ReHacked #158: Best job interview question, How to survive plane disintegration at Mach 3.2, Amino acids on Ryugu asteroid and more

Would you like me to show how your company will profit from hiring me? --Nick Corcodilos

ReHacked #158: Best job interview question, How to survive plane disintegration at Mach 3.2, Amino acids on Ryugu asteroid and more
SR-71 Blackbird. From TheAviationGeekClub

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Ask The Headhunter® - Edition #900: The single best interview question (and answer) #career

“What’s your business plan for doing this job?”

To successfully answer that, the candidate must first demonstrate an understanding of the company’s problems, challenges, and goals — not an easy thing to do. But since you desperately want to make a great hire and get back to work, why don’t you help the best candidate succeed? Two weeks before the interview, call up the candidate and say the following:

“We want you to show us how you’re going to do this job. That’s going to take a lot of homework. I suggest that you read through these 10 pages on our Web site, review these publications from our marketing and investor-relations departments, and speak with these three people on my team. When you’re done, you should have something useful to tell us.”

This will eliminate 9 out of 10 candidates. Only those who really want the job will put in the effort to research the job.

At the interview, you should expect (or hope) to hear the most compelling question that any candidate can ask:

“Would you like me to show how your company will profit from hiring me?”

The candidate should be prepared to do the job in the interview. That means walking up to the whiteboard and outlining the steps that he or she would take to solve your company’s problems. The numbers don’t have to be right, but the candidate should be able to defend them intelligently. If the candidate demonstrates an understanding of your culture and competitors — and lays out a plan of attack for solving your problems and adding something to your bottom line — you have some awfully compelling reasons to make the hire.

SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2 - The Aviation Geek Club #history

The following story told by Bill Weaver is priceless in conveying the experience of departing an SR-71 Blackbird at an altitude of fifteen miles and speed of Mach 3.2

During the Cold War, there was a need for a new reconnaissance aircraft that could evade enemy radar, and the customer needed it fast. At Lockheed Martin’s advanced development group, the Skunk Works, work had already begun on an innovative aircraft to improve intelligence-gathering, one that would fly faster than any aircraft before or since, at greater altitude, and with a minimal radar cross section. The team rose to the nearly impossible challenge, and the aircraft took its first flight on Dec. 22, 1964. The legendary SR-71 Blackbird was born.

The first Blackbird accident that occurred that required the Pilot and the RSO to eject happened before the SR-71 was turned over to the Air Force. On Jan. 25, 1966 Lockheed test pilots Bill Weaver and Jim Zwayer were flying SR-71 Blackbird #952 at Mach 3.2, at 78,800 feet when a serious engine unstart and the subsequent “instantaneous loss of engine thrust” occurred.

The following story told by Weaver (available in Col. Richard H. Graham’s book SR-71 The Complete Illustrated History of THE BLACKBIRD The World’s Highest , Fastest Plane) is priceless in conveying the experience of departing a Blackbird at an altitude of fifteen miles and speed of Mach 3.2.

“Among professional aviators, there’s a well-worn saying: Flying is simply hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. And yet, I don’t recall too many periods of boredom during my 30-year career with Lockheed, most of which was spent as a test pilot.

Amino acids found in asteroid samples collected by Japan's Hayabusa2 probe #nature #science #space

More than 20 types of amino acids have been detected in samples Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe brought to Earth from an asteroid in late 2020, a government official said Monday, showing for the first time the organic compounds exist on asteroids in space.

With amino acids essential for all living things to make proteins, the discovery could hold clues to understanding the origins of life, the education ministry said.

In December 2020, a capsule that had been carried on a six-year mission by Hayabusa2 delivered more than 5.4 grams of surface material to Earth from the Ryugu asteroid, located over 300 million kilometers away.

How to open a safe #security

A vulnerability allows opening electronic safes from the Sentry Safe and Master Lock company without any pin code.

The company was notified but never responded.

Container shipping data shows US demand for imports is falling hard - FreightWaves #economy

The latest ocean container bookings data reveals that despite the strong levels of inbound cargo during the first five months of 2022, import demand is not just softening — it’s dropping off a cliff. Because capacity on the trans-Pacific has remained relatively stable, Drewry’s container spot rates from China to the West Coast have plunged 41% month-over-month to $9,630.

Freight forwarders will enjoy expanding margins on ocean freight, while U.S. trucking carriers and intermodal volume providers may start to see volume risks.

Consumer buying patterns are rapidly normalizing to pre-COVID levels, and U.S. retailers are stuck with too much inventory. Target (NYSE: TGT) shares dropped Tuesday morning after executives said the company would mark down unwanted items, cancel purchase orders and move quickly to get rid of excess inventory.

Container imports bound for the U.S. have dropped over 36% since May 24. (This index measures departing container volumes at the port of origin). This is a troubling sign for domestic U.S. freight markets that have been benefiting from an unprecedented surge of containerized import volumes over the last 18 months. Since ocean transit times for these inbound container volumes have recently been averaging between 30 and 35 days, we will begin seeing the softer volumes show up at U.S. ports in the first couple of weeks of July.

Please, don't build another Large Hadron Collider - Big Think #science #engineering #nature

A next-generation LHC++ could cost $100 billion. The hypothetical machine could not truly test string theory. What it could discover is entirely speculative. Pursuing scientific curiosity is rewarding, but there are smarter and more productive ways to spend all that money.

EU reaches deal to make USB-C a common charger for most electronic devices | Engadget #technology #regulations

Europe has reached a deal to make USB-C a common charger for all phones and electronic devices, with the aim to reduce e-waste and inconvenience with incompatible chargers. "Under the new rules, consumers will no longer need a different charging device and cable every time they purchase a new device, and can use one single charger for all of their small and medium-sized portable electronic devices," the European Parliament said in a press release.

Buyers will also be able to choose whether they want to purchase new electronic equipment with or without a charger. "These new obligations will lead to more re-use of chargers and will help consumers save up to 250 million euro a year on unnecessary charger purchases," the EU wrote.

#HEXWORDS #software #fun

Why bother with a random green when you can choose to be a #BADA55!

Diablo Immortal won't release in the Netherlands and Belgium due to loot box law #copyrights

The launch for Diablo Immortal is getting ever closer, and while many fans around the world are probably getting ready to dive into Sanctuary on their mobile devices, players living in the Netherlands and Belgium won't be part of that list.

And that's because Diablo Immortal will not be launching in both of those countries due to the law that restricts gambling and loot boxes in video games.

As reports, Activision Blizzard's Benelux communication manager has said (via Tweakers) that "the current operating conditions in these countries" is the reason for the decision.

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