Does the math.
Yeah, you can use radioactive or quantum decays as a local source of true randomness. Hard to crack those.
Which legal system are they using to determine liability, anyway? The ancient Oafans? The Neo-Oafans? PDs? The practical solution at this point (which of course they aren't going to use) would seem to be "declare bankruptcy, dissolve the Toughs", unless that's somehow not allowed.I really have trouble following this whole we are broke and indebted to the old Oafans especially in case of the Toughs. They sold the ships they got themselves in good faith as the AI who controlled them, gave them freely, the biggest chunk was sold by the Neoafans who melded with the ancient soul foils, which is pretty close to being the original owners. The old Oafans seemed to have confiscated everything the Toughs owned and got in exchange of the sale including their houses, so no idea how the toughs managed to acrue debt the size of a planet.
Yeah it boils down to Putzho handing them the keys to their long guns back, so they can dictate terms, but the Toughs behave like they are morally obligated to pay back a debt they can never repay.
It gets even bettter, the heir in this case is in part the original owner as the Neoafans bonded with their soul foils. So it´s possible that soulfoil owner agreed but uploaded mind owner never heard of it.it's someone being declared dead, their heir paying the toughs for services rendered with the inheritance, then it turning out the original person wasn't dead after all.
The law of the long gun apparently. The Toughs sold their share of the ships to Petey who sold them to the UNS or UNS faction Int Aff int belongs/belonged to. The rest of the ships were sold by the Neoafans to the UNS. But it seems the old ones are billing Petey and the Toughs while they confiscated the Tough´s share and apparently not only for the ship the Toughs sold but every ship that left the Vault. AFAIK the Toughs didn´t sell thousands of ships themselves. Also it seems they want their ships back and it´s the UNS who has what´s left of them. I assume they also squeezing them as hard as they can. Seems to me the old Oafans get to collect thrice, Petey, Toughs and the UNS for the full sum every time.Which legal system are they using to determine liability, anyway? The ancient Oafans? The Neo-Oafans? PDs? The practical solution at this point (which of course they aren't going to use) would seem to be "declare bankruptcy, dissolve the Toughs", unless that's somehow not allowed.
Looks like they might be addressing that part too.The dismantled hulls weren't 'given away'; they were sold to the UNS (and probably other groups, offscreen) for things like a dismantled battleplate and an embassy and the funds to hire a whole mess of Sanctum Adroit.