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I think these are re-purposings of jokes about Unix, which is justly infamous for having lists of bugs that would've been easier to fix than to reproduce, for canonizing its bugs as standards of behavior to work around, and for having startlingly lazy components to begin with (especially the POSIX string-handling libraries -- strcmp() can be written in minutes).

See _The UNIX-HATERS Handbook_ for more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unix-Haters_Handbook

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