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CDs are perfect targets for those with a .22 and a box of 500 shells.  
They even make a satisfying noise too when hit! :-)

Of course, hitting the bullseye is rather pointless....
Dow



James P. Kinney III wrote:

>It fumes up really bad. The plastic has stuff in it that you really
>don't want to be breathing. And while the data ir no longer accessable,
>there is _still_ a plastic disk to "dispose" of.
>
>Reusable media is the best bet. A new travan tape drive is only a few
>hundred bucks. Zip drives are OK. CD-RW with a bit of scripting will
>work well too.
>
>A permanent archive on CD-R will become a trash heap.
>
>On Fri, 2003-05-23 at 13:25, hbbs at attbi.com wrote:
>  
>
>>You guys are welcome to do that if you wish, but I'm not going to do it myself
>>nor will I recommend it, professionally or personally.  
>>
>>- Jeff
>>    
>>
>>>Ah, this is when you get my prefered method of CD destruction.  Not
>>>quite as time consuming or costly as the Government method yet does
>>>guarantee destruction.
>>>
>>>Take the CD and a paper cup.  Go to the kitchenette area and put the cup
>>>in the microwave, put the CD on top of it.  Nuke for about 15 seconds
>>>depending on the power of the microwave.
>>>
>>>It makes great artwork that many will want to hold on to but also
>>>destroys the metal rapidly and without the ability to recover in such a
>>>random fasion it's not worth the trouble.
>>>
>>>It's also cool to watch with the lights off.
>>>
>>>Robert
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>Thus spake hbbs at attbi.com (hbbs at attbi.com):
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>I see a problem there:  disposal.  After you've racked up 100 CD-Rs, do you
>>>>really want to keep them all?  What do you do with them?  For Government
>>>>purposes, CDs are only really destroyed when they've been ground into sand -
>>>>that may be a bit extreme for most, but you really aren't going to want to 
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>throw
>>>      
>>>
>>>>them in the trash whole, either (and they're toxic to melt/burn).  
>>>>
>>>>CD-RW, I say.
>>>>
>>>>- Jeff
>>>>        
>>>>
>>>>>What about CD-R?  In bulk they only cost about $0.20  That would be
>>>>>about $50 a year and they've got historical backups that way.
>>>>>
>>>>>Jim
>>>>>
>>>>>Tom & JaVonn wrote:
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>>>All:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Client's Travan tapes are worn.  They back up ONLY 100 MB critical files 
>>>>>>            
>>>>>>
>>>>>daily.  They're computer-shy, and just want to point & click.
>>>>>          
>>>>>
>>>>>>Shall I recommend:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1) CD-RW ( cheap media, but has to be blanked prior to write )
>>>>>>
>>>>>>2) Zip 250 ( modest media cost, proprietary )
>>>>>>
>>>>>>3) other ?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Tom
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