JETLAG RADIO 110 | BENKYO RADIO 071 | LAMBDA/QUANTUM/GT 007 | TECHNO RADIO 001

  • AUTO #26 [FIA]

  • Event Horizon Telescope releases first ever black hole image [Astronomy]

  • Is the world ready for a new generation of hypersonic missiles? [The Economist]

  • You can now listen to Apple Podcasts directly on the web [The Verge]

  • Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-all, explained [Vox]

  • Falcon Heavy’s first real launch is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space [Techcrunch]

  • Boston Dynamics buys a better brain for its robots [MIT Tech Review]

  • Oracle and IBM are officially out of a race for a key $10 billion defense contract as Amazon and Microsoft move ahead [Business Insider]

  • Video Assistant Referees (VAR) [FIFA]

  • Green New Deal (read the entire 14 pages) [NPR]

  • Sac Republic: An Open Letter to MLS Commissioner Don Garber [Indomitable City Soccer]


I feel demoralized for the Democrats, who played by the rules, only to get jinxed. We won the House of Representatives, and we somehow remain powerless. We had a Mueller report released on the anniversary of Nixon’s demise, but it was not enough. We demanded his tax returns, even that is falling through. I really thought Maxine was going to get up from her chair and slap that guy today. The light at the end of the tunnel is almost here. We all know the reason why all these elections get rigged. It’s because we make it complicated for minorities in some districts to vote. When I go to vote, I can go early, and it takes less than 30 minutes. Why does a young minority have to spend 5 hours in Florida and then be deny vote due to a “faulty” machine? This is ridiculous. Also, Electoral College. In many previous elections, the person who got the Popular Vote didn’t get the win. That’s not fair. Americans love our sports. In most sports, the team with the most points win. Democrats have the most votes, but because of these ridiculous “gerrymandering” maps from the Middle Ages, we get stuck with this nonsense. Stop yanking our chain. Enough is enough.

Listen to (Barack) Obama, who is listening to his wife Michelle. You wouldn’t dress the way your grandparents would want, or the music they listen to, so why would you throw away your right to vote? Cherish it. You can really make a difference. Look at our demise. The system is so messed up that we have to vote in overwhelming fashion just to win. Even though we have the best players, and the best teammates.

Why wouldn’t healthcare or education be more affordable or free? I was watching a movie yesterday and there’s a scene that made me cry. It was about a woman who got her college acceptance letter, and the guy asked her why isn’t she excited? She said because her parents couldn’t afford to send her to school. That’s messed up. There are countless of kids out there who want to go to school, and the system is denying them that opportunity. That is plain wrong.

Let me say that I have a whole lot of respect for a profession that all of us despise. That job is being a referee. When you think about it, a lot of these folks in high places have to play referee. There is often two sides who want to go at it, and there’s a person in the middle who has to remind them that there is a better way. A way to compromise. A way to do something for the greater good. Everybody got upset at our new governor Gavin Newsom for trying to abolish the death penalty in California. But then they asked him, and he frankly responded “he couldn’t sleep at night.” Do you see now? The importance of having a conscience?

You have a choice. You can listen to the rapper who “floss” on instagram and stacks of tens of thousands of dollars. Or you can listen to the rapper who put his pride aside, made peace with another rapper he was beefing with, and became a strong advocate against mass incarcerations.

To any politicians and elected officials: If you stay mute on the Extreme-Right, then you are complicit with the Extreme-Right.

Do we want to waste our time with small weed drug offenders, or do we want to go after Big Pharma who exploited and made billions off the opioid epidemic?

I’m not diabetic, but when I heard insulin shots cost hundreds of dollars, and some folks had to go out of the country to get some affordable ones…I mean this is embarrassing.

Why do we praise and give billions of dollars to companies like JUUL who gets kids addicted to smoking, instead of paying our teachers decent salaries so they wouldn’t have to beg on gofundme pages just to afford school supplies? On the ballot in 2020 should be something that says “This Bill provides all school supplies for every teacher in America, period, no excuses.”

Anyway, on a more happier note, I’m introducing yet another series of podcast, this one entitled TECHNO RADIO, which is an homage to my Techno Clubbers newsletter I had back in college.

Be happy, stay positive, and remember, eventually this whole Biff nonsense will be eventually over. We’ve burned the almanac, we just need to save Doc (Sen Sanders), and win in 2020.

Lately I’m listening to the new Afrojack single on repeat, Armin van Buuren’s Ultra 2019 DJ set, and PNL’s new album.

Just finished the Spider-Man DLC episodes, it was great!

Remember, our Earth is fragile, cherish it. Climate Change is real, so let’s push for this Green New Deal.

Until Next Time!


