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February 19, 2013 12:37 am at 12:37 am in reply to: Israeli Army Is Not Short on Manpower�Why Draft the Bnei Torah? #931423
Gatesheader: You are disagreeing with the IDF Generals who are on the record as stating that Chareidi manpower is not needed and that, in fact, it would take a great and concerted effort to integrate Chareidim into the IDF.
DY: If you wish to discuss the halachic concerns, you have much bigger tainos on the other side of the dispute than ono’as devarim.
Did I mention that Google receives a million job applications a year? It’s estimated that only about 1 in 130 applications results in a job. By comparison, about 1 in 14 high-school students applying to Harvard gets accepted.
So you really want that job at Google, huh? Okay, if you get all these Google interview questions correct you’re their next Executive V.P.:
7. Design an evacuation plan for San Francisco.
8. What is the most beautiful equation you have ever seen? Explain.
Okay, okay, those are too open-ended for your nerves? Those we’ll be the extra-credit for you. Here are some more for you to answer:
9. Imagine a country where every family wants to have a boy. Every family keeps having children until they have a boy; then they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in this country? (Hint: Ignore multiple births, infertile couples, and couples who die before having a boy.)
10. Use a programming language to describe a chicken.
11. Look at this sequence:
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1
What’s the next line?
Okay, now the biggie, #6:
So how do you measure a talent for invention? The blender riddle encapsulates the process of inventing a new product. You begin by brainstorming. There are many possible answers, and you shouldn’t be in a hurry to settle for the first idea that seems “good enough.”
The two most popular serious answers to the blender riddle seem to be (1) lie down, below the blades and (2) stand to the side of the blades. There ought to be at least a nickel’s width of clearance between the whirring blades and the bottom or sides of the blender jar. Another common reply is (3) climb atop the blades and position your center of gravity over the axis. Hold tight.
None of the above answers scores you many points at Google. Former and current Google interviewers have said that the best answer they’ve heard is: Jump out of the jar.
The question supplies an important clue: the word “density.” “Being shrunk to the size of a nickel” is not a realistic predicament. For starters, it might mean eliminating 99.99% of the neurons in your brain. To deal with a question like this, you have to decide where to suspend disbelief.
The fact that the interviewer mentions a detail like density is a nudge. It says that things like mass and volume matter in this question and that a successful answer can use simple physics.
That is the kernel of a good answer to the question.
You got these, but here is a longer winded explanation:
2. The near-universal intuition is that the balloon leans backward as you accelerate. Well, the intuition is wrong. Your job is to deduce how the balloon does move and to explain it to the interviewer.
Untie the helium balloon and let it hit the moonroof. It becomes a spirit level. The balloon is a “bubble” of lower-density helium in higher-density air, all sealed in a container (the car).
Gravity pulls the heavy air downward, forcing the light balloon against the moonroof.
When the car accelerates, the air is pushed backward, just as your body is. This sends a lighter-than-air balloon forward. When the car brakes suddenly, the air piles up in front of the windshield. This sends the balloon backward. Centrifugal force pushes the air away from the turn and sends the balloon toward the center of the turn. Of course, the same applies when the balloon is tied to something; it’s just less free to move. The short answer to this question is that the balloon nods in the direction of any acceleration.
4. Every page number has a digit in the units column. With N pages, that’s N digits right there. All but the first 9 pages have a digit in the tens column. That’s N – 9 more digits.
All but the first 99 pages have a digit in the hundreds column (accounting for N – 99 more digits).
I could go on, but not many books have more than 999 pages. A book with 1,095 digits in its page numbers won’t, anyway.
This means that 1,095 must equal:
N + (N – 9) + (N – 99).
This can be simplified to:
1,095 = 3N – 108.
That means that 3N = 1,203, or N = 401. That’s the answer, 401 pages.
Sam, not if he has a beis din backing him.
sam2, that isn’t correct. The Aruch Hashulchan OC75:8 says that it is assur for a woman to go outside with her hair uncovered. He is only lenient on it being erva when a man must say a bracha, and even then only if the man can’t see her hair. But even that is only as it relates to him saying a bracha in her presence. It isn’t a heter by any means for her uncovered status. He actually decries the practice in very strong language there.
ICOT (or anyone else): You want to take another shot at #6, or should I let the cat out of the bag?
Rav Yaakov Shapiro shlita, of Bayswater, said if you can say with 100% ruthless honesty that you would not have bought the music if you couldn’t copy it, you can copy it.
One googol would be correct (and a cleverer answer, considering who asked the question.) There wasn’t only one correct response.
Spell it out.
It’s okay if Jothar or the mods are moida they made a big ta’os. They guy denied it and the evidence is flimsy.
blinky got #5 correct.
ICOT got #’s 2 – 4 correct.
feivel got #1 correct.
squeak seems to have coincidentally gotten #1 correct with incorrect reasoning. Perhaps feivel can explain the logic.
