Spy stuff

Thursday, 22 May, Year 6 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

Ever wondered what the cleanup after a stint looks like ? Why, allow me.

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That's about a cubic meter of cut up paperwork, something to the tune of 20k pages.

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That's about 500 KJ/s, or at the very least it feels like it were. Paper burns very hot. Secrets burn even hotter.

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The thing with CDs (or DVDs as the case may be) is that if properly stored they hold on to information practically forever. Then again, they're easy to reprocess.

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That's a pot with about 10 pounds of tomatoes.

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This is an open-air hard drive. As you can see, inasmuch as the seal has not been broken, the warranty still stands.

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And here are the platters getting ready for their spa treatment...

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... which involves the ample application of heat.

In fairness this last process is entirely spurious, seeing how modern harddrive platters are made out of a glassy ceramic composite, which shatters easily. But, as a throwback to older times, back when 1.44 MBytes was ample space, capable of carrying all the porn one might want...

See you all later, somewhere.

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5 Responses

  1. It's great to see evidence of people leading by example and practicing what they preach.

  2. Those optical disks still look eminently readable. (Granted, not on a standard drive, but...) Recall that more than a tenth of the disk stores ECC bits.

    Modern HDD platters have sputtered protective films. Did anything actually dissolve in the tomato sauce?

  3. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 23 May 2014

    @BingoBoingo "The flame burns brighter!"

    @Stanislav Datskovskiy For obvious reasons the entire process is not depicted. It's an article on a blog, you know ? Meant to give an idea of the life, not exactly a full up instruction manual.

    Anyway, the disk platters shatter easily, so not much of a concern. The entire tomato sauce thing is more of a homage to history than anything.

    (too much of a hassle to get admin status here, I'll edit it later on,)

  4. Testa Roza`s avatar
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    Testa Roza 
    Friday, 23 May 2014

    Fraaaate, ce tare esti! Tine-o tat asa! Da, asa asa, cum vrei tu, asa. Esti cel mai fabulos centaur dintre toti centaurii pe care-i stiu. Si nu stiu decat unu'. Adica pe tine. Na, ca ti-am zis. Esti un ciocoflender adevarat. Pace

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 25 May 2014

    Noa da' sa nu ne impacientam zic. Intr-un sac de bile, oricit de mare, exista una care ii cea mai mare, sau cea mai grea, sau pula mea. Ce-i asa de dificil de inghitit aici ? Credeai ca ma-ta-i cel mai important roman in viata sau ceva ?

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