TO THE LUG!
The pub was pubbed. And the guys reluctantly, after months of trying, got me on Signal.
/me shakes his fist like a luddite
What is wrong with IRC!
@theru Does it work over seas?
@theru Yes, my buddy BspaMike was setting that up at the LUG today. He sent me a message from his laptop to my phone.
(he doesn't wear as much tin foil as you and i.) ;)
@NYbill @theru Is there a way to use Signal without Google services and without sharing my address book with them? I don't mind using my phone number to register.
@theru @NYbill that's a pity. Sharing my phone book is a no-go, so Signal is still not for me. By Swiss law I would have to ask permission from everyone in my phone book before I'm allowed to share their personal details with third parties.
@beni @theru I didn't get the feeling that Signal itself had much to do with the Goog. Sure, the Chrome app does.
...then again, I'm brand new to the whole thing.
@ghostdancer @beni @theru Ah damn... Makes sense. :/
@theru @NYbill @ghostdancer still it probably won't work on a phone without Google apps installed.
@beni @ghostdancer @theru