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Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd. 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 182 //Me suspecting that the candi 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean? 2 Why are ve f 14 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this tore //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 100; rtil) 193 194 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers 27 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history? //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it 29 30 the odd numbers between 0 and 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of coreot'hinunitt? completely the odd numbers between 0-100 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then? 213 214 //Me: And why is that2 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too you like //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more /Me: Nice. What have //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge! /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen 0-100 you used your skills for? 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript? more than this." 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This 226 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born. /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the was the same //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you? 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer? 4+i 237 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview 67 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know? 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13 246 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared? 247 249 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. 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SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

A Dream, Friends, and Money: r/Overwatch News&Discussion I've been a bronze player for 8 seasons and have never left. AMA u/Adsyoung The title says it all. Abuse me with your questions and don't tread lightly. Adz11919 is my tag for proof. Ask away friends 46 Comments Write a comment Best loves2spoogeguys 1h With the tensions rising with the U.S government, how does this play out for the rest of the world? 8 Adsyoung1h As a non-American I can say for certain that it has improved our relations with other Pacific nations. Australians now have less reliance on the US and have turned more to China for increasing trade and development. _jaybe Th How much money could you have made if you had gone to work instead of wasting 8 seasons in bronze games? .0 Adsyoung59m If I could put a monetary value on it. I would say 90 hours over 8 seasons, at $39 an hour, about $3510 jaybe 50m so you could have unlock the full cast of battlefront II .0 Adsyoung49m True. Or like 60,000 overwatch lootboxes TheSteeldrake Chibi Ana 1h Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where did he keep them? 0 Adsyoung56m On the crows nest. Back then it was called the pecker nest. Bus OW Chibi Lúcio 1h What sort of things do you see happen during games that remind you that you are in bronze? .0 Adsyoung58m Guarantee hanzo and widow pick every game. 5 dps players minimum and a rein shield on the payload but always facing the wrong way. gOnk-droid fadda 13m Have you ever had a dream in which you ranked up? .0 Adsyoung13m I dreamt once there was a league worse than bronze called 'wood and I was demoted into it. gOnk-droid fadda 11m The horror.
A Dream, Friends, and Money: r/Overwatch News&Discussion
 I've been a bronze player for 8 seasons and
 have never left. AMA
 u/Adsyoung
 The title says it all. Abuse me with your questions and
 don't tread lightly. Adz11919 is my tag for proof. Ask
 away friends
 46 Comments
 Write a comment
 Best
 loves2spoogeguys 1h
 With the tensions rising with the U.S government, how
 does this play out for the rest of the world?
 8
 Adsyoung1h
 As a non-American I can say for certain that it has
 improved our relations with other Pacific nations.
 Australians now have less reliance on the US and have
 turned more to China for increasing trade and
 development.

 _jaybe Th
 How much money could you have made if you had gone to
 work instead of wasting 8 seasons in bronze games?
 .0
 Adsyoung59m
 If I could put a monetary value on it. I would say 90
 hours over 8 seasons, at $39 an hour, about $3510
 jaybe 50m
 so you could have unlock the full cast of battlefront II
 .0
 Adsyoung49m
 True. Or like 60,000 overwatch lootboxes

 TheSteeldrake Chibi Ana 1h
 Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark? If he did, where
 did he keep them?
 0
 Adsyoung56m
 On the crows nest. Back then it was called the pecker
 nest.

 Bus OW Chibi Lúcio 1h
 What sort of things do you see happen during games that
 remind you that you are in bronze?
 .0
 Adsyoung58m
 Guarantee hanzo and widow pick every game. 5 dps
 players minimum and a rein shield on the payload but
 always facing the wrong way.

