OSes Man deletes his company with rm -rf

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This reminds me of an old friend that took things very literal. One late night trying to help this guy with Gentoo Linux, it was one problem after another. I sighed and without thinking about the way he is I said "At this point I think the only thing that's going to "fix" your problem is typing "rm -rf /". And guess what? Without questioning me, he did EXACTLY that!
 

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well I did feel bad for him..

I remember when I was a teenager I wrote a long program and as I left the room I just switched the power off at the wall as an automatic movement, before I saved it on an old tape.
 

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Yes, it was intended to be "guerilla marketing" for his hosting company and his book in which he talks about potentially dangerous errors.