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Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2008-10-01 13:00 • by Random832
220441 in reply to 219250
Duke of New York:
Franz_Kafka:
So she's a woman and it's automatically sex discrimination? He took a long lunch and blew off an appointment because he's a self centered schmuck and mostly looked down on here for going to brown. The personality fit is a valid test, but in this case, the personality he wanted was 'sycophant'.

What "personality fit"? The interviewer was talking about some "personal level problem" that he had somehow discovered before even doing the interview.


The rest of us assumed the 'personal level problem' was acting "clearly annoyed" when the interviewer finally showed up.

If someone really did come in with an actual unexplained attitude problem (not the case here since it was clearly justified), you're supposed to go through the entire interview and make up some bullshit reason?

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2008-10-01 13:10 • by Random832
220450 in reply to 219276
Asiago Chow:
Shrug. You really should do some reading. Knowledge is always good. I can't force you of course but it will help you to understand what people are saying.

Filesystem has two meanings.

Your job as a reader is to figure out which of those two meanings the writer intended.

You failed.


Except that someone else used the term _first_, with the "one volume/partition/drive" meaning, and savar _changed_ it (in a way that was _just_ ambiguous enough, given the meaning previously in use, that he could have been talking about software RAID or LVM) in the middle of the discussion

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2008-10-01 13:50 • by Duke of New York (unregistered)
220470 in reply to 220441
Random832:
If someone really did come in with an actual unexplained attitude problem (not the case here since it was clearly justified), you're supposed to go through the entire interview and make up some bullshit reason?

You're supposed to go through the interview and make a no-hire recommendation for specific reasons related to the job. If you don't, you risk a lawsuit.

This is not some big secret. Ask any HR person.

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2008-10-07 04:10 • by Dave (unregistered)
The "Watcher" problem is a really terrible interview question, what you're asking candidates is "I have a magic silver bullet solution that I want you to guess and I'll shoot down any approach that doesn't match my silver bullet". I'd hire the candidate simply for the ingenuity he showed in approaching the problem.

Re: Need some help with downloading

2009-08-11 14:44 • by Valeria Williams (unregistered)
281930 in reply to 219335
Every time that I download my computer does not responed. What do I need to do? I don't believe that every time my system comes up theres always a proplem. Please help me, cause trying to do appliciations on line is a pain when the system keeps going down. Advise me on what you can. Thank You!!!!!

Re: Need some help with downloading

2009-08-11 14:44 • by Valeria Williams (unregistered)
281931 in reply to 219335
Every time that I download my computer does not responed. What do I need to do? I don't believe that every time my system comes up theres always a proplem. Please help me, cause trying to do appliciations on line is a pain when the system keeps going down. Advise me on what you can. Thank You!!!!!

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2009-08-18 13:53 • by Alex (unregistered)
282534 in reply to 219188
[quote user="savar"][quote user="imMute"]
All it would take is one "clever" sysadmin to put the temp directory on a separate partition and all of a sudden you've reintroduced the same race condition you had before -- except this time you're not even aware of it.[/quote]

I'm a sysadmin and I'm deeply offended by your lack of vision.
Putting /tmp on a different partition allows you to mount it with useful flags, such as noexec, which is a good security practice.

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2009-10-08 11:29 • by Grammar Nazi (unregistered)
287383 in reply to 219118
AMerrickanGirl:
But he could have cared less, so he wasn't getting any commission off my back.


No, he "couldn't have cared less". If he could have cared less, then he cared. What you mean is that he didn't care. Also you shouldn't start a sentence with a conjunction.

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Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2011-11-12 18:51 • by Yboy403 (unregistered)
I loled at the first one…I'm a 17-year-old kid with no real programming experience other than the most basic dhtml and c++/Java experience, and I guessed the answer in thirty seconds.

Re: That metaphor- I don't think it means what you think it means

2013-08-02 14:18 • by Sean (unregistered)
414218 in reply to 219095
Someone You Know:
Gorfblot:
A diamond in the rough is something that looks to be of little value, but is actually worth quite a lot once some polishing has been done. IE, You talked with one of the Tier 1 helpdesk people and realized they had some talent and were quick to learn. You get them some further training, move them to a junior development position, and in a short time they become a major contributor to success- That's a diamond in the rough.


I don't think "IE" means what you think it means.


I concur, what you are looking for is "EG"

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2013-09-27 07:38 • by John tan (unregistered)
I Guess That Would Work, Too
from Jeremy H.

i think this Jeremy H. doesnt have what it takes to be in IT field.

the best answer is CRC32 hash. its two in one function, confirming it has downloaded completely nicely, and fully validate and verify the file totally identical 100%.

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2013-09-27 07:43 • by John tan (unregistered)
I Guess That Would Work, Too
from Jeremy H.

and one more important flaw in this stupid interview question. Who in the sane mind transferring several-gigabyte files remotely through internet. at least please consider file compression first....

that software engineer is a raw gem, he is a great programmer, but not highly EQ. with a great smart manager leadership, he can be turned into a very important valuable company asset.


shame, how a raw gem, be treated like dirt by interviewers.

Re: A Problem at the Personal Level & More

2014-09-09 07:45 • by Don't be a cockface (unregistered)
438539 in reply to 219098
wds:
imMute:
File copies would still be a problem, but file moves (also known as renames) are extremely quick as long as the src/dst are on the same volume: the FS only moves the inode data. Hell, even windows handles this as well as *nix.

All this assuming they're on the same partition right? So if they're not, you're in serious trouble. Considering how /tmp is the usual place to drop stuff in, and /tmp is often on another partition I don't see how this is an acceptable solution. Not to mention the problem with having allocated space in /var/program/blah but not in /tmp and thus running out of room to drop your multigig executables.

See I'd just have used a lockfile.


Several years later I still can't help myself - DON'T BE SO FUCKING DELIBERATELY OBTUSE YOU KNOBHEAD
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