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Symantec Technical Support Interview Question

I interviewed in Springfield, OR and was asked:
"1. What is the wow64 folder? 2. What is a kernel? 3. Why is a manhole cover round?"
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3. Because a round shape supports the most weight. You should know the other two answers if you want this job.
- Interview Candidate on Jul 25, 2012
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Answer to Q3:
The shape of the cover is round because the cover (circular disk) wouldn't accidentally fall inside the manhole. Instead, if the shape is square, then the cover would easily go in the manhole if tried to insert diagonally and vertically (diagonal of square > side). For a circle, any direction is the same length as the diameter.
- Hari on Sep 23, 2012

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