We can thank eBay for the existence of PayPal. Nuff said.
Kind of embarrassing for Slashdot to post this now, considering the truck has already been found. Apparently the container was opened, but it appears (at least most of) the Cobalt-60 is still intact.
Considering the infrastructure and expense required to ship something like this (special shielded containers, etc), why don't they include a tracking device? Even a cheapo cell phone can be used as a tracking device, which is better than nothing.
Have a police car with a Taser type of device, except it's a bit heavier duty - enought to stick into the cars metal skin.
Once it sticks - it fires a big electric shock, frying the cars electronics, and shuts the whole works down.
Which would then bring me to ask why not just use that medium?
So by your logic Facebook or Google+ don't need to exist because we have insecure email already?
This isn't a bank but an exchange, which I presume buys bitcoins with real currency. Thus they may build up large amounts of bitcoins that they sell for cash when they think the market timing is right. So they would own those bitcoins, since they bought them with money. In other words, that is their own giant private wallet and someone noticed the bitcoins (a lot of them) had been moved around or consolidated in some way.
Netcraft confirms it.
I guess you missed the part where Facebook rewrote their Android app from HTML5 to a native implementation less than a year ago:
There is no "default install". Raspberry Pis don't even come with SD cards. You download whatever OS image you want and extract it to your SD card, and there are many to choose from, both "official" and 3rd party.
I hate to state the obvious, but no one controller design will be comfortable to such a wide variety of people. Either you have to target the core demographic responsible for the bulk of game sales, or you offer more than one size controller. Anything else sounds like a waste of time.
Spamming them to death with garbage data would be the best way to take control of the issue. Since the information is unencrypted, posting gibberish data to their server will be a breeze. It would be even better to have a registry of device IDs that people can opt-in so that many people can be spamming them on behalf of other device IDs. Better yet is if the device IDs are serial, then the whole range can be randomly spammed. It doesn't have to go to the point of DDOSing them. Just throwing some bad data at them would be enough to totally screw up their ability to mine / sell that data.