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Operator Papier-Mâchè Modelling Shredder

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[based on a throwaway line in "Obfuscating Shredder"]

Basic shredders are not secure enough - you can, with a bit of patience, stick all the bits back together. Cross-cut shredders are better, but what could be more secure than a papier- mâchè modelling shredder?
This shredder would cross-cut your documents, mix them with water and glue, scan the operator standing in front of the machine (who has chosen to adopt a pose out of "Saturday Night Fever"), and then mould the papier-mâchè into a tiny model of the operator.
When you have enough statues of yourself around the offfice, you can get the machine to make papier-mâchè models of logs for burning in your fireplace.
hippo, Jan 27 2004

For [wagster] https://www.youtube...watch?v=1zLMBAl-aqQ
..." To all my friends ! " [normzone, Sep 01 2015]

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       This is fantastic!
calum, Dec 29 2005
  

       excellent. happy new year, hippo.   

       <holds hand up> put your mod hat on for a mo. why is this idea not emboldened in my recent view? I thought it was a churned idea for a few moments.
po, Dec 29 2005
  

       And if someone steals your information, you know who took it.
Jscotty, Dec 29 2005
  

       But [po], it's dated early 2004. Good churn, [calum].
Worldgineer, Dec 29 2005
  

       Duh! how the hell was this ignored for a year?
po, Dec 29 2005
  

       The same way a lot of good ideas are missed. Like my "Pothole-based GPS calibration" idea posted earlier this month (hint).
Worldgineer, Dec 29 2005
  

       Timing is everything. Posting during a lull can let a good idea sink unnoticed, and posting during a flurry of good ideas can do the same.   

       Like all my ideas (hint).
normzone, Dec 29 2005
  

       odd - I could have sworn this had some annotations betwen Jan '04 and Dec '05
hippo, Jan 01 2006
  

       I don't think the "Pothole-based GPS calibration" idea was so much ignored as it was left alone out of a strange mix of apathy and exasperation.   

       At least that's my take on it...
zigness, Jan 03 2006
  

       I would post them to all my friends so they wouldn't ever have to be without me...
wagster, May 18 2008
  

       I'd prefer a pinata version, with candy inside. You can then post them to your friends who might harbor negative feeling toward you.
Worldgineer, May 19 2008
  

       3D printing has made this idea almost do-able now
hippo, Sep 01 2015
  

       I'll vote for this as long as the glue price is not set to pay the subsidy of the the shredder price.
wjt, Sep 01 2015
  
      
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