Peloton Bike [Peloton]
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!