From an NPR interview with the program manager of the NASA project to build the robot that will be responsible for bringing the Hubble Space Telescope into the atmosphere, where it will burn up.
Q: “Will there be an executioner, someone who presses the button that kills the Hubble?”
A: “Well, at some point, there will be an individual on the space operations team that will be responsible for typing in the command that deorbits the telescope, yes.”
So, what will that command be called?
% rm -rf hubble
C> KillHubble /deorbit
Are you sure? Yes
Are you really sure? Yes
Are you really, REALLY sure? Yes
I don't believe you. Are you sure you won't reconsider? No
You're really not kidding, are you? Nope
Dang. Well, okay.
10 9 8 7 6
Um, this is your last chance. Are you --
Jeez, okay, okay... 5 4 3 2 1
Ummm... A)bort R)etry I)gnore ?
JUST DEORBIT THE STUPID THING ALREADY!
All right. *sigh*