Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 8:00am

5TtRT: Minecraft, Stormy Daniels, John Kelly, net neutrality, & Customs agents

Aggie, 16 Weeks

Aggie is four months old as of yesterday! She’s nearly done with her puppy shots and is learning some basic commands. Potty training is going pretty well, but she’s not house broken yet. She’s getting there.

She adores people, all people, everywhere, unconditionally. Her very favorite thing is to meet new people, or people she already knows (she knows more of our neighbors than I do), or basically just any people, really. It’s the highlight of her day. She’s a little unsure of other dogs, though. She’s willing to meet small dogs, but big dogs make her nervous.

Aggie’s reached the “envelope pushing” stage of developing, where she’s testing all her boundaries. We say “No bites!” and she says “Okay… but what if bites?”

“No piddling,” we say, when she squats indoors. “Sure, yes, I understand,” Aggie says, “but, hear me out here, what if piddling?”

This stage is why puppies are so cute. Otherwise they’d never survive.

5 Things to Read Today (1/23/18)

  1. Wired: How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet – Some college kids who were trying to cheat on a Minecraft player vs. player server developed and deployed the daisy cutter version of a DDOS botnet attack.
  2. Politico: Alleged payment to porn star was illegal donation to Trump campaign, watchdog says – The hush money Trump paid Stormy Daniels might count as an illegal campaign contribution. Fun!
  3. Vanity Fair: “I’ve Got Another Nut Job Here Who Thinks He’s Running Things”: Are Trump and Kelly Heading For Divorce? – Rumor has it Trump’s thinking of firing his chief of staff John Kelly. You know, the only guy keeping the White House any kind of functional?
  4. Ars Technica: Net neutrality is bad? 1 million PornHub employees can’t be wrong. Oh, wait – Ooodles and oodles of the comments the FCC received on their net neutrality proposal were fake. Just so many fake anti-net neutrality comments. And yet Ajit Pai seems to have taken them seriously.
  5. Snopes: Did Customs Agents Board a Bus in Florida Asking for Proof of Citizenship? – Yes. Yes they did. And it appears it was technically legal to do so, which, I’ll point out, still doesn’t make it right. Also, they seem a little butthurt over being called out on it.

Daily Cute: Baby Rhinos!

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