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Getting rid of old unwanted floppy discs

by joolsagain / February 22, 2008 9:46 PM PST

I want to get rid of several old floppy discs - some of which have confidentioal files on them. I don't want to spend hours and hours re-formatting these individually so as to destroy info on them. Has anyone got a foolproof methd of destroying them - and their info - 'en bloc'?


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Sure....but crude.
by Bob__B / February 22, 2008 10:08 PM PST

Go to your local market and buy a large can of coffee.
Use/drink all the coffee in the can.

When the can is empty.
Take can outside.
Add floppies.
Add one ounce of petro.
Add one match.

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by Willy / February 23, 2008 1:08 AM PST

If you don't burn them then smash them. Unless you got state secrets, that will do. -OR- use them for target practice. Happy

tada -----Willy Happy

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