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    Just because you turn off your phone, that...

    Just because you turn off your phone, that doesn't mean it is actually turned off. Be afraid, be very afraid.

    Muwah ha-ha ha-ha!
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    "Duck" tape (trade marked by 3M I believe) is a...

    "Duck" tape (trade marked by 3M I believe) is a water proof tape original made to seal ammo cans during WW2 (named for "as in water off a ducks back") is the universal fixit tape we all know and...
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    If you need to do all that to protect your data...

    If you need to do all that to protect your data then, it is a safe bet, the FBI is collecting your garbage every week and using them as a jig saw puzzle.:p

    Does the FBI scan all the Big Macs...
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    Drilling is probably good enough for most of us...

    Drilling is probably good enough for most of us (so is "shredding" AKA overwriting, unless you have some super secret corporate stuff on the disk), unless you have some of the alphabet soup brigade...
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    It's Duck tape, duct tape is something completely...

    It's Duck tape, duct tape is something completely different and not suitable.

    What website?
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    It depends on how you destroy the platters....

    It depends on how you destroy the platters. Drilling a hole may prevent it from working but the data is still there to be recovered. Completely destroying the platters by shredding or some other...
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    That is true for most of us but we don't always...

    That is true for most of us but we don't always succeed. We aim to get the most accuracy we can but don't get hung up on it if you miss the size where it doesn't really matter.

    "He who poorly...
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    I have read a bit on emergency medical...

    I have read a bit on emergency medical techniques, like when you are way out in the boondocks and you slash your leg open and will bleed to death before you can get help stuff. One item to carry is...
  9. It's not the government that you need to worry...

    It's not the government that you need to worry about spying on you it is Amazon, Facebook and Google to name a few. If you though a future like 1984 would be bad, the corporate version is much worse....
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    Most likely if you get one with a DRO installed...

    Most likely if you get one with a DRO installed it will be an older type. If it works OK then your golden but it may not and older ones may not be serviceable. You can get cheap Chinese one now but...
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    If you do a web search there are many videos and...

    If you do a web search there are many videos and articles on how to make a d-bit. Boring and lapping (if necessary) will do the job if you do it right and save you the necessity of making a D-bit.
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    Not so grasshopper. Military wiping calls for 21...

    Not so grasshopper. Military wiping calls for 21 passes for the most secure data and then the disk is shredded, unless things have changed. Yes it is overkill, your tax dollars at work. Any 3 letter...
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    Boring a blind hole isn't that difficult, you...

    Boring a blind hole isn't that difficult, you just need to set up a carriage stop or a dial indicator etc., set to 3" depth, so you know when to stop. Take lots of spring cuts on your last pass....
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    Well that is kind of an IMPORTANT fact, the sort...

    Well that is kind of an IMPORTANT fact, the sort of thing that you lead off with.

    So 3", you can easily bore that out and if done right it will be accurate, straight and have a good finish. You...
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    The proper term is decimated. Old Henry is...

    The proper term is decimated. Old Henry is probably turning over in his grave. Or is being roasted on a spit, he wasn't that nice a guy.
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    Now you have been on this forum long enough to...

    Now you have been on this forum long enough to know we can't do that.
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    Or use a sledge hammer.

    Or use a sledge hammer.
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    What he said. Your going to get taper and...

    What he said.

    Your going to get taper and chatter no matter what. A boring bar that will work in a 1" hole, so a small diameter, and sticks out far enough to bore 7" deep will deflect and...
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    If you are getting equipment bigger then the...

    If you are getting equipment bigger then the little 7" lathes and similar mills etc., like a Logan, then the flooring of the house isn't sturdy enough to keep it stable. hard to get the wind out of...
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    30 years ago it was fantastic but about 3/4 of...

    30 years ago it was fantastic but about 3/4 of what used to be there is now gone. It has gone modern (mostly empty space) and not really worth going to anymore.
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    If you have a debit card that can be scanned IE:...

    If you have a debit card that can be scanned IE: tapped, without using a pin number then anyone with a portable scanner that gets close enough can get your card info and rob you. You can go to your...
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    I never use credit cards, EVER and I never do any...

    I never use credit cards, EVER and I never do any banking or other important stuff online. EVER.
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    Biometric scanning will not be secure for long if...

    Biometric scanning will not be secure for long if it is used for web access. Biometric data is just that date. It has to be stored in a file which has to be accessible in the same manner that...
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    If you are going to build a train layout don't do...

    If you are going to build a train layout don't do it in the basement, the garage is much better. That way when you end up in the old age home and the family takes an axe to your hobby it is much...
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    Use an ALt code like (hold down alt key + #) 5...

    Use an ALt code like (hold down alt key + #) 5 and you get a ♣ that will add some complexity to a well secured 10+ digit password.
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