• Find out how Futurama is helping the presidential election process

    Brace yourselves, folks: it’s an election year. So we’ll soon be hearing a lot about voter fraud and Diebold machine malfunctions. Hooray. Some, however, are taking some precautions against vote hacking. In a brilliant bit of crowd-sourcing, teams from all over the globe were encouraged to hack into an electronic voting system to expose the least secure areas of the system, Fox News reported. “It was too good an opportunity to pass up,” University of Michigan’s Professor Alex Halderman told the UK’s Register. “How often do you get the chance to hack a government network without the possibility of going to jail?”

    And of course it didn’t take long for a team in Michigan to breach the system and install our favorite brash robot – Futurama’s Bender – as Washington D.C. school board president. Because, obviously, who’s better suited to run a school than a fictitious, alcoholic robot?

    You can check out the Fox News report here.

    [via mediaite]

    Image by Matt Groening. Futurama TM, copyright 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved

    Carrie Andersen

    In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at carrieandersen.com.

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