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I don't think anyone knows the answer.
I don't think anyone knows how to make a cell phone.
Sure, there are people who know how to put the parts together.
Sure, there are also other people who know how to produce the processor inside it.
And yes, there are people who know how the plastic and metal parts are produced.
And there are even geeks like us who know how to do the programming, or even understand the complicated communication protocols used in a cell phone.
But i don't think anyone knows how to transform minerals, oil and chemicals into a working cell phone.
Although many people think they know how a cell phone works, they only undertstand at one certain level of abstraction.
So if nobody knows how to make a cell phone, how can they exist?
Only Aunt Hillary can understand... Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 5:24 PM Artificial Intelligence | Back to top


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Cell phones are awesome!!! My butt hurts!
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My balls hurt!! Wait... I only have one!
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hey guys u know what, i have no idea how cell phones work!!!!! All i know how to do is talk on one.
Left by Erica Owens on Mar 23, 2004 4:27 PM

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I personally dont kno much about cell phones...i could honestly care less, but u guys must have NO life if you go on this site and talk about how they work when none of you have a clue. I have to do a paper on this and you guys really wasted my time so why dont you go outside and play in the grass. :)
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Geeks ROCK!


Brandee, you are the loser with no life. You're obviously jealous of these people who actually CARE about the world and science and how things work. These people are questioning life, and what do you do? You sit at your computer desk like a lump, moaning and whining about how your precious time was wasted. You even go as far as to complain that it's their fault for wasting your time. Newsflash, Brandee: It was YOUR choice to come on this site. If you didn't want to waste time, why the hell did you write a response?

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u ppl retarded
Left by amy on May 27, 2004 6:46 PM

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shut up guys
Left by ur ass on Oct 24, 2004 6:46 PM

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Mine bloody dosn't most of the time!, but I think they are basically full duplex radio transmitters which identify themselves to a local transmitter by means of an in built serial number. If the phone is picked up by the transmitter (ie you subscribe to the service provider operating out of the tower, and your phone operates on the frequencies broadcast by the tower) it will relay your call via land lines to the destination (either to another transmitter tower and thence to a cell phone, or to a land line phone). As you move between towers your signal is re-routed to the nearest one using an electronic handshake (sort of like passing the baton in a relay race). The tower(s) relaying your call define the cost of the call, and determine if you are roaming or not.
I think.
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i have to do a research paper on cell phones.. matter of fact, i do know how it works..=D!
Left by KITTY on Nov 17, 2004 5:55 AM

# u guys are nerds
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whoever goes into these forums is a loser and needs to end their life.
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ok this is sum crazy stuff. so imma leave now
Left by none of yo business on Dec 05, 2004 4:08 AM

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all hail satan !! im for communism !! little woodland creatures will murder us all !! put them in cages !! marijuana ius bad, dont do drugs
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brandee maybe we are doing a project on it so shut your pot hole you stuipd girrila looking thing
Left by strawberry on Jan 17, 2005 5:43 PM

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brandee maybe we are doing a project on it so shut your pot hole you stuipd girrila looking thing
Left by strawberry on Jan 17, 2005 5:43 PM

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Somebody plz tell me how a cell phone works.
Left by anonymous on Jan 22, 2005 11:36 PM

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qwerty Explained the cell phone operation pretty good, didn't anybody read it.....

Johnny
Left by JohnnyStar on Jan 23, 2005 10:32 AM

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I just wasted my time coming to this web site and iam at school
Left by Brittany on Jan 26, 2005 6:20 PM

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You guys are all idiots. Go to HowStuffWorks.com/cell-phone.htm and you will find out how cell-phones work.
Left by brandon on Jan 27, 2005 11:14 PM

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All my niggas holla back! iight
Left by rude_gyal a.k.a bashment gyal... on Feb 16, 2005 12:14 AM

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o ya if u guys are wondering y i am on dis stupid site its becuz i unfortunatly my stupid teach said i have 2 do a paper on it! so jus thoght i would jus drop by zeen.
Left by rude_gyal a.k.a bashment gyal... on Feb 16, 2005 12:19 AM

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You guys stink, I got no answers to my questions
Left by Ben Dover on Feb 18, 2005 5:28 PM

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this site is so dumb umm to sit around and talk about how cell phones work thas dumb but i cant live without my cell phone so if this is ur thing get on with is
Left by Kaity on Mar 18, 2005 12:42 AM

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this site is so dumb umm to sit around and talk about how cell phones work thas dumb but i cant live without my cell phone so if this is ur thing get on with is
Left by Kaity on Mar 18, 2005 12:42 AM

