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By: Eric Schulman

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 03:01:24 +0000

One of the things YOU should love about UNIX is running as root like a real man. Sudo is for children and ubuntu.

By: Dan W.

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 18:10:55 +0000

It's sad that the insults are compiled in via header files so to get them on OS X you'd need to recompile. You can see the insults in the Darwin source [0] but I'm guessing Apple decided to disable them. Maybe it's time for a radar on the matter. [0] at any file that matches ins_*.h

By: Chris Hubbard

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:51:06 +0000

As for the lack of humor, I really miss Clarus. Moof!

By: Jim Mock

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:54:44 +0000

If you need prolonged admin access, you can do 'sudo -s', which will dump you into a root shell without worrying about timeouts.

By: leeg

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:42:15 +0000

I remember an argument on the FreeBSD development list between Apple's head of BSD engineering (Jordan K. Hubbard) and, well, the rest of the whole known universe, over whether Apple would consider it appropriate to accept upstream source for Darwin that used the EDOOFUS error code. EDOOFUS was used to indicate programmer error in calling an API that was detected at runtime.

By: just jon

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:09:16 +0000

It is, of course useful for making a sandwich. jon

By: hawkman

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 14:56:08 +0000

The Mac used to have much more of this itself. … I still miss the corny humor sometimes.
Me too! Then again, we do still have gems like the BSOD generic PC icon. Which, as I recall, didn't go down so well with the comedically challenged; so maybe it's a good thing there isn't a lot more of this sort of thing?