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      15.11.2006 15:15
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      Best ring tone ever has to be the good, the bad and the ugly theme tune, 2nd A team.

      There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.

      Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for

      survival. Check out the things that you can do with it: -

      *EMERGENCY*


      *I*

      * The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112 .* If you find

      yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there is an

      emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to

      establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112

      can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**


      *II*

      * Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote
      keys?*

      This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:

      If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call

      someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone.

      Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the
      person
      at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on

      their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your

      keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away,

      and if you can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you

      can unlock the doors (or the trunk).

      Editor's Note: *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over
      a cell phone!"*


      *III*


      Subject: Hidden Battery power

      Imagine your cell battery is very low, you are expecting an important
      call
      and you don't have a charger. Nokia instrument comes with a reserve

      battery. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your cell will restart with

      this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This

      reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.


      AND


      *IV*


      How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?

      To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on
      your phone:


      * # 0 6 #

      A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your

      handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get

      stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They

      will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the

      SIM card, your phone will be totally useless.

      You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever
      stole it can't use/sell it either.

      If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile
      phones.

      Please spread this useful information around.

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        05.02.2004 15:50
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        I'm not going to specifically write about how dangerous mobile phones are, as so many people have done that before me here on dooyoo, and I don't think that I would be able to improve on anything anyone has written so far. Especially the piece by MykReeve, which is right at the top. It is however, a little old, and it would be great if he could come back and update it for us to reflect the new findings and information we have today. Most people do not realise that mobile phone base-stations (that's the towers you see on big hills and antennae on taller buildings) dotted all over the country are actually less harmful than your mobile phone. No. Wait. Yes they are. The radiation emitted from one of these antennae is actually less than that of your mobile phone you hold next to your head, or carry about in your pocket next to your heart or, God forbid, your genitals! See, a mobile phone can move about, while the base station cannot. The radio planner guys all sit down together and have a look at where coverage is lacking, and then decide where they can build their new installations. They can adjust power levels so that they have exactly the coverage they need and not a little bit more, cos it costs them cash to pump the power up. See, we as the end-user pick up the cost of charging our mobile phones so that they can keep their equipment turned as low as possible. Look at your mobile phone now. See those two gauges? One's for battery power and the other is for signal strength. As the signal strength weakens then the battery, the transmitter and receiver on the phone have to work harder to make sure that your phone call to your mum about not having any clean pants doesn't get broken off. This means that there's more radiation being pumped out of your phone as it works harder to get a strong enough signal through to the base-station a couple of miles away. Vicious circle, eh? The Government, under the EU
        , has put into place a set of exposure guidelines, called International Commissions Non-Ionising Radiation Protection, or ICNIRP for short. These cover not only guidelines for members of the public and their exposure to radiation from mobile phone transmitting stations, but also people who work in the telecommunications industry and are therefore more liable to exposure. These guidelines and the values for how much radiation is given off has been agreed in Brussels and passed out to all of us muppets who pay money to other countries in order to get nothing in return. Well, sorta. In Britain, the highest INCNIRP value that has been recorded is well within the guidelines at about 1/4 of the maximum public exposure value. That's the maximum recorded in the country and the majority of all the other values wherever you go is on average about 3/100ths of the guideline value. So, according to Brussels, we're probably the safest country in Europe when it comes to mobile phone masts. Yay for us! We could, however, still do a lot better. One way of doing this is to actually increase the number of transmitters. Yeah, increase them. Instead of having a few hundred sites dotted all over somewhere the size of London, have a few thousand. Install ultra-low powered, multi-user transmitters in every third street light and no only would coverage be brilliant for each of the operators, but the ICNIRP would be negligible. Mobile phones would not have to work as hard either, cutting down on whatever radiation they send out as well, and seeing as it's more than the base-stations, this is obviously a good thing. That's why campaigners in the know want more of them around schools, not less.

