Friday, February 4, 2005

Remix Titles

Had you realized before that eletronic music DJ's are, in their heart, students of the pure sciences? You can tell by looking at the names of various remixes---to generate a remix name, take an ornate term from mathematics or physics or whatnot, and append the word "remix", and it sounds quite plausible. To wit,


* Math: "Silence (Hyperbolic Cardiod Remix)"
* Physics: "Fly Away (Quantum Entanglement Remix)"
* Chemistry: "Ecstasy (Transitive Phasechange Remix)"

Monday, January 17, 2005

Beautiful Athena

Today marks the two year anniversary of the untimely deletion of my Athena account. *A lone tear traces its path down my cheek.* I'd felt that for many students, their Athena account was the priviledge the possession of which made them most feel a connection to MIT, and only after it was gone did they feel as though their college identity was truly in the past. For that, I think that the MIT administration would be smart to allow graduates to keep their accounts, perhaps with a reduced quota and constricted file-system rights, indefinitely. What would it cost to host a few more non-critical servers, ones that do not need guaranteed uptime or instant service? And how much more donation money would the school receive from a fleet of alums who feel a still vibrant link to their alma mater?