[ubuntu-uk] mbr

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 16:48:39 UTC 2012

Not an attitude, just a question........
On Jan 28, 2012 7:23 PM, "Andy Smith" <andy at bitfolk.com> wrote:

> 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!
> Cheers,
> Andy
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