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          05.02.2003 09:54
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          I'm reasonably certain that the many drawbacks to the increasing prevalence of mobile phone dependency are to some degree valid in one way or another. In fact, I know they are, based on numerous personal experiences. For example, you really can't concentrate on the road and break up with your long-distance girlfriend at the same time, unless you want to tempt fate. And you can't send a well-formulated SMS text message on a bus without missing your stop by a good few hours or so. But risks in general are inherent in the development of new technology. Every bit of social progress presents us with a new set of obstacles, and in turn, though often a slow and tortuous process, mankind takes the necessary measures and overcomes them with a staggering level of success. The viscious (sp?) cycle of evolution. Back to the topic of mobile phones. I've evaluated the risks juxtaposed with the advantages, and decided hands-down that the former are indeed outweighed to a great extent by the latter. In case you haven't noticed, I live in Helsinki, Finland. (I'm still awfully entertained and a bit bewildered by that fact, though it's been a few months.) The Finns are notorious for being a rather reserved people. Save for the exception of the Midsummer Festival, it is a remarkable sight to see a Finn behaving in a manner short of unassuming, even taciturn. Be it on account of the mindwarping language and the utter lack of conversation opportunities in a land whose claim to fame is the sauna and an eerily large pan flute thing (look up Sibelius Park), it is no exaggeration to say that the Finns never speak. This presents an insurmountable sum of problems in every aspect of life from relationships to business transactions to ordering a burger from the McDonald's drive through. But thanks to the advent of the mobile phone (Finland is the home of Nokia, and neighbouring Sweden boasts Ericsson, as well as a startlingly disgusting tinn
          ed herring called "surströmming", but that's off topic), the Finnish people on a whole have broken the communication barrier, in that they can finally communicate at all!! Regardless of a vastly increased likelihood of losing control of your car and wrapping yourself horrifically around a pole, or in more mild cases, incurring a rather hefty fine from the long arm of the law, the grand advantage of an entire nation newly endowed with the gift of speech is far greater than any harm that could come of it. Unless Paavo Lipponen (Finland's prime minister) lets this revalation get to his head and gives the OK to instigate a nuclear war against North Korea with the aid of his Nokia mobile, the future of Scandinavia looks a lot brighter. To complain about its potential dangers, substantiated or not, is like complaining about the wheel. No doubt that many an ill-fated Dutchman has died at the hands of a runaway wheel of gouda, and no doubt that thousands of deaths result from the automobile (an invention made possible by the wheel, thank you), but just imagine the world without it. Wait a minute. Don't, or else someone somewhere will lobby for the eradication of mankind's most integral invention. Life without the wheel. God, it's worse than life without zinc or the cubic zirconia. Just kill me now, please! I don't want to think about it, but I just can't help it!!!

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            16.08.2002 18:20
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            Hallo! Yeh man wats up? Hello this is ... speaking. All of these are ways to answer a fone and guess what? It's very annoying when you are sat in a quiet place and one goes off. So to the topic of if these things are safe. Well it's obvious we seem to think they are safe (like we thought cigs were safe when they were first made). So in a couple of decades will we see that there could well be some sort of side-effects. Think about it. Many people have reported a "tingling" sensation next to their ears when they use their phones FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. As with ciggarettes, it would appear that a heavy usage of of mobiles would end up causing some sort of side-effects and you know whats going to happen don't you? When it has been made public that there is some sort of effects after using phones, many a court case will happen and all the excessive users will be trying to get a lot of money. Look right people everything involves a risk. Why on earth do you want to put yourself at risk using a phone which hasn't been proven to be safe? And even if good old Tony and his cronies say it is, you can never trust what they have to say. It is because all they care about is the economy and if putting people at risk means they end up getting more money, then they sure as hell ain't going to deter you from buying them. And besides i bet you if they are deemed to be a health risk, they will get heavily taxed and Tony will be very happy to do so. So are they dangerous? I can't say because i ain't no professor, but i know that i am very careful when i am using mine.

