Here is how cloning occurs: When your phone makes a call, it transmits the ESN (electronic serial number) and MIN (mobile identification number or phone number) to the network at the beginning of the call. The MIN/ESN pair is a unique tag for your phone this is how the phone company knows who to bill for the call. When your phone transmits its MIN/ESN pair, it is possible for nefarious sorts to listen (with a scanner) and capture the pair.
An explosive device, described as three “pipe bombs” bound together, was found in a bag on a table at Inland Regional Center. The explosives were set to be detonated by a remote control device described by law enforcement officials as a “toy remote.” Investigators recovered the remote device in the suspects’ car. Burguan said he does not know why the device was not used or whether it failed..
DAILY DELANEY DOWNER From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Both the number of unemployed persons, at 11.3 million, and the unemployment rate, at 7.3 percent, changed little in October. Among the unemployed, however, the number who reported being on temporary layoff increased by 448,000. This figure includes furloughed federal employees who were classified as unemployed on temporary layoff under the definitions used in the household survey.
New buildings are being planned and built, interim libraries are up and running and attracting larger crowds, and what had been an unimaginative and plodding bureaucracy has been refashioned to try to capture some of the leading edge of the information world.There are still serious questions to be asked about the system’s future Should there be fewer, larger branches rather than the 20 plus collection of smaller facilities that the city probably cannot afford to maintain? Is there enough of a commitment to books and especially to classics in this era of technological change? What exactly is the role of a central downtown library and how much of a people magnet and development engine can it be? but in the meantime, there are some new signs that the city’s library is thinking big, and that’s good news indeed. Library folks working on figuring out how best to share and spread information using the latest technologies. The library is running a photo contest comparing Washington then and now, using pictures from the library’s terrific collection of local history materials that are in the public domain and available here.And you can read about the new ideas the library’s staff is cooking up on their blog, Amino, where it’s evident that Cooper has assembled a group that is thinking much like those of us in the old media are: Exploring every avenue of the new communications matrix to figure out how to capture new eyeballs, how to ferret out what’s useful and discard what’s merely fashionable, and how to expand the rich and deep resources of what was into the frenetically changing universe of what’s becoming.Like many users, I still visit the library primarily to find books, and the danger exists that libraries will get too fixated on new toys and lose touch with the central mission.