Spot the robot dog dancing to UpTown Funk is simultaneously both terrifying and hilarious. pic.twitter.com/UNPsXZrXvh
— Gavin Sheridan (@gavinsblog) October 16, 2018
Let’s be fair: The programmers behind this stunt are, statistically, liable to be lousy dancers themselves. We won’t even discuss their concept of ‘popular music’…
Simon Smith they’re not.
Allen Iverson is known to have a comment about practice.
But practice can be fun.
Mike in DC
Watching “Sacred Games” on Netflix. Good series.
Just listened to a little Sun Ra:
Meet your new robot overlords!
I prefer real dogs and cats, and others.
I think it’s the head that’s the creepiest part.
But what I really want to know is will they be in the stores in time for Christmas?
Sure it’s four years old, but it was a huge hit, Almost certainly chosen by the marketing department because everyone will have heard an old hit song and nobody old will have heard the new ones.
And I was a better dancer when I was young and actively writing code than when I got older and started telling other people what to write.
I don’t care. I’m already a slave to two cat’s and angry birds on my cell phone.
My wife has been enslaved by the same cats and Words with Friends.
Add in the Master’s of the Universe and I’m all slaved out,
To the point of saying Happy Hollidays from before All Hallows Eve, to The Russian Orthodox New Year.
Well, “better” is relative, yes?
N.B.: I am a lousy dancer, married to a lousy (non-by-choice) dancer, who’s been to a lot of sf-con parties, SCA events, and weddings where programmers put on their dancing shoes. We have the enthusiasm, but…
I offer you a late night squirrel that has decided we need another pet here. I’m doing my best to dissuade her.
Just finished season 3 of The Man in the High Castle. Now I have to wait until next year.
QQ: Can I read the book or will I get spoilers? I imagine they’ve gone far beyond the book by now of course. Still. Advice?
It’s pretty clear you need Certified Attack Squirrel,
Plus, you can take it on Delta Airlines flights,…..
@TaMara (HFG): You know, it struck me as weird when you tweet about members of your menagerie with links to your whats4dinnersolutions web page. The squirrel less than the cat, but still. At least here the link is buried under text.
@Mike J: It was TWERKING! I about died when I figured that out.
And I like the music.
@TaMara (HFG): SQUIRREL!
How adorable, and she even did the head tilt for you? How can you resist putting out a peanut or two for her?
The book is very different to the TV series. The first season kinda sorta corresponded to the book, but after that the TV show went its own way.
@Viva BrisVegas: Thanks! I just got the book for free for Kindle. I’ll stop avoiding it!
It’s not really my cup of music, but there’s little doubt that Bruno Mars is supremely talented.
I’m actually sitting a quarter mile from where the man went to high school
Sister Golden Bear
Impressive, but still has a way to go to match up to the classic “Old Movie stars Dance to Uptown Funk” video:
So who appointed you arbiter of acceptable dance moves? You must be fun at parties.
@opiejeanne: Yes, twerking, it’s not just for humans any more.
@TaMara (HFG): Just remember: There’s a lot of one eyed coon dogs in the world.
And now this robot dog has to compete with an even more adorable one in the OTR thread. That dog is (1) live, but (2) not dancing or twerking. In the photos, anyway.
I think I just found my emotional support animal!
Why they have yet to put googly eyes on that robot baffles me.
On behalf of all software folks: piss off you ignorant ass. We gots the funk in spades. Pfft.
@Sister Golden Bear:
One of my favorite videos!
J R in WV
She does dance, our dog does. Every morning for a cookie, with great glee because she knows she’s going to get one eventually. After the coffee is dripping.