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Thoughts - 11/22/2017

Thoughts - 11/22/2017

Here are my thoughts written from my research room.

I've been recently interested in automatic driving cars and alternative energy source.

Since there are a lot of cryptocurrency mining that need large wattage of electricity, I think investing in energy market is a good idea.

For example, I've been getting news that Russia is going to create a crypto-city soon and attracting potential investors and enterprises.

Since Russia has huge amounts of crude oil etc and other energy sources, it will begin to play a big part in the coming years.

My analysis is that there will be about 3 times the demand for cheap electricity for cryptocurrency miners in the next 5 years.

Sharp seems to be a good company to invest in the long term as they make solar modules.

I would also invest in NVIDIA and AMD as well as Intel as more demand for big data analysis / artificial intelligence will increase and therefore creating more market for CPU / GPU and other new types of acclele…

Started Intel Movidius Development

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Went to watch The Circle Yesterday (Opening Day in Japan)

I went to watch The Circle featuring Emma Watson. This was actually my second time to watch since I watched it in the plane on my flight to Moscow on September. I really liked the story, although I found out that the movie has an alternative ending from the original book. I didn't know that till I read the pamphlet I bought together.

Overall, I'm having a really fun time these days, just much busier with work etc. I wish I could hang out more with friends. haha

Tokyo Motor Show 2017

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Tokyo Motor Show 2017 cars taken on 2017/10/31.
photos taken by SONY α NEX-7








Kyle Eastwood - Soulful Times (Official Video)

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Thought I'd share this video.

Just some thoughts

Recently, I am writing a ebook on how to make a search engine in Japanese. I am researching about making it with latest technologies like Scrapy, Beautiful Soup etc. This topic is really interesting, and it has been interesting for me for the last 14 years. (Mohawk Search started in 2003).

Also, I think I will play around with my Parallella again real soon, as I want to learn the basics of using Epiphany cores.

Pictures from Russia

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Here's some pictures from Russia! I had a educational experience from Russia, especially at Victory Museum. I felt that there were great pains and struggles in World War II, and each countries suffered greatly. The monument in the first picture really symbolizes that. If you have a chance to visit Russia, you should really go there to learn that war shouldn't be taken lightly, especially in this day and age where war is a close threat for many countries.





Came back from Russia!

Hello!

I came back from Russia today!
It was a very pleasant trip all along, and I sure rode a lot of Metro!

I learned a lot about Russian history and their art collection (in art museum).
I'll try to upload a lot of pictures tomorrow, but until then, take a look at my Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/stingraze

It feels good to be home!
-Tsubasa K.

最近はまっている、VALU。

最近はまっている、VALUについてちょっと書きますね。

VALUをご存知の方も少しずつ増えてきていますよね。僕も少し前からインターネットや日経新聞などで存在を知っていたのですが、先日審査が通りました。

BitCoinを使ったサイトで、株のように取引ができます。少しずつ僕をサポートしてくださっている方が増えてきているので、ありがたいです。このプラットフォームを使った沢山のビジネスモデルが出てきそうなので、今後の発展に期待しています。

そうそう、R2-D2が好きなかた、https://www.littlebits-jp.com/droid-inventor-kit に行ってみて下さい。テクノロジーが進歩したな!って感じがしますよ!

ぼくのVALUはこちらです:https://valu.is/stingraze

-加藤 翼

Trees taken with BlackBerry Passport

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Trees taken with BlackBerry Passport today at a local park.

au IS01 and My favorite book about Marvin Minsky

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au IS01 and My favorite book about Marvin Minsky

Blackberry Passport 買ったからドライバとソフトをインストール中。

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Blackberry Passport 買ったからドライバとソフトをインストール中。

Music I'm listening to.

Click on the "more" or "続きを読む" to listen.

SuperAI Search viewed with Lynx

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SuperAI Search viewed with Lynx

Mohawk Search Crawler in Action (Video)

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Mohawk Search Crawler in Action (Video)

This is my search engine's crawler in action. As you can see, it works using thread and client / server model.

Contact me at: tsubasa@superai.online for consulting in search engine, web crawler and more!



Geforce GTX 1050 Ti

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Geforce GTX 1050 Ti



I bought Geforce GTX 1050 Ti made by ASUS yesterday from K's Denki near my house. It was about 20450 yen or so, after 5% reduction because I have the red member card.
I've successfully installed tensorflow for Windows on the machine (custom HP ML115G5) and it's working great.

