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From: email@example.com (Bob Wilson)
Subject: Re: Best way to desroy CD-R
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 02:48:30 -0000
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In article , firstname.lastname@example.org
>Bob Wilson wrote:
>> In article ,
>> email@example.com 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
>> 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.
Yes, that is exactly why I said they dissolve nicely in lacquer thinner
(i.e. toluene). Methylene chloride is also a nice solvent for PC. Less
aggressive solvents may not dissolve the material quickly, but they do make
a general mess of it. Another reason why el-cheapo mororcycle helmets that
are made of PC are not allowed to even be painted or come in contact with
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