Friday, February 27, 2015

Those were the days...! (Part-5)

Ahoy America!
Vintage Pictures!

Legends passed on their legacies, Bruce Lee playing with his son Brandon, 1966.

We first understood how small and alone we are, 1968.

A few people got together for a "small party", Woodstock, 1969.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Funeral to first generation Robodogs - the Japanese way!

Incense smoke wafts through the cold air of the centuries-old Buddhist temple as a priest chants a sutra, praying for the peaceful transition of the souls of the departed.
It is a funeral like any other in Japan. Except that those being honoured are robot dogs, lined up on the altar, each wearing a tag to show where they came from and which family they belonged to.The devices are “AIBOs“, the world's first home-use entertainment robot equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and capable of developing its own personality .
“I believe owners feel they have souls as long as they are with them,“ said Nobuyuki Narimatsu, 59, who heads an electronics repair company specializing in fixing vintage products.
Sony rolled out the first-generation AIBO in June 1999, with the initial batch of 3,000 selling out in just 20 minutes, despite the hefty 250,000 yen (more than $2,000) price tag. Over the following years, more than 1,50,000 units were sold, in numerous iterations, ranging from gleaning metallic-silver versions to round-faced cub-like models.
The dog came with an array of sensors, a camera and micro phone. The final generation could even talk.
By 2006, Sony was in trouble; its business model was broken.The AIBO, an expensive and somewhat frivolous luxury , had to go. The company kept its AIBO Clinic open until March 2014, but then, politely, told dedicated and loving owners that they were on their own. Dozens of AIBOs are now “hospitalized“, with more than 180 on the waiting list.
The only source of genuine parts are “dead“ robots, who become donors for organ transplantation, but only once the proper respects have been paid.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Matrimony jokes!

A Chinese man married an African woman and had a child. Two months later the child passed away.

At the funeral house, the African woman kept sobbing and saying: "I KNEW IT !!! I KNEW IT !!!"
A family member pulled her aside and asked:
"What did you know?" She replied: "That, Chinese products don't last long!!"

If Flipkart starts matrimonial services , they will become the No.1 site in the world because they have a 30 day return policy, no questions asked.

Humor in Uniform

A Junior in office dialed his boss's extension by mistake and said:
"Hey, send a coffee to my cabin in 2 minutes."
Boss Shouted: "Do you know whom are you  talking to?"
Jr : "No!"
Boss: "I'm the BOSS."
Jr (in the same tone): "Do you know whom you are talking to?"
Boss: "No!"
Jr : "THANK GOD", and disconnected.