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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


... 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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7 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
    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
    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
    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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