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We've been talking a bit about data security recently. My new server manager has raised the issue of destroying hard drives before we ship them off to the recycler -- an eminently good idea. He pointed this out to me: the BOW Industries, Incorporated Manual Hard Drive Destroyer.

How can a geek resist? Massive mechanical crushing power available with just a few turns of the crank. I need to find out how much BOW charges. If this thing is under a grand I think we're buying one.

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ctwriter
May. 21st, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Kinda looks like a hand-cranked version of a cross between the Monolith and Hal...
netcurmudgeon
May. 21st, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
More like HAL's worst nightmare. :-)
ctwriter
May. 21st, 2008 08:19 pm (UTC)
ROFL! Too true!
half_elf_lost
May. 21st, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
There's probably one on every floor and wing of the White House.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
netcurmudgeon
May. 21st, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
No need to apologize here -- you're among friends. :-)
half_elf_lost
May. 21st, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, I felt it was a calculated risk. *laughs*
ctwriter
May. 21st, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
G of the Jungle probably thinks it's an ice crusher. DC knows it's a b*ll crusher!
half_elf_lost
May. 21st, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention DC, they've probably got one on Guantanamo.
(Anonymous)
May. 23rd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
It looks like a huge geek-version of that thing that flattened pennies at the local fair (yeah, I'm *that* old) - now if they could emboss the platters with charming images, you'd have another way to e-cycle!

Stephen, forget trying to justify it as practical; you just want to play with the toy...
webwyrm
May. 23rd, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
oops-- didn't mean to be anonymous there...
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