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AirAsia web site in B&W to honor Thai King's death

AirAsia web site in B&W to honor Thai King's death

Old Oct 17, 16, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Lovely pic, sorry it's not in your browser
That photo is not on the version of the website I see.

Does this mean my browser is in mourning for the king?
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Old Oct 17, 16, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post

A picture of a couple of bikini clad lasses frolicking in the surf, in living colour (picture will probably be different depending on when you click the link).
Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
That photo is not on the version of the website I see.

Does this mean my browser is in mourning for the king?
Could be, but it's VERY visible in Holland (Firefox, Linux Operating System).
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Old Oct 17, 16, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Could be, but it's VERY visible in Holland (Firefox, Linux Operating System).
I'm using Safari on an iPad right now.
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Old Oct 18, 16, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by TennisNoob View Post
Got any screen shots? I missed it looks like.
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Old Oct 18, 16, 10:13 pm
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I guess they do IP-location detection in order to choose what website to serve users.

I still get this black and white page.

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Old Oct 19, 16, 11:37 am
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Color for me now too. Too late though.

No bikinis for me either. Are you sure you are on AirAsia EmailKid
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Old Oct 19, 16, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by telabadmanwot View Post

No bikinis for me either. Are you sure you are on AirAsia EmailKid
Were, were .... underwater photo of a woman holding two starfish underwater now, in living color (colour).
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Old Oct 20, 16, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by madguy2 View Post
I guess they do IP-location detection in order to choose what website to serve users.

I still get this black and white page.

This is what I see in Safari on an iPad, except the prices displayed for "book your flights now" are bright red and there are some small photos in color below that. However, there are no women in bikinis or people frolicking in the surf.
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Old Oct 20, 16, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by telabadmanwot View Post
Fair enough. They could have put that somewhere on the site, instead of putting me off booking with them. My eyes are all screwed up from it...
I've heard of red/gree colour blindness and the yellow/blue one (rather rare in comparison), but never of grey colour blindness (any way, white and black are not colours). I guess you were born after colour TV became popular in the early 70s

PS What about 50 shades of grey?
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Old Oct 20, 16, 6:26 am
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Originally Posted by telabadmanwot View Post
Just noticed a load more Thai sites are at it too...
Including Apple's Thai site. It's back to normal now, though. The Wayback Machine doesn't have the B&W page archived, but there's a reduced-size screen shot in this MacRumors article.

Personally, I think it's a nice gesture. I can't imagine deciding not to purchase something from a company, whether it's a phone or a plane ticket, because they show some public respect over the death of someone who's been king of that country for 70 years.
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