JETLAG RADIO 109 | BENKYO RADIO 052-064 | LAMBDA/QUANTUM/GT RADIO 005-006

  • Astronomers just mapped the inside of a supernova [Astronomy Magazine]

  • Quantum computing should supercharge this machine-learning technique [MIT Tech Review]

  • How economic inequality might affect a society’s well-being [PBS News Hour]

  • Photos: kids in 128 countries are on strike to protect the climate [Vox]

  • DARPA is trying to build an unhackable open-source voting system [MIT Tech Review]

  • New AFRL podcast goes behind the scenes [AF Reserve Command]

  • Klaus Lackner’s once wacky idea increasingly looks like an essential part of solving climate change [MIT Tech Review]

  • Explore MOON to MARS [NASA]

  • LeBron James, overcome with emotion from passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list, just wants to inspire kids like MJ inspired him [SB Nation]

  • How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Science [Quanta Magazine]

  • Countries look at ways to tinker with Earth’s thermostat [The Economist]

  • Strategy Needs Creativity [HBR]

  • Life probably exists beyond Earth. So how do we find it? [Nat Geo]

Very excited by the numerous amount of candidates in the Democratic Primaries for 2020. Just remember, if the party is divided, and not rallied around the best candidate, we may lose again. After bitter 2016, let’s not have a bitter 2020.

I’m making an update because ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL is coming up and I’m doing my yearly PSA about it. If you’re going, have fun, and be safe. Don’t do drugs. Don’t bring your parents anxiety wondering whether or not you will OD. It sounds silly and what not, until it happens to you or those you care about.

Dance because you are high off the music. You do not need to be high off hard drugs. You’ve seen pictures of “before and after” of folks on hard drugs. You don’t want that. Your parents don’t want that. Show them you’re responsible. If they’re letting you go all the way to Miami, don’t take their trust for granted. Don’t roll your eyes when they’re lecturing you. Take off an hour and watch a PBS Frontline documentary special, this subject is not funny.

I’m very excited that the 67th Sebring race is this weekend! Looking forward to the race and checking out all the lap times. There’s also a new F1 documentary on Netflix, it ought to be interesting. We’re also towards the end of The Grand Tour Season 3, which has been extremely fun to watch. Did you know you can play it as a game? It’s available on PS4 and other platforms.

My favorite new show is Whiskey Cavalier, be sure to check it out.

I’m not sure why all my favorite DJs are djin’ at ski resorts lately, but I presume they’re up to some shenanigans.

St Patrick’s Day is this weekend! Please drink responsibly.

My goal is to finish reading The Iliad this month. I’m resuming Assassin’s Creed Origins, amazing plot.

I think Elon Musk just announced his Y model, be sure to check it out!

Lot of Basketball this month! It’s March Madness!

Bumblebee was great! Wonderful origins story, and brought memories of watching the first Transformers movie.

Happy Birthday to Einstein and thus Happy Pi Day! If you figure out the Theory of Everything, (hint, it has to do with a Quantum Taxonomy Tree & Prime Factorization), I will buy you a drink or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 103-108 | BENKYO RADIO 044-051 | LAMBDA RADIO 004 | QUANTUM RADIO 004 | GT RADIO 004

  • The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate [HBR]

  • This star in Andromeda has exploded every year for millions of years [Astronomy Magazine]

  • ‘Planet Earth III’, ‘Frozen Planet II’ Coming to BBC America [YouTube]

  • The Green New Deal, Explained [Vox]

  • Stop Limiting quantum computing to speed [Techcrunch]

  • Dimien: Fighting Climate Change with Nanomaterials [WIRED]

  • Lupe Fiasco On New World Water, And Changing The World With His Bars Before Leaving Rap Behind [Vibe]

  • Intel Discrete Graphics Team Reaches Out To The Enthusiast Community With Insight On Its GPU Plan [Forbes]

  • The Real National Emergency: Opioids’ unrelenting toll [The Economist]

  • The Administration has a plan to keep America first in artificial intelligence [MIT Tech Review]

  • La Marseillaise started life as a revolutionary battle song and a hymn to freedom. [France Diplo]

  • Trump wants better AI. He also wants less immigrations. He can’t have both. [Vox]

  • Self-driving cars take the wheel [MIT Tech Review]

  • How to Lead Your Fellow Rainmakers [HBR]

  • Capcom Adds A Ton Of Game Soundtracks to Spotify [comicbook]

  • Israel’s attorney-general is expected to announce additional corruption indictments against Mr. Netanyahu [The Economist]

  • White Nationalism: The Chilling History of American Nazi Supporters [New Yorker]

  • The real story of the Green Book, the guide that changed how black people traveled in America [Vox]

  • Evasion Fiscale: UBS condamnée à une amende record de 3,7 milliards d’euros [Le Monde]

  • FIA Action for Road Safety [FIA]

Hi there, it’s been a while with an update, so here’s one. I was extremely excited to watch the new Spider-Verse movie, I thought it was really good. Both the soundtrack and score are awesome as well.

