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Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1310

I ran Wireshark and during the last comment, and the following is what I see (some content replaced by asterisks). Perhaps your browser is encoding things differently? Perhaps you're using a different formatting (I'm posting as "Plain Old Text")?


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DNT: 1
Cookie: __utma=*(lameness filter crap)*

*(lameness filter crap)*&postersubj=Re%3ATake+back+Slashdot&postercomment=I+am+using+the+US+International+keyboard%2C+which+is+renamed+to+%22ABC+Extended%22+in+the+latest+version+of+OS+X.++Why+would+the+keyboard+mapping+matter%3F++Doesn%27t+it+create+the+same+character+code%3F++If+plugging+in+and+using+a+standard+UK+keyboard+doesn%27t+work+when+entering+a+GBP+%C2%A3+symbol+%28which+I%27ve+tried%29+then+I+don%27t+suppose+switching+keyboard+mapping+will+work+-+they%27ll+all+generate+the+same+character+code+won%27t+they%3F&nobonus_present=1&postanon_present=1&posttype=1&op=Submit

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Server: Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS)
X-XRDS-Location: http://slashdot.org/slashdot.x...
Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:12:26 GMT
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Connection: Keep-Alive
Vary: Accept-Encoding, User-Agent
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[...]

The URLEncoded part decodes to the following, which clearly shows the GBP £ Symbol.


postersubj=Re:Take back Slashdot&postercomment=I am using the US International keyboard, which is renamed to "ABC Extended" in the latest version of OS X. Why would the keyboard mapping matter? Doesn't it create the same character code? If plugging in and using a standard UK keyboard doesn't work when entering a GBP £ symbol (which I've tried) then I don't suppose switching keyboard mapping will work - they'll all generate the same character code won't they?&nobonus_present=1&postanon_present=1&posttype=1&op=Submit

Comment Re:Take back Slashdot (Score 1) 1310

I am using the US International keyboard, which is renamed to "ABC Extended" in the latest version of OS X. Why would the keyboard mapping matter? Doesn't it create the same character code? If plugging in and using a standard UK keyboard doesn't work when entering a GBP £ symbol (which I've tried) then I don't suppose switching keyboard mapping will work - they'll all generate the same character code won't they?

Comment Re:What a shame (Score 2) 660

I had to go to their web site to remind myself who they are. I think I've seen their logo before. It's been a long long time, and I can barely remember them. I guess things I search for with Google never turn up anything interesting or important for me either. Ok, I don't care if they do this: they're not important.

Comment Re:"Messaging service"? (Score 1) 92

The only two benefits of WhatsApp are that it's free for overseas communications and that it is cross platform, although even then its desktop support is shit. The rest of the time I just find it irritating. In fact WeChat works better, but then the only people I know who use that live in Shanghai.

Funny I landed in Moscow a couple of weeks ago and watched the lady in front of me obsessively go through at least half a dozen apps as soon as we landed. Fragmentation of communication methods is annoying, and really what's the difference between all these app devs who seem to be insistent on re-inventing the wheel? It's not benefiting us as users.

Comment Re:"Messaging service"? (Score 1) 92

Another irritating thing with WhatsApp is that I can't even hit send on a message when I'm offline (e.g. underground on the Tube or overseas with data roaming off).

Well if you could hit send on *any* messaging app or SMS, without service the result is the same.

No it's not. If I hit send on an email when I'm offline, I don't have to think about it again because the phone will send it as soon as it's back online. With WhatsApp I have to remember to go back to the app and hit send when I realise I'm back online, which could be sometime later. It's easy to forget to do this.

Comment Re:"Messaging service"? (Score 1) 92

SMS does have delivery notification support, but it seems to be enabled erratically by providers. Read receipts are annoying, and does anybody actively update their status? Another irritating thing with WhatsApp is that I can't even hit send on a message when I'm offline (e.g. underground on the Tube or overseas with data roaming off).

My biggest problem with the default messaging app on my phone (iMessage) is that 1) it's Apple only, and 2) I apparently can't control when it falls back to SMS if the recipient is offline.

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