[TUHS] hello, world

A. P. Garcia a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 07:28:31 AEST 2011

On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 08:10:04AM -0500, Norman Wilson wrote:
> > Rather a nice tribute to Dennis and C, published
> > in the New York Times Magazine:
> >
> >
> http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/22/magazine/the-lives-they-lived.html?ref=magazine#view=dennis_ritchie
> > Yes, a good reminder on the power that programming brings us. A question
> > though: what command would "bring the system down"?

anything that consumes too many resources, i suppose. the morris worm would
have several copies of itself running on the same machine running a
password cracker, using up all the cpu and bringing the system to its
knees. hog too much memory and you could run into thrashing. even more evil
things may include a fork bomb, perhaps? or emacs? ;-)
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