Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Driving with a cell phone is a lot less dangerous than driving on prescription drugs

There's a lot of debate today about the safety of using cell phones while driving.

Statistics show that those who use Cell Phones while driving cause a much greater percentage of accidents than those who avoid using their cell phones.

And the studies have shown that it's not just the physical coordination required to punch numbers into the cell phone while you're trying to work the vehicle that causes accidents; it's actually the lack of attention resulting from driving and talking on the cell phone at the same time. It seems that when you're distracted, you're more likely to cause accidents.

In terms of public safety, it's probably correct...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Cell phone users frustrated by strange charges and bad customer support

Many Mobile Phone subscribers are discovering that their wireless companies are charging them excessive amounts of money but the customer service is giving their customers the runaround whenever they call. Thus, federal complaints against mobile phone companies have risen 37 percent over the last year.

In one case, a man was received a $9,000 bill from his cell phone company. After being given no answers from tech support, and even being transferred to a disconnected number, the man finally discovered that his phone was downloading megabytes of email every 15 minutes. Unfortunately, neither the phone company nor the phone itself told him that it was doing that.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

What's one minority group every one of us today all over the world belongs to

What's one minority group every one of us today all over the world belongs to?

A: We're the living, some 6 billion strong, and growing by about 200,000 daily -- the "population explosion." But it is not true that half of all people who ever lived are alive today, as has been said. Various estimates put the total of ever-lived humans from 60 billion to 120 billion since humans evolved, meaning there are some 10 to 20 dead souls out there somewhere (dust? spirit?) for every living person.

Strange but true