I'm fascinated by bizarre bug stories.
This one (retold by my ex-Linden-Lab-colleague Mark Ferlatte) happened in the mid-2000s.
The chain of decisions that made this possible could make a book-sized history of computing.
But if you only take one lesson: please, validate your inputs.
@kaniini @yoz Deleting boot.ini is a good one as well https://www.eveonline.com/article/about-the-boot.ini-issue/
inb4 500 mile email
(but yes, excellent anecdote as well ;) just making jokes)
@yoz that's incredible ❤ also, good thing I didn't have a printer at the time.
@yoz I did that to myself once when I was young and an idiot.
Windows Explorer opens zip files when I paste their path into the Run dialog. So that must mean if I exec() them in a PHP script it'll start a download, right?
@flussence OW OW OW OW
@yoz Holy shit.
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