• 20
    Sep

    Machine Learning Is Your Future

    We undergoing a boom in machine learning and AI technology on a grandiose scale and I endeavor to be positioned to benefit from it in every way. In addition to owning shares of some of the companies leading this change, I have also been on the lookout the past 12 months for new applications for this technology. […]

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  • 19
    Sep

    Long PEGI

    Bought a starter position in PEGI today at $26.32 and will happily buy more lower. PEGI is a solid company that sports an impressive wind energy portfolio in North America. They have a strong institutional shareholder base and have a history of raising their dividend every quarter, which currently sits at about 6.4%. I am not particularly bullish on wind power […]

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  • 19
    Sep

    I’ve Got Some Fish I Want To Sell You

    I’ve been up since 5am this morning, up and about Sapporo for business and a little leisure. After picking up some warmer clothes in preparation to what was predicted to be rainy and gloomy day, due to typhoon, I stopped by a business acquaintance and good friend’s office to chat. When I had last met him a year ago, […]

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  • 18
    Sep

    Reminder: All Immigration Officers Are Dicks

    So I arrived in Hokkaido today, my first time back in Japan in over a year and a half. Last time I was here, I was living the life until it all came to an abrupt end in December 2015. Business spiraled lower, and within a few short hours notice I was on a plane out of […]

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  • 15
    Sep

    ROBOTWORLD 2017

    I generally avoid going to trade shows, being that nobody takes them seriously and they rarely yield results, but every now and then it’s fun to see what’s new. After attending a few trade shows, you will notice that it is common practice for companies to put someone with little knowledge on their business in […]

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  • 14
    Sep

    Typhoon Talim Barrels into Southern Japan, Poses Threat to Flight Schedule

    I’m supposed to fly off to Hokkaido on Sunday, right about the time Typhoon Talim hits Japan as a Cat 2 typhoon. Fortunately, typhoons rarely reach the north but nevertheless tend to spoil the weather there with their bullshit tropical rains. If hurricane Irma is of any indicator, this too should be a non event […]

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  • 13
    Sep

    N Korea Stoops to Stealing Bitcoin in Response to Sanctions

    They have already been stealing progressively over the past 2 years and according to FireEye are now targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges with intent to steal more. Imagine that with sanctions in place, stealing ‘digital money’ will become a significant source of income for this country. JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon today compared the cryptocurrency activity […]

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  • 13
    Sep

    Caution: West Side of Seoul Station is Ghetto as Hell

    For almost all my traveling nowadays I use Airbnb. This works well especially in Asia, where you can find access to a spacious room in a good location, at a fairly low cost. In most cities in Asia except Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and all of Myanmar, you can spend under $50 usd a night […]

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  • 12
    Sep

    Hurricane Threat Over, Markets Rip

    I’m sitting here in the Regus offices at Seoul Center 1 and I can tell you this is the nicest Regus office I’ve seen yet. One of the benefits of being a Regus member is they give you access to offices and boardrooms all over the world that you can use at your own discretion, […]

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  • 09
    Sep

    The Lunacy that is Bitcoin

    It pains me to hear stories of somewhat successful bankers leaving their respectable posts to engage in this fuckery known as cryptocurrencies. Just the other day, I learned that a friend in Tokyo had quit his job at Nomura, and watched in horror the next day as he littered his social media with all kinds of […]

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