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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by rudeludenotmeanthough, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. rudeludenotmeanthough

    rudeludenotmeanthough Senior Member

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    It is said that NOTHING is ever really deleted form your computer. How would someone go about finding all this undeleted stuff... if its even possible.. just wondering. iM bored and my brain just got to thinking. Does this undeleted stuff effect the performance of the comp in any way?
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    its all in how the computer works.

    when you set a cluster to "deleted" or empty, basically, it just marks the cluster as empty. it doesn't actually remove the data thats on that aprticualr cluster until you write over it.

    does it effect you? no. basically, a format of a hard drive does the same thing- it puts shit in the clusters, organizing them into rows, sectors, etc.

    think of a pie... or a circle
    pizza... yeah pizza :)

    now, draw X amount of circles around the crust every mm or so all the way to the center. each [] thats formed is a cluster
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    ugh... I'm so sick of pizza.


    btw I skipped work tonight, i think I'm fired. :D No more cutboxing for me. :unsure: :shrug2:
     
  4. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    it doesn't efect the performace one bit.

    but if you're really worried about the cops finding kiddie porn on your computer after you've deleted it you need to use a program like Norton System Works (I believe System Mechanic will do it too) and use a tool that Wipes Clean the free space. What happens is the program write 0 (zero's to all the free space) and now the data that was there has been over written with 0 and the data that was marked as deleted is now really gone. and if you're really paraniod you should wipe the free space multiple times writting random characters to the free space.
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Window Washer works very well for this .... it will actually re-write deleted areas up to 8 or 10 times (government agencies only re-write 4 i believe) so that shit is GONE
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    That's a good thing for you, Eric, otherwise Brian would have posted the link about you being on the 6 o'clock news a LONG time ago. :)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    all my p0rn0 is legal!!!
     
  8. La_Pieuvre

    La_Pieuvre Senior Member

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    here is a cool article on methods for removing "sensitive" data.

    --> Link <--

    I really like the "Acid and thermite" solution :lol: I saw the video of this article on TechTV and all I can say is that that thermite is fucking sweet!!! A bit excessive though :)
     
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    djyox Senior Member

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    my mom is Mangment of network security @ Land'o'lakes and all I have to say is DAMN, who knew info on cheese had to be that secret...what ever they do with it no one else can know about it...
     
  10. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    I wish I had seen that episode... thermite is fun fun FUN!
     
  11. Sabz5150

    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda

    No sweat! Of course your drive won't have ANYTHING left on it anymore. Good for cleaning drives of their pr0n before selling them off <_<
     
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