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posted by NCommander on Sunday February 16 2014, @10:13PM   Printer-friendly
from the ¡sᴉɥʇ-sǝlpuɐɥ-ʍou-ǝʇᴉs-ǝɥʇ dept.
So, after dealing with a bit of monkeying with the database, I'm pleased to announce that Soylent should (in theory) have support for UTF-8 starting immediately. Now obviously this isn't well tested, so this is your chance to break the site in two, consider the comments below to be "open season" so to speak. I know the comment preview has some issues with UTF-8 (and it only works at all in Plain Text or HTML modes)

For purposes of breakage, anything that breaks the site layout/Reply To/Parent/Moderate buttons, or breaks any comments beyond itself is considered bad. We need to stop those. If you can break it (which shouldn't be hard), you earn a cookie, and I'll get you in the CREDITS file as something awesome.

For comments that are just plain unreadable, moderation will take care of them, and that isn't considered a bug. So go forth and BREAK my minions! ()}:o)↺
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Maow on Monday February 17 2014, @02:35AM

    by Maow (8) on Monday February 17 2014, @02:35AM (#379) Homepage


    Hmm, not seeing a preview. Using Plain Old Text mode. Switching to HTML next...

    OK, HTML Formatted does give a preview.

    But the 4 horizontally stacked lines do not represent properly in preview.

    So, it's a bug.

    Here's a guide to getting FULL UTF8MB4 support in the DB: []

    OH, and now I see preview in Plain Old Text, having added more than the "foo_bar" that was originally present.

    And, to be certain, I removed everything but the "foo_bar" and got ... no preview in Plain Old Text.

    I like my cookies crispy with chocolate chips!

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +2  
       Interesting=1, Informative=1, Total=2
    Extra 'Interesting' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   3  
  • (Score: 1) by Popsikle on Monday February 17 2014, @03:10AM

    by Popsikle (77) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:10AM (#386) Homepage

    no can post.

    • (Score: 1) by Popsikle on Monday February 17 2014, @03:13AM

      by Popsikle (77) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:13AM (#390) Homepage

      'The Ross–Littlewood paradox[clarification needed] (also known as the balls and vase problem or the ping pong ball problem) is a hypothetical problem in abstract mathematics and logic designed to illustrate the seemingly paradoxical, or at least non-intuitive, nature of infinity. More specifically, like the Thomson's lamp paradox, the Ross–Littlewood paradox tries to illustrate the conceptual difficulties with the notion of a supertask, in which an infinite number of tasks are completed sequentially.[1] The problem was originally described by mathematician John E. Littlewood in his 1953 book Littlewood's Miscellany, and was later expanded upon by Sheldon Ross in his 1988 book A First Course in Probability.

      • (Score: 1) by Popsikle on Monday February 17 2014, @03:16AM

        by Popsikle (77) on Monday February 17 2014, @03:16AM (#392) Homepage

        "MαgđαlÑи′s ÄαÑκиÑÑs" is a bad bad string about a bad mans darkness.