Apple is very sensitive



  •  http://www.news4jax.com/news/24317539/detail.html

    woman said a website would not let her set an appointment to have her
    phone fixed because of her name.

    Sandy Burdick said she never
    found her name funny before, but now she is looking at it differently."It's
    just a name, like any other name," she said.Burdick said she was
    trying to get her Apple iPhone serviced and was told she had to make an
    appointment online. She logged on and filled out the form, but that's
    as far as she got."It stopped me. It said, 'You have put in an
    inappropriate word in this line.' I thought I must have a typo," she
    said.The website told her the language was inappropriate. It
    would not accept her last name.


    Burdick's son, Scott, called customer service to see if they could make the appointment. He said the woman helping him could not do anything."She paused for a second. She couldn't even put it in her system," he said.Channel 4 spoke to an Apple representative on the phone Monday. The company said it is looking into the problem.

    I guess it's a clbuttic mistake.

     

     

     



  •  I wonder if Cece Peniston has these problems.



  •  The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.



  •  I imagine most of you will have seen this "Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names".

    The comments below the piece are just as enlightening/depressing as TFA.



  • Pfft... just enter your name is Burweewee. Problem solved.



  • @GreyWolf said:

     I imagine most of you will have seen this "Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names".

    The comments below the piece are just as enlightening/depressing as TFA.

    12. People's names are case sensitive.
    13. People's names are case insensitive.
    

    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog



  • @GreyWolf said:

     I imagine most of you will have seen this "Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names".

    The comments below the piece are just as enlightening/depressing as TFA.

     

    Great stuff, required reading. Including the comments, yes.



  • @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.



  • @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.



  • @SenTree said:

    @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.

     And Twatt.



  •  @SenTree said:

    @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.

    Plus Sussex, Wessex and Essex (in the North they have no sex, apparently).



  • @b_redeker said:

     @SenTree said:

    @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.

    Plus Sussex, Wessex and Essex (in the North they have no sex, apparently).


    in Austria there's Fucking...




  • @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.

    1. People's names are case insensitive.


    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

     

    no



  • @b_redeker said:

    Plus Sussex, Wessex and Essex (in the North they have no sex, apparently).

     

     

    And Middlesex, for those who can't make their minds up.



  • @b_redeker said:

     @SenTree said:

    @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.

    Plus Sussex, Wessex and Essex (in the North they have no sex, apparently).



    Don't forget Middlesex for the confused or adventurous (not quite sure which)


  • @b_redeker said:

     @SenTree said:

    @xmob said:

    @El_Heffe said:

     The Cunthorpe family has been complaining about this for years.

     

    There's actually a town here in the UK called Scunthorpe.

    Not to mention Penistone.

    Plus Sussex, Wessex and Essex (in the North they have no sex, apparently).



    Don't forget Middlesex for the confused or adventurous (not quite sure which)


  • @GreyWolf said:

    And Middlesex, for those who can't make their
    minds up.

    @thosrtanner said:

    Don't forget Middlesex for the confused or adventurous (not quite sure which)
     

    You guys need to learn to read tags.



  • @b_redeker said:

    @GreyWolf said:

    And Middlesex, for those who can't make their
    minds up.

    @thosrtanner said:

    Don't forget Middlesex for the confused or adventurous (not quite sure which)
     

    You guys need to learn to read tags.

    I can't tell if you are being serious right now



  • @b_redeker said:

    @GreyWolf said:

    And Middlesex, for those who can't make their
    minds up.

    @thosrtanner said:

    Don't forget Middlesex for the confused or adventurous (not quite sure which)
     

    You guys need to learn to read tags.

    Tags don't show up on emailed posts.



  • @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.

    1. People's names are case insensitive.


    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

    It's an article about misconceptions, which they both are.

    The bottom line is: you can't assume either. Each name may or may not be case sensitive.



  • @Zecc said:

    @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.

    1. People's names are case insensitive.


    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

    It's an article about misconceptions, which they both are.

    The bottom line is: you can't assume either. Each name may or may not be case sensitive.

    What is a case-sensitive name?



  • @toth said:

    @Zecc said:

    @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.

    1. People's names are case insensitive.


    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

    It's an article about misconceptions, which they both are.

    The bottom line is: you can't assume either. Each name may or may not be case sensitive.

    What is a case-sensitive name?

