Courtesy of InvaderNet, a long time reader!
"Hello ALIS Tech Support, how may I help you?"
Marine: "My F-35 won't let me take off, what the hell?!"
"Have you tried turning it off and on?"
Marine: "Yes! It still won't start!"
"One moment please, I'll check it's computer records"
"Hmm, sorry it seems your gun.exe file is corrupted. You'll need to reinstall your software."
Marine: "I'm in the middle of the goddamn Hindu Kush! How can I possibly download 100Gb of software?!"
"I'm sorry, you'll need to find somewhere with a good connection. Can you get to Kabul?"
Marine: "No I f**king can't go to Kabul! There's about 5000 Taliban in the way!"
"Are you able to fly to Kabul?"
Marine: "NO BECAUSE MY FUCKING PLANE WON'T START!!!"
"One moment, I'll get my supervisor."
"*&@#%*@#^*&@#%(@#^%......."This is all fun and games now...but the risk is real. How many work arounds are we going to accept?
Kill it now, like we should have at least 5 years ago and let's do this right. Oh and let's follow Greenert's advice.
PAYLOADS OVER PLATFORMS!If you're wondering why I'm focusing on the F-35 its simple. This one program has so warped the DoD's procurement AND its warfighting concepts that its become a greater danger to the US and its allies than China, Russia, N. Korea and Iran (combined) could ever be!