I just set up TextSecure with my Google Voice number. The SMS failed, but after a couple minutes it went to a fallback verification by phone call that worked. I'm on Lollipop, not sure if that's important.
If their company isn't folding they need to refund 100% of the money they raised from Kickstarter. There is a clear expectation of Kickstarter being a pre-order system no matter what the fine print says. I bet if the backers sued them they'd get a judgement in their favor.
> PayPal continues to show how shitty they are. Stop using them!
I really wish I could...
When I created my SaaS a few years back, I went all out with payment providers.
I registered and implemented every single form of online payment I could find. PayPal, AlertPay, PayPay, MoneyBookers, LibertyReserve, Bitcoin. You name it, I made that form of payment available. I even accepted money orders via snail mail.
In the ~2 years I gave all of the "other guys" a chance, 99.9% of my payments came via PayPal.
I received 1 money order. Perhaps 3 people paid via LibertyReserve. 0 payments from all of the other providers mentioned. And over 5,000 payments via PayPal.
Unfortunately, there is no other option if you want to sell stuff online.
And this is coming from one of Bitcoins biggest proponents.
Nice writeup. I did something much like this in 2002 or 2003. The main difference was that I was malicious, trying to steal money from other students.
I went to Rochester Institute of Tech. The number shown on your card and encoded on the mag stripe were your ID number.
I had plastic card printers and an encoder so making a fake was no problem. The design was simple so it didn't take me long to make one that looked exactly like the real thing.
How did I get numbers to encode? At that time they distributed grades to students in folders outside each department's office. These grade sheets had your full ID number on them. All I had to do was dig through the folders and take grade sheets from people who hadn't bothered picking theirs up.
I think I only used one or two numbers to buy some stuff from The Corner Store. I was mainly doing it to see if I could, credit card fraud was far more profitable.
One of the worst parts about it was that the student IDs were your social security number. Had I wanted to I could have easily used the data and fake IDs for identity theft.