It's just not a high priority to make martyrs out of Westerners in their home countries, yet.
Rather convenient to not have a high priority to do something you cannot actually do isn't it?
Home grown terror not ISIS/Daash.
A naive view just leads to stupid arguments, pissing contests and pointless shit about whether Rear-Done metal is real or not.
The problem here is that your so-called "psychopaths" are normal humans exhibiting normal human behavior
Where does this shit come from? By all definitions it is abnormal. Just because there are plenty of incidents does not mean that a significant portion of the population are like that.
Scotland is also "a small, homogeneous population" with "lots of offshore oil" but the oil money was used to finance a shift of the UK as a manufacturing economy to England as a service economy with a focus on financial services. One approach was a success for many and the other made a small percentage of the people in one part of the UK very very rich.
It could be argued that neither the "Socialist" or "Tory" ideology had anything to do with the difference - merely the difference between acting in the interest of the Nation instead of the interests of some individuals the rulers owe favours to. Good governance versus running things like a fabled jungle despot - the "ism" doesn't have much to do with it.
So the Norwegians with "a small, homogeneous population" did OK but the Scottish were so badly screwed over that their arses are still spouting blood decades later.
Lat every felawe telle his tale aboute. - G. Chaucer
Turns out the "new" phone system is a ten year old model - so telnet in with no password to change the settings and he wanted us to unblock and port forward telnet to the thing. I wonder if he convinced someone else in another place and who is getting free calls out of diverting through hacked phone systems?
So yes, these sort of people are around trying to convince anyone who will listen to punch huge holes through security to make it easier for them to support their crap devices. See the Target hack via an alarm system as an example.
I lost around 200 bitcoins in the first "crash"; it was very early on. Not widely reported.
I hope this guy spends some time in the slammer.
People also forget that such things happen with more than just Bitcoins. I wonder how much was lost when "The Donald" had his crash, and then somehow lept back up as rich as before as if he had just moved other people's money into a secret account.
There are a lot of such crooks about.
If you have another example *in practice* please supply it.
Given the mass incompetence of how Gox was run
If people didn't mangle the name there should be no surprise - it's "MT GOX" as in "Magic The Gathering Online eXchange" - a card trading site for fucks sake people.
Typos like the one in the summary ("mount" Gox) and people referring to it as Gox without knowing why are part of the confusion that led to a reputation the site did not deserve. Hobby level bitcoin stuff behaved as expected. "Mass incompetence" in only perceived by people that thought it was a bank or some other thing it is not. It's like accusing a terrier for being incompetent because it can't do a drum solo.