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What do you think about when you are alone in your car?35 Answers
I evaluate design work I have done for clients to see if its ideal or needs to be perfected.
I try not to be distracted and pay attention to the road.
I hope I will never have to work at HR and have to create smart unexpected questions.
The fact that because no one will hire me I'm so in debt that the only way out for my family would be for me to drive off that overpass so they can cash in on the life insurance since apparently I'm worth more dead than alive.
Why the hell is the dipwad in front of me driving 10 miles below the speed limit and not using his turn signal?
I don't think about anything - just driving, because I want to come by my car, not by ambulance.
My family, the music or programs on the radio, and story ideas.
How crazy life would be if I didn't have a driver's license.
Where are the cops?
Get the job, get the job, get the job
"I hope nobody catches me."
I don't have a car.
Which exit do I need to take to get away from Sallie Mae forever?
Must thought "would have been better if some one accompanied in car"
I just try to concentrate on road while driving.
Life is wonderful.live it once by safe driving.The power is in present moment.
I wonder what it's like to be a bird
I wonder how long it will be before that body in my trunk starts smelling.
Sex. Do you want me to go into more detail on that?
There's no backseat driver, I am free.
about my destiny
wheres my chauffeur? He ought to be here now..
how i am different frm other and what should i do to make it
About the escape plan if someone attacked me when the doors are closed. :P
I would be thinking about Flo, from Progressive Insurance, and how many ways to get rid of her fat behind. Drop her off at an all you can eat buffet, and call it a night? Make her one of Revlon's makeup models, and watch their stock drop? Her hitting on the plumber, under the cabinet, and wonder who has the bigger plumbers crack? Take her water skiing, and watch her start a Tsunami? Maybe watch her dance to a song like, "I like big butts and I cannot not lie......." by Sir Mix-A-Lot? Gotta Go..............Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep (Flo doing Michael Jackson's moon walk)?
it depends at present wtz in my mind... and i cant sit more time freely in car. or hearing by the music i wil be in an enjoyable mood it depends...
Its depending upon the mood at that moment........
I spend my time driving to plan my day or recap my day depending on the time. I also rehearse conversations I anticipate may be difficult and try to anticipate responses. On really long drives, I'll listen to books on Audible or practice my Portuguese with language tapes. But if the weather's good, and I'm in the right mood, I'll just open the sunroof and blast Hendrix or he Clash and sing along.
Ouch! That BUG will never have the GUTS to do that again!
How would be my next map in Portal 2.
I'd be thinking... what next........ what do I need to do next!
How do you make a tuna sandwhich?21 Answers
Was very detailed and explained end to end...
as same as my mum do
I make it very well.
Which time I innovate every sandwich to make them unique.
I call "Jimmy John's"; they deliver fast.
I wouldn't because I hate tuna.
I don't. Gross and we have been raping the oceans depleting them of fish, causing seabird and other die off. No one needs tuna that badly. Eat a vegetable or a farmed animal that is not on any other species' food chain.
Two ways: From a can, solid white albacore tuna, Helman's mayo, sweet and dill pickle, onion, mixed and spread on what ever bread is on hand. Fresh mahi-mahi, marinated in teriaki, lightly grilled and served on toasted sourdough bread with paper-thin sliced sweet onion.
I try to avoid mercury-laden foods as I don't particularly care for brain-damage all that much...I would make a chicken salad sandwich instead.
I would rig up a special fish tank. There would be 2 holding areas on the outside of one side of the tank with a small gap between the 2 areas. A 3rd area would be positioned close to the 2 holding areas, but indented into the tank. On the opposite side from the indented 3rd area to the other side of the 2 holding areas would be a button. That button would be connected to a mechanism to release food into the tank and return the 3rd holding area to its indented position. I would then catch a young tuna and train it to ram the indented section until it hit the button on the other side in order to receive food. The amount of food released each time would determine approximately how many times in the day the sandwich action would be completed. That is how I would make a tuna sandwich.
