I love spreading links. But in general, I'm going to resist, because it's too easy to turn into Metafilter. However, this is an old story which somehow I missed at the time.
The reason, btw, is that it allows you to truly, totally, soul-crushingly DESTROY another player, to an extent which would be considered a critical design flaw in another game. EVE is for the truly hardcore and GHSC should be snapped up by the intelligence service.