My iPhone 4 was stolen. The police detectives want the IMEI number. I never backed up the phone or synced it to my computer, so I can't access the IMEI through iTunes. I don't have the original packaging. I do, however, have the phone's serial number. Is there a way to somehow use this number to get the IMEI? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Name that movie! I am trying to recall the name of a movie I saw in the early to mid 2000s. It was a thriller drama, maybe classified as horror (although I don't remember it being particularly gruesome). It offers an explanation for some of the thousands of unsolved missing persons cases by following a cross country truck driver who is a serial killer. [more inside]
posted by click
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Hackers of MeFi, assemble! I have an undocumented serial protocol I want to reverse engineer - help me turn some mysterious bit strings into meaningful data. [more inside]
posted by larkery
on Jan 19, 2012 -
I am wanting to write a novel involving detective work and criminal profiling. (Yes, it may turn out horrid.) I am looking for some reference books that might help me be a little bit more informed. So far, I have gotten Criminal Profiling
by Brent Turvey, and Body Trauma
by David Page. Anybody have some recommendations?
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 12, 2011 -
In order to create an original show, I turn now to the Hive Mind. Please share with me your preferences and help me find the common threads and elements linking the best sitcoms to ever be broadcast! [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak
on Jul 15, 2011 -
I am trying to find this 1980s-1990s serial killer movie about a mute girl (from what I can remember always wear black clothes) and that on one of the scenes, a chopped body of a person was shown from a trash bag or something. Anyone known the title of the movie? I watched around early 1990s.
posted by LittleMissItneg
on Jul 10, 2011 -
I need help remembering a book title for some serial killer fiction from the 1980's [more inside]
posted by Jesco
on Jan 10, 2011 -
In which I try to recall the name of a SF podcast in which a "freelance librarian" in a totalitarian future broadcasts a radio signal to the past, in an effort to change history. [more inside]
posted by outlier
on Jan 2, 2011 -
Can you help me remember a site from quite some time ago that featured a story named something to the effect of "She Stole My Boot"? [more inside]
posted by cCranium
on May 7, 2010 -
I'm looking for lesser-known fictional books involving serial killers along the lines of works such as Monstrum
(Donald James) and By Reason of Insanity
by Shane Stevens. All the lists I am pulling up are the big names such as Deaver, Cornwell, Harris, Carr, etc etc. Anybody have some obscure favorites? They don't have to be series (though I enjoyed David Wiltse's '90s run), and actually prefer them not to be series. They can be older works like Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me
. Thanks for your suggestions.
posted by snap_dragon
on Jan 28, 2010 -
CrimeFictionFilter: I'm writing this scene where a serial killer who has just been arrested (like, a day ago) has agreed to show the investigating detectives where he buried his other victims. They take him out there. What is he wearing? Is he handcuffed? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jan 23, 2010 -
Can anybody recommend a good nonfiction book to read about Jack the Ripper? I am not sure what book is considered to have better scholarship of so many books out there and am not remotely a "Ripperologist" (yet). Like the Zodiac killer, many folks have their own pet theories and the Ripper books are plentiful on Amazon. Any info on where to start to read about ol' Saucy Jack would be appreciated. (Feel free to name more than one title if you want.)_
posted by snap_dragon
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Looking for a (cheap) portable, parallel printer that prints in A4 size. [more inside]
posted by saxamo
on Sep 6, 2009 -
In the early 80s, HBO aired a short TV series called "Whodunit?" and one of the 20 minute segments was about the Zodiac killer. It was done in an interesting fashion with a Monty Python-esque cutout design style..It was quite creepy. I cannot find this anywhere nor mentioned anywhere online. Does anybody have any information where I might find this? Or even information? I am just short of calling HBO. It is a segment that has haunted me since I watched it as a child and I kinda want to watch it again. If it matters they also did bits on Lizzie Borden and Richard Speck.
posted by snap_dragon
on Feb 23, 2009 -
I am looking to buy ~10 laptops for a school project. The laptops need to be small (<1> must have a serial connection.
Other preferred specs:
1 gb ram
Windows operating system
I have had a difficult time finding modern laptops with serial connections. Any ideas?
I have considered buying a 'netbook' and using a usb to serial adapter but have read that these adapters can be unreliable. I would appreciate any thoughts on that as well.1>
posted by jdlugo
on Jan 8, 2009 -
A while back I had a job as a radio archivist and I dubbed a few episodes of a very trippy British serial that I believe originally aired on the BBC during the late '70s or early '80s. It involved some sort of quest for knowledge, had Buddhist (or at least eastern spiritual) overtones and was often accompanied by psychedelic background music. Anyone have any idea what the name of this series might have been?
posted by The Card Cheat
on Jan 3, 2009 -
With very few exceptions I have never really liked anime. Recently I watched Death Note on hulu and got a huge kick out of it. I'd like to watch some more anime that isn't about people who are awesome at fighting fighting other people who are awesome at fighting and is generally suspenseful and tightly serialized. [more inside]
posted by I Foody
on Oct 27, 2008 -
I am trying to find a SciFi book that I read the first couple of chapters of. It involved two companies racing to come up with some kind of genetic cure and in the process creating a monster or something. [more inside]
posted by rbs
on Feb 23, 2008 -
Can you help me figure out what model of Ford Pick-up truck these parts can fit? (links to large pictures of parts and serial numbers inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Wanted: a book of a learn-to-read cartoon of sorts, likely serialized in a (Chicago?) newspaper, c. 1950-1970. [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Feb 22, 2007 -
Can I use any Mbox device (compatible with this program of course) to run Pro Tools LE 6.0? Must you buy the Mbox and software together for proper use? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman
on Jan 26, 2007 -
Was there an important technological breakthrough leading to recent widespread use of serial communications over parallel? E.g., USB as opposed to parallel port; SATA over ATA. [more inside]
posted by exogenous
on Aug 23, 2006 -
Since the dawn of recorded time, you can use a certain easy to remember serial number1
to install any Autodesk product. This number is widely known and used by the "try before you buy" crowd2
. Why would this be so? Any conjectures on why Autodesk hasn't plugged this hole?
1I won't post the actual #, lets say it starts with a multiple of 100 and then has a bunch of digits in sequence.
2Or so my friends tell me.
posted by skree
on Apr 2, 2006 -
"There's a 9 pin serial mouse cable. I have orange, blue, green and white wires. Which is ground?"
posted by nthdegx
on Jun 8, 2005 -
My mother-in-law has lent me a big Wacom tablet (UD-1212). Unfortunately, it's a little old, and I may not be able to get it to work without some AskMe help. [MI] [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Dec 20, 2004 -