posted on Dec, 9 2006 @ 10:14 PM
I know that 1.44 hard disks can be coated with layers of certain substances (not going to go into it - please nobody ask), set to ignite when the head
reads them (friction) - they burn very hot and can destroy the computer into which they are inserted. People have used them as a prank, but they also
see use as a means to destroy evidence contained on computers. If you've got one resting in the drive, and someone comes busting in the door,
popping the disk in will almost certainly destroy your computer and prevent authorities from extracting information stored there.
A CD though? Even using a very powerful high explosive, a CD is extremely thin. I don't see how it could contain a charge capable of inflicting
serious damage at a distance of a foot or more.
I would like to know more about this, because something seems strange. Such a small amount of explosive would be a poor assasination tool. It would
be little more than a powerful firecracker, I would think.
Perhaps it was a method for importing explosives under the radar, so to speak? You could probably ship a whole cargo container full of CDs without
raising the interest of customs, but that many would provide a substantial amount of bang for your buck.
I mean, some booby traps can function with a very small charge - things like phones with tiny bomblets in the earpiece. It doesn't take a large
amount of explosives to do a lot of damage if you hold the thing up to your head.
But a CD?
No, I think it would make much more sense if the CD was a way to get the explosives delivered somewhere undetected.