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TechnologyAs Requested: I am the CEO of a Cyber Security company here to answer your questions regarding the Yahoo breach and more!

Dec 16th 2016 by bradsecurableio • 34 Questions • 102 Points

I had adenocarcinoma in my lacrimal gland and I chose the best option for seeing my young children grow up. I have adapted well and I am using this rubbish year to start an eyepatch business to help others feel confident after surgery or injury.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/blingkofaneye?ref=hdr_user_menu

www.facebook.com/blingkofaneye

Post surgery, orbital exenteration

[Edit] Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments, hilarious jokes and brilliant ideas. I can't believe how much interest this received and thank you for the gold kind stranger. I've added the example prosthetic I was shown, mine will look younger and be matched to my skin tones, eye colour etc.

example prosthetic, mine shouldn't look 80 hopefully!

Q:

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,

and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,

and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,

does the socket packet pocket have an error to report?

A:

Which one of your characters do you think you are actually the most like in real life?


Q:

Welcome to reddit! If you could tell one thing to every person in the world, what would it be?

A:

What is the best advice you've been given?


Q:

What do you think about fan-interactions that spontaneously happen when you're just doing your day to day errands?

(asking because I passed by you years ago and was too shy to say hello)

A:

What was the give away that something was wrong with your eye? Let's trigger the hypochondria in all of us!

But on a serious note, hope you recover quick. And when you get your prosthesis you should get one freaky looking eye too! For special occasions!


Q:

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,

And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,

And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,

Then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash!

...but if you want the actual answer: it is "no" as it is a system write vs a network error, neither TCP nor UDP would report anything back

A:

That would be a good question for my wife. I don’t know. I don’t think any of them, not completely. There’s a piece of me in all of them and all of them in me, but I can’t say this one is really like me. Training Day was close. No, that’s the old me. The younger me.


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I would like to spread awareness about brain tumors. Support the fight against childhood cancer. May is brain tumor awareness month. I'd like for people to support it more especially during that month

A:

Well...Bryan has a new book out, full of great advice. -jf


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Ha! Say hello next time!

A:

I had been getting headaches for a while, my eye started to swell up and I had double and blurred vision. I said at the time it felt like my eye was pushed forwards and it turned out it was. I have put a few pictures on my Facebook to raise awareness.

I'm hoping I can have some coloured eyes made up, match my eye to my outfit!


Q:

Am I missing something here or just really computer illiterate?

A:

Any plans for an Equalizer sequel??? Absolutely loved it!!!


Q:

Hey Gray, what would you say is the thing that keeps you so positive in the face of having dealt with this for ten years?

A:

What were both of your "Hey, I finally made it in Hollywood" moments?


Q:

What, in your opinion, was probably the stupidest myth you ever tested on the show? What about your favorite?

A:

How easy is to change eyes?


Q:

not that that makes much sense but was fun to write, it may even be technically accurate.

A:

We are working on the script. It will probably come out on the Fall of 2018, if we stay on schedule.


Q:

Gray said he wants to video his first response. We are uploading it and will edit this link shortly!

EDIT: https://youtu.be/0WsmfjIJARo

A:

When we did Freaks and Geeks I remember sitting around Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, the four of us was just like, THIS IS IT! WE MADE IT! HOLLYWOOD HERER WE COME! Even though that show was so good, when it first came out a not a lot of people watched it, so we kind of had that moment and it kind of was taken away, and then it was given back to us when it played reruns. - jf


Q:

Pyramid power was the lamest myth. I have so many favorites that it's hard to pick one. What's your favorite myth?

A:

They pop in and out of the silicone that will make up my eyelids, so very easy I imagine


Q:

Hardly anyone who has done a security related AMA has mentioned Flash. As someone who got rid of Flash probably about 4 years ago this seems odd. Is there a reason why it's often forgotten, or am I thinking it's a bigger issue than it really is? (Either way, Flash is gone for good on my systems - nope, don't use Chrome so it's not there and just disabled either)

A:

If you didn't have a career in acting what do you think you'd be doing for a living?


Q:

Hey Gray, I'm a 17 year old battling brain cancer now. Do you have a favorite doctor/nurse that you love talking to? And what advice would you give to me or others who are battling childhood cancer?

A:

When will you guys be doing a Malcolm in the Middle movie?


Q:

How much creative control does Netflix give you guys with White Rabbit Project?

A:

Wait you lost your eyelids too?


Q:

Kill Flash with Fire! :)

A:

Probably working with children. That’s all I did before, I was a counselor for the Boys and Girls Club and the YMCA. So that was most of the kind of work I was doing from age 13 up until I became an actor.


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Just try not to think about what you have. Let your family or whoever take care of that. Just focus on being a kid. You know who I got that from? M. O. M.

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There has been some conversation about that. I dont know if or when that could happen, I guess we have to gauge the temperament of the fans to see if its something they want. But maybe. It would be fun to play with all those people again. It would be like if you (JF) did a Freaks and Geeks movie -bc


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Netflix has been amazing. They pretty much just let us make the show. So different from cable.

A:

I had an orbital exenteration, it's the whole contents of the socket removed and the eyelid, due to the position of the tumours


Q:

I wanted to piggy back on this a little bit. This may seem complicated, but it is likely to lower your risk threshold. (If your info is harder to hack, their time is better spent chasing someone else's info.)

Change all passwords once a year. Create a unique core password and modify per site. For example: gotohell

Now let's make it more complex: G0t0h3!!

So now you have an 8 character password with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, & special characters. (much harder to brute force)

Now change it per site.
Amazon: AZG0t0h3!! Hotmail: HMG0t0h3!! Wells Fargo: WFG0toH3!!

If you have to change it periodically, add year of birth to the back of it to your family: Dad 59 Mom 62 Me 85 Sis 87

So first quarter it is HMG0t0h3!!59 then when you change it it becomes G0t0H3!!62

This keeps you from you repeating passwords, and keeps you from writing it down or storing it in your email (terrible idea).

Chances are they are scripting most of this en-mass. They try all email/password combinations from yahoo to amazon hoping for a match. If it fails, they likely won't look at your password scheme and try changing it.

To sum all that up, If you build your wall higher than everyone else's, you're fence gets jumped only on purpose or last.

A:

Do you prefer playing the villain or the hero?


Q:

What do you want for Christmas?

A:

Bryan, has anybody ever told you that your voice is like smooth butter dripped over some like mashed potatoes? I fucking love mashed potatoes.


Q:

How did your conversation with Kari go after she electroshocked you over dinner?

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I was coincidentally just wondering about this on my lunch break, dunno if you're still answering but if you're not maybe someone else can answer even...

Does the vision from that eye go black (or whatever colour it might be) or does it just..... disappear? I don't know how to describe what I mean really.


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Your last sentence is something most folks don't get. You just need to build the wall high enough that you are no longer a target of opportunity. Hacking related to lower value targets is a spray and pray approach, if a vulnerability is found, then the attack deepens. If not, they move on.

Related to passwords, I would definitely recommend using a password locker service like onepassword so you only have to remember a single password and it manages complicated passwords for the other sites. The problem with a 10 character password is it is relatively trivial to crack if it is hashed with a low computational cost algorithm like MD5 or SHA1.

A:

I like mixing it up. I don’t have a preference. I don’t want to. More heroes earlier on my career, and then when I did Training Day all I got offered was villains, I guess they didn’t know I had it in my, but I don’t have a preference. Good scripts.


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Pirate gear

A:

eat my voice -bc


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We were laughing so hard. It turned out to be a very fun scene.

A:

I love this question, I wondered the same before my op. It was strange, to begin with it was almost white, then static now black. But it's not the same as having both closed when I wink if that makes sense.


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Ive seen many many people suggesting using a service such as onepassword but it doesn't make any sense to me.....

In all reality it boils down to having just one password for every site/account. If they get into onepassword they have access to all of your login info including what site it actually belongs to.

I use this website that generates a unique card that I keep on my person. It has countless password possibilities and all I have to remember is: Green for emails -> start at G for gmail -> and type the next 10 characters on the card.

