Netflix Has a Request for Chicago’s ‘Stranger Things’ Pop-up Bar

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s breakout hits of 2016. It managed to create a captivating, larger-than-life universe inside a tiny, fictional Indiana town. It deftly blended every 1980s horror and kids’ movie trope with references to things like Dungeons & Dragons, the Alien film franchise, and E.T. And, like all memorable ‘80s flicks, there was Winona Ryder. Ahead of the highly anticipated second season premiere on October 27, Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar is paying homage to the show in the most 2017 way possible: by hosting a Stranger Things pop-up bar.The Upside Down condenses the show’s most memorable, creative, and (wait for it) strange elements into a single destination. Just inside the entrance lies a recreation of the Byers’ living room with Christmas lights decorating an alphabet wall like the one young Will Byers cleverly used to communicate with his mother and friends on the show. A terrace is designed to resemble the creepy forest outside of Hawkins National Laboratory, but the coolest touch is The Upside Down-inspired furniture clinging to the ceiling. The walls are adorned with locally designed artwork and installations inspired by the show, and the bar’s owners promise a steady stream of live performances by “some very special mystery guests.”  NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy center_img Get Your Real-World Upside-Down Fix With Atlanta’s Stranger Things Tour The menu features Stranger Things cocktails like Eleven’s Eggos, which features bourbon and an Eggo Waffle garnish. The Snack Pack is a mix of mezcal and creme de cacao laced with chocolate syrup and served in a tin cup. The Upside Down’s pièce de résistance, however, is the Demogorgon — essentially a neon-pink rum slushie. The themed pop-up bar has inexplicably become the way to indulge our Hollywood fantasies. We’ve previously covered the Tim Burton-themed Beetle House in Los Angeles, which was derived from a New York City bar with a similar concept. With the opening of the Star Wars-themed Scum & Villainy Cantina in LA and Manhattan’s swanky Oscar Wilde-inspired bar, it would appear the concept may be finding more permanence.The Upside Down is open Wednesday through Sunday until October 1, 2017. The space is closed to the public Mondays and Tuesdays, but available for private rentals in case you’ve always wanted a birthday party fit for a Demogorgon.Updated on 9/19/2017 by Nicole Raney: Our time in The Upside Down is coming to an end. This week, a cease-and-desist letter from Netflix began circulating around the Internet. The streaming service had a legal (but equally hilarious) request for the folks operating the Stranger Things pop-up bar Emporium Arcade Bar.“I heard you launched a Stranger Things pop-up bar at your Logan Square location. Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show,” reads the note. “But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to use to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.”Netflix asked the Emporium team to end the pop-up on October 1 as originally planned. If they would like to extend or recreate the experience, Emporium just needs to reach out for permission next time — or else .“We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom,” Netflix says.You can read the full letter on DNAInfo Chicago.Article originally published on 9/12/2017. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Hackers offered Sri Lanka as carrot to Indian Army

Hackers often use links of dubious websites to inject malware in their victim’s system. These malware are designed to disrupt or damage or gain unauthorised access to a computer, and may steal critical information.Incidentally, the hackers tried to attack Indian Army officers with offers of Sri Lanka posting at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Colombo for a two-day visit.Both the Army Cyber Group and the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-India) are trying to ascertain the source of the attacks. The sender of the mail was nicknamed ADGMT-16. The mail was made to look as if it had been sent by Indian Army’s Directorate General of Military Training, which details officers and personnel for attending courses within and outside India along with the Military Secretary’s branch, the sources said.Soon after, the first few officers who received the malicious mail referred it to the Army Cyber Group, which issued an immediate alert to caution the officers against opening the mail. The Army Cyber Group in its warning, said, ‘A malicious email from *karmi****16@nic.in* is being sent to Army personnel. Sources said the first few officers who received the mail got suspicious as soon as they received it as the Army does not offer or announce postings of officers on private mailbox and communicates only on its intranet.In the last couple of months, this is the second massive attack on the Indian Army officers in a bid to steal classified information from their personal emails which could be used in many ways including blackmailing the victims or using the stolen data for anti-Indian activities, sources said.In April, the Army Cyber Group had uncovered a coordinated attempt to hack into the computers of its senior officers with decoy emails that purportedly contained links of ‘their sex videos’. ‘The email contains a malicious file ‘DEPUTATION_OF_ONE_ARM Y_OFFICER_TO_ATTEND_SRI_ LANKA. Xls’.‘On opening the malicious file, a data stealing malware gets installed in the computer. Please do not open the email’. They suspect it to be the job of Chinese and Pakistani hackers as they have been using similar tactics in the past. A massive cyber attack on the computers of Indian Army officers has been thwarted. Suspected Pakistani and Chinese hackers attempted to inject data stealing malware on military systems by luring army officers by offering a foreign posting to Sri Lanka.‘The pinpointed attacks were launched on Friday by the hackers to middle-rung Indian Army officers by sending them an email purportedly sent from a Government server and asking them to avail the offer of going for a posting to attend a prestigious course in a Sri Lankan military academy,’ Army sources told Mail Today. At least four officers of Lieutenant General-rank posted at South Block headquarters were the target of the malicious bid.The nationality of the hackers in the April attack has not yet been ascertained but the Army unit traced the server and the Internet Protocol address to Germany.After a few incidents of virtual honey-trapping by Pakistani agents, the Army has been on an overdrive to educate its personnel to guard against such attacks.One example of this is evident in calling an official Army telephone number, which plays a recorded message about the need to be careful from foreign agents who have been trying to extract information by all means. (Colombo Gazette) read more