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Tag: cell phone

  • Cell Phone Service Pricing

    I think I want to start an electrical utility. After researching pricing plans, I like the following: Pre-paid, flat-rate pricing, say $199.95 per month for 1,500 kWh of home electricity usage. If you exceed the monthly allotment you pay an additional $0.99 per kWh. $0.30 to recharge a AA battery. If you recharge a lot…

  • Don’t Drive Distracted

    Driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes […]. Nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event. Primary causes of driver inattention are distracting activities, such as cell phone use, and drowsiness. (.) Source Would you like to…

  • One clean cell phone

    When we went hiking in Oneonta Gorge, I was careful to bring a couple of plastic Ziploc bags to double bag my digital camera. I even removed the car door remote from my key ring and left it in the car. I was quite proud of my planning and forethought until I realized at the…

  • Shut Up and Let Me Drive

    A new study shows that brains aren’t good at multitasking — If you’re listening, you can’t watch as well. Or, in scientist-speak: When attention is deployed to one modality — say, in this case, talking on a cell phone — it necessarily extracts a cost on another modality — in this case, the visual task…

  • Airport blogging

    I’m at the PDX airport, waiting for my flight. Yet, I’m online, using my laptop, completely unwired. Too cool.