I have the code that can recreate the card stored in a few secure locations.

Seems like this would be the most secure way of doing things....

A:

What is the weirdest situation you've found yourself in by accident?


Q:

Steampunk pirate or Renaissance pirate?

A:

Do either of you find it harder or easier to do comedies as compared to dramas?


Q:

No revenge dinner party planned then?...

A:

Will you be getting a bionic eye now?


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i don't believe onepassword the service has your unique password to open your password locker. So, the person would need to hack your device and install a keylogger to grab it, relatively complicated and not worth the effort in general. I would prefer that to a physical card as it also simplifies the process for logging in and can change all your passwords on the fly. But whatever you prefer, its better than using the same 6 character password for every website! :)

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In life? Probably had something to do with not being able to find a bathroom in time. We’ve all been there, you know what I’m talking about. Haha, oh man, and it’s cold outside and that warmth starts…you know what I’m talking about.


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I'd say Renaissance pirate

A:

Well thanks for that question, Sayshoe. Comedy can be tougher because its more fragile. You can ruin a comedy easier than you can ruin a drama. And thats why I say that. A drama is usually very well scripted. A comedy is not fully baked. You are infusing, on a daily basis, opening them up and trying different things. And because of that a comedy is much harder than a drama -bc


Q:

There will definitely be a revenge dinner.

A:

That would be nice.


Q:

If one wanted to, oh, I don't know, maybe get a friend elected in politics, how difficult would it be to pull it off without actually getting caught? Asking for my comrade, er, friend.

A:

Hi, just wanted to say you are one of my all time favourite actors. A living legend.

My question for you is: What role if any did you have a hard time shaking off once the movie was wrapped up?

Cheers!


Q:

Good morning Gray. I've been helping my Wife through a similar situation for a bit over 5 years now. Four bouts of various types of cancer (gastrointestinal [neuroendocrine carcinoma], cervical, ovarian and now, just last month, stage 3 melanoma) How have you dealt with the depression and/or isolation that typically comes with this ordeal?

Michelle, as a caregiver, same question.

A:

Would you be interested in me writing an erotic fan fiction about your movie?


Q:

Hi Tory, thanks for doing the AMA! You should do this more often!

Do you still maintaining contact with Jamie and Adam? I know that you appeared in one of Tested podcast but do you still come by M5 from time to time to check up on Jamie? That guy just vanish into the deep water like a wal.... (i better not say it)

A:

Was everything, even the prosthesis, covered under insurance for you?


A:

Malcolm X. My wife would be like “Is Malcolm coming home tonight?”


Q:

I feel like I get depressed and alone but I always remember that I have people to help me through those moments. And when I remember that, it makes me feel peppy again. That there are people out there that are cheering for me and it helps me not feel alone and conquer what I'm going through. From Michelle, keeping him involved with people with similar conditions. Like CoachArt. When you do things with CoachArt, there are families and kids with similar situations and we get to be together as a group. Creating opportunities to share within the foundations we are involved with is an outlet for him to share. It creates a support network Gray says I like CoachArt because it helps me meet people who know how I feel and it makes me feel better because other people really don't know how I feel

A:

I find it very flattering when one piece of creative evokes erotic fan fiction, or another piece of creative. So why not go for it -bc


Q:

Thanks! I just had lunch with Jamie a week ago. He's still building crazy machines in his shop, but I get the feeling he's done with TV.

A:

I'm in the UK. Big up the NHS. I'd never have been able to afford any of this without them.


Q:

I have 2 questions,

  • how secure is 2 step verification really in this situations?

  • I haven't seen any Gmail hack, how good is Google compare to Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter etc?

A:

What do you think of Quentin Tarantino? Would you ever consider starring in one of his movies?


Q:

What's your dream?

A:

Do either of you have a favorite gas station snack? If so, what is it?


Q:

Are you half italian? Your surname sounds like that. Big fan from italy ciao!

A:

My wife was diagnosed and treated for the same condition in 2010. It was quite and ordeal but her recovery is complete. Now living a normal life minus a bit of peripheral vision. Depth perception at short distances was tough at first but you adapt.

Where did you receive your treatment? We are from Canada but travelled to Miami to the Bascom Palmer for specialized treatment.

Good luck with your continued recovery. If you ever want to chat with a fellow survivor PM me and I will pass it along to her.


Q:

2 step verification is much more secure than password authentication alone. Someone would need to use significant resources to both get your password and somehow man in the middle attack your mobile phone. I would still suggest using a system like one password to manage unique passwords by site. But two factor auth is great for a general user as you likely aren't a high value target worth expending the resources to penetrate both the password and the phone or second factor device.

Yahoo was not particularly less secure than similar companies they were just a high visibility target that attracts people. It is very likely than other of your favorite sites you have accounts with have also been breached but we just don't know yet.

A:

He's a great film maker. My daughter actually worked for him on Django. He really wanted her to come back and continue to work with him. She said "Dad, he doesn't sleep!"

Yea, if he asked me, sure. Depends upon what it's about, gotta see what's on the page.

You know, going back to that, he did rewrites on Crimson Tide. He obviously didn't direct but he was one of the writers on the movie.


Q:

To find a cure to brain tumors. I have lots of dreams but that's my biggest dream. I think 7 kids die from a brain tumor each day. I could be wrong about how many but that's scary to me

A:

A slim jim. Its like an old piece of sausage and you chew on it and you're like, oh wow there's a lot of grease in there. And then you realize you just ate a pig snout. Why dont they just come out with pig snout?? -bc


Q:

I am Italian. Thanks paisan.

A:

I am from the UK so most of my treatment was London or my local hospitals. Thank you for your kind words and I wish you both the best for the future. It good to hear she has recovered well.


Q:

Why don't companies like Google and Yahoo offer public/private key pairs as used by SSH as a second step of verification?

Surely they only want the phone number for privacy violation purposes.

A:

For someone who has never seen your work, what would you suggest they watch first?


Q:

This is probably going to get buried, but I wanted to let you know that when I was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 24, I became really jaded and relied on gallows’ humor to cope. I am 27 now and can be rather bitter over how much I have lost (peripheral vision, being able to drive at night, decent looking hair/skin, and a modest credit score) over my diagnosis and subsequent treatment.

Reading your AMA has blown me away with how positive and insightful you are at 16. You have a lot to be proud of and I hope your co-captain knows that she raised a wonderful young man.

Per this subreddit’s rules, I have to ask a question : when you went through chemo, did you have Temodar (the oral chemo?) Have you found it to be more mild than intravenous chemotherapy?

A:

Why this movie?


Q:

What is your "White Whale" of testing? The one thing you could never get just right, but knew the solution was out there?

A:

I worked with a guy at Kings and St Thomas hospital on a project about restoring peripheral vision in people who had lost an eye - he was one of the maxillofacial surgeons there. If you are interested, drop me a pm and I'll see if he's still working on it.


Q:

Likely just too complex for the average user. The phone number does offer an additional layer of protection.

A:

I would suggest that they watch two. Fences and Man on Fire.


Q:

I'd like to say thank you and I'm sorry to hear about what you lost. But just remember, there's always a silver lining at the end of the rainbow!

A:

I love the director John Hamburg. He does most of those Focker movies, I Love You Man, just great guy. He was acutally my professor at NYU so I knew him a bit. WhenI heard that Bryan was interested, it just seemed like a great opportunity to it. I've been doing comedy with Seth Rogen for a long time, and I've been a fan of Bryan for a long time -- so here was a chance to do comedy with a new crew. - jf


Q:

Driving an F1 race car upside down. It's supposed to have so much down force that it would overcome gravity. No one ever wanted to let us use their F1. Go figure.

A:

That's amazing thank you.


Q:

But why not offer that as an option for technically literate users?

A:

What is your favorite line or quote that you have said in a movie?


Q:

Good morning Gray! Hopefully you're having a good day. What do you feel most proud of?

A:

Who is the better kisser between you two?


