Bleeding Edge Alpha Guide to Characters, Places & More
13 – "Borderline" (1984)
Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin
designer shoes, 227;
15 - Mexican name for manufacturing operations in a free trade zone (FTZ), where factories import material and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.
See "Kelleher, March"
65 owner of Enrico's
Margaret Jacks Hall
70, Computer Science, Stanford
Marie of Roumania
139 Marie of Romania (Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh; 29 October 1875 – 18 July 1938) was Queen consort of Romania from 1914 to 1927, as the wife of Ferdinand I of Romania. She was called Missy by her family.
78 - A Markov chain (discrete-time Markov chain or DTMC) named after Andrey Markov, is a mathematical system that undergoes transitions from one state to another, between a finite or countable number of possible states. It is a random process usually characterized as memoryless: the next state depends only on the current state and not on the sequence of events that preceded it. This specific kind of "memorylessness" is called the Markov property. Markov chains have many applications as statistical models of real-world processes. Wikipedia entry
Marvin the kozmonaut
106, kozmo.com; Trinidadian origins, 107; bearing ice cream, 132; 435;
24 - Yiddish: a Jew who supervises the kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) status of a kosher establishment.
165 - Howard "Pappy" Mason is an American drug trafficker and organized crime figure. Mason ran a drug smuggling gang called the Bebos in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood of New York City with his partner Lorenzo "Fat Cat" Nichols.
139 - also known as Russian nesting/nested doll, refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other.
See "Tarnow, Maxine"
and their basketball game, 442; 447;
3, Vyrva's daughter; 32; anime camp, 135;
3 - Vyrva's husband; 36; 69; 76, the one who translated [DeepArcher] into code; 133, headed to Defcon;
3; 68; at JFK, going to Defcon, 133; back from Defcon, 217;
368 - Deseret doorman
the anthropologist 367
77 - The terms "meatspace" and "meat world" are apparently derived originally from the science fiction novel Neuromancer by William Gibson, published in 1984, which also coined the term "cyberspace." More about "meatspace"; 168; 233; Maxine back in, 413;
62 aka Mezzanine capital, in finance, refers to a subordinated debt or preferred equity instrument that represents a claim on a company's assets which is senior only to that of the common shares. Mezzanine financings can be structured either as debt (typically an unsecured and subordinated note) or preferred stock. More...
46; "IBM- or Microsoft-type evil" 350;
Microsoft LM hash
59, common password
88, Mile End, a neighbourhood and municipal electoral district in the city of Montreal, since the 1980s has been known for its culture as an artistic neighbourhood, home to artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers such as Arcade Fire, Adam Gollner, Bran Van 3000, Grimes, Sean Michaels and Plants and Animals, etc.
Film and stage director, 219
Misha and Grisha
139 - torpedoes, aka Deimos and Phobos; recent graduates of the Civil Hackers' School in Moscow, 264; 370;
"That's When I Reach for My Revolver" 221
154 "Volare" on Ed Sullivan in 1958
64; Montauk Project urban myth that Heidi teaches, 117; Not the Hamptons, 190; Montauk Project, 197; time travel, 339; Montauk Project, 431;
443 - José Efraín Ríos Montt (born June 16, 1926) is a former de facto President of Guatemala, dictator, army general and former president of Congress. He is best known outside Guatemala for being tried for heading a military regime (1982–1983) that was partly responsible for having defeated the guerrillas through the "guns and beans" campaign, maintaining "If you are with us, we’ll feed you, if not, we’ll kill you." Wikipedia
55 Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, New York. As the shaper of a modern city, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was arguably one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban planning in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation. One of his major contributions to urban planning was New York's large parkway network; 241; 328;
Moskowitz, De Anzoli
203 forensic Noses for NYPD; Jabbering Jay, 209; 231;
32 The Mossad, short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim -- meaning "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations", is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security). The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister; 104, and Promis software;
Tallis's divorce lawyer 471
179 - Mrs. Grundy, fictional English character who typifies the censorship enacted in everyday life by conventional opinion. She first appears (but never onstage) in Thomas Morton’s play Speed the Plough (produced 1798), in which one character, Dame Ashfield, continually worries about what her neighbour Mrs. Grundy will say of each development. Since then the term Mrs. Grundy has passed into everyday speech as a criterion of rigid respectability, especially in contexts in which free expression is impeded by excessive purity. More...
69 - originally Multi-User Dungeon, with later variants Multi-User Dimension and Multi-User Domain), a MUD is a multiplayer real-time virtual world, usually text-based. MUDs combine elements of role-playing games, hack and slash, player versus player, interactive fiction, and online chat. Players can read or view descriptions of rooms, objects, other players, non-player characters, and actions performed in the virtual world. Players typically interact with each other and the world by typing commands that resemble a natural language.
Muffins and Unicorns
87; restaurant chain where someone "has been using phantomware to falsify cash-register receipts"; 236;
original 1932 film, 212; 1999 version, 298
Murray 'N' Morris
49, "over in the flower district" haircutters; Meat Facial; Driscoll's makeover, 294;