Recover lost files on DVD, Ubuntu 





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Today is Sunday, October 8

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Todays Bonehead Award:
Wisconsin mom arrested for killing 4-year-old 
son by setting him on fire in bathtub
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Today, Oct 8 in
1950 U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea.
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______________________________________________________ You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light. --- Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848) Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. --- Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937) Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses. --- Socratex ______________________________________________________ If you like the Humor Letter, please vote! ______________________________________________________ A young lady was sitting in a fine restaurant one night. Waiting for her date as she was, she wanted to make sure everything was perfect. So, as she bends down in her chair to get the mirror from her purse, she accidentally farts quite loudly just as the waiter walks up. Sitting up straight, embarrassed and red faced, sure that everyone in the place heard her, she turns to the waiter and demands, "Stop that!" The waiter looks at her dryly and says, "Sure lady, which way did you fire it ?" _____________________________________________________ Thanks to Bonnie for this story: An old trapper up north was having a bad infection in his mouth so went to a dentist .He told the dentist that he just wanted the tooth pulled. When the dentist checked him, he told the old fellow that he had two abscessed teeth and he needed antibiotics and he'd have to give him some novocaine to ease the pain. The old man told him to just pull them out and not bother with the novocaine, as pain didn't bother him. After a short discussion he told the dentist that he'd only felt pain twice in his life. So the dentist gets his pliers out and pulls one tooth. He asks if he wants something for the pain and is told to just go ahead and pull the other. While the Dentist is finishing up he tells the old man: "You are a tough old codger aren't you? You said you had felt pain twice in your life ! When was that?" The man tells him: "........Well,years ago I was out checking my traps and I had to take a crap so I backed up to a tree and needless to say I was right over a bear trap. That trap closed on my testicles and believe me I felt pain then!!" "My goodness!", says the dentist, "I'm not surprised, but when was the other time you felt pain?" "When I hit the end of that chain, that the trap was tied to!" _____________________________________________________ Malwarebytes for Home | Anti-Malware Premium | Free Trial Download ______________________________________________________ Thanks to Dave for this story: An old Wild West fort is about to be attacked. The wily old general sends for his trusty Indian scout. "You must use all your thirty years of skill in trying to estimate the sort of army we are up against here." The trusty Indian scout lies down and puts his ear to the ground. "Heap large war party," he says, "maybe three hundred braves, four chiefs, two on black stallions, two on white stallions. All have war paint. Many many guns. Medicine man also with them." "Good grief!" exclaims the general. "You can tell all of that just by listening to the ground?" "Nah," replied the Indian, "I can see under the gate." ______________________________________________________ Courchevel, France. The altitude difference of this runway is about 60 meters (200 ft) between touch-down stripes and the almost level parking area. _____________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ Reported by the Bausell Sailor An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Amelia DiStasio 23, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Wisconsin mom arrested for killing 4-year-old son by setting him on fire in bathtub A Milwaukee mother has been accused of killing her 4-year- old son by setting him on fire in a bathtub in their apartment, according to multiple reports. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Amelia DiStasio's son, Antonio, begged her to stop as she allegedly used 7 belts to bind his arms behind his back before placing him into the tub where he was burned to death with cooking oil. A resident of the apartment complex where the 23-year-old woman lived with her young son allegedly told police she heard Antonio yell, Please mommy, stop! I won't do it again! According to CBS News, the woman alleged she then heard the suspect yell: Shut up! DiStasio has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide, according to online court records accessed by PEOPLE. Police were initially called to DiStasio's apartment Sept. 28, on reports of smoke coming from the unit. Inside, they found Antonio's burned remains. They also discovered the child's head had allegedly been covered with a plastic garbage bag before he was set on fire. ABC11 also reports that a pet guinea pig was allegedly found drowned in a cage next to the bathtub. DiStasio allegedly fled the apartment after starting the blaze and was found not long after police arrived, walking down a nearby street. WDJT reports investigators found Web searches on DiStasio's phone, allegedly including How do canabals die [sic] and How to kill a canabal [sic]. According to the station, the phone had also accessed a message board dedicated to an online game in which players fight cannibals. The message board allegedly detailed ways to kill cannibals within the game, including Kill it with fire! DiStasio remains jailed with bail set at $400,000. It was unclear Friday if she has an attorney. She has not entered a plea to the charges. _________________________________ Tech Support Pits From: Frank Re: Recover lost files on DVD, Ubuntu Dear Webby, Something erased almost 5 Gb of video and still pictures from a DVD we used to save our recent second honeymoon after 50 years of waiting. When I went to show some to a friend The diskĀ was shown as blank. Is there any software for Ubuntu that will recover it? Thank you for a great newsletter. Frank Dear Dave Der Frank There are half a dozen Ubuntu tools for recovering lost files on a DVD, plus you can use the command line: the DVD is usually /dev/sr0 Then to access the DVD content, use foremost (Install it with sudo apt-get install foremost) List the content of the DVD (even the erased one): sudo foremost -w /dev/sr0 Processing: /dev/sr0 To recover all data sudo foremost all /dev/sr0 everything is then available in ~/output/ And to make files visible: sudo chmod -R 777 ~/output/ The program used, foremost, is tiny and installs quickly, and of course is free. If you don't like operating from the command line, you can try dvdisaster for data cd's and dvd's. Really good if you like graphical tools. Another one is PhotoRec. It is commonly used if a camera trashed some picture folder on a DVD. For the future, I would strongly advise to NEVER use the camera to write to DVD. Always take the memory chip out of the camera and read it either with the computer, if it has a reader slot, or with a cheap (under $10) USB chip reader, and writer them onto the hard drive first, and to DVD or CD from there. A fringe benefit of that is that you got a safety copy, and of course editing is many times faster on the hard drive. Even on the chip editing is many times faster and safer than on a DVD. They are NOT made for editing, just for storing and playing. Once you have recovered the files, copy the entire DVD onto the hard drive, and write them to a brand new DVD. Then mark the old one with a Mark-All as a coffee mug coaster. I would never trust it again. DVDs are really cheap compared to lost files. Have FUN! DearWebby

Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a police officer sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH. He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies -- two in the front seat and three in the back - wide-eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?" "Ma'am," the officer replies, "you weren't speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers." "Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly ... Twenty-two miles an hour!" the woman says a bit proudly. The police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that "22" was the highway number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error. "But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask ... is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks with concern. "Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off that awful gravel road Hwy 119." A few minutes later,as the officer related the event on his radio, some other officer quipped: "Better shoot them down before they get to the 401." (The 401, also called the "Number 1" or the "Highway of Heroes" is the TransCanada Highway.)
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____________________________________________________ Two women were at a bar. One said, "You know, eighty percent of all men think the best way to end a fight is to make love." "Well," said the other, "that would certainly revolutionize the game of hockey!" __________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Thanks To Ross For This Story: The Airliner Pushed Back From The Gate, The Flight Attendant Gave The Passengers The Usual Information Regarding Seat Belts, Etc. Finally, She Said, "Now Sit Back And Enjoy Your Trip While Your Captain, Judith Campbell, And Crew Take You Safely To Your Destination. "Ed, Sitting In The Eighth Row Thought To Himself, "Did I Hear Her Right? Is The Captain A Woman?" When The Attendants Came By With The Drink Cart, He Said "Did I Understand You Right? Is The Captain A Woman?" "Yes," Said The Attendant, "In Fact, This Entire Crew Is Female." "My God," Said Ed, "I'd Better Have Two Scotch And Sodas. I Don't Know What To Think Of All Those Women Up There In The Cockpit." "That's Another Thing Sir," Said The Attendant, "We No Longer Call It The Cock Pit." "Now It's The "Box Office"
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Thanks to Hope for this insight: AMAZING CONCLUSION INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS WITH AN AMAZING CONCLUSION ! 1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL. 2. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING 3. The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL. 4. The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL. 5. The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS. and........ 6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF. THE AMAZING CONCLUSION: The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become. ____________________________________________________ Thanks to Barry for this story: Grandma's boyfriend A 5-year-old boy went to visit his grandmother one day. Playing with his toys in her bedroom while grandma was dusting, he looked up and said, "Grandma, how come you don't have a boyfriend now that Grandpa went to heaven?" Grandma replied, "Honey, my TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The religious programs make me feel good and the comedies make me laugh. I'm happy with my TV as my boyfriend." Grandma turned on the TV, and the reception was terrible. She started adjusting the knobs, trying to get the picture in focus.Frustrated, she started hitting the backside of the TV hoping to fix the problem. The little boy heard the doorbell ring, so he hurried to open the door, and there stood Grandma's minister. The minister said, "Hello, son, is your Grandma home?" The little boy replied, "Yeah, she's in the bedroom bangin' her boyfriend."

