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Comment Re:Good news for stockholders (Score 1) 633

Microsoft's stock jumps up 10%

Interesting. But, what do people expect? How the new one will be chosen? At the time, Gates didn't want to be eclipsed too easily, and his Jobs complex helping, he had someone not-that-charismatic-(...) taking over as CEO. Maybe this time MS will finally benefit from a competent leader? Someone from outside, obviously.

Comment Re:Despite all of the complaining about it... (Score 1) 627

Well, "rm -rf / test" or "rm -rf /$x" where $x is empty are certainly dangerous if run as "root", but at least you may get a system crash before "/home/me" is reached - thus reinstalling the system while preserving the home FS may give you all your valuable data back.

Run as "me", the same command will not crash the system, but will surely destroy all what's important for you (if you keep the command running, like in a script).

Sure, handling particular cases is not best practice, but "/" certainly deserves a special mention in "rm", since the fatal "rm -rf / test /$x" does happen, even from experienced SysAdmins. Basically if any of "rm" args is "/", the command should simply abort with a message.

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