Instead of an acid bath, have they tried bombarding the cells with slightly-greasy solar radiation?
Then the site is probably all ads anyway and can just be completely avoided. In an entire internet of sites I'm sure we won't miss that one.
TFA already does that. Heat Source->Spreader->tiny air gap with good heat transfer due to being tiny and churned->spinning heatsink/propeller.
Reminds me of Dethwater
I'm guessing the tarball gets around the "permissions are whiped-out" issue, and as the GP mentions, this is only for moving files from one *nix machine to another (not playing files off of the external drive). Seem pretty straight-forward to me. It just doesn't address the permissions problem when playing files directly off of the drive.