Indeed. Someone even made a really cheesy flash video as a parody.
It's actually pretty easy in linux. http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.qdisc.classless.html#AEN691 In fact, http://lartc.org/ has loads of good stuff.
dweezeldude writes "Oracle announced to day that they bought Sun"
Obligatory Wikipedia page explaining this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_broken_window
"Never write when you can call; never call when you can visit; never talk when you can whisper; and never whisper when you can wink." -- supposedly by Russell Long
Well... Their transport secretary gave some great quotes in about building a massive telephone/internet database:
- "If they are going to use the internet to communicate with each other and we don't have the power to deal with that, then you are giving a licence to terrorists to kill people."
- "The biggest civil liberty of all is not to be killed by a terrorist."