Most absurd question's when applying for a job

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  • markulousmarkulous Member Posts: 2,394 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Won't quite work because the two sticks making the X would need to be sqrt(2) longer than the 4 side sticks. I'm pretty sure they assume all the match sticks to be the same length (although not sure). And then, even if they were longer, as you said, you'd have isosceles triangles instead of equilateral.

    But there is a way to do. I'll post the solution if you like.

    Wouldn't you just snap them all in half? That'd give you 12 equal pieces and the exact amount needed for 4 triangles
  • bluejellorabbitbluejellorabbit Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    markulous wrote: »
    Wouldn't you just snap them all in half? That'd give you 12 equal pieces and the exact amount needed for 4 triangles

    Yeah, that would work, as long as you're allowed to break the sticks. Not sure if you are (this interview was quite a while back for me so I don't remember exactly the parameters). But there's also a way to do it without breaking the sticks.
  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb Member Posts: 3,298 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Yeah, that would work, as long as you're allowed to break the sticks. Not sure if you are (this interview was quite a while back for me so I don't remember exactly the parameters). But there's also a way to do it without breaking the sticks.

    There is at least 3 ways to do it I've seen. 2 with overlapping and 1 with going 3D. There are probably more...
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Interview question: "What makes you cry"

    Answer in my head: "This boring drawn out interview.
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • bluejellorabbitbluejellorabbit Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    3D

    This is the big hint
  • UncleBUncleB Member Posts: 417
    "what song sums up your work ethic? You will not get the role if you don't sing it"

    I got the job but the company was even weirder to work for than it seemed.

    Good experience of how to work with sociopaths mind you LOL.
  • bluejellorabbitbluejellorabbit Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    UncleB wrote: »
    "what song sums up your work ethic? You will not get the role if you don't sing it"

    This is the song that doesn't end,
    It goes on and on my friend,
    Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
    And they'll continue singing it forever just because...
    (repeat x∞)
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is the song that doesn't end,
    It goes on and on my friend,
    Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
    And they'll continue singing it forever just because...
    (repeat x∞)

    That song reminds me of my childhood.... I miss Lamb Chops Play a long. icon_cheers.gif
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • fmitawapsfmitawaps Banned Posts: 261
    This is the song that doesn't end,
    It goes on and on my friend,
    Some people started singing it not knowing what it was
    And they'll continue singing it forever just because...
    (repeat x∞)

    My sister used to sing that with her friends.

    Any time a job description contains the words "fast paced environment", I know it is not a job for me. I spent 4 years in Desktop Support, and fast paced was never a part of our work ethic.
  • PristonPriston Member Posts: 999 ■■■■□□□□□□
    TomkoTech wrote: »
    Write an original 40-60 word poem about your current or most recent job into the text field below.
    Another ticket for a network unreachable
    Words for this engineer are unspeakable
    Third time this week I want to shout
    When will they learn to add a default route

    edit:
    Please do the needful you say?
    I'll put this on hold till another day
    A.A.S. in Networking Technologies
    A+, Network+, CCNA
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Priston wrote: »
    Another ticket for a network unreachable
    Words for this engineer are unspeakable
    Third time this week I want to shout
    When will they learn to add a default route

    Tech support is my game
    Helping people is part of the game
    Weekend is almost here
    Memorial day traffic is to fear....
    But I will be home having some beer icon_cool.gif
    In the darkest hour, there is always a way out - Eve ME3 :cool:
    “The measure of an individual can be difficult to discern by actions alone.” – Thane Krios
  • bluejellorabbitbluejellorabbit Member Posts: 43 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Two routes diverged in a table,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one packet, soon as I was able
    Contemplated which was more stable
    Or where administrative distance had least growth;

    I shall be telling this through a switch
    Out some port, milliseconds hence:
    Two routes diverged in a table, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    Because load balance makes all the difference.
  • fmitawapsfmitawaps Banned Posts: 261
    Two routes diverged in a table,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one packet, soon as I was able
    Contemplated which was more stable
    Or where administrative distance had least growth;

    I shall be telling this through a switch
    Out some port, milliseconds hence:
    Two routes diverged in a table, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    Because load balance makes all the difference.


    Best and most creative. Win.
  • kellyjd83kellyjd83 Net+, A+ (was bored), Win 7, Win Server 2012 Member Posts: 19 ■■■□□□□□□□
    If you could choose how to be tortured, what would you go for? (A: psychological)

    If UFO's came to earth, and offered you immortality in return for 5 years in conflict would you go and why? (A: Yes, and Immortality speaks for it's self)
  • DPGDPG Member Posts: 780 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I guess employers have to ask these really dumb question to weed out those who are dumping interviews.
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