Sunday, March 18, 2018

Deadpool, not s dark hero

I watched Deadpool for the first time. This film was released a couple of years ago, but I had missed it. Because of his strange character, I had not been eager to see Deadpool on cinema.

Wade Wilson was a veteran. After the retirement from a special force, he was engaged in troubleshooting jobs. One day, he met Vanessa, to fall in love. But he fell due to cancer soon after promising the marriage. At last, he decided to get an operation offered by Ajax. Ajax successfully modified Wade's body into immortal, though his face became burned. Knowing Ajax' intention to make him a slave, Wade ran out from Ajax' institution. After that, Wade began to seek Ajax for revenge as well as getting his face restored.

Deadpool is different from other Marvel superheroes. Wade had been strong enough to match villains before changing into Deadpool. Also, his personality was originally twisted, perhaps due to his miserable childhood and traumatic experiences during troop.

As well, Deadpool has no conflict in his mind. Most heroes suffer from inner conflicts such as a dilemma between their instinct and heroic ideology. Deadpool's motivation is no other than the revenge to Ajax.

Therefore, this film is quite easy-watching. The audience never guesses the hero's thought. We have to simply enjoy the actions and bad languages of heroes.

I prospected that Vanessa had some intentions to contact to Wade. And also I wondered why Colossus was eager to inviting Deadpool to X-Men. But, this movie is not to consider such thoughts.

The scenes were not splendid. No monsters, no machines, no laser blades. I did not want to see this film on 3D cinema.

Personal Rating: 2 (poor)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Strawberry picking

Today, I went to Toke for strawberry picking.

Strawberry is one of the most popular fruits in Japan. Most Japanese like strawberry because of its sweetness. Strawberry is used in cakes and other desserts. But eating raw strawberry is the best way to enjoy its taste.

In early spring, some farms conduct strawberry picking tour. Customers can pick and eat strawberries as many as you wish for a particular cost.

Today, I visited Nakamura farm in Toke located in Chiba prefecture. I ate approximately 50 strawberries in the 30 minutes.

There are several brands of strawberry in Japan. Tochiotome, Benihoppe, Yotsuboshi, Ohkimi, and some other type of strawberries are available on this farm. Each type varies in their taste. I enjoy them.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Google bans the advertisement of cryptocurrency

Following Facebook, Google also decided to forbid advertisement of cryptocurrency as its policy change.

The Guardian: Google bans bitcoin adverts in cryptocurrency crackdown

Google explained the policy as for improving ads experience across the web with removing harmful or intrusive ads.

Indeed, there are many fraud cases using ICO reported recently. The Japan government published the policy to prohibit citizens from participating foreign ICOs recently. If a customer is tricked through an advertisement on Google, Google might be sued for supporting illegal activities. I understand that Google is concerned about the risk since advertisement is still the main source of income for Google.

On the other hand, Google prohibits not only any advertisement of ICO but also those of cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets. This inclusive prohibition policy looks excessive. Cryptocurrency itself is an innovation in modern IT industry. If Google does not commit it at all, it will be left behind the modern era. What is expected for Google to judge the quality of service any advertisements suggest.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rex Tillerson is fired from Trump administration

Donald Trump, the President of the US, finally dismissed Rex Tillerson, Secretary of States. Mike Pompeo, the CIA Director, will replace him. Donald Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

So far, Tillerson had been critical to Trump. They were unfriendly in every political issue. Last October, he was reported to have called Trump moron.

Dealing with North Korea, Tillerson was relatively temperate so that he was willing to take a negotiation, while Trump was resolute. However, Trump recently changed his attitude to become ready to make a conversation with Kim Joun Un.

In Tillerson's last speech, he mentioned Russia as a nation to be carefully watched.

The Strait Times: Outgoing US Secretary of State Tillerson warns about Russia's behaviour

The Trump administration seems to have excluded persons who are opposing to him. It also means that the US has lost the diversity, I am afraid.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Is fruit sugar not harmful than sugar?

The nutrition is an immature science. Every year, a new hypothesis emerges. For example, eating multiple eggs in a day was deemed to be harmful, the other day. But, recent studies suggested an opposite result. Following the evidence, the WHO permitted eating eggs.

The sugar has been a villain, however, for several decades. Excessive sugar taking is highly likely to be harmful to your health.

On the other hand, fruits are said to be healthy. But, fruits contain several types of sugar. How do you consider this paradox?

A possible answer is written in the article below.

The Conversation: If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK?

Thus, fruits contain rich fiber. Therefore, you cannot take an excessive amount of sugar from fruits.

It is noteworthy that the sugar in the fruit is not different from free sugar. Thus, if you take an extreme amount of fruits, it would be harmful. There are no ultimate foods.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Korea bans an early exposure to English

Nowadays, English skills are essential for pursuing a better job for almost everyone. Therefore, how to learn the English language is a crucial issue for non-native speakers.

And there are many English teaching schools in those countries. In Japan, as well as some people consider to go to Philippine for entering an English school there, as well as domestic ways of learning English.

In Japan, elementary schools began to teach English several years ago. I was not taught English before entering a junior high school. Instead, I went to a private English school for a couple of years. But it was not effective for me to improve my English skills, to be honest.

Meanwhile, the South Korean government decided to ban English class from the first and second grade in the elementary school. The reason is early exposure to English class can get rid of proficiency of Korean language and culture, according to the media.

Aljazeera: South Korea bans English education for first and second graders

This issue is still under broad argument, as far as I know. Some people claim that acquiring the mother tongue at the early stage of life is indispensable for children to develop their brain and personality. According to them, bilingual is a myth, and learning two languages at the same time has adverse effects.

It sounds rational, considering the fact that I think everything in Japanese. If I had poor Japanese vocabulary, the ability of logical thinking and expression might be limited.

On the other hand, there are some people who use several languages without any troubles. We are jealous of them. And some parents want their children to be such a person. The result is early exposure because the learning speed in childhood is higher than that in adulthood.

When should we begin to learn the second language? This question is not easy to make a correct answer. Conducting a social experiment is not feasible. The figure in the future in Korea will be a proof of this issue.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Microsoft Surface LTE model connected to the internet

I got a new Microsoft Surface Pro. It equips an LTE module. Thus, it can connect to the internet independently.

To activate this function, I made a contract with a cellular company to get a SIM card. Although Surface Pro LTE model has both a nano-SIM slot and embedded SIM device. But I cannot utilize embedded SIM.

I inserted the SIM card into my Surface, and I inputted the username and password suggested by the internet service provider. However, it did not work. The machine requested a retry after re-inputting an APN.

I challenged the error several times. But it remained silent. On the internet, several similar troubles were reported. Some users altered the registry contents to fix the bug. I was disappointed with silly Microsoft.

But finally, the solution was detected at a website administered by Microsoft itself.

I set the option as "Internet and the attach," instead of "Internet." That was all I changed.

Microsoft Community

This modification made me exhausted. In addition, there is another issue. Microsoft frequently sends data to update Windows. It takes a massive volume of bytes. I modified the configuration not to receive the update data automatically.

I am doubtful Microsoft is sincerely eager to introduce Windows PC always connecting to the internet. Hoo.