Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Link roundup

1. "It’s now clear that two video bloggers faked a 'surveillance video' showing the destruction of hitchBOT, the hitchhiking robot."

2. Working conditions at Konami:
Most Konami employees don't have their own email addresses, but are instead assigned randomized addresses that are changed every few months in order to prevent headhunting. Cameras in the halls monitor employee movements, and those who take too long for lunch are shamed by having their names announced to the entire company; employees who are no longer "useful" in game development roles are assigned jobs as security guards, cleaning staff, or at a pachi-slot machine factory.
3. "Whole Foods Apologizes For Accidentally Selling $6 Bottles Of 'Asparagus Water'." However:
Whole Foods sells homeopathic stuff, which is based on a much stupider idea than "The nutrients from the asparagus do transfer into the water." Wake me up when they walk that back.