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Kevin Mitnick

Kevin David Mitnick is an American computer security consultant and convicted hacker, best known for his high-profile 1995 arrest and five years in prison for various computer and communications-related crimes. Mitnick's pursuit, arrest and sentence along with the associated journalism and films were all controversial, he now runs the security firm Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC. He is the Chief Hacking Officer of the security awareness training company KnowBe4, as well as an active advisory board member at Zimperium, a firm that develops a mobile intrusion prevention system. Mitnick was born in Van Nuys, California, on August 6, 1963, he grew up in Los Angeles and attended James Monroe High School in Los Angeles, during which time he became an amateur radio operator. He was enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College and USC. For a time, he worked as a receptionist for Stephen S. Wise Temple. At age 12, Mitnick used social engineering and dumpster diving to bypass the punch card system used in the Los Angeles bus system.

After he convinced a bus driver to tell him where he could buy his own ticket punch for "a school project", he was able to ride any bus in the greater LA area using unused transfer slips he found in a dumpster next to the bus company garage. Social engineering became his primary method of obtaining information, including usernames and passwords and modem phone numbers. Mitnick first gained unauthorized access to a computer network in 1979, at 16, when a friend gave him the phone number for the Ark, the computer system that Digital Equipment Corporation used for developing its RSTS/E operating system software, he broke into DEC's computer network and copied the company's software, a crime for which he was charged and convicted in 1988. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Near the end of his supervised release, Mitnick hacked into Pacific Bell voice mail computers. After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Mitnick fled, becoming a fugitive for two and a half years.

According to the U. S. Department of Justice, Mitnick gained unauthorized access to dozens of computer networks while he was a fugitive, he used cloned cellular phones to hide his location and, among other things, copied valuable proprietary software from some of the country's largest cellular telephone and computer companies. Mitnick intercepted and stole computer passwords, altered computer networks, broke into and read private e-mails. After a well-publicized pursuit, the FBI arrested Mitnick on February 15, 1995, at his apartment in Raleigh, North Carolina, on federal offenses related to a two and half year period of computer hacking which included computer and wire fraud, he was found with cloned cellular phones, more than 100 clone cellular phone codes, multiple pieces of false identification. In December 1997, the Yahoo! website was hacked, displaying a message calling for Mitnick's release or risk an internet "catastrophe" by Christmas Day. Yahoo! responded that the worm is nonexistent, there were claims that it was a hoax only to scare people.

Mitnick was charged with wire fraud, possession of unauthorized access devices, interception of wire or electronic communications, unauthorized access to a federal computer, causing damage to a computer. In 1999, Mitnick pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud, two counts of computer fraud and one count of illegally intercepting a wire communication, as part of a plea agreement before the United States District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, he was sentenced to 46 months in prison plus 22 months for violating the terms of his 1989 supervised release sentence for computer fraud. He admitted to violating the terms of supervised release by hacking into Pacific Bell voicemail and other systems and to associating with known computer hackers, in this case co-defendant Lewis De Payne. Mitnick served five years in prison—four and a half years pre-trial and eight months in solitary confinement—because, according to Mitnick, law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he had the ability to "start a nuclear war by whistling into a pay phone", implying that law enforcement told the judge that he could somehow dial into the NORAD modem via a payphone from prison and communicate with the modem by whistling to launch nuclear missiles.

In addition, a number of media outlets reported on the unavailability of Kosher meals at the prison where he was incarcerated. He was released on January 21, 2000. During his supervised release, which ended on January 21, 2003, he was forbidden to use any communications technology other than a landline telephone. Mitnick fought this decision in court winning a ruling in his favor, allowing him to access the Internet. Under the plea deal, Mitnick was prohibited from profiting from films or books based on his criminal activity for seven years, under a special judicial Son of Sam law variation. In December 2002, an FCC Judge ruled that Mitnick was sufficiently rehabilitated to possess a federally issued amateur radio license. Mitnick now runs Mitnick Security Consulting LLC, a computer security consultancy and is part owner of KnowBe4, provider of an integrated platform for security awareness training and simulated phishing testing. Mitnick's criminal activities and trial, along with the associated journalism, were all controversial.

