Tags: | Posted by Admin on 10/19/2008 10:28 AM | Comments (6)
So the economy is really bad and your job might be on the line, Google is always looking for new talent. Here are 2 questions that they asked a friend of mine. What would you answer?

1. You have been shrunk down to the size of a nickel and tossed into a blender. You are told that the blender blades will start in 60 seconds.What would you do to save your life?

2. Design and describe a system/application that will most efficiently produce a report of the top 1 million Google search requests.These are the particulars.

* You are given 12 servers to work with. They are all dual-processor machines with 4Gb of RAM, 4x400GB hard drives and networked together.(Basically, nothing more than high-end PC’s)

* The log data has already been cleaned for you. It consists of 100 Billion log lines, broken down into 12 320 GB files of 40-byte search terms per line.

* You can use only custom written applications or available free open-source software.

So what do you think, could you answer these questions?

And don’t forget, if you have any tech questions then don’t hesitate to ask in our forums

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Ellery on 10/18/2008 10:40 PM possiblities..for question 1
a) I they can shrink me down to the size of nickel then I will run some vb code inside the blender.

Blender.Timer.Stop()

b) Why should I worry?? Blender blades can do nothing if I am a piece of metal, Chances are there I damage the blades and the Jar.
Question 2
a) I don't want a job in google.
Egil on 10/19/2008 12:58 AM question 1, start running around the inside of the blender. using centrifugal force, i would slowly work my way up and out of the top.

i have seen videos of people trying to hold onto playground marry-go-rounds as a truck/ATV pulls a rope to get the thing spinning....there is a reason they are some of the funniest things around.
Egerton on 10/19/2008 3:16 AM relevancy is a virtue.
Driscoll on 10/19/2008 5:34 AM Why would I save my life? I'm just a speckle on the face of this earth.

On the other hand if the boss of google was with me I would save his life.
Doyle on 10/19/2008 7:52 AM Question 1:
I would pull out my hair, take off my clothes and would try to jam the motor with that
Adriana on 10/19/2008 10:10 AM Number 1 is pretty easy

Go to the center of the axle to which the blades are attached and hold on really tight. Centrifugal force is zero in the center of rotation

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