[linux-elitists] [email@example.com: Re: FW: Ruben Safir - Computer Misuse]
Thu Oct 25 08:34:37 PDT 2007
> > > Of course, being that you have limited fiduciary responsibilities to
> > > either children or under the law as a licensed professional, its very
> > > easy to sit and throw barbs from the sidelines.
> > I'm not sure if you're trying to make a personal jab at me here. Are
> > you saying that:
> > 1. I have no children and no professional licensing
> > restrictions.
> > 2. Due to #1, I am not qualified to comment on matters of
> > internal corporate communication?
You know what, I might very well be wrong. I thought you had no kids
but i've lost tract. Do you have some kids with photos?
Here is a shot of my kids from a few years back
Here is my daughter with the One Laptop Per Child test box
Here they are getting ready for the holidays
My youngest son with his GNU Box
Here is another one with her GNU Box
Here are some at Freedom-IT last year
Here are some at Rock Plaza
> I think I said what I ment. It's not that you have no restrictions,
> but your not held responsible.
> > If so, I am curious to know what evidence you have for #1 and what
> > reasoning results in #2.
> > > You could also afford to learn a little bit about healthcare
> > > organizations, and take some time to read this:
> > Everyone in my family has worked in the healthcare industry at one point
> > or another. I did not dispute the core problem with your on-the-job
> > situation. You were correct in that they were in violation of any
> > number of regulations designed to protect patient privacy and safety.
> > This does not change the fact that your mail was clearly a big sign
> > saying "FIRE ME!"
> Yeah they tried that. Instead they had to buy me off.
> > > At $40,000 PER violation of HIPAA and being personally responsible for
> > > the computer systems privacy capabilities under the law, the response
> > > by the IT department and the organization was most welcome, because
> > > frankly, my neck was being put out on the block every day. And since
> > > I have a career with high demand and decent enough salary, I could
> > > make such choices.
> > Again, if you read my mail you'll find that I commend you for the action
> > you took. I'm not saying you're in the wrong. But your long angry mail
> > was all but guaranteed to result in a dismissal. This much was clear to
> > anyone who reads it.
> Your original response wasn't concerned at all about my dismisal, but for what
> it is worth, the position became impossible to retain when they threatened me
> with the first letter. Since it was CCed to the enitire corpertate staff,
> some 9 people on the top of the corperate chain, the damage that resulted
> from that first letter was irrepairable and the job was at that point
> not possible to be conducted stafely under the law.
> > > I don't know where you get the idea these events involved any kind of
> > > advocacy.
> > So did you then *not* advocate a migration toward virus-free and
> > spyware-resistant Free Software systems for managing of sensitive
> > data? Do you not do so now?
> I never even mentioned it too them until the reply was written.
> > > I wouldn't work for ANYONE who would abuse me like that infront of
> > > superiors, regardless of any advocacy oppurtunities or money issues.
> > >
> > > You'd have to stuff a lot of crack in your pipe, monkey boy, in order
> > > to believe that leadership skills include accepting abusive situations
> > > which can also affect the wellbeing of your children.
> > You introduced this matter as a costly mistake, on the order of around
> > $136,000 (I assume per year). Are you saying that keeping your
> > high-paying job would have harmed your children somehow?
> Ah - you make a good point. But the mistake wasn't my reply, it was
> helping them in the first place. I didn't know it at the time but the
> job was gone the minute I agreed to help them. That resulted in a change
> in circumstances which made retaining the job impossible. The letter just put
> them on notice that if they were going to get rid of me, that it would cost them
> The threat to the children occures if I had remained in the abusive condition
> because instead of sacrificing a salary, I'd have faced been fines
> at $45K an instance. That would be devastating. The way it worked out,
> I took the money and went on a well deserved sabatical.
> http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
> http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
> So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
> http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
> "Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
> "The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."
> "> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
> You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
"Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
"The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."
"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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