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    Default How Would You Move Mount Fuji? - William Poundstone

    subtitled: Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle; How the world's smartest companies select the most creative thinkers.

    Fun read for problem solving and puzzle geeks like me. Also gives some insight into that evil Gates' empire.

    Discuss such questions as "If you could remove any of the fifty U.S. states, which would it be?" and "How many points are there on the globe where, by walking 1 mile south, 1 mile east, and 1 mile north, you reach the place where you started?" (the "right" answer to that one will likely surprise you)

    Some of the questions are fairly math oriented and it has many anecdotes about the interview process at the computer software giant. Very interesting stuff!
    Over 1,000 miles travelled in search of 1 token.

    Tokens found: zero. (no, I don't expect I'll have to edit this)

    Currently working on: Firefly, beetle.

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    The only place I know where you can walk 1 mile south, 1 mile east, and 1 mile north, and wind up in the place where you started, would be the North pole. Is there another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patsicakes
    The only place I know where you can walk 1 mile south, 1 mile east, and 1 mile north, and wind up in the place where you started, would be the North pole. Is there another?
    yes, in fact there is an ((infinity * infinity) + 1) number of ways... I'm not spilling the beans; you can figure it out or get the book
    Over 1,000 miles travelled in search of 1 token.

    Tokens found: zero. (no, I don't expect I'll have to edit this)

    Currently working on: Firefly, beetle.

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