Tuna = no carbs and keeps me thin and beautiful - BUT always that "but" after reading Anonymous reply -- I felt quilty/selfish -- How about Romaine lettuce w/cherry tomatos a touch of vinagrette and a glass of red wine Cheers!
With tuna and bread
I wouldn't do a tuna sandwich. Eating tuna is not good for health. Tuna flesh is loaded with heavy metals that attack the heart muscle. The FDA says: “Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of methylmercury. However, larger fish that have lived longer have the highest levels of methylmercury because they’ve had more time to accumulate it.” & Dolphins ar "accidentally" trapped in tuna nets or they are killed by tuna anglers.
I'd follow whatever formal procedures Astron Consulting had in place for this task.
It all depends on the person who is going to eat it. Lots of people are allergic to eggs, dairy, wheat, etc. Until I know who it is for, what they want, and how they want it made, I would just ask for more instructions on this matter.
In 3 easy steps I can make a Tuna Sandwich. First google it, second take a print out of instructions and third just follow it...
Open the sandwhich, put the tuna in, close the sandwhich. Why does that fail? The pinguin from the earlier question has eaten the tuna. Alternative: Follow the pinguin back to the zoo and get an elephant. Then make an elephant sandwhich: Open the sandwhich, put the elephant in, close the sandwhich.
You can tuna piano, but you can't tuna fish
It's not something I'd make for myself, so I'd consider the intended recipient and make it to his/her desired specs, taking the recipient's budget into account, of course. I might recommend improvements or up sells if appropriate.
Butter the bread, add tuna, mayo lettuce and salt and pepper
Simple ingredients: hard oil egg, can of tuna, I small onion, mayonnaise, salt and pepper..
Let's say you have 10 bags of nails, and each nail weights 10g. You also have a scale upon which you can weigh a combination of the bags or nails from the bags once. You know that one of the bags is off by a certain amount of grams, but you don't know which bag or by how much. How do you find out, with one weighing, which bag it is?10 Answers
Number the bags 1 through 10. Take 1 nail from bag 1, 2 nails from bag 2, and so on. Take those 55 nails, which should weight 550g, and place them on the scale. If the weight differs from 550g by a certain amount, then that tells you which bag it is and how much it's off by.
If each "nail weights 10g" as posed in the problem the ONLY weight you will get is 550g. My Idea is the instructions state "can weigh a combination of the bags or nails from the bags once." Place bag on scale result should = 100g, add bag 2 = 200g ect. when you add a bag and the result = less than the 100g, result = bag number and weight and difference. As you have continually adding weight is counts 1 time.
Who cares? If you run out of nails go get some more.
You guys are doing this wrong. This is a twist on a very old problem, that actually has to do with twelve balls and can use the scale only three times. The trick is to divide the bags into smaller groups of 3, and see in which direction the bags move. It's easier if you draw it out. It is from "games for the super intelligent" by James Fixx.
If I can only weight them once... then I'd put all the bags on, one weigh in and take the bags off one by one. The weight should go down by 10g each time until you get to the bag which is off. Technically it's one weigh in at the beginning and the rest are clearing the scale.
Take all the nails out of the bags weigh them divide by 10. The number wont come out even, bag up your nine even piles, then the last bag you have is the one that is "short".
This is a stupid question to use in an interview. Presumably by the time people get to this level, they've already taken the SAT and GRE, the latter of which includes a logic section. Test people on things that are going to matter for the company's bottom line, not a logic problem.
I agree with kgar 79. The problem states that you can weigh the nails individually, which means you can take them out of the bag. Once you do, you'll be able to see which bag has more or less nails than the others. Since the nails all weigh the same, any variation in weight, will be determined by whole nails.
Simple, and it can be done without weighing anything. Count the number of nails in a bag and multiply the number by 10g.
kgar79 got it right. Just dump out all the nails, put the same number of nails in nine of the bags,their weight is now 10g x the number of nails per bag, then put the rest of the nails in bag #10. Then weigh it and now you know which and by how much it is off. You don't actually even need the scale.
