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Subject: Re: Best way to desroy CD-R
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Date: 11 Sep 2002 08:45:42 -0600
In article , GregS wrote:
>In article , Ian Stirling wrote:
>>Bob Wilson wrote:
>>> In article ,
>>> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>>>>>The renowned Frank wrote:
>>>>>> Hello All
>>>>>> What would be the best way to destroy CD-R's
>>>>>> to render the data absolutly unreadable?
>>>>A blowtorch does a good job on Cr?me Br?l?e.
>>>>John W Hall
>>>>Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
>>>>"Helping People Prosper in the Information Age"
>>> Personally I still like dissolving them in an aggressive solvent like
>>> lacquer thinner. All the 1s and 0s float to the top, and you can dispose of
>>> them separately. :)
>>Polycarbonate (what CDs are made from) is very prone to solvent attack.
>>IIRC acetone will instantly craze and make it fall apart rapidly.
>Anybody every try one in a microwave oven. I don't have one handy. Let
>me know of the results. It used to be fun inserting Ho Ho's before
>they went plastic wrappers.
Lots of sparkling and afterwards a horrible smell of burning plastic. Do it
too long without a disposable item between the microwave tray and CD and you
risk having the CD stuck to the tray.
Somehow microwaving CDs and playing explosions from a sound effects CD on the
stereo doesn't substitute for setting off fireworks on july 4th.
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