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Two Bits

The Technique featured an anonymous humor column called "Two Bits," which is authored by the mysterious Two Bits Man, a sarcastic, everyday virtuoso who concerns himself with Tech- and university-specific subjects.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> His articles range from relentless sickly sniffles to school-wide subjects of controversy or interest. Popular targets for his scorn include Georgia Tech's Parking department and School of Physics, whereas he consistently praises the President Emeritus G. Wayne Clough, who he refers to as "Funk Masta G. Wayne".<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Two Bits column had been discontinued in 2010, but was brought back in 2012.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Sliver Box

One of the Technique‍ '​s most popular features is the Sliver Box, an analogue of the Vent feature of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which allows readers to submit any comment they wish.<ref name="sliver">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Comments are submitted on the Technique‍ '​s website and as many Slivers that will fit appear in the week's paper, usually in order of submission. Slivers are subject to minimal censorship,<ref name="sliver"/> with only full names of non-public figures, personal information and strong profanities typically removed or altered. Other entries are occasionally removed or truncated, usually in cases of spamming of the Sliver submission system. According to the paper, the Box is used to fill empty room left between advertisements<ref name="sliver"/> in order to maintain a modular layout style. It is not uncommon for students to have conversations using the Sliver Box. Slivers were originally comments made by editorial board members during deadline night and were placed in narrow boxes ("Slivers") at the bottom of each page.<ref name="sliver"/> Comments made on deadline night and opinions of editorial board members still occasionally find their way into the Sliver Box.

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