Originally Posted by gastrof
All right Wajo...
I was hoping things wouldn't go this far.
You're leaving me no choice.
Give us the info on how you found out about this, or I'll friend you on every social media site I can find.
I'll even create memberships for you if necessary, just so I can do this.
I'm not playing games here.
Tell us what we want to know, or else.
I may even start telling people we're close and attend the same social gatherings.
Yes, yes, cower in horror over the possibility...
OK, OK, I'll talk. Better than being socialized!
My brother, former Marine and CIA agent, is currently in the Witness Protection Program - International (WPP-I). He landed there after dabbling in corporate espionage for consumer electronics companies who wanted to find out what new products were on the drawing board.
He stumbled across an international ring of criminal Asian CE dealers who called themselves "Buggers" with branches like Sonybuggers, Pannybuggers, Funaibuggers, etc. Each branch specialized in recruiting rats and finks from each CE company and "bugging" everything everywhere in a relentless and ruthless pursuit of corporate secrets.
The Buggers started to become suspicious of my Bro so his handlers pulled him in and sent him to WPP-I for protection.
However, before I lost track of him, he informed me that Funai was actually planning to create a Marketing Department... I know, sounds surreal!... and staff it with trained marketers who would tell potential consumers what they were planning for future products to generate interest, rather than a panicked flight to other options. They also fired the executive who responded to a reporter's question on "Why is Funai's Marketing department so silent on future products?" with this quote: "We don't sell groceries." The Funai Board that fired him siad he was "technically" correct but might need rehabilitation for a Saki-Geisha addiction.
Besides that, he told me that Funai has plans for a new "World-Domination" HD machine with 10 OTA/cable tuners and recording/communication via PC, internal and external independently addressable HDDs, Bluray, DVD, VHS, USB, SD Card, Ethernet, telephone, Moca, cablecard, streaming (all services), NIST atomic time-link, and flux capacitor... to mention just a few of its features. And all for US$ 500!Now this is super-sensitive, Top-Secret-Compartmentalized, and extremely dangerous for my Bro if you say anything about this to anyone else!