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Comment Re:Overkill? (Score 1) 497

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

If you are REALLY paranoid, try a couple more 'dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/hda && dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda' s.

Zero'ng can (theretically) be circumvented by picking up residual data patterns ... but 2 or more random writes in between...

I'd like a link on any scenario where it's been done...

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Submission + - iPhone Killer: NES Controller + Motorola SLVR (

An anonymous reader writes: If you've got an old Motorola SLVR and an older NES controller, you can combine the two quite snugly, apparently. Although I've seen this attempted online before with other phones, this is the first one I've seen where the controller actually can shut around the phone. I can't figure out how to link directly to the bottom half of the page, but skip down and you'll find it.
Data Storage

Submission + - Artificial neural network storage - a first? (

GovCheese writes: Two scientists at the University of Tel Aviv, Professors Baruchi and Ben-Jacob, claim to have stored information in an medium of a network of neurons cultured outside the brain. The stored information, which they called "memories," persisted for a matter of days. The short article in the Jerusalem Post remarks, "They are apparently the first in the world to have actually stored information in a cultured neural network for an extended period." Of course it was the headline "cyberbrain" that caught my attention, and the phrase in the article "neuro-silico cyberchip" isn't too shabby either. Johnny Mnemonic anyone?

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