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#1 Posted by soul101 (120 posts) -

So I'm super anal about disposal of ALL information that I no longer need and I'm just wondering if any of you have any tricks aside from big ass magnets or a disc smashing session. I've got around 200 discs I need to wipe and I'd rather not destroy one at a time Thanks

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#2 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (5710 posts) -

Set everything on fire.

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#3 Posted by mistersamman (377 posts) -

Do you have a spare Microwave?

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#4 Posted by Ben_H (3929 posts) -
@MisterSamMan said:

Do you have a spare Microwave?

YES 
 
Microwaving disks is a beautiful thing.
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#5 Posted by kerikxi (589 posts) -

Need to rent yourself a woodchipper.

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#6 Posted by TyCobb (2031 posts) -

Get yourself a decent shredder. Most have a slot specifically for discs. I know you don't want to do it one at a time, but that's the only efficient way. If you don't mind cancer, you could set them on fire. Perhaps find a spindle, set them in there and turn it side ways, then with a hammer, have at it.

I am kind of curious how you have so many discs. Perhaps you should invest in a flash drive for all of $20 and get TrueCrypt (free) to encrypt it. I carry one on my key ring. I haven't had to burn a disc in almost 2 years.

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#7 Posted by musclerider (810 posts) -

@Colourful_Hippie said:

Set everything on fire.

Set yourself on fire.

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#8 Posted by TyCobb (2031 posts) -

@musclerider said:

@Colourful_Hippie said:

Set everything on fire.

Set yourself on fire.

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#9 Posted by Sanity (2149 posts) -

I shoot mine, they make great targets.

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#10 Posted by Intro (1271 posts) -

This is pretty simple, it just depends on whether you want a creative way to do it or not. If you do, I recommend the microwave thing as previously said. However, a fire will work just fine.

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#11 Posted by Rafaelfc (2225 posts) -

why would anyone get rid of THAT MUCH PORN?!!?!!?

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#12 Edited by CaLe (4755 posts) -

Put them in the bin, then garbage men come and collect it and dump it all in a landfill never to be seen again. What? You think someone's gonna take random discs from the trash and try to see what is on them or something? Come on now..

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#13 Posted by Sanity (2149 posts) -

@CaLe said:

Put them in the bin, then garbage men come and collect it and dump it all in a landfill never to be seen again. What? You think someone's gonna take random discs from the trash and try to see what is on them or something? Come on now..

You would be surprised, lots of identities get stolen through garbage.

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#14 Posted by TehBuLL (786 posts) -

I don't want to be you.

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#15 Posted by mordukai (8481 posts) -

@soul101: Are they originals or home made? I know amazon has a trade program for cd's.

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#16 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -
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This is the proper way to dispose of anything.

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#17 Posted by 49th (3551 posts) -

Drill a hole in the centre of all of them with a long drill.

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#18 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1261 posts) -

Microwave them a few at a time for a couple of seconds and see if you can find somewhere that will recycle them.

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#19 Posted by Terramagi (1167 posts) -

Launch it into the sun