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Matthew Doucette, co-founder of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio known for developing #1 shmup hits in Japan and winning $180,000 in awards.


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comment How do you destroy an old hard drive?
Just wanted to add, from both personal experience and warnings of others, that if you dismantle a hard drive you should watch out for how powerful the magnets are. I doubt there is anything to worry about unless you purposely play with the magnets. They are powerful enough that I could not pull them apart with my hands. They could easily pinch you or hurt you badly if they were to slam together.
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comment How do you destroy an old hard drive?
Thanks for this suggestion. Really all are welcome for future reference. (Currently I have drives that I do not wish to even hook up to my computer and go through all that hassle that I wish to destroy, so I'll likely resort to more physical solutions!)
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comment How do you destroy an old hard drive?
@Iszi, thanks. I now have permission and have done both! :)
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comment How do you destroy an old hard drive?
The brute force solutions in here are hilarious! I wasn't expecting such answers!
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I would vote you up if I had permission.
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Wow. Thank you for all of this information. You went above and beyond on this one, covering all bases, but thank you for this. I like how you mention the kind of data and how it matters. I will now have this in mind the next time this matters. EDIT: I would vote you up if I had permission.
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I have access to a stove used for heating a home, perhaps if I just placed the platers (is that what they are called?) in and burned only those, that might be more safe. What do you think?
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