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Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd. 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 182 //Me suspecting that the candi 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean? 2 Why are ve f 14 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this tore //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 100; rtil) 193 194 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers 27 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history? //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it 29 30 the odd numbers between 0 and 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of coreot'hinunitt? completely the odd numbers between 0-100 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then? 213 214 //Me: And why is that2 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too you like //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more /Me: Nice. What have //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge! /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen 0-100 you used your skills for? 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript? more than this." 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This 226 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born. /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the was the same //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you? 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer? 4+i 237 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview 67 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know? 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13 246 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared? 247 249 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. Qk, so your resume lists about 5 different programming languages.Are you good in all of them /candidate: I am good in Javaacript and PHP, and ak in Java 81 //Out of curiosity, I asked: "Why is the answer a double?" 82 //Candidate "Because it needs to store the value taken from _two variables. so which is your f 252 //Candidate: Definitely avascript! I did a lot of work in Javascript! 253 /Me: That is good. Can I ask you a question or two in Tavascript 6 //Make a standard deck of cards. Shuftle the deck, and draw two cards at random. Display the two cards Are you 256 //candidate: Yes, yes. I am on the line! ask you a questi can try my best to ansver gentle gloves, ve are not trying to break the candidate Qk. so you know what odd are, right? for (let count Yes Yes,I know odd number 261 /Me: ok. so ny question is this. Using your favourite language, Javascript, can you find all the odd numbers 8 //This was slowly and painstak used for the second part which only had two cards, while no loop was used for the cards... but I decided against the odd numbers ok. Why don't you t then read fter you are //Candidate 'excited and breathless: YES! Yes,yes! scribbling/scratching for about two minutes, then some furious scribbling for a minute, then the fast breathing, but no seribbling sounds 1 1/9uestion: Find all the odd numbers betuween 03 05 assuming x and lieve the candidate put the phone down, and started writing. I could hear some gentl y, someone crossing out many lines on a paper. Then came a minute /Candidate "voice completely broken //Me "making a fatal error of judgement by asking: Is everything ak the odd numbers...uhh think..L the odd... the odd nunbers alm, polite email, much later that this time I regret that I must decline the perplexing, let me Candidate takes the last once to make not, then you add you add odd, then you add 2 Disregarding the sundry minor errors in the code, the logic behind functional, but ribly inefficient two cards at random. Display the two cards 27 var arr-i,2,3, 4,5, 6,7,,9,10,.0K' ar arrl ar two- 36 t (pos arr pos 50 51 52 ition] push (arrti for (wamath finalArr var indexeeArr.indexof (nevArrti] val 72 //Behold this masterpiece! Read it slow and savour every 1ine, for beauties like this come once fetine SWE interview in Saudi Arabia
Bad, Definitely, and Google: //sample ansvers from various interviews
 178//Question: Write code to find out if a nunber is odd.
 179 //Candidate: Qk give me a minute sounds of typing
 180 /Candidate: My ansver is voice changes noticeably from speaking-voice to reading-voice
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 182 //Me suspecting that the candi
 183 I/Candidate: It means that ve find the percentage of i in 2
 googled it*: ok, and can you explain to me what does that line mean?
 2 Why are ve f
 14
 //I walked the candidate through this code carefully
 single"in the last two lines. This is a candidate who had 8 years total experience
 twice. There are no typos, not the " 1", and not the
 186 //Me "with a nice voice but nalicious intent* : I understand that it is complicated. Have you ever used this
 tore
 //Candidate "with obvious reliet: No,never! This is my first tine using it
 18 /Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 100;
 rtil)
 193
 194
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers between 0-100
 //Candidate: I am sorry, I have forgotten the exact formala for finding odd numbers
 23 //candidate said that finding only the odd numbers was too difficult, and this nethod will find ALL numbers, so
 196 /Candidate: I understand, but I cannot recall the formala, so I cannot find these numbers
 27
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100
 200 /Question: Can you tell me about your professional history?
 //candidate: I try my absolute best to make ธure that my code does not have too many errors before I take it