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              21.07.2002 00:38

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              I'm actually hoping that the mobile phone will prove to be a sort of Darwinian force in society - i.e., after the excessive mobile phone users' brains have all melted and run out of their ears, the survivors will all be a bit better off. Example of why this scare should be true: I'm in a cinema on Friday night watching a film ('The Yards', excellent by the way), and towards the end, some complete loser's tinkly small-penis-indicator ring-tone echoes through the auditorium. And aforementioned mentally challenged user doesn't switch it off, or hastily kill off the conversation. He just starts gabbing. And as soon as he sees the consternation he's causing, he actually makes a call or two, just to show everyone that he's got a mobile phone. Does anybody really know the truth about mobile phone safety? Scientists say that they are safe, and radiation levels are so low you would have to have to have a phone stuck to the side of your face permanently to do any damage (and even then, you are at more danger from the glue that sticks the phone to your face rather than the phone itself). Yey the major mobile phone companies are all busy patenting radiation shields for their phones. So who is telling the truth? Are the mobile phone companies just covering their own backs? Well, I think yes, they are just covering their backs. To them, the cost of developing a little lead shield for the phone is probably a lot cheaper than stumping up millions of pounds and dollars in court should their ever be a problem. Scientists have nothing to lose either way. they are just reporting their findings, so what do they have to lose by saying the phones could be harmful? None? Exactly, so they are probably not covering anything up. The question is, are the media covering up what the scientists are saying? The answer is 'who knows!'. And that is very true; who does know? Unless you are a scientist, you wo
              n't know. And if you are, you've probably received a pay-off to keep your findings quiet. The idea of placing a transmitter next to your head doesn't sound like too smart a notion. But I guess those people for whom a mobile is a useful tool, a way of calling home to say you're late, or calling the AA when you break down are probably OK. It's the girl who sat behind me on a bus just filling half-an-hour with conversations of mind-numbing inanity who's doomed. Or the people who are at one end of Simsbury’s, asking the person who is evidently at the other end of Simsbury’s what sandwiches to buy. Or the pair of clowns I watched using their mobiles to navigate towards each other in the Trafford Centre. I'm not making, this up, it was hypnotic to watch. You don't need a reassuring bubble of babble to surround you, it is actually possible to traverse the world either with another human beside you, or alone, rather than carrying around this haze of shouted conversation about absolutely nothing. Or is the radiation already doing its work? Is the fact that you never overhear a mobile conversation with even the remotest hint of coherence or thought in it because the users are already succumbing to a mobile-induced version of Alzheimer’s? I guess I don't really want hordes of dopey phone addicts to start dropping like flies.... no really, I don't, but whether the brain cells are being zapped or not, I really hope the chance might start putting people off using the damn things. In my view, I don't think there is a significant problem with mobile phones and the radiation that is supposed to be so harmful to us. Yes, mobile phone use is growing exponentially, but that in it self does not cause a problem. People are using phones for longer and longer, which could cause problems if the radiation levels are too high. But, more and more people are just using their phones for
              SMS messaging, so the radiation they emit, if any, is far away from your body anyway. I don't think we have anything to worry about here. It is all just scare-mongering on the part of the media yet again. They are famous for making something out of nothing, and I think this is no different. By the way, for all mobile phone users, who have found this discourse confusing because I haven't made gratuitous reference to where I am, I'm in the spare room. NO, THE SPARE ROOM.... THE SPARE ROOM...

