|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Favorite way to ban an IP from your webserver?
|On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 10:14:57PM -0500, Ben Eisenbraun wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 09:24:09PM -0500, Ruben Safir wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 09:24:29PM -0500, Jon Hermansen wrote:
> > > # rm -rf /
> > That may not be funny.
> Oh, it's definitely funny.
Even if I found the destruction that someone can cause with this command could be
offset by some degree of humor, it is still not funny. It is old hat and very
> This is the you-must-be-smarter-than-this-
> chair-to-use-a-UNIX-machine test.
That's generally a bad test, and not a sound philosophy. If you want an OS used only
be a few highly trained (not necessarily educated) monkeys, then this is the write philosophy.
If you want an OS that the general public can embrace and people can grow with, then you need
to rethink this.
> It also contains a few valuable life lessons:
> - don't do stuff just because some random stranger tells you to.
Trust is the foundation of not only Free Software, but human existence.
A large some of the difference between human intelligence and chimps is
the high degree of trust and cooperation we are capable of. Nothing
can happen without trust.
> - backup your data. (and test the backups!)
Teach him how to use tar or dump then.
> do i contradict myself?
> very well then, i contradict myself,
> (i am large, i contain multitudes.)
http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
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"Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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