If you can’t beat em cheat or change the rules

I live in the packer state, so I am a little biased. Some Packer fans are pompous overconfident jerks. These are the ones that totally forgot the seventies or are too young to remember them.

Some are irrationally despondent. These are the ones that quickly fail to recall this team successfully completed three hail mary passes in one season.

But I am sure that both sides of those fans will jump on board with a rule change if it comes to that.

Following the game, a couple of prominent Green Bay players expressed their dissatisfaction with the way overtime is done in the NFL.

#Packers Clay Matthews On the current overtime rules “Let’s go college rules. Just put us on the 25 or whatever it is and let us go at it.”

— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 17, 2016
“Yeah it’s tough, we’ve lost a few of these over the years where you don’t touch the ball in overtime. It’s just the way it goes. It comes down to a coin flip sometimes after a long, hard fought game, back and forth, plays made – bizarre plays made by both teams –and unfortunately it comes down to that.” – Aaron Rodgers,

Strangely enough, the Chicago Bears proposed a rule this last offseason that would have guaranteed each team getting a possession in overtime. The Packers voted against it. Granted, only three teams voted for it, but it’s interesting how quickly the tune changes.
http://www.dailynorseman.com/2016/1/19/10789226/could-the-nfls-overtime-rule-change-again

I find it very funny that they voted against it.

800-year-old Bible recovered in western Turkey after smugglers try to sell it – Daily Sabah

This is cool and weird all at the same time.

Two people were detained by Turkish police on Friday when they attempted to sell an 800-year-old Bible.

Police in the western Turkish province of Isparta confiscated the ancient Bible and detained two suspects during an operation carried out on the suspects’ home after they were informed that the two were marketing historical artifacts.

Police said the priceless book was written in ancient Greek and contained images of Jesus and other biblical figures

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/01/15/800-year-old-bible-recovered-in-western-turkey-after-smugglers-try-to-sell-it

Shouldn’t we just boycot the NHL all star game?

Read the entire article, the rich people just keep getting more and more corrupt, they could have just let this ride and changed the rules for next year’s joke of a game.

An embarrassing joke All-Star vote campaign had become a feel-good story for a hard-working, good guy and his family. Everybody wins.That makes what happened on Friday so tragic.Scott was traded to the Montreal Canadiens, who immediately stashed him in the AHL and said they weren’t going to call him back up. He’s ineligible for the All-Star Game now. And everything about it was so transparent.

Source: Hockey fans made John Scott an All-Star, and the NHL made him pay for it – SBNation.com

This was a stain and they had to remove it. I disagree it IS a person, and while he is making a good chunk of money for only playing in 11 games this year he is still a person. He did not choose this.

If he had played, it would have been a one and done, and people would remember fondly the year that guy got in the all-star game.

But now they will remember that the league is just a bunch of rich guys that screwed over John Scott and his pregnant wife.

Some Crumbs I found recently

here are some of the things that I have read about this week that I want to remember in my timeline here.

and now for some better news!

Jimmy Carter still working to make the world a better place. “I hope the last guinea worm dies before I do.” Jimmy Carter

And

wow wow wow, some people have too much time on there hands

 

and ha ha ha

and this seems a bit excessive.

A 26-year-old Turkish hacker named Onur Kopçak was sentenced Sunday to 135 years in prison for stealing 11 people’s credit card information and selling it to other cyber criminals.

With this new sentence approved by the Mersin third Criminal Court of General Jurisdiction and his previous 199-year sentence from 2013, Kopçak will serve a record 334 years in prison.

Vikings offense gave up more pressures per dropback than any other offensive line in the Pro Football Focus era.

Vikings offense often floundered and gave up more pressures per dropback than any other offensive line in the Pro Football Focus era.

 

now is that saying much? what is the era of PFF? what is that 8 or 10 years at the most.

The rest of the article is great for football enthusiast, and I highly recommend reading it.

Source: What Does Tony Sparano Bring to the Minnesota Vikings? – Daily Norseman

Trickerish

The now defunct TV show Raising hope has become one of my favorite Netfix binges .
The show is my kind of humor.
My other favorite show is My name is Earl.

And it turns out that one show is a fan of the other.

A look back

I generally do not look back on my posts, for me they are like water in a stream.

I stumbled on THIS and remember most of it. The first part was my true heart as I was quite anguished over that trip. What was not said, is that the summer trip was canceled due to lack of interest. By the next year’s trip I was in a dark place and did not feel called to go. At least that is what I kept telling myself. I think I was so bitter over the 2010 trip that I refused to listen to God. I never went in 2011 even though the plead in the last paragraph of the original post was coming at me in full. (probably for the best that I did not recognise that).

Speaking of the last paragraph, I hate it now. it sounds so self absorbed. Probably because it was, as was the whole thing. I am trying to find what God’s plan is for me, where he wants me to go, when, and with who.

It’s a constant struggle to hear God. The mission trip this year has been fairly silent. What I think God is calling to me is “love the human race”, and “every available minute”??

Glory to God above.

Be Driven by Convictions, Not Confidence – Pete Wilson

Be Driven by Convictions, Not Confidence, those word have rung true for me, and I can’t help thinking about someone that has reached out to me about going on a mission trip. The person sound truly called by what they have said. But the reservations that are stated by this person are lack of confidence and lack of approval from those she loves.

Most of the decisions we make in life are based on confidence. Do I feel confident that I could do this? Can I pull this off? This confidence most often comes from the support and approval of those around us.But be careful. If all of your confidence is based off the people around you, you’re only going to do things that those people believe that you can do.What about the dream God has laid on your heart? At some point, you have to make decisions based on a deep conviction, and not just the confidence you’ve built from the approval of others.

Source: Be Driven by Convictions, Not Confidence – Pete Wilson

I have felt this myself in the past, especially around the mission trip, but not only the mission trip. for almost 10 years I have not felt like the people around me that I love have given approval of the trip.

One person has said repeatedly, that they do feel like what we do could make a difference. Americans have been providing assistance for years and they still need help.

Other people are more passive. No examples come to mind without those people feeling like I have pointed them out.

SSH Backdoors

This is just crazy, how long was it that Cisco had a similar issue? 2014
And when will Checkpoint join this list?

The IT community was shaken a few weeks ago when Juniper Networks firewalls were found to contain “unauthorized code” that seemed to enable a backdoor. Now, Fortinet firewalls have been found to contain an apparent SSH backdoor as well. “According to the exploit code, the undisclosed authentication works on versions 4.3 up to 5.0.7. If correct, the surreptitious access method was active in FortiOS versions current in the 2013 and 2014 time frame and possibly earlier, based on this rough release history. The weakness was eventually patched, but so far, researchers have been unable to locate a security advisory that disclosed the alternative authentication method or the hard-coded password.” A spokesperson for Fortinet told El Reg, “This was not a ‘backdoor’ vulnerability issue but rather a management authentication issue.”

Source: SSH Backdoor Found In Fortinet Firewalls – Slashdot

The Internet of Things that Talks About You Behind Your Back – Schneier on Security

This is seriously  creepy stuff.

SilverPush is an Indian startup that’s trying to figure out all the different computing devices you own. It embeds inaudible sounds into the webpages you read and the television commercials you watch. Software secretly embedded in your computers, tablets, and smartphones pick up the signals, and then use cookies to transmit that information back to SilverPush. The result is that the company can track you across your different devices. It can correlate the television commercials you watch with the web searches you make. It can link the things you do on your tablet with the things you do on your work computer.

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2016/01/the_internet_of.html