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              08.07.2002 04:26
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              They are small,portable,easy to use and viewed by many as an indispensable means of communication,But can mobile phones damage your health? Its a question that has plagued the booming mobile communications industry for years,and has,understandably,been vehemently denied by it. Manufacturers cite the weighty opinions of bodies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) ,which states; "None of the recent reviews have concluded that exposure to the Radio Frequency fields from mobile phones or their base stations causes any adverse health consequences". But the WHO identified "gaps in knowledge" and called for more research to assess health risks caused by mobile phones,of which there are 40 million in the UK. The British Government led an inquiry after constant concerns,into the possible health effects of mobiles but in April 2000 it concluded there was no evidence of any effect on health,but said more research was necessary which led to the implementation of an ongoing £7.4 million research programme,funded by the Government and the mobile phone industry. Meanwhile a study carried out in Finland has concluded that radiation emitted from mobile phones causes changes in human brain cells. It is the first time research has shown an effect on human cells,rather than cells from rats. The study,conducted by the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority,found that exposing human cells to one hour of mobile phone radiation triggered a response which could disable a safety barrier in the body that is meant to protect the brain from harmful substances in the blood. The study also concluded that it was too early to say whether the process occurs in living humans or whether it endangers health. It isnt too early to say though that there is a massive use of mobile phones in society now and that our brains are being bombarded with radiation all the time is it? We real
              ly dont know what the impact of this radiation is going to be or what its going to be like after 10-20 years of regular use, so the sooner the better we get the results of the new research! The £7.4 million research programme recommended by the initial inquiry is funding 15 projects which are looking at a range of possible health effects of mobile phone use. There have been a number of cases where mobile phones have been blamed for brain tumours,and four of the studies are looking at the risk of brain cancer or leukaemia in mobile users. Other studies are looking at the possible effects on blood pressure and hearing,and on brain function and behaviour. Researchers will also be looking at the possible biological effects on exposed cells,and will examine whether the use of mobile phones affects driving performance. A lot of research carried out to date has focused on the possible indirect effects of mobile phones.They are now beginning to focus more on the direct impacts,if any,on human health. The WHO is also looking at the possible effects on health of mobile phones - of which it projects there will be 1.6 billion worldwide by 2005 - through its Electro-Magnetic Fields (EMF) project. The project,which is looking at EMF caused by a number of structures and appliances,is considering the links between the use of mobile phones and head and neck cancer in a study co-ordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The organisation,which is a specialised WHO cancer research agency,plans to complete the work by 2003. But there are already people who believe their brain cancer was caused by using mobile phones. Vodafone has just revealed that it is being sued by four Americans who claim their cancer or other health problems are due to using the Vodafone network. The company,which is the world's biggest mobile phone operator,responded in its annual report; &quo
              t;The company is not aware that the health risks alleged in such personal injury claims have been substantiated and will be vigorously defending such claims". Until the many current research projects are completed,the advice from organisations including the WHO and the Department of Health is to take a precautionary approach if possible when using the phones. The WHO recommends that if people are concerned,they might choose to limit the length of calls they and their children make,or perhaps use hands-free devices to keep the phones away from the head and body. In addition the Government has advised that caution is taken over the use of mobile phones by children until more evidence on the impact of health is gathered. The Department of Health has also advised taking precautions but insisted that normal mobile phone use does NOT present a health problem - if they offer no health problems ,then why take precautions? My advice is that although more research is needed,people should make their own decisions about mobile phone usage. I would urge parents to recommend to their children in keeping conversations short and use their phones for essential calls only. Although their isnt any clear evidence it is plain for all to see that Organisations,Governments and Industries are taking this problem seriously and so should we,go by that old adage 'Theres no smoke without fire'. But dont lose any sleep about this matter,i mean Radio waves have been around for over 100 years and there is no evidence of any health effects where their concerned. You have to be careful when you go out in the sunlight,and if you don't protect yourself you increase your risk of skin cancer but we dont tell people not to go out in the sun,we tell them to be careful and we should do the same with Mobile phone waves.Sunlight is actually a lot more dangerous than radio frequency waves but we should be precau
              tionary and be careful for common sense sake. So to sum up; Make them calls and make them short, if youve been on a while plan an abort, let your kids use them otherwise they will cry, be warned though overuse could make their brains fry!

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                02.07.2002 04:18
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                I've had a mobile phone now for about 3 years. For the first year I never used it to talk that much, mainly for text messages. A couple of years ago I met my girlfriend Judith. We have a long distance relationship and don't see each other as often as we'd like. With all the free minute deals advertised for mobiles I thought it'd be a good way of keeping phone bills down, as we often used to chat for long periods on the phones. I ended up getting a contract mobile that gave 50 free off peak minutes every day. 50 minutes every day is quite a fair bit of radiation to be exposed to. Or is it? I have to say I do suffer headaches from time to time, but I think that's more related to sitting in front of a vdu all day at work. There's often conflicting stories in the news about the dangers of mobiles. One minute they harm you, next minute they don't. One minute they are better with a hands free kit, next minute worse. This all seems a little worrying. So called experts can't work out whether it's bad for us or not. If the levels of radiation are low, it'd explain why it's hard to determine whether these are safe levels. With the popularity of mobiles now though, we could all be in for a shock in years to come. It might take ten to twenty years before we'd develop problems but if problems do develop, and it is related to mobiles, there is going to be somewhat of an epidemic of conditions caused by radiation. I'm not trying to scare anyone, personally I believe that they are safe. I'm just a bit of a pesimist and wonder what the future holds for us all if they aren't safe, and we discover this a little too late.

