Thursday, April 06, 2006

Howe & Ser

It seems that they're the guys to ask when you need a cannon to be moved.

12 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

What will those crazy kids think of next?

4/06/2006 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger finou said...

(btw, grant proposal #1 of 2 is submitted... Yea!)
I wonder if caltech is going to retaliate. What would they move from MIT? the great sail?

4/07/2006 09:32:00 AM  
Blogger Vincent said...

They're welcome to it, provided they take Transparent Horizons, too.

4/09/2006 01:10:00 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

I forget their names. I'd suggest the one outside of East Campus courtyard. The one in front of Green is alleged to be an important part of the Green entrance system. (But I don't know if that's true.) There's also a bunch of strange "art" on the side of Killian Court that I'd be willing to consider "fair game".

4/09/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Qian said...

I think the EC courtyard piece is Transparent Horizons. I might be alone, but I actually kind of like the great sail. And it is supposed to make the Green rotating doors operable by average nerds on windy days, although from personal experience I'm not sure it's really helping that much. I think the Stata complex could be considered "fair game" as well.

4/09/2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

But MIT should keep the geometric structure near room 2-190. That's not insanely ugly and it's useful. We had a picnic there once, if I recall correctly. That was also an occasional destination for outdoor rehearsals in Concert Choir.

4/09/2006 05:44:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

It occurs to me that that there's a chance some Caltech kids will search the net for what we say we don't want them to take. :)

4/10/2006 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

Boston Globe reports canon retreived

4/11/2006 04:37:00 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Does anyone elsefind it a little lame that they didn't at least try to reclaim the cannon in a hack? Seems like they started off by admitting defeat.

4/13/2006 12:30:00 AM  
Blogger Vincent said...

You don't travel across the country to pull off a hack without serious planning. Hopefully they'll come up with a clever response in a few months' time.

4/13/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

I completely understand that it would take time to plan a hack to retrieve the cannon. I would think, though, that the left coasters would want to take the time to plan something rather than flying cross-country to retrieve the cannon immediately. It was at Harvey Mudd for quite a while last time, and that's a heck of a lot closer. I'd have found it a lot more interesting if the cannon had been clandestinely retrieved 3 or 4 months from now.

4/14/2006 10:43:00 AM  
Blogger Qian said...

"We'll top this by miles." -- Caltech dude

Hmm... I wonder if it's possible to metahack their hack and get them to take something that MIT hackers plant somewhere on campus? Or replace the object they plan to take with a forged dulicate? Might require too much recon work, but I'm sure there are some MIT alumi in the NSA. :)

4/14/2006 02:00:00 PM  

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