Wha’ the heck Ad in Dawn

double-digit-prime-add.jpgYesterday in Dawn (Sunday 26th March) we must have seen this mysterious ad which was actually placed by a company called ExecutiveSearchPro conducting a talent search for a NASDAQ listed company opening up shop in Pakistan.

The puzzle is not difficult, especially if Google has previously used it a few years back to recruit personnel in Silicon Valley. Could it be Google? The question posed to the readers was

Double the first 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e .com

Sadly I am not big shot genius to be applying for a job as a hot engineer, but simply a Karachi Metroblog author armed with the Google Search engine. Hence it was not a tough puzzle to crack the answer is 14854932782.com. For those even lazy to click on the hyperlink just plug your CV’s to genius@executivesearchpro.com

Do convey them love from the Karachi Metroblog Team and the *genius* Teeth Maestro ;)

13 Comments so far

  1. Ahsan (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    sorry sire. I have no reason to believe in your genius.

    Dunno about searching, but TIME did tell the actual number in its feb. 20th publication.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

    Ahsan – the genius comment was a tongue-in-cheek joke. I only Google searched the answer and multiplied it by 2.

    So whats up with placing a job ad in Pakistan? repeating the puzzle, what did they think us to be?

  3. subsepehlepakistan (unregistered) on March 27th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    It’d be big boost for IT in Pakistan if its google.

    Nice work teethy!

  4. Adnan (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 1:20 am

    I just cant understand how u came up with answer
    can anyone help me solving this thing PLEASE

  5. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 1:50 am

    Adnan fear not – the Google Search saved us again check out this link for the detailed response, its all french for me, sadly I only know teeth

    Answers.com gives the value of e

    MKAZ solves the puzzle

  6. fairyDust (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 3:44 am

    ahhh, cheeky ;)

  7. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 5:48 am

    It quite possible that its from google: http://news.google.ca/jobs/international.html#crom_pk

    I have heard from my friends @ google that they are thinking about considering Pakistan for software development activities. I really wish/pray that this is true.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 10:15 am

    I have doubt that its google but even if they are,this would be a very good sign for Pakistani Software development.Our guys are not behind from Indians.I dont know what stops them for not openning branch in Pakistan.

    I wonder any pakistani working at Google?

    P.S:the link about google,its pretty old,irrelevent of current job post

  9. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 8:58 pm

    Yep, link is old but I shared that anyway so that people know that Google is thinking about Pakistan. As far as Pakistanis in google is concerned, sure there are some Pakistanis and one of them told me about the google’s planning for Pakistan initiative.

  10. Inspirex (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 9:11 pm


    Dude, i have good news for you.A colleague of mine has recently resigned and yes, has has been hired by google. He will be travelling in the next few days. Today was his last day at work.
    So yes, pakistanis do work at google!

  11. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

    @Inspirex:Cool,tell the guy that google managment is a bit cruel so beware for not being so expressive among them otherwise he could suffer like Mark Jen who was kiked out of googleplex with in a month due to exposing inner stuff in his private blog(http://rss.weblogsinc.com/2005/02/09/google-employee-fired-over-blog/)

  12. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on March 29th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    Google may come to Pakistan, sooner the better.

  13. Mujeeb (unregistered) on April 5th, 2006 @ 7:11 am

    Why would they come to Pakistan, when their capital/lives is not safe here. Until we have improved law and order situation no one even expat Pakistanis could think to come to Pakistan for investment. Businessman only want profit and the way we go on strike/hartal, its not good for any company. As comparing India with Pakistan is like comparing Oranges and Apples. Some of companies hiring talent from US for their Indian offices. I have seen many leaving a US job for the Indian one. I dont see anyone hiring for Pakistan. Lets say if and its a big IF someone open an office there then can they sustain there with the Baloachistan and Mullah problem? Have mullahs stopped killing anything that looks west or they are too busy migrating to Canada?

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