Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Because of the Bridegroom's Voice"

(Japanese Holy Spring)

"Because of the Bridegroom's Voice"

(In preparation)

When she was young, she was reporting high-school baseball matches here and there in local regions of Japan.

Now, she is a reporter in charge of formally and informally interviewing executive officials of the Japanese Government in Tokyo.

One night, she visited a home of one incumbent high-ranking official of the Japanese Government in Tokyo.

The official told her that his former subordinate now working in a diplomatic facility of the Japanese Government in the U.S. had sent him an interesting letter.

An old Japanese man died by himself in a hotel in America due to a fatal disease after having enjoyed an MLB game.

The old man, despite serious illness, had flown from Japan to America to see a Major League Baseball game, since he had wanted to see once at least Ichiro of the Mariners actually playing in an American ball park.

So, the long candidate for death flew to the U.S., watched Ichiro in a ball park, and went back to the hotel to die alone.

A Japanese bureaucrat stationed in the American city confirmed the identity of the old man and carried out necessary official arrangement to close the case.

Yet, the bureaucrat wrote about the incident to his former boss in Tokyo. And, the boss showed the letter to the female reporter one night at his home.

The most striking part of the letter is that Ichiro having heard of the unfortunate old man, a complete stranger to the baseball star, asked a Japanese diplomatic office in the city to search his bereaved family so as to extend his condolence personally, which was very smoothly carried out, for one of the bereaved families was also a government bureaucrat of Japan known to the bureaucrat who had first taken care of the deceased baseball fan after his death in the hotel.

That is why the Japanese national team won the World Baseball Classic recently held in America to decide what country is the number one in terms of teamwork in baseball.

It is so, since Ichiro of the Mariners drastically put an end to the extended game in the final by delivering a hit and scoring two runs against the Korean national team.

(Source: )

Yesterday, the first female professional baseball player in Japan made her debut taking a strike out against, of course, a male professional baseball player with knuckle balls and fastballs at about 60 miles per hour, though it is a local league in western Japan.

(Go slow, John; go slow! Let it really down at "down!" ...John, get back home out of New York.

Quant à vous, vous êtes bien, ma fille, presque.

Joh 3:28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

Joh 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"No Man Can Enter"

(Early Spring Sky)
(Winter Sky around Tokyo)

"No Man Can Enter"

Q: What is the situation here and there?

A: No special situations to those who eat full and pursue next entertainment as usual.

Q: Isn't it the greatest crisis of the century?

A: No special crisis to those who are living rich life today (and probably until their death) and do not mind whatever will happen after their death with huge money.

Q: Are they truly wise and clever?

A: They can be as much as the Devil is.

Q: Will there be the Last Judgment or the Last Inquest?

A: Apart from the Doomsday, a poor man will be eventually in the arm of Abraham in Heaven; and a rich man will finally be chagrined in front of the bottomless crevasse between Heaven and the hell he has helped get reinforced during his life time on the earth.

Q: Does difference in one's religion count?

A: No. It is because Abraham was there even before the establishment of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.


The Indian sub-continent hit the Asian Continent 40 million years ago, as it had been drifting toward the north over the Indian Ocean at the speed of 10cm (4 inches) per year.

However, this incident was 25 million years after the extinction of dinosaurs on the earth.

Anyway, the collision of the Indian sub-continent with the Asian Continent triggered the mountain-building activities which have resulted in the 8,000-meter high Himalayas of today.

Accordingly, no dinosaurs ever walked on the Himalayas.

Today, the Indian sub-continent is still moving toward the north at the speed of 5cm per year, pushing up the whole Himalayas and causing great earthquakes in India, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, and so on.

If it took 40 million years to create 8,848-meter Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on the earth has been continuously raised at the pace of 0.02 cm per year.

So, 2000 years ago, Mt. Everest was 44cm (a foot and a half) lower than it is today.

If mankind wants to accumulate wealth on the earth, it must follow suit of Mt. Everest; then mankind might be able to survive 40 million more years.

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Even human economic activities, such as official money making, resemble the nature's mountain making movement, though in a 40 million-year span!

In addition, this resemblance is here first indicated in the history of economics by EEE Reporter with a little help from my holy friend Angel.

(Je crains que vous ne pourriez pas me respecter.


Mar 3:25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Mar 3:26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

Mar 3:27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Justified by Faith"

(Sakura - cherry blossom trees - around Tokyo)

"Justified by Faith"

(All Subprime Loan-Embedded Instruments Could be Tracked)

There is a big question in their explanation about why they could not stop the total tsunami effect of subprime-loan default in payment.

