JETLAG RADIO 079-080-081 | BENKYO/BENKYOU! RADIO 005-006 | 08-31-18

  • The Surprising Way Malcolm Gladwell Stays Calm Under Pressure [Thrive Global]
  • California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world [MIT TR]
  • Volkswagen Donates 2019 Arteon to Charity During Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance [VW]
  • Rewriting the rules of the book club [The Economist]
  • NASA 60th: The Leading Edge of Flight [NASA]
  • BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept [BMW USA]
  • Grassroots leaders provide the best hope to a troubled world [The Economist]
  • Even Israeli Officials are Warning that Trump's Moves Against Palestinians May Backfire [The Intercept]
  • Update from Palestine (8-27-18) [OneVoice]
  • Update from Israel (8-27-18) [OneVoice]
  • Tokyo's Long Lines Lead to Magic (and Life-Changing Ramen) [AFAR]
  • World is finally waking up to climate change, says 'hothouse Earth' author [The Guardian]
  • How to Motivate Frontline Employees [HBR]
  • The Democrats' Near-Total Silence on the National Prison Strike Speaks Volumes [Splinter]
  • Toyota Joins Uber on its Tortuous Journey to Self-Driving Cars [WIRED]
  • 4 Strategies for Overcoming Distraction [HBR]
  • Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive [TED]
  • Why We Procrastinate When We Have Long Deadlines [HBR]
  • Google Assistant can now understand two languages at once [The Verge]
  • Puerto Rico is asking for statehood. Congress should listen. [Vox]
  • Jaguar Partners With Pop Star Dua Lipa [Motor1]
  • Why is there a double-standard in Washington D.C. over Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? [Vox]
  • The conventional wisdom is that morning people are high achievers, go-getters, while late risers are lazy. But what if going to bed in the wee hours is actually an advantage? [NY Times
  • Apple's next iPhone event will be on September 12th [The Verge]
  • We've created a library of open educational resources so that anyone can start learning, building, and problem-solving with AI [Google AI]
  • Quantum Computing Innovator [Intel Newsroom]
  • Ariana Grande Sings Emotional 'Natural Woman' at Aretha Franklin's Funeral [Billboard]
  • 10 Hidden Techno Gems Released Between 1998-2008 [DJ Mag]
  • Paul Oakenfold will be the First DJ ever to Play at Stonehenge [Mixmag]
  • How to Succeed with a Startup [Y Combinator]
  • This Week at State: August 31, 2018 [@StateDept]
  • Climate Change and wildfires [Climate Reality]
  • Chapman Promoted, Celebrated at Memorial Ceremony [Air Force Mag]
  • The Great American Read [PBS]
  • Helicopter Delivers Air Show Tickets to Rancho Cordova Students [Fox40]
  • How to Start [@GaryVee]
  • Customers will be able to sign up for Beatport's new integrated subscription and locker service as soon as it's available [@Beatport]
  • Prince William's New Mental Health Campaign Will Spread Awareness In the Workplace In The Most Important Way [Bustle]
  • NBA 2K19 [2K Sports]
  • GT Sport | August Update 1.25 | PS4 [Playstation]
  • The Story of Viper's Return to the Green Hell [YouTube]
  • Every struggle is an opportunity - Entretien publié par Porter Magazine [Porter Mag]
  • Many Afghans are ready for an end to conflict. Is the region? [The Economist]

JETLAG RADIO 079, 080, and 081 have been uploaded. In addition, I have also included BENKYO RADIO 005 & 006. Here are some commentaries from Verse 5 & 6 from Tao Te Ching.

Yin and yang, like heaven and earth, is a metaphor for all that exists.
— The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Page 172
The spirit of life is infinite, mysterious, inexhaustible and both passive (yin) and active (yang).
— The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu Page 173

Currently still reading that huge 1000-page book on Martin Luther King Jr. (Part I of III). I also finished a book on Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovelli, I hope to see more books on the subject. Almost done reading Fullmetal Alchemist in manga format, only have 2 more volumes to go.

