Posts tagged: WTF

Is this thing on?

By , September 7, 2013 9:26 pm

I haven’t posted anything in a while. I just wanted to make sure this still worked.

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Apple Releases iPhone 3.2 SDK – No Leopard Build, Only Snow Leopard?

By , April 3, 2010 9:59 pm

I just logged into Apple’s Developer section to download the new iPhone 3.2 SDK and to my surprise there is no build for Leopard, just a build for Snow Leopard. After digging around in the iPhone SDK Release notes I found out that Apple isn’t going to release a build for Leopard.

iPhone SDK 3.2 provides support for developing iPad applications and includes the complete set of Xcode 3.2.2 tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating applications for iPhone OS and Mac OS X. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool among many others.

With this software you can develop applications that run on iPad using the included iPhone Simulator, which runs iPhone OS 3.2. Additionally, you can develop applications for iPhone and iPod touch, which run on iPhone OS 3.1.3. (This software does not include all of the iPhone OS 2.x SDKs.) Installing iPhone SDK 3.2 requires a Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.6.2 (Snow Leopard) or later.

This means if you want to write apps for the iPad you will need an Intel Mac and Snow Leopard. I would also assume that this means the new iPhone 4.0 SDK will be the same way.

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease

By , August 17, 2009 9:21 pm

DailyMail.co.uk posted an interesting article about the Swine Flu vaccine. Back in the 70’s the vaccine that they gave people killed 25 people and it increased the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a a brain disorder.

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

  • More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
  • 500 cases of GBS were detected.
  • The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
  • The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
  • The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.

Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

It is being developed by pharmaceutical companies and will be given to about 13million people during the first wave of immunisation, expected to start in October.

Cocaine test prompts Red Bull removal in Germany

By , May 25, 2009 1:25 pm

Yahoo is reporting that six Germany states told retailers to pull the popular Red Bull energy from their store shelves after testing shows trace amounts of cocaine. 

The bans started Friday after a sample test conducted by authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia state found 0.4 micrograms per liter in the drink.

Five other states also banned it from shops amid concerns over possible narcotics law violations.

Red Bull states that its colas are harmless.

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