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The second password shouldn't brick the phone, it should take you to a second version of your phone's file system, which contains only the "happy birds" game, a collection of bad but sincere teenage poetry, and a spreadsheet listing the names of each member of Canada's federal government cabinet alongside a 6 figure dollar number.
... just like every assassin's phone.
yet Border Services thinks they need to inspect the data on everyone's phones?
No, not everyone's phones, just phones of people they suspect of something. It's the same deal with inspecting the contents of suitcases. They don't inspect everyone's suitcases, just some of them.
They must suspect everyone, because every suitcase gets X-Rayed.
... (ala Starship Troopers *spit*
Are you a Corner Gas fan, by any chance.
I really enjoyed Predestination.
You were meant to.
Instead of insisting that modern OS design carry forward an old and archaic standard set of digits describing the type of file, show users visual information about the file type/associations in way that is meaningful to them.
That's an issue of he UI, not how the attribute is atached to the file. Processors still prefer 'digits' to dancing icons. Its up to the O/S to map one to the other consistently and in a manner the user will still understand.
Impossible. The "extension" isn't a separate field. The file name field was repurposed into a combined file name/file type field. As long as users have access to the whole field, there will be problems.
Extensions should be eliminated, and a separate file type field, uneditable by the user except by special program (like the date fields, ownership/permission flags, and backup status indicator) should be created.