War On Terror For Nerds

David Isenberg has a pretty funny post here regarding dealing with terrorists using the UNIX command line. I was a UNIX system administrator for years and grew up on this robust and scalable OS. Still I wasn’t positive what chown was. I was pretty sure it was change owner and turns out I was right. If you want to see the full set of commands from the Sun Ray Blog. Oh and by the way it includes translation into English.

 

$ cd Afghanistan
$ ls
bin Taliban
$ rm Taliban
rm: Taliban is a directory
$ cd Taliban
$ ls
soldiers
$ rm soldiers
$ cd ..
$ rmdir Taliban
rmdir: directory "Taliban": Directory not empty
$ cd Taliban
$ ls -a
. .. .insurgents
$ chown -R USA .*

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    August 26, 2005 at 12:41 pm

    War on Terror defeated by UNIX

    Rich Tehrani’s War on Terror by Nerds caught my eye where Rich referenced a blog post by Isen.blog which referenced Sun Ray Blog (the source of this War on Terror UNIX joke). You have to be a UNIX geek to…

  • Poetry
    May 25, 2007 at 7:55 am

    We may not solve warfare or famine in your time. But the cure of all disease may be within our grasp. Imagine the if the trillions spent on “Wars of Choice” or “Wars against a concept” was spent testing every natural and artifical substance known to man against every disease known to man. Imagine if we spent the remainder on determinine the molecular structure and sequencing the genes of every disease so that we could construct cures that while harmless and inert to ourselves, are deadly and irrestible to the viruses, anti-viruses, and bacterias that plague us. War is not the triumph of God. War is the failure of men. Though there are necessary wars such as World War II, most wars could be prevented. For instance, if we stopped buying oil from Saudi Arabia, the money that finances terrorism would dry up and the so called “War Against Terror” would be over. It is instructive to note that no major politician has as his chief goal, destroying terrorism in this way. Perhaps they don’t really want it to stop….And besides, every major politican is getting bought by foreign oil interests and domestic big oil. We could easily use things such as coal and nuclear energy to be free of those who fund terrorism. Unfortunately, the politicians have yet to find a way to get paid if we switch to domestic energy sources. Every pundit who says we can’t switch to domestic energy is also on they pay roll of big oil and foreign oil interests.

  • poetryman69
    March 2, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Stop funding the terrorists!
    No more Oil Wars!
    Energy Independence Now!
    Drill in Anwar.
    Build more nuclear power plants
    Use More coal.
    Use more natural gas
    Turn trash into energy
    Double the efficiency of windmills and solar cells.
    If France can do nuclear power so can we.
    If Brazil can do biomass/ethanol power so can we.
    If Australia can do LNG power so can we.
    Domestically produced energy will end the recession and spur the economy.
    Stop paying oil dollars to those who worship daily at the alter of our destruction.
    Preserve our Civil Rights and defend our Freedom by ending dependence on foreign oil.

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