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A perfect intersection of geekdom

I saw this on a T-shirt over the weekend:

chown -R us ~your/Base


For the non-Unix-savvy, let me break that down:

chown: change ownership of a file
-R: change ownership recursively, go down the directory tree and change all files
us: the user ID which will become owner of the files
~: home directory of a user
your: a user ID; ~your is the home directory of the user "your"
/Base: the directory named Base, containing files the user associates with Bases

Therefore

chown -R us ~your/Base

means

All your Base are belong to us.

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ccdesan
Apr. 20th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I saw something similar years ago:


void consider (int lilies);
{
int solomon [glory];
int lilies [1...6],[1...100],[5];

lilies != toil, != spin;
}

(Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin, yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…)

But yours is geekier.



Edited at 2010-04-20 02:55 pm (UTC)
deckardcanine
Apr. 20th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Randall Munroe would approve.

Some months ago, I saw a set of graphs/charts/diagrams based on famous movie lines. More accessible than this joke, but less clever.
james_b
Apr. 20th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wonderful line with 2 levels of geekery.
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