Nick March 29th, 2015
Are always lots of lotteries offering big prizes around us.
But how can we win these big prices?
I always had an eye on them and tried to understand more about numbers and their statistics.
Nobody has the absolute answer and nobody can guess the lottery numbers, but is absolutely verified that checking the previously drawn numbers and calculating statistics you can improve your chances to win the lottery.
I won’t give you any crystal ball, but I will try to post here relevant statistics that could help you win. I will start with Saturday Lotto / Tatts Lotto and based on feedback that I get from readers this post could evolve and become an independent page or even a whole nine yards website…. who knows?
Where can you find the raw data?
Few Aussie official lottery sites don’t publish anymore the whole past draws, but you still can find them on Lottery West and Tatts websites:
What can we do with all these numbers?
What I normally calculate is the frequency, pairs, triplets, quartets, draws sum and then group the numbers in four different categories ‘hot’, ‘cold’, ‘due’ and ‘previous’.
‘hot’ – numbers drawn in the last 10 draws, but not the last draw
‘cold’ – numbers having a lower overall frequency and not drawn in the last 10 draws
‘due’ – numbers having a higher overall frequency and not drawn in the last 10 draws
‘previous’ – numbers drawn in the last draw
All these stuff can help filter out the numbers which are unlikely to be drawn in the next draw.
For all past draws I have calculated frequency, pairs, triplets, quartets, draws sum and then group the numbers in four different categories ‘hot’, ‘cold’, ‘due’ and ‘previous’….. so I could see a pattern:
About 66% of drawn numbers are ‘hot’ number
About 15% of drawn numbers are ‘cold’ numbers
About 6% of drawn numbers are ‘due’ numbers
About 13% of drawn numbers are ‘previous’ numbers
This pattern is almost the same, over time…..draw after draw, since ’86.
So, what can you do?
If you play 6 number, play 4 x ‘hot’, 1 x ‘cold’, 1 x ‘previous’ by example….less numbers to choose from, more chances to win.
If you want to increase the chances to win a price (not necessarily the big one), play 6 or 7 or 8 ‘hot’ numbers…
Let’s see some updated Tattslotto statistics – just created this database:
I will update it weekly for Tatts Lotto and please comment – if you are interested in other lotteries – let me know and I will create few other on line lotto statistics databases.
Nick June 15th, 2013
Posted In: TattsLotto Statistics
If you are in EMS business, you know how important is to have a good test solution for all your products.
A common test solution is In Circuit Test and also you might have:
ICT is many times a basic requirement for PCBA’s testing.
Test solution has to be properly designed and deployed in order to give you a good test coverage.
Once you have it designed, deployed, validated, you need to get under control the messages from the ICT machines.
ICT prints dockets for each failed PCBA and also creates logfiles, where tests results and measurement are recorded/logged.
It’s all good to have the data saved in the log files, but when you need to analyze large amount of information from the log files you need a tool that will help you extract and organize these data.
Scripts, OEM software tools have been made available, but quite often these tools were expensive and not really designed for engineering needs.
I had the same issue as many others, had data available in the log files, but it was so damn hard to get them out of there and make them useful, meaningful, summarized in a good report.
For example, many time I’ve questioned myself:
I couldn’t find too much help checking available solutions from ICT manufacturers like HP (Agilent), IFR (Marconi), Genrad and then I’ve started thinking how can it be done?
HPDC is a file parser – it opens log files, from ICT Machines like HP3070, IFR4220, takes relevant information from them, and sends the information to a MySQL database.
Now that data are nicely organized, in a MySQL database purposely built for easy access, creating reports should be an easy task.
HPDA is a software solution developed to interpret data collected by HPDC, bring them closer to you, make them useful.
Through comprehensive reports this software is capable to present a holistic image of your ICT testers.
Need to know yields, top defects, retest, cycle time – you’ll have them in a sec.
Need to know ICT machines utilization – done in a sec.
Need to see more specific failure report or failures related with a specific serial number or do paperless debug – no worries.
Need to know if a board was pass or fail last time when it was tested, or if that board was tested using the right program – too easy.
