Gabby Giffords on San Bernardino school shooting: Events like this are no longer ‘unimaginable’

Gabby Giffords on San Bernardino school shooting: Events like this are no longer ‘unimaginable’The ex-congresswoman, who founded the gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions after surviving a 2011 shooting, spoke after Monday’s school shooting.



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A Note From This Weekend’s Guest Editor: Fusion Editor-In-Chief, Dodai Stewart

In the spirit of thinking more deeply about boundaries, we’ve picked out border stories for you. Stories about courtship, hardship, bedazzling, and fake passports.
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It’s A Nasty And Wonderful World: A Note From This Weekend’s Guest Editor, Gideon Lichfield

The best things to come out of human tribalism are the stories, a few of which we’ll share here with you this weekend.
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Bruce Schneier On Cisco ROMMON Firmware Exploit: “This Is Serious”

When Bruce Schneier says of a security problem “This is serious,” it makes sense to pay attention to it. And that’s how he refers to a recently disclosed Cisco vulnerability alert about “an evolution in attacks against Cisco IOS Classic platforms. Cisco has observed a limited number of cases where attackers, after gaining administrative or physical access to a Cisco IOS device, replaced the Cisco IOS ROMMON (IOS bootstrap) with a malicious ROMMON image.” Schneier links to Ars Technica’s short description of the attack, whicih notes The significance of the advisory isn’t that the initial firmware can be replaced. As indicated, that’s a standard feature not only with Cisco gear but just about any computing device. What’s important is that attackers are somehow managing to obtain the administrative credentials required to make unauthorized changes that take control of the networking gear.

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Inside ‘Dismaland’: Banksy’s Sinister Disney-Trolling Theme Park Reportedly Opening This Weekend

The shadowy street artist has allegedly been constructing a massive pop-up theme park under the guise of filming a Hollywood movie, and it’s rumored to open August 21 in the UK.
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Off-Grid Home Ecocapsule To Hit the Market This Year

Kristine Lofgren writes: If you dream of living totally off-the-grid anywhere in the world, you need to get your hands on this home. Nice Architects just unveiled their incredible egg-shaped Ecocapsule, and announced that the tiny solar and wind-powered dwelling will be available for sale later this year, with units shipping in spring 2016. From the website: “Despite its small form each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply. Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. Spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.

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Londoners Vaping Alcohol At This Pop-Up Bar Are Probably Not Getting As Drunk As They Think

The bar, Alcohol Architecture, is set up at London’s Borough Market until the end of September and vaporizes cocktails and beer in separate rooms. They call it a “fully immersive alcohol environment” created using high-power humidifiers, according to the bar’s website.
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Windows 10 RSAT, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 Coming This Month

We’ve heard a lot lately about the release and reception of Windows 10; however, the Windows family includes more than just the most-seen desktop OS. Mark Wilson writes: Microsoft’s Gabe Aul has revealed that the company plans to release a new technical preview of Windows Server 2016 later this month. Responding to questions on Twitter, the company’s Corporate Vice President and face of the Windows Insider program also said that Windows 10 RSAT [Remote Server Administration Tools] will be launched in August. Unlike the preview builds of Windows 10, previews of the latest edition of Windows Server have been slower to creep out of Redmond. Sysadmins will be keen to get their hands on the latest builds to see just what direction Microsoft is taking with its server software after the decision to delay the launch. We don’t know anything about what the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 might include, but it is likely to be little more than a collection of bug fixes and tweaks. It’s a little late in the game to expect any major changes to be made.

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