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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2016, 02:49:38 pm »
rm is no more dangerous than say a paperclip .. stick a paperclip in your PC in the wrong place and you'll loose everything .. (as usual) it's us humans and our uncanny ability to stick our "rm paperclips" in the wrong place that pose the greatest risk ;)
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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2016, 03:28:36 pm »
Heh !  I suppose 'rm' isn't any more dangerous than 'dd', but still...   :D

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2016, 03:44:07 pm »
rm is no more dangerous than say a paperclip .. stick a paperclip in your PC in the wrong place and you'll loose everything ...

Yep ! True story ...

I saw a guy fry his new PC by accidentally dropping a single screw into it.

My techno nerd friend had just finished installing all new hardware into the case, and was testing it.  It was working great, so he decided to install one last PCI card slot cover while the machine was running.  The hold-down screw slipped off the screwdriver and landed in the middle of the mobo.  We heard a little electrical click, and that was it.  He was into it for a new mobo.

I imagine a paperclip would have been even better.  ;D

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2016, 04:05:22 pm »
Him, sounds like a Good Idea, Bad Idea scenario to me.  (people who know/remember a '90s cartoon called "Animaniacs" know what I mean)

Good Idea: Holding your files together with a paperclip.
Bad Idea: Holding your computer files together with a paperclip.

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2016, 04:37:21 pm »
Good Idea: Holding your files together with a paperclip.
Bad Idea: Holding your computer files together with a paperclip.

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Re: Man accidentally 'deletes entire company' with one line of code
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2016, 06:41:54 pm »
Okay I'm guessing that "dd" remark was aimed at my previously published misfortune with dd ?
(at least it was my own machine)

If so .. that was vicious  :P

It's not rm or dd that are dangerous they do nothing on their own, it's us humans .. it's always a case of PEBKAC
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