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## January 22, 2007, 9:58 amFiltering should produce no profit with state lotteries mathematically

I am not completely sure as I don't know much about statistics and mathematics, but according to what little I know about it, it just came to me that filtering pick 3 numbers in my particular way, should produce results which should be no better or just a very little better (Maybe from 1 to 10 % better) than by using random picks or quick picks.

The above should be mathematically true if playing with the state lotteries using filters for straight with my filtering method.

The odds of winning should be even worse if playing boxed (Any Order) unless maybe if doubles are also played then maybe the odds might be somewhat better and about the same as with playing straights..

There are 1000 straight pick 3 numbers, by the time that they are filtered down to 500 the odds of winning even with filters in my way should be very close to 50% or about the same as with random quick-picks.

By the time that the numbers have been filtered down to 250 straights the odds of winning even with my filtering method should be about 25% or same as with quick-picks.

If filtering the 220 boxed numbers by the time that they are filtered down to 110 maybe the odds of winning even with my method should be about 50% and when reduced to 55 numbers the odds of winning maybe should be about 25% or the same as with quick-picks.

Mathematicians, MikeK and others seem to be right.

By all rights, with my filtering method, it should only be possible to make a more or less regular profit playing online at odds that are much better than with the state lotteries (900 to 1).

Yet in practice there is a (Very Small) chance that the mathematical odds can be beat and that a person might also make a profit with the state lotteries.

The problem is that filtering successes don't "Compound", but failures do.

I was somewhat aware of these things before, but not as much as I am right now.

A problem is that while random more often likes change better, sometimes, but often enough is much stronger towards staying the same and as filters' failures compound or add up to each other, this totally ruins the chances of winning often enough to make a regular profit with state lotteries, it might perhaps still be possible, but chances are very small.

All of the above is taking into account that the lottery draws and their resulting winning numbers are truly random, if they are not, then those calculations might be offset or wrong.

But newer and maybe better filtering techniques might produce better results.

But I might no longer post newer filters' tutorials, I have my reasons for this, sad as it is.

That is all, good luck.

Fernando.

Last Edited: January 22, 2007, 10:19 am

Entry #34

## January 2, 2007, 11:37 amTime for another break from LP.

I don't remember for sure, but I think that I started to learn about pick 3 filters from program's demos (Trials), perhaps mostly from P34Lotto, while I don't remember, I don't think that I learned anything or at least very much about filters from the Lottery Post, the Lottery Post was just a place that gave me "Focus".

I have gotten a few ideas about the lottery from here, but most of my ideas came from program's demos and myself.

Program's demos were the only or the best source of pick 3 filters information, probably the only source.

It seems as if now, the largest and best source of that information are my past posts here at LP, both as LANTERN and as EXCALIBUR, now a lesser, but still good enough source are the programs that have been made and mostly those by Ricky and Ragwi due to my many posts here at LP.

I don't know, but it does not look as if there will be any more or at least too many more filters programs made.

I will no longer post much here, but I might still come here every so often to check on new things.

But not daily no more after today.

Does not look as if Marco will ever come out with a newer version of LottoSync.

Anastasios will be gone for quite a while.

The Expert Lotto program seems to be the only thing going on right now that is that is still in good development.

Good luck to all.

Entry #33

## December 1, 2006, 4:18 amFirst readings Person # 2 More tomorrow

Person # 2
30 December 1966 18:00 (GMT+05:30)
New Delhi, India (28n36 77e12)
I. Person, their will, relation to life, reaction to an environment
The First House is the House of the Self, symbolizing your personality, disposition, and the image of yourself which you
project to the world. It gives you a general picture of your nature and the goals you have in life. The Natural Ruler (or
corresponding zodiac sign) of the First House is Aries.
(Natal Houses Overview)
FIRST HOUSE rules the physical body and its constitution and appearance; it determines conditions in the childhood home while
the person is under control of the parents.
(The Message of the Stars by Max Heindel)
* 16th degree of Cancer
A futuristic editorial office provides unconscious symbolism; table, manuscript, martial visitor, all are square.
(Sabian Symbols)
* CANCER ASCENDANT
The Cancer Ascendant endows you with a sympathetic, idealistic and sensitive nature capable of much emotional warmth. There
is a need for domesticity and a happily family life where your nurturing quality can find expression. Emotional experiences
are all important and on occasion they may dominate your life for better or for worse. You are easily influenced by those
whom you love or admire, but are apt to be cold, reserved, and distrustful to those you do not know well or whom you dislike.
You have an active imagination and fancy, and often live the past over again in your mind and anticipate the future. You live
a good deal in the senses, and at times are changeful and capricious, but you also have patience and perseverance. A shy,
sensitive and timid nature makes you vulnerable to emotional pain. Other dangers are moodiness, fantasising, restlessness and
a predisposition to hypochondria. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your partner are perseverance,
ambition and the capacity for sustained hard work.
(House in Sign)
* I House - Cancer
Cancers tend to he emotionally volatile. They expend a great deal of energy through their feelings and are romantic and
dramatic in their emotional expressions. Their emotions are supported by their will, however. They identify strongly with
their families and familial concerns.
(Sakoian, Acker. House in Sign)
JUPITER
JUPITER THE PLANET OF BENEVOLENCE

