A third-grader at Brazos Elementary was given a week’s detention for possessing a Jolly Rancher.
School officials in Brazos County are defending the seemingly harsh sentence. The school’s principal and superintendent said they were simply complying with a state law that limits junk food in schools.
But the girl’s parents say it’s a huge overreaction.
“I think it’s stupid to give a kid a week’s worth of detention for a piece of candy,” said Amber Brazda, the girl’s mother. “The whole thing was just ridiculous to me.”
A doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has devised an iPhone application to cure the most common cases of vertigo.
“Basically, you take the phone, put it on the patient’s forehead and the phone will tell you what to do,” said Dr. Matthew Bromwich. “It improves the health-care system and delivers immediate and effective care to that patient.”
Fidel Castro says the spreading oil slick fouling the Gulf of Mexico is proof that the world’s most powerful governments cannot control large corporations that now dictate the public’s destiny.
Ein fscklog-Leser erkundigte sich per E-Mail bei Steve Jobs nach den unterschiedlichen iPad-Preisen in Europa, die in Deutschland am höchsten ausfallen – Jobs’ Antwort: “Blame your government. Germany just added a new copyright levy for computers” (Mail-Header liegt mir vor). Das iPad ist in Deutschland um 15 Euro teurer als in Frankreich und Italien (dort liegt der Einstiegspreis bei 499 Euro) und genau 15,19 Euro verlangen die Verwertungsgesellschaften als Urheberrechtsabgabe für einen “PC ohne Brenner”.
The film industry can block outputs on home television equipment so studios can offer first-run movies while preventing viewers from making illicit copies, U.S. regulators said.