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    UK - Nurse Lucy Letby Faces 22 Charges - 7 Murder/15 Attempted Murder of Babies #3

    It was wondered above whether this could be Munchausen's by Proxy. I would say this is not the behaviour seen in Munchausen's - from the NHS site "Munchausen syndrome is a psychological condition where someone pretends to be ill or deliberately produces symptoms of illness in themselves." (my...
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    UK - Nurse Lucy Letby Faces 22 Charges - 7 Murder/15 Attempted Murder of Babies #3

    Many thanks to Tortoise and Legally Bland for all your updates - much appreciated!
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    UK - Nurse Lucy Letby Faces 22 Charges - 7 Murder/15 Attempted Murder of Babies #2

    RSBM Firstly, apologies for my somewhat confused little brain here, it's definitely not yet up to Websleuths speed and clarity!! Right, let the ramblings commence.... Train of thought here... if LL is accused of multiple previous murder/harm attempts on single children... a) how were those...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    It looks like a simple coverage map for each mast/base station (admittedly not my work area, I was primarily on the systems rather than the local network but worked alongside the network guys and moved in 2008 to global systems rollout, so even further from the front line)). Only the 2G and...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    All connection data (so a phone that is connected to the network, irrespective of whether a call is being made/received) is recorded as part of normal system operations and requires no manual intervention. Getting the data specific to a phone, once the data mining specs are in place, is...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    Yes, this is pretty close - the pinging is continual, to any/every mast that can hear the ping, to ensure a connection can be made when required but is not, as you say, a permanent connection. Disconnecting/switching off the phone sends an explicit 'I'm turning off' message rather than going...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    Servers (indeed all connected devices) are configured from a central source, so would have been done by Vodafone Portugal with whatever time they deemed correct. That's not to say they got the time right, of course. In my time, VF UK themselves dropped some astonishing clangers with the UK network.
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    'Ping' data is to all intents the same as 'active connections'. So long as your phone is switched on it is permanently connected via a mast/base station to the network. So there is, therefore, a permanent live connection (although no actual call) to the mast from the phone sending out an "I am...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #30

    If the next nearest mast/base station was at least 13km away, then this could be true and would apply if the phone was directly between them. So, is the next mast/base station 13km away? If not, then the relative distance to the phone reduces the closer the next mast is. Now if there are three...
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    rsbm Make it a day later and he could have the 'Force' with him!
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    At least you acknowledge he may NOT have an alibi then.
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    Not mine, I ain't got one so pigeons ain't gonna fly - what does that mean for CB I wonder?
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    It has yet to be shown he does have a valid alibi, does it not?
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    ...and the fact that nothing has happened with regards to this suggests either the data no longer exists (or wasn't collected in detail at the time) or there were insufficient base stations pinged.
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    Madeleine McCann: German prisoner identified as suspect #29

    Just for clarification, there does not need to be a call made or received in order for the position of a mobile to be known. Back in 2007 era, it was possible to locate both a stationary and moving mobile phone to within 3 metres (and do it 'live' too - we followed one of Vodafone's director's...
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