215: Letting Go

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Letting Go
At least I never gave her the root password.
Title text: At least I never gave her the root password.

Explanation

This comic references the Unix command userdel, which means deleting a user's account, in connection with breaking up with a loved one. The user in the picture, separated with a woman called Megan, deletes her account at his computer as the indication that the relationship is finally broken.

The alt text continues the theme of Unix terminology in relationships, as the root password means complete access to the system.

Transcript

[A picture of Cueball and Megan in a heart is being held by someone, it has been ripped down the middle, separating the two people]
[Cueball sits at computer, looking at the picture]
[It is night, Cueball still sits at computer with the picture in front of him and his head drooped]
[It is day again, Cueball types on computer]
Text from computer: root@homebox:~# userdel megan
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