 29
 30
 the odd numbers between 0 and
 205 /Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of
 coreot'hinunitt?
 completely
 the odd numbers between 0-100
 211 I/Me: And if I fixed the syntax errors, will it work then?
 213
 214
 //Me: And why is that2
 //Candidate: It has logic errors, too
 you like
 //Candidate: I have been programming for 10 years. 5 years as a hobby, and 5 professionally. know PHP, Ruby
 JS (including both node, angular), MongoDB, Myso, PostgresoL, and more
 /Me: Nice. What have
 //candidate: In the 5 years where I worked professionally, I have worked in 4 companies as a webdex. I have
 multiples sites up, all done from scratch. Some I developed solo, and sone as part of a team. I do both
 front-end and back-end development. I am ready to tackle any challenge!
 /Me: ok. using your language of choice, can you find all the odd numbers between 0-1002
 7 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betwveen
 0-100
 you used your skills for?
 50 I/I asked the candidate what this code was supposed to do, and the candidate replied: "I do not want to ansver
 1 //So I tried again. Same candidate, next question: Find the sun of all integers betveen 0-100
 3 //Me:"Ok and if I wanted this done in Javascript?
 more than this."
 222 //Candidate: tries for about 3 minutes
 223 I/Candidate: I cannot do this. My skill in mathematics is not high enough
 6 I/This was the most experienced candidate, with 19 years of professional experience. Nineteen, no typo. This
 226
 candidate was programming professionally before many of you were born.
 /This situation happened with two different candidates. Their responses were worded differently, but the
 was the same
 //Me: Ok, I want to ask you a couple of programming questions. Do you have a paper and pen or pencil with you?
 0 //Question: Assuming you have two integers, x and y, with y bigger than x. Sum all the numbers from x to y
 230 //Me: ok.Using your preferred programming language, find all the odd nunbers between 0 and 1002
 Example: If x is 1, and y is 5, then sum 1+2+3+4+5
 232 /Me: Yes. Write your code down, and when you are done, read it to me, and then ve can go through it
 233 //Candidate: But that is impossible! How can I write code without using a computer?
 4+i
 237
 //Question: Find all the odd numbers betveen 0-100. Note that this was a phone interview
 67
 //What is happening here? Your guess is as good as mine. Candidate had no idea what this code was supposed to do
 239 IMe: I am trying to test your programming skills, not your Google-search skills
 240 //Candidate: Baha, right! But İf 1 use Google, how will you know?
 241 /Me: I wil1 ask you similar questions in the face-to-face interview
 1 //Question: Count down from 700 to 200 in decrements of 13
 246
 //One of the worst interviews that I had, that made me feel genuinely bad, was this one.I tried to capture the
 mood of how it went, as I did not get to see any code Some of the actions I describe are what I assume
 happened on the other end of the phone, based on the sounds that I heard
 //Me: Greetings! Thanks for letting me interview you. Are you ready and prepared?
 247
 249
 //Me: Alright! Let us start. *İntroductions and a bit of relaxing amantalk, candidate is very cool. Qk, so
 your resume lists about 5 different programming languages.Are you good in all of them
 /candidate: I am good in Javaacript and PHP, and ak in Java
 81 //Out of curiosity, I asked: "Why is the answer a double?"
 82 //Candidate "Because it needs to store the value taken from _two variables.
 so which is your f
 252 //Candidate: Definitely avascript! I did a lot of work in Javascript!
 253 /Me: That is good. Can I ask you a question or two in Tavascript
 6 //Make a standard deck of cards. Shuftle the deck, and draw two cards at random. Display the two cards
 Are you
 256 //candidate: Yes, yes. I am on the line!
 ask you a questi
 can try my best to ansver
 gentle gloves, ve are not trying to break the candidate
 Qk. so you know what odd
 are, right?
 for (let count
 Yes Yes,I know odd number
 261 /Me: ok. so ny question is this. Using your favourite language, Javascript, can you find all the odd numbers
 8 //This was slowly and painstak
 used for the second part which only had two cards, while no loop was used for the
 cards... but I decided against
 the odd numbers
 ok. Why don't you t
 then read
 fter
 you are
 //Candidate 'excited and breathless: YES! Yes,yes!
 scribbling/scratching for about two minutes, then some furious scribbling for a minute, then the
 fast breathing, but no seribbling sounds
 1 1/9uestion: Find all the odd numbers betuween
 03
 05
 assuming
 x
 and
 lieve the candidate put the phone down, and started writing. I could hear some gentl
 y,
 someone crossing out
 many lines
 on a paper. Then came a minute
 /Candidate "voice completely broken
 //Me "making a fatal error of judgement by asking: Is everything ak
 the odd numbers...uhh
 think..L
 the odd... the odd nunbers
 alm, polite email, much later that
 this time I regret that I must decline the
 perplexing, let me
 Candidate takes the last
 once to make
 not, then you add
 you add
 odd, then you add 2
 Disregarding the sundry minor errors in the code, the logic behind
 functional, but
 ribly inefficient
 two cards at random. Display the two cards
 27 var arr-i,2,3, 4,5, 6,7,,9,10,.0K'
 ar arrl
 ar two-
 36
 t (pos
 arr pos
 50
 51
 52
 ition] push (arrti
 for (wamath
 finalArr
 var indexeeArr.indexof (nevArrti] val
 72 //Behold this masterpiece! Read it slow and savour every 1ine, for beauties like this come once
 fetine
SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

