Sunday, November 30, 2008

Geo-location to solve traffc problems

I have had this story sitting on one of the tabs in my Firefox for quite a few days now, waiting to see if anyone else would respond to the concept.

No one did, so here is my take on it; the idea seems to be quite a good one, use the geo-location device in our mobile phones to feed back information about traffic conditions so that we can avoid the problems. The concept can be connected with sat-nav systems for complete coverage to make the driving experience better.

As handsets move, their signals are re-routed to the nearest mobile mast and it is this "hand-off" that provides the information about movement and speed. One aspect of this is not mentioned in the BBC News article (, when does this information become interesting to traffic police with respect to speeding offences? After all, if the "hand-off" happens more frequently than normal for any particular road then the vehicle is obviously exceeding the speed limit and the police don't even have to chase you - they already have your phone number and can trace the owner of the phone without too much difficulty.

Big Brother is already watching you, now he will know when you are breaking the law as well.

I don't drive but I know many people who do and I suspect that this whole idea will give rise to mixed feelings.

Happy (paranoid) driving - take care on the road.

Love to all


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Statins, is this the new conspiracy?

I keep reading in the news about how 'good' Statins are for everyone and now there is a new drive to get everyone to use them even if they are already healthy. I wonder whether they are a by-product of another industrial process in the same way that fluoride is and when they couldn't find any other way of safely disposing of this toxic material, it was pushed as a 'health product'. Health? The amount of fluoride in a small tube (child sized and flavoured to appeal to children) has enough fluoride to kill a child if eaten.

The non-mainstream health groups have long said that Statins are not a safe thing to place in the human body and should be avoided if possible.

My suspicious mind is wondering whether there is a similar issue here, Statins being produced from a different source would be dumped but a 'health use' is discovered and it is profitable to dump it on the unsuspecting public instead. It still gets into the environment but it is profitable and they cannot be prosecuted for placing it there and the health authorities will come to their support and say "what a good thing you have done".

Yes, I know that this is another rant about health issues but I do feel rather strongly since my 'health professionals' (sponsored by the government and the drug manufacturers) have been pushing me to add certain medications to my body - and some of these, I feel, are not really helping me at all.

Rant over...for now, but do not be surprised to see a new post before too long.

Love and good health to all,

Friday, November 07, 2008

Flexing the muscles on this blog

This is partially done to allow the FaceBook thing I have to allow me to add this blog to the list of 'services' on my list.

I also wanted to try out the flickr connection to permit the addition of images to these pages.  It isn't working the way I want but since I can add images to this blog I don't really care.

This is a picture of somewhat warmer days on the cliffs near my home.

I haven't done much new here for a little while but I feel that some new stuff is on the way.

See you soon - love