Sharpe, Sam J wrote: > 2009/5/30 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>: >> Rick Stevens wrote: >>> I generally take the drives out to the desert and use /sbin/detonate. >>> As Jamie Hyneman once said on "Mythbusters"... >>> >>> When in doubt....C4! >>> >> Can I come with the next time you take one out? They will not let me >> play with C4 any more. :( > > I've never been "allowed" to play with explosives (I don't live in the > US). This has not stopped me building up a considerable corpus of > personal knowledge about them. C4 is not a particularly cheap or easy > thing to use - if you want to blow things up, take some lessons from > McVeigh or Kaczynski and use something more common and easy to obtain! > This should probably be taken to another list... But I can not resist one last comment - low explosives like McVeigh was reported to have used would probably send the drive flying, rather then destroying it directly. A shaped charge from C4 will tend to shatter the drive. You could also use thermite (sp) to melt the drive. Now, if I have a bunch of drives to erase, I would probably ask Steve to let me barrow the induction furnace. Between the magnetic field, and the fact that they would become a puddle, I don't think any data could be recovered. It would add a few impurities to the mix, so it probably would have to go in with a load of scrap. Mike -- Washington DC’s low murder rate of 69 per 100,000 is due to strict gun control. Indianapolis’ high murder rate of 9 per 100,000 is due to the lack of gun control.
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