I really enjoyed Daredevil and looking forward to Season 3. I am still watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.S and right now I just started watching Season 1 of Jack Ryan.

Listening to the new Afrojack album (I love it) and Justice's new re-release deluxe album. I just realized that Disclosure released a bunch of new singles, and that a new album is on the way. We still a long way until Swedish House Mafia's new album, but I'm glad the band is back together and can't wait for them to release an LP, hopefully before 2019. Here are my Top 5 votes for DJ Mag Top 100: 1. Jean-Michel Jarre, 2. Daft Punk, 3. Paul van Dyk, 4. Afrojack, and 5. Alison Wonderland. They are all extremely talented and you should all check out their discography. In any case, there are a lot of DJs who are amazing, and are never getting enough recognition. Really looking forward to Beatport's streaming service next year to share with you even more artists. Don't forget to check out their radio shows, DJs like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Tiesto are world-class. Listening to their radio shows always motivate me to work hard, during my good days, and my bad days. I really really want to meet everybody at ADE in Amsterdam one of these days. I hope to make the trip someday.

If you are unfamiliar with the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, I suggest you read Charlie Wilson's War or watch the movie. It is a country ravaged by war for a very long time. I really hope the different parties reach towards peace, but we must be in agreement that the future must include access to education for all (especially women and children), more jobs, and crack down on the rampant corruption which is at the root of the problems during the beginning of the 17-year war. Let us be clear, ISIS simply exploits religion. It has nothing to do with Islam. Everyone who has read scripture (whether it's Bible, Torah, Koran, etc, take your pick) understands that you cannot harm innocents. They are simply trying to further their agenda. Here is what you must realize, there are forces who believe in a future for Afghanistan, and it must take place. I implore folks who are scared of Muslims to watch a show like Little Mosque on the Prairie to realize we are not all so different after all. Stop fighting, and think of the children. And quite frankly, with Climate Change bringing the Earth to extremely dangerous scenarios by even before 2030s, we have a lot of freaking work to do, get together, and save our planet. I am not joking. The Earth is in grave danger, and we need to act fast. Al Gore has warned everyone for more than 40 years. Please listen to this guy. Nicholas Hulot was so upset that he quit his post. This is not good. We must tackle Big Oil. Let's get this done, for our sake, and for the next generation. I really don't want to wait until 2020 for a new administration to tackle this issue. We cannot wait. We must deal with carbon emissions.

I am still writing my rough draft article that I hope to release prior to the Midterms 2018 elections. We must all do our part to raise awareness. Let's take back the House. Please get involved in whatever way you can. Please refer to Senator Sanders' Our Revolution.

To every student going back to school this September, good luck! Study hard! You can do it.

Until Next Time!

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!

 

 

 

JETLAG RADIO 066 | 067 | 068 | 01-14-18

Hello there, I have uploaded 066, 067, and 068 just now.

The first track I wanted to mention from 068 is "All the Stars" from the upcoming Black Panther soundtrack. I love Marvel, and it's nice to see some diversity for once. Kendrick Lamar is clearly in the top #3 in the hip-hop game. I mean this guy is coming for all of y'all.

The second track I wanted to mention was "Stellar" by Johan Vilborg. I have no idea who this guy is, but he was the first track on Above & Beyond's Group Therapy Episode 264. Good God, that is an amazing track. Definitely a top 10 track of the past 3 years.

