@unregistered: Even without camera or microphone, your phone's location is being tracked and recorded all the time. They know exactly where you've gone, what route you took to get there, how fast you went at various points, etc.. Even if you turn off the GPS, the cell sites use triangulation to get a pretty good idea. I've seen videos however about other parts of surveillance, and they say that there's deceit going on there, and when you think you're turning things off, they still have sneaky ways to get the information they're looking for.
A problem with touchscreens is not just that you don't get some kind of pleasant click, but that you cannot feel where the keys are, so you have to look, full time. You cannot touch-type.
For a calculator, I use my HP-41cx which I bought in 1986, for its ability to control equipment on the workbench. I don't use it for control much anymore; but the programs I've written that I use most have been in it continuously
for about 30 years, never having to re-load. No modern device lasts that long. I'm kind of a power user, with lots of modules in it. Calculators on PCs and smartphones are generally made for people who don't want to be bothered with learning anything that would be associated with being a power user.
This is supposedly the information age; yet today's young people are more ignorant than ever. It's just amazing how ignorant they are, in spite of how many hours a day or week they spend of their phones.
@assemblyx69: The argument about a laptop being easier to steal doesn't seem to hold water. Especially with women whose pockets are probably not as deep as men's, I always see their phone sticking out of their back pocket (if it's not in their hand), and it would be super easy for someone to grab it and run.
@Joe: The fox has been given the job of guarding the hen house. The "experts" you want to trust, like the FDA, CDC, FCC (which has been bought and paid for by the cell-phone industry) are the fox, and independent parties who are proving they know what they're talking about, but whom you don't want to listen to, are exposing them. The cell-phone industry has spent far more on lobbying than any other industry in history, including the tobacco industry. You wrote:
How do you categorize your sources? How do you know when two sources are different, and not the same person propping up two "independent" publications that happen to agree with each other? How do you know that your "many different sources" include many different viewpoints?
Obviously you have not been reading them.
For comparison, cell phones and wi-fi have both been around long enough that we would know if they were anywhere near as dangerous as cigarettes.
I give you lots of lectures and videos to digest and use as a springboard for further study (as I always recommend to people), but you don't want to accept it.
My desktop PC takes only about 40 watts and I never even suspend it, let alone shut it down,
How much does that add to your electric bill?
About fifteen cents a day. How much does your cell phone cost you per day?
pokun wrote:We have long known that mobile phones were a potential health risk, but the discussion became a lot more quiet in recent years. I remember they eventually said that the new phones were much safer and the discussion died down, but that was only the word on the street.
Your cell phone's manual (which nobody reads) probably says to keep it at least 5/8" away from your ear/face/body to meet the FCC standards; but those standards are nowhere near as stringent as those of other countries.
creaothceann wrote:They can heat you up (a bit), but so does sunlight
The link completely
misses the point. The signal doesn't have to be anywhere near strong enough to be ionizing or heating to do single- and double-strand DNA breaks. Further, the pulsing used by cell-phone and WiFi and bluetooth signals makes these signals far more damaging than simply having an unmodulated pure sine wave at the same frequencies and power level.
Here's another page I came across last week:
https://www.activistpost.com/2023/01/4- ... umans.html
Please watch the embedded video lectures and documentaries about the research, what other countries have done, the corruption in the government agencies and the burying of study results that would hurt the industry profits, etc..