Newspaper story - I'm famous!

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  1. HTMLSpinnr

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    No, René, but the text was likely 7 bit ASCII and botched the accented "e".
     
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    Congrats! Reading it brings back the pleasant memory from the PCD event.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    7 bit ASCII - Oh the horror! :eek:

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    Great job on the story!
    Also, you guys are making the Toyota people very happy, which is a good thing.
     
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    René. Not quite as weird as ren/, but I still wish that when I was born, she would have done something a little more 'normal'...
    The actual paper version has it correct. HTMLSpinnr is right, the online version of the paper never gets my name correct.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Change your name to an ASCII form, or perhaps just escape the non-ASCII characters. How about if you always spell it out with Hex. :p

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    Moms are like that. My mother wanted the Mrs and I to do something funky w/ the "o" or "e" on our newest daughter Zoe (pronounced like Zoey), like Zóe, Zöe or Zoë. Imagine trying to type that when you get older.
     
  8. DaveinOlyWA

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    OMG!!! a typo?? how can that be??

    well, heck... must be a WA State thing we got here... in the Daily Olympian (which is just over the hill from Rene) they have a regular column called "Corrections" guess what that is all about
     
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    In English, the diaeresis - ¨ - over a vowel indicates that it should be pronounced as a separate sound, rather than modifying the sound of the previous vowel. Hence, naïve, and Zoë.

    The New Yorker Magazine prefers coördinate, coöperate to co-ordinate, co-operate. They're fighting a losing battle, though.

    To type it, you need to select the US International keyboard layout (in Windows), then hold AltGr (right Alt) and Shift, then ", followed by E. I use United Kingdom Extended when I want to type accents, but the regular UK layout the rest of the time, otherwise Remote Desktop decides I want Welsh when connecting to a remote computer.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Then, after going through all that bother to type it correctly, someone runs it through a 7 bit ASCII filter and your effort is for naught.

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    Did my interview this morning...no idea when it'll be published or just how bad it'll be butchered, but any press is good press...right?
     
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    Congrats to those that went and are getting coverage.

    Hopefully they will take any good recommendations to heart.

    Looking forward (4+gas) to get the latest greats. We usually stick with what we like and what's dependable. So far no problems and the service has been great.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm the best interviewee...I found myself getting tangential and ultimately am not sure I got the message across that I'd hoped to. We'll see. The lady was nice enough and seemed interested (but that's her job I guess)...she'd previously interviewed my wife on some medical stuff (my wife's a pediatrician).
     
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    wow no need to be a 4 year old.it was an honest question
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    I don't think he was mocking your question, I believe he was poking fun at the quality of newspaper writing.

    Tom
     
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    thedutchtouch prius is my SUV

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    true. oh internet how easy it is to misunderstand. no harm no foul.
     
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    ya was not mocking you in anyway...actually should have added that the "Daily Olympian" (the "O" is in Script and very prominent) is nicknamed the "The Daily Zero"
    because it is so well known for very glaring typos.
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    We have two papers in the area; a daily and a weekly. One is named The Record Eagle and the other The Leelanau Enterprise. Locally they are known as The Retched Beagle and The Leelanau Surprise. Their ability to mangle words, stories, grammar, and spelling is legendary.

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    Don't make your kids go through life in UTF-8. Once they develop
    a need for those eighth bits, their lives will never be the same.
    Keep it simple, keep it seven, and they'll always have a place
    to go without being subject to filtering.
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    If at all possible, name your kids with an octal number.

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