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Comment Re:IE (Score 1) 236

AMCAS for AAMC applications (MD med school applications in the US) requires not only IE6, IE7, FF2 or FF3, but also that you are running WinXP, WinVista, or OS X. If you try accessing the site without one of these combinations, you are rerouted to an error page. It is really frustrating for someone that uses Linux PCs 90% of the time.

On top of that, there is no problem with using FF3.5 on any OS if you complement it with User Agent Switcher.

Comment Re:Did I miss something? (Score 1) 195

Well, I also think that Google has shown that their vision for web apps extends into offline mode ala Google Gears and multitasking via tabs. In this particular instance, if the web app is not open on the iPhone, it cannot record your location. They thought if they could use it as a special app, it would be able to update your location while you are doing other things.

Comment Re:Good News For Once (Score 2, Insightful) 195

I wish I had mod points right now.

There really does need to be a "sunset law" for all laws, a "fourth body", or even one committee in congress that focuses on repealing or revising outdated laws in national, state, and local governing bodies.

There really is no reason for whaling to be illegal in so many land-locked US states.

Comment Re:Sure they only care about us... (Score 2, Insightful) 69

What BS. They only do this to make money. ... I hope it works, but don't try to scam me into thinking it's for the good of the community.

Why are people so enraged over this? To me it sounds like they built a repository system where other repositories can be added, which is, in my opinion, essential for a remote-driven system. Why would you want to get up, go over to a keyboard, find the plugin from the site you want, download, and then install it when you can just click over to the 'app store' and push one button to download and install.

Also, if other people want to put a lot of time and effort into their plugins and then charge for them, why not? I wouldn't buy them anyway. If I was that upset that someone is charging for something that should be offered for free, I'd make my own damn plugin and release it.

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