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10 January 2011 @ 09:33 am
Snow day  
UT announced a delayed opening (11 a.m.) early this morning, and just now announced that the university will be closed all day.

Also, why do text messages (SMS messages) not include a time stamp?
Curious Stuffonelargecat on January 10th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what exactly an SMS message is. Text messages on my cell phone do include a time stamp. I assumed that was typical, but I've only ever had this one phone.
gh4acws on January 10th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
on the phomes
I had so far, the messages DID/DO have a timestamp - however afaik it is the time they arrived on the phone as measured by that phones clock.

In general the question would be what time should be 'stamped'. The sending time, the time the phone companies server relayed it or the time the recipient actually recieved it.
I have noticed that SMS is not a reliable method for 'critical' applications.
On new years eve running time for Hasppy New Year may be several hours because everybody does it at the same time : overloading the servers. ( sent at midnight i got one at 3:30 am - when I had been asleep for 2 hours )
Some service providers offer a response when sending an SMS ( "your message was delivered " )

( the one I use to send text messages to phones from my comfortable PC keyboard does not :-( )

I wonder when some genius at Verizon or AT&T ( or ... ) will come up with the idea to charge for a timestamp.