March Madness is almost upon us! It’s going to be wild, but here’s to hoping that someday, they will finally pay the players of the NCAA, who play for our entertainment, and don’t even get paid. It’s extremely unfair. As someone who has experience with working for free over extended period of time, I can empathize.

I know many of you, along with with myself are still going bonkers over what the Administration does, how embarrassed so many folks of various branches of govt are, and how criticizing in many cases ruin careers, we live in dire times. Thankfully, help is on the way. Part Two of the Blue Wave is here. We have numerous Democratic Candidates for 2020. Whoever wins, just remember, vote for the ticket, don’t fall in the “3rd candidate trap” and give the election away. In addition, hopefully we’ll see VP Pence at the rein sometimes later in 2019, as Mueller finishes his report. The reason why the report is delayed is due to the fact of what we all feared, the multi-level layers of corruptions has completely bewildered the Feds, who find themselves in a situation double if not triple the amount of Watergate. Let’s just say they wouldn’t be able to describe the situation with a 30min speech. Let’s also say a 1000-page paper may sound too convoluted, but necessary. The other issue is, what does it do to moral for a lot of folks? In any case, true Patriots will continue to do their work, as we continue to expose those who are in bed with the Homunculus. If there’s any consolation prize, it appears that Trump diminished the GOP so badly that people have learned their lesson for life. Did you see how people doing their W2 realized that they are getting a lower tax refund than before, while the millionaires get more back? Are you starting to get the message that maybe a 70% tax on the ultra-rich isn’t such a bad idea after all? Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is young, but she has tremendous wisdom. Listen to her. Listen to Bernie too, he’s been beating his drums on many issues for like 20-30+ years. Just be happy, because everybody is getting “schooled” this 2020 election. People are going to wake the F up. They’re going to be like: “yikes, I guess one vote does make a difference.” Also, it is time, it is time for men to admit it’s okay when you have a female superior. It doesn’t make you any less than a man to report to a woman. You can be the greatest supersoldier in the world, guess what, as much as folks criticize Hillary Clinton, you know what she wouldn’t be doing right now? She wouldn’t be golfing in Florida and scaring the shit out of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists with a couple of tweets, she’d be….at work, working. Secretaries of State get down to business, they always engage in diplomacy to keep peace. Yes, it’s great to have all those weapons and talk a big game, but nobody wants World War III, nobody wants M.A.D., we all want peace and stability throughout our world, and that means having “inconvenient conversations.” It means we gotta keep pressing on the fact that Saudis bomb Yemen with American weapons. It means that after 50 years of oppression, maybe it’s time to give a couple pieces of land for Palestinians to live in peace and harmony with the Jews. We know white lives matter, we’re trying to get black lives to matter, and next step is to understand that brown lives matter too.

I got to visit the Aerospace museum for Museum Day in Sacramento. Our city is thriving! There’s still a lot of work to do. Let’s continue to get big things happening. Will the Sacramento Kings long drought finally end? Will they finally make the playoffs? They played the Warriors, whom without being too modest, have a team worthy of the damn NBA USA Olympics team. Thus, there’s still a lot of work to do. It’s possible! My hometown of Stade Rennais (back in France) somehow managed to stay in the Europa league! It’s like the Champions League for Football/Soccer, but kind of like a Secondary Division. Manchester United is still in the Champions League, but PSG won first-leg, so there’s a lot of work to do for the next match up!

It’s Black History Month, I suggest you read on Tuskegee Airmen, and watch The Green Book, great movie. I still need to read Michelle Obama & Kamala Harris’ books before the end of the month.

Listening to three albums right now: 10th anniversary of Drake’s So Far Gone, Formula E The Soundtrack, Palestine Sounds (Spotify), and the OKAMI soundtrack. Found some old Initial D soundtracks too, which are pretty cool. Armin van Buuren just released ASOT 900 album, and I think there’s a new Anjunadeep album from Above & Beyond’s record label.

I’m not trying to be funny, but I know many folks who are completely stressed out, how to say this: “just want to go home and play Red Dead Redemption II.” I can empathize. I have a ton of work to do, and quite frankly I just want to play some Gran Turismo. Anyway, we all have responsibilities. Keep working hard, keep doing a good job. Maybe not a lot of people know, but those who love you, and those close to you know. Remember, Trump golfing and tweeting isn’t “saving the world,” the 200-some forces left along with European Forces in Syria are the ones trying to save the world.

You might be a teacher, and feel overwhelmed by a crowd of young kids who rather stare at their instagrams than listen to your lectures. It’s ok. There are many students of yours who will listen, and forever be thankful for you. Shoutout to my Biology Teacher. Shoutout to my English Teacher. Shoutout to my French Teacher. Shoutout to my Econ Teacher. Shoutout to all the teachers who believe in their students who will grow up to do big things.

