[ubuntu-uk] mbr

Andy Smith andy at bitfolk.com
Sat Jan 28 19:23:31 UTC 2012

Hello scoundrel50a,

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 06:40:33PM +0000, scoundrel50a wrote:
> What is so wrong about wanting to be able to securely wipe an  
> hdd.........

Nothing. As I stated, a simple single pass of dd is all that's
needed to practically do that, and if you need more than that then
DBAN's your tool.

I use DBAN myself on anything that has other people's data on it
just so I can honestly say to them that the data is gone. For my own
stuff I am happy with a single pass of dd.

> and why do people feel the need to be so condescending when  
> somebody asks about it.......trying to make the person asking look  
> guilty......funny thing, you seem to know how to do it, even with the  
> attitude......

Where is _your_ attitude coming from? I wasn't trying to make anyone
look guilty. No one even made any outlandish suggestions yet so who
would I be trying to make look guilty!? The people who do exactly
the same as what I do?

It is common that people think that all manner of extreme measures
are required, and I was just trying to head that off in a humourous
way so we didn't need to go there. As it turns out I completely
missed the mark anyway because he wasn't actually asking about
secure data deletion.

Maybe I hit a little too close to home. It's OK, scoundrel50a, I
won't come looking for your island fortress. Stand down your
henchpersons. Have a great weekend!


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