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Well, I just read this article by Daily Mail, so we’ll have to see what the research says when it’s published.


Noone’s talking about lab creation, but rather the fact the research institution in question specializes in virology. So they would go into the field(/bat caves in this case) to collect virus samples to bring back to the lab in Wuhan to study (as that’s literally their job).

Mistakes happen, and a researcher could have simply been infected by one of these collected samples before going onto infect other people.



Some of the underlying libaries are in C, but yes; there was some discussion on their IRC about potentially using Rust instead.


I couldn’t get it to work with a contact a few months back. It also does run on some servers: https://jami.net/why-is-jami-truly-distributed/


Nope, just a Graphene user, and in case it wasn’t clear to you; I meant “linked us” as in you put a hyperlink into this Lemmy thread to give to us.


Funny how you instantly recognised the “group account”, when it is run by Micay himself

I think it’s reasonable to presume that the founder of GrapheneOS would own the official GrapheneOS account on reddit. You’re the one that literally linked us to the discussion, so I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make with this.


Well, one of my friends owns a Fairphone, and they told me that the worst thing about it is that Android updates take a age to be released: https://forum.fairphone.com/t/android-11-has-arrived-when-will-we-see-it-on-our-3s-and-3-s/64273/6

Whereas I had Android 11 on my graphene phone a few weeks after it was released by Google.


Ignore them, they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.


The Graphene group account actually gave some good replies to that thread - you just don’t have a clue what you are talking about. The dev doesn’t solely trust Google just because - as they’ve stated many times - there just aren’t good alternative phones with decent security baselines.

I’m not even sure what you mean by “technical support for custom firmware” - Graphene pushes firmware updates with their OTAs.


I have a 4a, which is supported until fall 2023. The newer 5 model doesn’t give you much more time.


Yes, Graphene is only officially supported on Pixels at this time.


You can say that for absolutely any phone/device in existence. As for Graphene, I’ve ran tcpdump on my router for a week against the device’s IP and confirmed that it only talks to the documented default connections on their site.


But why does the world need both?

Why does the world need different operating systems? Because different people have different ways of doing things.

Is there an XMPP alternative to Element, and is it potentially a better choice?

Yes, I personally feel that XMPP clients generally perform better than Element - whether or not it’s better for you is up to you to decide after trying it out for yourself.

I assumed that XMPP is obsolete or abandonned, so Matrix is the new attempt to make internet messaging work.

XMPP is absolutely not abandoned, pretty much every server implementation (ejabberd/prosody/openfire) has made a release this year, and the clients see regular releases.

Have you considered that Matrix just did their own thing cause they could and they just didn’t like how XMPP was run?


Yes, they do the same thing in that they implement a chat system. XMPP has been around for decades, and uses XML at the application layer for its service whereas Matrix uses HTTP and has only been around for the last few years - there are other differences in that matrix implements a ‘distributed git-like group chat system’.


matrix is self hostable, while signal isn’t

You can indeed self-host your own Signal server, it’s just that the effort required to do so is significant and it doesn’t federate. Far easier to just use XMPP/Matrix.


It’s enabled in the nightly builds - finally a way to call a desktop from Conversations…



The closest thing to what you’re describing is https://github.com/tahoe-lafs/tahoe-lafs

However they’re right now in the middle of a Python 2 to Python 3 port, have to keep an eye on github for a new release.

Here’s a good video on the technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xdEyquCl2I