I wonder if masking tape would destroy it? Putting it in the same bag as
scrapings from the litter box would also act as a deterrent to anyone trying to
Miriam Meislik wrote:
> I have a paper shredder with a disk slot. All it does is make an all
> over patterned imprint across the disk. It is totally unreadable. The
> shredder was about $50 or so at the office supply store.
> Mike Richter wrote:
>> Trey Bunn wrote:
>>> This may be an odd question considering that it's pretty much the
>>> opposite of what most of us normally do, but I was wondering if anyone
>>> had any tips on how to destroy a CD-R.
>>> Any thoughts? And no, before anyone thinks I have a CD full of super
>>> secret scary government files or something, don't worry.
>> Scribe radially through the acrylic lacquer on top of the disc. One or
>> two slashes that disturb the metallic layer will be quite enough.
>> Forensic experts might be able to piece the fragments of sectors
>> together again, but ordinary tools will not suffice. The directory
>> (innermost written area) will not make sense to any standard player so
>> even the filenames will be lost.
>> Breaking the disc is both difficult and dangerous. Microwaving is
>> spectacular but slow and potentially harmful both in its effect and to
>> the maser. I'm told that there are heavy-duty paper shredders which
>> can handle CDs, but an Xacto knife used as above suffices for me.
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