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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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  • Josh S

    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.

  • Josh S

    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.

  • Joe

    That’s awesome. I fucking love Mudders.

  • Joe

    That’s awesome. I fucking love Mudders.

  • kale

    props to mudd. well done.

  • kale

    props to mudd. well done.

  • http://legendaryduck.wordpress.com Andromeda

    I’m proud to be an alumna.

  • http://legendaryduck.wordpress.com Andromeda

    I’m proud to be an alumna.

  • Mudder

    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.

  • Mudder

    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.

  • hahahahahah

    awesome.

  • hahahahahah

    awesome.

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  • LOL

    nice! put these guys on our trade deficit numbers, maybe they can do something about them.

  • LOL

    nice! put these guys on our trade deficit numbers, maybe they can do something about them.

  • Paul

    I’ve never been prouder to be a Mudder.

  • Paul

    I’ve never been prouder to be a Mudder.

  • http://www.neelfirst.com Neel

    This should be titled Harvey Mudd – 1, Something Awful – 0 since that’s really who they fucked over.

    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3192214&perpage=40&pagenumber=29

  • http://www.neelfirst.com Neel

    This should be titled Harvey Mudd – 1, Something Awful – 0 since that’s really who they fucked over.

    http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3192214&perpage=40&pagenumber=29

  • http://www.neelfirst.com Neel

    Full disclosure to above: I am an HMC alumnus.

  • http://www.neelfirst.com Neel

    Full disclosure to above: I am an HMC alumnus.

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  • Wibstr

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

  • Wibstr

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

  • Another Mudder

    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.

  • Another Mudder

    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.

  • pomoner

    Looks pretty much the same as 4chan’s Time.com poll hack: http://musicmachinery.com/2009/04/27/moot-wins-time-inc-loses/

  • pomoner

    Looks pretty much the same as 4chan’s Time.com poll hack: http://musicmachinery.com/2009/04/27/moot-wins-time-inc-loses/

  • Yet Another Mudder

    @Another Mudder

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

  • Yet Another Mudder

    @Another Mudder

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

  • Mudd Alumn

    @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).

  • Mudd Alumn

    @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).

  • CMCer that would be proud to w

    soooo, are we going to get HMC thongs or what?

  • CMCer that would be proud to wear Mudd lingerie

    soooo, are we going to get HMC thongs or what?

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  • Jillian

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

  • Jillian

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

  • Mudder

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

  • Mudder

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

  • Mudder

    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.

  • Mudder

    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.

  • mudder

    ah, the VS site misspelled fraudulent…

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

  • mudder

    ah, the VS site misspelled fraudulent…

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