Real Men don't take backups

They figure out how the filesystem works, and start hacking. Heh.

Actually, I did the same thing once myself. The difference between Carlo and myself was that in my case, only a few files that were not in backup had been deleted, rather than 3G worth of data; hence, using a hex editor, a cursory glance at the Linux source code, and a few hours to kill was all that was needed to recover.


(With apologies to Linus, and any Real Women reading this)