Q:

The see-through screens you guys use on WRP to video chat are awesome...are they real or CGI?

A:

So all of us one eyed Redditors are planning an uprising, you down?

But seriously, from a fellow eye patch enthusiast, way to channel something terrible into something awesome.


Q:

Sure, its just a function of development cycles for the organization. the larger the org, the more they have to focus on things that make the most difference for the largest population

A:

What came right through my head was “King Kong”, but that’s not necessarily my favorite line, that’s the line that I hear the most from other people.

I don’t have one. Some people walk up, “my man” from American Gangster, but I don’t have one that I walk around and repeat because I’m onto the next one, so I’m not thinking about it that much.


Q:

Hi! Just the fact that I'm still here and still going. Any time that I'm feeling down and having a bad day, I remember that I'm a brain tumor survivor and that's not by luck. It's a little luck but we've fought hard

A:

James kissed my nose once while filming. I didnt think it was appropriate for you to use tongue in my nose though, James. His tongue darted out and went up my nostril. I didn't say I didn't like it, it was just unusual. -bc


Q:

They're so cool right?! Available this Christmas? I'll keep that a mystery.

A:

Thank you fellow cyclops


Q:

When I get verification, I always get it as a phone call instead of SMS. Is this more secure?

A:

Denzel, I am a big fan of yours. My question is how did you psych yourself up for the "King Kong ain't got shit on me" scene in Training Day, and how much of it was ad lib?

Thank you sir!!


Q:

Fortune favors the bold. Gray, you truly are an inspiration and I have no doubt that your positivity will have a huge impact on not only your friends and family, but this community and countless others as well.

Keep being an amazing person!

A:

If either of you were marrying off your daughter or son, what would make you question them "why him?"


Q:

Tory - I used to binge watch myth busters in my friend's basement. Should I prepare to do the same? I need to know how many days of food to prepare

A:

I'm sorry to hear about your rare cancer! Losing an eye is something I can't relate to, but I'm glad you're able to keep your life and family and press forward to a better, healthier future!

You're very brave to not only endure all of the procedures and share it with Reddit, but can you see why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch?


Q:

Not really, if you can intercept SMS you could also forward the phone call somewhere else. There is no way they could authenticate the voice as you unless they personally know you.

A:

That was an ad lib line, and I was developing and ad-libbing the scene as we went along, so we actually shot everybody else as I was working it out, and his whole thing was his ego, and I was getting real stuff from the real gangsters like shoe program and what that meant and all that stuff from the bloods, and from one take I just went off, and Antoine is like, “man, you know what you just said,” I said, “yeah”, and he said he wanted me to do it again. But purely it was his ego, Alonzo’s ego. If you look at the end of the movie again he’s getting out of the car and pointing with his key cause he’s trying to get out of the trunk where his guns are cause he’s still until the end not giving up, what did he say? I’m gonna win anyway.


Q:

Aww that's sweet

A:

You just have to observe how they are treated. And the little things, the day-to-day things, thats a big indicator. Is the person being kind? Are they generous in spirit? And thats actually a perfect tie-in to this movie, because my character doesn’t see that in him in his presentation. He’s loud, he’s brash, and because of that I put up the resistance. Stephanie had to say look beyond that. In the movie he witnesses how he treats my daughter with love and kindness, and thats what you have to look for. -bc


Q:

HAHA! White Rabbit Project is 10 eps each around 60mins. If you're gonna binge and you're serious, you could probably get it done in a day. 1 day supply.

A:

Aye, I can half see ...


Q:

You managed to write 4 sentences and still not actually answer the question. You should rethink the whole cyber security and become a politician !

A:

What is something someone in your life has said, that you've kept with you- and has made a positive impact on your life?


Q:

Hi Gray, thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

What has been the hardest part of dealing with your medical issues? Would be interested to hear from your mother about this as well.

A:

Mr. Cranston, do you ever see yourself directing a film in the future?


Q:

Hi Tory! What was the scariest thing that has ever happened to you while filming?

A:

Have you ever used the "I have my eye on you" joke as of yet?


Q:

"We want to fight a single defined target" meant we'll take the big duck!

A:

My mother said, "Keep it simple." It took me a long time, wading through a lot of stuff, to realize how much of it you don't need. I don't even mean material, professionally, I've said this before, Sidney Poitier told me, "if they see you for free all week, they won't pay to see you on the weekend." So don't be everywhere for everybody. This is an age when we think the more you're seen, the better. In the movie business, that's not the case. Prime example, when is the last time you've seen Daniel Day Lewis? Right? Lincoln. Last movie did 3-400 million. That's the movie game. You want people to say, "where is he?" Like you just said, "When's Equalizer?" Those are two good things. Keep it simple.


Q:

Just going through treatments one after another after another after. Every time I have an MRI or surgery, I'm wondering "am I gonna make it or am I gonna die? Sometimes I wonder if this is the last one." Mom said hardest for Gray has been the anxiety and anticipation of going through treatments. That's ALWAYS been the hardest.

A:

Yes, I do have a script that I wrote that is getting some traction and could possible go next year or the year after that. I'm really excited about it. I directed an episode of a tv series I created call SneakyPete on Amazon -bc


Q:

It's a toss up between getting in the ring with a bull and jumping into shark infested water.

A:

I have so many eye - deas. I can't wait until it's fully healed the pranks will be immense


Q:

My apologizes then.

A:

Hi Denzel, I'm a huge fan of yours, and I'm also a student at your alma mater, Fordham. Was just wondering what your time was like here, if you have any cool Fordham stories, and when the next time you plan on visiting is?


Q:

Dude I know the feel on MRI's. I had one about 6 weeks ago to measure a tumor in my eye socket that I am getting cut out in about 3 hours.

45 minutes of banging noises to where you can't focus sucks. Sorry you have had so many at such a young age.

Best of luck to you.

A:

Hey guys huge fans of both of you! Unbiasedly which of you are funnier?


Q:

Hi Tory! watching White Rabbit and loving it. Is Jesse the chemist (from ep 3 I think?) the same Jesse who was in the Breaking Bad ep of Mythbusters?

A:

Real sorry about loosing your eye. I would like to know how long did it take to get you diagnosed from the time you had eye pain and headaches and seen a doctor. What kind of test did the doctors order?


Q:

No problems. Come over later for some duck soup. We'll have leftovers for sure.

A:

I went for two years up at Rose Hill trying to figure out what to do in life, started off pre med, then I said I’ll become a lawyer, then I said I would become a journalist, but really all I was doing was flunking out, and then I ended up working up in Lakeville, CT at a YMCA camp and I did a little skit for some kids and someone mentioned, you ever thought about acting? So I went back to Fordham, I transferred to the Lincoln Center campus and I started taking an acting class, and that’s how it started. So even with my own kids, I said a liberal arts education is ok. You don’t have to know at 18 what you’re gonna do for the rest of your life and you know how it is in college you gotta declare something, well I’m not a doctor, but I played one. hahahaha.


Q:

Good luck on getting that removed! See you on the flip side

A:

you got a few emmys for comedy, don't you? - jf


Q:

YES!!! It is him. Jesse is the best. Love that dude.

A:

I went to see an optician within about 3 weeks of it being noticeable, I had to chase a bit for the MRI as my referral was lost the first time luckily I had a fantastic g.p. who listened to me and sent me urgently for a scan. The results took 2 weeks and then from there it was so quick. I had a call to say I had to visit a local hospital that day as my scan results were in, they then referred me to a specialist eye hospital that had me in for a needle biopsy, blood tests, chest x ray, CT scan and a debulking operation. Once it came back as cancer I was referred to an oncologist for a full body scan, which took a further two weeks to be confirmed clear, and a MRI of my eyes again. This then showed I still had tumour left behind and due to the very aggressive type the full orbital exenteration was recommended by all my doctors as the best choice.


A:

How did you start your career as an actor and was it the cliché struggle that everyone always talk about? Thanks.


Q:

Hey Grey!