Though Mitnick has been convicted of copying software unlawfully, his supporters argue that his punishment was excessive and that many of the charges against him were fraudulent and not based on actual losses. In his 2002 book, The Art of Deception, Mitnick states that he compromised computers by using passwords and codes that he gained by social engineering, he claim

Neil De Marchi

Neil De Marchi, is an Australian economist and historian of economic thought and is a Professor at Duke University. De Marchi specializes in both teaching and research that pertains to the history of economic ideas and the history of markets, the functioning of markets with a specific focus on art markets, his works have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Econometrics, the European Journal for the History of Economic Thought, the Art Bulletin. He has contributed to pieces within various books, having written introductions to such works as “Idealization in Economics, Poznan Studies 38,” and a biographical entry of John Stuart Mill for The Handbook of Economic Methodology. De Marchi received his Ph. D. from Australian National University in 1970, after completing his B. Phil in economics at the University of Oxford, he obtained his B. Ec with first-class honors in 1960 from the University of Western Australia, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society.

"The Empirical Content and Longevity of Ricardian Economics," Economica, 1970 "Mill and Cairnes and the Emergence of Marginalism in England," History of Political Economy, 1972 "‘The Noxious Influence of Authority’: A Correction of Jevons’ Charge," Journal of Law and Economics, 1973 "Malthus and Ricardo’s Inductivist Critics: Four Letters to William Whewell,", Economica, 1973 "The Success of Mill’s Principles," History of Political Economy, 1974 "Anomaly and the Progress of Economics: The Case of the Leontief Paradox," in Spiro J. Latsis and Appraisal in Economics, 1976 "On the Early Dangers of Being too Political an Economist: Thorold Rogers and the 1868 Election to the Drummond Professorship," Oxford Economic Papers, 1976 "The Case for James Mill," in A. W. Coats, Methodological Controversy in Economics: Historical Essays in Honour of T. W. Hutchison, 1983 "HOPE and the Journal Literature in the History of Economic Thought," History of Political Economy, 1983 "Methodology: A Comment on Boland and Frazer, I,", AER, 1984 "Mill’s Unrevised Philosophy of Economics.

A Comment on Hausman," Philosophy of Science 1986 "Making a Case when Theory is Unfalsifiable: Friedman’s Monetary History,”, Economics and Philosophy, 1986 "Abstinence", "Non-competing Groups", "Paradoxes and Anomalies", "Nassau Senior", in John Eatwell, Murray Milgate and Peter Newman, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 1987 "John Stuart Mill Interpretation since Schumpeter", in Willam Thweatt, Classical Political Economy, 1988 The Popperian Legacy in Economics, 1988 Milton Friedman. Economics in Theory and Practice, 1990. "League of Nations Economists and the Ideal of Peaceful Change in the 1930s", in Economics and National Security. Annual Supplement to History of Political Economy, 1991 de Marchi, Neil. Appraising economic theories: studies in the methodology of research programs. Aldershot, England Brookfield, Vt: Edward Elgar Publishing Co. ISBN 9781852785154. Post-Popperian Methodology of Economics, 1992 Non-Natural Social Science. Reflecting on the Enterprise of'More Heat Than Light'.

Annual Supplement to History of Political Economy, 1993 Idealization in Economics, Poznan Studies, 1994 "Art and Market Practices in the Seventeenth Century Netherlands", Art Bulletin, 1994 Higgling. Transactors and Their Markets in the History of Economic Thought. Annual Supplement to History of Political Economy, 1994 Prof. De Marchi's webpage at Duke University Franklin Humanities Institute's Recycle Seminar A History of the HOPE Group, Duke University website

