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Man uses overturned lawn mower to dispose of old floppy disks

By Ben Hooper
Man uses overturned lawn mower to dispose of old floppy disks
This is one way to get rid of unwanted floppy disks. Screenshot: Will it Mow?/YouTube

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A YouTuber shared video of his novel way of erasing his embarrassing old computer files -- dumping floppy disks into an overturned lawn mower's blades.

The video, posted to YouTube by user Will it Mow?, begins with a man explaining that he wants to get rid of his old floppy disks.

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"I've got a lot of private data on these old disks," the man says. "I better get rid of them to make sure no one sees what I do on my computer."

The man uses four Chronos high speed cameras to record as he sets off the mechanism that dumps the disks one at a time into the lawn mower's blades.

The video offers multiple views and speeds of the disk destruction.

It soon becomes clear why the man wanted the disks destroyed -- they bear labels including "Windows 7 disc 1 of 2794," "Porn.jpg," and "Furry_Porn.gif."

The YouTuber reveals at the end of the video "why no one is allowed in the room" -- a piece of floppy disk was launched by the mower at a speed fast enough to embed it in a wooden board.

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