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BBC Uses Skype Links In Murder Hunt 193

Nico M writes "The highly publicized UK murder hunt for the serial killer(s) of five young sex workers in Suffolk is using Skype to ask the public for information. BBC News is embedding freephone Skype links to both the police incident room and Crimestoppers UK. Is this the first time Skype has been used in this way?"
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BBC Uses Skype Links In Murder Hunt

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 18, 2006 @12:37AM (#17282830)
    "And, of course, not all prostitutes are "sex workers". For example the average CEO..."

    Or the average slashdotter...once they hit daylight that is.
  • by lastninja ( 237588 ) on Monday December 18, 2006 @12:56AM (#17282920)
    including people in the industry who don't actually fuck for money, ie strip dancers, porn stars, topless waiters, dominatrixes (sp?) etc.
    What kind of boring non-fucking porn do you watch?
  • by SQL Error ( 16383 ) on Monday December 18, 2006 @01:26AM (#17283062)
    Is this the first time Skype has been used in this way?
    For making phone calls? Probably not.
  • by mhore ( 582354 ) on Monday December 18, 2006 @01:38AM (#17283118)
    Sex worker, is that the PC term for prostitute?

    No. The term you're thinking of is Penile Stimulation Engineer, or something to that effect.


  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 18, 2006 @02:47AM (#17283408)
    Waaa waaa.... Come on, I laughed my ass off at that. Hey, here's a joke for you:

    Q : What's the difference between an onion and a hooker?

    A : I don't cry when I chop up the hooker.
  • by CmdrGravy ( 645153 ) on Monday December 18, 2006 @05:10AM (#17283936) Homepage
    There was a great interview with one of the Chief Constables involved in this case about the number of calls they were receiving from the public

    Interviewer: There's been a massive public response to your request for information hasn't there, how are you coping with the sheer volume of information you are getting ?
    Police: Obviously we're very pleased with the positive response and we're working through everything we receive.
    Interviewer: A lot of its very helpful but you were just telling me you're also getting a lot of calls about peoples dreams and what cards or dice have told them ?
    Police: Er, yes we are. That sort of information isn't a high priority
    Interviewer: Clearly you're being polite, it's just a waste of your time isn't it ?
    Police: We would rather concentrate on serious information
    Interviewer: These people are just getting in the way of your investigation by phoning up with this, frankly, nonsense aren't they ?
    Police: Well yes, we would rather they didn't bother us with superstious nonsense.
  • by BiggerIsBetter ( 682164 ) on Monday December 18, 2006 @07:17AM (#17284358)
    Then replace "nigger" with "baby".

    Baby jokes never get old...

    Aisle seat please.

"So why don't you make like a tree, and get outta here." -- Biff in "Back to the Future"