Increasingly, Japanese news reports say the answer is, “Yes.“
Increasingly, Japanese news reports say the answer is, “Yes.“
I would love to see how this new facial ID system handles all the outliers* such as the 10-to-20% of the Japanese population who wear surgical masks during both the winter flu season and the 4-to-6 month long pollen season.
Facial ID tech to be set at Osaka station
The Yomiuri Shimbun | January 30, 2014
…The station, which serves 820,000 passengers per day, is scheduled to be the stage of an unusually large study on tracking location data using facial-recognition technology…
…Each camera is to photograph people’s faces within a three-square-meter area, and assign each face an ID based on its characteristics.
When a person is recognized by another camera, the time and location will be recorded. Each person’s behavior will then be tracked for one week…more...
Outliers ”Я” Us : I am one of these outliers for facial recognition. Whenever I go to work at the Japanese R&D center of Toshiba and I try to walking in on crutches wearing a hoodie, their automatic entry authorization camera system fails to recognize my face or that I’m a human.
WARNING, WARNING: Quadruped alien identified.
I know, I know…Cool story, bro.(meme)
Previous reports on the 3Yen about Japanese face scanning technologies and countermeasures include:
• Facial recognition for surgical mask wearing Japanese
(3Yen / 2006-01-14)
• Digital makeup, Japanese
(3Yen / 2011-04-18) ↓
• Anti-surveillance chic from Japan
(3Yen / 2013-01-29) ↓
Loose translation of TakagiSota’s twitter:
During the recent draining and cleaning of Tokyo’s Inokashira Pond, a giant carp called ‘Moby Dick’ has been finally captured. Moby has been frightening visitors for years slurping at car tires and small Shiba dogs. Finally the pond will be at peace.
(水抜き中の井の頭池「モビーディック」と呼ばれてた巨大鯉がついに捕獲された。車のタイヤや柴犬を丸呑みにする恐ろしい奴だった。これで池も平和になる。 pic.twitter.com/CWz5KXbpWW– 高木壮太 (@TakagiSota) January 26, 2014)
According to RocketNews24, the Parks Department began draining Inokashira Pond as part of an effort to remove harmful non-native fish, such as bluegill, that have been introduced to the body of water …[and]…in just a single day, more than 50 twisted, rusted, abandoned bicycles were pulled from the pond …[but]… the lake could still be concealing around 150 more bicycles.
‘Den4′, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large writes…
In two papers (nature.com) (dailygalaxy.com), Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan and his colleagues now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence to the truth of Maldacena’s Conjecture1—that is, that our universe is holographic2.
Figures that it would be Japanese scientists that would find some possibilities that we’re living in a hologram Matrix…
← Unfairly imprisoned in Japan since January 2009, Prisoner Gusokumushi № 1 (left)—aka the Giant Isopod—has not eaten anything for four years!
Last year I reported about the plight of this Giant Isopod in: Cthulhu’s poodle refuses to eat in Japanese confinement (3Yen / 2013-02-20).
And, in the past year nothing has changed.
Prisoner Gusokumushi № 1 still refuses to eat. According to reports (Kyodo Press | Jan. 2, 2014) the giant isopod—a crustacean often called the “scavenger of the deep”—imprisoned at Toba Aquarium in Toba, Mie Prefecture has not eaten anything since it last ate a fish in January 2009.
According to the Toba Aquarium’s blog (Google Translate), they are:
“Kawatebukuro” — Doughboy starfish
(diameter about 20cm)
()starfish that live in coral reefs and sandy tropical waters.
Difference (coral food often) and starfish other, it seems mainly eat the microorganisms of the seabed.
It is the starfish still when viewed from the back side.
Dr. Masaki Miya of Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan has led a team of Oxford University scientists using DNA evidence to conclude that the deep sea Black Swallower is really a kissing cousin to the Bluefin Tuna, which like say that a, “seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus.” WTF?!
Who do you fin you are? Tuna’s odd family tree
University of Oxford, 2013 Nov. 30th, via thealmagest.com
…Deep sea fish such as the black swallower, with an extendable stomach that enables it to eat fish larger than itself…are close cousins to mackerels and tuna despite having completely different body shapes and lifestyles [according to] the team, led by Dr Masaki Miya at Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan…
…‘Discovering that such radically different fish species are related is a bit like finding that a seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus!’ said Dr Matt Friedman of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, a co-author…more…
Japan tests space cannon that will blast asteroid
AFP News (10/23/2013)
Japanese scientists readying to blast a crater in an asteroid to find out what it is made of said Wednesday they have successfully tested their new space cannon.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said the huge weapon would fire a metal bullet at the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 …
Ever since Japan’s flagbearer (L), Marvin the Martian (Wiki) has made it his Mission in Life too blow up the Earth because it blocks his view of Venus, he has sought to make his dream come true:
After two thousand years of work, the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator* is complete. Brace yourself for immediate disintegration.
The 3Yen’s previous reports of Japan’s Hayabusa robotic space probes and Marvin the Martian’s spacey plans include:
• Marvin the Martian’s sushi business? (3Yen / 2010-04-07)
• Japan’s robot probe samples tasty asteroid (3Yen / 2005-11-27)
• Race to Mars! (3Yen / 2006-09-01) ↓
(Google Translate) Japan Society of Coloproctology
68th Annual Meeting 2013
November 15th (Friday) and 16th (Saturday) Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo
The theme of this year’s annual meeting is:
The Future of Colon Proctology comes out of bonds and trust.‡
The continuing jellyfish invasion has been causing a havoc at nuclear power plants clogging them and shutting them down in Japan (3Yen / 2012-10-27) and throughout the world (tomonews.net / 2013-10-03).
KILLER ROBOTS!…the JEROS—Jellyfish Elimination Robotic Swarm.
Robot meant to remove jellyfish might just be making more jellyfish
October 7, 2013, 1:34 p.m.
…Developed by a team of engineers in Korea, JEROS is a robot designed for destroying jellyfish swarms, like the one that recently clogged the cooling pipes at a nuclear power plant…
Animated GIFs via nmatv.tumblr.com
Previous 3Yen reports over the years about these mad jellies include:
—PANIC! Killer jellyfish invading Japan! (3Yen / 2008-02-09)
—INVASION OF THE NUCLEAR JELLYFISH! (3Yen / 2006-07-20)
—The Attack of the Killer Jellyfish! (3Yen / 2007-02-20)
—Attack of the giant jellyfish! (3Yen / 2005-12-08)