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                  I do believe the experiences of wireless phone useers will be varied. Below, I have revealed my present personal experience At this very moment, my wireless phone is stored in my closet. I've not used any more "minutes" on my wireless account for about a month because, one eveing, after choosing to place the handset to my ear for usage (something I almost never did), instead of employing the earbud microphone, I immediately felt an unusual and fairly strong electrifying sensation beneath my scalp, in the area where the phone antenna was located. I developed a headache within seconds and put the phone down (rarely do I get headaches) The headache continued until the next morning. That experience was startling, to say the least. I haven't used any cellphone since this occurence. . . . I'm aware that others may not be as sensitive. But for me, anything that "scorches my scalp" or gives me a "brain burn" resulting in a headache does not desserve my usage without effective modification. The high number of minutes and the record of non usage with my cell phone service in the past three weeks provider is evidence that that there is a problem. The serc=vice provider has turned a deaf ear to my claim. They will only exchange phones. Actually, irregardless of the handset used, I can generally feel the presence of electromagnetic energy when the phone is in use against my ear. Does anyone else have similar experiences to relate? CRM MotleyYank Wilmington, Delaware USA.

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                    • being stuff with your mate in the pub whilst he talks to his girlfriend on the mobile ain't much fun!"

                    Well, with over half the people in Britain having mobile phones it no wonder that people are concerned about their safety. I mean, if you were standing next to an electric pylon you may be a little wary, but if you were standing in the middle of a field of pylons, no one would blame you for being frightened. Now, I know that this is a bit extreme, but I thought it was a good way of illustrating public hysteria. The more you are surrounded by things, the more aware you become about them and the more information that is given to the general public – the more it is misinterpreted. OK, the boring bit, we all know what ‘mobile’ means – it means ‘moveable’ – in layman’s terms and ‘telephone’ means ‘an instrument that converts voice and other sound signals into a form that can be transmitted to remote locations and that receives and reconverts waves into sound signals” (for those of you who didn’t know!) Anyway, this brings me nicely along to “How mobiles work” basically, your mobile phone is a low power unit that receives and emits radio waves, which connect each unit to a network of ‘base stations’ this is how you can make calls. The radio waves are the point of most concern associated with mobile phones as they have become so widely available and so widely used they have grown beyond the expectations of anyone involved in their development the actual research behind their safety is lagging somewhat behind the technology of the units. More money is being spent on the fashionable side of things, the fascias, the ring tones and the operator logos. Too much money is spent on incorporating MP3 players and radios and other junk into these objects that we haven’t dedicated the resources it deserves into finding out the true dangers in these hand-sized toys! The things that concern me most personally are the fact that when the mobile of th
                    e person in the office next to mine rings, my computer screen becomes distorted for the duration of the call. And we’re not allowed to use mobiles on aircraft on in hospitals as they interfere with the instruments and equipment. The Department of Health has released a leaflet stating “The research does show that using mobile phones affects brain activity” but for every person that says “wow, didn’t realise” “Gees, if it affects a speaker, then how’s it affecting my brain” there’s ten people that say “I couldn’t be without mine now” Why?? Why can’t you be without your mobile phone? If you're concerned that people can't get hold of you at the end of the day, if something is that important, people will find a way. We all have telephones in our houses and answering machines, you can quite easily dial them up and collect your messages wherever you are so what’s the obsession with having a mobile phone. My parents bought me my first phone when I passed my driving test “because we want you to be safe” but back then, and even now to a certain extent the signal was hopeless anywhere but in a town and if you’re in a town then it’s almost as convenient to go into a shop or a phone box and make your call. I’m not naïve enough to believe that this is always a reliable and suitable option but it partially eliminates the ‘necessity’ in having a mobile! There are children in my street, and in yours probably too, of only 10 and 11 years old with mobile phones, they don’t need them surely. Who do they have to call? They see their friends all day at school, a child of 10 or 11 shouldn’t ever be anywhere where it’s considered a necessity to ring for help. Even in the ‘Argos’ catalogue they have put all the fascias in the same section as the toys. With mobile phone crimes on the increa
                    se, particularly amongst the younger users then I can’t help but think that as phones have become cheaper and more accessible – not having to have a contract means even kids can have them. We have created a bit of a monster here with radiation to boot and no one seems to know how to stop it. I, being the sort of person I am, do have a mobile telephone and know the risks involved and yet I still choose to have one because in this society there doesn’t appear to be any other way. I am going to campaign for government funding to be put into mass-producing teleportation booths so we need never miss out on speaking to people we want. (This would of course also practically eliminate both airport queues and customs officers) TELEPORTATION IS THE WAY TO GO! If you’ve read this far, then bless you, I know I’ve ranted a bit, but I really have quite a lot to say on this subject. Thanks for reading!