They said that any single subprime loan contract was divided, securitized, and distributed into various financial instruments to be sold in the global money market. Accordingly, they claimed that they could not track where any single fraction of a subprime loan contract is buried or left forgotten in this path of distribution and transaction from Wall Street.

However, Wall Street businesses could use tens of thousands of powerful computers equipped with hundreds of efficient application programs with financial capability to contract any first-rate IT companies for tracking any fraction of a subprime loan contract in this path of distribution and transaction.

Pick up any subprime-loan applied house on any town, then a Wall Street company must be able to track every paper work and confirm how and where its pieces of loan contract were securitized and distributed all over the world. It is because such paper work on financial instruments is done electronically through computers and networks.

It is all because tracking data is a basic function of a computer.

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The basic skill to manipulate data in a computer is related to how to connect pieces of data to combine all of them to build one meaningful information, such as a document file, a picture file, or an audio file.

It is so, since one whole file cannot be stored in a computer memory space in a contiguous manner; it has to be divided into many pieces and placed in discrete locations numbered with sometimes random addresses.

The Linked List

Now that you understand basic pointer concepts, you may be asking yourself, "What is this linked list thing?" Well, a linked list is a dynamic data structure consisting of records (called nodes) that hold data and are "'linked" to each other by a method determined by the programmer. The most common linking method is through pointers (addresses), such that each record contains the address of the next node in the list in addition to the record's regular data. The first node in the list, called the head, is used as the list's key identifier. You must always keep track of the head of the list. Why? Because it is the starting point that will be used later to retrieve the information that you have stored in the list. Lose the head, and you have lost the entry point to the entire list, particularly in our implementation here of the singly linked list. A list expands and shrinks (hence dynamic data structure) as data is added and deleted, allowing the list to accommodate an arbitrary number of elements. Compare this concept to the allocation of an array, which remains the same size during its lifetime. Figure 1.1 shows a visual example of a singly linked list, which we will be discussing throughout this article.

Each piece of data must be linked to form a whole file. For this purpose in a bit field of a piece of data, link information is written.

So, a piece of data has two types of location information: its own address in a memory space and an address of another piece of data to be connected to.

Naturally, a file itself must have two types of location information: its own address in a storage system or a disk space and an address of another file to be connected to.

So, a storage system or a disk must have two types of location information: its own address in a computer system and an address of another device system to be connected to.

Finally, a computer system must have two types of location information: its own address in a network system and an address of another computer system to be connected to.

Additionally, a network system must have two types of location information: its own address in a global IT network, including the Internet, and an address of another network system to be connected to.

Yes, it is a kind of fractal structure.

Accordingly, I recommend computer students in the world to first study the idea of a fractal that is generally "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole."

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Now, it is reported that three million houses were evacuated in the U.S. in 2008 due to a trouble of paying back a loan.

However, if the U.S. Government had provided $1000 per month to each house owner on any contractual base, all of them might have been able to retain their houses.

Then, the total tsunami catastrophe must have been prevented with the federal costs of only $36 billion per year being invested into three million subprime-loan applied houses.

What I mean is that there must have been some experts on Wall Street who could clearly foresee that three million houses would be evacuated in 2008 due to a trouble of paying back a loan while they could identify each house at stake before 2008.

It is so since there were so many computers and application programs in addition to high-speed or broadband Internet connections on Wall Street.

(Vous ne devez pas me laisser descendre.


Rom 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Rom 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Rom 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"The LORD shall be thy confidence"

(Around Tokyo, early spring and unknown, the photos all taken by EEE Reporter)

"The LORD shall be thy confidence"

(8,021 U.S. Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science in 2007)

Yes, I watched TV until the bottom of the ninth inning of the Japan vs. Korea match in the World Baseball Classic being broadcast from Los Angeles over the Pacific Ocean.

Twenty minutes later or so, when I tried to check the outcome of the big event for almost all of the Japanese people, I found it was the bottom of the 10th inning. And, finally the Japanese national baseball team took on the Korean national team 5-3 owing to Ichiro’s drastic hit in the top of the 10th inning.

And, this morning, I have found that even The Washington Post is favorably-disposed toward Japan, probably because young Japanese baseball players, including MVP pitcher Matsuzaka, were showing happily big smiles unlike samurai-like Nomo, a retired Japanese MLB hero.

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Who were those software engineers that contributed to business expansion on Wall Street until September 2008?

If Wall Street workers and billionaires had simply relied on a pen and paper, a pocket calculator and note books, IBM mainframe computers and DEC mini-computers only manipulated by specialists, or pre-Windows-era personal computers equipped with 8-bit or 16-bit processors, how could they have handled, even before September 2008, billions of dollars being divided and multiplied tens of hundreds times through thousands of combination with other financial items within, say, a few minutes before the Tokyo Market, the London Market, or the New York Stock Exchange was opened for the day.