Looks like Jon Stewart continued to keep pressing. Thank God for Jon Stewart.

Don’t forget FuelFest in LA is coming up soon! I really want to meet Caleb and Tyrese someday.

Once again, it’s Black History Month, so be forever thankful. Why? Because there is something that you must always remember. Every black man in America who gets pulled over for a busted taillight has a different experience than a white person that gets pulled over for the same thing. That is our reality, and it is the difficult conversation that we all need to have. It’s a tough conversation, but we as a nation must have that conversation. Thus, let’s reflect, and remember this, let’s continue to find ways to deal with this.


We still have a while until the SR-72 is ready (or at least, that’s the official word), but I hope to visit the SR-71 at the Smithsonian one of these days! Definitely the most badass American plane.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 101 | BENKYO RADIO 038

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 pumps out 700+ hp courtesy blown 5.2 V8 [Autoblog]

  • Macron and Merkel renew their vows [The Economist]

  • The Best Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help [HBR]

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Darling of the Left, and Nightmare of the Right [Bloomberg]

  • Imprisoned in Myanmar: Day 406 [Reuters]

  • For a Besieged F.B.I., the Shutdown is the latest Trump-Era Assault [New Yorker]

  • How SpaceX’s first astronaut crew is preparing to take on a brand new spacecraft [The Verge]

  • LeBron James, the most important athlete in America, explained [Vox]

  • We’d have more quantum computers if it weren’t so hard to find the damn cables [MIT Tech Review]

I’ve just added JETLAG RADIO episode 101, and BENKYO RADIO 038. I wanted to mention a few things: first of all, MSF really needs help in the DRC. I hope that the State Department addresses what they plan to do to help the situation over their next press conference. Second, we just had MLK Day, and there is a disconnect about what people are really facing. A minority has to work twice, or three times as hard to get noticed. That’s just the reality. Have you ever gone to the store? Have you seen a caucasian person come in with a tshirt and flip flops? Why can a white person wear a sweater and it’s no issues, but if a black person wears a sweater, all hell breaks loose? People need to come together. Stop being scared of one another. We are all in this together. All of us are inundated with TV shows, but honestly, we all need to watch COSMOS (can’t wait for season 2). Do you know why? Because it reminds us that our daily problems are minute compared to the vast universe. Life on Earth is precious, Do you know that every time the Sun “burps” (Solar Flare), it knocks down major systems on our planet? You need to appreciate every day on Earth. Stop the nonsense, and work together. I saw something amazing online today, everybody kept posting “ten years ago, and today” photos. I saw sometimes much better. It showed today and ten years from now. Yes, maybe Climate Change is ravaging our planet now, but let’s envision a 2029 where we’ve solved Climate Change. We’ve got the statistics. We got those folks who have worked decades to explain us with graphs that it is happening. Now we need solutions. Basically, it’s like this. Al Gore was right. He was right all along. Therefore, the era of him saying “I told you so” is over. Now we need solutions. I’m guilty of it too. I’ve raised awareness, but what have done personally? I’ve voted, yes that’s good, but there’s a next step, and a higher step, and an even higher step. The basic step was to talk about it. The next step was to attend a local meeting. The next step was to promote that institution. What is the next level? It can be as simple as planting a tree. So that’s what I plan on doing, I’m gonna plant a damn tree. Rising CO2 levels, y’all. We each as individuals need to reduce our carbon footprints. I kept ripping on Moby telling us that cows are causing all the Climate Change, but I guess he’s right, so we gotta eat less burgers. Whatever your set of skills are, bring it to the table, and help out. If you can draw, do some artwork. If you’re a musician, do some music. If you’re a writer, write books. If you write articles on Climate Change, thank you so much, they are vital to get out the message.

I’m still reading Nafeez Ahmed books. Wow, there are some bewildering revelations in there. In any case, it does remind me that it’s been 18 years since that tragic day, and that means people born around that day are now about to attend college! Wow. I ask the new Congress to pass a Bill which guarantees free college tuition to any student who lost a loved one on that tragic September day. While we’re on the topic, Jon Stewart is still waiting on you (Congress) to fully support 100% medical costs paid for first-responders who became sick that day.

Rolex 24 Hours is happening this weekend! Best of luck to all the drivers. May the best man win!

Music-wise, I think I will listen to the new Future album, I bet it’s NSFW, but hopefully not too NSFW.

Book-wise, well, 2019 just started, and I hope to read over 52 books this year yet again. Gotta work on my reading list.

Game-wise, gotta catch up on Gran Turismo. They’ve added the Integra Type R!!!

