Lovefilm, yes or no?

ian londonperlmongers at
Wed Apr 14 16:23:48 BST 2010

On 14/04/2010 14:05, Peter Edwards wrote:
> I know a couple of people not on this list, one who joined in the last 6
> months and seems happy enough there, another who interviewed for a perm job
> a couple of weeks ago and didn't get it. You takes your pick...
> Funniest interview question I heard of recently (not Lovefilm) was:
> "What's two to the power 14"
> As in, work out the answer there and then, not type in  perl -e 'print
> 2**14, "\n"'  as eny fule kno
> Cheers, Peter

I was once asked at an interview 'how many digits of PI do you know?'.

At that time I could remember about 100 digits so I had a dilemma, would 
I do better in the interview if I recited all 100 or perhaps 10?

Another fact that sticks in my mind, and has been useful for the odd 
meeting where someone wants a back of fag-packet calulation, is that one 
million seconds is 11 days 13 hours 46 minutes and 40 seconds.

(and that 10,000,000 seconds is 115 days 17 hours 46 minutes and 40 


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