Grand designed his program so that if and when the glitch worked, his computer would call out: “Hack the planet!” — a nod to the 1995 film Hackers. When the time came to do the hack for real last May, Reich flew to Portland for two days. They spent the first day getting everything set up — they filmed the hack with a professional crew — and the next day, Grand launched his script.
Then they waited. And waited some more. Then they ate pizza and waited some more.
After nearly three and a half hours, the computer finally called out