You have a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket as your only tools and you need exactly 4 gallons how would you go about getting the 4 gallons?6 Answers
1. Fill 3 gallon bottle 2. Pour IT into the 5-gallon bottle 3. Fill 3 gallon again, and pour IT into 5 gallon (leaves 1 gallon in 3 gallon bottle) 4. Empty 5 gallon 5. Pour the 1 gallon into the 5-gallon 6. Fill 3 gallon 7. Pour IT into the 5 gallon
1. Fill 5 gallon bucket completely. 2. Place 3 gallon bucket into full 5gallon bucket to displace water, leaving 2 gallons. 3. Pour 2 gallons into 3 gallon bucket. Repeat 1 more time.
fill each bucket exactly halfway.
additionally, twist the question into a simple solution. 'if the 5 gallon bucket has fill lines, simply fill it to the 4 gallon mark'.
The interviewer specifies that there are no fill lines, and the measurement has to be exact (i.e. no guessing the halfway point of each bucket.
Fill 5 gallon, pour it into 3 gallon. Dump the 3 gallon. pour the 2 gallon remaining in the 5 gallon bucket into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket, fill up the rest of the the 3 gallon bucket. You have 4 gallon in the 5 gallon bucket
Can you meet the hiring manager in 3 hours?6 Answers
Wow, they really sound very disorganized & disrespectful. I reckon you would have hated working for them, doesn't sound like they could be good with their clients!
Yes, I found the leadership at BI to be quite unorganized, there always seems to be firedrills with unhappy clients, count your blessings you didn't take a job with them.
This is a great information to have about this company. Thanks for posting this.
The senior leadership at BI have a track record of publically humiliating employees on our morning calls it's comes with the territory of a CEO company owner who throws his weight around. You just have to ignore it as best you can.
I think the issue is that director positions are a dime a dozen here and people don't last long, I am on my 3rd office partner in as many years & Steve is likely going to leave! Management therefore really doesn't invest too much time or effort in the candidate evaluation & hiring process.
Typical Courtney stirring the pot, reckon she's had more office partners that projects.
If you have two jars, one with 1000 blue marbles and the other with 1000 red marbles, and you reach into the blue jar and move 20 marbles to the red jar, then grab 20 marbles from the red jar and move them into the blue jar, and you repeat this process one more time, which jar has fewer of the other color?5 Answers
It doesn't matter how many times you repeat the process, both jars will have an equal ratio of majority color to minority color, since you start with 1000 marbles in each jar and end with 1000 marbles in each jar.
Not necessarily true, if you move 20 blue marbles into the red jar and then grab 20 marbles from that same red jar there's a chance that you're grabbing blue marbles as well as red ones.
The first poster is right, even if you grab some of the other color marbles and put them back, you end up with the same ratio in both jars. There are a total of 1k blue and 1k red marbles. If each jar has only 1k marbles, the ratio in one jar will be the inverse of the other.
Guys, the answer is the blue jar. The second round is irrelevant to answer. The reason of being blue is as follows. At the end of the first picking you have 980 blue balls in blue jar and 1000 red and 20 blue balls in the red jar. It is highly probable that you will pick less than 20 blue balls when you transferring 20 balls to the blue jar. The second round is in similar fashion.
@economister, look at it this way. You start with 1000 marbles in each jar and you end with 1000 marbles in each jar. There are also 1000 blue marbles total and 1000 red marbles total. It doesn't matter how many "rounds" you go through. Let's say that at the end, we look at the jar that was originally all blue. If it has X blue marbles in it, then it must have 1000-X red marbles. The other jar must then have 1000-(1000-X) red marbles, which means there are X red marbles in that jar. Additionally, the other jar will have 1000 - X blue marbles in it. So the ratio of blue to red in one jar is the inverse of the other. If you still don't believe it, go buy 2000 marbles and try it yourself.
