throw away CD



tam
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
hello

I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
flat no concrete available !
i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?


thank you in advance
tam

R. McCarty
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
Take a pair of scissors and or wire snips. Simply cut into the outer
edge perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep. Making scratches across the
surface can sometimes be repaired, so that's not always a viable
solution. Also, some new Shredders will take CD Disks. Take them
to a neighborhood Office Supply store and ask the clerks to show
you one of those shredders and test them with your disks. Best to
remove or obscure any labeling that might give away the contents.

"tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> hello
>
> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> flat no concrete available !
> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>
>
> thank you in advance
> tam
>

ByTor
07-10-2005, 12:46 AM
In article <1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
tamelan@nomade.fr, tam says...

> hello
>
> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> flat no concrete available !
> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>
>
> thank you in advance
> tam
>
>

Microwave them, makes for a great light show......... ;0)

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Also, 5 seconds is more than enough.

ByTor wrote:

> In article <1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> tamelan@nomade.fr, tam says...
>
>
>>hello
>>
>>I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>flat no concrete available !
>>i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>
>>
>>thank you in advance
>>tam
>>
>>
>
>
> Microwave them, makes for a great light show......... ;0)
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
ByTor wrote:

> In article <1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> tamelan@nomade.fr, tam says...
>
>
>>hello
>>
>>I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>flat no concrete available !
>>i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>
>>
>>thank you in advance
>>tam
>>
>>
>
>
> Microwave them, makes for a great light show......... ;0)
>

Just don't do it for more than a few seconds per CD, they can ignite.

Steve

Jack
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
The fastest way is to put the CD's in a Microwave oven for 10 seconds (about
4 at a time). Works well, and they are definitly unreadable after 10 or 15
seconds......


"tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> hello
>
> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> flat no concrete available !
> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>
>
> thank you in advance
> tam
>

Don Schmidt
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Sounds like a good way to make it necessary to buy a new microwave.

What's wrong with putting all the CDs in a pile, a bit of fuel oil and an
match?


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
news:aiDle.2318$8j6.752@fe78.usenetserver.com...
> In article <1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
> tamelan@nomade.fr, tam says...
>
>> hello
>>
>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>> flat no concrete available !
>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>
>>
>> thank you in advance
>> tam
>>
>>
>
> Microwave them, makes for a great light show......... ;0)
>

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Also, no not breathe the fumes created...the fumes are *EXTREMELY* toxic.


"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:eLJRgDtYFHA.580@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Also, 5 seconds is more than enough.
>
> ByTor wrote:
>
>> In article <1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
>> tamelan@nomade.fr, tam says...
>>
>>>hello
>>>
>>>I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>>What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>>possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>>flat no concrete available !
>>>i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>>
>>>
>>>thank you in advance
>>>tam
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> Microwave them, makes for a great light show......... ;0)
>>
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Don Schmidt wrote:

> Sounds like a good way to make it necessary to buy a new microwave.

Not if you only nuke `em for a few seconds, that's all it takes.

>
> What's wrong with putting all the CDs in a pile, a bit of fuel oil and an
> match?
>
>

Nothing at all except for toxic fumes. I'd use something with a lower
flash point than fuel oil, though, like gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid.

Steve

guestfromhell
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
or just snap them into pieces or snip them up with scissors or polish
them with a rotary wire brush...........use your imagination, there
must be a hundred ways to physically ruin a cd.


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M
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Just cut the CDs in half, put one half out with your rubbish and take the
other half to you local civic amenity site yourself.
"tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> hello
>
> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> flat no concrete available !
> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>
>
> thank you in advance
> tam
>

Jack
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
One more good suggestion:
Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard from
again !

"tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> hello
>
> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> flat no concrete available !
> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>
>
> thank you in advance
> tam
>

Don Schmidt
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
It seems that way Jack.


--
Don
"Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."



"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> One more good suggestion:
> Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
> Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
> from again !
>
> "tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
> news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> hello
>>
>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>> flat no concrete available !
>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>
>>
>> thank you in advance
>> tam
>>
>
>

ByTor
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
In article <119eqqdtl6tk946@corp.supernews.com>,
RetiredEngineer@pnb.telco, Don Schmidt says...

> Sounds like a good way to make it necessary to buy a new microwave.
>
> What's wrong with putting all the CDs in a pile, a bit of fuel oil and an
> match?
>
>
>

Naaaaah, it's a whole lotta fun....Especially AOL CD's.........

http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/

http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/CD-divx5.avi

Jack
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Never tried it have you? Doesn't hurt an Amana been using it since 1995 for
coffee water and CD destruction.........
I do clean it between uses..........
Makes a good light show in the dark too.....

Don, google for a lot of things about Microwave Ovens and you will find a
lot of information on what you apparently are in the dark about.
Have a good day.