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                      Are mobile phones dangerous? Are peas dangerous? They say that if you threw a pea from the top of the Empire State Building and it hit someone it would kill them. If you threw a Nokia 3320 from the top of the Blackpool Tower it would probably kill someone, and break the phone. So yes, they can be dangerous in certain circumstances, just as dangerous as peas or frozen bagels. Read the category description before harassing me with comments Mrs Marks and Spencer knickers. They can also be dangerous when you are walking through a rough housing estate using one and someone mugs you for it. Also very dangerous when being used for sex games and one gets lodged somewhere that it shouldn't have been to start with - I really hate having to walk into casualty when that has happened. And dangerous to animals when your pet llama eats one and it gets stuck in his throat and he chokes to death on it. Blllluuuudy dangerous things should be banned without further ado. What sets primates apart from other animals is the usefulness of the thumb. The thumb is what enables us to make things. God help evolution now though, the thumb generation has taken over. Kids today use their thumbs for all sorts of things like play stationing and, more appropriately to this opinion, text messaging. Walk down any street and all you can see is teenagers walking along, head bowed, thumbs going at 90mph. See, more danger from mobiles, they could walk into a streetlamp and split their head. Mind you I can't say they wouldn't deserve that. The entire human race is in danger of evolving into having unliftable necks and only thumbs on their hands. Ultimately we will probably evolve into having only a head with one ear, a small torso and two massive thumbs. And a permanent wap connection. Lots of people have spoken about microwaves in relation to mobile phones. Personally I can't see how you could cook frogs legs in under three minutes by bombarding them with text me
                      ssages. I'm sure they would taste of poo even if you could do it. Froggy love daddy, daddy love eating froggy, but only from a conventional microwave and not a sagem mw3020. By far the biggest danger to your health from using mobile phones is to hold inane conversations while within earshot of ~charliechuckle~. There I am, sitting quietly on the bus being normal, my herpes is dripping all over my wooden leg, I'm reading 'The Sun' for educational purposes, listening to my favourite tape recording of traffic whizzing along the M5, eating cold llama sandwiches, you know, doing normal things. And then it starts, that blllluuuudy annoying nokia ringtone. "hello" (at 150 decibels), "hello", "hello, "HELLO", "HELLLLLOOOOOO", "I can't hear you, you're breaking up", "hello", "yes, I'm on the bus", "okay, see you in two minutes", "bye", "what?", "WHAT?", "yes, I said bye", "bye". Its a solid defence in court, it is, maybe, legal reasoning for giving someone a right good hiding. Don't be next on my hitlist, you have been warned. So what lessons can we learn from all of this? 1. If you are in Blackpool and you hear that blllluuuudy annoying nokia ringtone above you and getting progressively louder, run away. 2. Read the category description before commenting. 3. If you need a new phone simply mug someone while they are walking through a rough housing area, everyone else does. 4. Use KY Jelly, even if you have as big a circle of friends as I have. 5. Keep your mobile separate from your llama. 6. Cut off your childrens thumbs to save our species (disclaimer: no, don't do that bit). 7. Don't try to cook frogs in a mobile phone, buy a microwave oven instead, or shallow fry them. 8. Don't ever, ever, ever, ever ever ev
                      er let me hear you making a call in public, ever. 9. Always remember to include "poo" and "frogs" in your opinion, but don't worry about "chicken" because she has left Dooyoo now :o( 10. [insert your own lesson here, I'm finished]

