June 27, 2013

"MIT’s incoming class hacked the Harvard 2017 website Sunday night..."

"... by replacing all the pictures with Mitt Romney’s mug."

33 comments:

Matt said...

Uh... Burn?

damikesc said...

Sick burn. Replacing their page with a guy who is successful and decent.

They showed them!

damikesc said...

Sick burn. Replacing their page with a guy who is successful and decent.

They showed them!

Larry J said...

I'd be far more willing to hire just about any MIT grad over just about any Harvard grad.

YoungHegelian said...

From one QuantumModulus quoted in the article:

Can't help but feel dramatically disappointed at our calling this a "hack". The website was completely unprotected (open to editing by anyone with an internet connection)

If this is true, someone (perhaps many someones) involved with Harvard's web site should be in another line of work.

Nonapod said...

Not sure what message were they attempting to send. Barry is also a Harvard grad. Other than the business school, overall Harvard is a very politically liberal institution.

MadisonMan said...

Harvard: Hard to get into, even harder to flunk out of.

Nonapod said...

I guess the message is "Mitt Romney is such a square, man, and just like him all y'all are totally squaresville!".

Paul said...

Larry J said...
"I'd be far more willing to hire just about any MIT grad over just about any Harvard grad."

Damn right, I would to.

As for the mug of Mitt, heck I'd prefer they use George W. Bush.

Miss him yet?

Jim said...

Isn't that a Federal crime?

Synova said...

The pictures weren't nearly as funny as how they replaced all the comments with "wow I sure wish I was going to MIT" or whatever it was.

n.n said...

Is this a hate crime? Romney looks nothing like Obama.

Rusty said...

tech guys. What a bunch of cut ups.

edutcher said...

The Romster instead of Choom?

Isn't that racist?

edutcher said...

MadisonMan said...

Harvard: Hard to get into, even harder to flunk out of.

As I told somebody, the brand has degraded.

prairie wind said...

Mitt. MIT.

traditionalguy said...

I Love this generation. They have a good sense of humor.

Crimso said...

I remember when they inflated the balloon (buried under the turf) during a football game. A good prank doesn't have to have a deep meaning. A great prank shouldn't.

Rabel said...

prarie wind gets it.

avwh said...

I was at the Rose Bowl game years ago when Cal Tech nerds hacked into the Rose Bowl scoreboard remotely and replaced the Big Ten and Pac Ten team names with Cal Tech & MIT -- showing Cal Tech winning in a rout.

Funny postscript: we visited the Cal Tech campus about 6 years ago when my younger son was deciding on colleges.
In the trophy case at Cal Tech was a photo of that Rose Biwl scoreboard - so it remained a legendary prank, 20 or more years later.

Expat(ish) said...

Uh, hello, felony under the Patriot Act, I think.

-XC

Methadras said...

Instead of deploying jets to find these subversives, Obama will DEPLOY THE DRONES to get them!!!

Methadras said...

damikesc said...

Sick burn. Replacing their page with a guy who is successful and decent.

They showed them!


Ironical!!!

Rabel said...

Have I mentioned that my young-un recently graduated from MIT? Let me do so now.

Achilles said...

MadisonMan said...
Harvard: Hard to get into, even harder to flunk out of.

6/27/13, 3:18 PM

Only hard to get into for one of the hoi poloi. Important people who have family in government or are legacies from the ruling class to right in.

lemondog said...

I remember when they inflated the balloon (buried under the turf) during a football game. A good prank doesn't have to have a deep meaning. A great prank shouldn't

MIT football Prank

The MIT Balloon Hack of '82

Memories
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were

The Drill SGT said...

avwh said...
I was at the Rose Bowl game years ago when Cal Tech nerds hacked into the Rose Bowl scoreboard remotely and replaced the Big Ten and Pac Ten team names with Cal Tech & MIT -- showing Cal Tech winning in a rout.


I applied to CalTech. didn't get in. at that point, '67, the Frosh class was 180 strong. The best CalTech Hack was 1961:

The Great Rose Bowl Hoax was a prank at the 1961 Rose Bowl, an annual American college football bowl game. That year, the Washington Huskies were pitted against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. At halftime, the Huskies led 17–0, and their cheerleaders took the field to lead the attendees in the stands in a card stunt, a routine involving flip-cards depicting various images for the audience to raise. However, a number of students from the California Institute of Technology managed to alter the card stunt shown during the halftime break, culminating in the display of the word "CALTECH," a common nickname for the Institute.

kentuckyliz said...

Harvard still has an unsecured facebook for incoming freshmen? Have they not learned from the Winklevoss boys?

Douglas said...

My father told me of MIT prank from 1938 - they assembled a Model A Ford on the roof of one of the school buildings. Another time they covered the floor of another student's dorm room with flash paper. This kind of stuff has been going on for a long time.

Titus said...

These pranks have been going on forever.

This is more a regional thing.

So please, you others we dont care for your views.

I am sure something similar happens between LSU and The Crimson Tide.

Archie said...

Damn it! I've been using Harvard as a proxy for years. MIT screwed this up.

Archie said...

Damn it! I've been using Harvard as a proxy for years. MIT screwed this up.

Astro said...

I am sure something similar happens between LSU and The Crimson Tide.

More like Auburn and Alabama, and not so much fun:

Alabama fan poisons Auburn's oak tree