Nick Hilliard wrote:
> Sucker rod def. -- 3/4, 7/8 or 1in. hardened steel
> rod, male threaded on each end. Primary use in the
> oil industry in Western North Dakota and other
> locations to pump 'suck' oil from oil wells. Sec-
> ondary uses are for the construction of cattle feed
> lots and for dealing with the occasional recalci-
> trant or belligerent individual.
>> I mean, why?
probably for the same reason the hpux manual page has the line, "you
can't tune a fish." and a number of other unix man pages through
history have had varius levels of humor injected in them. namely the
documentation writing sucks, at least let the poor bastard doing it
inject some humor into the whole process.
by the way, the syslogd comment on ext2 filesystems is wrong. by
default the extra space on the fs is reserved for root, but it can be
set to any uid. so syslog could be run as root and still be constrained
from blasting the entire disk.
kevin at suberic.net "we were goin' for breakfast. in canada. we
fork()'ed on 37058400 made a deal: if she'd stop hookin', i'd stop
meatspace place: home shootin' people. maybe we were aiming high."
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