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                        17.03.2002 21:48

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                        Mobiles are the thing everyone wants. You have to be seen with a cool mobile. The only problem is the theifs want to take them from you and sell them for them selves. I have had my mobile for about 4 years now and luckily no one has tried to approach me asking for it. Watching crime watch a little while ago it appauled me to see that a women was actually shot in the head over a mobile. There has been loads of money poured in recently to stop crimes of mobiles. so that if the user isn't the proper user then it won't work or putting a code on the phone. But that seems to me as a waste of time. If the code can be easily put on the side of the phone or in the case then it can also be easily removed. One big problem is the theft of these phones with children. They go round showing off there phone always on it where ever they are almost inviting someone to nick the phone. I think you should just keep it on you and only use it if you need to. Also don't get it out in really crowded areas. On what i think of the government spending money on phone safety i think they shouldn't bother. It's just wasting money and at the moment it isn't stopping them!! Now talking about radiation, who knows. Sceintists say they are dangerous and have showed why they think with demonstrations. But then the retailers asure people they are safe and don't cause brain cancer. I tend to agree with the scientists and thats why i always use my hands free set so that i reduce the amount of radiation going to my head. But then are our children safe. They are supposed to get more radiation because their skulls aren't as thick as adults. I think they should try another approach to communication. as at the moment it isn't up to scratch.

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                        25.01.2002 17:05
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                        I think some of the earlier bulky mobile phones were as radioactive as Homer Simpson.Now everyone pretty much has hand set it stands to reason that some will generate symptoms that could be conceived as relating to extensive mobile phone use. Because the industry has been so vigorous in selling the units and the profits so large you can understand it when they get nervous when radiation is associated. And in the world of big business its pretty certain that they will use all their power and lobbying skills to make sure any negative publicity is buried or diluted. If there is any liability there with the phone companies you can bet they will make a few quid out of radiation protectors and gimmicks to make them safer. Im afraid that big business is not concerned about you and me and only about a healthy share price and their bonus that will benefit from that. The telecommunication’s sector seems to have peaked with the only new phones being bought by the fashion over health conscious. Im playing it safe and only using mine when I really need to. For me there is a big possibilty of cancer clusters popping up in extensive mobile users as we have had a similar worry over our police radios. Last year the MET moved over to a cheaper longer-range radio for street patrol and officers way from their car. We heard that they were giving of high rates of radiation because when the signal was sent it had to work hard to find one of the small numbers of transmitters in the UK. The nearer you are to a phone mast when you make a call then the less power you need. Hence the lower radiation risk. When bobbies are on the street chasing criminals that the last thing on your mind. We have been told to switch to the new radios because it’s purely a cost thing. Our health like that of mobile customers is probably been put at risk in the pursuit of profits. We have seen how Mr Blair has buried the story where his
                        child probably didn’t have the MMR jab, as he like most parents is unsure of its risks. If he knows more than most about the dangers of this multi billion pound industry you can bet we will be the last to know. The Enron scandal I America has shown how greasing politicians all the way to the top will let you get away with just about anything. The worst of it is that it’s the youngest kids that are making all those aimless calls and pumping those rads into the lugs. When you put a hand set to your ear and take a call the radiation is the heat you can feel on the side of your face. The warmer it is on the longer your call then obviously the more you are exposed to. When you are in the dentists and having an x-ray, the nurse will usually step out and be wearing a lead filled uniform. One weeks extensive mobile use is equivalent to one of those x-rays.Its worth thinking about cutting down don’t you think.