You have one 4-min hourglass, and one 7-min hourglass. How can you time 9 minutes exactly?8 Answers
Start both timers, when the four minute timer is done, there will be 3 minutes of sand left in the top of the seven minute timer. Restart the four minute timer, while letting the remaining (3 minutes) of sand to drop from the 7 minute timer. (this is your 1st 3 minutes of your nine minute measurement) When the 7 minute timer is done the 4 minute timer will now have 3 minutes of sand in the bottom. Flip the 4 minute timer (when this runs it will be your second 3 minutes of time). At the same time flip the 7 minute timer. When the 3 minutes of sand run on the 4 minute timer, restart the 7 minute timer by this time 3 minutes worth of sand will have gone to the bottom of the timer, resetting it will give you the last 3 minutes of sand for you last 3 minutes of time measuring the 9 nine minutes.
Start both timers at the same time. When the 4 minute runs out, turn it over to start again.. When the 7 minute runs out, turn it over. When the second 4 minute timer runs out, there will be 1 minute of sand in the 7 minute timer. Turn it over and you will have your 9 minutes
Why so complicated? Why not letting the 7minutes glass run on its own, when it is finished flip the 4 minutes timer until half of the sand has gone through..which are the remaining 2 minutes.
v, are your stupid. you cannot assume that you know exactly what half the sand is. Everything has to be accurate.
let 4min hour glass =1st glass and 7 min hour glass =2nd glass step 1> start with both glass 4 min completes 1st glass is empty and 2nd glass having 3 mins left. Here we get (4min) step2> revert first glass and continue the the second glass which have 3 mins. so 1 min left in 1st glass and second glass is empty.Here we get (3min) step 3> This time revert the second glass and continue with 1min left in first glass.First glass is empty and second glass have 6 min left.Here we get (1min) step 4> Now revert the second glass which have now left 7-6=1.Here you get (1 min) step1+step2+step3+step4=4+3+1+1=9 mins cheeerss !!!!!!!!!
Make sure that when one clock finishes revert them start both the clock when 7 min clock finishes 4min clock has 2min left revert the 4min clock and run 7min clock you get 2+7 9min clock
What is the exact angle formed by the hands on a clock when the time reads 9:30?10 Answers
Common response, but it's incorrect. What about the hour hand? It's not pointing directly at the 9 anymore...
60 degrees, or 300 degrees whichever way you want to look at it.
|0.5(60H-11M)| = 105 degrees
1/4 of 180 which is 45 ta-daaah
oops, I mean 1/4 of 360 :) 90
105 degrees: if the hour hand is right at 9, and the minute had was right at 30 then it would be 90 degrees. but since we're 30 minutes into the hr, the hour hand will be (theoretically) half waybetween 9 and 10pm. so you need to calculate that additional variation. If have the arms 3 hrs apart makes a perfect 90 degrees, then each hr would equal 30 degrees -> thus a half hr would result in a 15 degrees. 90+15= 105 degrees
How to prove your honesty?4 Answers
You are honest in all you do.
you don't have to prove your honesty. It should be a noticeable feature not something that can be proved
I've had the online and phone interview, and they asked me the same thing. I'm now scheduled for the in-person interview for .Net development tomorrow. They asked me this question, and my answers built upon themselves. Initially they asked something about how true my word is, and I said that my word is everything. When they asked me "How do you prove your honesty", I referred back to my what I said previously about my word, saying that I prove my honesty by being true to my word, and making sure that I do what I say I'm going to do.
Is the Salesforce.com/Force.com platform a "relational database"?5 Answers
It's up for your interpretation...
Yes it is, the platform is built on top of an oracle relational database.
@Gary just because the Force.com platform is built ON TOP of a relational database doesn't mean that it technically is one. It may have some similar constructs to a relational database, but it has some unique characteristics that make it markedly different, and also lacks some distinctive characterstics of a relational database. If I was interviewing you and you told me that the Force.com platform is a relational database because it was built on an Oracle DB I would give you +.01 points for knowing some relatively useless trivia about the underlying architecture and -10 points for not understanding the unique characteristics and limitations of the platform.
I think it falls under the object-relational umbrella. Sure it does relationships, but it does more than that, and with the abstraction of the API you never really get at the full relational structure of the underlying oracle DB.
Answer number four is good I accidentally marked it as a negative