40 Million Credit Cards — VI.

Editor’s Note

The image may be downloaded in higher resolutions:

↓ Transcript
Narrator: Back in the meeting.

A first woman stands in the background. A first man, a second man, a second woman, and a third man are seated at a round table.

Third man: So if we can withdraw any amount from a credit card info string--

Third man: --isn't that good for us?

First woman: Yes, if the sender never finds out.

The next panel shows only the second woman and the third man, in a closer view.

Off-panel voice: Otherwise, they make us return about twice as much.

Third man: Well, it does seem fair that the sender should get extra back for the inconvenience.

The next panel shows only the first woman in a close view.

First woman: The sender doesn't get extra back. The excess just vanishes.

Off-panel voice: And if we withdraw the right amount?

The next panel shows only the second man and the second woman.

Off-panel voice: About 3–4% vanishes. We get the rest about five days later.

Second woman: It takes five days and then there's some missing?

Off-panel voice: Nobody can explain where it goes.

The next panel shows the first woman, the first man, and the second man.

First man: 3–4% is too much to be like a bitcoin miner's fee.

Second man: Maybe they're on slow Internet links with packet loss.

First man: 3–4% packet loss is pretty severe.

The next and final panel shows everyone in essentially the same scene as in the first panel.

First woman: In a bizarro world I suppose they would want packet loss.

Second man: So maybe they are nuts and they designed it that way, and it seems normal to them.

Title: 40 Million Credit Cards -- VI.