Reminds me of the time I walked into the coffee alcove at work (let's let it be nameless for a while...) and noticed that someone had (accidentally?) swapped the lids on the Aluminum Cans and Plastic Bottles bins.
So the front of one said Plastic Only and the top said Aluminum Only, and vice-versa.
I stopped to wonder if it would make any sense to swap them back at THAT time....
I noticed a lot of people who are against the act of shredding...I luv to shred -makes me feel good, especially when I can fuel my Pig & Chicken roast... ... ..I also luv Shreddies!
Seriously though, up north here, we have professor/scientist who developed Bio-paper that can detect pathogens and the such.
So, what would it take to develop paper that, under the same principle can either, rapidly "bio-degrade" -OR- alter the ink pattern when subjected to an Electro-Magnetic field that has to be modulated at a particular frequency(s) for deliberate destruction of sensitive data?
Just another silly thought running around my squirrel cage brain -to bad the hamster is dead! :P
40 years ago, at a WT Grant retail company, the credit department issued instead of credit
cards with low credit limits ($250), a book of credit vouchers (like the old american express
travel cheques). The booklet was good for a 6 months and when expired could be turned in
for a new one. Shredding wasn't used to dispose of the old booklets, instead they were
torned in half, placed in a bucket and liquid bleach was poured over them. The bleach partially
dissolved and discolored the vouchers rendering them fully unusable. After stirring and making
sure that all pieces were fully touched by the bleach, the mixture was allowed to sit until the
bleach had evaporated. The mixture was then then bagged and sent to the dumpster to go to
the land fill. We have come a long way since then and a industrial shreader to a sucured bin
that is handled by a propfessional recycling firm is much better.
That is the story for tonight gentlemen and ladies, Merry Christmas! to all even the PHB
I had a VP/CIO of a billion-dollar company raise an objection to an idea I had because saving shipping bill data to a user's (password-protected) PC would be insecure. I didn't want to tell him that the web browser the user used undoubtedly cached all of the scanned billing images it downloaded to the PC already, and appropriately to this cartoon, the existing system printed out lots of bill images we didn't need so they were all dumped into the recycle bin. Meanwhile, the company only allowed the legal department to have sticky notes (!), so everyone on the floor reached into the recycle bin for scrap paper, including visiting sales people as the bin was next to a meeting room. At that time the company leased its HQ, so an outside third-party cleaning team came in at night who could also scoop up all of these bill printouts from the recycle bin.