I haven't played SMAC for years, but the announcement of Civ V yesterday had me nostalgic for the old days. So I dug up my old CD, installed SMAC, and I'm enjoying the heck out of relearning how to play. Playing again, though, has reminded me of a question to which I've never been able to find an answer. As you may know, if you look at the Base Operations function of your Datalinks, and then view the Citizens tab, you can click on population to turn them into the best specialists you have discovered. Well, it turns out that if you infiltrate an opponents datalinks, you can ALSO change their citizens to specialists, potentially starving their bases and crippling their industry. Is this a bug, or a feature? I like the idea of my hackers disrupting my enemies networks, but this seems a little unbalanced. Also, I haven't tried this with the v4.0 patch for SMAC, so possibly it has been fixed. But it definitely worked in an earlier version.