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I don't presume to know how close you've ever been to full-on drug addiction,
but in my own admittedly small sampling,
many an addict's confinement is the only time in their adult lives they're not using. A great friend passed last year at the ripe old age of 48, but his life was probably extended a decade by frequent periods of abstinence as a guest of the County and State.
At a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the taxpayer. So tell me: Is that a better deal than rehabilitation which would not only cost less, but allow him to stay in the work force contributing to the tax base instead of drawing from it?
What was the author trying to do here.
From there I can answer two other questions:
Is this a logically correct solution to the problem?
Is the author's code doing what he intended it to do?
I find it much easier to analyze code if I can get inside not only the original author's head, but the heads of the two other people who came after him and spliced in updates
Unfiltered is how I have my searches set at home because I don't want to miss results on the off chance that the search engine thinks it's pr0n and I don't mind if I see the occasional adult content.
It also tells you how good the software is. If 80% of the people are getting it, that's good. If only 25% of the people are getting it, it's time to rework that lesson.
Secondly, it opens up opportunities for other shows that didn't make it on CC or another major network. Couldn't get another season of Babylon 5 on the air? No problem, if you can get enough direct subscribers (and on that show, I suspect you would) you can release episodes directly to them.
This could be a great opportunity to add new revenue from people who either aren't subscribing now, or are pirating the content out of frustration.
Lawyer: So How did you obtain this footage?
Drone Operator: We accidentally left the camera equipment on when we took off from American soil
Lawyer: How many times has this happened?
Drone Operator: Several, in fact I think it happens most times when we launch
Lawyer: What disciplinary action have you received for leaving them on?
Drone Operator: None. I think I read something once that says we aren't supposed to, but out commander tells us to do it anyway
At this point it's pretty obvious that it wouldn't be a case of "accidental" espionage (Disclaimer: IANAL)
This would happen with every story.