OT: It's arrived!

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Nov 7 11:15:23 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 11:38:49PM +0000, Bob Walker wrote:
> indeed. for instance it is always instructive at one point in your career
> to actually see what happens when you do "rm -rf /". (As a sysadmin it
> took an awful lot of willpower to actually type that anywhere near a
> terminal) Of course before doing this you really have to be sure you can
> recover from it or dont actually care.

And that the system you don't care about wiping hasn't mounted anything
exciting over NFS :)

A few spectacular cockups on small boring systems are a good way to fortify
the spirit and be learn to be careful when dealing with something

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