wikipedia article [completely OT]

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Tue Jun 13 14:46:12 UTC 2006

Marcus Watts wrote:

>  Masscomp sold a machine
>like this once.
Masscomp did a lot of things.  They produced a machine which required an 
engineer to come out twice a month to shift everything around on the 
backplane until it worked again; they instituted such user friendly 
features as a restore command which couldn't restore directories with 
"too many" entries; and in the interests of their users made the root 
directory world writeable so that "rm /*" by a prankish luser would 
actually work (luckily they didn't think of rm -r).  I once filed 
something like 30 bug and security reports in one day.  I heard nothing 
until Masscomp were taken over several years later, at which point is 
was my pleasure to inform the caller that the machine was in the skip.  
Happy days :-)


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