Interesting Hacks to Facinate People.

Students at the university often practice practical jokes. The following quote is taken from the website detailing the various "hacks."

The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and "ethical" prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!). Note that this has nothing to do with computer (or phone) hacking (which we call "cracking").

The web link to the site is as follows:


Being told, over and over again, in the most interesting and precise ways, that you are not nearly smart enough to hold your own among the world's best and brightest. Code that refuses to compile, hours and hours spent cursing the equations that never simplify, seeing the sunrise from the wrong side over and over again. Falling out of love with caffeine. Crowds of nerds who will consistantly wank about math with each other rather than smile at you. Should've gone to art school, dammit.

I Hate This Fvcking Place.

"Oh man, we totally have a robot that works now!" Conversations that stretch into the morning. Looking up at the stars from the roof of a large building, surrounded by your friends and silence. The final brushstroke on the mural outside your door. Giggling at something ridiculous on zephyr. Moments of connection, moments of truth and beauty and pure silliness. Putting down problem sets for five minutes to exchange hugs and encouragement. An equation finally uncurls so beautifully that you know it's right.

I Have Truly Found Paradise.

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