  • 2018 Wishlist [@MSF_Access]
  • The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullit is Real and it Looks Perfect [jalopnik]
  • Toyota Supra to bow in Geneva in four trims under Gazoo Racing brand [Autoblog]
  • The Acura NSX on the Angeles Crest Highway: Fulfilling a Dream Put Off Too Long [The Drive]
  • Daytona rehearsal for the new BMW M8 GTE [BMW Blog]
  • Porsche Is Reportedly Working on an Electric-Only Supercar Platform [The Drive]
  • You Don't Have Like The Audi A8 To Enjoy These Stunning Images [Motor1]
  • Mercedes-Benz on the global training of AI for cars [engadget]
  • Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept revealed in full at Tokyo Auto Salon [evo]
  • New Jetta snags some sweet Audi DNA [CNET]
  • What is this Carbon-Brake-Equipped Camero Prototype? [Road and Track]
  • 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report [@StateDept]
  • On going - Review of the second draft of #SR15. Remember experts need to register here to take part [@IPCC_CH] #ClimateChange
  • Artificial Intelligence dominated the Consumer Electronics Show [The Economist]
  • President Drake predicts bright future for Wexner Medical Center already at top of its game [@OSU]
  • A Tax Plan that Hurts Education Will Hurt U.S. Competitiveness [HBR]
  • How - and why - to end the war in Yemen [The Economist]
  • The Best Phone You Can Buy Right Now (2017) [The Verge]
  • The Real Reason American health care is so expensive (hint: single-payer won't automatically save it) [Vox]
  • $1.5 Billion-Plus Hit on USAF from Yearlong CR, Contract Delays Baked In [@AirForceMag]

I hope everybody had a nice and safe Christmas and New Years. I have recently gone to two Sacramento Kings game, and it was a lot of fun. Lately, I am reading Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks. It's a fascinating topic for me, and it's quite the read. Given that it is MLK Weekend, it is a great opportunity for reflection and not forgetting history. Despite what you might hear in the news, with certain folks using certain adjectives...I, along with millions of Americans came as Immigrants. We are a nation of Immigrants. Don't let anyone fool you, you are just as American as the person next to you. You might come from different backgrounds, different cultures, different religion or lack thereof, but in the end we are all Americans. You might feel alone sometimes, but the best way to combat this is to vote. Vote for your congressman/congresswoman. Vote for your Senator. Vote for your Governor. And thus, don't sit on the couch on Election Day. Vote in 2018/2020. I am looking forward to reading Barack Obama's two books for the first time, along with finishing John Lewis' March trilogy. In addition, for leisure, I heard that the Black Eyed Peas had some kind of fascinating new comic book that has a VR/AR component. It's called "Masters of the Sun," and I look forward to picking it up at the local bookstore. As far as movies go, I want to watch the new Tom Cruise and the new Jackie Chan. On TV, I am super excited that The X-Files are back. I am glad that Netflix chose to put Fullmetal Alchemist & Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on its platform. It is a wonderful story that everybody should witness. I am actually reading the manga for the first time. I am also trying to catch up on Dragon Ball Super, because that Z Fighter game is coming out. I am trying to allocate time to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as well. As far as music goes, I'm listening to a little bit of everything as always, but looking forward to Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods album coming out. Same goes for Above & Beyond's Common Ground. Lastly, I see that Armin van Buuren is going to have a Masterclass, I think I might take a peek!

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 062 | 063 | 064 | 10-01-17

Hi. Here are playlists 062, 063, and just added 064, well, at least on Spotify. There's a bug in iOS 11 and I can't seem to share the playlist among my MacBook/iPhone/iPad. I hope they fix it, because if not, my next phone won't be iPhone X, it will be the next Google Pixel phone (Update: iOS bug is now fixed, playlist 064 is also available on @AppleMusic now! =)

The first track from 064 is the latest single from DJ Snake. I'm super proud of this frenchman for realizing his dream, and playing his new track from the top of the Arc de Triomphe.

There is another track I would like to point out. It's a classic by the Chemical Brothers, it is entitled "Loops of Fury," it was featured on the soundtrack from the videogame Wipeout XL, also known as Wipeout 2097 in Europe.

