Does this mean a cable subscriber is worth ~ $5000 to a cable company?
>> $580 million replacing stolen phones each year and $4.8 billion paying for handset insurance.
Whoa whoa whoa... If every person got insurance, that's over an 8x markup for insurance. Since many don't, it's even a higher markup.
Here's an easy way to save $4.3B - Stop buying the insurance.
In related news...
Google suggests you don't post your username & password to GitHub.
The locksmith's union suggests you don't tape your key to your front door.
The TSA suggests you don't write your combination on your luggage.
That is an interesting thought, but may be difficult in practice.
A theft occurs coins are transferred...
> Mt Gox -> Wallet X
Some time goes by and the coins are moved around
> Wallet X -> Wallet Y -> Wallet Z
Finally, the coin is moved to somewhere we can track, like a well regulated exchange.
Wallet Z -> A regulated exchange
FBI would have to backtrack from that point. There might be some significant cost for each step.
I also wonder how well coin mixing services work. For huge volumes like this, I can't imagine them being effective. But for smaller amounts, maybe over time, they may prevent that backtrace from being feasible.
One of the key "benefits" of bitcoin is one of the biggest problems with it in situations like this, the inability to reverse transactions.
If someone digitally steals a shit ton of cash for a regular bank, there's a good chance those transactions can be reversed and, at least some, or the money can be recovered.
Not so in bitcoin world where you would have to find the perpetrator and get his private key.
Just rated several of king's games 1-star, no idea if that helps, but made me feel better.
No, it's analogous to a software firm that releases a virus and gets paid to clean it up.
Hack Reactor claims 99% placement?
If true, maybe this really is an innovative education environment that aggressive regulation should stay away from.
Can I get this before I die? I hate talking with people sometimes.
Looking at logs I have access to, I see
Between 50% and 65% for a series of education related sites.
6% for a highly technical site.
Clearly what the site caters to has a big impact.
I bet apple.com is even lower
Anyone know if these burners are write-once drives?
If so, it pretty much guarantees that Facebook keeps a copy of your stuff forever, even if you "delete" it.
What data was he able to access?
Two ends of a possible spectrum I see...
- Being able to tell 70k accounts exist by some numerical ID
- Getting full personal information for 70k accounts including name, address, ssn, payment details
As long as you're giving a unique url to each user who you email, this actually makes open-rate calculations a lot more accurate, doesn't it? Instead of a large percentage of your users never seeing the image, they'll all get loaded.
Sure you can't track cookies, get IP addresses, or any of that anymore...
I'm assuming Google is only downloading images of emails that people open. If Google is downloading every image of every email they get, then never mind.
Even the Q50 has a mechanical fail-safe.
Did anyone watch the video? The code was completely inconsequential to what was talked about and only shown for a brief few seconds as a "ooooh look at code". It wasn't really meant to be read or understood.