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i mean it
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your all mAD
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do you evern have lives i dout it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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this site suks!
I hate it!
It makes no sense! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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i no the answer to your ? and only because my woodshop teacher made me do an essay on it well anyways a cell phone is really a 2 way radio that is made for international moble transmining a.k.a. (imt)well i would tell u the rest but i am in troubles so i gtg and i am 13 and go to santiago middle scholl in orange california
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i really dont know how cell phones work
Left by princess on Apr 26, 2005 8:38 AM

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hello, i am a squirrel and iam here todominate you all , and throw my nuts at your face
Left by bleaeaeawww!! on Jun 16, 2005 12:53 PM

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just to rectify im not actually a squirrel but i will still put my nuts in your face.
Left by bleaeaeaewww!! on Jun 16, 2005 12:55 PM

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i love to love men
Left by blaeaeaeawwww!!! on Jun 16, 2005 12:55 PM

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My dad is god and i am really a girl so f**k you all
Left by Jesus on Jun 16, 2005 1:00 PM

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How can you be my son, you curse at ppl u dnt even know, how dare you i will hunt you down and kill you with a thunderbolt from space and whil i am there i shall sed a meteor rock to hit earth and kill all of man kind and all those Gays
Left by God on Jun 16, 2005 1:02 PM

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My name is OG LOC and immma here wit meh ak to bust all jo0o nigs up man, down here wit ma main men in the ghetto of new york
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I cant be long my nanny needs to use the computer, i know that i cant play football and my wife is a ho but i can t do anything about that but i do love my sons dearly, michael owen is worse than me at football and i sucked his willy oh and "queer eye for the stright guy" is like the best program ever to get put on the tv i love men!!!!!!!
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YOO man wha's happenin, homie G man you ma nigs man, lets do a drive by on them fools man. you wallin
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Yo wot is appenin man me name b homie S
Left by Gangster Homie S on Jun 16, 2005 1:15 PM

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Yo yo chino wa's appenin it all goin down hommie all da ngas gunna b there yeh man holla bk nig
Left by Gangster homie A on Jun 16, 2005 1:15 PM

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boys you are both silly
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well u no sean is
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he doesnt lick men but sellers turn me down u lot wot do u tink bout dis homies i have men 24 hours a day
Left by sean reynolds on Jun 17, 2005 10:37 PM

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it is very nice
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u guys are crazy if u dont no how it works so y are u giving a sucks answers i have to do speech about it and u guys giving information which do not related to the cell phone
Left by usman on Nov 20, 2005 4:21 PM

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I hate ms Chivikula that teaches at bonneville jr high in new york u all suck and ur comments r stupid no 1 nos abour cell pnones why can't we just use them i wish i had one
Left by iPod on Dec 30, 2005 7:58 PM

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Mrs. Zobel is the fattest teacher in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Marissa that goes 2 bonneville jr high in new york loves a boy names kris !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
she is in the 7th grade & loves him
she wants 2 go out with him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kris if you c this ask her out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
marissa u chicken ask him out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Left by Beverly Hills on Jan 06, 2006 2:42 AM

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Lexie you are a big fat b****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Left by lol on Jan 06, 2006 6:15 PM

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I think you are an idiotic man you has a cruch on Conor Peck in 7th grade at Bonneville Jr. High in Utah in Salt Lake city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you are a show-off you thinks she needs to have every thing and if one little thing goes wrong you freak-out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hey marissa ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my gosh i'm so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
any1 that comes 2 this website and reads this dont blieve the Beverly Hills 1 it is all just a joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but the lol ones are all true, allllllllllllll true!!!!!!!! but marissa is true good friend!!!!!!!!!!
sincerily! 4 real!!!!!!
Left by sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on Jan 06, 2006 8:21 PM

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My wrist hurts really bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Left by lol on Jan 08, 2006 6:45 PM

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lol how bad does your wrist hurt? i hate skool i realy hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i wish we didnt ever have 2 go 2 skool again! how does a cell phone really work? i wish i knew or at east some1 on this website knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh well!
Left by the girl on Jan 09, 2006 1:59 AM

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no time for boys, the malls are open.lol NOT... im boy crazy..
Left by Courtney on Feb 07, 2006 12:21 PM

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Hey pple!! This is a really dumb site. Newayz dat Courtney and Jackie gurl r my friends!!! R their ne hott guyz around here?? newayz peace out!!!!!!!!!!!!
Left by Anja (nickname) on Feb 07, 2006 12:25 PM

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hey anja & courtney what up? this is kinda stupid i am typing yall and yet yall are sitting rite by me lol.
Left by jackie on Feb 08, 2006 12:01 PM

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