Thursday, July 07, 2005

Bheja fry and cute gizmos

The reason why the pics are a bit blurred is because they were taken with insufficient light (dimmed mood enhancing lighting) and with my brand new camera phone! Yes, S and I decided to get thoroughly brainwashed by Suze and got ensnared by a monthly plan that came with two adorable phones (Nokia 6620). I've never had a cellphone before, so I don't really do much with it. But S, after toying with it continuously for two days declared that it is overloaded with features, and he preferred the simpler old phone (yeah right!), and that it was a mistake to switch from prepaid to monthly, because we'll fry our brain cells with radiation overdose. Of course I told him we are at greater danger from all the freeway emission pollution, but he's made up his mind.

So just to reassure him (and myself as well) I did a bit of research and found that the best way to avoid radiation is to use a headset at all times, and keep the handset away from contact with the body. Metal casings are a mistake, they cause the cellphone to increase radiation to enhance power. So if you are talking on your phone, either sit down and rest the handset on a table or drop it in an open bag (like a small beach bag or shopping bag) if you are moving about. Clumsy perhaps, but ultimately a safer option. Anyway the research on effects of cell phone radiation are far from conclusive, so I guess we'll have to wait and see in the next five years. In the meanwhile, avoiding direct contact is the best thing.


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