October 18, 2010

Food Photos: China Edition

Marshmallow Towers

The goal of the game is to make the most profit, which of course is total revenues minus total cost. For each tower, each inch up to 4 inches is worth $1000, and every inch above 4 inches is worth $2000. The variable costs are marshmallows ($50), and toothpicks ($100). Each group has fixed costs of $1000, which do not change with output. Bonuses are given as well for being able to hold piece of paper for 5 seconds, and to be able to stand straight for 3 seconds. The group right below this won, with a profit of $12,300. Congrats!!

Well built tower below, very high revenue, but also high variable costs.
This one looks tasty. Unfortunately, not a winner.
Another good effort.
High marshmallow content, also high variable cost.
A great tower, but lots of variable costs.

October 7, 2010

It's come to this: The Gold ATM. Seriously.

While gold has hit record highs, it will soon be available at your local ATM. Check out the video.

Robot Hair Washers

Creative Destruction in action... a robot takes another job. This time it is at
the hair salon. One thing that the video doesn't elaborate on is how the robot
is actually scanning the user's head shape in three dimensions to figure out
just the right amount of pressure to apply, and it will use that shape to
remember who you are and what shampoo and massage settings you like.

Map of The Online World

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