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>Can anybody please explain to me what a "cookie" refers to in the
>context of magnetic tape and/or disk manufacturing? I know that
>'cookie' and 'magic cookie' are used in Internet parlance to denote
>certain kinds of token files and return codes, but what I am looking
>for is a real tangible 'hardware' cookie, possibly the magnetic layer
>on a floppy disk, or magnetic tape at a certain stage during its