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Submission + - All your MMS belong to China (webdiary.com)

Sedennial writes: GoSMS is a very popular and well done text messaging application. The GoDEV team also make a suite of other apps (dialer, contact manager, etc) which are highly popular.

Due to a glitch in my wife's phone yesterday, I discovered that all MMS messages sent using GoSMS are being stored on a server in China. I've confirmed the behavior and been able to pull down messages in a web browser.

This leads to the question: What are their other apps doing, and are they behaving the same with their contact manager, dialer history, and other regular text messages?

Comment Re:Not suprising (Score 1) 306

Last I checked, Android was just another distribution of Linux, much like your precious Nokia. While I'd love to have a C-based userland, it's still Linux on arm.

I have an older phone, but I'm still running a recent kernel (2.6.35) on armv71. Busybox and so on are there, it's only real problem is as I said a lack of C in the userland. It's not hard to get extra tools on there, although I'd love to see Portage. With distcc, it would even be pretty quick to compile and install new software.

What makes your Nokia so much better? The way I see it, it's like arguing what is better, ubuntu or fedora. Both are Linux, just with different UI wrappers.

Comment Re:World of Tanks actually does it right (Score 1) 147

I haven't played since the beta, but is spotting still broken? Komarin was one of the worst maps for that, whoever got impatient and moved first lost.

Also, are the Russian tanks still better than everything else? The KV for instance got either the solid 107mm or the hilarious 152mm, while the equal tiered Pz4 got the 75L/70 (which wasn't a bad gun, but it's no 107mm), and the T1 heavy was even worse, with that peashooter 76mm.

And then things like the T29 being too competitive with the IS, so it got nerfed multiple times. Or the Russian TDs having an effective camo rating of at 50m, while the German TDs couldn't even hide in a bush from 500m away.

Comment Re:Well, that sucks. (Score 1) 162

Our Siemens PBX switches run on OS/2. Thankfully it is 2.1, but still pretty bad.

Unfortunately, they are looking at replacing them with Cisco VOIP, which is hilariously insecure. I'd rather have those non-network attached OS/2 boxes than a VOIP product from a company known for their terrible software. And of course the expense of replacing every single phone in the company (~5k phones) with a new Cisco VOIP phone.

Comment Re:So much for build quality... (Score 1) 531

High res screen? Since when is 1280x800 a high resolution on a 14" laptop? Or worse, 1440x900 on a 15"? My 3 year old HP is running 1920x1200 on a 15". That's the *minimum* resolution needed to be considered high resolution.

And the keyboards, holy christ are they shitty. I'm glad for you that you enjoy them, but I'll stick with a non-chiclet keyboard thank you very much.

I'll agree with you on the case however, I wish this one wasn't a metal/plastic hybrid, and a solid metal case. It doesn't flex much, but even a little bit of flex makes me worry.

Comment Re:Bad Title (Score 1) 236

malda had it right about the ipod. It was lame, but he didn't count on the marketing machine at Apple, or the incredible loyalty Apple fans had. Remember, that first version of it only worked with OSX, so the only people buying it already were sucking at Job's teat. Take a rabid fanbase that will buy anything and everything a company puts out (and then proselytize about it incessantly), and a marketing department that could sell sand in the Sahara, and you have an instant success. Once the hype built up to a critical mass (and Apple added Windows support), it quickly became the market leader, and the rest is history.

It was still lame however, especially compared to the competition.

Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 105

All the old USB drives were like that. I have a 32MB one sitting here on my desk with a write-enable switch on it. About the time they started coming out with the 64-128MB drives is when they stopped putting those switches on them.

The early small ones (4-16MB) were considered to be larger floppies. Floppies had the little tab on them to prevent writing, so the USB drives did too. Once they started becoming more popular, and the capacities started rising, the manufacturers realized they were being used more as a supplement to storage than as a traditional floppy disk. So they started removing the write switch. There are still some made today with that switch, but they are really expensive (considered a premium feature, so they can charge 50% more).

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