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                          05.01.2002 01:36
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                          Being different I wanted to express my opinions on another area of phone safety one which has a potentially quicker effect of killing you than brain disease or cancer. This is Driving whilst using a phone. I am talking about all use of mobile phones whilst driving not just the rep in his car hurtling down the M6. In fact I am going to waffle more about the average Joe or Jane Schmoe who uses his/her phone casually to and from where ever. Okay the use of radio/telecommunications equipment is illegal, unless you have some form of hands free kit. This is punishable by an unlimited fine, a ban for an indeterminate period at the courts discretion or two years in prison. Although there are serious ramifications if caught the actual likelihood of being caught by the police is very slim. Most police drivers aren?t the most observant or just don?t bother with offenders, as it is difficult to secure a conviction. The real danger to using your mobile in the car is the danger of death or the danger of killing/maiming yourself or others. Even though you might feel that you are a good driver (Hands up everybody who isn?t? Nobody!) You are not in full control of your car. You only have one hand free to control the car and your attention is on the phone not on the driving. How many times have you been behind somebody who turns without indicating and is using a phone, somebody weaving from lane to lane on the motorway as they use a phone, a car being driven erratically whilst its driver is using a phone. You get the idea. Is your life so worthless that you cannot wait to make that phone call or pull over if you really must make/receive that call. If you can?t pull over then use your answering machine, that?s what it?s there for to take calls when you can?t. Personally, I won?t answer my phone in the car, not that I?m scared of the police but I am a responsible adult and the thought of using my phone and havi
                          ng an accident whilst using it is always at the back of my mind. Plus if you do use it and have an accident and your insurance company find out you where using your phone they can void your insurance. That could lead to an expensive phone call. So next time your phone rings in the car or you have an uncontrollable urge to use your phone, turn it off and put it away before you do yourself or somebody else a mischief. Have a look here for more info: http://users.mobile-phone-guide.co.uk/driving/default.htm © copyright 2002, Mike Porter.

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                            29.12.2001 19:43

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                            The only danger I have seen happen with a mobile phone is dropping it on the floor. - Advantages: Helpful In case of emergency, Easy to fit in your pocket - Disadvantages: May cause cancer, The prices

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                            22.11.2001 04:35
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                            Mobile phones have become the target of propaganda that has been started by a politically correct group of social terrorists. We in this age of new labour are being held to ransom by a group of people who are intent on everyone becoming a clone of them. They have targeted the lifestyle of many and have made activities such as foxhunting, fishing, child discipline, motoring, immunisation, smoking and teaching sanitised out of existence. Mobile phones have been targeted using age-old propaganda tools of the press, television and critical mass hysteria. The claims are that mobile phones cause cancer, sterility and antisocial behaviour. This is by virtue of microwaves that seem to contain some magical harmful element. SOME FACTS: Mobile phones do use microwaves. These are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and their wavelength is slightly shorter than light. Other waves in the electromagnetic spectrum are Light, Sound and radio waves. The last time the EM spectrum was accused of such evilness was after the invention of television. Mobile phones are being treated as television was 70 years ago and how we laugh at those prejudices now. Surely people must realise that phones give off no more radiation than all the other electromagnetic pollutants that fill our atmosphere: televisions, microwaves, power lines and cables, and of course this screen that you are looking at now. So why are mobile phones taking the daily flack for this? They cannot be hold solely to blame surely. What about medical X-rays and nuclear power stations? I think time has come for a double-blind randomised trail over this to put it to bed. There may be money in it or there may be big money against it, but we the public need to know and know now and therefore this may have to be a governmental issue. Also we the public need to know now that someone is looking into it now even if results will take time. I have to ask why has th
                            is propaganda been allowed to breed, what are the hidden agendas? I suspect the answer is nothing more sinister than the terrorists are afraid of new technology or even worse, they don?t like their dinner being interrupted in the restaurant. Do we now really live in such a world where a minority can impose their views on everyone else? Is this the new future where we have to live by the doctrine of the few? Surely these attitudes were Victorian and we have grown beyond this. Don?t be afraid you will not die using your phone, don?t let a few over cautious people indoctrinate you with the view that change is bad, we must progress, evolve or we risk becoming social dinosaurs and our only fate will be creative extinction.

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