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Apologies for my ignorance, Toby, but perhaps I am using the wrong term. I mean software as in “MS Project”.. as in, you know, you use a (software?) programme to pump in some info about a whole pile of variables, and then see the results at the end.

Sherbet, no, I certainly don’t see myself compiling anything from scratch. I want the War Game, as it were, already written, then I’ll tweak the variables, and get an answer. I want the one they use at the Pentagon, so to speak, to assess whether 1000 people rioting in Ferguson in wintertime is going to pose a worse threat to national security than 2000 people rioting in (wherever) in summertime.

Am I making sense? Hope I haven’t confused everyone. Thanks anyway.