facebook Twitter RSS Feed YouTube StumbleUpon

Home | Forum | Chat | Tours | Articles | Pictures | News | Tools | History | Tourism | Search

 
 


Go Back   BanglaCricket Forum > Miscellaneous > Forget Cricket

Forget Cricket Talk about anything [within Board Rules, of course :) ]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 14, 2015, 08:58 AM
Tigers_eye's Avatar
Tigers_eye Tigers_eye is offline
Cricket Savant
 
Join Date: June 30, 2005
Location: Little Rock
Favorite Player: Viv Richards, Steve Waugh
Posts: 27,062
Default Can you live without a cell phone?

Are you addicted to your cell phone? If promised/proven it would give you cancer if you continue to carry it.

Is the cell phone today, the cigarette of yesterday?
__________________
The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the Strong." - Ghandi.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 14, 2015, 10:29 AM
shaad's Avatar
shaad shaad is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: February 5, 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
Posts: 3,640

Miju, I didn't start using a cell phone until my postdoc (after my PhD). Could I live without it? Yes.

Would I, in the absence of any detrimental reason? No. I like having an internet connected computer small enough to fit in my pocket. I like not having to carry around a heavy backpack filled with the half a dozen new books that I'm reading simultaneously.

And I have seen no real solid data that suggests that cell phones cause cancer.
__________________
Shaad
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 14, 2015, 11:01 AM
Tigers_eye's Avatar
Tigers_eye Tigers_eye is offline
Cricket Savant
 
Join Date: June 30, 2005
Location: Little Rock
Favorite Player: Viv Richards, Steve Waugh
Posts: 27,062

Quote:
Originally Posted by shaad
..
And I have seen no real solid data that suggests that cell phones cause cancer.
When cigarette (Commercially) started we didn't know cancer. Now we know how bad it is. This is just for the sake of argument. Cell phones, cell towers emit electromagnetic radiation. EMF/ELF radiation is real, right? The side effect includes everything. May be in near future we will know the entire scope of the effect.
+++
Mamu, 3 nombor. Chobi deksen? Just like Omi bhaia. Bhuri'r upor naki shuiye rakhey. Hahaha!!!
__________________
The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the Strong." - Ghandi.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 14, 2015, 11:06 AM
aklemalp's Avatar
aklemalp aklemalp is offline
Test Cricketer
 
Join Date: September 5, 2009
Location: Guyana,South America
Favorite Player: #75,Taz,Mush,Tigers
Posts: 1,798

If I'm not mistaken, doesn't Microwaves emit EM Waves; so too are Radio Stations????
__________________
"I was alive when Mustafiz took 11 wickets in 2 matches." - roman
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 14, 2015, 12:43 PM
Rubu's Avatar
Rubu Rubu is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: February 15, 2004
Location: Michigan
Favorite Player: Mashrafee Mortaza
Posts: 8,361

Living without cell phone? No problem. Living without an Internet connection? Extremely difficult. But I do believe I can do it. The most I passed was probably 2 weeks (going home, didn't have internet for a while).
__________________
সন্মানজনক পরাজয়ের চিন্তাটাই অসন্মানজনক
- The days of playing for honorable defeat is over.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 14, 2015, 04:03 PM
iDumb iDumb is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: June 18, 2010
Location: NYC
Favorite Player: Di Caprio
Posts: 3,362

I have no doubt in my mind that i can. I don't even charge my phone many nights I often end up carrying a dead cellphone anyway.

In fact i would be happier without a cell phone because only person that ever calls me is my wife and it drives me crazy. And content of the call is always the same: on the way back can you do this, can you do that......

NO I CAN'T, DO IT YOURSELF!!
__________________
Life is too short, have an affair

Last edited by iDumb; May 14, 2015 at 04:46 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 14, 2015, 09:04 PM
shaad's Avatar
shaad shaad is offline
Cricket Legend
 
Join Date: February 5, 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
Posts: 3,640

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tigers_eye
When cigarette (Commercially) started we didn't know cancer. Now we know how bad it is. This is just for the sake of argument. Cell phones, cell towers emit electromagnetic radiation. EMF/ELF radiation is real, right? The side effect includes everything. May be in near future we will know the entire scope of the effect.
Miju, I'm presenting two links, one to the American Cancer Society, and the other to the National Cancer Institute at NIH.

Basically, the cohort studies so far are inconsistent and inconclusive (largely because depending on people to accurately recall or report their habits is generally a fool's errand). I tend to have more confidence in lab studies on model animals, and that has not shown any such correlation to date. That's not to suggest that we can assert conclusively that cell phones DO NOT CAUSE CANCER, but that's because it's almost impossible to prove a negative given the data at hand.

Quote:
Mamu, 3 nombor. Chobi deksen? Just like Omi bhaia. Bhuri'r upor naki shuiye rakhey. Hahaha!!!
Mashallah!
__________________
Shaad
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 31, 2015, 05:31 PM
One World's Avatar
One World One World is offline
Cricket Sage
 
Join Date: May 18, 2005
Location: New England
Favorite Player: Mominul Haque
Posts: 18,050

Joseph Latimer, a laid-back instructor in North Dakota State University, who teaches basic computer science courses, has never used a cell phone. He is the only person I met in my entire American life span who does not carry a mobile let alone a smart device while holding an important position in a research institute. Quite amazing while every grown-up from my father's village currently possess one.
__________________
Life is short, have a six pack.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old June 30, 2015, 01:04 PM
Portmanteau's Avatar
Portmanteau Portmanteau is offline
Club Cricketer
 
Join Date: May 13, 2015
Location: On the surface of the EARTH
Favorite Player: Sabbir R.
Posts: 187

Yes, absolutely. I lived without it and I was happy.

I can't live without Oxygen though.
__________________
Rivers and Valleys
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old June 30, 2015, 01:10 PM
Ananta_Jalil Ananta_Jalil is offline
Street Cricketer
 
Join Date: June 17, 2015
Posts: 20

I could survive, but I couldn't live.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old June 30, 2015, 01:16 PM
Portmanteau's Avatar
Portmanteau Portmanteau is offline
Club Cricketer
 
Join Date: May 13, 2015
Location: On the surface of the EARTH
Favorite Player: Sabbir R.
Posts: 187

Do they still call it a cell phone? I think that name has been retired and the new name is smart phone.
__________________
Rivers and Valleys
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
BanglaCricket.com
 

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Partner Sites | Useful Links | Banners |

© BanglaCricket