Thursday, July 18, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Great article on the creation of Chuck E. Cheese:
"The reason for doing the animals, believe it or not, was not for the kids. It was meant to be a head fake for the parents. Kids are really smart at knowing how to play their parents. and the kids knew that if they said, 'I want to go to Chuck E. Cheese and play the games' the parents would just see themselves spending money. But if they said, 'I want to go see Chuck E. Cheese entertainment -- and it's free,' they'd be good to go,"
He's a rat by accident - - the founder thought he was buying a coyote costume, and then just went with it.

2.  Space walk cut short after astronaut's helmet fills with water.

3. "Faran Tahir was the best Starfleet captain ever"

4.  "The scariest Google Glass hack just got fixed before anyone evil could actually use it, but the details are a little unsettling. Using nothing more than Glass's camera and a malicious QR code, hackers would have been able to steal total control of the device if you so much as looked at the wrong thing."