Subject: Re: CF cards apparently not dead yet
On Fri, 01 Dec 2017 17:58:18 -0500, Tony Cooper<email@example.com> wrote:
>On Fri, 01 Dec 2017 16:59:45 -0500, nospam<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>In article<email@example.com>, Tony Cooper
>>> >> Anyone who writes, as you did, "move is another, although move means
>>> >> deleting the originals" should never accuse anyone else of being over
>>> >> their head in a topic.
>>> >that's *exactly* what move means.
>>> If you had ever demonstrated a sense of humor here before, I would
>>> think you are joking. But, you're not.
>>> Moving a file does not delete anything. It merely relocates the file.
>>move a file from volume to another volume and the file will be copied,
>>then the original deleted,
>Nonsense. The original is moved. Nothing is deleted.
'Moving' is a physical action. Something is physically moved. You can
physically move a brick. You can physically move a car. But computer
data is not physical. It is represented by a pattern of bits, the
exact nature f which depends on the medium on which the data is
stored. You cannot physically move data from (say) RAM to a hard disk.
The data on the hard disk is represented by a pattern of electrical
charges. The data on the HDD is represented by microscopic magnetic
>>resulting in one instance of the file.
>Of course. The one instance is the original in the new location.
>Remember the example of the apple being moved from one hand to the
>other. It's still the original apple.
But that entails a physical movement. It's generally impossible to
move data inside a computer in the same way.
>You are confusing the "original location" with the "original file".
>The moved file is the same as it was in the prior location. It
>remains the original.