 

  • RLL Team likely to keep BMW GTLM program through 2020 [BMW Blog]
  • From Sci-Fi To Reality, Audi's Futuristic Electric Cars Are Coming Sooner Than You Might Think [Forbes]
  • The science of forecasting is getting better, probably [The Economist on @Medium]
  • Hello Ruby is the world's most whimsical way to learn about computers, technology, and programming [HelloRuby.com]
  • Crash Bandicoot: An oral history [polygon]
  • WipeOut Omega Collection [Playstation]
  • Why Google's AI Can Write Beautiful Songs but Still Can't Tell a Joke [MIT Tech Review]
  • Artificial Intelligence for Everyone: A Next-Generation Experience [MIT Tech Review]
  • When the Planet Looks Like a Climate-Change Ad [The Atlantic]
  • Severe Weather Threatens Businesses. It's Time to Measure and Disclose the Risks [HBR]
  • Tomorrow Came Yesterday: A shared vision for the future of healthcare [The EIU]
  • Learning to Walk [UPS Longitudes]
  • China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race [Bloomberg Technology]
  • Game Engine Learning from Video [Georgia Tech]
  • Australian Scientists Are Using Artificial Intelligence To Prevent Blindness In People With Diabetes [Gizmodo AUS]
  • Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Treat Cancer [NBC5 Dallas]
  • Senate Panel Rejects Trump Plan for Cutting Foreign Assistance [Foreign Policy]
  • Selection of Music from "Absolutely on Music" by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa [Haruki Murakami official site]
  • GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Power [Bloomberg Technology]
  • The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter [Fast Company]
  • Tim Cook says DACA is the 'biggest issue of our time' [Recode]
  • Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain Implants [MIT Tech Review]
  • Interpol votes to admit Palestine as full member [The Guardian]
  • Reps. Ami Bera, Frank Pallone Introduce Resolution for Permanent UN Security Council Seat for India [India West]
  • Senator Kamala Harris Makes Bold Moves to Preserve Healthcare for All During Congressional Black Caucus Convention [LA Sentinel]
  • Jerry Brown signs new California affordable housing laws [Sac Bee]
  • U.S. Governors at U.N. Assembly: 'You Have Allies' on Climate Change [NY Times]
  • Communicating climate change through poetry [Yale Climate Connections]
  • Everything SpaceX revealed about its updated plan to reach Mars by 2022 [Techcrunch]
  • Intel predicts a $7 trillion self-driving future [The Verge]
  • Apple and Fitbit join pilot program to speed new health tech through FDA [The Verge]
  • Apple September 2017 keynote [Apple]
  • Google Pixel 2 event 10/04/17 [@MadeByGoogle]

I'm immensely excited about Manchester United being back in the UCL. It's been way too damn long, and I hope we get very far. I managed to hit my goal to read 52 books for the year. I encourage all of you to rekindle your love with reading. I remember in High School when I used to hate reading. Too often, we'd want to read Cliff Notes or Spark Notes. Now going back, revisiting these amazing novels, classics, and other stories or history books...I have immense respect for these teachers who have been trying so hard to train us for the journey that is life. Thus, read a book, you might learn something. While you might hate your teacher today, 10-20 years later, you will be forever thankful. I just picked up a few books from the bookstore, including Al Gore's "Truth to Power" (Climate Change). The Library is always a great place too, I was always there in college.

Playlist 064 is synonymous with a 64-bit microprocessor, whether Intel or AMD. It is the power of a computer. Ah, computers...companies now working towards Artificial Intelligence (super excited about Intel's $1 Billion investment announcement on AI)...Quantum Computing...Nanotechnology... It is a peculiar technology, one that can bring many fruits. While it's true that it can be quite scary (Elon is warning us about this), it can also help us with a lot of things. It can help people who are missing limbs, deaf of hearing, blind, diabetes, cancer, or even mental health. If you recall my blogpost for Playlist 046, I mentioned how "computer models for Earth 2050 look like something out of a scary video-game." Climate Change is a direct threat to our planet, to our very existence. Therefore, when we get some recent hurricanes which cause alarming devastation, which are directly as a result of climate change, and the EPA has yet to release a report regarding this...I mean c'mon. Can we mail you a copy of Al Gore's new bluray documentary?

Basketball season is upon us, and I look forward to returning to the Golden 1 Center and watch the Sacramento Kings for a few games. If they play the Cavs, I hope to attend. I just got NBA 2K18 and I'm pumped. Speaking of which, I need to play some basketball, it's been too long.

Gran Turismo Sport comes out this month on PS4, I'm so excited!

