If someone could post exact instructions on how to use Coin Control for this purpose, I'm sure it would be appreciated!Quick coin-control instructions
0) Shut down cleanly and install the software luke linked to.
1) Start back up, wait until you have 6 confirms on the coins you want to spend.
2)settings -> options -> display -> check display coin-control features (a coin control tab appears in the main window)
3) Go to the coin control tab and select the address(es) you want to send from.
4) go to the send coins tab, the send from box at the bottom will show the addresses you just selected
5) send the coins like normal
This will probably fail if you only have 6 confirms unless you reduce the amount by 0.0005 fee needed because it's a fast turnaround. You can either wait 144 transactions or reduce the amount that you're sending by 0.0005.
Please report any problems or other feedback you have related to coincontrol— we'd like to get it in as an official feature in the next version.
We live in a bizarre world— as he was giving out these coins the cracker wrote:
STATEMENT:: Bitcoinica caused much harm to the value of Bitcoin. They were targeted and destroyed. As sure as Bitcoinica fell, the
value of Bitcoin rose. Profit from devaluation surely destroys a currency.
He also claimed to have deleted all of Bitcoinica's data.
Regardless of how you may or may not agree with his sentiment about Bitcoinica (I think I've previously made my negative views of it clear enough), theft isn't a noble act— nor is receiving stolen goods. Returning the funds won't bring Bitcoinica back, nor will failing to return them prevent it from coming back. Keeping the funds will also potentially create annoyances for you down the road when you are mistaken for someone affiliated with the thief.
If you don't like Bitcoinica and wish it didn't exist, the best thing you can do is to keep reminding people about its poor security track record (At least three known coin theft incidents), and that fact that it was a bucketshop— a kind of casino in the guise of a stockmarket where people trade on large multiples of the change in a commodities price— and not a legitimate exchange where actual bitcoins were bought and sold (a fact their FAQ admitted but only in rather technical terms).
In any case, I hope and expect most people will return these coins.