Anyone holding Bitcoins—or pretty much any cryptocurrency, really—has taken a substantial hit in the last few months, with the exchange rate of dollars to Bitcoins dropping from a high of around $1200 last November to around $550 today. But it's possible that those whose Bitcoins were parked at the long-troubled Mt. Gox exchange have suffered a near-wipeout, or even a total one, in what may have been the catastrophic theft of some 744,000 Bitcoin from that exchange.
Mt. Gox was the first big Bitcoin exchange; as such it attracted the most attention, the most traffic, and the most trouble. It was hacked repeatedly because, at one time, it was [...]
Just be happy I didn't go with something like "the rising tide of crime." Anyway, this is happening. Supposedly. I dunno, man. I just do not know.
"The concept of plagiarism, however, is learned in more specialized contexts of practice entered into only by a few; it's hard to get from the notion that you shouldn't appropriate your neighbor's car to the notion that you should not repeat his words without citing him." -Stanley Fish tries to make the argument that plagiarism is an "insider's issue" for academics and specialists. Stanley Fish is totally missing the fact that there's been a worldwide exponential explosion in the number of authors and publishers in the last 15 years. Now word and idea theft is everyone's business-and it's big business, from social media to classrooms to [...]
Dear guy in a brown corduroy jacket,
I'm sorry for stealing $40 from your checking account at the ATM in the HSBC Bank on Union Square East.