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…)
Good for them. This makes a nice change from all the stories about colleges being hot-beds of anti-Americanism.
That’s some Great Dome, LOL!
Man, I wanted to go to MIT so bad…
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
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)!
“Sandy Berger stuffed my zero down his pants…”
Glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read that.
For a more complete story on the MIT pranksters including links to some other great college pranks, go here.