Paranoid that I am, I always burn our discards, even the ones that the
system says are unreadable. There is no question about the readability
after that.

Jerry C. Adams
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-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jim
Oberholtzer
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 6:04 PM
To: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Subject: RE: Disposing old tapes

Degaussing the tape will completely destroy it. (magnets).

Then again if your that near a farm, how about a small fire?

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-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
PaultinNZ
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2015 3:38 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Disposing old tapes

Love to see the replies to this.

On 1 August 2015 at 08:30, Nathan Andelin <nandelin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I removed the reels from the cartridges, placed the plastic and mental
remains in the recycle bin, then used a knife to cut through tape.

Would passing the tape between a couple of strong cow magnets be just
as effective as shredding the tape?
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