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Project Athena…Unveiled? PLUS: Jester-CUSJ Throwdown

Remember Project Athena, the promised Columbia wiki that was supposed to revolutionize campus life? Right, “barely” was our response, too. That is, until a mysterious i-banker IMed Bwog with the tantalizing info: Project Athena was online, and hosted off campus. We were quickly directed to wikicu.com, the slightly less sonorous realization of the project. While most of the site appears to remain in development, much already seems handy, including endless important links, an events calendar to rival ours (well, in all but wit, of course), and…by Zeus! That’s where all the lavish photos from the old housing website went! Other miscellany includes a swim test schedule and a guide to Spanish verbs.

What to expect? Where is this going? This Spec column from back in September makes one notable suggestion: documenting the horrors that await unsuspecting future residents of Wien.

Meanwhile, over on real-world Wikipedia…

Someone’s been messing with Jester‘s entry. This morning, it read:

“The magazine is known on campus for its completely inept coverage of the scientific community and generally poor quality paper stock.”

As of this evening, it reads:

“The magazine is known on campus for its lackluster understanding of particle physics, frequent misrepresentations of string theory, and fervent hatred toward America.”

One tipster blames the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal. Let the wiki-war begin.

-CJS

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  • Chas Carey says:

    @Chas Carey “The magazine is known on campus for its lackluster understanding of particle physics, frequent misrepresentations of string theory, and fervent hatred toward America.”

    I mean, that’s certainly why I read the Jester. Who wants a lusterful understanding of particle physics? Then you’d have lust in your partacular heart, just like Jimmy Carter, and that would be bad because he hates Israel and farms peanuts and stuff.

    Friends don’t let friends be Jimmy Carter.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Jimmy Carter is a great man.

  • Uhh says:

    @Uhh What?

  • j.f. says:

    @j.f. is the “mysterious i-banker” tao tan?

    1. No.. says:

      @No.. It was Felipe Tarud

    2. nope says:

      @nope there are plenty of other i-banker tools at columbia. and come to think of it, tao isn’t an i-banker.

  • Bwog says:

    @Bwog Get an update. The jester wiki entry now reads:

    The magazine is known on campus for its brilliant understanding of particle physics, frequentlly correct representations of string theory, and fervent defense of America against Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal.

  • Apparently says:

    @Apparently Sam West requires constant medical supervision because CUSJ poisons him in an effort to undermine American values.

  • Also says:

    @Also it seems that jester is also a designated terrorist organization:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Designated_terrorist_organizations

  • fuckit says:

    @fuckit Just what I needed, a CC study guide:
    http://www.wikicu.com/index.php?title=CC_second_semester

  • ADAM GOLDBERG says:

    @ADAM GOLDBERG I bet it was him!

    1. Yeah says:

      @Yeah (wiki)CU.com

      CU.com

      CuCom

      Of, course! CuCommunity!

  • well says:

    @well if you use this to study… then you are in trouble.

    http://www.wikicu.com/index.php?title=CC_Kant#Part_2

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous that reads like it was transcribed from somebody’s crappy CC notes.

  • true says:

    @true that part is crappy. maybe the student fell asleep in class or something.

  • ... says:

    @... CUSJ tacitly endorses post-natal abortions.

  • hey says:

    @hey guess what! it’s a wiki! it’s editable! so instead of complaining, get to work, kant scholars.

  • haha no says:

    @haha no Goldberg’s never actually managed to follow through on any of his wily schemes, sadly.

    From WhoIs:

    Domain Name: wikicu.com

    Registrant Contact:
    wikicu.com Private Registrant wikicu.com@proxy.dreamhost.com
    DreamHost Web Hosting
    417 Associated Rd #324
    Brea, CA 92821
    US
    +1.2139471032

  • CUSJ says:

    @CUSJ It really doesn’t matter because CUSJ looks like shit and they don’t even understand particle physics. The Jester at least intends to be funny.

  • CUSJ says:

    @CUSJ Man, fucking Jester bastards.

  • CUSJ says:

    @CUSJ No more playing around with these Jester kids. We gotta go balls-out.

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