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Old 04-14-2016, 03:18 PM   #1
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Man accidentally deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code


Yes, it's just summarizing a ServerFault thread, but the fact that it made The Independent isn't meaningingless:

Man accidentally deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code

I'm sure everyone here can guess what that "one line of bad code" was?
 
Old 04-17-2016, 12:41 AM   #2
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And yah, it turned out to be a hoax the next day.
 
Old 04-17-2016, 03:35 AM   #3
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Which makes you wonder the level of investigation (if any) the "quality" press takes when it comes to IT matters.

I notice the item is still prominently displayed on the "tech" page

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Old 04-17-2016, 08:08 AM   #4
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:24 PM   #5
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Which makes you wonder the level of investigation (if any) the "quality" press takes when it comes to anything
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Nope. The quoted article was taken from the Independent which is a newspaper. To the best of my knowledge it reports news quite well. Similarly old newspaper sections - business, finance, sport, arts, travel and probably plenty more. However with technical issues it is so easy to just take feeds from a number of providers and not review items before they go to press.
 
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http://www.snopes.com/man-deletes-company-code/
 
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If you want to do this please use rm -rf/* with root
 
  


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