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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?

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  • 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 β†’ 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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