In Case anyone is curious,

@craftyguy and I successfully sent an encrypted MMS via gpg!

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Did you notice that rather than on PC where you download a generic image which you can just live boot from USB, on ARM every distro needs to support every device individually? It's not just lacking mainline Linux support, it's also lacking a generic way to boot these devices like x86 has. #SPIflash can solve this perfectly by implementing UEFI on a dedicated chip but current new @PINE64 devices are lacking this. Let's get loud to make them add this again in new devices!

It even fits :D, since this is not the original samyang the design is for but a knockoff

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@benjaminhollon yep, it's just a really weird photography lens, not a telescope.

MAN AM I SCREAMING A LOT TODAY, BUT I’M SO HAPPY

Finally got mainline Linux (5.16) running on my device thanks to @postmarketOS!!!

Special thanks to travmurav, Toonis, David Heidelberg, and Alexey Min for their help when I asked noob questions :)

Just for a frame of reference, this 2012 device ran Linux 3.4, and now it boots 5.16. Imagine all the vulnerabilities that are fixed between those 10 years.

Sure it‘s just booting and can’t do much yet, but after a few months of failing, I’m happy!!

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