thoughts on one time pads

Dave Howe DaveHowe at
Sat Jan 28 12:40:12 EST 2006

Peter Gutmann wrote:
> For no adequately explored reason I've tried various ways of physically
> destroying CDs:
> - Hammer on hard surface: Leaves lots of little fragments, generally still stuck
>   together by the protective coating.
> - Roasting over an open fire: Produces a Salvador Dali effect until they catch
>   fire, then huge amounts of toxic smoke ("fulfilling our carbon tax quota"
>   was one comment) and equally toxic-looking residue.
> - Propane torch: Melts them without producing combustion products.
> - Skilsaw: Melts them together at the cutting point, rest undamaged.
> - Axe: Like skilsaw but without the melting effect.
> - Using the propane torch and hammer to try and drop-forge a crude double-
>   density CD: Messy.
you tried just scraping the data carrier paint off with a knife?

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