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  • v. Present participle of degauss.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of making a (steel) ship's hull nonmagnetic by producing an opposing magnetic field


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  • They let him check the files himself and prove that there was no such Pfc. The "degaussing" effect?

    More Than Human

  • Under a 2001 Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence memorandum, there are only three acceptable ways to sanitize equipment hard drives: overwriting with software to release for reuse, demagnetizing or "degaussing" to render data unreadable, or physically destroying the equipment by force after overwriting or degaussing.

    Government Computer News Current Issue

  • "I'll send them an explanation of how to build a degaussing shield to protect their bodies."

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • As the chemistry of drive platters reaching 1Tb require up to 15,000 Oerstead of Magnetic energy to accomplish coercion, present degaussing technology, originally designed for tapes and low density magnetic media, will not be able to effectively destroy hard drive data.

    Free tool lets you “shred” your data | Sync Blog

  • Usually the escapees go to a kind of halfway house, a conservative foundation, where they explore their options while degaussing their past records, helping us forget whatever it is they were doing in the good old days.

    Marvin Kitman: For Pete's Sake

  • Panasonic is successfully using the new technology at the Matsushita Eco Technology Center METEC to recover copper from degaussing coils covered with vinyl chloride tape found in CRT TVs.

    February 2008 -

  • Thus, entering the numbers was a degaussing process.

    LOSTCasts 53: Catch-22

  • Without this degaussing, the magnetic field will now grow until it results in planetary catastrophe.

    LOSTCasts 53: Catch-22

  • Interesting extrapolation on the degaussing theory.

    LOSTCasts 53: Catch-22

  • “And with the greatest pleasure, I am now degaussing the deckplates for the smallest whole prime of all, which is not the number one because of its special conditions, but the only number in all the universe which is both prime and even…two!”

    Captain’s Peril


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