 gOnk-droid fadda 13m
 Have you ever had a dream in which you ranked up?
 .0
 Adsyoung13m
 I dreamt once there was a league worse than bronze
 called 'wood and I was demoted into it.
 gOnk-droid fadda 11m
 The horror.
Confused, Life, and Radio: l Seven Astronauts describe what it feels like to be in space.. Charles Duke Imagine your body as a potato. Now, imagine no gravity acting on that potato, and bingo: That's what space feels like. Eugene Cernan It's so inspiring to see the entire globe shimmering below you and realize that this is where prog rock started. Bernard A. Harris Jr. The best part was getting your picture taken while deadifting a 3,000-pound barbell. There's no gravity, so it's super easy to lift, but you still look really strong Eileen Collins I was looking forward to being weightless, but gravity still works for me in space. It kind of sucks seeing al the other astronauts floating around while I'm stuck orn the floor. Mae Jemison There are a bunch of extra continents you can only see from space. So far, I've counted 18 continents, but find more all the time Barry Wilmore You never know true beauty until you see Earth from space, or true terror untl you hear someone knocking on the space station door from outside. You look through the porthole and see an astronaut, but all your crew is inside and accounted for. You use the comm to ask who it is and he says he's Ramirez returning from a repair mission, but Ramirez is sitting right next to you n the command module and he's just as confused as you are. When you tell the guy this over the radio he starts banging on the door louder and harder, begging you to let him in, saying he's the real Ramirez Meanwhile, the Ramirez inside with you is pleading to keep the airlock shut. It realy puts life on Earth into Terry W. Virts There's no golf there epicjohndoe: It’s Like Your Body Is A Potato
Confused, Life, and Radio: l
 Seven Astronauts describe what it feels like
 to be in space..
 Charles Duke
 Imagine your body as a potato. Now, imagine no
 gravity acting on that potato, and bingo: That's what
 space feels like.
 Eugene Cernan
 It's so inspiring to see the entire globe shimmering
 below you and realize that this is where prog rock
 started.
 Bernard A. Harris Jr.
 The best part was getting your picture taken while
 deadifting a 3,000-pound barbell. There's no gravity, so
 it's super easy to lift, but you still look really strong
 Eileen Collins
 I was looking forward to being weightless, but gravity
 still works for me in space. It kind of sucks seeing al
 the other astronauts floating around while I'm stuck orn
 the floor.
 Mae Jemison
 There are a bunch of extra continents you can only
 see from space. So far, I've counted 18 continents, but
 find more all the time
 Barry Wilmore
 You never know true beauty until you see Earth from
 space, or true terror untl you hear someone knocking
 on the space station door from outside. You look
 through the porthole and see an astronaut, but all your
 crew is inside and accounted for. You use the comm to
 ask who it is and he says he's Ramirez returning from
 a repair mission, but Ramirez is sitting right next to you
 n the command module and he's just as confused as
 you are. When you tell the guy this over the radio he
 starts banging on the door louder and harder, begging
 you to let him in, saying he's the real Ramirez
 Meanwhile, the Ramirez inside with you is pleading to
 keep the airlock shut. It realy puts life on Earth into
 Terry W. Virts
 There's no golf there
epicjohndoe:

It’s Like Your Body Is A Potato

epicjohndoe: It’s Like Your Body Is A Potato

Target, Tumblr, and Vision: Ppl will go to the library and pull out their laptop, textbook, agenda, multicoloured pens, 2 calculators and a large coffee just to sit there like this for 2 hours carpeted: beyoncescock: pepethefrogblog: beyoncescock: this is me pretending to do homework when im really scrolling through tumblr while taking random quizzes like how much common sense do you have which i dont need to take cause i probably have none nice self burn now where do you get those stupid quizzes cause i need something to distract me from my research paper im in class and i productively gathered my fave quizzes for you instead of listening to my professor ramble about machine learning How much common sense do you actually have?** (i got 8/11) Take this vision test and we’ll guess what color your eyes are These 18 questions will tell you what dog breed you’re compatible with** Your choice of words will determine what age you belong to We can guess your soulmate’s name based on these questions about your exes What nationality are you according to your personality?** Can we guess where you actually live? Most Americans can’t score 10/12 on this state geography test. Can you? Only 1% of people can name these everyday things** (i got 8/18) Can we guess where you grew up based on your taste in snacks? Take this test to see how you’ll most likely die** **my favorites picks rihannna just in case
Target, Tumblr, and Vision: Ppl will go to the library and pull out their
 laptop, textbook, agenda, multicoloured
 pens, 2 calculators and a large coffee
 just to sit there like this for 2 hours
carpeted:
beyoncescock:

pepethefrogblog:

beyoncescock:


this is me pretending to do homework when im really scrolling through tumblr while taking random quizzes like how much common sense do you have which i dont need to take cause i probably have none
nice self burn now where do you get those stupid quizzes cause i need something to distract me from my research paper

im in class and i productively gathered my fave quizzes for you instead of listening to my professor ramble about machine learning

How much common sense do you actually have?** (i got 8/11)

Take this vision test and we’ll guess what color your eyes are

These 18 questions will tell you what dog breed you’re compatible with**
Your choice of words will determine what age you belong to
We can guess your soulmate’s name based on these questions about your exes

What nationality are you according to your personality?**

Can we guess where you actually live?
Most Americans can’t score 10/12 on this state geography test. Can you?

Only 1% of people can name these everyday things** (i got 8/18)

Can we guess where you grew up based on your taste in snacks?

Take this test to see how you’ll most likely die**

**my favorites

picks rihannna just in case

carpeted: beyoncescock: pepethefrogblog: beyoncescock: this is me pretending to do homework when im really scrolling through tumblr whil...

Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever. Step one: give every adult $33,600 a year, no strings attached. There is no step two. Photo: Flickr/twicepix tank-grrl: hello-missmayhem: cptprocrastination: doomhamster: belcanta: nikkidubs: attentiondeficitaptitude: belcanta: Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.  Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea. The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income. But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture. “BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!” “But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??” I laughed. This is perfect! Well said! The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.) And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat! Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity. And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work. Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out. And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax. The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere? TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest. reblogging for more top commentary They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.  But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred. Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than. The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
Bad, Books, and Clothes: he Swiss are voting on a plan to end poverty forever.
 Step one: give every adult $33,600
 a year, no strings attached.
 There is no step two.
 Photo: Flickr/twicepix
tank-grrl:
hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

“BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?” screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. “You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!”“But where will people get the incentive to work?!” Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. “You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
“But who will serve me?” grumbled Marty McMoneybags. “Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

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