John Paczkowski

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Nice Helmet, John …

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Add another memorable hack to the MIT practical joke canon. Earlier this week, pranksters from the school dressed up Harvard University’s statue of founder John Harvard in Halo warrior drag. “In recognition of the release of Halo 3, a highly anticipated video game by Microsoft and Bungie, MIT hackers adorned the John P. Harvard statue, in Harvard Yard, with a Spartan helmet,” MIT newspaper the Tech reports. “The back of the helmet, which is worn by the protagonist of the game, Master Chief, was labeled with ‘Master Chief in Training.’ The statue was decorated with an assault rifle (bullet count of 2E), as well as a Beaver emblem on the right shoulder.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald