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    George Huger

    Bravo! This is by far the best one I've seen today.

    I especially enjoyed "14k should be enough for everybody."

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    Nathan

    This is truly brilliant, and a revolution in storage technology. By leveraging and combining both the cloud and Social Media, TwitterDrive will usher in a new era of free storage.

    I'm working on the next step myself. SMStore. SMStore works similarly to TwitterDrive but saves its data in outgoing SMS messages to your contacts. Since SMS is able to send up to 160 characters, SMStore can hold 14% more data per message than TwitterDrive.

    The revolution is here. Get on it.

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    Gineer

    Excellent. The same functionality could be used to transfer binary files via SMS on your cell phone. Who needs GPRS, Edge or 3G. Imagine the possibilities with a unlimited SMS Package.

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    markheath

    superb. is there a facebook version coming? facedrive anyone?

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    Samuel Pickard

    Actually, with facedrive you could do it with the picture uploader.  All you need to do is to additionally encode each segment to look like a PNG image and you could get much greater bandwidth, even more than SMStore.  I'd check the facebook api to see if there is a photo upload/download feature, but then I think I'd have to shoot myself.

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    Clint

    @Majed This is just a functional april fools joke.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_fools_day

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    Majed

    This is not a genuine idea as there was Google Drive which had  the benefit of 7GB Mailbox size, the only difference is that this has unlimited storage

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    Matt Ledding

    Brian, you made me laugh.  

    Never let it be said again that Americans have no sense of irony or subtle humour!

    Never let it be said again, if there is no "u" in humour, there is no humour in you!

    I love your wii coding (am a smoothboard fan, and you are the great grand-daddy of my lovely software.)  

    I have no doubt that twitterdrive will evolve into something just as great.  Patience is a virtue. (That we generally haven't got time for...)

    Thanks for the laugh and the coding...

    Matt

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    Joel

    lol, that's awesome.  Looks like the code is a bit old and Twitter has changed a bit, but it does actually seem to work.  Only problem is there's a tweet limit so I can't do more than like 2 MB/hour.  The app should just wait an hour and try again when it gets that error, but I guess it's open source.

    Sad thing about facedrive is it wouldn't work, facebook as far as I know changes all images into jpegs and checks and maybe changes the resolution, but another unlimited image storage place might work...

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