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    the dumb game!

    SO what you do is find the most dumb thing you have done to your comp or Ubuntu
    also submit pics so i can believe you

    i will be waiting!
    Read this the video at the end inspired me to switch to Ubuntu.
    if someone tells you to sudo rm -rf anything don't do it.
    let the geek be with you

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    Re: the dumb game!

    I followed a guide to format my USB flash drive, and it said to format /dev/sda. The guide was written before SATA hard drives came around, and since my hard drive is SATA it shows up as /dev/sda and the USB flash drive is /dev/sdb, and my hard drive got formatted instead! :O

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    Re: the dumb game!

    I was run a command to delete a bunch of files and directories recursively through the command line, but accidently put a space in the path, and deleted the entire home directory. I didn't lose anything because I don't put anything in my home, but I couldn't use any applications. Restarting worked, and all the default settings were there, and I just tweaked my settings to get back to normal.

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    Re: the dumb game!

    I make my computer play starcraft tank sounds on lid open/close.
    I even had it play "Yes, sir!" after each entered command in the console, but removed it because it's a bit too much.

    Other stupid thing I did recently is try out forkbombs.
    Also created a simple program filling up the RAM. Effects tested on Windows and Ubuntu. (results: faster crash/recovery in Ubuntu; Mouse remains movable when RAM is filled in Windows)
    Last edited by KIAaze; November 25th, 2007 at 09:11 AM. Reason: edited just to be safe and not tell other evil-minded idiots about dangerous stuff ;)

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    Re: the dumb game!

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
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    Please edit your post, I don't want to see you getting in trouble: http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?f=298

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    Re: the dumb game!

    Why? I clearly state the effect of the command.
    This is a thread about dumb things to do to a PC. If the moderators want to edit it, that's ok with me, but I don't see how it's unappropriate or malicious here.

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    Re: the dumb game!

    <snip />
    Last edited by LaRoza; November 25th, 2007 at 09:18 AM.

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    Re: the dumb game!

    Maybe you're right. I would hate getting banned because of this.
    Better now?

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    Re: the dumb game!

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
    I make my computer play starcraft tank sounds on lid open/close.
    I even had it play "Yes, sir!" after each entered command in the console, but removed it because it's a bit too much.
    how did you do the lid part? very cool

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    Re: the dumb game!

    Quote Originally Posted by KIAaze View Post
    Maybe you're right. I would hate getting banned because of this.
    Better now?
    Better :-). I doubt you'd have gotten banned, and think the announcement is too strict. After all, the command involving rm is in many sigs now.

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