Fall Parade of Homes highlights broad range of locations, styles and price points | Business News

Built on a 1.5-acre lot with panoramic views of rural Dane County, the $1.04 million home has five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 5,200-square-feet of living space. The outside entryway is framed with 12 inch by 12 inch beams of Douglas fir, a bar in the basement is accented with two-inch-thick shelves made from cherry while beams on the living room ceiling are stained to match those on the entryway. The home offers up an elegant but clean and functional design from Bouril Design Studio, an architectural firm in Madison.



Fall Parade of Homes

Offices are popular among those considering a new home. Jason Kratochwill, founder of Jason Thomas Homes, has two offices in his home, which is part of the Madison Area Builders Association’s Fall Parade of Homes.




“What we’re seeing trend-wise in the market is a lot of modern takes on traditional styles,” Kratochwill said. “So, in this case,

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Mighty Buildings 3D-Printed Homes Points To The Future Of Sustainable Housing

There is a problem with housing in this country. From decades of bad public housing policy to retrofitting the suburbs for sustainability to near consistent affordable housing shortages, we have to start looking at more innovative housing solutions. Not looking to solve all that, but certainly falling somewhere within the mix is Mighty Buildings, an Oakland based company 3D-printing generally affordable homes. All you have to do is find a place to put them.

Which, isn’t too far fetched a concept. People are building apartments in their backyards and from a luxury standpoint, offices or extra rooms in the backyard. Like container homes, 3D printed homes seek to offer a generally affordable alternative to a small, sustainable home created in a non-traditional manner. 3D-printed homes are not a new concept but have mostly been stuck in the conceptual phase until recently.

Mighty Buildings built

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Kaspersky NSA Hack Points to a Serious Rogue Contractor Problem

“Admiral Rogers has made security of information a top priority during his tenure. The NSA operates in one of the most complicated IT environments in the world,” the spokesperson says. “Over the past several years, we have continued to build on internal security improvements while carrying out our mission to defend the nation and our allies around the clock. We are not relying only on one initiative. Instead we have undertaken a comprehensive and layered set of enterprise defensive measures to further safeguard operations and advance best practices across the intelligence community.”

The NSA press office declined to elaborate on those measures, or provide more detail.

Leak Damage

The NSA’s two most recent leaks may in fact have already had massively damaging, observable consequences: Many in the security community speculate—but have not confirmed—that the Shadow Brokers, a group of unidentified hackers who released a series of stolen NSA hacking tools

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