What's most remarkable is that the school's running costs are already half the cost of a traditional government school, and the quality of education much, much better. And they're only a year and a half in."
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Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone. Permits cost up to $1,500, says Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers, and reporters who don’t get a permit could face fines up to $1,000.
First Amendment advocates say the rules ignore press freedoms and are so vague they’d allow the Forest Service to grant permits only to favored reporters shooting videos for positive stories.
The fascist nature of these new rules is revealed by this quote near the end of the article:
[T]he Forest Service is giving its supervisors discretion to decide whether a news outlet’s planned video or photo shoots would meet the Wilderness Act’s goals. “If you were engaged on reporting that was in support of wilderness characteristics, that would be permitted,” [said Liz Close, the Forest Service's acting wilderness director].
But if you are reporting on something the Forest Service disagrees with they obviously believe they have the right to deny you a permit to film or videotape."
Bah! Nonsense. Ridiculous nonsense.
First, it doesn't cost $800, unless you get it contract free & 64GB, and that's a specific choice you make.
Second, it doesn't get "easily bent". You can bend any phone with enough force. If you're applying the kind of force that will bend a cell phone, then you're being careless and deserve what you get.
You're disaster hyping like Fox News.
1) "Free" - That is the subsidized cost over a 2 year contract, which actually costs more than buying it outright.
2) - Forcibly bending it is stupid to do. Having it in a pocket and it warps out of shape from normal body bending is just poor design. I have expectations that such an expensive device would be strong enough to endure 'normal usage'.
3 - Fox News is well known for creating hype-stories out of nowhere that fit their own agenda, not the case here. I didn't start the fire.
It should have been thicker, or at least made of a stronger material such as (gasp!) polycarbonate plastic. Profit over reliability, I suppose. Expect to hear more about this issue as time goes by.
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