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vanvanta
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: china
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-25-2002 08:01

The science technology changes our life. Mobile phone may be one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century. This invention turns our dream into reality¡ªwe can chat with anybody at anytime, anywhere.
Most of the users gain quite a lot of benefits from it. Convenience is the biggest advantage it brings to us. You can make a call to your friends or partners on the plane, train, horseback, even in the toilet by the mobile phone. Time has been greatly saved since this tool was invented. Our life become more efficient .In the modern society, time is money. All the businessmen welcome this great invention. They can bargain with their customers as soon as possible even when they are having breakfast. On the other hand, it saves our money. You can send a message instead of calling your friends to inform him to do what you want him to do .I think nobody will complain such a saving-money machine.
Some guys also point out that the mobile phone has become a public menace. I agree with this point. One of mobile phone¡¯s menaces is that our personal privacy is threatened. One director pointed out this in one of his famous movies ¨CTHE ENEMY OF NATION. In this film, you can see that the FBI can spy on your personal privacy such as your chatting, your position by chasing your mobile phone without your permitting. They are spying on you, but you have no idea of that. This is very terrible, how dangerous we are now! Your credit card, your business secret etc will be stolen by anybody without leaving any traits. In my opinion, protecting one¡¯s personal privacy has been an important problem in the mobile phone age.
The other menace is that mobile phone threaten our body health. Some of the recent researches indicate that the microwave mobile phone send out is in connection with the cancer, especially the brain cancer. The people who use it for a long time every day are in great danger. So the experts suggest them to use ear phones to reduce this danger.
To sum up, mobile phone influences our everyday life in the modern society. It bring quite a lot of convenience to us, at the same time, it also has some weak points. What we should do is trying our best to overcome its weak points by every kind of measure including technology or law method.


i love beatles

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vanvanta
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: china
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-25-2002 10:46

i just need asylum to save above words ~one of my friend need it

if u like to discuss it ,you can discuss it ,against or not...

i dont mean to release this debation here,because i think it is not worth discussing ...

i love beatles

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-25-2002 11:33

Personally, I hate the damned things...I had one once, but soon found out that my clients were calling me all the time...(How do I do that? How do I do this? My computer just crashed!! Help me!!). And when I shut the thing off, then they would get mad...just threw that plastic, bothersome piece of **** in the garbage!!!

Now, when they finally come out with a 'handy' that is also a personal computer that allows full surfing...then I will rethink my attitude.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-25-2002 12:58

Hmm... hand phones have been around for years in Korea (they caught on here a lot earlier than in the States), and I've pretty much grown attached to mine. In fact, it is sticking out of the side of my head.

Honestly, I don't know what I would do without it. I've just grown so used to being in touch all the time that I think I would go into withdrawal if I lost it. I don't have clients calling me all the time, but I do have people calling me all the time for translations. Translations=money. This is good.

On the other hand, I do believe there should be a basic etiquette concerning hand phones. First of all, I think they should be banned while driving, even the hands-free sets. I also think conversations should be kept to a minimum in both length and volume when in public places (like the subway, for example). I was on a bus once, and the girl sitting right behind the driver was yapping away on her phone for about ten minutes before the driver finally asked her to stop. She got this offended look on her face and said, "Is it a sin to have a conversation now." I don't think I have ever wanted to slap anyone upside the head more than I did right then. I can't believe the driver didn't stop the bus and beat the living piss out of her for endangering the lives of everyone on the bus.

In other words, common sense should be used when using hand phones. Unfortunately, humanity has shown that it's very short on common sense.



Cell 270

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Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-25-2002 21:29

If humanity as a whole had any less common sense, we would start devolving. I am not really sure, but this may be happening right now. Hopefully we can prevent it.

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-26-2002 02:04

I just want to know why the hell people think they have to yell when talking on a cell phone. They don't do it on a regular phone. Morons.

P.A.S.


Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-26-2002 18:17

I think people in America yell to brag. Also So you can hear what big deals they are making, and how fancy they are, and how smart and rich they are. I think they yell so that when they are done talking on the phone, the people around them will nod, and show them respect for their money and apparent power. But, though they seem oblivious to this, true power is based on everything but money.

ShootingStar
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Kanada
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-26-2002 18:29

I hate phones - they should be banned.




Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-27-2002 03:48

All phones? That would be rough...

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 05-27-2002 03:53

Gil, I don't think my girlfriend was bragging when she was loudly telling our friends where to meet us.

In fact, I don't think I've ever heard anyone making any big deals on their cell phones.


ShootingStar
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Kanada
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 05-27-2002 04:09

Suho:
Yes, all the F************** phones!
but particularly the cell phones...the ones where
the moron is so focused on his conversation
that he cuts my car off....

as for yelling in the stupid phones...isn't that due to the crap
quality of reception in most areas. HELLLLLLO

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-27-2002 06:31

Well, I can see the part about cell phones and driving, but all phones? I think that would be a tad extreme. What's your reasoning on that? Or are you just yanking my chain?

