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High Tech Building Hacked Into Playing Tetris


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This past weekend, students hacked a high tech building over at MIT and used it to play Tetris with the office lighting.

Remember those science-fiction movies in which a high tech building, fully automated and commanded by a computer, goes haywire and starts killing everybody inside?

While there are very slim chances somebody might fall prey to a computer error inside such a building, there is likely a possibility that, purposely commanded by a hacker, it might offer you a lot of jokes or unpleasant surprises.

In fact, the computer never goes crazy, or won’t go in the near future. What could actually happen is a programming error or a reasoning error occured when the design was developed, which could lead to some mishappenings.

We all know that the world could have ended twice by now, when Russian computers detected false nuclear missiles coming from the USA and vice versa. A "crazy" computer wasn't at fault in those particular cases, but more likely a developer / programmer who was probably not the sharpest tool in the shed.

This is not a new thing, but it’s a reminder of what might happen if somebody really wanted “something” to happen.


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Haha! Nice one! :lol: Totally new level of Tetris playing :D

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Too bad it's not portable. XDDD

Seriously now, great stuff. ^_^

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Why they did not play pr0n on it? :D

Awesome job, thank you. :lol:

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