Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What is it?

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If you know what this is, you are probably a dork...like me.

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The answer is a platter from a computer hard disk drive. I took these out of an old PC my mom wanted to throw out and proceeded to slam a hammer to them to corrupt the data. Also ran a magnet over them as well, you know, to protect the private info.

It's pretty amazing though, if you think about how this technology works.

For a link on how hard disk drives work, go here...

And don't even get me started on laser printers...toner gets fused after a reverse image is statically charged to the paper and roller? Insane.