No it's not good for the creatures most likely.
Well, if you remove the platters, and melt them down in your home forge, that Might just do the trick!So basically...losing is better than destroying, and rewrites work but nobody knows how many times...Rewrite, smash, then landfill far away from where you live...or just a hole in the ground
melting would certainly do it, any sort of structural of structural compromise of materials used in memory would prevent any forensics of exactly what you used it for. The police don't always need that though, a lot of that practice revolves around social engineering, which is why it's optimal to never do anything you will regret in the future.Well, if you remove the platters, and melt them down in your home forge, that Might just do the trick!
Well, if you remove the platters, and melt them down in your home forge, that Might just do the trick!
As long as you do not get kicked by one of your clients !I would love to get into smithing. It's a long story, but I actually own a bunch of the tools for it and technically own what's left of a forge that was left to decompose for like 30 years.
Alas, I will absolutely never have the free time to do so.
Heck, I'd settle for just being good enough to do farrier tasks.
When I was but a wee lad of 15 or so, I assisted an elderly gentleman in my home town who boarded horses. Bill had a pair of beautiful Belgian mares, Belle and June, which were "gentle Giants" and the perfect team. We used them for mowing, raking, and collecting the hay from the many fields which he owned. I learned to put them in harness, and drive them. Keep in mind that I was just 5 ft 2 inches at the time. I needed a step ladder to reach their backs to brush them. Bill also used them to pull during the winter, and since he had his own complete blacksmith shop, he shod them himself. During the winter their shoes had very sharp cleats embedded in them. I was brushing down Bell one day, during the winter, and she suddenly stomped her left front foot right on top of my left foot. Fortunately, when her foot came down, the cleats were positioned on both sides of my foot, but I was finished brushing her that day. I shudder to think how badly those cleats would have mangled my foot. I still don't know why she did that, but I had to go home and change my underwear.I assume that eventually comes with the job, but it's mostly avoided from what I've seen. I've seen 'em do it many times. It seems like a useful skill to have.
Well, since he was about 75 or 80 years old at the time, he had a lot of experience, and he had Belle and June for a long time also. I'm not really sure how old they were, but they were both Magnificent Animals. He also could make blade sections for the horse drawn mower, from scratch, very quickly. I hand cranked the blower for his forge more than once. It was fascinating to watch him at work.See? That sounds like a skill pretty much everyone should know!
Well, not anymore, but it's a skill I'd like to have. There are horses on the farm (long story) so I've seen it done a bunch of times.
Well, since he was about 75 or 80 years old at the time, he had a lot of experience, and he had Belle and June for a long time also. I'm not really sure how old they were, but they were both Magnificent Animals. He also could make blade sections for the horse drawn mower, from scratch, very quickly. I hand cranked the blower for his forge more than once. It was fascinating to watch him at work.
Yeah, we packed the hay loosely, instead of bailing it. You had to know just how to lay it on the hay rack, to get the most on it. Standing on the top rail of the hay rack, and pitching the hay, over your shoulder, into the loft was a good workout also. It really built up your shoulder muscles, and developed your balance too. The rail was about 4 inches wide. Those were the days, my friend!I've actually done the manual haying. Where you ride along with a rake behind you and pull the hay into lines before you drive perpendicular to the original lines and scoop them up with pitch forks (not the same as dung forks) and toss the hay into the wagon where someone on top (usually kids like myself) would tramp the hay down so you could compress it and bring more to the barn.
I was one of the kids in this operation, but big enough to get kicked off the 'hay rick' and down on the ground to pitch fork duty. I was pretty poor growing up, so took what jobs were available. I was like 9 or 10 when I was doing this. We'd do it like three times in the summer, in 90° plus temps. Our respite was a visit to the lake just prior to dusk and all the food we could eat for lunch and dinner.
Even the mower was a mechanical pull-behind - but they pulled it behind a beat up Jeep Willy instead of pulling those same tools by horses. They'd work equally well (or equally poorly, depending on your perspective) regardless of what was pulling them. But, no... No, horses had been removed from the equation with this venture.
Multiple overwrites will generally make the data unrecoverable for all practical purposes.while re-formatting [by creating a new file system] does restructure the data on the drive, i would think that going for max binary digits altered would have the best chance of making it impossible to recover your data. Theoretically, scrambling (writing jibberish to the drive) and zeroing out the data twice each would make it impossible to recover. It already take a lot of coding to make your files human visible, i would think significantly less to make them invisible...but i'm fine leaving this open for discussion since there's clearly still some mystery here for forum members.
An interesting point, and yes we have not addressed that possibility. Good on ya, mate!Multiple overwrites will generally make the data unrecoverable for all practical purposes.
The site "MyHardDriveDied" has some very good and interesting information regarding this. He does forensic file recovery.
But here is the thing I have not seen mentioned here and which many people forget: unallocated drive space (sectors and clusters). All drives, both HDD and SSD, have "empty" sectors for use when the drives sectors in use become problematic and difficult to read. The drives firmware will automatically swap out the "bad" sector with a good one held in reserve. Could be a lot - could be a little. Those sectors are not normally accessible to the user. It takes special software to get at it. Drive wiping tools cannot wipe the sectors they are not aware of. There could be much data on those sectors taken out of use.
The site "Center For Magnetic Resonance & Research" (or something like that) has more information and a tool to access all the sectors on a drive.
Those were the days, my friend