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I get that everyone’s imagining the most apocalyptic scenario right now: that Telegram shared all the messages of all members with timestamps, device IDs, phone numbers, geolocation etc

However, the case to be made that Telegram could simply invite the IT auditor in contact with authorities to their office and show her that in fact the company stores very little information; the information which does not change the legal case they’re involved in. Therefore, in this case they might have provided the information about presence or absence of the user data without actually sending said data. That way formally they have complied with the ruling but the user data have never left the office.

The same way you can send the headers of a data pipeline without actually sending any data.

The fact the company complied with the ruling to disclose the absence of information doesn’t necessarily mean they shared the users data.

Of course, this scenario is just my speculation and the company will have to present transparent and verifiable explanation. Yes, the situation looks bad but at the moment of writing, there’s still some wiggle room left.

The same is true for nearly all social spaces. Even when you’re meant to derive entertainment, there’s always the “incorrect” ways of doing it. Of course there are reasons for that tho

In society you’re allowed to experience your own ways of doing things only in specialized places – claiming and securing those specialized spaces is exactly the subject of privacy movements. I wish the author would allure to that

Conservatives wanna be proud of their own country and tacitly push the idea that other countries are worse in some sense 🤷

It’s unfortunate but it happens. It takes a lot proximity and trust to change one’s perspective on life, so it is probably not going to happen in public online spaces

It may be unnecessary but I feel someone gotta be a cap and say that this is your personal imaginary scenario

Maybe after the current crisis the tribunal could investigate and monitor the terror of other nations as well. Although, not without some push from electorate

!remindmebot remind me when this is all over

It’s actually pretty useful thing to do. You can boost your own content on Mastodon, expanding its reach

Boosting your own content on Mastodon also helps promote Lemmy instances as people go check out the instance and realize that it’s actually a Lemmy one

Unfortunately I can’t see my own posts from Mastodon for some reason and many of the Lemmy posts come with the delay of days or even weeks

Internet is a stage and netizens are actors on it. Emotion triggering behaviour brings viewership online and makes one isolated offline. The more clickbaity your personality is, the more your content is shared online. Offline you’d be called lunatic and harassed for the same stuff

Yes, we gotta see some breakdown what instance those users are registered in. So far (last day or so), I see lots of accounts of moderate size from twitter creating an account on mastodon “in case twitter dies”

Good points all around, ol’ chap. You made me think that those corporate instances might have unique features enabled by proprietary modules and bots + unlimited storage for attached media. To counter that, I suppose Mastodon should make a clause in their license prohibiting to run their software for profit

Registering on defederated non-intranet instance just to receive news about only X company seems kinda silly tho

Great shame for US which at some point gotta be dug out from under the rug and approached with humility like post-WWII Germany did

By moderation of course. Wolfballs is a “free speech” land, while beehaw nurtures community to be more positive or/and sincere


  • Feature set is amazing, it can do a lot and then some
  • export in open formats
  • Subscription is not that expensive
  • Widget is very nice for quick entry


  • Many useful features are behind a paid subscription
  • For professional use it needs a desktop client but there’s none; export into third party and import back is difficult and lossy procedure

they invest in often don’t generate any additional risk adjusted return.

When you worth more than $1 mil, you’ll be persistently advised invest in S&P and gov bonds for 95% of your portfolio. And it’s probably the main job of investment managers – to convince their clients that YOLO/BTC-to-the-moon is not a sustainable investment strategy.

For the 10% of more sophisticated clients, investment managers fall into information asymmetry dilemma. Hedge funds tell very little to their client about fund’s investment strategy and they often lose money nonetheless.

TLDR: even if you’re rich, the market will eat you up, don’t let that happen

Tbh, birdsite exodus is not that huge at the moment. It seems like it’s going to peak at 800k users per week. With 10% of active users, we have a whole one-two months before the count of new users will be equal to old ones.

Admins have time to react, users have opportunity to tell newbies about the culture on fair grounds, founders have a moment to adjust their development strategy for larger userbase. With 1 mil of new users per day we wouldn’t have all that.

Praise the lord Thank Musk, birdsite hasn’t shut down completely yet

#GoodwillGesture #Regrouping #ChoosingAdvantageousPosition #InsignificantCity /s

I'll confess I don't do backups regularly 🙀 In the past, I always followed the same routine: I start backing up my files but quickly run into issues and give up. Recently I corrupted one of the system files, nothing major but I have to reinstall the OS in near future So it prompted me to think about the whole strategy of backup. Before I waste 2 weeks trying to build "the perfect backuping systemTM" (and give up), I would like to get a peak how others are doing it. Choose any number and tell me I'm an idiot for even asking that 🤣 1. how much (of you personal) time you spend to assure regular backuping? 1. how do you backup settings of your software? 1. how do you deal with software that doesn't provide explicit export of settings? do you do it manually by an occasional export once in a blue moon? 1. do you use configuration managers like Ansible to quickly install/restore settings? 1. do you backup binaries/installation packages? 1. do you backup mobile apps and their settings? 1. do you backup snapshots of OS? if yes, please explain your strategy dealing with them 1. do you include temporary personal files into backup? For example: a shopping list 1. do you copy system files in a separate folder for further backup or instead put the paths of system files for backup software to grab the latest version? 1. do you backup logs? if yes, please explain your reasoning and situation. 1. what's your folder (hierarchy) of the drive where you store the backups? How did you come up with it? 1. do you keep all backup files on a single drive/RAID or you have a separate storage for groups of backup files? For example such groups: drive for Windows backups, drive for networking hardware, drive for mobile devices, drive for server related stuff, drive for grandparents' backups (😄) 1. do you keep files residing only in a cloud (excluded from backup)? 1. do you backup your emails? if yes, how do you filter them to exclude junk from backup? 1. do you backup your online profiles? like Facebook & google 1. how and when do you clean old backups? 1. what do you consider when buying a new drive for backuping needs? 1. how often do you test your backups?