Today, October 8, in 
1895 The Berliner Gramophone Company was founded in
Philadelphia, PA. 

1904 "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT. 

1915 During World War I, the Battle of Loos concluded. 

1918 U.S. Corporal Alvin C. York almost single-handedly
killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 in the Argonne
Forest in France. York had originally tried to avoid being
drafted as a conscientious objector. After this event he was
promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Congressional Medal
of Honor. 

1919 The first transcontinental air race in the U.S. began. 

1945 U.S. President Truman announced that only Britain and
Canada would be given the secret to the atomic bomb. 

1950 U.N. forces crossed into North Korea from South Korea. 

1952 "The Complete Book of Etiquette" was published for the
first time. 

1966 The U.S. Government declared that LSD was dangerous and
an illegal substance. 

1970 Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the Nobel
Prize for literature. 

1979 "Sugar Babies" opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on
Broadway. 

1981 U.S. President Reagan greeted former Presidents Carter,
Ford and Nixon to the White House. The group was preparing
to leave for Egypt to attend the funeral of Anwar Sadat. 

1982 In Poland, all labor organizations, including
Solidarity, were banned. 

1991 A slave burial site was found by construction workers
in lower Manhattan. The "Negro Burial Ground" had been
closed in 1790. Over a dozen skeletons were found. 

1993 The U.S. government issued a report absolving the FBI
of any wrongdoing in its final assault in Waco, TX, on the
Branch Davidian compound. The fire that ended the siege
killed as many as 85 people. 

1996 Pope John Paul II underwent a successful operation to
remove his inflamed appendix. 

1998 Taliban forces attacked Iranian border posts. Iran said
that three border posts were destroyed before the Taliban
forces were forced to retreat. The Taliban of Afghanistan
denied the event occurred. 

1998 Canada and Netherlands were voted into the U.N.
Security Council. 

2001 Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania, was sworn
in as director of the new U.S. department of Homeland
Security.

2001 Rush Limbaugh announced to his listeners that he was
totally deaf in his left ear and had only partial hearing in
his right ear. The condition had happened in a three month
period. 

2001 Two Russian cosmonauts made the first spacewalk to be
conducted outside of the international space station without
a shuttle present. 

2002 A federal judge approved U.S. President George W.
Bush's request to reopen West Coast ports, to end a caustic
10-day labor lockout. The lockout was costing the U.S.
economy an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion a day. 

2003 China announced that it would have a human crew orbit
the Earth briefly on October 15. 

2003 Vietnam and the United States reached a tentative
agreement that would allow the first commercial flights
between the two countries since the end of the Vietnam War. 

2003 Siegfried Fischbacher and his manager announced that
the "Siegfried and Roy" show at the Mirage was canceled
permanently. It was also said that if Roy Horn survived,
after a tiger attack on October 3, the duo would continue to
work together. 

2004 The first-ever direct presidential elections were held
in Afghanistan. 

2017  smiled.


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