I want 3.14 pieces of it.
Yes, you're supposed to cut out the middleman. Let the hackers steal directly from you instead of going through a third party.
Yes, and out here in the windy midwest, the same liberal idiots who wanted the wind energy are the same liberal idiots who are now screaming and crying for us to take OUT the wind farms that were built, due to the turbines killing migratory birds. They don't want ugly wires, poles, transformer stations, wind turbines, or coal. They just want their techno-toys to work on magic and unicorn piss.
Nah! The unicorn piss pollutes the water.
The funny thing is, when I forget my password, some sites reset me to a pw like that - then make me change it to something memorable.
One of my bank sites doesn't allow special characters. Only letters & numbers.
"Running around the house setting the clocks" is the LEAST annoying part of the change.
Unless you do it when the time actually changes, at 2 AM.
As soon as I start singing, they throw rotten fruit at me!
Just like bankers in the Depression.
Exactly!!! When I replaced my oven, it was almost as old as I am! And though my olde TV had been "obsolete" for years, I could keep using it until I was ready to replace it. Why should a perfectly good computer running XP (or Snow Leopard for that matter) have an expiration date?
Well, yeah, but that was a long time ago. Surely, Apple wouldn't obsolete perfectly good software to replace it with something not as good as the old stuff.
I'd guess the criminals have already cashed out their bitcoins. They don't care if bitcoin goes bust, beyond having one less scam to run.
There's a reason why few people carry cash suitcases, or stuff large amounts of cash under their mattresses.
I thought it was "for all intensive porpoises", though I don't understand how dolphins are involved.
The big difference is FDIC. If my bank goes pfft, my money is insured. If Mt Gox goes pfft, my bitcoins go pfft. I don't consider banks to be inherently trustworthy either, but the government has a huge interest in keeping people happy, since a total economic collapse will screw them too. Nobody has an incentive to keep Mt Gox's victims happy, including Mt. Gox.
The cops might not have the time or resources to sort it out, but if the search is fraudulent, the lawyers sure have the time.