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Ben Jones

Apr 6, 2006

Best. Hack. Ever.

Posted in: Life & Culture

Hats off, hacking community. Hats off. For the record, this is absolutely my favorite hack of all time...



P.S. I dedicate this to you. ;-)

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Just in time for CPW =D

Posted by: Christina on April 6, 2006


Yummy yummy I eat cannons!

Posted by: Greg on April 6, 2006

I agree, I am utterly blown away by this one. This is absolutely the best hack of all time. I REALLY REALLY hope that somewhere, somehow, sometime, we can get the "operational details" of how the heck you ever pulled this one off. Nice job!

Posted by: Tom on April 6, 2006


At first, I thought this was kind of lame...but then I READ what actually HAPPENED.


Posted by: Christina on April 6, 2006


hehehe. Made my trip to 18.02 lecture much more enjoyable.


ps I'm going to battle of the bands!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kiersten on April 6, 2006


We want our cannon back!

Hehe... seriously though... this was incredible. Nice work, guys grin


Caltech '10

Posted by: Oren Hazi on April 7, 2006

AHAHA. Wow. =D

Posted by: Catherine on April 7, 2006

NPR picked this up. Isn't it still a little chilly in Boston for bikinis?

Posted by: Anon on April 8, 2006

Thanks wink. It was an awesome prank. I want a t-shirt, and hopefully I'll see you soon... or at least for grad school admissions.

Posted by: Eleanor on April 9, 2006

i'm so glad i was there for CPW. I got the howe & ser company t-shirt, too. it was great. way to make an impression!

Posted by: dj on April 9, 2006

Oh man!

The MIT hack is making place in even Indian news papers....

"The ultimate student prank" an esteemed daily..."The Telegraph"

MIT rocks!

Man I really want to go to MIT

Posted by: Arka on April 10, 2006

I have cannon and plaque pictures!

(Yeah, it's all I got on Thursday before my camera up and died on me.)

Posted by: The Keri returns! on April 10, 2006

14 points for that!

Posted by: 0 on April 10, 2006

I demand CPW pictures!

Posted by: Timur Sahin on April 10, 2006

Just an update on the current situation with the cannon that MIT took on a vacation.

Posted by: Caltech Respondent on April 10, 2006

I wonder what the payback will be...

Posted by: K-Ro on April 10, 2006


Thanks for making CPW so great.

I thought seeing an article about the prank on the front page of as funny as actually seeing the cannon!

Posted by: Ryan on April 12, 2006

Lol they actually shot a video of the darn thing being stolen:

Posted by: Vibhas on April 15, 2006

So yeah, this hack was amazing... definitely well-pulled off. What I can't figure out is why it took so much more from Caltech to get it back. (I hear $30,000+?) Seems like MIT has their act together, for sure.

See you next fall,


Posted by: Jared Sadoian on April 17, 2006

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