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Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« on: August 14, 2006, 01:25:44 PM »
Why, in 2006, should there be a microsecond delay between hitting the keys when filling in the app forms? Why, even when my phone number is listed correctly in LSAC's own data, should it be off by one digit when it shows up prefilled on the apps? Why can't we just use Adobe's nice, modern, works-just-fine method of typing in PDFs? Or web forms, for that matter?
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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 01:38:29 PM »
Great title, HAHAHAHAHAHA :D

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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 02:54:00 PM »
this is so great.  i am a web developer myself.  i can't beleive how bad the lsac site is. pathetic.

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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 02:59:25 PM »
this is so great.  i am a web developer myself.  i can't beleive how bad the lsac site is. pathetic.

Seriously! Here's Firefox, a piece of software built from the ground up as an extensible, open platform for "helper apps," and they insist we use some sort of IE plugin. Something's not right here.
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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 03:00:22 PM »
this is so great.  i am a web developer myself.  i can't beleive how bad the lsac site is. pathetic.

Seriously! Here's Firefox, a piece of software built from the ground up as an extensible, open platform for "helper apps," and they insist we use some sort of IE plugin. Something's not right here.

This, in particular, pissed me off.

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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 03:20:08 PM »
Oh yeah...

Ive totally given up on using the Mac to do anything other than browse LSAC. Fortunately, my PC is relatively up to date since I game on it, but still....
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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2006, 03:46:32 PM »
this title made me laugh out loud...

and so did the use of craptastic in a following post. maybe it's just the mood i am in...


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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2006, 03:53:39 PM »
this is so great.  i am a web developer myself.  i can't beleive how bad the lsac site is. pathetic.

Seriously! Here's Firefox, a piece of software built from the ground up as an extensible, open platform for "helper apps," and they insist we use some sort of IE plugin. Something's not right here.

It's horrible, isn't it? I hate Web sites that force you to use IE. Get with the program, people. Not everyone wants to use IE or has a PC anymore.

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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2006, 03:58:38 PM »
Okay, okay, looks like I was mistaken about the whole 1997 bit. From the "about" box:

Version 1.0 - ActiveX
Copyright 1988-2000 Scansoft

I can't imagine what they're still dredging up from 1988 to use in a commercial program now, but still the fact that LSAC is trusting six year old software for such an important process as law school applications is kind of upsetting...
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Re: Dear LSAC: 1997 called, they want their software back.
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 04:00:38 PM »
Hilarious! If you think it's bad on Windows, try it on a mac.