First off, just want to say that you're an amazingly strong young man for enduring what you have. I just lost my mom (4 months ago) to cancer after a 4+ year battle. She's the strongest person I've ever known, and I can only imagine what it was like for her, but I'm so happy that you've fought just as hard as she did, and you're still at it! People like you two inspire me and millions of others to never give up in life.

Also, what are your top three favorite games?

Happy Holidays!

A:

Best moment on a film set?


Q:

If you had to forget one injury you had on myth busters, what would you forget?

A:

Were you previously the type to wink at people? How will you address this issue now? Are you worried about people mistaking blinks for winks? Do you notice your nose more now? Oh god now Im dying to know. If you answer any of my questions let it be the nose question...


Q:

So there are process solutions where you give education and instruction directly to people, but the best method to prevent (though it is not infallible) is to continuously test coworkers/employees via an automated phishing system and if they fall victim to send them through some sort of automated remediation testing to help them identify patterns. A failure in a controlled environment helps illuminate people to the prevalence and subtlety of the problem without being too heavyweight.

A:

Interestingly enough I’m in San Francisco where my career sort of began. I studied for two years in NY, I went to Fordham, two years in the Bronx and then down to Lincoln Center and I knew that I didn’t have enough training yet, so I got into the American Conservatory Theatre here in San Francisco and I studied here, started on my masters here.


Q:

That touched my heart, thank you. Skip Bo, Monopoly Deal, and Uno Attack. This is from Joe, I can tell you first hand Gray is savage in Skip Bo

A:

I think it was our fight. I really enjoyed it. Its complicated, its like a dance. You have to choreograph it. There's something that happens during the fight that wasn't planned. Once James and I were in a certain position... its like 'well, look here'. I bit down on James Franco's crotch. I got a mouth full of Franco. That was the best and worst moment on set -bc


Q:

Probably the bike jump, which has become my most famous injury. ha!

A:

I didn't tend to wink at people but ironically I could only wink with the left eye so I still can but it looks like I am blinking to other people. Feels the same to me though, so does blinking. I really didn't notice my nose more but thanks for pointing that out for me! Haha it doesn't really get in the way though.


Q:

What are some unexpected side effects of large breaches like this?

A:

Having done Fences on stage as a play and now as a film what do you think is the most difficult part to transition and is there anything you feel was lost/gained because of the change from stage to screen?


Q:

Grey is savage in general Joe, get rekt

A:

For both of you. What is a particular moment on set that comes to mind where you couldn't contain your laughter?


Q:

Do you think you guys will, if White Rabbit Project gets renewed which I see easily happening, look at suggestions fans might have about the show and see if it's something you can improve on?

A:

You mentioned earlier you are also missing the eyelid. Do you have a "phantom eyelid"? Does it feel normal? Or do you feel like you can't blink that side?


Q:

Biggest consequence is that 70% of people use the same password on multiple sites. So there are coordinated networks to try these credentials on many sites like Amazon PayPal etc.

You should also consider using different emails for different sign ups

A:

One of the challenges were the transitions. In a play it's lights out, the curtain comes. You can't do that but it opened up other opportunities to stay with the character that were left on stage in the play. It was a process. It was a slow process. Was anything lost or gained? Yea, probably! That's just the nature of it. You might lose a little, it’s a motion picture now. Some of the story is just told in what you see. You won't have to say it all.


Q:

Gray said "I'm not savage, I'm a pirate lord!"

A:

Griffin plays Bryan's young teenage son, both the character and actor were pretty innocent. On the first day, they just threw him right into it. My character asked him what his favorite swear word was…and he just started coming up with the strangest words, both tame and odd. And then from that moment on, he just went for it...and got dirter.....and dirterrrrr...….dragons and titties. - jf


Q:

Totally. We've always been very responsive to you guys so if we do get a S2 we're listening. So far a lot of people are happy with the show, but want more builds. I agree.

A:

I do, it's twitched a few times in the past, drives me crazy.


Q:

How should i consider myself? i have 4 different passwords:

  1. A password that i share with my close friends

  2. A password that i use on sites where i'll probably never get back

  3. A password that i use for sites or apps where i won't share who i am in real life

  4. A password for sites like Facebook, PayPal and those ones where i share my identity.

A:

I have two questions.

What is your most "useless" skill?

and

What is your favorite song that you listen to to hype you up?


Q:

I wish the very best to you and everyone you love!! Do you prefer cats or dogs ?

A:

How would Heisenberg deal with James Franco's character in Why Him?


Q:

How did you get to work on Mythbusters in the first place?

A:

Got any pirate themed eyepatches? Or are all eyepatches pirate themed by default?


Q:

It is great to have different passwords, but also consider using different emails as someone could look yours up. That ashleymadison hack has caused many divorces that could have been prevented by using a dummy email (or, you know, by not cheating on your spouse).

A:

Useless skill:

My most useless skill is making coffee. No, that’s useful. A useless skill, meaning a skill that has no use. How do you develop it if it’s useless? I don’t know. I’m trying to be useful. Useless? A useless skill?

favorite song to hype yourself up:

Depends upon what I’m doing. I saw Ludacris the other day in Atlanta. In different movies I’ll get into a particular artist. I’ve used Mary J Blige when I was doing a darker movie Courage in the Fire, and some of her music just helped me with that. When I did Magnificent 7 I used War because they have some kind of cowboy stuff, “Southern part of Texas” was one and “Gypsy Man” was a couple of songs, bands from the 80s, 70s. It depends I gotta find that vibe and it gives me a certain feeling that I like. Training Day ugh, whatever I wanted to. It was just filthy.


Q:

Dogs!

A:

Speaking of barrels, he would've rolled out a barrel with some sort of chemical in it. And I would say to him “are you going to be good to her? Are you gonna be a gentlemen? Cause if not I will come after you, and no one will ever find you. -bc


Q:

I worked with J & A for years before MB in special fx for movies. When they got picked for MB they called me to audition as a builder and the rest is history.

A:

Most other patches I could find were pirate themed which is why I started making a wider variety. I have made an anchor patch for a pirate pantomime though so anything is possible. I make them to order so I can customise them to suit the customer.


Q:

What were you doing with this account for the first 3 months you made it and didn't post anything?

A:

Mr. Washington, Thank you for taking the time to do an AMA, looking forward to seeing your performance in Fences. I was wondering what is the best way of getting nerves to work for you rather than against you in a performance?


Q:

Good morning, Gray! Thanks for doing this. I think you're awesome and inspiring. Is there a way I can keep following you to hear/read about what you're up to and be able to say hi? PS: Joe is way more popular since he started hanging out with you. Good job teaching him how to be more fun.

A:

Bryan & James, What is your typical morning routine?


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A:

Fellow one eye person here. Honestly, if I could have got a cool eye patch at the age of 12 when I lost my eye, it may have made middle school a little little less hellish for those few months. So best of luck to you and what you're doing!


Q:

I messaged /r/entrepreneur mods regarding having an AMA there, but they never responded. I didn't think the general public would be interested in cyber security until I saw the AMA request. Here we are!

A:

Sometimes nerves are good for you. I still get nervous, it’s ok, that means you’re alive. The only thing to fear is fear itself, so that’s a part of it. Being fearful is a part of it, but keep going. There was a saying fall down seven times, get up eight, so just keep going. We all have fear. Believe me I have as much as anybody else and we all have to face them. Face your fears.


Q:

That is funny about Joe. I have a Facebook site that I can receive messages: https://www.facebook.com/Amazing-Gray-117720188251784/?fref=ts

A:

I usually get up pretty early. There's just so much to do. Although I go to bed pretty late. I've been trying to get more sleep, but it's so hard! Bryan left the party early last night! - jf


Q:

HAHA! And someone from the highway called 911 because they thought someone was driving it. Good times indeed.

A:

This is the reason I am doing this, thank you for your well wishes.


Q:

If the account gets compromised, is it enough to just change the password? What steps can one take to make the account more secure? Is there even a way to secure one's account or is everything at the mercy of email providers and the security they implement?

A:

Do you still play basketball regularly? and who is the most famous person you have played with?


