JETLAG RADIO 074-075 | BENKYO/BENKYOU! RADIO 001-002 | 06-19-18

  • Oak Meditation 2.0 [@ProductHunt]
  • Sacramento Republic FC Adds Investor For Future MLS Bid [CBS Sacramento]
  • Casey Stoney set to manage Manchester United women's team [BBC Sport]
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans Results: Toyota, with Help from Fernando Alonso, Breaks the Jinx [AutoWeek]
  • Central Mediterranean: European governments must put people's lives before politics [MSF]
  • Ex-Nasa Scientist: 30 years on, world is failing 'miserably' to address climate change [The Guardian]
  • La fonte des glaces de l'Antarctique s'est accélérée [Le Monde]
  • America's new supercomputer beats China's fastest machine to take title of world's most powerful [MIT Tech Review]
  • SpaceX to receive $15m from Florida to build Falcon refurbishment facility [Teslarati]
  • What makes a country good at football? [The Economist]
  • How GPS tracking is changing football [1843 Economist Mag]
  • Why is Crying at Work Such a Big Deal? [HBR]
  • How We Watch Soccer Now [New Yorker]
  • Elon Musk Accuses Tesla Employee of Sabotage [NY Times]
  • Google launches a podcast app for Android with personalized recommendations [The Verge]
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says family seperations at US border are 'inhumane' and 'need to stop' [The Verge]
  • Microsoft starts testing new diverse Xbox Live avatars [The Verge]
  • Sony introduces Playstation Hits line on PS4 with $20 games [Polygon]
  • Safety is why Intel bought Mobileye [Intel]
  • Google's next A.I. research center will be the first on the African continent [CNBC]
  • Swiss authorities propose major money-laundering law reforms [ICIJ]
  • Argentina Won't Play Israel In Soccer Because Slaughtering Palestinians Has Consequences [The Intercept]
  • AFSC Commander Urges Congress to Expand Hiring Authorities to Strengthen Civilian Workforce [Air Force Mag]
  • Can Nanotechnology help treat Alzheimer's [MedicalXPress]
  • Nissan GT Sport Cup [Gran Turismo / NISMO]
  • In Search of Sunrise 14: After a 3 Year Hiatus, Trance's Most Celebrated Compilation Returns with an Incredible Track List [EDM Sauce]

As mentioned in the previous blogpost, I wanted to go back to zero for BENKYO/BENKYOU! RADIO because I wanted to mention passages from my favorite book, The Tao Te Ching. The first two verses are "Transcending" & "Relativity". The explanation in the copy that I own for Verse 1 & 2 say the following:

We are not only reminded here that there is a dichotomy between the unnamed (our intuition) and the named (our reasoning), but also that these two seemingly opposite mind-worlds can be integral.
— The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Page 166
Lao Tzu’s theory of relativity suggests new paradigms of consciousness. He implies that when there will be no gluttony, there will be no starvation, when there will be no rich, there will be no poor. That is self-evident. However, what does it mean to say that when there will be no ugly, there will be no beauty, and that when there will be no evil, there will be no good?
— The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Page 168

JETLAG RADIO 074 & 075, BENKYO/BENKYOU! 001 & 002 are now uploaded. I'm currently working on JL 076 which will take some time.

As the political circus continues, I mean, what do you want me to say. I emphasized the importance of voting, and during the Primaries, while plenty of folks were marching in the streets, hardly enough people came to vote. Just remember for the Midterms 2018, if you want to take down those..."Homonculus," please vote. Thanks in advance.

There's an avalanche of new music, and as always, very hard to keep up. Currently listening to new Jay-Z / Beyonce, Kanye West, NAS, I am curious why Ferry Corsten's Flashover Recordings label seem to be a bit behind lately, I know he has a ton of new music. I am also listening to this great new compilation entitled "Mind State Vol. 1" which raises awareness on Mental Health and its stigma. Thanks to the guy from Pendulum for organizing such a cool project.

World Cup is going on! Allez Les Bleus!

I really want to thank French Rap group IAM for coming to San Francisco, which coincidentally came around my birthday. I had never been that excited for something in a long time. It was amazing. I didn't get a chance to get a photo or an autograph, but Holy Crap, I have been listening to them since I was an early teenager back in France. I mean, we're talking about 20 years. To see them perform live, I mean wow. It'd be like if you've been listening to Wu-Tang for that amount of years and finally got to see them in concert. That's really the best way for me to explain it to you. Speaking of which, I am reading RZA's book, it's pretty good so far.

The NBA Draft is coming up. Let's hope for some good news for the Cavs and the Kings. I know LeBron is mad as hell, but I hope he keeps his cool, because as you know, anger leads to fear, which leads to hate, which leads to the Dark Side, or something like that. So keep your cool, man. Use your energy for positivity. I also was very angry at 33. Just keep it cool man, you're still the best goddamn player in the whole league, look at your stats. Reflect from the experience, and you will bounce back.

Hurricane Season is on, so, if you're in the Administration, take it seriously. Al Gore has been banging on his drums for 40 plus years, get with the program. Thanks.

One more thing, E3 2018 took place, so check out all the keynotes and trailers, there's a lot of cool new stuff.

Until Next Time!