NXT TakeOver: London

NXT TakeOver: London was a professional wrestling show and WWE Network event in the NXT TakeOver series that took place on December 16, 2015, produced by WWE, showcasing its NXT developmental brand, was streamed live on the WWE Network. The event took place in The SSE Arena in England; this was the first NXT TakeOver broadcast from outside the United States as the finale of the first NXT tour of the United Kingdom. TakeOver is a series of professional wrestling shows that began on May 29, 2014, as the WWE developmental league NXT held their second WWE Network exclusive live broadcast billed as TakeOver. In subsequent months, the "TakeOver" moniker became the brand used by WWE for all of their NXT live specials. London was the first to be held outside of the United States; the card comprised five matches. The matches resulted from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Results were predetermined by WWE's writers on the NXT brand, while storylines were produced on their weekly television program, NXT. After TakeOver: Respect, a battle royal took place to determine the new #1 contender to Finn Bálor's NXT Championship, won by Apollo Crews. Bálor and Crews faced each other for the title on the November 4 episode of NXT, with the match ending in disqualification after Baron Corbin interfered and attacked both men with his primary target being Crews. Samoa Joe came to the ring and fended off Corbin before attacking his friend Bálor, turning heel in the process. Feeling betrayed for not getting his title shot despite Bálor wanting to give him a shot, Joe took extreme lengths to get his title match, it was announced that Bálor will defend the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe at TakeOver: London. Meanwhile, Baron Corbin explained his reason for costing Apollo Crews his title opportunity was because he held a personal grudge against him since after last eliminating him at the battle royal and challenged him to a match at TakeOver: London which Crews accepted.

After retaining the NXT Women's Championship against Sasha Banks in the first-ever 30-minute Iron Woman Match at TakeOver: Respect, Bayley continued to make successful title defences. During Bayley's title defence against Eva Marie on November 25 episode of NXT, newcomer Nia Jax interfered on Marie's behalf by knocking out the official referee and having Charles Robinson officiate while being towards Marie. Despite this interference, Robinson was soon knocked out and Bayley retained her title by pinning Marie with another referee making the 3-count. After the match, Jax assaulted Bayley with the intention of going after the NXT Women's Championship. After a few confrontations, it was announced that Bayley will defend the NXT Women's Championship against Nia Jax at TakeOver: London; the broadcast opened with a match between Emma. Asuka had the advantage. During a comeback by Asuka, Emma countered the first "Asuka Lock" attempt by knocking them into the referee, thus disabling him. Brooke passed Emma a foreign object to use, snatched by Asuka.

While Asuka protested against a possible disqualification to the referee, Emma capitalized with a roll-up for a near-fall and Asuka applied the "Asuka Lock", only for Brooke to distract the referee from seeing Emma submit. Emma attempted to use the belt again; the second match saw Dash and Dawson defend the NXT Tag Team Championship against Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady. Amore and Cassady had a lively start, exemplified by Cassady throwing Amore over the top rope onto Dash and Dawson at ringside. However, the champions regained control by targeting Amore's arm and Cassady's leg, necessitating Amore saving Cassady from receiving a diving knee-breaker. Amore and Cassady combined for a "Rocket Launcher" onto Dash, with Dawson breaking up the pin and sending Cassady into the ring-post. Dash and Dawson caught Amore on the top rope, pinning Amore after a "Shatter Machine" to retain. Next was the match pitting Apollo Crews against Baron Corbin. Corbin gained the advantage by dropping Crews over the top rope onto the ring steps.

Corbin executed "Deep Six" for a near-fall. Crews countered Corbin's "End of Days" executed an enzuigiri and a standing moonsault for a near-fall. Despite lifting Corbin in preparation for a powerbomb, Corbin grabbed the ropes and escaped pinned Crews after the "End of Days" to win the match; the fourth match featured Bayley defending the NXT Women's Championship against Nia Jax. Jax dominated much of the match, countering all of Bayley's attempts of a guillotine choke into repeated leg drops or Samoan drops, but only for near-falls. After much of this, Bayley forced Jax to tap out to a fourth guillotine choke hold for the win. In the main event, Finn Bálor defended the NXT Championship against Samoa Joe. During the match, both men performed dives out of the ring on their opponent, with Joe using an elbow suicida and Bálor a running flip over the top rope. Bálor managed to escape Joe's attempts at executing a muscle buster, rolled out of Joe's "Coquina Clutch". In the end, Bálor chopped Joe to the mat when both battled on the top rope, pinned Joe after a "Coup de Grâce" to retain the title.