Q:

How do you live your daily life?

A:

Hey guys, did you happen to pull any pranks on each other while filming? I feel like you're both the type of dudes to have a little fun on set.


Q:

Do you still keep in touch with Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5?

:)

A:

sorry to hear about your eye firstly. How has this affected your daily life?


Q:

Updating the password is definitely a great and important first step. These breaches generally take information at one point in time, so it important to have a different password than that one point. As mentioned before, 2 factor authentication can help boost security as well.

A:

I don’t play ball anymore, those days are over, and I grew up in a town called Mount Vernon NY, and as you know coming from Brooklyn we had some good ball players, like the Williams brothers, Gus won a championship with Seattle, his brother Ray was a point guard for the Knicks. The most famous person…well I’ve hung up my knees so my ball days are over, so I didn’t get a chance to play with the president, that would be interesting. Cause he kept saying he was gonna serve me, and the NY ego was like hey you better check with us down here, check with the knees.

I don’t know who is super big. When I first got to LA, the hollywood high school they would have different celebrities, but a lot of the biggest named guys didn’t play, they just talked a lot. Arsenio played, but not a big big star. Who is the best movie star player? I rest my case. My days are over. In my time it was me, hahaha.


Q:

Making moments out of everything. If you're saying something can't be done, someone else is doing it

A:

yes. so James was also teaching every weekend that we were shooting this. We worked 14 hours a day on our show. So during the week often, where there was a couch or something, James would take a nap on the couch (in the middle of everybody working), we'd go over and take cast pictures with James while he was sleeping. He can fall asleep anywhere. And he reads more than anybody I know - bc


Q:

Yeah I talk to Joel all the time. We were just hanging out in Hawaii about a month ago, trying to crash golf carts at his show.

A:

For the first few weeks it was very painful and I was very self conscious but now I have lost some peripheral on my right side but it doesn't really affect me massively. It's a small price to pay I feel.


Q:

Thankyou for your reply. For two-step verification, email providers like Gmail ask for a phone number for authentication through SMS or phone call. I do not want Gmail or any other email service provider to have my phone number. Is there any other alternative?

Also, protonmail.com is another email service that has a two-step login procedure. Both times, it asks for text-based password set by the user. What is different in this case? Is it effective or futile in terms of security?

A:

What is your favorite food to snack on?


Q:

Not relevant to to the AMA, but nice name.

A:

What's your favorite pizza topping?


Q:

Hi Tory! Thank you for taking the time to be with us today!

What kind of milk do you drink? 2%, 1%, Whole, Chocolate, Milk Alternative?

A:

oh that sucks, i hope everything works out for you!!


Q:

I don't know protonmail's process, but if both of those things are stored in the database, a hack of the database would expose those methods. What you want is an out of band system like text messaging.

There are services that give you a SMS (text) number and send them to your email, so you could have a unique number specifically for this purpose. here is more reading on alternatives https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-factor_authentication . Mobile phone/SMS is good because it raises the wall/bar higher with something people commonly have.

A:

For real? Häagen-Dazs Ice cream. Cherry Vanilla, number 1, Chocolate, number 2, and Butter Pecan, number 3.


Q:

Between Grim Rocket and Grim Chaos, Gray said he likes Grim Chaos better. But it's close

A:

Considering that Bryan likes slim jims....he probably puts anything on that pizza. - jf


Q:

Thanks for asking me the hard hitting questions. drink 2%

A:

Thank you, it was the right choice to make in my situation so I feel very positive about it.


Q:

I find it very difficult to determine exactly what information they actually get from hacks like this one.

They used forged cookies in in this instance, does that mean they just got the information on yahoo (name, email, dob, yahoo password), or could they potentially also get other information (like what's contained in your emails, or elsewhere on your computer)?

A:

Hey Denzel!

Longtime fan here and I’m looking forward to Fences.

First off, thank you for everything you do to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Growing up, I went there every day after school, and I’ve got to think that doing that helped shaped me into a better person. So thanks!

I do have a question though: How are you feeling about the Cowboys going into the playoffs this year? If it was your decision, would you start Romo or Prescott?


Q:

Hi there! As a current medical student/future physician, do you have any advice for me either about a really positive experience you've had with your doctors or even a particularly negative experience that you'd want to share with me?

Thanks for doing this, hang in there and keep fighting! I'm on your side, fighting against cancer, just from a different angle! You are inspiring with all your positivity!

A:

How's movie shoot catering?


Q:

Do you ever get a self satisfying feeling knowing how many people , especially children you've inspired towards science over the past decade or so? Do you feel like you're contributing towards the betterment of man kind by sparking interests in science at such a young age?

A:

Yikes that's rough Sorry to hear it Are you considering getting maybe holiday themed glass eyes? Like ornament eyes? I think that would be pretty shwanky


Q:

So for a database breach like this one, they supposedly received personally identifiable information, password hashes, etc.

That could give the attacker access to your account where they could login and download those other things you mention. If they identify you as a high value target they may try sophisticated methods to extract money. If you are a lower value target, then they may try your logins against things like paypal/etc. It is quite serious. For something like Dropbox, they may login to your dropbox and download all your files.

A:

That's what you call Champagne Problems. You know Romo is ready to go, I'm sure he's looked at all the footage from Peyton Manning last year, it's his turn. I think you stick with the horse right now and allow Tony to continue to heal. He'll be ready, he is ready, and right now he's an asset. He's the best thing for him right now, to work with him and he seems to be very unselfish about it. I like what the owner is saying, he says, "I'll know it when I see it”

Call me Jerry.


Q:

Yes I do. The patient is always right. The patient AND their parents are always right. Listen to your patient's parents and also listen to their parents. Don't look at them like they're crazy. Just trust them. They know what they're going through more than you would know because that's why they came to you

A:

It was pretty good on this one. Bryan would get everybody pizza, or Mexican, everything. Every Friday. It was great. - jf


Q:

I don't think we ever set out to inspire or educate with the show. We were just a curious bunch and wanted to entertain. If we've made a difference for the better then it makes it that much sweeter.

A:

I saw a picture of a rainbow eye and I want one, I wonder if I could get a festive eyeball.


Q:

Do you think Yahoo delayed announcing the breach in hopes that it would keep the Verizon deal on track?

A:

Which place on Earth would you like to visit that you haven't been to?


Q:

Good Morning Gray, do you believe in an Higher Power? Me being in your situation, id always think "Why Me?"

A:

Hi, Tory! I wanted to quickly say thank you for entertaining me for so many years! You and the rest of the MB cast and crew really made me love science from a young age. I binge watched WRP earlier this week, and I really enjoyed it!

  1. Ever since that moment you wiped out jumping over the wagon, you've kinda become known as the "daredevil"/unwilling guinea pig/guy who accidentally hurts himself on camera a lot. How do you feel about that being a part of your legacy on MB and WRP? I'm also sorry for laughing at a lot of your (hopefully not too bad) pain over the years.

  2. Bonus: What was it like driving that beautiful Lambo for Kari's GPS experiment?


Q:

Did you get to keep the eye? I like to think if I had one of my eyes removed I'd have it in a jar on my desk for the rest of my life.

A:

This is the second disclosed breach. In relation to the first one I think the news reports were that they knew about it before the verizon deal was signed during the due diligence process. There is a good argument that this constitutes a "material adverse change" in the business. I am unsure related to the timing of knowledge for the second breach.

Anyways, I think Verizon definitely wants the asset, this could just be a lever to negotiate a better price by threatening to walk away. There is tangible damage here to the brand though, rough to quantify but could be in the Billion+ range.


Q:

Hmm. I was just watching something on Istanbul that looked interesting. I’ve been lucky to go so many places, hmmm. I don’t know. Any suggestions?

A:

I used to feel like God chose me to pick on me. I sort of still feel that way a little bit. Everything happens for a reason but I wonder why God chose me to have the brain tumor? Michelle says "One day Gray said, you know what mom? Sometimes, bad things just happen. And not for a reason"


Q:

HA! I get hurt so you don't have too. Stoked you like WRP. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a stuntman so dreams can come true. The Lambo is SICK!

