Nice try, fellas, but you're not gonna put one over on me that easily!
..Now, then, was that three minutes on medium or high?
When I was in college in 1996/1997, my course load required us to fill studio and lab time through the night. CDs were still about CAN$3, or so, a pop, and the one, lonely 2× Sony burner was given to spitting out coasters now and then. A bad night in the lab could cost you twelve bucks. As luck had it, one night at 3am or so I was 3 or 4 coasters into what was should have been a routine burn. My assignment was due in nine hours and I was at the end of my rope. I felt a little venting was in order. I gathered the ungood CDRs and headed with a buddy to the school cafeteria, where lived a large, industrial-strength microwave. I tossed the CDs in, dialed up two seconds on 'high' and stood back. Now, I don't know what sort of die they used in those CDs, but the ensuing shower of sparks was indeed something magnificent to behold. I highly recommend that anyone with a vendetta against a CD try this method of execution. It's thoroughly satisfying, although the smoke is putrid.
I hung the newly decorated plastic discs in the MIDI lab in defiance, and to demonstrate my terrible new power.
Oohh -- hard drive's done!