Paul Walker on 22 Oct 2017 09:51:05 -0700

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[PLUG] Securely destroy and responsibly recycling hardware

Here's a gif of Elliot wiping all his gear - looks like he puts sd / ssd / memory in the microwave (I'm obviously not going to do that) and hits the hard disk platters with a cordless drill.

So, I have a couple questions:

1. Will microwaving memory or solid state storage actually render ALL data entirely irretrievable?
2. Same question for the spinny drives - will passing a drill bit through a hard drive actually render ALL data entirely irretrievable?
3. What is the non-Hollywood way to do this (render ALL data an physical media irretrievable)?
4. Once this is done, how do people recycle old electronics in the philly region?

Happy Sunday (doing some fall cleaning :)

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