    My name's case-sensitive, in that if you showed it to me in lowercase, I'd be pretty upset about it. (When inputting it, however, it should not be case-sensitive, in case I typo it.)



  • @toth said:

    What is a case-sensitive name?
     

    Not sure if this is meant, but: Rafael van der Vaart; surname Van der Vaart.

     



  • @b_redeker said:

    @toth said:

    What is a case-sensitive name?
     

    Not sure if this is meant, but: Rafael van der Vaart; surname Van der Vaart

     

    Or more simply McDonald.



  • @GreyWolf said:

     I imagine most of you will have seen this "Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names".

     

    I particularly like  “the third blond son of the tall white stuttering fisherman from that
    house next to the bridge – no not that one, the other bridge – actually
    not that house either”.

     



  • @locallunatic said:

    @b_redeker said:

    @toth said:

    What is a case-sensitive name?
     

    Not sure if this is meant, but: Rafael van der Vaart; surname Van der Vaart

     

    Or more simply McDonald.

    Are you suggesting that "MCDONALD" is actually a different name from McDonald, or that "van der vaart" is actually a different name from Van der Vaart?



  •  @toth said:

    Are you suggesting that "MCDONALD" is actually a different name from McDonald, or that "van der vaart" is actually a different name from Van der Vaart?

    Depending what you are using the name for, yes.  If you are addressing a letter then you want to get the name formated properly, but if you are just trying to keep a record for searching for them then no.



  • @toth said:

    Are you suggesting that "MCDONALD" is actually a different name from McDonald, or that "van der vaart" is actually a different name from Van der Vaart?
    Um yes. As a comparison, would you suggest that (in general - there are exceptions) in normal written English, a sentence starting with a lower case letter and without punctuation is as correct as a sentence starting with a capital letter and the correct terminating punctuation?



  • @PJH said:

    @toth said:
    Are you suggesting that "MCDONALD" is actually a different name from McDonald, or that "van der vaart" is actually a different name from Van der Vaart?
    Um yes. As a comparison, would you suggest that (in general - there are exceptions) in normal written English, a sentence starting with a lower case letter and without punctuation is as correct as a sentence starting with a capital letter and the correct terminating punctuation?

    Gramatically, no. But for what a name is used for--to identify an individual--casing really doesn't matter much.



  • @toth said:

    @PJH said:
    @toth said:
    Are you suggesting that "MCDONALD" is actually a different name from McDonald, or that "van der vaart" is actually a different name from Van der Vaart?
    Um yes. As a comparison, would you suggest that (in general - there are exceptions) in normal written English, a sentence starting with a lower case letter and without punctuation is as correct as a sentence starting with a capital letter and the correct terminating punctuation?

    Gramatically, no. But for what a name is used for--to identify an individual--casing really doesn't matter much.

    That is not all a name is used for. It could be used to indicate that you've logged into a site by putting your name somewhere on it. Or it could be used to send a personalised letter.



    I suggest you re-read the link again, and this time don't just assume the name is for identification/authentication alone.



  • @Zecc said:

    @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.

    1. People's names are case insensitive.


    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

    It's an article about misconceptions, which they both are.

    The bottom line is: you can't assume either. Each name may or may not be case sensitive.

     

    so basically a good programmer should provide a checkbox "is your name case sensitive" with every form that requires a name.

    i'll start implementing it first thing next week.

     



  • @Nelle said:

    so basically a good programmer should provide a checkbox "is your name case sensitive" with every form that requires a name.
    Alternatively, preserve the case as it was entered by the user, but don't rely on any specific interpretation of the case.




  • @Nelle said:

    @Zecc said:

    @Nelle said:

    12. People's names are case sensitive.
    13. People's names are case insensitive.




    as a homework, write these two rules in prolog

    It's an article about misconceptions, which they both are.

    The bottom line is: you can't assume either. Each name may or may not be case sensitive.

     

    so basically a good programmer should provide a checkbox "is your name case sensitive" with every form that requires a name.

    i'll start implementing it first thing next week.

     

     

    To properly handle most cases you need at least a binary blob field with the posibility of NULL.

    Thinking about that. I think to handle it properly you actually need a seperate "names" table to handle different names for one person.
    full name, first name, last name, calling name, catholic name, original chinese name, etc.. etc..


    Also it is my personal opinion that people who think correct capitalization of names doesn't matter have spent to much time workin with windows. 


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