05-12-18

After listening to Nicky Romero's Protocol Radio 300, I found the motivation to resume JETLAG RADIO. I won't do it for the same reason(s) as before, I'm doing it for myself, not to impress anyone, and to please whoever likes listening to it, assuming there's anyone listening. I have a thousand followers on Twitter, but hardly anyone has tweeted me with feedback. I think I'll try to have DMs open and see. Also, if you do enjoy these music playlists, please support me on Patreon. Even just $1 help.

Please realize that my number one priority is my career, working in Technology, and my Health. It does not mean I do not love the blog any less, these are just my priorities. I love music, but I love being in Tech too. It's work/life balance. The blog and the playlists are what I do for fun, as a way to express myself emotionally, and can be considered as art therapy. If I can allocate enough free time to release 1 or 2 playlists per month, I am content.

I remember when all my favorite DJs started having their podcasts, I used to dream, man, wouldn't it be cool if I had one? I could do it, and try to tell a story. 5 episodes turned into 10. 15. 20. 25. Eventually I hit 50 episodes. I can't stop at 73, that's such a weird number. It is the number of years since the end of WW2. I am close to 75, I'm not going to deny, I want to hit a 100 milestone.

But I also want to kickstart BENKYO/BENKYOU? RADIO. This is because I want a playlist with more instrumentals and less loud banging music, perfect for heavy concentration study mode. To give an example, as much as I love complextro from Heatbeat, I can't really do a deep dive complicated analysis of something or do some project management exercises while listening to that. I need a more mellow sound, like something from Armada Chill or Spinnin Records Chill. Also, the name BENKYO/BENKYOU because it means study study study! You should always be in learning mode.

Also, as taken inspiration from someone, I want to start quoting passages from my favorite book, the Tao Te Ching. And for that, I need to go back to a number 001 for its first passage. The reason why it's my favorite reading is because of the quote "The journey to a thousand miles begins with a single step."

My birthday is in less than 10 days. I'm not going to party hard in Vegas (not that I wouldn't want to, but unfortunately not this year). I did that for my 30th, I got to see Afrojack (please visit Sacramento), and it was amazing. While I'd love something fancy like new Pioneer or AIAIAI headphones, or even Ableton. I just want a greeting card signed from everybody I care about, and maybe a book or some coffee? I am also raising awareness for charity: water, my favorite NGO other than MSF. I'd like to raise $350 to give clean water to 11 people in Africa. Here's a link.

My voter registration info came in the mail. Cannot wait for the primaries in June. Get ready for these midterms in November, y'all, because it is on like Donkey Kong.

Dada Life is coming to Sacramento later this month. I'm so hyped!

Sorry to Drake for the Raptors losing, don't forget you're still one of the best rappers out there, and we're all waiting for your new album. I need to catch up on OVOSOUND RADIO because there are some amazing songs on there I had never heard before. I really like "Guatemala" by Swae Lee. I've been listening to it on repeat. My iPhone cover is still OVOSOUND owl, you already know.

 

Lastly, I really want to thank Armin van Buuren for the song Therapy. As part of the millions of people worldwide who deal with Mental Health, it's great to have a song that resonate with us. Therapy is not a joke, it's not banter. It's going deep into extremely intimate and deep personal thoughts. It takes years to build rapport, to be able to discuss these emotions.

Therapy and medications are why I have been stable for 7 years now.

The fact that a DJ that I admire made a song about it, it means the world to me.

Thank you, Armin.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 072 | 073 | 04-30-18 | BENKYO/BENKYOU RADIO?

JETLAG RADIO's story has run its course. There may be a few more episodes. We shall see. I may resume the series someday. Right now, it just brings back too many memories, and it's time to move on.

 

BENKYO/BENKYOU RADIO's story has recently started. When is the first episode? End of Spring / Early Summer.

Steven Angello's new album HUMAN is out. It's so so so so so so so so SO SO SO good. To think the Swedish House Mafia is getting back together, can't wait to see what they come up with.

Extremely saddened by Avicii's news. I just hate that there's never enough discussion until after these amazing people are gone, and then everybody wants to talk about it. That's why you gotta talk about Mental Health head-on, and grab it by its horns. Everybody empathize with people who have cancer or a broken leg, but if you have mental health, they look at you like you're from a different planet.

Ilan Bluestone's Scars album is out. Great music.

Above & Beyond has a new acoustic album and a documentary.

Armin's ASOT 2018 is out as well.

NBA Playoffs are on. The Raptors versus The Cavaliers. This is going to be crazy. Cavs must get to the NBA Finals. Warriors can't always get the glory.

Sac Republic FC still undefeated! Let's keep this up for as long as we can.

FA Cup Final: Chelsea versus Manchester United. Go UNITED!

Drake announced a new album, it's out this summer. Finally. Although with a name like Scorpion, I hope he doesn't drown the turtle.

Batman Ninja was awesome! (trailer).

Full Metal Panic 4 is out btw (trailer).

I presume everybody already saw The new Avengers movie? I have to play catch up first. Just need to watch a few more Marvel movies.

I want to thank all my favorite DJs for always coming up with new music, it has become near impossible to keep up with all your new releases and podcasts, but I try.

A big thank you to Sander van Doorn for coming to Sacramento recently. I really appreciated it, I remember many years ago emailing Radio 538's Dance Department's telling Dennis Ruyer how Sander was my favorite new DJ at the time. He played so much unreleased material, I wonder if he's working on a new album. It wasn't from Purple Haze's SPECTRVM.

I just read "The Economics of Inequality" by Thomas Piketty. Great read. Very excited that Senator Sanders is doing his best to fight against #IncomeInequality

To all my favorite musicians/DJs/vocalists, please write more songs on Climate Change. We need it. New Hurricane season is almost here, and I need to raise alarms. Thanks in advance.

Until Next Time!

JETLAG RADIO 069 | 070 | 071 | 03-18-18

Hi there. I've recently uploaded playlists 069, 070, and 071.

The first track I want to mention from 069 is "Amer" by Lhomé. This is a French song that talks about the tragic Nov 2015 Paris Attacks. I was never the same after that day, so if you speak French, please give it a listen. On a more happier side, another song from 069 is "It's All About Love" by Wild Royal Coast.

Next track I want to discuss is from 070 features Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold who teamed together to create "A Slice of Heaven." Parts of the proceeds from their UNITY project will be used for educational purposes for music schools. Second track from 070 is "Everyday" by Logic. He's going through a rough time but keeping up a smile anyway, and his new album is on top of Billboard Charts.

Finally, this one from 071 is from The Neighbourhood entitled "You Get Me So High." They just released another excellent album which just came out. And one more: The Theory of Everything by Jóhann Jóhannsson from the soundtrack of the movie.

  • Fast, Furious, and Finally Here; The Road to the Reborn Supra [Bloomberg]
  • How to Manipulate Facebook and Twitter instead of letting them manipulate you [MIT Tech Review]
  • MSF: The Year in Pictures 2017 [MSF]
  • Stephen Hawking: Intel Remembers The Famed Physicist [Intel]
  • Syria war: Seven years, seven pictures [Al Jazeera]
  • Sebring Race Results 2018 [Sebring]
  • They Saw Earth From Space. Here's How It Changed Them. [Nat Geo]
  • 17-Year Old Colton Herta Joins BMW Team RLL as Test and Reserve Driver [BMW Blog]
  • The Inclusive Internet Index: Measuring Success 2018 [The EIU]
  • 2018 Dodge Charger [Car & Driver]
  • Nissan launches third iteration GT-R Nismo GT3 (R35) [AutoSport]
  • 9 Google Home Tips for Music Lovers [CNET]
  • Last Men in Aleppo [Netflix]
  • Flint Town [Netflix]
  • Fullmetal Alchemist [Netflix]
  • New Ford Mustang GT California Special Joins the Carmaker's 2019 Lineup [Tech Times]
  • Global Threat Assessment 2018 Full Report [WeProtect]
  • Ian Callum Reveals The Story Of Jaguar's Electric Dream [Forbes]
  • The New 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, An American-born Sport Sedan [VW]
  • T-X to replace T-38 at pilot training bases [U.S. Air Force]

First things first, after being inspired by Kevin Love's post, and Prince Harry's long work to fight Mental Health stigma, although this is extremely personal for me, I've decided to speak a little bit on the matter. I have recently read the book "Mental" by Jaime Lowe (link), and it was a very insightful moment for me reading the moral of its story, which was that she was very lucky. Others, are not as much. They are from broken homes, broken families, history of abuse, drug addiction, etc. Meanwhile, she had family support, and various doctors until she became stable. I have to remember, while things were tough for me, others have it much harder. I have dealt with Bipolar disorder for about a decade, and stable for now over 7 years. For those of you who are having a hard time, just remember, take it one day at a time, see your doctor(s) regularly, and if you've been prescribed medications, make sure you take them. Surround yourself with friends and family support. You will go through struggles, but just stay positive. 

I also just read an important book on Delta Force by Eric L. Haney, and it was a great read. These guys don't make 6 figures, they don't brag about material things, they just do it for the guy next to them. This will be different when I read about Blackwater, with the insurmountable amount of fiasco in the news. I am glad that Jeremy Scahill wrote on the topic. I'm also thankful for Jon Stewart highlighting the fact that some idiotic politicians are not taking care of 9/11 first-responders.

The best thing on Television right now is The Looming Tower. It's really the best piece of work since Syriana & The International. I am glad that Hulu took the risk to tell such an important story.

As I just started to watch March Madness, my beloved Buckeyes lost against Gonzaga, which sucks, but let's remember the amazing season they had.

I am 75% done with Wipeout Omega. Can't wait to beat the crap out of the Corruption level in Wipeout Fury. Still going through the motion in Wipeout Pure, and Wipeout 2048 is still hard as hell.

I know the news cycle is frustrating, but just remember, there are positive sides. CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla has helped pre-register over 9,000 (sorry, Dragon Ball Z reference), I mean over 90,000 teenagers. This storm is going throughout the nation. Take it easy, and just don't forget to vote in Midterms 2018, and the 2020 elections. Take no risk, show up at the polls.

I'm having fun going through both Deadmau5 & Armin van Buuren's Masterclasses. I still have a long time before I learn how to use Logic Pro X, but I can't wait to play around with it, it's gonna be a fun hobby. By the way, Ultra Music Festival is next week, so if you're going, have fun, but please be safe, stay hydrated, and don't take pills from strangers, it's simply not worth it. Think of your parents.

Right now I'm listening to the new Logic mixtape and the new The Neighbourhood album. Obviously with UMF coming up, there's going to be so much new music, so be sure to check it out.

One of the next books I am going to read was a recommendation from a local bookseller, and it ought to be interesting. While there are countless books on men in World War 1 & 2, this one focuses on women, entitled "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore. Still reading the Fullmetal Alchemist manga which I'm starting to think will be over 25,000 pages when I am done.

I just ordered some publication from Le Monde Diplomatique, and can't wait to read it.

RIP Stephen Hawking. Looking forward to the day people solve Quantum Gravity & Multiverse theories.

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 065 | 11-06-17

Hello. I've just included playlist 065.

One of the tracks I wanted to highlight was Sander van Doorn's latest project under his alias "Purple Haze" entitled "Neiloj" which is from his new album "Spectrvm." I highly recommend listening to the whole LP, it's really good.

 

The other song I wanted to mention was from Noel Gallagher. It's called "Holy Mountain," and his new album is coming out in a few months. As I've mentioned before, I am a huge Oasis fan, so I can't wait for this. Liam has already released his new album, so now we wait for Noel.

 

  • The Most Amazing Futuristic Cars at the Tokyo Motor Show [Bloomberg]
  • Budget 2018: French youth sacrificed [Thomas Piketty]
  • Transforming Health Care [HBR]
  • Do social media threaten democracy? [The Economist]
  • Why Every Organization Needs an Augmented Reality Strategy [HBR]
  • Why Hospitals Need Better Data Science [HBR]
  • Doubling Down on Gene Therapy for Heart Failure [MIT Tech Review]
  • The right way to help declining places [The Economist]
  • How Should Governments Address Inequality? [Foreign Affairs]
  • By the end of 2016, 65.6 million people were displaced by persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations [@refugees]
  • The Right Way to Honor the Troops [Foreign Policy]
  • The Vietnam War [PBS]
  • U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Administration Officials [NY Times]
  • Open Enrollment has begun and continues through Jan. 31, 2018 [Covered CA]
  • LeBron James/Intel commercial tries to bring autonomous awareness [BMW Blog]
  • Tesla Turns Power Back On At Children's Hospital In Puerto Rico [NPR]
  • Alphabet's Project Loon deploys LTE balloons in Puerto Rico [The Verge]

