Conversion widget US$ to £ broken

Discussion in 'macOS' started by big_malk, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. big_malk macrumors 6502a

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    About a week ago I noticed that US dollar to UK pound conversion in the unit conversion widget was totally off, with tens of dollars being only 10s of pennies instead of pounds. (At first I thought there might have been another, sudden economic crises, and getting paid from America I got a bit scared :eek:).

    But there wasn't, and I thought it might just be a temporary mistake with the conversion rates downloaded from Yahoo! or something, but it's still way off and the 'last updated' date/time is always changing.

    I've restarted loads since this started, and deleted and re-pulled-out the widget and it's still ALWAYS wrong, and it's getting pretty annoying. So
    I tried it on my dads iMac and it's wrong too, so I don't think this is a bug with mine.

    Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I'm having the exact same problem. Have been for a couple of months now.

    It's weird that we both live in Scotland - could this be location based?

    David
     
  4. big_malk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I have the Safari 4 beta installed like those people, and now I think of it this did start happening around the same time!

    Would of been more interesting if it were a Scotland conspiracy though :p
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Just use Google instead. Type in (for example) "10 US dollars in pounds sterling" and you will get the current exchange rate.
     

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