"Don Schmidt" <RetiredEngineer@pnb.telco> wrote in message
news:119fpgbcfbsbta0@corp.supernews.com...
> It seems that way Jack.
>
>
> --
> Don
> "Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps."
>
>
>
> "Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
> news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> One more good suggestion:
>> Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
>> Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
>> from again !
>>
>> "tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
>> news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>>> hello
>>>
>>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>> flat no concrete available !
>>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>>
>>>
>>> thank you in advance
>>> tam
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Jack
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Sorry, it against the law to burn Hazardous Materials" (CD's are made of
Chemicals and flames and chemicals are illegal to mix)

"ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
news:3BYle.1065$JL5.1049@fe73.usenetserver.com...
> In article <119eqqdtl6tk946@corp.supernews.com>,
> RetiredEngineer@pnb.telco, Don Schmidt says...
>
>> Sounds like a good way to make it necessary to buy a new microwave.
>>
>> What's wrong with putting all the CDs in a pile, a bit of fuel oil and an
>> match?
>>
>>
>>
>
> Naaaaah, it's a whole lotta fun....Especially AOL CD's.........
>
> http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/
>
> http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/CD-divx5.avi
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Jack wrote:

> Sorry, it against the law to burn Hazardous Materials" (CD's are made of
> Chemicals and flames and chemicals are illegal to mix)

No more BBQ for you then!

Steve

>
> "ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
> news:3BYle.1065$JL5.1049@fe73.usenetserver.com...
>
>>In article <119eqqdtl6tk946@corp.supernews.com>,
>>RetiredEngineer@pnb.telco, Don Schmidt says...
>>
>>
>>>Sounds like a good way to make it necessary to buy a new microwave.
>>>
>>>What's wrong with putting all the CDs in a pile, a bit of fuel oil and an
>>>match?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>Naaaaah, it's a whole lotta fun....Especially AOL CD's.........
>>
>>http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/
>>
>>http://apache.airnet.com.au/~fastinfo/microwave/cd/CD-divx5.avi
>>
>
>
>

youllneverguess
07-10-2005, 01:41 AM
Magnets demagnetized my wordperpect8 cd try that
"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> One more good suggestion:
> Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
> Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
> from
> again !
>
> "tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
> news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> hello
>>
>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>> flat no concrete available !
>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>
>>
>> thank you in advance
>> tam
>>
>
>

Kevin
07-10-2005, 01:41 AM
How about using your CD burner to erase them? Or simply using a sharp
object to scratch them? Placing them shiny side down on a sidewalk and
scuffing them along for about 20 feet also works. For a fun time, pop them
in the microwave! Pretty sparks! Stick them in your oven, bake 10 minutes
at 400 oF, let cool, serve with beer.

"youllneverguess" <dontemailme> wrote in message
news:ui9$tiMgFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Magnets demagnetized my wordperpect8 cd try that
> "Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
> news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> One more good suggestion:
>> Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
>> Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
>> from
>> again !
>>
>> "tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
>> news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>>> hello
>>>
>>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>> flat no concrete available !
>>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>>
>>>
>>> thank you in advance
>>> tam
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Mike Fields
07-10-2005, 01:41 AM
Nah, just mark them "AOL Installation CD" --- nobody would dare
put them in their system to even consider reading it.


"Kevin" <webman6@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:ehG%23$dNgFHA.576@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> How about using your CD burner to erase them? Or simply using a sharp
> object to scratch them? Placing them shiny side down on a sidewalk and
> scuffing them along for about 20 feet also works. For a fun time, pop
them
> in the microwave! Pretty sparks! Stick them in your oven, bake 10
minutes
> at 400 oF, let cool, serve with beer.
>
> "youllneverguess" <dontemailme> wrote in message
> news:ui9$tiMgFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Magnets demagnetized my wordperpect8 cd try that
> > "Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
> > news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >> One more good suggestion:
> >> Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
> >> Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
> >> from
> >> again !
> >>
> >> "tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
> >> news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> >>> hello
> >>>
> >>> I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
> >>> What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
> >>> possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
> >>> flat no concrete available !
> >>> i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> thank you in advance
> >>> tam
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Shiny side UP on the sidewalk and sliding 1" will kill CD's.

Kevin wrote:

> How about using your CD burner to erase them? Or simply using a sharp
> object to scratch them? Placing them shiny side down on a sidewalk and
> scuffing them along for about 20 feet also works. For a fun time, pop them
> in the microwave! Pretty sparks! Stick them in your oven, bake 10 minutes
> at 400 oF, let cool, serve with beer.
>
> "youllneverguess" <dontemailme> wrote in message
> news:ui9$tiMgFHA.3436@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
>>Magnets demagnetized my wordperpect8 cd try that
>>"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote in message
>>news:OAX7byyYFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>>>One more good suggestion:
>>>Mark the cd's "Important, DO NOT LOSE"
>>>Then that sucker will mysteriously disappear never to be seen or heard
>>>from
>>>again !
>>>
>>>"tam" <tamelan@nomade.fr> wrote in message
>>>news:1117190813.762489.254670@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>>>
>>>>hello
>>>>
>>>>I am moving out and found a lot of old CD with confidential data.
>>>>What would be the quickest way to make them unreadable or no recovery
>>>>possible with a minimal input and without making shards in the whole
>>>>flat no concrete available !
>>>>i.e. like a chemical not deadly for the user or his environment ?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>thank you in advance
>>>>tam
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 01:44 AM
Don't even think so.

youllneverguess wrote:

> Magnets demagnetized my wordperpect8 cd try that


throw away CD