SWE interview in Saudi Arabia

80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo Expand 4, Reply Retweet ★ Favorite More Chris Kohler @kobunheat-4m Close up. pic.twitter.com/inSKukib24 ATARI 75 Expand Reply Retweet FavoriteMoe lightspeedsound: videogamesarepurehappiness: maqdaddio: ask-gallows-callibrator: vergess: coelasquid: derples: raisehelia: cavebae: estpolis: mrdappersden: They did it, they fucking did it. holyfducjk HISTORY holy shit! can someone explain this to me Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true. I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player. It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology. how can a video game possibly be that bad People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today. The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype. However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million. While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly. But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price? Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few. So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert. This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later.   It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales. Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives. Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link: https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times
80s, Bad, and Christmas: Chris Kohler @kobunheat 18m
 We have ET. WE HAVE ET pic.twitter.com/fIPTXgsyoo
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They did it, they fucking did it.

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HISTORY

holy shit!

can someone explain this to me

Thirty years ago a legendary ET game came to fruition, so awful that as the tale told, all unsold copies of it were buried in a pit in New Mexico. A documentary film crew has just unearthed the stash, proving the legend true.

I don’t think people fully grasp just how awful it was. This one game, by the sheer merit of its unmatched shittiness, destroyed the video game and console market so thoroughly that the at home video game nearly went the way of the 8-track player.
It was literally so awful that it nearly changed the entire course of technology.

how can a video game possibly be that bad

People don’t really understand why it was terrible though, and the reasons why are extremely important and relevant especially today.
The game itself is bad, yes. It was built up to be an exciting hit for kids to play at Christmas in 1982. So much in fact, that retailers bought WAY more stock then could every be sold based on the hype.
However, people at the time liked the game. It looks bad now, but the game itself was pretty on par with the times. It wound up selling 1.5 million copies. Which would be great, except Atari was expecting to sell 4-5 million.
While initial reception was positive, critics started panning the game as critics do. While it was no worse than most other games at the time, it was stil frustrating and hard to play. It could not live up to the hype that had been built and negative press built up quickly.
But what was ALSO happening was a flood of cheap imitations on the market. ET is a licensed game, and like all licenses comes at a higher markup. So if you wanted to buy a game for yourself or your kid, would you buy 1 game, or 2 for the same price?
Atari was also screwing around with how they handled their distributors. Just before the game went to public, but AFTER the game had been bought and shipped, Atari announced that they were cancelling every existing contract with distributors and signing with only a select few.
So distributors, now pissed off and with an abundance of games that were NOT selling and with prices slashed horribly to sell games that people were quickly losing interest in, retailers put their claims to return a collective 2.5-3.5 million copies back to Atari. Atari, unable to recycle the cartridges or resell them in any way, wound up burying them in the Nevada desert.