I am planning to use it as a sort of test machine until I can get a better machine later in the year or so. (The HP ML115G5 has Phenom II X4 2.6GHz and SSD but it's a little bit slow...)
I'm using Minergate to mine some altcoins, and it seems to be working well. I'm mining ByteCoin, and last I checked, I made it above $1.00! lol

I am wanting to change my LTC to some of the minor cryptocurrencies, I'm hoping it goes well.

Attending a Blockchain event in Keio University

Attending a Blockchain event in Keio University today. I'm hoping that it will be informative and fun!

Funny Computer joke concerning butterfly effect

Funny Computer joke concerning butterfly effect I found via Quora today. https://xkcd.com/378/

Just updates

So, I've been working on various things and studying about Marvin Minsky's works and reading from his books. Learning classical artificial intelligence topics are quite fun. Also, I've been a fan of Spotify in Japan for a while now, it's giving me quality musics to listen to. It's quite amazing. :-)

Music I'm listening to now.

I'm listening to a song called Calling You by a Japanese artist. Her voice is very soothing. Yesterday, I went to Hakone and it was refreshing. I'm just wondering what certifications to take in the near future, I've been thinking of getting the searcher certification for a while now, just hadn't put it to action. I'm at Starbucks as usual today, and it's quite crowded since it's basically the start of Golden Week. I rather like the stillness of morning, where there isn't much people, but this is good in its own way.

Sunset from Hiratsuka

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Sunset from Hiratsuka delivered to you.

Just Some Thoughts

Just noticed today that Caffe mocha in Starbucks is sweet... (It's common sense for coffee liking folks I bet, but I prefer tea to be honest)

I think I didn't care about it being sweet some time ago, but since these days I'm taking sweet things seldomly, I was surprised how sweet Caffe mocha is... haha I like the bitter-sweetness though.

Well that's that.

Aside from that, I've been quite busy sending stuff overseas last week, but this week I was quite free from work.

It's going to be Golden week here in Japan soon, and everywhere's going to be crowded I bet. :-)

 In Japan, Mastodon is getting momentum. I haven't tried it yet, but maybe I'll start using it someday.

I was flipping through flick! magazine (e-book) today, and I found a Microsoft Translator Speech API. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/speech.aspx


It is something similar to something I saw a demonstration of in CEATEC by NTT (If I remember correctly).

My trip down to Izu-Nagaoka

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My trip down to Izu-Nagaoka today via Tokaido Line & Izu Hakone Line.
















Listed some Rare Cassette Tapes on eBay

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maxell ULTRA DYNAMIC 46 Minutes 1972 Reprint Edition (UR Grade) Made in Japan Limited Edition

This is a Reprint Edition of maxell ULTRA DYNAMIC (UD) 1972 Tape which has UR Grade tape inside. These tapes are made in Japan, and Limited Edition, very hard to get. 
I've tested the audio quality with a 60 minutes version, and it is excellent. 
We will ship worldwide by registered airmail with tracking ($10.00) or by EMS ($20.00 to USA and $24.00 elsewhere) with tracking and insurance.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/162482261991

Back From Odaiba.

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Back From Odaiba.

I went to Venus Fort's LEGO click brick store and bought a LEGO Moleskine notebook that is Limited Edition. I also bought a pen by LAMY which is made in Germany.

The weather today was sunny.

Here's another picture I took on Instagram in Odaiba.


See you till next time.
Tsubasa Kato

On my Way to Odaiba

So today, since I earned some money during last week, I decided to go to Odaiba to go to Venus Fort.

I haven't been to Venus Fort since around 2007, so it will be already 10 years! I'm hoping to get some clothes / LEGO for myself there. The weather today is nice and warm. 

I think this year, I will go to WIRELESS JAPAN which will be held next month if possible, and CEATEC for sure.

Sakura

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Repost: Boston

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Changed the title of the blog.

Now that we're in the brink of a serious situation in the Far East, I changed my blog's title to "Equipping Myself with Courage".

Let's see how long this blog will continue under this new name.

God Bless you all.

Tsubasa Kato

Pictures of Yokohama Minato Mirai taken with Sony RX100M3

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Pictures of Yokohama Minato Mirai taken with Sony Cyber-shot RX100M3