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 061 | 8-20-17

Hello. I have added playlist #061.

The first and last tracks I added are unfortunately a bit hard to find. They aren't on Apple Music nor Spotify normally, but you can find Ali Wilson's Watchmaker album on junodownload.com.

The second, and second to last tracks I added are part of Steve Angello's upcoming new album. These tracks are amazing and I cannot wait for his future releases.

  • Geekin' Out on Hip-Hop, with Logic [StarTalk]
  • How I Taught My Computer to Write Its Own Music [nautilus]
  • Bison Returned From the Brink Just in Time for Climate Change [Bloomberg]
  • Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy's Storage Problem -- With Salt [Bloomberg Technology]
  • What you should know about AI [Techcrunch]
  • Machines Are Developing Language Skills Inside Virtual Worlds [MIT Tech Review]
  • How Quantum Physics Is About to Revolutionize Biochemistry [MIT Tech Review]
  • In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 via [BBC News]
  • Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures [Motherboard]
  • Scientists Unveil a New Inventory of the Universe's Dark Contents [Quanta Magazine]
  • AI is Changing Everything - Even Science Itself [@IntelAI]
  • Read the Draft of the Climate Change Report [NY Times]
  • July never seemed so strange [Slack]
  • The Next Moon Landing is Near Thanks to These Pioneering Engineers via [NatGeo]
  • The New Climate Change Activists May Surprise You [Nat Geo]
  • The most beautiful theory of all [The Economist @medium]
  • On Tour With Diplo In Africa [GQ]
  • How to Change The Lives Of Millions w/ Scott Harrison [Chase Jarvis LIVE]
  • NASA Eclipse 2017 website [NASA]

 

  • Recently I read the U.S. constitution "and other important texts." It was a massive 880 pages so it took quite a while to read. You can find the copy I purchased in a nice limited gold edition at B&N at a bargain price. It's really required reading especially nowadays, given how things being trampled on, especially in Healthcare, and Climate Change. I finished Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" which was a pretty good short read. He has many more books that I need to check out eventually. I'm now reading "The Familiar" Part 2 by Mark Z. Danieleswki. I'm listening to Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance Ibiza 2017, and Eric Prydz's EPIC RADIO Episode 16 on Beats 1. Lastly, I finally got a chance to watch Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel." Great film, just as I thought it would be. It's a must-watch for everyone you know. We just need to remind people that Climate Change is real, and if they care about their well-being, their children's well-being, and their children's children's well-being, the Paris Agreement needs to be respected, not ignored. Al Gore wrote a new book too, which I will have to grab sometimes. Here is a link to some great resources to get involved.
  • Public Service Announcement: THE SOLAR ECLIPSE IS ON 8/21/17 PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP...DO ***NOT*** LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYEWEAR OR YOU CAN CAUSE PERMANENT IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO YOUR EYES. Also, driving will be slightly chaotic, so, for the sake of yourself and others, keep your eyes on the road. Be extra prudent and careful. Thanks in advance.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 059 | 6-28-17

Hello. I've just uploaded playlist # 059.

The 12th track is quite an important one. I want to thank artist superstar Logic for writing this one. It's from his latest album, and raises awareness on a very important topic. There are TV shows on Netflix that touch on this matter, but alas, in some ways, it glorifies the subject, which is not good. I much prefer Logic's point of view on this with this song. For more information, please see this YouTube video below:

The 2nd thing I wanted to mention, was this recent TED talk by Tim Ferriss. It's very inspiring, so check it out:

