President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project

Lock him up.

This revelation is not the first evidence to suggest the president may have attempted to obstruct the FBI and special counsel investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

But Cohen’s testimony marks a significant new frontier: It is the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach • The Register

I highly recommend you look into using one of the following password managers:

Security firm ESET’s Jake Moore opined: “There has never been a better time to change your password… If you’re one of those people who think it won’t happen to you, then it probably already has. Password managing applications are now widely accepted, and they are much easier to integrate into other platforms than before.”

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/17/770m_emails_passwords_breach_collection_1/

Slow to clean house, youth organization wastes no time punishing critic

It’s moments like these where I’m not sure the drum corps activity deserves my patronage.

“DCI is a brand, and they want to protect that brand identity. And I understand that,” Lotz, 23, said in an interview. “But at the same time, this censorship — which is what it is — is not good for the activity. If the leaders of the activity cannot speak out against actions by the other leaders, and everyone is supposed to toe the party line and let DCI control the message, change becomes difficult, if not impossible.”

Source: Slow to clean house, youth organization wastes no time punishing critic

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right? | WIRED

This is another reminder that you should consider carefully what you do and share on social media.

Through the Facebook meme, most people have been helpfully adding that context back in (e.g. “me in 2008, and me in 2018”), as well as further info, in many cases, about where and how the pic was taken (e.g. “2008 at University of Whatever, taken by Joe; 2018 visiting New City for this year’s such-and-such event”).

In other words, thanks to this meme, there’s now a very large data set of carefully curated photos of people from roughly 10 years ago and now.

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-10-year-meme-challenge/

2019 Reading Challenge Book #3: Good to Great by Jim Collins

The third book in my challenge was recommended to me by Bob Coppedge. Bob is the CEO and founder of Simplex-IT, an IT consulting firm in Hudson, Ohio.

Title: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

Author: Jim Collins

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SpaceX Iridium-8 Launch

I don’t know how I missed it, but SpaceX had their 8th and final launch of Iridium’s Next satellite cluster on January 11th. As always, SpaceX live streamed the launch on YouTube.

SpaceX Iridium-8 Mission Video on YouTube

Iridium also released a music playlist on Spotify. If you start the playlist at T-12.55 of the launch countdown, it lines up perfectly with the entire mission. You can find the playlist here.

2019 Winking Lizard World Tour Of Beers #4: Avery Brewing Company Liliko’i Kepolo Belgian-Style White Ale

2019 Winking Lizard World Tour of Beers #4: Avery Brewing Company Liliko'i Kepolo Belgian-style white ale - Forget orange slices. Give me passion fruit in my Belgian white ale from now on.

Forget orange slices. Give me passion fruit in my Belgian white ale from now on.