thesandbender writes: Today has news that BTC "found" 200,000 BTC coin a "forgotten" wallet that they thought they was empty. The value of the coins is estimated to be $116 million USD, which happens to cover their $64 million USD in outstanding debts nicely and might offer them the chance to emerge from bankruptcy. There is no explanation, yet, of why the sneaky thieves that "stole" the bit coins used a MtGox wallet to hide them.
thesandbender writes: I'm a U.S. Citizen and my spouse is Japanese (with a U.S. green card) . Recently we've had serious discussions about relocating to Japan for various personal reasons. What sites and resources does the/. community recommend for finding employment overseas? Also, are there any issues I should watch out for (e.g. companies using H1-B sponsorship for near extortion here in the U.S.)? I'm specifically interested in Japan (obviously) but I'm sure a lot of people have the same question for other countries.
thesandbender writes: I'd like to get into development with small form factor computing as a hobby but it seems every week there's new announcements for commercial and crowd-sourced projects and it's difficult to get a good handle on all the offerings out there and how they stack up against each other. What are the recommendations for blogs or aggregators that track this sort of thing?
thesandbender writes: FTFA — "More than 6,300 individuals applied to become part of NASA's next generation of astronauts. It was the highest number of applications ever received by the agency since 1978, and the call garnered more than 8,000 submissions. Typically, the agency receives between 2,500 and 3,500 applicants for astronaut vacancy announcements."
What's cool about this is that even though the U.S. space program is in a bit of stasis, there are still thousands of people eager to drive it forward.
thesandbender writes: My girlfriend's family lives in Japan and is very interested in obtaining geiger counters for testing food and other materials. Geiger counters are now impossible to get in Japan and are on long back order from most providers in the U.S. which makes me suspicious of anything we can get our hands on. My question is, what's the best way to test/verify a geiger counter. I know I can point it at a smoke detector and it should go off but I'm not sure what I should see on the gauge. We'd even take it to any reasonable local facilities for testing (NYC area). Any input would be greatly appreciated!