  • Climate Without Borders (link) via climatewithoutborders.org
  • Google, UC Berkeley Seek Volunteers to Document Solar Eclipse (link) via NBC Bay Area
  • VIDEO: Jethro Bovingtons drives the 24 Hours of Nurburgring in the new BMW M4 GT4 (link) via BMW Blog
  • MSF urges India's Modi to remain committed to affordable medicines during White House meeting (link) via MSF
  • Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (link) via Elon Musk
  • How Cars -- And Drivers -- Survive the Brutal 24 Hours of Le Mans (link) via WIRED
  • Restoring Family Links: Connecting Susan Stevens (link) via Redcross
  • Exiting Paris Climate Accords Would Exact a Steep Global Cost (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Million-Dollar Prize Hints at How Machine Learning May Someday Spot Cancer (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • AI's next target could be NASA's mission control (link) via Ars Technica
  • He Built the Xbox -- Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing? (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop: Music Documentary (link) via Apple Music
  • Biz Stone Rejoins Twitter With Focus on Corporate Culture (link) via Bloomberg Technology
  • If everyone talked like a BBC anchor (link) via Alltop
  • The hidden maths of organisms, cities, and companies (link) via The Economist
  • The Talent Curse (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • Meet the Nerds Coding Their Way Through the Afghanistan War (link) via WIRED
  • Space Photos of the Week: Jupiter, is that you?! (link) via WIRED
  • AI, The Humanity! (link) via The Verge
  • How AI Can Keep Accelerating After Moore's Law (link) via MIT Tech Review
  • What @garyvee Learned by Experimenting on Himself (link) via Entrepreneur
  • A fresh look inside the protein nano-machines (link) via Phys.org
  • Why Reading Is The Most Intelligent Thing You Can Do (link) via Inc.
  • Making Crash Bandicoot (link) via Andy Gavin blog
  • Replay - L'Invité de 8h40 de LCI Matin du 7 Juin 2017 : Michel Onfray, Philosophe (link) via LCI
  • Automating Breast Cancer Detection with Deep Learning (link) via Sheng Weng (@medium)
  • In the AI Age, "Being Smart" Will Mean Something Completely Different (link) via Harvard Business Review
  • Ethiopia's coffee is the latest victim of climate change (link) via The Verge
  • OnePlus 5 (link) via OnePlus
  • Google's Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments (link) via Techcrunch
  • How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930% (link) via Harvard Business Review
  • Ferry Corsten interview on his new album Blueprint (link) via Trance Hub
  • UN CC: e-Learn (Think, Talk, Act Climate) (link) via United Nations
  • Department of Energy Awards Six Research Contracts Totaling $258 Million to Accelerate U.S. Supercomputing Technology (link) via Energy.gov
  • Intel AI Academy (link) via Intel AI

 

 

  • Recently I read an important book on the whole healthcare debacle entitled "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back" by Elizabeth Rosenthal. I thank the Universe (and/or Jesus, Allah & Buddha, whatever floats your boat) that we have some Senators working extra hard to #SaveACA, stop this ridiculous #AHCA, and continue the journey towards #SinglePayer, also known as #SB562 in California. There are forces trying to shut it down, but people are fighting hard. I really hope Governor Brown, as amazing as the work on #ClimateChange he's been doing, I hope he takes a look at #SB562.
  • I also finished the 2nd novel volume in the Yukikaze saga, it's a Sci-Fi military story. It's written by Chōhei Kambayashi, and it's also available in Anime format (5 volumes). Please check it out! If more people read the series, the publisher will finally translate novel volume 3 from Japanese into English.
  • I'm really excited about the new Fast & Furious that just came out on iTunes, and looking forward the latest Transformers movie as well. The next movie I'm gonna watch is probably Logan, it's the latest Marvel movie that is out, along with Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We still have a long way until the new The Avengers come out, but at least, there's a new Spiderman movie out in a week.
  • I have only read Malcolm Gladwell's first book. I look forward to reading the rest of his books.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 052 | 01-15-17

Hi there. I've just added Playlist #052 to my blog. Here's a great song below from the new episode by the Shapeshifter NZ entitled: Stars. Their new album is pretty good, so be sure to check it out as well.

