I like this one most, just because it makes clear he dumps all that backup to /dev/null (if you don't know: that's worse than trash: it's simply off the system forever), plus it leads over to the important rm -r * thing ... just give it a try on your DOS-prompt. Be sure you're at c:\ doing that. Just try it! I'll work, specially if you do that with Administrator privileges
Meantime backups have finished in record time, 2.03 seconds. Modern technology is wonderful, isn't it?
Another user rings.
"I need more space" he says
"Well, why not move to Texas?" I ask
"No, on my account, stupid."
"I'm terribly sorry" I say, in a polite manner equal to that of Jimmy Stewart in a Weekend Family Matine Feature "I didn't quite catch that. What was it that you said?"
I smell the fear coming down the line at me, but it's too late, he's a goner and he knows it.
"Um, I said what I wanted was more space on my account, *please*"
"Sure, hang on"
I hear him gasp his relief even though he'd covered the mouthpeice.
"There, you've got *plenty* of space now!"
"How much have I got?" he simps
Now this *REALLY* *PISSES* *ME* *OFF*! Not only do they want me to give them extra space, they want to check it, then correct me if I don't give them enough! They should be happy with what I give them *and that's it*!
Back into Jimmy Stewart mode.
"Well, let's see, you have 4 Meg available"
"Wow! Eight Meg in total, thanks!" he says, pleased with his bargaining power
"No" I interrupt, savouring this like a fine red at room temperature, with steak, extra rare, to follow; "4 Meg in total.."
"Huh? I'd used 4 Meg already, How could I have 4 Meg Available?"
I say nothing. It'll come to him.
I kill me; I really do!
IMHO every sysop will get what it's all about
BTW: a powerfull fdisk is far more effective than a simple rm -r * ... a simple format c:\ is just in between
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admin, 12:31 UTC, Fri 08 of Nov, 2019: Looks like Google AdSense started serving auto-placed ads here - interesting
admin, 01:48 UTC, Tue 11 of Sep, 2018: Some testing going on, so expect some funny results.
admin, 22:55 UTC, Tue 28 of Nov, 2017: Added the complete last ODP/DMOZ Dump for MySQL right now to download
admin, 21:57 UTC, Mon 19 of Jun, 2017: So, DMOZ seems off - latest dump here !
admin, 18:53 UTC, Tue 31 of May, 2016: I really wonder about the traffic since moved to a providers dedicated root server.