That leaves #6 unresolved. ICOT, really there is no hints or Q&A allowed on these interview questions. But there isn’t only a single correct answer for that. Your “a)”‘s might be plausible, but isn’t the best response that was given for that question. (You’re playing with your life.) And there was no liquid mentioned, so assume none.December 26, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm in reply to: Increase in OTD Children… are made to feel like second-class citizens, #839762
Like NP asked, lets hear the name of even one posek or godol who allows knees or elbows to be uncovered in public. Just one, please.
Job interview riddles:
Asked at Google
Asked at Microsoft
Asked at Google
4. A book has N pages, numbered the usual way, from 1 to N. The total number of digits in the page numbers is 1,095. How many pages does the book have?
Asked at Google
5. A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?
Asked at Google
6. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown into a blender. Your mass is reduced so that your density is the same as usual. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?
Asked at Google
That is assuming he really is a mechallel shabbos. An assumption that is predicated upon many fault lines.December 26, 2011 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm in reply to: Increase in OTD Children… are made to feel like second-class citizens, #839750
MenachemMelamed, please name any posek, if he so exists, that allows knees and elbows to be uncovered. It simply isn’t the case. At most there is a question of where the knee or elbow begins. But everyone says it must be covered. And it must be covered at all times including when walking and sitting. Not just when standing. Anything less is a violation of halacha, not chumra.
How well can you keep pace when learning a daf in an hour??
there was an article that 50% of modern ortho teens text on shabbos. So if they text, I guess posting is the same thing.
jothars right. The beacon thing is another major stain on yu. Something like that i s inconceivable to have occurred at a real yeshiva. You think mir or torah vdaas student publication would ever publish something so low? They would never even get something so audicious submitted to them!!
check myzmanim.com for the place you think he’s posting from to see when It was shabbos for him.
Haleivi, what is the machlokes between tanaim?
I agree that divorce is rarely necessary and widely overused. Most divorces could have been prevented, and anyone married should take care to stay that way (except in the rarest of circumstances).
sam2, u can make the same argument about a bocher who owns a handgun (with a concealed carry permit). It can be used for defense or can be used improperly. So should a girl therefore not consider the fact he travels around with a concealed handgun??
My 30 year old friend married a 20 year old girl.December 14, 2011 1:34 am at 1:34 am in reply to: Serving Alcohol To Bochurim And Sem Girls And Kids #835341
Bar mitzvah and up drink kiddish wine.
How did Yaakov marry sisters, considering that he kept the Torah?
the first time u give tochacha u must give it quitely and nicely. If the person persists in continuing to do the aveira after receiving quiet tochacha, you are supposed to publicly embarass her for being a continuous aveira-doer.
My great-grandfather was about 60 when he married my 25 year old great-grandmother.
Ashkenazim have no mesora for a brocha.
DY, Gingrich was more extensive in his comments about Pollard than quoted in the OP. He indicated several reasons he’s likely to grant clemency.
BTG, I believe you are mistaken. Gingrich has always been very pro-Israel.
she was right. Present giving come from the christmas season. Chanuka tradition is giving gelt not presents.
zahavasdad, Rav Moshe and others say that a bas mitzva ceremony is not acceptable.
just as we all thought, kfb. Thanks for that clarification.
sometimes it is a mtzvah to davka speak l”h about someone. I don’t know if it would aply in the op’s case.
sam2, what relevance is it if it was “minor” or if the breach wasn’t visible all the time? Even if the knees and above “only” showed sometimes it is a public aveira.
How do you “know for sure” that none of your friends are on it? They all keep you apprised of their mental health orders?
sam, so the tzitz eliezer’s very limited heter is inapplicable on a date. So what’s the shaichos as it relates to this discussion?
popa, the customer lied to the restuarant (falsely claiming they threw the food out) in order to get the credit.
the OP said the person falsely claimed to the restaurant that it was inedible – that they are throwing the food out, in order to entice the restaurant to give them credit, when in fact that was a lie and they did not throw the food out as they claimed.
so It was ganeiva.
sam, under what specific circumstances does the tzitz eliezer provide a heter to be meikel, and not follow s”a on this situation?
sam4, yes, please quote any source arguing on s”a, and cite its location. Thx
sam4, sa says you cannot walk behind a woman. no one argues on sa, right?
we opposed the haskala very strongly too.
ski, what’s the dif betw. Being mechallel shabbos bmeized, mechallel treif bfarhesia, or being mechallel tznius befarhesia? Any one who does any of them should be reproached.
Can a wife ask her Kohen husband to take out the garbage, according to the halacha that you can’t ask a Kohen to do a degrading task? (I can hear the jokes already, but I want to know seriously if al pi halacha a wife is different than someone else asking him.)
Does the Shulchan Aruch prohibit a family that has boys and girls children from having ANY guests? Or is it only applicable if the guests are unmarried? Or are married guests prohibited too? And does it matter how old the hosts children are? If so, what ages?