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Old 26th July 2020, 02:21 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by JoeMorgue View Post
It's 2020. I question why so much classified material exists as physical media, especially at remote locations. Your destruction protocols could begin and end with "Smash that one computer and run a big magnet over all the pieces."
Some of the kit I worked on in the military had crypto loads downloaded to them (Radar warning receivers, comms kit, etc). If we had to destroy them, it was mallet the hell out of them with lump hammers, put them in a pile and get the welders to give them a good going over with an acetylene torch. Same with floppy disks (it was a while ago), anything with anything above restricted got properly torched. No way anyone was getting anything off them.

A really weird thing though. We had some paper documents that were on a plastic material. Whenever we did updates we would have to burn the sheets. These things would sort of shrivel up up were readable for a while until the plastic finally gave up the ghost.
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Old 26th July 2020, 10:57 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
Can you see the problem with that line of reasoning?
No I can't.

Government funds vaccine R&D. Vaccine companies are planning to have a good vaccine they can market in the US next year as people need boosters, or a new generation of kids need shots.

Actually, before Trump got involved, the rest of the world was publishing vaccine research in the public sphere. I believe they still are.

So explain to me the problem. Thanks.
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Old 27th July 2020, 01:00 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Burning? Have they no shredders?

Not enough shredders.
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Old 27th July 2020, 01:03 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Puppycow View Post
Shredded documents can be pieced back together, at least in principle. Burning is how you make sure.

In fact, they now have computer programs that can help.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16036967

Shredder technology has advanced since then. It pulverises the paper.
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Old 27th July 2020, 05:03 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by a_unique_person View Post
Shredder technology has advanced since then. It pulverises the paper.
Shredder technology can't be all that great or else those Ninja Turtles wouldn't still be around.
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Old 27th July 2020, 08:54 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Shredder technology can't be all that great or else those Ninja Turtles wouldn't still be around.
Appropriately enough for this thread, three out of the four brothers are indeed dead.
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Old 27th July 2020, 05:27 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by tyr_13 View Post
Appropriately enough for this thread, three out of the four brothers are indeed dead.
Last Ronin? I thought I made obscure references but that is remarkable.
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