What modern home technology can be used to safely dispose of old paper documents? Shredders are reversable

What modern home technology can be used to safely dispose of old paper documents? Shredders are reversable

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fire

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not particularly "easy" to do properly either. It does work, but you need to spend a lot of time churning the material and aerating it to get proper destruction all the way through all the pages.
      Shred, mix, then burn is the "we're about to lose this embassy and are running out of time" strategy. I'm inclined to trust the military and foreign service nerds on this one.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Eat it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you don't work at an embassy, you live in your mother's basement. fire will do just fine for you

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not OP. I don't give a shit and just bring shit to the office and toss it in the shred box there.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >churning the material and aerating
        Why wouldn't regular fire just work?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Try it and see, it takes for fricking ever and doesn't burn evenly.
          Same for bodies, that's why idiots who try that get caught.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >takes forever
            Why would paper take forever to burn?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just burnt a piece of paper, can confirm it was rather quick.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Burn a pile of it on a tight schedule and see how that goes for you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Easy, you just get a raging bonfire going before you start throwing paper/books on it. If you can stand within 10 feet of the fire and not feel your face burning your fire is too small.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Okay now ensure that every scrap of paper is completely burnt and hasn't flown away due to updrafts

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Shred, mix, then burn
        You got the order completely wrong.
        Burn then grind into fine dust. Or just wet and grind into fine paste. I can assure you, no one can reconstruct a piece of paper from 10 micron pieces.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you need to spend a lot of time churning the material and aerating
        no, just turn it into charcoal and shred it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the carbonised paper protects sheets below,
        scrumple the sheets up individually and you dont have to churn it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i wish i had a fireplace

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fpbp

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a BAR.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      burning stacked paper isn't really as easy as you'd think, like, if you took a stack and just lit it by itself, there's a decent chance it won't even burn the whole thing before it goes out, you really have to make a fire then throw a small amount on at a time
      if you only need to discard a small amount at a time, that's might be feasible, though not everyone has easy access to a place they can start a fire

      as for non-fire destruction, one option is to just soak/pulp the paper in water, perhaps with some bleach as well for added performance
      it's not a fast method, but it's a cheap and fire-less method of total destruction

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, same reason trying to light an entire log on fire won't work well. Shred it first. Alternatively pour a gallon of gasoline on it. Pour acid on the embers. Tada, paper's gone.

        If the glowies are after me, they're probably doing far more than looking at my garbage. I put health/financial info into the cross cut shredder to keep a nosy neighbor or dumpster diver away, not the feds.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's not a fast method, but it's a cheap and fire-less method of total destruction
        That's an understatement. Try soaking your paper, it's not a fricking tissue, it will hold its shape and be legible for very very long time. I tried.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          there's a few websites i've seen saying a solution of water and bleach is enough to make paper soft enough to blend into a pulp in a day

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    due to the law of conservation of information, there's no known physical process that can destroy information outside of potentially a black hole (which is also hotly debated)

    do you have a black hole in your modern home?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      His modern home is a black hole, anon. It's a Poe-Kafka Singularity, also known as a "Despondency" black hole.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's over anon, we got your house surrounded.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's too late, OP. If you're desperate enough to be asking this on IQfy, then you're going to get Assanged. There's no stopping it now. Prepare your butthole.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Paper sheddings + water.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shred + fire.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    are all shredders just snake's oil or do some of them actually shred things well?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shredders are reversable
      Are your old paper documents really worth the effort of reversing a hundred pages (add some newspapers to pad the volume) worth of 2x2mm squares?

      Long ribbon shredders were obsolete decades ago.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I stuff all kinds of paper down the shredder.
        You guys don't shred ads and thin cardboard packaging for fun?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          damn kid you need to get laid

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I do! My wife wanted a shredder for her work documents. At first I thought it was stupid, but it turned out to be great fun. We bought a small, cheap p5-level shredder. We feed it all we can.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shitty chinky shredders are garbage. Any good office quality shredder will 'cross shred' and turn your document into 2mm pieces.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    literally just fricking burn it, pour gasoline in it.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dude, the gov shreds money and sell it to the public in little bags as a novelty. It's much finer than what your average shredder can actually make.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >just burn it
    good luck doing so without neighbors calling fire brigade on your ass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you joking?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not everyone has a loicense to burn m8

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I burn shit every day nobody cares. especially the cardboard boxes from Amazon that never stop piling up

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >g doesn’t have a couple acres and their own fireplace

    Huh, I thought you nerds were rich. I’d have absolutely no problem disposing of a frickload of documents in a lot of different ways

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shred it then burn it. you fricking moron. all i do tho i shred everything and other useless shit. highly doubt anyone is gonna piece it all together.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live in an apartment so I bag the old documents up in small amounts, crumple most of them, put them in a plastic bag then run a hose attached to a spigot on them for like 5 minutes then I drain the water and toss them.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cram it.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A bucket of isopropanol.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable
    anon, you are not that important. believe me

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to do identity fraud you can just look up morons on the internet. No one is digging through garbage anymore

