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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open source Linux operating system, dives into the shark tank at the New England Aquarium on Wednesday night. Torvalds was given a choice between giving a keynote presentation at the Linux Plumbers conference and being fed to the sharks, and he chose to jump in. (See page 13.)

Hackers invaded the Hyatt hotel on west campus this week for part of the Linux Plumbers Conference, an annual gathering of Linux kernel and infrastructure developers. Linus Torvalds, the creator of the open-source Linux operating system, is in town for the conference, which has been held in Portland, Oregon for the past two years. This year, the conference is at the Hyatt the west end of campus after several MIT alumni on the planning committee pushed for the conference to be held in Cambridge.

Undergraduate Association Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates Allan E. Miramonti ’13 and Alec C. Lai ’13 are seen in this screen capture from the UA Presidential Debate, held Sunday evening on the first floor of the Stratton Student Center. Miramonti and Lai are the only ticket running in the election.

The Media Lab extension construction site is seen on Thursday afternoon from the intersection of Ames Street and Amherst Street.

The gas main which feeds NW30 was broken at 2:30 p.m. yesterday by employees of Bond Brothers working on the NW35 project. As a precaution, buildings NW21 and NW30 were evacuated by the Cambridge Fire Department. The workers were installing a storm drain when they broke the main.

Twenty-one people participated in an attempt to break the “mattress dominoes” world record. The attempt on Tuesday in Lobby 7 and the Infinite Corridor was organized by Admissions blogger Michael J. Snively ’11. Unfortunately, they didn’t beat the Guinness World Record of 80 mattresses.

Darth Maul from Star Wars shows up at the convention to promote The Old Republic, an upcoming MMO.

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