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    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    I can't google what's distributed? @Chrysallis
    flota113
    @flota113
    @silentfox91 it means using P2P / torrent as @TommyIzen just said ;)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @silentfox91 it means the content is shared through the userbase instead of over a server
    Andrew Gregory
    @angregor
    Which offloads the issue of having to get a ton of server space, because the users will be the “Server"
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    yep :)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    torrent adds some extra complexity and security overhead, but will make it easier to extend beyond FCC later.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    I just don't like forcing people to use a client though
    not a deal breaker or anything
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    Ah, okay that could be the best possible choice if gitter/ slack 10,000 user is a mark to go by
    flota113
    @flota113
    it also means that we would need to avoid large files (images probably as well)
    *bigger images
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    oh yeah, this is going to be lite as possible
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    As a coding social Network would we use big images? Most likely just profile images which we could pull though github
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @TommyIzen Diaspora, as an example, can be accessed without a client straight from the browser. Only the pods(server space) needs fancy setup.
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @TommyIzen maybe we could look at hola for some inspiration, they distribute their load and run with a browser extension.
    flota113
    @flota113
    ok, @silentfox91 you are right
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @Cylocation see that's awesome
    I had no idea
    makes sense though I've seen torrent clients that work through the browser
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    What is hola?
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @Cylocation free VPN service
    flota113
    @flota113
    but Diaspora isn't just distributed around some servers? @Cylocation
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @Cylocation is there a browser plugin for Diaspora?
    I hate plugins
    flota113
    @flota113
    I mean that there is a few servers and it's distributed around them - we would first need these servers @Cylocation
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    just because they drag the browser down
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    https://wiki.diasporafoundation.org/Tools_to_use_with_Diaspora has some info. I don't really know much about it. There are definitely plugins on that page.
    Darryl Pargeter
    @darrylpargeter
    Anyway back in a bit guys, maybe we should do that trollo bored idea? So people who leave can keep up to date?
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @flota113 The 'servers' are run on peoples home machines mostly, in diaspora's case.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    Sure, we must get organized
    flota113
    @flota113
    @Cylocation ok, thx ;)
    okelano
    @okelano
    Tried diaspora before
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    What did you think of it?
    okelano
    @okelano
    Not the best option.
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    Do you have other suggestions? We are thinking of a distributed option to handle load balancing.
    okelano
    @okelano
    Thinking now
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    I think distributed vs. server-based implementation should be hidden from regular users.
    they should not need to worry about it
    flota113
    @flota113
    http://podupti.me/ I think this is a list of Diaspora-based sites @TommyIzen
    Cylocation
    @Cylocation
    @Chrysallis You could get in trouble for 'hiding' the fact that you were using their computer resources.
    okelano
    @okelano
    Why not using tor for chat or irc?
    flota113
    @flota113
    @okelano it needs client - right? we are trying to avoid it ;)
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @Cylocation well, by hiding I mean that how you use the service isn't affected by where things are stored. How it works can be in a FAQ
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    @flota113 yeah the users shouldn't need to bother with downloading a client
    it should be transparent
    imho
    okelano
    @okelano
    Web irc not need it or simply implement chat into Web page
    Tommy Izen
    @TommyIzen
    yeah I don't care for adding an irc
    Chrysallis
    @Chrysallis
    @TommyIzen can a web client be allowed to do local storage?
    flota113
    @flota113
    @Chrysallis I'm almost sure that yes..