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Comment: Re:Anybody actually looking? (Score 1) 169

by jandrese (#49181727) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
It's like they set the system up to allow the Bitcoins to be stolen. There is a bit of Poe's law here where you can never tell if a Bitcoin site operator is merely incompetent or actually a scammer. That and there is always a better scammer out there preying on the scammers. Even Ross Ulbrict got scammed for more than a million dollars worth of Bitcoins.

Comment: Anybody actually looking? (Score 2) 169

by jandrese (#49181197) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
Is there anybody with real authority actually looking for this? As far as the government is concerned someone might as well have stolen all of the WoW Gold or Eve ISK. Pretty much everybody else doesn't have the means or expertise to actually do the real world search. Somebody has a huge fat wallet that they're going to tumble over the months and eventually cash out and unless they screw something up there's not much chance of being caught.

Comment: Re:Yes, and? (Score 1) 169

by jandrese (#49181173) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
Well that may have been true in the past. But this time is totally different. Sign up for the new exchange today!

It is depressing how many times people will fall for the same scam over and over again. Already we have heard of new exchanges "safer than ever" and people are lining up to put their money into them on the faint hope that it isn't a scam yet again.

Comment: Only 3G? (Score 1) 111

Is it common to make new chips that only support 3G now? Being HSPA+ also means they won't work for Verizon/Sprint or anyone else who zagged when the world zigged. I'm guessing those are intended for light use appliances? E-Readers level of downloading maybe? It just feels weird that they wouldn't squeeze in the LTE modem while they're at it. I guess maybe Intel built these to budget and simply ran out of silicon? Are they going to be like the early generation GMA adapters that were just total crap and were only there because Intel had a little extra silicon available on each chip?

Comment: Re:Two options (Score 1) 464

by jandrese (#49147085) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem
I'd be a little wary of USB/Serial adapaters. I've found a lot of them are really only designed to let you console into a Cisco or something. Start blasting them with Zmodem and they have an obnoxious tendency to lock up or even bluescreen your machine (even a Windows 7 machine). A better solution would be to find a medium-old desktop with a real Serial port on it an use a Null Modem cable there.

PCMCIA Ethernet would be by far the best solution (although good luck on the drivers) if you can find someone who has a dusty old card sitting around on a shelf somewhere, preferably with the still hopefully good driver floppy. Look for cards that don't have the bumps on the top of the connector.

Comment: Re:8bit (Score 1) 514

by jandrese (#49140751) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
This is my #1 complaint with modern UIs: Elements that don't convey any hint of their function in their form. Buttons that are just text with no border. Dropdown menus that are just text or a uselessly generic icon (like Firefox's hamburger icon). Radio buttons and checkboxes that are just text. Invisible dividers that don't do a good job dividing different parts of the screen. It's the box of chocolates style of UI. Just tap everywhere and see what happens. I can't wait for this fad to pass. I'd love to just look at an interface and be able to discern how everything operates immediately like the old days.

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