I have made steps to cut costs even more. This time I have cut the cost of the phone bill. I realized I made to big phone bills on the cell phone. So I changed to a cheaper operator and I will now save 2000 SEK per year at least, if we compare my costs for the past year. This was necessary. So now I have changed phone operator and insurance company for home insurance. I am thinking I cannot cut costs on TV-license… hmmm… I do not think the electricity bill can be any cheaper eather, since I have green electricity, I have no nuclear energy in my outlets, at least I pay for green energy. This is a cost I am willingly taking. I have “moving” rate, that is the cheapest we can have.
Well. The car insurance cannot be changed yet, perhaps I will change it when I can, it depends on the insurance fees and services included. The animal insurances cannot be changed after a certain age… I think that is wrong. I think we should be able to change at any time. However this is not possible at present time. Well, for the youngest animal it is, but then I lose the “many” insurances discount.
Well. Then I should really leave the union, since I do not qualify for the insurance that gives me benefit from being in the union. I should only be a member in a-kassa, since this is what my jobs only qualify for. However, I will look that up… I do not want to be without a-kassa. I will make phone calls and see what I can do.
One big thing that you can cut costs on is the home. If you are a home owner you can try to get cheaper loans. Otherwise, if you rent, then you can move to a cheaper apartment. A home owner can also rent out their apartment and live cheaper during a period to cut costs.
That applications steal your private information is nothing new. I have seen it on many Facebook applications. Your phone has a lot of stuff that tells secrets about you. Listen to this video and get just a few ideas.
The free, but dangerous applications…. are you using them?
Now your smart phone can be docked inside the Padfone 2. New technology, new inventions. Made by Asus. I am sorry to say that this is a commercial, but it explains the technology the best. Beware, all ads are created to trigger your shopping behavior. However, I just wanted to show you what´s new. Imagine that Apple didn’t think of this.
Facebook is letting the users phone each other now, at least in Canada, according to Expressen. Since Facebook stores all your posts and so, even the one you deleted are stored for some time (the question how long is yet to be answered). So I am thinking Facebook will store all your calls too… if not now, then later.
Do you really want Facebook to act police, storage manager and censouring manager to your life?
Does this Facebook possiblity open up for something else? Something dangerous (depends on your definition of it)? Do you want Facebook phones? Do you want Facebook to know what you buy and when you buy it? Just pay with Facebook credits… Hmmm…. A Facebook mobile phone would make it possible for Facebook to listen in to your everyday life (mobile phones can be listend into if you didn’t know, even when you are not making a phone call). And a mobile phone would make it possible for Facebook to know where you are. Also today there are already functions in mobile phones that make it possible to pay in the stores with that application technology. A Facebook phone could have that as well… really Facebook could very well be the coproration “ruling” the world. I hope not. There is however one solution. Leave Facebook. Meet people IRL instead.
Read more about Facebook offering calls to users here (20130106):
It felt like I didn’t have any animals. They have all been somewhere else than with me. I have actually been all alone. Suddenly now, a majority of the pets are in this room with me. How come the sudden change? Hmm… pets are strange. They cannot say much. I have one that has come up in to the sofa and laid down right next to me, pushing close to me, wanting to be close. Nice. I like having my arm rest on the pet, whilst I am blogging or doing something else. Every now and then I brush my hand against the pet. The pet enjoys. I enjoy the response. I have been home most of the day. I have done some errands. I have made some appointments for later on. I have called some people. I have talked on the phone. I have blogged. I have watched some TV. I saw a documentary about ABBA. Well, that is my day in short.
There was however a strange phone call today. A women with an accent called and asked for my partner. I said there was none here. Then it ask for “Mr/Mrs X”, and if I was that. Since we do not share the last name I said no, definitely not. It must have been some bullshit, like a telemarketing company or something, or a scam. If it would have been a call of knowledge they would have known my name. Hence they didn’t I call it a scam call. So do not bother calling I say to all the scammers. And if you call me, you better talk Swedish. There are too much scammers that keep calling from abroad. Swedes have been warned. If you gonna scam you better learn Swedish.
Well, a clinic in DN.se has been criticised by DI (Datainspektionen) according to DN.se. They have been criticed since they have recorded all conversations made by phone to the clinic. They have then stored the recorded phone calls for three years.
Not just incoming calls have been recorded, also outgoing calls have been recorded in some cases the article says.
I am thinking I do not want to go to the children´s clinics anymore. Doesn´t our children have no rights to their integrity?
