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So how bad is this Ebola thing anyway?

Well, pretty bad if you catch it, but what are the chances of that?

Again not high. Look at this map:

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It comes from an article in the Washington Post about the mis-conceptions about ebola.

Ebola is a frightening, unpredictable disease. Nearly 5,000 West Africans have died from the current outbreak with more than 13,000 people thought infected.

However, so far the problem remains largely limited to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Two other countries, Nigeria and Senegal, have had cases, yet are now Ebola-free. The DR Congo had an outbreak of a different strain of Ebola that now looks like it might be contained. And while there has been one case of the disease in Mali, the patient died and no others have been confirmed at the time of writing — though that may well change. Read more »

Photo Of The Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department, the CDC and a private company. The pod, officially called an Aeromedical Biological Containment System, is a portable, tent like device that ensures the flight crew and others on the flight remain safe from an infectious disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outfitted a Gulfstream jet with an isolation pod designed and built by the U.S. Defense Department, the CDC and a private company. The pod, officially called an Aeromedical Biological Containment System, is a portable, tent like device that ensures the flight crew and others on the flight remain safe from an infectious disease.

Ebola Virus

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Teaching your iPhone to swear

Ducking iPhonefrom BoingBoing

If you have an iPhone you may have found the auto-spellchecker more than a little annoying especially if you like to use expletives to reinforce a point when txting.

So if you want to teach your ducking iPhone to swear properly using fuck instead of duck then there is a handly little tutorial on how to teach it to accept the usual swears words.

This should help make your iPhone a little less ducking annoying.

There is another more outrageous approach as outlined at duckingiphone.com.

Of course some people, like the lefty prudes out there who compain about tits and guns being “filth”, will object to profanity. The reality is that a lot of people use the word, and it is a common frustration with the iPhone’s autocompletion.

Checkout the Twitter search for ducking iPhone before today. Objecting to the word itself is completely missing the point. (And there are other words that iPhone doesn’t know too.)