A:

Unfortunately not, it got chopped up and tested for cancer


Q:

So when you're creating a password and there's that "gauge" that says it's "weak" or "strong"...is that useless?

Cause I think it's just seeing if you have different characters.

A:

Who's your favorite director that you've worked under?


Q:

Good morning awesome folks! As a fairly new father, having something like this happen to my daughter is one of my greatest fears. So I guess this question is aimed more at Lady Crimson: What were the early signs of Gray's illness? What led to the discovery of his tumors? You guys are great and I wish you all the best in the future. Thanks for doing this.

A:

Ok Tory, imagine you, Kari, and Grant are working diligently on a new build in your shop overnight. You emerge to find that the zombie apocalypse took place while you were too busy to notice. Now, using only what you have available in your shop, how do you get yourselves and your crew to safety outside the city?


Q:

Firstly, sorry about your eye! I can't relate to that, but I've known people who have gone blind, deaf, etc. (Which aren't really the same) but anyway, 1. Kind of disgusting question, but what happens to your eyelids when you don't have an eye? Do they just fall into the socket?shudders Do they remove them in surgery? 2. How does depth perception work for you now, since you don't have two perspectives of vision? How do you manage in places you've never been?

A:

Those mainly just see if you reach a certain character limit and if you follow their requirements of using a mix of caps, lowercase, numbers, and special symbols. Longer passwords with variety are would take much longer to brute force.

However, that all goes out the window if the website stores plaintext passwords and someone is able to hack into it.


Q:

I've learned so much from so many of them, I wouldn't pick one. I mean I love Tony Scott, God rest his soul. I've had great success with Spike and Ed Swick. Obviously great success with Antoine Fuqua, those are the ones that I just mentioned. I love and miss Tony. One of the best filmmakers is really...I'm going to say everybody and all the ones I leave out are going to be pissed but...c’est la vie. That's a good group right there. I'm sure I left out somebody.

A:

From Michelle, something seemed off. I would say motherly instincts. Something seemed off that I couldn't figure out and I would take him to the pediatirition. It was pressure in his head that would build up at night and he couldn't sleep. He would wake up very disoriented. After he would be up for a while, he would be fine. Anything that is persistently off, he was symptomatic at four. I didn't get him diagnosed until six. You kind of have to go by developmental milestones. But it's hard to tell at that age and you don't want to take him to the hospital all the time

From Gray, people thought my mom was crazy. But she was right


Q:

Get out of my head! We have these conversations all the time. Take whatever vehicle we can reach, A-team it out with armor, a flamethrower and then load it up with zombie destroying contraptions.

A:

I had mine removed so I don't know, I had an exenteration but some people have just the eye removed. I read an interesting article about this actually, depth perception isn't fully dependent on two eyes, I have to be careful pouring drinks and sometimes things are further away than I think but all in all its not too bad.


Q:

If my password hash is stored in md5 and that's what gets released, how secure is my randomly generated 30 character password?

I understand that even seemingly complex passwords like 1qaz2wsx3edc4rfv aren't secure because of their relationship to the qwerty keyboard, but something like Fr0Ot`sUpngcX§XlB7q7$Cqkd2w8Tc seems impossible to crack from the md5 sum in a relatively quick amount of time under a decade, or even a century.

A:

Hi Denzel!

  1. What were your toughest challenges when coming up in the acting world? Did you ever feel typecast, especially after TRAINING DAY?

  2. What do you think of Jay Pharaoh's impression of you?

  3. Ummmmm, do you like mozzarella sticks?


Q:

Hi Gray! You're the man! What's your favorite kind of music to dance to?

A:

Hey, long time fan, what was your favorite Myth or project you worked on? I've never heard your favorite ones since you did the Mythbusters episode. Thanks again, love the show!


Q:

Follow up question, which I just thought about, do you wear the white cover in the picture all the time? Also, (I'm having a little trouble understanding your particular circumstance) if you took any covers off, is it just a socket? Sorry I'm just having trouble picturing this

A:

MD5 is a one way hashing algorithm and it is computationally easy to generate brute force hashes. In fact, people are using old GPU bitcoin mining rigs to do it! Length is definitely valuable as the brute force method (assuming no use of dictionary, or other methods) start with one character and then progresses up, so if you were using english alphabet 26 characters plus 0-9 for each of the placeholders you would have 36 possibilities for each position, so 36 ^ (# of characters) would be the number of things you would need to try. so 3632 and that is just lowercase and no symbols.

Long story short, md5 should not be used as it is cheap to compute a hash, but yes longer is better :)


Q:

Yes I felt typecast sometimes, and for any actor rejection. I was always at my best in auditions when I already had a job. I used to call it a smell. You walk in with a smell cause you’re too hungry, you’re thirsty, and they can smell it, but when you’re working you’re like hey I got 15 minutes I gotta go do that.

I think Pharoah’s impression is more like the, I don’t know it was an impression of an impression.

A:

Rock and roll! My favorite song to dance to is "I Love Rock and Roll"

He just sang out the chorus, too


Q:

Thanks! My fav myth/moment was blowing up the cement truck. Hands down.

A:

That picture was whilst I still had plaster packing inside so I still have the white dressing but it's not as big now. As its healing inside its just a hole, the skin is healing over like scar tissue and it's very neat, my 3 yr old thinks it's fascinating so it can't be too scary.


Q:

If my password hash is stored in md5 and that's what gets released, how secure is my randomly generated 30 character password?

I understand that even seemingly complex passwords like 1qaz2wsx3edc4rfv aren't secure because of their relationship to the qwerty keyboard, but something like Fr0Ot`sUpngcX§XlB7q7$Cqkd2w8Tc seems impossible to crack from the md5 sum in a relatively quick amount of time under a decade, or even a century.

A:

Quick question: What sort of acting role would you like to tackle that you haven't tried yet? Thanks!


Q:

Morning gray, hope your day is going well. If I may ask, what advice would you give someone who has just been diagnosed with brain cancer?

Also thank you for the ama!

A:

When you left Mythbusters, did you three know you'd eventually be doing another show together?


Q:

Since your operation, how is your depth perception now? Have you noticed any of your other senses being higher then what they were (i.e. Hearing, smell)

A:

This breach was in august 2013, before Hillary began campaigning for 2016.


Q:

Hmm. You don’t wanna see me in tights.

A:

To not worry. That you're in good hands with your family and your doctors. Make sure your family knows that they need to trust what they believe in and not always trust what the doctors say. And your family will always take care of you no matter what you go through


Q:

We hoped, but didn't know we were going to get a show like WRP. Still can't believe it.

A:

My hearing has always been my rubbish sense, I've always suffered with my ears and slight hearing loss so I do think it helped my hearing in some ways. I think I'm getting better with my sense of feel, I feel the floor better, if that makes sense at all, I'm more aware of my right side now too.


Q:

Hey thanks for the AMA are most websites vulnerable to this type of attack? Yahoo is a pretty well known name. What about PayPal and Amazon? Google?

A:

I can only imagine the pain you've been through. If I could ask what exactly is the kind of brain cancer that you have and are you currently in remission?


Q:

What was your favorite clip (video thing or whatever) from WRP and why is it Hitler with tits?

A:

Those designs are actually really cute, have you considered taking commissions from people? Do you do sewing-based designs as well, and if not is it something you're looking to incorporate?

How do you feel about people who aren't blind purchasing your eyepatches for stuff like cosplay? Would you be ok with that?


Q:

Hackers will use different tactics to get in, but they will find a way. Many other big companies have been hacked as well, including Linkedin, Dropbox, and Adobe.

A:

From Michelle - he has diffuse fibrillary astrocytoma throughout the brain and spine. He is not in remission, we do the best we can to manage tumor growth and all the effects through chemo and surgeries


Q:

I think my favorite clip so far is Kari controlling me with electrodes. We couldn't stop laughing.

