[BALU] guiless server

Kris Kirby kris at catonic.us
Thu Apr 26 20:00:46 CDT 2007


On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 andrew at asi-web.com wrote:
> For some reason, this conversation reminded me of this little gem.  
> It's from techtales.com.  Interesting site.
> 
> > I recently saw a programmer type "win" at the "MS-DOS" (YES, HE 
> > CALLED THE CONSOLE "MS-DOS") of a Linux workstation to start "the 
> > graphics mode".
> >
> > When I told him that he should type 'startx' (this is the command on 
> > most distros), he started to blame me "I AM A PROGRAMMER, I KNOW 
> > WHAT I'M DOING".
> >
> > I wish that I had created a shell script named 'win' that actually 
> > does 'rm - rf /'...
> 
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Wow. I do believe I would go to jail for assault if a 'programmer' ever 
did that to me.

I think I'd shout "OUT WITH THE STUPID!!" whilst thrashing the person 
with a ClueMaglight(tm).

--
Kris Kirby <kris at catonic.us>
"The illegal we do immediately.  The unconstitutional takes
 a bit longer."                     -- Henry Kissinger



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