One of the next books I plan to tackle is Satya Nadella's "Hit Refresh." There are a lot of great books out there and it's really hard deciding what to read first. I want to read the new Da Vinci biography by Walter Isaacson. I want to read that new book by this cool old ESPN sportscaster. I want to start the entire Tom Clancy series (many years ago I had read 3/4th of Rainbow Six but never finished it).

Lately, I'm listening to all the great coverage from Amsterdam Dance Event 2017. There's a ton of new music from all the DJs. Armin van Buuren even had a 14 hour special episode of "A State of Trance" for episode 836. I'm almost done listening to the whole thing and it was amazing.

I've been putting off watching the latest Resident Evil movie because I wanted to re-watch the first 5, so I hope to do that soon. Milla Jovovich is my favorite actress, and I hope she takes down the evil Umbrella corporation in #6 once and for all.

New Google Pixel 2 & Apple iPhone X are out, so go check out all the coverage from MKBHD & Sam Sheffer. I'd link the videos, but I need to watch them first, they're about 20 minutes each.

Lastly. Just a friendly reminder that the holidays are almost upon us. Please drive safe. If you're a teenager, for the love of God, stop texting and driving, you're driving your parents completely bonkers. Thanks in advance.

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 060 | 7-20-17

Hi. I've just uploaded playlist # 60.

One of the songs is a new single from Liam Gallagher (Oasis) entitled "Wall of Glass." I sure miss the fact that Oasis are no longer together, but it's great to see them making new music.

  • The Business of Artificial Intelligence: What it can -- and cannot do -- do for your organization [HBR]
  • AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us from a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacks [MIT Tech Review]
  • Game of Thrones is secretly all about Climate Change [VOX]
  • In Landmark Move, GOP Congress Calls Climate Change 'Direct Threat' to Security [FP]
  • Is the U.S. Ready for a Single-Payer Health Care System? [HBR]
  • Gore calls for single-payer healthcare [The Hill]
  • Climate Wars [FA]
  • The Machines Are Getting Ready to Play Doctor [MIT Tech Review / @SamDeBrule]
  • A trillion-ton iceberg just broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula [The Outline]
  • Machine Learning for Developers -- How to Build Intelligent Apps & Services [@MSAdvAnalytics]
  • Why Emotional Intelligence Matters in Venture Capital [@om]
  • A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks [Phys.org]
  • The governor of California and Michael Bloomberg launched a new plan to fight Climate Change  -- with or without Trump [Business Insider]
  • Stephen Hawking issues dire warning about the threat Trump poses to a livable climate [ThinkProgress]
  • This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World's Cities [Climate Central]
  • The Bookshelf: FP Staffers Review the New Releases [FP]
  • A Lean Startup Approach to Predictive Clinical Analytics in Healthcare, Part II [Intel]
  • Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools [The Economist]
  • Tao of Seneca -- Free PDFs [Tim Ferriss Blog]
  • CERN Courier - digital edition July/August 2017 issue [CERN]

 

  • lately I'm still reading Thomas Piketty's book on Income Inequality. It's quite a long read, and I'm finally halfway through it. My favorite album right now is Anjunabeats in Ibiza 2017, it's a great listen, so be sure to check it out. There's a new X-Files audiobook that came out on Audible, so give it a go assuming you're a fan of the series. Next movie I plan to see ought to be the new WW2 epic by Christopher Nolan, it already had great reviews, so it should be a must-watch.

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 Nervana 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 056 | 057 | 058 | 4-24-17

Hi there. I've just added playlists # 056, 057, and 058.

