• (nodebb)

    found us a cut Brazilian

    He's 32, served in government, has wings and is also circumcised

    Frist span: 1

  • (nodebb)
    Just as with the flubstitutions, we need a name for this genre of errors. Proposals, anyone?


  • Guess Star (unregistered)

    Flubstituions: no neologism required, this is pure unadulterated alphabetical/dictionnary order ;-)

  • LZ79LRU (unregistered)

    Nepotism at work, as always. But is it any surprise given that this is Italy we are talking about? ;)

  • rbh (unregistered)

    we need a name for this

    Isn't it just a dumb alphabetical sort? It's just a bad job

  • Tank0r (unregistered)

    Oh I thought that last one was a gay pron *

  • Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; -- (unregistered)

    Wingspan is an acceptable term for describing a human's arm span, particularly in fighting sports like MMA. That part's not a WTF.

  • Conradus (unregistered)

    Call it "string sorted" because that's what it is. They sorted the numbers as if they were strings.

  • Conradus (unregistered)

    "Apparently, he's a bird. Or a plane?"

    He's Superman!

  • DrPepper (unregistered)

    we have "stringly typed"; why not "stringly sorted". Makes sense to me.

  • NoLand (unregistered)

    Just as with the flubstitutions, we need a name for this genre of errors. Proposals, anyone?

    "Damn metric, it would have worked in miles"?

  • It's all about the puntiums baby. (unregistered)

    It's clearly a lexikerflooey sort. Which is usually found lexilacking.

  • Birion (unregistered)

    I propose naming it the "strint sorting" - sorting ints as strings.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Anonymous') OR 1=1; DROP TABLE wtf; --

    Well it is a WTF but not on the part of Google.

  • michaelv (unregistered)

    I like "sortasorted" which can be used when the sort type used is not logical

  • markm (unregistered)

    Innumerate sorting.

  • (nodebb) in reply to Dragnslcr


    "Sortasorted" is catchy++.

  • erffrfez (unregistered)

    What I'm most intrigued about with the stringly sorted service distances, is why are there two merely 500km apart at 12,000km and 12,500km?

  • superluser (unregistered) in reply to jeremypnet

    That's what I thought at first. But looking closer, it appears that this is the picture of MMA fighter Paulo Costa, the biography of Paolo Costa, & an infobox that mixes data of both Wikipedia articles. Whatever engine Google is using to generate this had to work really hard to get to it that wrong.

    I checked, & there were no edits to either Wikipedia page in the past month or so that conflated the two.

  • (nodebb)

    I think the clear term for this is "excel sorted".

  • Stuart L (unregistered) in reply to rbh

    It's a dumb alphabetical sort, yes, but it's also the gratuitous use of a drop-down with pre-populated values when a simple text entry field would do the job just fine (and probably would be simpler overall.) I can see how they got there, but there really does come a point when the guys responsible for the website should have taken a step and asked, "Wouldn't it be better if..."

    Mind you, this is a website that also has me choosing a fuel type when I'm claiming a reimbursement for charging. Definitely not diesel, LPG, oil, premium ULP (unleaded petrol), or ULP, so I guess I'll choose "fuel". As for the whole "fuel quantity (Litres)" thing... where's the kilowatt hours option? Again, I can see how they got there, but seriously guys...

  • Drone (unregistered)

    Fun fact: for the Sling bug, the presence of the scrub bar preview image does not necessarily imply a broken blackout. For streaming video, the preview images are often low-res screen captures, saved 1 per second as .JPGs separately from the main video stream. So you could scrub through and try to squint at the score but it would be impossible to "play" this content in any reasonable fashion.

  • yoda (unregistered)

    Give $undefined, Get $undefined. It seems perfectly fair!

  • snek (unregistered) in reply to Conradus
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