So, let’s review one article on this issue written in September 2008.

Wall Street's collapse may be computer science's gain
From IT to hedge funds and back again

By Patrick Thibodeau and Todd R. Weiss

September 26, 2008 (Computerworld) The collapse of Wall Street may help make computer science and IT careers attractive to students who abandoned these fields in droves after the pop of the last big bubble, the dot-com bust of 2001.

After the dot-com bust, computer science enrollments began declining. The number of bachelor's degrees in computer science awarded at 170 Ph.D.-granting institutions reached a low of 8,021 in 2007, down from 14,185 in the 2003-2004 academic year, according to the Computing Research Association (CRA) in Washington.

The dot-com era was a wonderful time to be young, computer-savvy and in search of stock-option riches. Wall Street poured billions of dollars into hundreds of companies that were making little or no money. For instance, Webvan Group Inc., a grocery delivery firm in Foster City, Calif., that was founded in 1997, had so much money that it bought a rival, HomeGrocer, in 2000 for $1.2 billion in stock. Webvan ended in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, IT jobs are among the fastest growing. On the top of the bureau's list of fast-growing career areas is network systems and data communications analysts, which it is forecasting will grow from 262,000 jobs in 2006 to 402,000 jobs by 2008, a 53% increase. Computer software engineers, applications, is expected to increase from 507,000 to 733,000 or 45%; while computer scientists and database administrators will rise from 542,000 to 742,000, a 37% increase.

Randal Bryant, dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said his school saw student applications drop to a low of 1,700 from a peak of 3,200 in 2001 at the end of the dot-com boom.

But the situation has been turning around in the past few years, with 2,300 applications coming in last year, he said.

Bryant said he expects that the troubles on Wall Street will likely influence some students to switch majors in the coming months from business to other fields, including computer science.

Put simply, students who have any ability to learn and master any fraction of the computer technology wanted easy money to learn business and work on Wall Street; and thus they avoided learning true computer science and technical fundamentals.

They were at best making application programs for financial market use or usually amending and operating existing software and computer systems.

But, as Wall Street businesses have been firing tens of thousands computer-related and telecommunications-related jobs, students are now thinking about something not directly linked with easy and big money on Wall Street; and thus young people on campus are now starting to read some non-nonsense technical text books.

If you meet any young computer experts, I do really recommend you to ask them:
"What part of Windows OS have you designed and coded?"

Most of them have no ability to code any non-nonsense part of Windows OS while earning big money on Wall Street.

So, I have to say that those computer and Internet experts having worked on Wall Street in this decade are also responsible for this "Internet Age's Great Recession."

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By the way, I know every 2008 Presidential candidate received money from Wall Street during their campaign days.

Yet, nobody has ever pointed to the fact, identifying it as an unlawful act in light of the spirit of the American Constitution.

But, if any law enforcement authority indicted President Mr. Barack Obama, it is an ultimatum for Mr. Obama's glorious career, no matter if Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain had taken more from Wall Street.

This is a game ultimately governed by such a rule; if abruptly applied or condemned even after a long unspoken consensus by all the parties to neglect their mutual infringement, it is over for the one so named judicially and constitutionally.

It is so since judicial and constitutional authority is more important than a long unspoken consensus by all the parties to neglect their mutual infringement.

(La foi est plus que d'un sentiment que vous devez savoir sur moi, aussi, mon cher.

Or for real sound listening:   )

Pro 3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

Pro 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Pro 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

Pro 3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Be Given Him from Heaven"

(This morning around Tokyo)

"Be Given Him from Heaven"

(Radio Recession, TV Recession, and Internet Recession)

First of all the current economic crisis is the first in the history or since the world entered the full Internet age in 1995.

For an example, the 1929 and 1930's Great Depression was the first in the history or since the world had entered the full radio age with the Titanic tragedy in 1912.

For another example, the 1970's oil shock recession was the first in the history or since the world had entered the full TV age with the global success of Sony in preceding years.

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The "Radio-Age's" Great Depression, between 1929 and 1945, is even symbolized by the fact that the Empire of Japan radioed the encrypted confidential message from Tokyo to its Embassy in Washington D.C. which was expected to be relayed to the U.S. Government very timely for declaring war on the U.S.

The "TV-Age's" Great Recession in 1970's is symbolized by the first Summit Meeting held at Rambouillet, France, in 1975 as joined by Japan, the U.S., France, West Germany, the U.K., and Italy where the main participant was apparently Japan as a rising exporter of electronic products, such as TVs and semiconductors, to the world, including Arab oil producing countries.

