Pooball reported the bug as a general timing attack, not one that could be utilized for infinite resources. I was there in NR when it happened.
I think NR was desperate enough because he thought (and I had informed him to the effect) that we were running alliance killers on his protectorate. So he resorted to resource spawning to stay alive.
That probably wouldn't have been caught if Pooball had the sense not to do it on such a massive scale; he reached 200 billion in terms of the RSS generated (and likely 400 billion at wartime prices). But, he kept going, and going, and going, and going, and here we are.
I'm generally satisfied with the resolution, I'm not sure if piss face is. Does this thread still need to be open?