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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2016, 03:12:49 pm »
There are some good one one-liners, and tips, in this one!  ;)

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2016, 05:28:57 pm »
That man who ‘deleted his entire company’ with a line of code?

It was a hoax...  ::)
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2016, 05:32:41 pm »
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Stack Overflow, which runs the forum, said Friday it had been a hoax. It pointed to an Italian news report that describes it as a marketing effort to promote Marsala's company.

Erm as a marketing ploy I'd expect it backfired .. would you trust the guy now, or would you suspect he's now trying to cover it up ?
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2016, 06:52:33 pm »
I had a similar situation some time ago, I had a drive on my NAS full of family video & photos (you know the irreplaceable stuff) and I had rsync sync ...

this is why i've never installed rsync... it reads and feels cumbersome...
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2016, 06:56:56 pm »
You kidding me ? .. used properly rsync is one of the most useful utilities on the planet  :o
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2016, 07:10:44 pm »
You kidding me ? .. used properly rsync is one of the most useful utilities on the planet  :o

In the past, I used rsync and powershell  to backup my winders workstation.  Worked a treat !

Unbelievably fast combo !  It was like being on a Linux box.  :)

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2016, 11:07:49 pm »
Wait, what?  This tool thinks a post that makes him look like an incompetent moron will promote his company?  So,  even if people didn't figure out it was a hoax, exactly who did he think was going to trust him to host their site?

"Oh sure, let's go with the servers run by the idiot who wiped out his customers' sites a while back.  What's the worst that can happen?"

Yeah, good marketing strategy.  ::)

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2016, 06:08:25 am »
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Stack Overflow, which runs the forum, said Friday it had been a hoax. It pointed to an Italian news report that describes it as a marketing effort to promote Marsala's company.

"It was just a joke," Marsala told the paper.

The most surprising thing might be that so many people believed him, including those on a forum for technology experts . -- The highlight is mine.
 

Although I don't consider myself a "technology expert", notice the spin on this story on how those of us who suspended our disbelief are now seen as the fools here.  None of us can participate in some form of a civilized society without engaging in reasonable trust.  Marsala has destroyed that trust.

Good investigative reporting, GNULINUX!  ;)

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2016, 06:42:20 am »
If someone comes on a help forum and asks for help, how is it suddenly their fault for believing the poster .. why shouldn't they believe him, he went to great (and realistic) lengths to explain how the command could have erased the backups too

All he's likely to have done is make genuine helpers now question the motives of people with real problems .. idiot ::)
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2016, 09:08:36 am »
That's a good point. 

To assume somebody may be telling you truth doesn't you an idiot.  Let's take this forum of some fellow posting as an example.  I have to assume that when this fellow posts, he does so because he has a specific need, interest, concern, or the like, that he would like to share or have addressed here in the forum.  My first assumption can't be, "Look!  Some fellow has posted so he is therefore lying to me!!"  Also, I have to assume that when somebody responds to the guy who has just posted, that the responder has the best of intentions in mind --to be helpful, share insights, or be supportive in one way or another.  Without these assumptions, which are based on trust, our entire forum would disintegrate into complete mayhem.

This said, every now and then a yo-yo does appear in our forum in order to create some mischief.  In the several years I've been here, I've only seen this happen a couple of times.  Fortunately these people usually leave of their own accord over time.


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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2016, 11:33:21 am »
EDIT: Trouble posting...

Going to open a topic about it!  :)
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2016, 12:41:16 pm »
Good investigative reporting, GNULINUX!  ;)

There's more...  :o

From his own Instagram (marcomarsala) jan 3, 2016:
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And recently (apr 16, 2016) after the stunt:
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I'm speechless...
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2016, 01:05:56 pm »
I always use the 'Judge Judy Theory' ...

In a court of law, if they catch you lying on the stand, they remove you, strike your testimony and instruct the jury to disregard anything you said.

In Judge Judy's court, if she catches you lying, she doesn't remove you, but from that point on, anything you say is suspect and assumed to be a lie.

Lie to me once, fine.  After that, I won't believe a thing you say without proof.

The 'truth' of the matter here isn't in what this liar said or did, but to be aware that the 'rm' command IS dangerous.

Be careful out there ...
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2016, 01:20:50 pm »
The man is a world class twit.  Any credibility he had was flushed down the toilet with this pointless hoax.  I just don't understand the reasoning behind it all  :-\.
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2016, 01:36:05 pm »
It can and does happen ...

Now, do we believe this one ?  Once burned, twice aware   ;D


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