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A fitting tribute

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pretty much every year a group of students pull off a "hack" -- a prank where they put something atop the school's 15-foot-high Great Dome. They once turned it into a giant beanie and propellor. They once put up a replica of a campus police car, complete with flashing lights and a box of donuts on the dash. It's all done in good fun; the pranksters include detailed instructions on how they assembed the item and how to best dismantle it; the school takes it down and doesn't look for who put it up there.

This year, the nerds and geeks at MIT chose a rather fitting symbol to hoist high in the air on Monday...

(Correction: 150-foot dome. Sandy Berger stuffed my zero down his pants...)


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Good for them. This makes a... (Below threshold)
Retread:

Good for them. This makes a nice change from all the stories about colleges being hot-beds of anti-Americanism.

Jay Tea:A... (Below threshold)
langtry:

Jay Tea:

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pretty much every year a group of students pull off a "hack" -- a prank where they put something atop the school's 15-foot-high Great Dome.
That's some Great Dome, LOL!
Man, I wanted to go to MIT ... (Below threshold)
jdavenport:

Man, I wanted to go to MIT so bad...

Alas, where:
nJB: number of neurons in Josh's head
rMIS: required neural combinations needed to tackle the MIT information space
nAMIT:the number of neurons available to the average MIT student

(nJB+rMIS-1)!/rMIS!(nJB-1)!

-> |Bummer|

Double bummer: my greater t... (Below threshold)
jdavenport:

Double bummer: my greater than and less than got interpreted as tags:

Here it is again:

(nJB+rMIS-1)!/rMIS!(nJB-1)! less than (nAMIT + rMIS-1)!/rMIS!(nAMIT-1)!

yields |Bummer|

"Sandy Berger stuffed my ze... (Below threshold)

"Sandy Berger stuffed my zero down his pants..."

Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.

For a more complete story o... (Below threshold)
wavemaker:

For a more complete story on the MIT pranksters including links to some other great college pranks, go here.




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