We had a lot of fun with Engineering Practical Jokes this year and now it's time to step into the Way Back Machine and send us your engineering pranks from college. We've created a new blog, Academic Antics, expressly for this purpose.
Did you prank the dorm bully or the self-centered jock? Did you woo a young lovely with your cleverness? Did you really assemble a Volkswagen in the dean's office and leave it running???
Let us know. Email us your Academic Antics and we'll post them. As with Practical Jokes, we'll gather them for a few months, put them to a vote and give away a prize or two.
I wonder just how clever today's fresh-outs or college students are compared with older generations...
Let us know!
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.