The first track of playlist 058 stems from Solarstone's new EP. It's really good so be sure to check it out.

Here is the latest music video from Logic. It's a really great song, the video is great, and I cannot wait for his new album (5/5/17). His older album "Under Pressure" is one of my favorite albums of all time. He also had 4 mixtapes that were pretty cool.

  • The Outline has started a playlist series. This month, a conversation on the daily nightmare of #ClimateChange [Outline]
  • Barack Obama says he wants to focus on training young leaders [The Economist]
  • Today Is The Best Day to Plan for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 [SPACE.COM]
  • The Age of AI [HBR]
  • Google's New Chip Is a Stepping Stone to Quantum Computing Supremacy [MIT Tech Review]
  • Routes to the Future Vol. 2 [UPS Longitudes]
  • Elon Musk's Billion-Dollar Crusade To Stop The A.I. Apocalypse [Vanity Fair]
  • The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI [MIT Tech Review]
  • A More Realistic Augmented Reality [MIT Tech Review]
  • 3-D-Printed Sneakers, Tailored to Your Foot [MIT Tech Review]
  • Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm [TED]
  • Everyday Emergency: The MSF Podcast [MSF]
  • The Bernie Sanders Show podcast [Bernie Sanders]
  • Cities of 2050: Data and Technology Will Fuel Megacities of the Future [UPS Longitudes]
  • Google's Dueling Neural Networks Spar To Get Smarter, No Humans Required [WIRED}
  • Supercomputer Simulation Offers Peek at the Future of Quantum Computers [MIT Tech Review]
  • Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole [Nat Geo]
  • The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation [HBR]
  • The Bizarre Digital Book You Must Destroy Before Sharing [WIRED]
  • A Simple Visual Proof of a Powerful Idea [QUANTA Magazine]
  • California Today: GoPros, Audiobooks and Other Perks of the Library [NY Times]
  • Can podcasting save the world? [Techcrunch]
  • Engineering the Perfect Astronaut [MIT Tech Review]
  • Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business [The Verge]
  • How to Pull Water Out of Thin Air, Even in the Driest Parts of the Globe [MIT Tech Review]
  • Why You Should Read Books You Hate [NY Times]
  • SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR Camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all [Mashable]
  • A New Blast May Have Forged Cosmic Gold [QUANTA Magazine]
  • IAM - Étranger [YouTube FR]
  • Anime comes bearing hope [Outline]
  • The Growing Case for Geoengineering [MIT Tech Review]
  • Microsoft Says it Will Simplify Windows Updates into Two Per Year [Fortune]
  • Steve Ballmer's new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending [Techcrunch]
  • Alphabet has quietly become the most influential player in Silicon Valley health tech [CNBC]
  • Alphabet seeks 10,000 volunteers -- and their health data -- for a massive medical study [The Verge]
  • A hundred days of Trump [New Yorker]
  • Macron and Le Pen advance to the second round of the French election [The Economist]
  • This teacher Raised $80,000 To Buy New Bike For Every Kid At School [Global Citizen]
  • The Usefulness of a March for Science [New Yorker]
  • Can Trump Avoid A Government Shutdown On His 100th Day? [FiveThirtyEight]
  • The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It: Trump Budget would gut development assistance and fold USAID into State [Foreign Policy]
  • Use Data and DNA To Fight Disease [Intel AI]

I got to watch "La Patrouille de France" recently. It was an amazing airshow. They're the French equivalent of "Blue Angels." I watched some of the Coachella livestream last week. Two performances that really stood out to me were Kendrick Lamar and Steve Angello. Kendrick's album is really good, still trying to decipher all the lyrics, I think he said he has more music coming. Steve Angello set a great precedent, and his upcoming album ought to be something really special. Right now, Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance 2017 just came out, so I'm looking forward to listen to it. Silicon Valley is back on HBO, this season ought to be good. Also, "Genius" starts on Nat Geo this week. I hear Doctor Who is in its 10th season? I need to start watching this show. In addition, I'm looking forward to reading Senator Warren's new book "This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save the America's Middle Class." Lastly, my birthday is next month, so I'd like to take the opportunity to raise awareness for charity: water. More information here.

Until Next Time!