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Nice straw man, though.
It's Much Nicer(TM) to think of your stuff in terms of "this is a picture, that is a game, that is a cat video", and being completely oblivious of that all those magic little things generalize to 'a bunch of application-interpreted data with a name'. Encouraging whitespace in file^Wmagic thing names also hints into this direction.
Microsoft is probably well aware of the fact that showing extensions by default would help the luser spotting attempts of tricking them, but this is apparently not as important as providing a "magical" computing experience.
If I had up vote points, you would receive them.
Welcome to the 90s.
If there is a failure of the "command channel" in the table, everything I said is correct.
(not only because it's complete nonsense)
Please quit posting on
Besides, you ignore the entire rest of the response.. Pot, meet kettle.
The firmware is either stored on flash memory, or more recently, on the drive itself. Only a small bootloader is still in flash/rom of the controller
That sounds like a chicken-egg problem. If the drive can access the platters without firmware, what's the point of the firmware then? Or if the 'small bootloader' can actually access the platters, then what does it need to read the 'real thing' from the platters for?