[cryptome] SAGA was: Re: Re: Hoax? Please disregard my prior email submission

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0100

Hi Todd,
You carry on posting and keep working on it, Todd. I understand you and the more you practice the more you will control your writing and postings. Try reading some of John Young's correspondence, particularly his exchanges with journalists. There you will learn how to be more concise and pack a lot more meaning into a lot less words...He has left me open-mouthed at times, and that is no mean feat...;-) And as for the journalists...well, so much for the 4th estate...

On 05/07/14 13:42, Todd Judge wrote:
Hi Doug,
Thank you very much for the kind and honest reply.
A few lint-stuffed additions and questionably related babble:

1. "do date" = "due date"
My bad.
2.  In a mid 1960s
episode of "Rocky & Bullwinkle", R & B were walking on the campus of Whatsamata U. and asked a "hippie-looking" kid where everybody was going. He answered, "We're going to the Student Union to protest /Norman Mailer/!"

I will never ever forget that line. I was aware enough then to laugh, and still laugh when it crawls back into mind.

3. And, for pure rambling fluff in closing, here is how I've become passionate about the value of stewardship of citizen privacy and rI learned to write FORTRAN in 7th grade in 1967 on an IBM 360. It was located at a bio research facility. Data comm and physiological modeling became a hobby as fun as hunting, fishing and trapping. And been into and applying it ever since. Kinda nerd-giggly. And made a living from it.

Still I'm not "a good programmer" by good programmer's standards, as far as I'm concerned. But I learned and love the challenge to build the most efficient (tightest security, most efficient performance-wise (and always cheapest by far) result) systems design and implementation. How is simple. I always brought/bring in help who are much smarter than me.

Honestly, the approach has never saved LESS than $2MIL on medium scale projects, over the Anderson's, Toilet and Douche, etcetera, bidders who slithered in through Executive wine and dine attempts to derail valid protests from our internal division and proven contractors. I've kicked them out the door or resigned, first. And always I'm lucky to have been hired back as soon as their merit/performance was obvious.

When I teach my counterparts that "resigning" is a realistic option and always works out in the end, it's always received like its the first time they've heard or considered it. In japan and in the US. I've made more mistakes than everyone I've met combined. But I try not to make the same ones twice. I'm not smart by any measure. Just stubborn. I've been very lucky. But uncompromising focus on user/patient/citizen/needy-consumer privacy, cost containment, starting with prototypes & results analysis and Plan B from inception, before all else, has let me sleep at night.

And for the life of me I don't know how the greedy cronies, NSA and the rest, can sleep at all. Their intent is and always has been truly misguided and harmful to all.

I seen the price of incompetence, needless financial drain, and politicized sales fairytales early on. They always, w/out exception, result in domino-effect burdens on trusting consumers & taxpayers. They're one in the same, and they always suffer and own the resulting burden.

Thank you very much, yet again for your sincerity. I find myself far too verbose in my posts here. Sorry. I need to really work on that!

On Jul 5, 2014, at 5:32 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Dear Todd,
There is no need to apologise, as far as I am concerned, ...

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