A:

I've sold one for a panto, I would be fine with cos play, I can custom make them to order so anything is possible


Q:

At this point seems Yahoo can't get their shit together.

Should I drop them as an email provider?

A:

Hey Gray, I'm a neurosurgery resident currently at our children's hospital and work with kids with brain tumors. What are some things that you and your parents appreciated (or maybe didnt appreciate) from your neurosurgeon? It's an understatement to say what you and your family have been through is challenging, but your attitude is awesome. Keep it up.


Q:

Enjoying White Rabbit Project so far!

What would your dream project be? TV or movies, what would you like to be involved in that (maybe) you haven't been already?

A:

Have you ever thought about a glass eye? If so, what's the process for getting one?


Q:

The horse is already out of the barn. My guess is that google/gmail has a bit better security

A:

From Joe, I actually have a classic Gray story. He was beating me pretty bad in Skip Bo one day, I was completely out-strategized. I said "Gray, you know that you are really smart, right?" He responds, "well, I do hang out with a lot of neurosurgeons."


Q:

Thanks! I'm so glad you're liking it. My dream project would be to direct a movie. Maybe horror or Grind House style.

A:

I am getting a prothesis, I had titanium implants fitted during my exenteration and once I am fully healed I will have magnets attached which will hold my prosthetic eye. As I am missing my eyelid, that is going to be made out of silicone and the glass eye will sit inside that. The prosthetic team will be making a mould of the cavity soon and they will use a computer to match the skin tone. The eye will be painted to match my other one.


Q:

Hi, Thank you for this AMA. How dangerous is SS7 Vulnerabilities? Is it really the most dangerous threat for security companies?

A:

Hi Gray, it will be interesting to read your responses! After living with this for many years, what would you say are some of the most common misconceptions and/or preconceived notions that you face regarding your situation?

Also, what are your favorite movies? Take care!


Q:

Hi Tory! Just a simple one, have you seen Rogue One yet, if so what did you think?!

A:

Have you considered getting a cool chrome eye or something not designed to mimic a human eye? (This is a serious question due to the 'uncanny valley' effect.)


Q:

It is certainly a threat and is linked to some of the earlier comments related to SMS as a second factor for authentication. If you have access to a SS7 node you can manipulate a lot of things on the telephone network; however, you would have to get access to a node which handles traffic to capture this. This is relatively difficult though well within the capabilities of state actors. So again, not a big issue for low value targets but very much an issue for high value targets

A:

People think that I'm fine sometimes. "Oh, he's fine, he's not chronically sick." I just want to be heard and my story be heard. Michelle says "I think people think you get cancer and they take it out, you get treatments, and it's done. But it's not like that, he's been in and out of treatment for 10 years. Some cancers are too dangerous to remove"

EDIT: To add movies, mom said Chicken Run used to be a favorite. But Gray said emphatically that it is no longer the case. He said "I love Zootopia and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"


Q:

Haven't seen it yet, but planning on going today. STAR WARS!

A:

I hadn't, I expect it would get rather cold! It would look pretty cool though


Q:

I am still a student almost finishing school and I am interested in a minor in Computer Science and a major in "Cyber Security, Computer Forensics and Ethical Hacking"(yes that's the course's name). Any tips for me? What can I do to prepare better for the future and get ahead of others?

A:

Hi Gray! Do you have any weird favourite snacks? I personally like eating anchovies straight from the little jar sometimes, maybe you have something new for me to try :)


Q:

Do you have permanent injuries from the show?

A:

Are implants and magnets standard now, or is this because you lost the surrounding tissue? From old movies, I thought glass eyes were just balls you could pop in and out.


Q:

Work at a company in the field, you will learn 100x more than you will in school. So, if you are going to school, then make sure to get internships at leading edge security companies.

A:

My favorite thing right now is cauliflower rice mixed with eggs and bbq spices. Yeaaah


Q:

Just emotional ones. ha!

A:

I had an exenteration, which is the eyeball, eyelid, and all the muscles, tissues and optic nerve removed. I was informed by my surgeon that the eyeball is one third of what fills the socket the other two thirds are mainly muscles and tissue. Therefore I'm having more of a facial prosthesis than a fake eye.


Q:

Hey I'm interested in physical security and pentesting and I've already asked a lot of people but do you have any advice for getting into to the field? I'm working on my network plus and will probably do Cisco switching and routing next. I know you aren't in that side of security but it's worth it to ask.

A:

Hello Grey! I'm 31 and I have cervical cancer, gone through two rounds of chemo, 5 surgeries, and hoping to get on a clinical trial since it spread to my lungs. I too, am often asked how I'm so positive. I tell them the alternative is depressing. I can't think about how horrible everything could become. I'd just be a sad depressed person. I too get very anxious with treatments and tests. I'm always thinking "is this where I find out there is nothing else we can do?" My mom gets anxious as well. So far I have a way forward and I focus on that as a positive. Keep up you sprints and enjoy Christmas crafts! I do crafty things to keep my mind busy too :-)


Q:

What was your favourite myth to bust?

What's better. Jamies mustache or Adams hair?

Who's better looking out of you, Grant and Kari?

A:

Have you considered putting a small display on an eyepatch with a low-power bluetooth receiver and battery hidden in your eye socket (or wired through the band to something hidden in your hair), and using your phone to animate the patch while you're talking to people? It could be hilarious to have an eye show up on the patch and slowly get angrier and angrier (or turn into the eye of sauron) while in the middle of a conversation.


Q:

There are quite a few security consulting firms in nearly every city, my suggestion would be to work with one of them on a part time basis to learn how they operate. Pen testing via software or doing things like dropping usb drives/etc can be anywhere from simple to highly sophisticated.

A:

If you're not positive, negative things are going to happen. You get what you put out. Think positive and positive things happen. Good luck to you! EDIT: From Michelle, there was a pivotal point in which I decided that we were going to live, we were not going to let his treatments take over and stop us from living. You have to live your life. Why fight for it if you're not going to actually live for it?


Q:

fav myth: Bull in a china shop what's better:Jamie's mo better looking:Kari is the fairest

A:

That is such an awesome idea, I hadn't but I want one now!


Q:

That's new advice to me! A lot of advice I've gotten revolves around skills needed. I don't know where I would be able to make first contact with a firm or what I would need to know to get a part time job with one

A:

Yo Cap, what's the best hospital food you have ever had? Way to keep battling bud! You are tougher than I.


Q:

If you could retest any myth, what would it be and why? In other words, what myth causes you to doubt the results of the experiment you devised to test said myth?

A:

Is there any chance in hell you get bionic, see-through walls, laser beam eye?!!

P.S. You're incredibly brave!! Wish you all the best!


Q:

You can do a google or linkedin search for cybersecurity firms in your area and reach out. Worst case is you get a no, but maybe volunteer to help on a part time basis, say serving in their security operations center (SOC) or the like. Get in on the ground floor and get exposure. People are pretty desperate for qualified security personnel.

Here is a URL indicating a large skilled worker shortfall http://www.csoonline.com/article/2953258/it-careers/cybersecurity-job-market-figures-2015-to-2019-indicate-severe-workforce-shortage.html

“The demand for the (cybersecurity) workforce is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million,” stated Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec

A:

Grilled Cheese!

EDIT: Like, their grilled cheese's are the real deal. If I had two places to choose to get grilled cheese, it would be In N Out or the hospital


Q:

Wakeboarding behind a cruise ship. I was so worried about standing up that I didn't really get to enjoy it.

A:

If they start making them I'll be first in line,


Q:

What are your opinions on medical cannabis and what is holding you back from CBD trials?

A:

Hi Tory! What is your next project after White Rabbit and do you plan to continue the series? Love the show BTW!


Q:

We have a family friend who lost an eye on a skiing accident and said adjusting to depth perception was difficult.

Do you know if you will be able to drive again?

A:

From mom, we actually tried it like five years ago. Had to get him a card. We didn't try it as a treatment, we tried it for anti-anxiety and neuro calming effect. At that point, they didn't have all the blends so the amount they were giving was so much that he would be knocked out. That prevents us from being able to maintain accurate neuro status and that's very important


Q:

Happy to hear you're liking WRP. Hopefully we get a season 2. We had a blast making it and would love to keep it going.

