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Adam Lanza's Hard Drive Damaged Beyond Repair? Motive for Shooting Hidden
Christian Post ^ | 12/18/12 | Brittney Villalva

Posted on 12/18/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by KansasGirl

Adam Lanza's hard drive, which was found destroyed in his Connecticut home, may be beyond repair police say, leaving them at a loss to explain the shooter's motive.

When police first discovered the tainted hard drive, they believed that it could serve as a key piece of evidence in discovering why a 20-year-old man would terrorize an elementary school filled with children. It appears, however, that the shooter did not want his motive unveiled.

"The computer's hard drive appeared to have been badly damaged with a hammer or screw driver," law enforcement authorities told ABC News on Monday. Two other sources reported to a local Connecticut paper that the hard drive had been in pieces.

"He was eliminating [investigators'] ability to figure out what websites he had gone to or who he might have been communicating with," one investigator told Yahoo.

The little information that police do have confirms that Lanza was an avid player of violent video games.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: adamlanzacomputer; newtown; sandyhookshooting
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To: sarasota
This has since been debunked.

What I've read about the two fathers of the two mass murderers is that both fathers were scheduled to testify at the same hearings, not that they were necessarily under investigation.

No idea what the facts are. There's been so much incorrect reporting on this entire story.

81 posted on 12/18/2012 8:28:34 AM PST by Will88
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To: rarestia
With a large enough magnet or EMP generated from simple static electricity, you could easily destroy a SSD.

If you are talking about MRI liquid helium cooled magnets, then yes you can screw up a flash chip. If you are talking about a speaker magnet or even a home tape eraser then it won't bother a flash chip unless you physically smash the chip with the magnet.

I am figuring that the cops will get a raw dump of the memory rather than just trying to turn on the computer. It always bugs me on police TV shows when the cops just turn on a computer and have only a certain number of guesses at the password before the computer will erase the disk, release some virus or something else just as deadly or unlikely. Idiots! Yank out that disk and make a copy with an OS which can't write to the drive or run any program on it.

82 posted on 12/18/2012 8:30:02 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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83 posted on 12/18/2012 8:30:41 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: MortMan; grobdriver

“They” are not being fully truthful, and you are correct.


84 posted on 12/18/2012 8:31:35 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: kidd
You will notice they didn't say who damaged the hard drive, just that it was badly damaged.
85 posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:47 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: KansasGirl

I was involved in writing the first DOD declassification software for hard drives.

I can say that even if the platters are physically damaged, some data can be recovered. It’s expensive though... Very expensive.


86 posted on 12/18/2012 8:33:47 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Will88

And the SVP of CNBC had his children butchered in NYC at home the day after publishing/going with the story on the theft of trillions by banks.

If the source for debunking is snopes, we know it’s important to debunk, don’t we.


87 posted on 12/18/2012 8:34:10 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: KansasGirl

Does anybody have a recent picture of Adam Lanza??? Did he have a DL??? anything recent???


88 posted on 12/18/2012 8:35:07 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Bryanw92
This is another leftist, anarchist, disaffected young male video game player. Since he was a child, any masculine tendency has been declared bad and has been medicated out of him. As a young adult, he has become the feminized metrosexual that everyone demanded he become to fit into their vision of society and he hates that society for making him into a virtual eunuch.

Wow. You got all that from some newspaper reports? Have you ever thought of becoming a psychologist? or maybe a fortune teller? LOL

89 posted on 12/18/2012 8:36:12 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Then why a hammer “or” screwdriver? Wouldn’t it be natural to say “and”, and odd to say “or”?

This isn’t evidence of anything - except perhaps a spokesman who doesn’t know the English language very well.


90 posted on 12/18/2012 8:37:03 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: KansasGirl

Sounds like Vince Fosters hard drive they had to throw away.


91 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:01 AM PST by jacob allen
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To: KansasGirl

I will say this again and as many times as I have to:

I can’t shake the feeling BS/BO’s friends had something to do with the massacre to try and take away firearms.

Also, Bloomberg was too quick out of the starting gate blaming guns before he knew anything concrete.


92 posted on 12/18/2012 8:38:31 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Hans
Hillary must have fallen and hit her head on the hard drive. It explains everything.

Exactly! A double, leftist, convenient coincidence.

93 posted on 12/18/2012 8:39:03 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: KansasGirl
Adam Lanza's hard drive, which was found destroyed in his Connecticut home, may be beyond repair police say,

Horse puckey.

They should give it to this guy. He'll get the data off of it.

Steve Gibson, Founder, Gibson Research Corp

94 posted on 12/18/2012 8:39:03 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: 6ppc

The hammer or screwdriver to damage isn’t the reason why I find the statement odd. It’s the police spokesman saying it was either a hammer or a screwdriver - not both, and not just one, but possibly either.

Odd construction of the sentence.

Personally, I favor a 12 gauge for dealing with old hard drives. :)


95 posted on 12/18/2012 8:39:57 AM PST by MortMan (I will be true to my principles.)
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To: EEGator

Let me ask you this... does the media lie every day? Why would they suddenly start telling the truth?

LLS


96 posted on 12/18/2012 8:40:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: apillar

Now that’s change you can believe in! bamachains.


97 posted on 12/18/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by hope
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To: MortMan
But maybe the aluminum in my hat is too tight.

Aluminum! Ye gods man. You must use tin! A proper Tin Foil Hat is made of tin! Hard to find, yes. But aluminum foil just doesn't cut it!

98 posted on 12/18/2012 8:46:11 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

They clearly have agendas. I don’t think every single word is a lie. They seem more prone to not saying anything vs. telling lies. I think more truth gets out now due to the internet. (more BS as well)


99 posted on 12/18/2012 8:47:28 AM PST by EEGator
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To: sarasota

Supposedly... depends on which story is true.

LLS


100 posted on 12/18/2012 8:49:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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