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  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m fairly sure the reflective layer necessary for read/write operations is being vaporized, leaving a nonfunctional translucent plastic disc.

    Very neat either way.

    1. Chris Hamlin says:

      I think that’s what’s meant by “erase”. the goal here seems to be to render sensitive data totally unrecoverable, same idea as melting your hard drive with thermite, etc.

  2. 3 seconds in a microwave oven does the same thing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wouldn’t want to breathe the fumes

  4. mpechner says:

    I’m a microwave man myself.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Who cares if if’s the most efficient way or not–it makes “erasing” a CD FUN!

  6. This is necessary for the family by one.

  7. USB 3G says:

    Oh nice, thanks for your information!

  8. JAmes says:

    Interesting how it’s clear afterwards, although i prefer the pretty patterns that the microwave does.

  9. voucher says:

    A stationary motor such as a winch is easily provided with a supply of power, but a motor that moves with its application, such as an electric vehicle, is obliged to either carry along a power source such as a battery, or to collect current from a sliding contact such as a pantograph, placing restrictions on its range or performance.

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