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HMC PWNS VSIt seems that Harvey Mudd students have taken a special interest in the lingerie industry. That’s right. Our neighbors to the north are up to their brilliant shenanigans once again. Now, I don’t doubt that those Mudders love a school emblazoned pair of panties as much as the next student body but unless my US News and World Report deceives me, I don’t remember Harvey Mudd having OVER A MILLION STUDENTS!

The best part is, they didn’t just rig their own numbers, they catapulted six schools (among them the unlikely Bob Jones and Scripps College) to the top seven spots so that they could spell out the acronym WIBSTR or “West is best screw the rest,” apparently some kind of dorm related boast.

How’d they do it? Much of the jargon is beyond me, but basically, through computer programs and the enlistment of beer-enticed freshman, the residents of West Dorm were able to write a script that broke Secret’s “one post per day rule” as well as their image verification software (you know those crazy letters you have to identify when you want to sign up for something?). If you’re truly interested, you can follow this link to learn a little bit more.

Also to give you a true sense of the HMC/VS PWNAGE you may consult this chart created by our ever-meticulous HMC friends. And yes, that red line at the top is Harvey Mudd. Because it isn’t enough to prank someone, you should always provide them with a spreadsheet and chart so that they can intricately model the depths of their ownage.

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43 COMMENTS

  1. Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped that Mudd CGI class this semester…

    The Mudders wrote a pretty simple program that uses text recognition software to identify the cheap “Captcha” spam-blocker text on Victoria’s Secret’s website and had it repeat a few million times. Awesome.

    The best part is the Victoria’s Secret website people made the Captcha for the exact purpose of avoiding something like this.

  2. Maybe I shouldn’t have dropped that Mudd CGI class this semester…

    The Mudders wrote a pretty simple program that uses text recognition software to identify the cheap “Captcha” spam-blocker text on Victoria’s Secret’s website and had it repeat a few million times. Awesome.

    The best part is the Victoria’s Secret website people made the Captcha for the exact purpose of avoiding something like this.

  3. While the WIBSTR thing was started by West, the entire idea, code writing, and application was done by members of all dorms (Case and East were very active), as well as a few alumns. This was, for the most part, a school wide effort and therefore everyone, not just “the residents of West Dorm”, deserve credit.

  4. While the WIBSTR thing was started by West, the entire idea, code writing, and application was done by members of all dorms (Case and East were very active), as well as a few alumns. This was, for the most part, a school wide effort and therefore everyone, not just “the residents of West Dorm”, deserve credit.

  5. […] Harvey Mudd 1, Victoria’s Secret 0 – if Mudders can pull this off in their spare time, imagine what an impact we can make in the real world.  Also it would totally rock if I could buy HMC sweatpants from VS. […]

  6. […] has provoked in other people across the nation has been extremely entertaining and well, actually a little inspiring, which I haven’t felt about my school for some time. The fact is, Mudders are extremely proud […]

  7. Wibstr! Fuck yeah. From the first women of west calendar to the last topless treasurer. Wib it!

  8. Note to Josh S: that’s not what we did. That’s what MIT did last year, and got dq’d. We were actually voting.

  9. Note to Josh S: that’s not what we did. That’s what MIT did last year, and got dq’d. We were actually voting.

  10. @Another Mudder

    We were voting up to about ~170k, albeit bypassing the one per day limit. After that it was mostly bots.

  11. @Another Mudder

    We were voting up to about ~170k, albeit bypassing the one per day limit. After that it was mostly bots.

  12. @Another Mudder

    Last year there was no captcha, so MIT didn’t need to break it. They just had to submit a form over and over. They had a much easier time.

    As Yet Another Mudder said, we voted by hand for the first few days (the curvey parts of the graph) but then someone got the bot working, and we used that (the linear parts of the graph, starting partway through October 9).

  13. @Another Mudder

    Last year there was no captcha, so MIT didn’t need to break it. They just had to submit a form over and over. They had a much easier time.

    As Yet Another Mudder said, we voted by hand for the first few days (the curvey parts of the graph) but then someone got the bot working, and we used that (the linear parts of the graph, starting partway through October 9).

  14. […] Even if you can’t watch the panda cam at all times (but seriously, what better things do you have to do?), you need to visit the site NOW, so that you can vote for the  name of the BABY PANDA! With names varying from “Little Dragon” to “Blissful San Diego,” you can be the difference in deciding its future name. If you really, really want a specific name to win, find a friend from Mudd that can “bump up” the votes. […]

  15. Man… I almost wish I went to Mudd. Instead I’ll just live vicariously through my friends…

  16. Man… I almost wish I went to Mudd. Instead I’ll just live vicariously through my friends…

  17. If anyone has checked the vspink site, it now spells: “Harvey Mudd Rocks Boo Caltech”

  18. Looks like they finally_ noticed us and “fixed” it. The’ve reset Mudd to -4million votes, all the other schools we used down to 5000 and changed their captcha implementation. I think this means we won.

  19. Looks like they finally_ noticed us and “fixed” it. The’ve reset Mudd to -4million votes, all the other schools we used down to 5000 and changed their captcha implementation. I think this means we won.

  20. ah, the VS site misspelled fraudulent…

    “due to fradulent submissions, the nominate your school voting has been reset to appropriate votes for all schools”

  21. ah, the VS site misspelled fraudulent…

    “due to fradulent submissions, the nominate your school voting has been reset to appropriate votes for all schools”

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