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 100 | BENKYO RADIO 034 | LAMBDA RADIO 003 | QUANTUM RADIO 003 | GT RADIO 002

  • How Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code [Quanta Magazine]

  • How collective intelligence can change your world, right now [Nafeez Ahmed]

  • ‘Gran Turismo 7’ Will Have Real-Time Ray-Tracing, Likely Playstation 5 Bound [comicbook]

  • Why children’s lives have changed radically in just a few decades [The Economist]

  • Solskjaer excited by Rashford’s top potential [Manchester United]

  • How Leaders Can Get Honest, Positive Feedback [HBR]

  • Astronomers find another source of repeating radio bursts from outside our galaxy [The Verge]

  • How to Manage When We Feel Overwhelmed [TalkSpace]

  • The Crystal Method: “You have to hustle, work hard and not take anything for granted” [DJ Mag]

  • Stars like our Sun turn into crystals late in life [Astronomy Magazine]

  • Bill de Blasio’s plan to guarantee health care for every New Yorker, explained [Vox]

  • How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security [TC]

  • IBM has just unveiled this cool-looking quantum computer—but it will hide in the cloud [MIT Tech Review]

  • Today’s #IntelAI technologies are already addressing tomorrow’s space exploration challenges. [Intel on Soundcloud]

  • The brutal secret of school sport initiations [BBC News]

  • The black teenager whose world was turned upside down by racism [The Guardian]

  • Keeping up with Ohio State’s CubeRRT satellite [OSU Alumni]

  • Finally declassified: Swedish pilots awarded US Air Medals for saving SR-71 spy plane [MilitaryTimes]

Wow, 100 episodes of JETLAG RADIO! What started as a small project became something gigantic. I love that quote by Terry Crews that says “Just because they aren’t following you, doesn’t mean they aren’t following you.” Fans are awesome (I don’t mind it when folks want to work/study next to me when I’m out and about). I want to thank everybody who has been following. It’s amazing how some people will only be there when times are great, but disappear when times are hard. The true people are those who stick by you and times are tough, and times are well. One great lyrics quote from 21' Savage’s new album is “would you still love me if I had minimum wage?” Because that’s God’s Honest Truth. Are people surrounding you only when you are popular, but suddenly vanish when you are not doing good? Watch out for those people. Surround yourself with folks who are there in good times and the bad.

I hope I inspired folks to continue to study, all the time, to pursue whatever you are chasing. If you are just pursuing diamond watches like rapper Future, more power to you, but I’m not impressed (sometimes he makes great songs, sometimes he makes bad songs). Bragging about “you’re still not a millionaire” on his Snapchat is not the right approach to inspire the hearts and minds of young people. People who are studying day and night to become better version of themselves. I’m more impressed by a young woman named Ocasio who just became a very young congressman. She has a lot of haters, because she’s trying to change the system. Do you remember your first job? My first job was a Bagger at a groceries store. I pushed carts in the snow. My hands were freezing. I will never forget that experience. My second job in High School, was working at a library. Knowledge is important, and it’s important when we all win. For the longest time the 1% controls everything. It’s still true to this day. But how do we change this? It doesn’t happen overnight. Barack Obama didn’t bust in the front door of the White House listening to Tupac, they would have shot him on sight. He was a Community Organizer. He inspired people. He got people to vote. People were and are still exciting by him. People are excited about Hillary too, but unfortunately, due to Macho Society, she lost. It’s time to wake up and re-read what FiveThirtyEight said: elderly white women (listening to the wrong men) voted for Trump. End of discussion. If you support women, you need to show this at the polls. “No to the Hillary dynasty blah blah blah” No to what? Need I remind you that President Clinton had a surplus doing his time in office? Bill Clinton’s scandals fit on a post-it. Trump’s scandals, you need a whole department for that. Remember the line from Jurassic Park “nobody cares! nobody cares!” That’s what’s currently happening, and it is an outrage. Did you see the front cover of The Economist? Society is treating this into a TV show. Do you have any idea how embarrassing that is for the past 3 presidents? You want to joke about the stability of the free world? The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is congregating in a week or so. You don’t joke about that. Democrats now control the House of Representatives. It’s time to end this shutdown, push to fix Climate Change, Medicare for All, Free Tuition, make Pre-Kindergarden free, Black Lives Matter, Equality Rights, Income Inequality, so on and so forth. Why are school supplies a demoralizing topic for Teachers? Why can’t we have both money for the military and Teachers, why is Senator Sanders the only one speaking out? The rest of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

Now that I have reached my 100 playlists milestone, I’d like to give you my most important book recommendation, it’s a book called “Multipliers” by Liz Wiseman. Read it. Learn from it. Not everybody is entrusted with a Multiplier, but if you are, it’s a big responsibility. It basically allows to untap power to boost and raise awareness on whatever you find important.

It took me about 2 years, but I learned a lot once I unlocked my Multiplier. It gave me flashbacks to never taking things for granted, that every day is a blessing, and elevate people who are doing great work. If someone is taking you for granted, forget them, they don’t know what they are missing out on.

You are amazing, you are shooting for the moon. After a while, you might even shoot for further outer-space like Elon Musk!

When you are at a young age, you can get very upset at the world, suffer bullying, so on and so forth. Stay positive and work hard. You can do it. If you hate studying, turn it into a fun activity. I saw one of my favorite rapper show something wonderful on his instagram: he was driving his daughter home from school, and she was already doing her homework in the car. She couldn’t even wait to get home to finish her studies. She wanted to do it as soon as possible so she could go have fun with her family and friends.

I heard Senator Kamala Harris might run for president in 2020. I think she should! She’s awesome. She always works very hard to make a difference for minorities who have to work twice or three times as hard to get ahead.

Lately on my reading list, I have some old Nafeez Ahmed books that I need to read.

Manchester United is going to play PSG in the Champions League, I’m so torn!

Some awesome new videogames coming out soon. There’s the Grand Tour racing game and Ace Combat 7. Finally! Fighter Jets who can dogfights in a safe virtual environment.

Oh yeah. End the Govt Shutdown. Or, expedite the 2016 Elections investigation, and start impeachment hearings. We can’t wait 6 months.

Best of luck to the One Voice Movement, who is working hard on the Deal of the Century (Two State Solution). I hope 2019 is our year.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 096 | BENKYO RADIO 022 | LAMBDA RADIO 002 | QUANTUM RADIO 002

  • VW wants I.D. R racer to set the Nurburgring EV lap [autoblog]

  • Voyager 2 becomes second human-made object to cross into interstellar space [The Verge]

  • D-Wave releases development kit for hybrid quantum-classical applications [TechRepublic]

  • The record for high-temperature superconductivity has been smashed again [MIT Tech Review]

  • Medical report shows disastrous impact of Australia’s offshore impact of Australia’s offshore processing policy [MSF]

  • There’s a great anti-poverty bill in the Senate. Why haven’t we heard more about it? [Vox]

  • The Economist’s books of the year [The Economist]

  • Satellites may connect the entire world to the internet [The Economist]

  • Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging [TechCrunch]

  • Why Companies That Wait to Adopt AI May Never Catch Up [HBR]

  • Tim Cook to white supremacists: ‘You have no place on our platforms’ [The Verge]

  • Making U.S. Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive [HBR]

  • Netflix will release a new Ghost in the Shell anime in 2020 [The Verge]

  • Grammy nominations 2019: Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack and Drake lead the pack [Vox]

  • Here’s Why Having Only Two Winter Tires Is Bad [Jalopnik]

  • Universal income vs. the robots: Meet the presidential candidate fighting automation [MIT Tech Review]

  • F-35’s Final Milestone Before Full-Rate Production [Air Force Mag]

I have uploaded a few new JETLAG RADIO episodes, BENKYO RADIO is up to 22, and LAMBDA RADIO & QUANTUM RADIO are both at episode 2.

It’s the holidays! In previous holiday seasons, I used to empathize so much with folks working retail. If you know a little about it, I worked retail for 7 years before becoming an Analyst 5-7 years ago. Nowadays, I want you to remember this, while people working retail are frustrated (I have an epic story about a woman who threw a book at me, and she was with her child), here is what I want you to remember: Military, Firefighters, Policemen, and countless other fields have workers who have it up the wazoo during the holidays. They’re trying to hold down the peace, and trust me, that can be very hard. Therefore, when a firefighter shows you a video that may look cheesy, it might save your life. Look up what they say to make sure your Christmas tree does not catch on fire. When a policeman looks at the camera and says “wear a seatbelt, happy holidays!” what he/she means to say is WEAR YOUR DAMN SEATBELT every time. No excuse. Do it to save your life. Don’t be stupid. Please, I am literally begging you, because I’ve seen the statistics, and every year, CHP cries. Every year, they are looking for ways to prevent accidents. Stop goofing with your damn cell phone when you are driving. Once you get in the car, set up your bluetooth, and that’s it. Especially you teenagers who are just starting to drive. YOLO YOLO YOLO? Yes, indeed, YOLO = You Only Live Once. There’s no do-over. So, wear your damn seatbelt. Don’t drink and drive. You can always select a designated driver, an Uber, a Lyft, a Cab, take the bus, or train. Just please, be careful. Christmas is a time to be merry, so, eyes on the road. Thank you.

I am currently listening to the new Paul van Dyk album, I’ve been waiting for years for this, I very much enjoyed his Politics of Dancing series, and the rest of his whole collection, which is the reason why I selected as one of my Top 5 DJs for the past DJ MAG competition. I really hope Eric Prydz resumes his radio show in 2019 because I miss his music/style.

I’m reading Tao of Seneca series (there are 3) lately. They are pretty good. I also gathered a super reading list for International Studies books. Looking forward to reading them in 2019.

Until Next Time!


