Q: What kind of braindead moron does an ascii-sort on a numeric column?!



  • A: T-Mobile!

    Gah!

    Were the people who designed there website college dropouts of something?  (Remember: They also stop ALL functionality, including keys such as cursor keys when you try and send a web-text message over 700 characters...)

    Apparently, this is sorted in descending amount of volume: 

    Oh, and the "Data usage" tab is empty. All data usage is combined in the "Voice and messaging" tab along with all your calls and messages... 



  •  The reason: this is not a numeric column, because of the "kb" at the end.



  • @b_redeker said:

     The reason: this is not a numeric column, because of the "kb" at the end.

     

    Which of course means they store usage as string in database



  • @Shinhan said:

    Which of course means they store usage as string in database
     

    Not necessarily. There are big JS libraries fo dealing with HTML tables, such as paging and sorting. Most of them offer an option to treat a column as numeric, but you have to specify it. Which you can forget. If you are oblivious.



  • Maybe it's some intermediate system that provides TITS the data as a mess of strings.

    @Mole said:

    Were the people who designed there website college dropouts of something?

    Yes, the people who designed their website were college dropouts or something.



  • @badcaseofspace said:

    TITS
    Hey I heard someone was talking about tits and I just wanted to come in and say I'm a fan.



  • @Shinhan said:

    @b_redeker said:

     The reason: this is not a numeric column, because of the "kb" at the end.

     

    Which of course means they store usage as string in database

    Not necessarily; they could just be sorting at the wrong abstraction level. (For example, in Javascript-- Javascript has no way of knowing it's not supposed to be a string column.)



  • @bstorer said:

    Hey I heard someone was talking about tits and I just wanted to come in and say I'm a fan.
     

    +2



  • @blakeyrat said:

    For example, in Javascript-- Javascript has no way of knowing it's not supposed to be a string column.
     

    @dhromed said:

    Not necessarily. There are big JS libraries fo
    dealing with HTML tables, such as paging and sorting. Most of them offer
    an option to treat a column as numeric, but you have to specify it.
    Which you can forget. If you are oblivious.
     

    ahem



  • @dhromed said:

    @blakeyrat said:

    For example, in Javascript-- Javascript has no way of knowing it's not supposed to be a string column.
     

    @dhromed said:

    Not necessarily. There are big JS libraries fo
    dealing with HTML tables, such as paging and sorting. Most of them offer
    an option to treat a column as numeric, but you have to specify it.
    Which you can forget. If you are oblivious.
     

    ahem

    Yah I know, I didn't read before posting. You may now pull out my still-beating heart and serve it up as an offering to Kali if you wish.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Yah I know, I didn't read before posting.
     

    Well, it could have been worse-- you could have posted an image with poor compression.



  • @dhromed said:

    Well, it could have been worse-- you could have posted an image with poor compression.
    ... or bloated JPG because they decreased the compression to minimize bitching about the compression.



  • Holy Mother of Uncompressed Media Formats.


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