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I found two boxes of confidential business records with all sorts of stuff in the dumpster unshredded behind a small business loan agency last year. Us dumpster divers are living large.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I personally shred all my documents I no longer require, (I'm not hoarding useless receipts and mail) and I plan to use it as fire starter in the winter, nothing malicious, just being "green" and recycling.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shredders are reversable
    nope. there are different levels of shredders, not just those simple ones. anything over P5 is basically impossible to reverse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >there is a shredder subculture

      I am in intrigued. Tell me more

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yes anon, it depends on how paranoid you are or how much overkill you prefer. many morons don't realize you cannot burn stuff without a fireplace or garden. you can buy cheaper P7 shredders even on amazon, just check how much processing power you need - for occasional shreding the cheapest one will do just fine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >photos for P-5 and P-7 are identical
      They need to try harder if they want me to take their rules seriously.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i hate IQfy autists so fricking much

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >photos for P-5 and P-7 are identical
          They need to try harder if they want me to take their rules seriously.

          >shredders are reversable
          nope. there are different levels of shredders, not just those simple ones. anything over P5 is basically impossible to reverse.

          >Pay somebody to toss into a P5 industrial shredder
          >They are the weak link and snoop all the information
          lmao

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >strawman
            you can buy it on your own you dumbfrick Black person. no sane person would outsource it.
            e.g. https://www.amazon.com/ideal-Security-Continuous-Operation-P-7/dp/B00TOF6BU0?th=1&psc=1

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i hate IQfy autists so fricking much

      maybe just kys instead of providing no useful info

      You just fricking know somewhere in the world a guy was handed a bag of this shit and told to "see if he can get anything from it".

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        , also for

        this post glows

        I mean duh... that's... that's how they evaluate this shit...

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're so fricking stupid, post a single fricking instance when anyone managed to reconstruct anything cohesive from pieces smaller than P-3.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            are you sure? you are the one addressing the wrong guy lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this post glows

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable
    What?

    Btw, just burn it LMAO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shredders are reversable
      you can basically use computer vision to rearrange shredded pieces back into original form. works well down to certain shred length, wouldnt be surprised if new ai tech pushes it further even more

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shred, mix with water and give to the worn farm.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable

    Get a cross cut shredder

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shred it, then slowly add piles of it to a bucket of water and spin it with a cement mixing drill. once you have many batches, put it in your garden, cover it in compost and hose it down. let mother nature run its course.

    I literally got rid of a bunch of my old documents by growing a vegetable garden on top, a couple years later and it was all gone.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    simple

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > down syndrome: the thread

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shredder is fine

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cow dung, like a real man.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shred it > put it into a basket full of water > leave it for a week

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    grab an inch of paper, tape/tie/rubber band into a roll, dunk in water, set out to dry, then burn the paper-mache logs like logs in a campfire.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i just stir it in a bucket of soapy water and dispose of the chunky blob. Have fun reverse-engineering that, glowies. add some piss for them

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shred it, mix the bits together, and burn it

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shove it up your butt

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my first job, it was my responsibility to destroy documents that i was allowed to see or process. i would wait until my garbage was full and then burn them in a barrel in a field. picture me occasionally agitating the barrel with a rebar in some godforsaken place, making sure they all burn. those were good times.
    pic kinda related.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What did you see?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        whatever a junior can see. mostly my own mistakes, outdated stuff and some people's personal data.

      • 2 weeks ago
        sage

        whatever a junior can see. mostly my own mistakes, outdated stuff and some people's personal data.

        by the way i didn't mean to imply it was the nasa. it is just they were watermarked ad nauseam.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shredder + fire

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable
    Another episode of academia theorist postulating out of touch bullshit instead of knowing practical shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      unfortunately for you, unshredding software does exist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      of course we are still in 2007 and they will never be able to make thing that can automatically re-assemble tables and text on solid color background back in order from thousands of scanned little strips that's like impossible

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        there is no way somebody could make a thing that is efficient at exactly that task

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shredders aren't destructive enough by itself
    >fire is too much work by itself

    Does pre-shredding something before putting it into a fire create mustard gas or something? Why did this need a thread?

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable
    Take the shred pile, soak it in accelerant, then light it up.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. make a fire pit in garden
    2. scatter ashes in garden

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what if op doesn't have a garden or a fireplace you genius?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        then he has bigger problems than feds reading his mlp fanfiction

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          maybe just kys instead of providing no useful info

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shred your papers
    >hire hobo to burn your papers
    >hire another hobo to burn your shredder
    >eliminate the hobos

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a strip shredder because it's going into a composter anyways

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Shredders are reversable
    shred then fire if you're that paranoid.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Throw in two chairs and a toboggan, and nobody will ever be able to recover your dirty secrets.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sweden YES

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I shred most of the stuff I throw away even though it's usually of no importance. Mostly just don't want someone getting bank statements and stuff like that. I also shred scrap paper and mail ads, old catalogs, etc. so that half the volume of my shredded stuff isn't even important. And then I also sometimes only throw half of it out at a time that way even if someone tried to recreate a document from a bag of trash they wouldn't have the full document, it could be spread across multiple dumpsters over a period of time.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One has found a lawnmower, petrol, and a lighter to be most effective for shredding, and destruction of, uh, documents - yeah sure.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microcut crosscutting shredders are good enough for classified documents; they're good enough for you. If you're that worried about it, burn the shreds instead of throwing them away.

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