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Yes, good point! Without the government sticking their guns in everyone's faces and enforcing the email-writer's monopoly on commercially profiting from their blood, sweat, and tears, what incentive would party members have to communicate with each other?
If we don't properly enforce this monopoly, party members will give up and stop emailing each other! Then where will be be?
.. with a paltry 1TB of storage.
Which just goes to show, FUSE makes it viable for people to use any protocol, even IMAP, as a filesystem.
If it's not poorly defined then why can't people who are supposed to be professionals in preventing money laundering patently unable to explain it effectively?
Briefer: "Be on the lookout for money laundering!"
Me: "Ok, so what should we be on the lookout for?"
Briefer: "Suspicious transactions."
Me: "Suspicious how?"
Briefer: "Next slide!"
OK, but what made them illegal? I don't believe the government when they bring charges like this, because someone discovered ex post facto that something broke the law. When they say "3.5 billion money laundering scheme", I want to know what the original money came from and why the transaction was supposedly illegal. And we rarely get that information.
Inherently not trusting the government and the huge power such 'money laundering' accusations seem to have - no one ever seems to ask the question I am asking, and the article sure as hell doesn't say a damned thing about where the 3.5 billion came from - make me very suspicious.
Money laundering is the most opaque concept ever. I used to be an officer at a bank (they made all of the network guys exempt bank officers) and had to go through repeated briefings on this, and no one could explain money laundering to my satisfaction. It appears to be "transactions the government doesn't like" rather than anything in particular.
Or, euthanasia. That's where this is going to ultimately go. When a totalitarian government looks at the problem, that will be the solution. Totalitarianism is the future, best prepare for it.
Why would you use a heavier-than-air craft to essentially hover?
Wouldn't an aerostat accomplish the same goal at a much lower cost, and lower risk of bodily harm should it fall from the sky? I mean, assuming you aren't retarded like the Army and let it break its tether.
To risk revealing who I work for, this software is in PPSS, which tells me that the money has indeed dried up. The dump trucks of cash are in the PDSS phase.
Are you this much of a douche normally? Friends might be hard to come by, if so.
It's my business and I know how such projects are run. I stand by the small numbers. Their letter is assuredly not representative of the actual number of clients installed.
They don't put thousands onto support for a single application. 500 max, and that's pushing it. For something like this, I would imagine the Post Production Software Support (PPSS) team to be under 100, actually. They don't need FSRs for this kind of thing, either.
OK, I know this business, and I can tell you that the contractors supporting the system are doing so with minimum personnel, so that can't be it. Maximum of 500 people involved in dev and support, and probably less. The system itself is not useful to a general purpose user. Let's assume 50,000 people ever touch it, that's probably a generous estimate. I imagine if we saw their usage data, it would be in the four figures, not six.
arf arf. But seriously, almost 600,000 copies of a piece of software when the Department of the Navy has fewer official user workstations than that...much fewer. That's Army level of personnel, not Navy.
Then, there's some data online about the system in question. Seems like it's a system to support infrastructure for Navy bases and such. Seems like Northrop Grumman is involved, as well as some smaller contractors. Like this one, Synergy Software Design, with the terrible web site. Also appears that Synergy is the sole vendor and technical support provider for Bitmanagement Software GmbH in the US.
The conclusion I come to is that Synergy fucked over Bitmanagement somehow, and the Navy is being held in.
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.