JETLAG RADIO 091 | BENKYO RADIO 017 | LAMBDA RADIO 001 | QUANTUM RADIO 001

  • Fourth National Climate Assessment: Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States [globalchange.gov]

  • Universal Quantum Phenomenon Found in Strange Metals [Quanta Magazine]

  • Book It: Why You Should Read More — and, more importantly, how to do it [Comstock’s]

  • Mars continues to dazzle in the November sky [Astronomy Magazine]

  • Auto #24 [FIA]

  • How technology can make up for bad, absent teachers in poor-country schools [The Economist]

  • How to make the perfect pecan pie [1843 magazine]

  • How to Keep Working When You’re Just Not Feeling It [HBR]

  • This is how you can save your sanity and kick your addiction to breaking news [Fast Company]

  • We Test A Thanksgiving Vegan Meal From Beyond Meat [Inc.]

  • The best Black Friday deals for DJs and electronic musicians [The Verge]

  • How UPS uses AI to outsmart bad weather [MIT Tech Review]

  • An Anthropologist Explains Why We Love Holidays [UPS Longitudes]

  • High Energy, Big Smiles, and 14,000 packages for Troops Abroad [Fedex blog]

  • Survey Says: This Cyber Monday, Shipping is the Dealmaker [DHL blog]

  • Climate Change Will Take a Bite From U.S. Economy, Report Finds [NY Times]

  • The dishes on your Thanksgiving table have deep, indigenous roots beyond the first feast [Washington Post]

  • Stable pendant plus de mille ans, la concentration de CO2 dans l’atmosphère a explosé au XXe siècle [Le Monde]

  • How Progressives are Forcing the Democrats to Actually Do Something About Climate Change [Vice News]

  • 100 Notable Books of 2018 [NY Times]

  • The Great American Read [PBS]

  • IMF Annual Report 2018 [IMF]

  • Shanghai Success for Toyota Gazoo Racing [Toyota Gazoo Racing]

  • One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air, Four if by Space, Five if by Cyber [Air Force Magazine]

JETLAG RADIO 087-091 have been uploaded. I have also added a few more BENKYO RADIOs, now up to episode 017. I have also started LAMBDA RADIO & QUANTUM RADIO. These two are even more special, and work in conjunction.

Lately I’m enjoying the PBS series on The Great American Read, reading books that I’ve listed on my Bookclub tab & goodreads account, and playing the new Spider-Man game. The album I’m looking forward to listening to right now is is the new Jean-Michel Jarre: Equinoxe Infinity.

I am currently in training on AI & Blockchain via a Startup.

More and more reports about Climate Change. It can no longer be denied. After January 2019, Congress must no longer stay mute, it is time to pass laws to take Climate Change seriously. It is time that “An Inconvenient Sequel” from Al Gore becomes required viewing. Everyone in Congress must watch it. The Supreme Court must watch it. The Administration must watch it. Students around the country must watch it. You simply cannot take the “let’s let the next administration take care of it” approach when it comes to our dear planet Earth. We must do something. The People have spoken. Everybody is on board, except the Administration. It is time for the Administration to comply. Don’t think that everybody is going to forget this new Climate report simply because it’s Thanksgiving / Black Friday. How many times do we have to say it? Rising Sea Levels. It’s coming.

It’s Thanksgiving, so don’t forget to be grateful this year for good health, family, friends, and loved ones. Be careful with the weather, drive safe, and select a designated driver. Enjoy some good turkey (or the vegetarian equivalent), and be merry amongst the people around you. Holidays are meant to be spent together. Our time on this Earth is too precious to be wasted on quarrels. Don’t you forget that as we speak, there are many of us who are unable to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones because of work. Therefore, be happy you have the opportunity to be with family. Even when you think about arguing over Thanksgiving dinner, think about the person who has to say “Happy Thanksgiving” over Skype/Facetime. Think about those folks. Thanksgiving is my one of my favorite holidays. I will be thinking about those folks during the festivities.

Big rivalry game for The Ohio State Buckeyes this weekend as we play TTUN. Go Bucks!

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 086 | BENKYO RADIO 012-014

  • Tuberculosis [MSF]

  • Peloton Bike [Peloton]

  • Pelontonia [Pelontonia]

  • The Democratic Party takes control of the House of Representatives [The Economist]

  • What We Can Learn About the Economics of Discrimination from a Chilling Study of 1930s Germany [HBR]

  • Democrats Can Claim Victory on Health Care [Bloomberg]

  • What the new Congress means for space, self-driving cars, and regulating Facebook [The Verge]

  • What the new Democratic House majority might actually pass on health care [Vox]

  • Disrupt Berlin 2018 [TC]

  • Google has enlisted NASA to help it prove quantum supremacy within months [MIT Tech Review]

  • ‘I’m so f—ing proud of you guys’: star Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke concedes defeat to Ted Cruz in impassioned speech after his devastating loss [Business Insider]

