Make AngularJS $http service behave like jQuery.ajax()

There is much confusion among newcomers to AngularJS as to why the $http service shorthand functions ($http.post(), etc.) don’t appear to be swappable with the jQuery equivalents (jQuery.post(), etc.) even though the respective manuals imply identical usage.┬áThat is, if your jQuery code looked like this before:

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