Re: TECH: atm

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Sep 23 2001 - 13:47:41 MDT

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Spike Jones wrote: >..Then go down
> > the list to droogie number 2's account, at 1302.00 etc, thus stealing
> > a pile. The time lag in processing would let em get away. spike
> I strongly suspect that the ATM database system requires that the central
> account be uniquely write-locked and debited before the transaction (ha
> ha!) can go through. Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

I thought of a better reason why this scam wouldnt work. The
bank would have digital images and time-stamped locations of
all the droogies. That information would be far more valuable
than the three million bucks that would be stolen.

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