  • Life After Service [Comstock’s]

  • ExoMars: Where to send Europe’s robot rover [BBC World News]

  • How yoga and hip-hop helped Fabiano Caruana challenge for the world chess championship [The Guardian]

  • Women Lead Parade of Victories to Help Democrats Win House [NY Times]

  • The Thrive Global Podcast with Arianna Huffington [iHeartRADIO]

  • America’s Problem Isn’t Tribalism—it’s Racism [The Atlantic]

  • Election Night Defied A Single Takeaway [FiveThirtyEight]

  • These are the 117 women who won their midterm races — so far [Washington Post]

  • Ce que l’on sait d’<< Oumuamua >>, l’objet céleste qui venait d’ailleurs [Le Monde]

  • The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air portend the ultimate Apple laptop [Mashable]

  • Researchers Just Turned On the World’s Most Powerful Computer Designed to Mimic a Human Brain [Motherboard]

  • There’s a bat apocalypse unfolding. Can science stop it? [Nat Geo]

  • We Need an FDA For Algorithms [Nautilus]

  • A Record Number of Women Will Serve In Congress (With Potentially More To Come [NPR]

  • PG&E May Cut Power In Nine California Counties Thursday, Citing Fire Danger [Capital Public Radio]

  • Lobby israélien, le documentaire interdit [Le Monde diplomatique]

  • Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy [Foreign Policy]

  • How Congress Can Take Back Foreign Policy [Foreign Affairs]

  • US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises [The Diplomat]

  • NATO’s Show of Strength on Russia’s Doorstep [The Cipher Brief]

  • Keen Sword Helps Aviators Sharp [Air Force Magazine]

  • Changing the Story [Airman Magazine]

  • USAF announces Hack the Air Force 3.0 [USAF]

  • How does VW’s I.D R match up against Tesla’s Model S P100D? [TopGear]

  • BMW M1 Story Gets Immortalized in “Blue One” Art Installation [BMW Blog]

  • ‘Starman’ and the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX launched into orbit have now cruised beyond Mars [NBC News]

I want to thank everybody who got off their couch and actually voted during the Midterm Elections. You saw it yourself, voting does matter. Rep John Lewis went through so much throughout his life, and for some reason, some folks still didn’t get the message. That is why he created his “March” Trilogy comic book series. So that people from all walks of life could get together and read this story of the Civil Rights movement. Never take your right to vote for granted. It really is incredibly precious. Don’t forget that many of us are in tears, because we are immigrants, and the countries we are from are ravaged by dictatorships, inequalities, intimidation, so on and so forth. We live in a democracy and we should remember that voting is a hard-fought right, not a given. It must be continually reaffirmed and practiced, or the democracy we have will cease to exist. No matter who you voted for, if you don’t think your right to vote is important, I dare you to look a soldier in the eyes and tell him/her “voting doesn’t matter.” It is how we exercise our collective voice. We were upset with 2016, so we made our voices heard in 2018. We will do so again in 2020, and hopefully sooner, now that we won back the House. On Election Day, I went hiking. It happened by luck, but I am kind of glad it did because it reminded me that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of the 2016 election, decided to go hiking. So that was my shout out to her. Reflecting back, it still seems unfair that an overqualified woman lost to a misogynist who was utterly unqualified to hold office of the Presidency. Let’s be honest, she lost because she was a woman. If she was a man, there wouldn’t be such a (but her emails!!!) issue. That’s why I’m so glad that so many women won in the Midterm Elections. Some of you may disagree, but I am ready for the VP to take over, and take us back to some semblance of reality. Our train of thoughts definitely differ, but at least, he reads his morning briefings. Because someone needs to start taking Climate Change seriously. 2030 may not be next year but it is right around the corner.

Now that the election cycle is over for a little while, I can focus on some other important topics: AI, Music, and International Studies. There are some really great resources out there for those of you who are interested in learning more about current events. Some of my favorites are The Economist (my favorite magazine of all time), Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. I also just signed up for The Cipher Brief and there’s also The Diplomat, for all things Asia-Pacific. Last but not least, Le Monde diplomatique.

If you’re a college student, check out OneVoice, a global initiative that supports activists in Israel and Palestine. You’d be surprised, but you can actually make a difference. You can even change the world. Hopefully we can work on the deal of the century without having to wait until 2020.

Looking forward to read an old biography from Ochocinco (former player of the Cincinnati Bengals, and now somehow someway one of the greatest FIFA19 player on the entire planet). I also want to read “Ceux de 14,” a book on WWI. Looking for some new books on Zen as always.

By the way, a big thank you to Armin van Buuren, I just listened to EP888, wow, wow, wow. Actually, even one more wow. He’s really talented! I wonder if he’s put his ADE 2018 DJ mix on YouTube yet, I think he did, I need to check it out.

Until Next Time!