The event is notable for the Jack the Ripper inspired entrance that Finn Bálor performed before his match against Samoa Joe. Bálor stated in an interview with Rebellious Noise that the night in London was special for him, he could not have expected how well the production team would shoot the entrance stating "it was mind blowing"; the show genera

Melendy Britt

Melendy Britt is an American actress active in television and voice acting since the 1970s. Her most notable animated work is for Filmation, voicing characters such as She-Ra, the second animated Batgirl, she provided the voice for Penny, would-be love interest and aide to Plastic Man on The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, produced by Ruby-Spears. She was the voice of Gran Gran in Avatar: The Last Airbender, her film credits include roles in Gray Lady Down and Being There. In the TV series Cheers she played Kelly Gaines' mother, Roxanne Gaines, in the episode "Woody Or Won't He". Britt grew up in Houston, Texas, she has two daughters. Http://melendybritt.com Melendy Britt on IMDb Melendy Britt at the TCM Movie Database https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-of-She-Ra-Melendy-Britt/241822104406

Nancy Lee Harris

Nancy Lee Harris is an educator as well as a well-established medical professional. She serves as a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, she is a physician at Massachusetts General Hospitaland an editor with the New England Journal of Medicine. She was trained at multiple different hospitals. Throughout her life she has held many notable positions including but not limited to: Director of Hematopathology, Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of Anatomic Pathology, Director of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program, Director of Hematopathology Fellowship Program. Harris is an important and distinguished medical provider in the Greater Boston area and focuses her research on blood malignancies and lymphoid neoplasms, she is the wife of Jay R. Harris, a radiation oncology professor at Harvard Medical School. One son Dan Harris, is the co-anchor of the weekend edition of Good Morning America and married to Dr. Bianca Harris. Another son, Matthew Carmichael Harris is a venture capitalist and married to filmmaker Jessica Glass.

Nancy Lee Harris performed her internship in Internal Medicine at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She moved to Boston, MA and completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Harris rounded out her education by completing a fellowship in Hematopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and is board certified in Anatomy pathology and Clinical pathology. Harris joined Massachusetts General Hospital in 1980 and has since held a variety of different positions, she started off as the Director of Hematopathology and remained the director until 2009. In 1985, she became the Director of Surgical Pathology until 1992 when she transitioned to the Director of Anatomic Pathology, she remained the Director of Anatomic Pathology until 1998. In 1996, although she was the Director of Hematopathology and the Director of Anatomic Pathology, Harris added a third title: Director of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program. Harris was in charge of the residency program until 2001.

When arriving in 1980, Harris took on the job of being the Director of Hematopathology Fellowship Program until 2004. Harris now serves as the editor of case records of Massachusetts General Hospital for the New England Journal of Medicine. Harris focuses her research on blood malignancies like lymphoma. Along with the World Health Organization and other scientists, Harris helped to develop the Revised European American Classification of Lymphoid Neoplasms around 2001; this was the first time anyone. The Revised European American Classification of Lymphoid Neoplasms was updated in 2008. A second edition of the Hematopathology reference book was published by Harris and her fellow international experts in September 2016; the book includes updated diagnostic techniques as well as suggestions for molecular and genetic testing. In the last 5 years on top of helping to author this new reference book, Harris has been published over 21 times on PubMed. Harris became the editor for NEJM of the case records found in Massachusetts General Hospital beginning in 2002 and has since discussed 38 pathological mysteries in her first 10 years.

However, because of rapid technological advancement as well as the development of new diagnostic tools, pathological mysteries are becoming harder and harder to find leaving Harris with a smaller sample size of mysteries to review. For all of her hard work, outstanding professional career, contributions to medicine, Harris was awarded the J. E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine from Stanford University. Massachusetts General Hospital bio of Harris New York Times, Oct. 10, 2004 article on the marriage of Matthew Harris and Jessica Glass

Eagle Hill Historic District

The Eagle Hill Historic District is a residential historic district bounded by Meridian and White Streets meeting in Prescott Square in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. This part of East Boston was developed between 1834 and 1900, includes a remarkable concentration of original housing stock; the neighborhood is dense, with a mix of multiple-family wood frame housing. The preponderance of these buildings are Italianate, Second Empire or Renaissance Revival in style, with earlier Greek Revival and Colonial Revival and Queen Anne styling present in smaller numbers; some of the most prominent properties in the district are: the Donald McKay House, Trinity Neighborhood House, the Paul Curtis Mansion, the William Waters Jr. House. Another noteworthy property in the district is the East Boston High School located at the top of the hill, built on a site used as a reservoir; the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. Http://www.historiceaglehill.org National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Boston, Massachusetts