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Liveblog: A conversation with Nate Silver at MIT

Thanks for following our live blog of Nate Silver’s talk at MIT. We’ll have a full article in tomorrow’s issue of The Tech as well as photos and a video of the talk. 6:56 p.m. — Silver on Snowfall: “I think … Continue reading

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Letter from Israel Ruiz, MIT Executive VP and Treasurer, about Saturday’s hoax incident

To the members of the MIT community: This past weekend, a distressing event disrupted the life of our campus community. I am writing now to share details about the incident and important information that affects us all. The incident itself … Continue reading

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MIT hacked again, URLs redirected

MIT was hacked on Tuesday around noon, with MIT URLs redirecting to a webpage claiming credit for the attack in remembrance of Aaron Swartz. As a result of the hack, people who visited tried to reach MIT over the Internet … Continue reading

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MIT email was down for 10 hours last night, Mystery Hunt temporarily affected

MIT experienced an email outage beginning around 10 p.m. yesterday night until shortly after 8 a.m. this morning. “A mail loop caused by a series of malformed email messages led to an exhaustion of system resources in the anti-spam component … Continue reading

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Panel on Aaron Swartz on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. EST

Participate in a discussion on Aaron Swartz with reporters from The Tech on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. EST. The Tech will livestream the panel on Youtube (this page will redirect you to the Youtube video on Monday at 7). … Continue reading

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Message from Anonymous found on several mit.edu sites

The following is the text from Anonymous’s message found on cogen.mit.edu, the website for MIT’s cogenerational plant. The message can also be found at rledev.mit.edu: In Memoriam, Aaron Swartz, November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013, Requiescat in pace.A brief … Continue reading

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MIT responds to Aaron Swartz’s death

In an email to the community, MIT president L. Rafael Reif asked for “everyone involved to reflect on their actions.” Reif appointed computer science professor Hal Abelson to “lead a thorough analysis of MIT’s involvement from the time that we first … Continue reading

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The Tech’s coverage of Aaron Swartz

26-year old Aaron Swartz was an accomplished man — it’s not difficult to see his influence on today’s web. He co-authored the specification for RSS 1.0 at age 14 and was a prominent internet activist throughout his life. Hacker News … Continue reading

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Introducing… Breakdown on Tabletop!

We made our breakdown graphic easier  to use and open-sourced it! You can find the code and directions for how to use it in our Github repository at https://github.com/TheMITTech/breakdown. We first introduced our breakdown graphic to display results from our religion survey … Continue reading

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