correction of bit flips, it's possible to steal secrets our of a systems memory that are not owned by the process which reads the memory.

@jochen I'm aware of that, but it's also a problem that was highlighted 3 minor releases ago.

So that's nothing really new, just enforcing what was changed quite a while ago.

What I mean is that 1.0 with the last rc yesterday, might be a bit rushed and it would have been better to release it the day after tomorrow in order to make sure that it's reasonable stable. We waited for this release since February, two days more wouldn't have been a problem but might bring up some issues to fix.

While it's awesome to see that made it to version 1.0 with Synapse, I recommend to stay relaxed about this release.


While hanging out in Synapse Admins yesterday, I felt like the release might be a bit rushed. When you are on 0.99.2 relax and update at the end of the week. I'm sure we'll see a 1.0.1 very soon.

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Unit tests are gold.

I just upgraded our ORM 2 major releases and was able to find all broken things by using the Unit tests provided by @amenthes

Thank you so much for that!

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