One of my acquaintances decided to finally ride his garage-ornament to work today. Rather than mess with strapping his laptop bag to the bike, he tossed the computer into his handy-dandy tank bag. Whodathunkit, those giant magnets that do such a great job of holding the bag to the tank are also excellent at degaussing hard drives. All the bits on his hard drive are now neatly arranged rows of 0's. All the 1's went away.