 

  • Thanks to AI, Computers can see your health problems [WIRED]
  • 5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 [MIT Technology Review]
  • In Cancer Fight, Artificial Intelligence Is A Smart Move For Everyone [Forbes]
  • Final Fantasy 7: An Oral History [Polygon]
  • Quantum Computing is Real and D-Wave just Open-Sourced it [WIRED]
  • Don't Turn Earth Into Venus, Warns NASA Ex-Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan [WIRED]
  • What Happens When Algorithms Design A Concert Hall? The Stunning Elbphilharmonie [WIRED]
  • Will You Lose Your Job To Artificial Intelligence? Here's What The Experts Really Think [Inc.]
  • Will Robots Usher In A Utopia Or Dystopia? [Fast Company]
  • Obama's Technology Legacy [MIT Technology Review]
Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

Check out the Special Report: Lifelong Education in the latest The Economist issue

  • Kick-Ass Customer Service [HBR]
  • The Music Donald Trump Can't Hear [New Yorker]
  • really enjoyed Anjunabeats Worldwide Episode 510 [Soundcloud]
  • Incredible story of Afghanistan Women's National Soccer Team [Men In Blazers]
  • went to the Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers at the new Golden 1 Center Arena. It was a lot of fun, looking forward going to another game later this year.
  • Nuclear Roundup 01/13/2017 [Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists]
  • Donald Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights hero John Lewis [The Guardian] [BBC]
    • I urge you to support John Lewis by purchasing the March trilogy comic book. We must not let history repeat itself. [Amazon]
  • Noir Reads is simple and easy way to read Black literature to develop or deepen your understanding of Black culture & the Black experience by introducing readers to writers of the Diaspora and engaging in dynamic discussions with a growing private online community. [Noir Reads]
  • Migration: Thousands trapped in freezing temperatures in Greece and the Balkans [MSF]
  • interview with Thomas Pesquet in Outer Space [Europe 1 on DailyMotion] note: French
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry at MIT - January 9, 2017 #ClimateChange [YouTube]
  • visited the Aerospace Musem of California a few weeks ago. Really cool stuff. There's a Da Vinci Exhibit in February. Looking forward to it. [Sacramento Press]
  • Please join us, Bernie Sanders, and the Our Revolution Campaign to #SaveACA [YouTube]
  • #AskGaryVee 238 [YouTube]
  • I just recently finished my 7th book by Alain de Botton entitled "The Course of Love" and I'm almost halfway through Bernie Sanders' book. Such a great author. Among the books I'm reading now include "Peace Through Entrepreneurship" by Steven R. Koltai, "Superintelligence" by Nick Bostrom and "Time Travel" by James Gleick. There are also 2 new books on the X-Files mythology that are out, looking forward to reading them.
  • There's a movie called "Divines" on Netflix. It's a movie in French, and a very powerful film at that. It reinforces the fact that it is imperative that more needs to be done in the "Banlieus" of France. Education is key, something must be done to help the youth.
  • I am so excited that my favorite French Rap group IAM is releasing their new album on 03/03/17. I've been waiting for this for a long time. Here's a spotify playlist if you want to check them out.

Until next time! 

JETLAG RADIO 049 | 050 | 051 | 12-22-16

Hello. I've just added 049, 050, 051 playlists to my blog.

The first track on 051 is this amazing track from Lange which I haven't heard in years. Great vibe.

  • The Great A.I. Awakening (Gideon Lewis-Kraus) [New York Times]
  • Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy (White House) [PDF]
  • The AI Takeover Is Coming. Let's Embrace It (Sandra Upson) [Backchannel]
  • Alfie Jackson - The Last Holiday - a song for the children of Syria [YouTube]
  • Book Doctors Say What You Need Is a Good Read (Sarah Sloat) [Wall Street Journal]
  • Some of the books I'm currently reading: A book on Doctors Without Borders, latest Lauren Collins book, and Bernie Sanders' Our Revolution. They're all very good so far.
  • One of my next read is the new Tim Ferriss' book. I'm so glad he wrote something new. "Tools of Titans" looks gigantic, but I can't wait to read it.
  • Max Vangeli has a new album, be sure to check it out. [Spotify]
  • She & Him have a new Christmas album, and here it is. [Spotify]
  • I saw the Sci-Fi movie "The Arrival." Really good! [YouTube]
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be safe and don't drink & drive. Get a cab, Uber, or Lyft.