Now, this "Internet-Age's" Great Economic Crisis is symbolized by ever increasing Internet users in developing countries, such as China, India, Taiwan, Korea, and other Asian nations, including the Islamic countries.

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(To be continued...)

(Quelqu'un comme quelqu'un était là sur le coup. )

Joh 3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.

Joh 3:25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.

Joh 3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

Joh 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

Monday, March 23, 2009

"Cast out Satan"

(One Very Long Shinaknsen Train around Tokyo)

"Cast out Satan"

As this is a Monday after three consecutive holidays for most of Japanese workers since last Friday, it might be a long night.

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The most important argument on the current global economic crisis since 2008 September's Wall Street Debacle is why and how they could not stop the Great Depression in 1929 and 1930's, since advanced knowledge and expertise can be only developed through inheritance of past lessons learnt.

There must have been some critical signs and indications in the U.S. economy in 1920's. There must have been at least a few decisive unusual trends in business and finance or in the consumer market.

I myself discussed these matters in this blog prior to the 2008 September's Wall Street Debacle. Though it is still hard to assess how much I contributed with those writings to suppressing damages actually brought by the Wall Street Debacle, I think it is still necessary for me to focus on the economic side of human activities on the earth to further contain the future economic disaster, if so predicted in any small probability.

One key factor to driving the U.S. economy as well as the global economy is the Internet power supported by computer and telecommunications technologies. So, I like to review these aspects of the world prior to the 2008 September's Wall Street Debacle:

From 2003 to 2008, namely during the recent four years, the broadband use in America grew three times larger than in previous years as the following data provided by Lehman Brothers show.

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From a historical point of view, after the launch of the Iraqi War by President Mr. George W. Bush in 2003, the mood in the U.S. society apparently changed; the shock of the 9/11 Terror became the thing of the past and the business and venture mind captured most of American citizens like in the stock-market boom in late 1990's. And the ever powered up Internet was there.

In summary, they could then manipulate their one-billion-dollar embedded data in various ways of, for example, dividing and multiplying tens of hundreds times through thousand types of combination with other data items in a very short period of time. And the broadband transmission path allowed them to quickly and smoothly exchange their own Tera-byte data with others' in trade.

What is more, the War on Terror boosted the demand for high-tech information technology in various fields, including the national security industry. Accordingly, a huge amount of human resources and funds were invested in the IT sector like before the IT business downturn around 2001.

This enhanced IT capability was naturally applied to the global financial market and Wall Street businesses almost directly, though not for the sound and right risk management but mostly for earning ever increasing profits large enough to easily cover any possible financial risks calculated in computers.

The geared-up use of the Internet through broadband can be easily inferred from the general trend of the diffusion of the broadband Internet as shown in the above figure provided by Lehman Brothers.

But, Lehman Brothers also provides a figure that shows who the most popular search-engine providers are.

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These shares of the search-engine providers might look irrelevant to the IT boom on Wall Street in these days. However, it tells one specific characteristic of the IT world. It shows the inclination toward the most powerful party as if there were no room for accommodating a variety of methods and strategies in competition.

It is a world where a clearly recognized simple end requires the clearly and simply most advantageous means and tool. And, every player can easily judge relative merits among candidate tools even at his/her desk in office or at home.

It is a world where fortune of war is quickly decided and understood by any party.

This mentality must have prevailed on Wall Street, making workers there all simple minded in terms of their behaviors and strategies in making business or acquiring any type of fortune...

(to be continued...)

(Two pilots died early this morning at Narita Airport due to side-blow crash on landing being mightily attacked by strong gusts.

It was just like a few ribs of my umbrella were broken by a humble tempest wind yesterday... )

That is why I once proposed a rocket booster to be equipped under the fuselage of a jet plane for blasting and heaving up the plane in an emergency such as a sudden descending onto the ground.)

Mar 3:23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

* In a Humble Spring Tempest *

(Around this noon around Tokyo)

* In a Humble Spring Tempest *

(They say: a divorce rate is increasing in Iran; many Romanian children have been desperately left behind by mothers who go to work in Western Europe; and so many otherwise-school boys and girls are forced to work all day in cotton fields in India...)

In 1910's, poetry was undergoing renovation in the U.K. and the U.S. under the influence of "haiku," a Japanese style of short poem. Hence a poet depicted a scene in an underground railroad station in Paris:

In a Station of the Metro

Ezra Pound

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Note: This poem is said to aim at catching a moment of the meeting of two inherently different a tube station of Paris in the early 20th century...Oh, Come On!