CD Shredder

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Thu Sep 2 12:25:51 2004

Rumor has it that Joe R. may have mentioned these words:
>At 07:38 AM 9/2/04 -0400, Ed wrote:
> >At 11:37 PM 9/1/2004, you wrote:
> >> I was going to make the same point that Ben made: scarf up on a
> >> garage-sale microvave for about .001 of the cost of the ShredderGoody(tm)
> >> and then have a great deal of fun pretending that they're the dying
> >> Enterprise, disintegrating in colorful flames as it makes it's last
> >> re-entry...
> >
> >
> >Can you do that???
> You bet! It makes a hell of a light show!

If one is worried about poofing one's microwave oven, it *helps* if you put
the CD on a ceramic mug full of water.

One is still putting metallic objects into a nuker, which in practice is
bad, but putting metallic objects into a nuker with absolutely no place to
go (re: just the CD) is worse. (and yes, just because *your* nuker may
survive this, doesn't mean *everybody's* nuker may survive!)

I don't do it as I just spent too much on my new nuker. However, I have
seen it done, and it is kewl. ;-)

WRT the CD shredder thingy - I keep one on my hip. It's called a
leatherman. Get it out, unfold the knife, 4-5 swipes with the blade (taking
care to *only* cut the CD, and not oneself in the process ;-) ) And you're

I could find a *lot* better ways to whizz away $130!

Roger "Merch" Merchberger

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
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disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
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