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When today accessed CTAN To read news about changes on packages with Opera 51 and in a second access, FireFox 59.0.2, obtained in both cases a superimposed panel that asked that I should update my navigator, because CTAN due to the lack of funds, have recruited the assistance of a firm to create revenue placing ads. The link to the advertising partner goes to nsa.gov; my question is:

Is this legitimate or its a hack?

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    Or it's April fools' day! – CarLaTeX Apr 1 '18 at 5:18
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The 1st of April is the day dedicated to jokes.

For more infos, see here: How to draw a fish?

  • I fell to the joke. But in a globalized world, not in every place is the same date. Here today is 31 march. But its genial! I laughed a lot and feel relieved. Previously, I had cleaned the history and related files in case of doubt. – djnavas Apr 1 '18 at 5:29
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    @djnavas I think CTAN is a US site, and it's already April 1st there (at least on the East Coast). Happy fools' day! – CarLaTeX Apr 1 '18 at 5:33
  • @djnavas Btw, once I fell in Halloween's joke, that's why they don't catch me anymore :):):) – CarLaTeX Apr 1 '18 at 5:36
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    @CarLaTeX: CTAN is either hosted in Germany or in UK, as far as I know and both are east of the US, concerning the time → actually 1st of April is coming earlier to Europe (and even earlier in Asia) than to America ... unless calculated in UTC – user31729 Apr 1 '18 at 9:10
  • @ChristianHupfer Oooh, I thought it was American! – CarLaTeX Apr 1 '18 at 9:18
  • @CarLaTeX: No, I remembered that the main CTAN server seems to be 'Comedy' which is run by DANTE – user31729 Apr 1 '18 at 9:22
  • @ChristianHupfer Oooh there's always something to learn! – CarLaTeX Apr 1 '18 at 9:26
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    @djnavas According to an esteemed community member, it would be much easier if everybody sticked to Greenwich time. ;-) – egreg Apr 9 '18 at 20:29
  • @egreg The same esteemed community member eats pineapple pizza, he can't be taken as an example :) – CarLaTeX Apr 9 '18 at 20:52
  • @CarLaTeX: he actually can, young padawan. After all, abusus non tollit usum. 😁 – Paulo Cereda Apr 9 '18 at 21:04
  • @PauloCereda Oh, I am padawan, I thought I was Milanese! (Only egreg can understand it). – CarLaTeX Apr 9 '18 at 21:20
  • Isn't that off-topic on meta? All the other april fool's and halloween questions are on the main page. – Johannes_B Apr 22 '18 at 7:39
  • @Johannes_B Yes, probably off-topic but I don't think it is very useful on the main since April 2nd... – CarLaTeX Apr 22 '18 at 7:46

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