If you want to find more about HPDC & HPDA or ICT data collection/collectors in general check the webpage linked below:
Or contact me.
Have fun playing with your ICT machines….
Nick March 30th, 2012
Tags: Nick's Software
Regardless of how the rest of your day goes, here’s something to be happy about — today a honey pot you installed successfully identified a previously unknown email harvester (IP: 22.214.171.124). The harvester was caught by your honey pot installed at:
You can find information about your newly identified harvester here:
Info on all the harvesters that have been spotted by your honey pots is also available here:
Don’t forget to tell your friends you made the Internet a little better today. You can refer them to Project Honey Pot directly from our website:
You’ve chosen to receive this message every time one of your honey pots or donated MXs helps identify a new harvester. We don’t blame you, we’re constantly checking in to see what we’ve caught. However, if you’re sick of these messages, you can turn them off by visiting your settings page:
Thanks from the entire Project Honey Pot team and, we’re sure if they knew, from the Internet community as a whole.
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Nick May 18th, 2014
Posted In: Project Honey Pot
Tags: Project Honey Pot
We’ll start sharing info on Nick’s Software Facebook Page:
Nick April 13th, 2014
Got this new gorgeous phone Sony Xperia Z1 and it looks and feels amazing.
It has premium looks and premium hardware spec.
Sony advertise the phone as:
Then why my phone looks like a 3 years old, scratched phone after 2 weeks of light use?
The truth is Sony use scratch resistant glass, which is tough and good quality, but this glass is covered with ASF – Anti Shatter Film – which is absolutely low quality and catches scratches just rubbing your nails on it.
So, what can be done?
Looks like the only sensible thing to do is to change the AFS layer by yourself, coz telcos and Sony give you BS only.
Maybe once they get more similar complains they will treat the problem differently.
Removing the ASF you will loose the Sony logo, which is baked into this screen protector rather than etched onto the glass.
And also voids the warranty, they say….which is harsh and unfair having in mind that their ASF layer is faulty and low quality.
If your Xperia Z1 is not scratched yet you should hurry and buy a screen protector that probably is better and will last longer than the original ASF layer.
If your phone is scratched already, here are some good tips on how to remove the ASF without creating more damage to your phone.
Hope it helps to keep your Xperia Z1 scratch free, as it should be.
Nick January 18th, 2014
Posted In: Sony Xperia Z1
As you can see Amazon was kicked out from Top 10. Would be interesting to see why?
So, why did Alexa kicked out Amazon from Top 10?
Twitter is better at Social Media Chapter, I guess, not Google+ though:
Backlinks are telling quite the same story Twitter wins by far!
One parameter from here…is very much liked by Google (and Alexa) and can swap the position of these sites at any time in the Top, with minimum variation.
Which one will be?
Your Answers below….
Nick September 2nd, 2013
Posted In: Uncategorized
Well, dummy words have no search or competition on the WEB. Let’s write NickSoftware reversed erawtfoskcin and see how quick Google index it and how this mini article will rank in SERP.
My guess, in two minutes, it will be ranking page 1 in SERP for keyword erawtfoskcin.
OK, let’s count.
Got number one in SERP in two days.
Nick August 24th, 2013
Posted In: Uncategorized
Just recovered this blog from a quite nasty hack – sorry if I had to delete some legit users.
Any legit users are welcome back – hackers stay away – I’m watching you!
Nick July 16th, 2013
Posted In: hackers suck
These days computing technology evolves so fast and many times we get caught in a avalanche of upgrades or equipment change just to keep us up to date…
Of course all these new stuff cost money and is not quite easy to buy just to be on top. You have to have an increase need to upgrade.
On the other hand, many business have quite upgrading to reduce cost, and after a while they have found themselves in a deep predicament and far behind their own industry standards…
How good or bad your IT equipment – where are you in all this IT saga – at home or at work?
An easy and free way to share these info with us would be to run GeekBench benchmark software on your equipment and fill out the following form.
Nick June 29th, 2013
Posted In: Uncategorized