For round-tripping binary data.
You have to trust what's inside the box.
Fortunately, there's a conversion for that.
Compatibility, of course, at least for some of them.
No special treatment, not even for the richest man in the world.
You can ask for the active processor count.
Just a few of the more common ones.
Digging inside, for debugging purposes.
You're trying to control I/O you didn't issue.
There's really only one possible status.