| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 13:11:16 +0100
| From: "Andrew Court" <syklops at gmail.com>
| Starting a new job in InfoSec on tuesday, and I would get
| a real kick out of having some of the Rainbow Series books
| on my desk. Anyone know where I can get one or some of
| them in Ireland?
no, but I've never looked either.
| Does anyone have one on your desk, just gathering dust?
I think I've still got an Orange Book, at least,
maybe also a Yellow and something else (Green?)
as well, sitting in a box --- SOMEWHERE --- but
I haven't an fsck where .... ;-\ (and they'd
be quite old versions as well.)
| I know I can write to the NSA and ask them to send me
| some for only about 30 bucks,
from Ireland!!?! unless the NSA(? or did you mean
NIST?) has joined the real world sometime in the
last c.10 years, they won't even talk to you when
they notice yer calling from outside the States.
(doesn't matter whether or not you are a USAian.)
when I was doing C2-related work in London, we
had a helluva time whenever we had to deal with
those jerks. (ultimately, we usually had some
USAians in the States deal with them for us as
human proxys.) they (the NSA that is, not NIST
or our USAians) were not just paranoid, they
were mind-boggingly freaked-out superstitious
űber-paranoid. the USAians who went to see them
had(?) to supply their SSN (Social Security Number)
in advance.† (I won't do into whether or not that
was legal then or now; suffice it to say it is
highly contentious.) I'd _guess_ it'd be even
worse now with the so-called War on The World,
er sorry, on Terror.
† I've no recollection of any attempt by a
non-USAian to visit them, so I've no what
they would have done in that case. (blow
up an unsuspecting country or something?)
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