from the step-away-from-the-candy dept.
theodp writes "A third-grader in a small Texas school district received a week's detention for merely possessing a Jolly Rancher. Leighann Adair, 10, was eating lunch Monday when a teacher confiscated the candy. Her parents said she was in tears when she arrived home later that afternoon and handed them the detention notice. But school officials are defending the sentence, saying the school was abiding by a state guideline that banned 'minimal nutrition' foods. 'Whether or not I agree with the guidelines, we have to follow the rules,' said school superintendent Jack Ellis."
Barence writes: Why are processor wafers round? After all, it doesn't really make a lot of sense when those wafers are sliced and diced into square processor cores. It means the cores around the outer edges of the wafer are incomplete, creating waste. The answer is actually very simple: as Intel fellow Jose Maiz succinctly puts it, "nature wants to build them round".
njkid1 writes: "Commenting to Home Media Magazine on the recent NPD results for the first quarter of 2007, IDC analyst Billy Pidgeon made some interesting remarks about Nintendo's Wii. The Wii sold 259K units in March, but the general consensus seems to be that it would have sold far more if its supply wasn't so badly constrained.http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feat ure/?id=15925&ncid=AOLGAM000500000000025"