EXTRACT FROM "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Operating System" ============================================================== "This is your kernel speaking so suspend whatever you're doing and send "ACK". FIRSTLY: I see from our keyboard status register that we have a couple of glitch characters in the input buffer.... Hello! Hello, whatever you are! I just want to make it totally clear that you are NOT AT ALL WELCOME! I worked hard polling the status register for the likes of you, and I'm not about to turn my process table into a bus service for degenerate ASCII codes. I've sent out a SIGKILL, and when it finds you, I've ordered it to re-direct you into /dev/null!!! (If you're very lucky, I might show you some of my source code first!) SECONDLY: We are about to jump into transit mode for the journey to $000C0FD9, and upon arrival, the system will be in single-user mode for a 72ms wait-state, during which no one's to read or write; I REPEAT: ALL I/O IS SUSPENDED! ...... I've just had an TPC/IP timeout, so I don't see why anyone else should use IRC. ^D " ============================================================== An original joke by Murray Chapman and Ian Peake.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)