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Re: New Grant System Compatible Only With Microsoft

__/ [John Bailo] on Tuesday 14 February 2006 03:45 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> (February 13, 2006)
>> "What if the federal government were about to give away more than $400
>> billion in grants, but only people whose computers ran on Microsoft
>> software could apply?"
> They did this once already with Katrina relief.
> For some reason, the FEMA site necessitated the use of IE6

One could spoof user-agent, but it's often far from trivial. I have Opera
installed, which proves useful under such circumstances. Firefox and Mozilla
have the required agent-altering extensions, but no everyone knows they
should be used. This gives no valid excuse to such zealous Web sites.

> I complained loudly using what channels there were, but to no avail.

I recently did that with my parents' bank. It turned out I was one among
many, so the voices accumulate until they break down that barrier.

> A true Conservative Republican would be appalled by the lack of "free
> market" economics at work in these situations.
> ( I notice also they only mention Apple in this article -- no mention of
> Linux. )

Yes, probably because the author must be using a Mac. Many journalists use


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