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-27-2002 08:58

Suho, you have a chain? Since when did they start handing out chains in the Asylum? I'm jealous...I didn't get a chain...can I yank it, too?

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-27-2002 09:04

What? You mean they don't chain you to the wall at night?!

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 05-27-2002 09:10

Technological determinism's a bitch aint it

Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-15-2003 05:18

I really don't see the necessity in having a mobile phone. Simple really:

1. They're expensive.

2. For a person with a low-paying job, they're very expensive.

3. I'm a lousy conversationalist, so it would end up lying on a shelf collecting dust.

4. I'm allergic to dust.

I mean, sure, they can now go online and are in full, blazing colour (this is over a year after the previous post, thankyou Mr. Third), but what's the point? I only ever use them for emergencies anyway, so buying one seems pretty much completely pointless.

P.S. The second year-old thread I've dug up today. I'm either on a roll, or terminally bored.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 08:48

OK, man, you either need to get yourself a job or a girlfriend, or something...

And seeing this thread, well over a year old, I can only ask myself: "Why wasn't it deleted or archived?" I mean, if for no other reason than to prevent RN3 from digging it up again...

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 11:23

Wow, is this a record? Over a year old?

But since it's alive again, I'd like to bring up a thought. Has the mobile phone really made it easier to get more work done or has it just allowed people to never put work aside, making it seem as if more work is being done?

For example, it took housewives (please let's not get into a sexist debate here) all day to maintain a household 50 years ago. Then all these amazing "time-saving" amenities came into their lives -- vaccuum cleaners, dishwashers, microwave ovens. It still takes all day to maintain the household.

I believe people would get just as much done without the phones. Many of the business conversations I overhear are 3-minute chats that probably could have waited till they were back at the office. Even the longer ones probably would have been more productive while at the office instead of while getting your latte. Besides, what the hell can you really do about anything while you're having lunch?

I think having the phone there, being in contact every moment, just makes things feel busy, busy, busy.


Rameses Niblik the Third
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: From:From:
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 07-15-2003 13:41

Maybe I should get named Reanimator because of my digging and bringing long forgotten threads to life.

IT"S ALIVE!!

And Suho, I'm looking for a job, so don't worry.

DL-44
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 07-15-2003 14:34



I can think of many other names that would be far more fitting.

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 07-15-2003 14:47

Aw heck, since Wes brought it up...

I have to say I agree with you, man. Especially here in Korea, where little kids walk around with hand phones (sorry, that's what we call them here).

I can honestly say I don't like being in touch all the time, and I have absolutely no qualms whatsoever about turning my phone off when it would be inappropriate for me to talk on the phone. Other people, apparently, do not feel the same way. Last week, for example, I attended a conference, and at the very beginning the emcee asked everyone to turn off their phones so the speakers wouldn't be interrupted. Can you believe that someone's phone rang at least once every fifteen minutes? I can understand the first time, but after that wouldn't you think people would get the hint and turn their phones off, or at the very least put them on silent mode, for crying out loud?!

Yes, it pisses me off to no end. And when I become a professor and have a class of my own, this is how I am going to explain it to them on the very first day of class: "Mankind survived untold millenia without cell phones--I think you all can survive the next hour (or whatever) without them as well. If at any point during class I hear a cell phone or see someone talking on one, I will deduct a point from their final grade. And if my phone goes off during class, you will all get a point added to your final grade. That's a fair deal, don't you think?"

Yeah, I can be a real prick when I put my mind to it...

Oh, and RN3, you are way overdue for your shock therapy. Maybe that'll keep you busy...

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 07-16-2003 05:57

I accidently dropped my cell phone in a toilet in a bar the other month... It completely submerged and I watched as little bubbles came to the surface... I picked it out and put it dripping into my pocket and thought nothing more of it. The next day the thing had dried out and would you believe it worked perfectly! I lost it a week later in the back of a taxi.
That was three phones ago, I jut keep loosing them.

Great invention though, so useful.

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silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 07-22-2003 09:30

Since I work at a Telecommunications company, I would like to chime in on the privacy issue.

Thanks to the Office of Homeland Security, all cellphone/PCS providers are required to install special hardware/software combinations coupled with GPS units to be able to locate your cellphone/handphone anywhere in your geographical location within the next few years.

Unfortunately, this is going to cost my company lots of money, and I imagine other providers are having the same difficulties, but I imagine that the scenario portrayed in Enemy of the State will become quite widespread in the near future.

But, all is not bad. The technology could be used to locate missing people, help people lost in remote locations, or other worthwhile activities. However, the potential for abuse is still pretty big.


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