Friday, June 21, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Google now says its complicated interview questions don't work:
On the hiring side, we found that brainteasers are a complete waste of time. How many golf balls can you fit into an airplane? How many gas stations in Manhattan? A complete waste of time. They don’t predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart.
2.  "One billion euros in aid that the EU gave to Egypt over the past six years has gone to waste, the EU’s spending watchdog reported today in a scathing assessment. Sixty percent of that aid—€600 million—is unaccounted for."

3.  The three highest paid officials on the Pentagon budget are the football coaches at Army, Navy and Air Force.