This may not be helpful or even apply in this situation - but - I had problems installing Linux on an old Mac Book, Ubuntu & Mint wouldn't even get off the ground. But I did manage to get Linux Lite installed.
The only issue was the keyboard. Some keys worked - sort of - some did not work -...
Good article. I don't very often use wget but I had never thought about the certificates issue with it. Nice.
I agree that not every site 'needs' HTTPS or other security certs.
Probably no need to mention this to anyone using wget but to someone just starting out with it - it may be worth...
Not sure which you are referring to but here are some links:
My Hard Drive Died
CENTER FOR MEMORY AND RECORDING RESEARCH
Scott Moulton over at My Hard Drive Died mentions some Russian guy who has software tools available which can access the drive at a very low level.
I agree. That's been my experience also. A VM is good for a quick spin around but to get the full effect I like to install on 'bare metal'. That's where having a spare box or two just for playing around and experimenting comes in handy.
Multiple overwrites will generally make the data unrecoverable for all practical purposes.
The site "MyHardDriveDied" has some very good and interesting information regarding this. He does forensic file recovery.
But here is the thing I have not seen mentioned here and which many people forget...