This caused the Video Game Crash of the early 80s that put a dark mark on video games until Nintendo (and in some small part other game companies) to revive later. 
 It was the perfect storm. An over-hyped overpriced game sold to an increasingly frustrated and over-saturated market with retailers scrambling to make a dime while Game Devs blame the market for poor sales.

Some say the proverbial planets are aligning again, with way too many consoles putting way too samey games on the market at way too high a cost with a strong dependence on Pre-orders and pre-order exclusives.

Wanna give the game a shot?  Internet Archives actually has a copy of it at this link:
https://archive.org/details/E.T._The_Extra-Terrestrial_1982_Atari_NTSC

this is like the dutch tulip bubble of our times

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Dad, Girls, and God: 15 Kids Were Asked About Their Thoughts On Marriage. These Answers Are Priceless When is it okay to kiss someone? The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, ther you should marry them and have kids with them It's the right thing to do. - Howard, age 8 The law says you have to be eighteen, so l wouldn't want to mess with that - Curt, age 7 When they're rich - Pam, age 7 What is the right age to get married? Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then. - Camille, age 10 No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married - Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age) How can a stranger tell if two people are married? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids Derrick, age 8 What do you think your mom and dad have in common? Both don't want any more kids. Lori, age 8 What do most people do on a date? Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough - Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure) On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. - Martin, age 10 What would you do on a first date that was turning sour? I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns. Craig, age 9 How do you decide who to marry? You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. - Alan, age 10 No person really decides before they grow up ho they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with - Kirsten, age 10 Is it better to be single or married? It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them - Anita, age 9 (bless you child) How would the world be different if people didn't get married? There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there? Kelvin, age 8 How would you make a marriage work? Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck. - Ricky, age 10 lolzandtrollz: The Answers Are Priceless
Dad, Girls, and God: 15 Kids Were Asked About Their
 Thoughts On Marriage. These
 Answers Are Priceless
 When is it okay to kiss someone?
 The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, ther
 you should marry them and have kids with them
 It's the right thing to do.
 - Howard, age 8
 The law says you have to be eighteen, so l
 wouldn't want to mess with that
 - Curt, age 7
 When they're rich
 - Pam, age 7
 What is the right age to get married?
 Twenty-three is the best age because you know
 the person FOREVER by then.
 - Camille, age 10
 No age is good to get married at. You got to be a
 fool to get married
 - Freddie, age 6 (very wise for his age)
 How can a stranger tell if two people are
 married?
 You might have to guess, based on whether they
 seem to be yelling at the same kids
 Derrick, age 8
 What do you think your mom and dad
 have in common?
 Both don't want any more kids.
 Lori, age 8
 What do most people do on a date?
 Dates are for having fun, and people should use
 them to get to know each other. Even boys have
 something to say if you listen long enough
 - Lynnette, age 8 (isn't she a treasure)
 On the first date, they just tell each other lies and
 that usually gets them interested enough to go for
 a second date.
 - Martin, age 10
 What would you do on a first date that
 was turning sour?
 I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would
 call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote
 about me in all the dead columns.
 Craig, age 9
 How do you decide who to marry?
 You got to find somebody who likes the same
 stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that
 you like sports, and she should keep the chips and
 dip coming.
 - Alan, age 10
 No person really decides before they grow up
 ho they're going to marry. God decides it all way
 before, and you get to find out later who you're
 stuck with
 - Kirsten, age 10
 Is it better to be single or married?
 It's better for girls to be single but not for boys.
 Boys need someone to clean up after them
 - Anita, age 9 (bless you child)
 How would the world be different if
 people didn't get married?
 There sure would be a lot of kids to explain,
 wouldn't there?
 Kelvin, age 8
 How would you make a marriage work?
 Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she
 looks like a truck.
 - Ricky, age 10
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lumberzachary:
How do you explain to someone that this is your sense of humor 
I was wondering where this was going and lemme tell you I fell out of my chair

poppunkkid: lumberzachary: How do you explain to someone that this is your sense of humor I was wondering where this was going and lemme te...