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...
If you want to re-boot the system perhaps REISUB would work.
Not sure how to kill one process if keyboard is unresponsive but perhaps using just the R of the above would work
Exactly what I was going to suggest.
Installing a 500GB SSD in my Acer laptop with decent specs made a pronounced improvement in startup and shutdown times.
One other thing that may improve startup time somewhat would be to turn off automatic startup of applications which are not needed at...
I found this question & answer over on Distrowatch.com rather interesting.
Just about everything performed in the terminal happens so fast I never gave it much thought because by the time I thought about it - it was already done!