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"MSDOS didn't get as bad as it is overnight -- it took over ten years
of careful development."
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"Never make any mistaeks."
(Anonymous, in a mail discussion about to a kernel bug report.)
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> No manual is ever necessary.
May I politely interject here: BULLSHIT. That's the biggest Apple lie of all!
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of interfaces.)
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Not me, guy. I read the Bash man page each day like a Jehovah's Witness reads
the Bible. No wait, the Bash man page IS the bible. Excuse me...
(More on confusing aliases, taken from comp.os.linux.misc)
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"Note that if I can get you to "su and say" something just by asking,
you have a very serious security problem on your system and you should
look into it."
(By Paul Vixie, vixie-cron 3.0.1 installation notes)
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Now I know someone out there is going to claim, "Well then, UNIX is intuitive,
because you only need to learn 5000 commands, and then everything else follows
from that! Har har har!"
(Andy Bates in comp.os.linux.misc, on "intuitive interfaces", slightly
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Now, it we had this sort of thing:
yield -a for yield to all traffic
yield -t for yield to trucks
yield -f for yield to people walking (yield foot)
yield -d t* for yield on days starting with t
...you'd have a lot of dead people at intersections, and traffic jams you
(Discussion in comp.os.linux.misc on the intuitiveness of commands.)
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"Oh, I've seen copies [of Linux Journal] around the terminal room at The
(By Dennis Ritchie)
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"On a normal ascii line, the only safe condition to detect is a 'BREAK'
- everything else having been assigned functions by Gnu EMACS."
(By Tarl Neustaedter)
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"On the Internet, no one knows you're using Windows NT"
(Submitted by Ramiro Estrugo, firstname.lastname@example.org)