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+ - Full Commodore 64 Emulator Rejected from App Store

Submitted by Captain Perspicuous
Captain Perspicuous (899892) writes "From the article: iPhone developer Manomio has created a fully licensed Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone that can play classic games and even run Commodore 64 BASIC. A year ago, he contacted Apple Europe and they were really excited. Now that everything's in place, the dev confidently submitted the app, but was rejected. I think now is the proper time to show some big outrage, email Apple, flood their phone hotlines with calls, stage protests in ther shops, until this is resolved. A C64 emu, people. In your pocket. Think about the possibilities!"

Comment: Re:Very Interesting... (Score 2, Informative) 807

by Captain Perspicuous (#24835303) Attached to: Google Chrome, the Google Browser

The point is that when you click on a tab, stuff _below_ it changes. A tab is not an element "click me and all around the screen stuff changes". A tab is an element that tells you "if you switch to a different tab, stuff below me changes".

Now look what happens when you currently click on a different tab in Firefox, Safari or IE: stuff changes below it (the page) and above it (the URL in the address bar). This is illogical! It dillutes the meaning of a tab. And it makes it difficult for normal computer users to understand the concept of a tab. Placing it the way Google does does now fix this.

This is first and foremost an issue of correctness and preserving the concept of a UI element, not a question of taste.


+ - Island Raised by Earthquake

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StupiderThanYou writes " ABC News Australia is reporting that the island of Ranongga in the Solomon Islands has been lifted three metres higher above sea level by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake on the 2nd of April. A surrounding coral reef popular with scuba divers is now dying in the sunlight, and there are fissures opened up in the island and surrounding seabed. At least they'll be under less threat from rising sea levels."

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