Why doesn´t the law punish the ones responsible for recorded the phone calls? Why doesn´t each family get money for the intergrity violation? In Sweden there doesn´t seem to be no real punishments for health care personel as long as they do not kill anyone. I happen to think no phone calls should be recorded. The person making the phone call should get to know that the phone call is going to be recorded as well has have the right to say NO to having the phone call recorded. Everyone should have the possibility when calling authoroties and health care and banks etctera to say no to be recorded. I think it should be everyones choice. And if one chooses to say yes to the recorded event the person on the other side should not have the possibility to delete the recording or stop it while the conversation is going on. This way this could be used as evidence when customers or patients are wrongly handled. This way complaints could be made. However the systems are not made that way. The systems are only for the benefit of the recorder. I think that is one sided and that it shouldn´t be allowed.
I think that should be considered a crime that gives jail time for the personell that have recorded conversations without consent by the customer. The conscent could be made by phone buttons before the phone call is connected.
I just think that DI should have the right to give jail time to persons violating integrity rights. They should get the right then people would start respecting DI more.
Do you want to step into the world of glass? I am saying that in this future world vision there cannot be any rule breakers… that brake the glass… like some youth do around here.
But if people are well behaved a world of glass could work. I only see the phone held in the hand as old fashioned. I am thinking we wont have to hold a phone in the future. Think a little. In a world of glass… anything is possible.
Check out this world of glass clip at Youtube.
In todays Expressen.se we can read about a environmental test by the Ecology company. The test show that all telephones tested (35 phones) contain one or more of the most toxic substances lead, mercury, bromine, chlorine and cadmium. Every third phone contained lead and/or mercury. The best phones also cotained toxins. The chemicals are linked to birth defects, impaired learning ability and other serious health problems. So still wanting to change phones every year? Think it´s environmentally sustainable? Are you really a friend of the Earth?
According to the article the old Iphone from Apple is the worst in toxins. The new Iphone five is better, but not good.
I wouldn´t change phone if the phone I had was good. I wouldn´t change phone if the phone I had wasn´t broken or the system stopped supporting it. However phones today are poorly build and break after one drop sometimes, if not broken then the colour is gone. It´s pretty easy to make phones that are coloured through and have changable covers. I actually think changable parts are good. I think it should be worth fixing a broken phone, but today it´s cheaper to change phone. It shouldn´t be like this. A car isn´t exchanged up on service, nor should a phone be either. In the beginning of modems only the chip in the modem was changed when upgrading. I think it should be like that still. Today you need to change everything to keep up. This is bad for the environment and bad for all life on the planet. Mobile phones are not the only bad things. How many havent changed their fat telly to a thin telly and how many of you with thin tellies are not thinking about upgrading to LCD? DO you think that really is good for the environment? Don´t tell me that the TV consumes to much power… the new TV consumes more of the environment than keeping the older one does.
If you know want to change anyway, then maybe you should give the old one a chance for a while longer? And then maybe give it to someone who needs it more? If not, then do not forget to give to recycling system, so all toxins are taken care of. Then also check out that the system works, otherwise it might end up on a field in Africa.
Source to phone facts 20121014:
Samsung har sökt patent på ditt liv, kan vi läsa på Prisjakt. De har sökt patent på att samla alla data i telefonen under telefonens livstid. På något vis kan tekniken analysera ditt liv och presenterar då dagens tema för dig baserat på det. Hur det här inträffar förklarar inte riktigt artikeln. Men i princip allt du gör med din telefon ska kartläggas. Allt du gör och ser på telefon antar jag? Eller spelar den in dina GPS-koordinater också? Då kommer den kunna säga var du är också varje dag? Hmm.. tur att det inte står. Står bara ALLT i telefon, så det beror väl på vilka funktioner och applikationer du har antar jag?
Jag antar det är en algoritm som tekniskt fungerar som Googles på teman antar jag? Kan nog inte skilja sig så mycket i tanken skulle jag tro. Jag vill snarare ha en telefon som inte minns något jag gjort. Inte en skvallerapa i fickan. Besök inga suspekta platser, tänk om allt lagras? Nåväl. Jag skulle hellre se en anonymiserad telefon som inte ger ut någon som helt info om mig till någon. Och inte sparar heller, om jag nu inte vill det.
Samsung has searched for a patent that maps you life according to Prisjakt. The patent gathers all data in the phone during the phones all life. This way the technolgy can analyze your life and present todays theme for you. How the theme is chosen the article doesn´t really know. I wonder if they also have concidered gathering the GPS-coordinates each day to? Then the phone really knows you life story. What if someone steals a phone like that? Hmmm… don´t do anything stupid then. You know visit suspect places and such… A phone that records everything. Who really wants that? I am going to try to buy a phone that doesn´t save anything… nor give my ID away. That would be much greater than this.