A:

I've never learnt to drive anyway but you don't even have to inform DVLA in the UK when losing one eye. I don't know why I find it easy it just seems fine to me.


Q:

Hey Gray,

Watched your video, thanks for being pretty awesome and having way better dance moves than me!

Besides the dancing, how do you like to spend your free time? Any favorite movies or books or hobbies you have?

A:

Hi Tory, HUGE Mythbusters fan and enjoying WRP.

You getting hurt on camera sort of became a thing on Mythbusters. Are you really that accident prone or were some of those scripted? What was the worst time you hurt yourself?


Q:

I lost vision in my right eye as an infant, so I never knew what it was like to lose my vision because it was never there. A few questions for you:

Q: Have you noticed depth perception issues like struggling to pour a glass of water or parking a car?

Q: Have you developed your "Spidey Sense" yet? By this I mean an inexplicable realization that something is getting close to you on your blind side even though you cannot see it?

A:

Doing arts and crafts. I like to do all arts and crafts.

EDIT: From Joe, his Pinterest username is "michelleandgray" He loves Pinterest!


Q:

There's a little thing call camera courage that when you're being filmed you tend to think you're invincible. I thinks that's always been my problem. Thanks for watching WRP!

A:

Omg I didn't know this was a real thing but I really do, that's so cool! The spidey sense that is, spilling water everywhere is not so great.


Q:

Favourite video game?

A:

Hey Tory,

I'm enjoying the new show! Now to my question. I've seen you post stuff from IndyCar races a time or two, do you have a favorite driver and have you been to the Indy 500 yet? If not, I highly suggest it.


Q:

Have you thought about getting a glass eye? Or do you think that would look too goofy and you're going more for badass?

A:

Sly 3


Q:

My favorite Indy drivers are Conor Daly and James Hinchcliffe. Oh and Mario Andretti for sure. I actually got to drive 66 laps at the 500 track in an Indy car. Best day ever.

A:

I'm getting a prothesis but I'll miss my patch


Q:

Hey brother Gray, what's your favorite baseball team?

A:

What was your favorite gun to shoot on the show ?


Q:

What does it feel like to see with 1 eye? Do you "see" anything different or does it feel the same? I've had these questions since I was a kid.

A:

Dodgers! I have friends that play on a little league Dodgers team so that's why


Q:

Mini Gun

A:

Looking at a whole room is frustrating as I can't see everything or everyone, but my finer vision is better I feel. It's only a small amount of the right side I can't see, I tend to walk my kids on my blind side so people walk round them and don't startle me


Q:

Do you get tired of people focusing on cancer as a defining quality of you? I mean, would you rather people talk about something else more often with you?

A:

Hey Tory,

If someone offered you $57,000 to jump from a car moving 60mph into the bed of a truck moving 60mph, would you?

If someone offered you $20 to jump off of a bridge into definitely-deep-enough water, would you? Assume bridge height is known to be not sufficient for breaking bones.


Q:

Will you ever dress as Leela for Halloween?

A:

I half think people just associate me with cancer. But mostly I think people think I'm a normal kid and look like a normal kid. Part of it is because I don't have the typical signs like losing my hair and stuff. It's feels bad when people give me a weird look like they're scared of me when they find out I have cancer. Sometimes my doctors focus on the bad even though I know they are just doing their job and trying to make me better. Sometimes I don't like being at the hospital because of the negativity. Sometimes I feel poisoned with negativity. Outside of the hospital I feel like I can breathe. The negativity is like smog and I'm breathing in the smog. It feels nice and good not to have negative thoughts


Q:

I'd take the $57,000 challenge. I've done the second challenge for free.

A:

I have thought about it, I have so many possibilities now.


Q:

Ayo Captain Gray!

If you won a million dollars what would you do with it?

A:

Hey Tory! If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?


Q:

Donate all to brain tumor research. To find cures for brain tumors

A:

Pizza, but good pizza.


Q:

Hi Captain Gray! Do you play any kind of video games? PC, Console, or mobile, it doesn't matter. If so, what kind of games are you inclined to? First person shooters? Or Racing games? or Role-playing games?

A:

Hello Tory

What was the biggest/ most challenging project that you did with Mythbusters and what did you have to do?


Q:

Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo DS. I play food games on my iPad. Cake Mania is one

A:

I think one of the biggest builds we did was for earthquake myths. We built a 40ftx40ft earthquake simulator. When it started shaking it was terrifying, but awesome!


Q:

Hey Gray, I see you've chosen to rock a double bracelet and middle finger ring, which I dig. What is the story behind the ring? What other pieces do you have in your collection?

A:

Hey Tory! Love the show, but I just have one question. Do you still play counter-strike? If so you, me, and scoutknives. Come at me bro.


Q:

That's my bling. The bracelets remind me of a special moment or special person. The ring I made out of a milk carton cap. Every pirate has rings so I have to have a ring

A:

Haha! I've been playing Call of Duty more.


Q:

I've seen you wear Nevada Wolfpack shirts on Mythbusters, and I wondered: Are you a UNR alum? I know they have an excellent engineering program, but I'd just always wondered.

A:

Oh I loved that shirt. No, I didn't go to school there. I found the shirt at a second hand store.


Q:

Hi Tory, thank you for this amazing show, Im just 2 episodes away from finishing this season, what can I do after that, what will happen to my life and how will I kill the boredom? I need more episodes, when is season 2 starting?

A:

That's awesome! Glad you like it. Hopefully Netflix gives us a season 2 so you can have MORE!


Q:

Why aren't you as sexy as Kari?

A:

Kari is that you?


Q:

Hey, I really like the episode of MB where you were trapped under all the earth. It looked absolutely terrifying and it definitely freaked me out.

Has there ever been a test that you've said no to because of how dangerous/scary it is? Or is there a hypothetical test you would never do?

Thanks 😊

A:

I wanted to test going over a waterfall in a barrel at the Niagara Falls, but the Canadian Govt said no.


Q:

Hi Tory, huge fan here!!

Question: If you tried to jump over that wagon again with the same bike could you make it??

A:

If I had a BMX bike then for sure I'd try again.


Q:

Hey Tory, how does it feel being adored by millions as a Kari seeks ways of torturing you?

A:

Ha! It makes the torture bearable.


Q:

Now it's your turn for an IAMA! So tell me, what was your favorite thing that got blowed up real good on the show?

A:

Cement Truck! Boom!


Q:

First of all thank you for taking the time to do this AMA. I love the mythbusters and started watching the white eabbit project a few days ago. When you started in mythbusters, did you think it was going to be this amazing?, and how happy were you when you found out that you were hired for the mythbusters? How did you fill when the show ended? And how happy were you when you three started working together again in the white rabbit project?

Again, Thank you very much :)

A:

It's my pleasure. Good question. I was terrified when I started on MB. I didn't like being in front of the camera. None of us predicted the show would take off like it did. I was bummed when MB ended, but was also excited about the prospect of new projects and then White Rabbit Project happened. It's been a wild ride.


Q:

You were one of my first celebrity crushes! Hello!

My question is: what is your favorite build of all time?

A:

Ha! Thanks. Favorite build of all time would be two big rig trucks crashing head on.


Q:

Do you have any advice on growing beards, given that yours is one of the most beautiful of its kind?

A:

HAHA! Be patient. I'm Italian though so I might have an unfair genetic advantage.


Q:

Hi Tory! What's your favourite/least favourite fan experience?

I'm sure you've met some odd-balls.

A:

Our fans are so nice. Once at the airport I was flying from Canada to the US and the CA border security yelled to her co-workers when she saw my ID, "Hey this is that crazy guy from MB who blows stuff up."


Q:

What was you dream job as a kid? When you went on Mythbusters, did that become your dream job?

A:

Working in special fx for the movies was my dream job and that came true. Directing movies is my next dream job.