Retiring Classified CDs

DoD Declassification of CDs

(Click on the CD to see it close-up)

Ever wondered what sort of advanced technique the Department of Defense uses to declassify previously Classified CDs? The answer is as close as your microwave. That's right. In order to destroy the data, the CDs are nuked in the local Radar Range.

The example to the left is an AOL CD that met its untimely (though richly-deserved) demise in my microwave just moments ago. (Thanks for providing me so many test subjects, AOL! I always hoped you folks would end up being useful for something.)

NOTE! Just because I pull goofy stunts with my microwave doesn't mean you should. In fact, if you try this, you explicitly agree that whatever happens is your doing, your responsibility and not my fault.