Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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RE: To Daan
by thanOS on Mon 12th Jul 2004 21:05 UTC

The trick (firmware on the disk) is old...It was used on some large hard disks in the DOS era to access them and format them properly but the bottom line is that if it is in software, there will definetly be someone who will manage to use the feature against the machine...

There can certainly be a hardware workaround to this firmware solution but at the end of the day the problem is
not THAT big.....

Modern bootloaders are really easy to set up and work with...