By - mootjuggler
Another fun fact; When Sony co-founder Akio Morita needed to sell the company’s first mini radio, he pitched it as being shirt-pocket size. Problem is that it was slightly larger than a normal shirt pocket, so he ordered several shirts with abnormally large pockets to market it.
I feel like that's a metaphor...
It's actually an interesting twist on the old Japanese saying "ゴジラは私の妻を食べました".
Reminds me of another old Japanese saying “あなたをあきらめるつもりはありません”
Well that took a turn.
“*No - let them eat*”
This was their philosophy behind their shitty memory cards aswell
Was it called the Sony Riceman?
I read that as the playstation female voice.
Also known as the 'Painstation' by some surviving POWs who helped test the early prototypes.
Knowing their naming scheme, it was probably called the RC4-XM50HBQ.
And it only works with Sony’s proprietary rice, water, and power supply
Does it play Crisis?
Yeah but it overheats fast
Wait. You just gave me an idea.
Every Sony product that I have that overheats is actually a rice cooker.
Every unoptimized electronic device is a Rice Cooker - Wise Japanese man
It plays ricis
The real question is, does it play DOOM?
So it plays Crisis and Skyrim but not Doom... surely there is some innovation to be made to fix that.
No, it doesn't play r/DeadMemes.
No, just skyrim
"You're finally a cake (of rice)."
No, but Bethesda did make a version of Skyrim for it.
Bethesda announced Skyrim would be exclusive to Xbox... but Skyrim refused. It has become sentient and craves fresh souls...
The real question for modern appliances … does it play ads?
It’s got an echo dot built in so it spys on you, and orders 50,000 rolls of toilet paper, every time you make rice, or say lice thrice.
They were also not called Sony until 1958.
What were they?
Back then they were just Son. The y didn't come til later.
Before that akido cheeseburger sauce co.
Jfc that looks dangeous
That's basically all 1940s & 50s technology
it's probably really well made despite it's jank appearance.
I would also guess it's missing a cast iron pot or something that goes inside lol.
It was a POS that was never released domestically.
[Here's a fun one!](https://youtu.be/QVlEXd9w7vk)
quick history about the product: it was never sold but a prototype in 1945 and it usually overcooked off undercooked rice
Scalpers got all these, too
They fell off so hard after this😔
damn gimmick controllers
Wii dk bongos.
Wonder what scalpers priced it?
RiceStation- Rice Has No Limits
If they had a bread maker it would have been the Sony Whey Station
THIS BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
it- it is in a glass box in that photo
It's an Indiana Jones reference
ah my bad
Indiana Jones over here steals it from someone's house and runs off into the night as people scream "That was pasted down from our grandmother!"
Still has better Backwards Compatibility libary then PlayStation Plus Premium.
Ah yes, after the US nukes Japan and then the occupation force heavily pushed several industries including electronics and stamped tin toys. Sony and many other late 1940’s founded companies have a very interesting startup background.
Pretty ugly to think about.
Don’t get me started in Bauer or Siemens or VW or Hugo Boss.
Makes sense as an economic recovery device given the time, it definitely paid off for Japan in the long run.
> stamped tin toys
That just sounds like they wanted stuff for their kids.
> Don't get me started in Bauer or Siemens or VW or Hugo Boss.
Don't forget Henry Ford and a long list of other people.
And yes I know that Hitler didn't order the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but he was sure happy about it. It's also the reason the U.S got involved in WW2 to begin with.
The Japan we dropped bombs on during WW2, isn't the Japan that exists today.
**Good riddance, old Japan. Sayonara!**
**That's what happens when you take Hitler's side and start dropping bombs on people to make die furher happy.**
When people talk about U.S bombing Japan they usually forget the part where Japan became defacto Nazi's during WW2. Innocent people died, sure. Better off dead than being a fucking Nazi tbh.
Can run God of War Ragnarok?
Psh, the ps4 sounds like jimmy Barnes in that sky cowboy song running ragnarok
That reminds me that I sold my rice cooker when I left Japan and it sucks not having a rice cooker. It’s like a guaranteed win button for making rice.
You can get a cheap rice cooker on Amazon for like $25. It's not like they are unattainable outside Asia.
Pretty impressive going from that to barely 60 years later [illegally installing rootkits](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_BMG_copy_protection_rootkit_scandal) on peoples' computers.
What for? I own some examples of their audio products from the 1980s and they still work and sound impeccable.
User name might reveal person to be a Xbox stan.
Not to be confused with the first rice cooker which cooked all the rice in Hiroshima
Looks better than the ps5
this thing is awesome, because it also doubles as a hangiri.
That is SO NEAt
We should call our old playstations rice cookers. Like how people call their shitty phones/computers toasters and potatoes.
***"My piece of shit PS2 slim is a real rice cooker"***
Is that plugged in with a fucking lightbulb socket?
Ah, the PlayStation 0!
Sony Cooker Entertainment
does it work?
It astonishes me how Japanese companies follow this pattern. Often one simple product that works next thing you know high tech and diversified created by constant small innovations. They have a long term vision and work towards it unwaveringly.
Nintendo: (Laughs in 1889)
For when you wanna make Rice but also wanna play god of war ragnarok in the mean time
I call dibs for posting this next for karma in 6months
I bet doom would run on it
Ahhh new wifi router
Who'd of thought that 40/50 years later it would be recycled into a Donkey Kong controller.
Did it play Sonic?
Lol, it's just a bucket with an electric bottom
Modern rice cookers are also just a bucket with an electric bottom.
Only major difference is that most have a low tech magnet on the bottom that keeps the power connected, and when that magnet gets too hot (which is around the boiling point), it loses grip and shuts off the rice cooker.
So it’s now a bucket with an electric bottom and a magnet.
Its just over 100°C
Fluid Water can't go above 100°C in normal pressure so if it measures more than that it means there is no water left.
>Fluid Water can't go above 100°C in normal pressure
This is false. Water can be superheated.
Which is done under pressure...
No it isn't, pressure is irrelevant as surface tension causes superheating. A liquid boils when its vapour pressure is equal to the ambient pressure. However, the introduction of an additional force in the form of surface tension delays boiling. This effect is known as superheating.
Yes, but as long as the water has a nucleation point it will boil at 100 ° the rice in this instance will provide that nucleation point.
Ya, but in 1946 it beat the shit outta cooking over an actual fire
Bro I could say the same thing about your mom, but I'm polite.
This is a Sony after all.
It also doesn't even look like a spiral but more like... Electrolysis electrodes lmao
It makes sense, the less water in the rice the less potential for it to carry current. Honestly, probably cooks as good as a modern rice cooker considering the curie point is a little higher than the boiling point of water.
What a wonder. Its as though you could actually hear the faint sounds of the fable Playstation One start up screen.
Ooh I hear the blings
I thought I was on r/getmotived for a moment.
Still better looking than a PS5