Reply to post: Re: Alexa replies : There are only evil patent lawyers

'Alexa, find me a good patent lawyer' – Amazon sued for allegedly lifting tech of home assistant

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Re: Alexa replies : There are only evil patent lawyers

"Reminds me of a recent graduates pull request at work, I had to block the code from being merged as it had a script with a sed call that altered itself, then recursively called itself again."

Or returning the address from a malloc to the count of memory addresses you want to allocate, which always being greater than 1, will recursively continue until you run out of memory you can allocate. Which, when run under your C Professor's superuser account, with no limits on memory allocation, is not good for everyone else using that system. Which was approximately 300 other students at the time.

Not that I know from personal experience or anything...

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