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+ - Android phone completely disabled after receiving an international call

Submitted by OneSmartFellow
OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "I was out with friends on Friday evening when I received an international phone call from a +7 phone number. It's not at all unusual for me to receive international phone calls, but, I'll admit I have never receievd one from the +7 dialing code. I answered the call, and I could only hear myself speaking. I hung up, and my phone immediately shut off. All attempts to power it back on have failed. I have tried removing the battery, and booting into recovery mode. Phone is a Nexus S with Cyanogenmod installed. It is now a paperweight. I presume I have been hacked somehow. Is there any way to recover from this experience ?"

Comment: Pros and Cons (Score 1) 700

by OneSmartFellow (#48977737) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
Home Schooling:
Pros: Your over-indulged child won't be a nuisance to other children at school.
Cons: Your maladjusted teenager/young adult will be (a nuisance) later in life.

Public Schooling:
Pros: Your child will learn about life outside of his over-indulged home.
Cons: Other children will have to put up with him.

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 216

Yeah, you know, I can construct idiotic examples of cases where the government is over-regulating too.
Unfortunately - and despite what you would like to believe - licensing is just as much about consumer protection as it is about taxation. But, hey, you go ahead and drink the snake oil, see if I care.

Backed up the system lately?