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[1;37mAstrolog 5.41F chart for Person # 2
Fri 30-12-1966 18:00 (ST -5:30 GMT) New Delhi, India.  77ø12E 28ø36N

[1;31mSun in Capricorn and 1st House: Person # 2's spirit, ego, image of self, and
sense of aliveness is very industrious, practical, disciplined, and works for
solitude and personal integrity. Most often this manifests in the area of
life dealing with establishment of personal identity.
[1;34mMoon in Leo and 9th House: Person # 2's emotional nature, moods, feelings, and
caring tendencies is proud, gregarious, dramatic, dignified, and desires self
expression. Most often this manifests in the area of life dealing with
changes, exploration, and the breaking of routine.
[1;32mMercury in Sagittarius and 1st House: Person # 2's thoughts, intellect, and
communicative activity is jovial, open minded, loves freedom, and seeks
meaning and new experience. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with establishment of personal identity. (This bit plays only a minor
part in their psyche.)
[1;33mVenus in Capricorn and 2nd House: Person # 2's creativity, tendencies for
affection and calmness, and relationship needs is industrious, practical,
disciplined, and works for solitude and personal integrity. Most often this
manifests in the area of life dealing with self image, self worth, and
material security.
[1;31mMars in Libra and 10th House: Person # 2's will, energy, activity, and
aggressive, assertive tendencies is affectionate, tolerant, often indecisive,
appreciates beauty, and seeks balance, relationship, and calmness. Most often
this manifests in the area of life dealing with career, social stature, and
destiny. (This bit plays only a minor part in their psyche.)
[1;31mRetrograde Jupiter in Leo and 8th House: Person # 2's enthusiastic, faithful,
wise, expansive, spontaneous nature is very proud, gregarious, dramatic,
dignified, and desires self expression. Most often this manifests in an
independent, backward, introverted manner, and in the area of life dealing
with sex, death, the occult, and other hard to grasp topics.
[1;33mSaturn in Pisces and 4th House: Person # 2's part of mind that is disciplined,
respectful, and solitary is imaginative, other worldly, impressionable, and
seeks transcendence of self. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with imagination, fantasies, inner feelings, and domestic life.
[1;32mRetrograde Uranus in Virgo and 10th House: Person # 2's individuality, desires
for change, and tendency to go against social norms is analytical, critical,
modest, helpful, and works toward perfection. Most often this manifests in an
independent, backward, introverted manner, and in the area of life dealing
with career, social stature, and destiny.
[1;34mNeptune in Scorpio and 12th House: Person # 2's intuitive, spiritual,
compassionate, psychic nature is penetrating, suspicious, introspective, and
desires to transform and remove outer masks. Most often this manifests in the
area of life dealing with things that disrupt or cause disassociation with
the personality.
[1;34mRetrograde Pluto in Virgo and 10th House: Person # 2's destiny, and capacity to
transform the self and the outer world is analytical, critical, modest,
helpful, and works toward perfection. Most often this manifests in an
independent, backward, introverted manner, and in the area of life dealing
with career, social stature, and destiny. It is easy for them to express this
part of themself.
[0;36mRetrograde North Node in Taurus and 5th House: Person # 2's karmic goals, and
best direction of evolutionary growth is practical, often skeptical and
stubborn, and loves serenity and inner peace. Most often this manifests in
the area of life dealing with finding joy, pleasure, and creative
expression.
[0;36mPart of Fortune in Cancer and 8th House: Person # 2's place where opportunity
and success can be found is introspective, emotional, protective, and wants
inner and outer security. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with sex, death, the occult, and other hard to grasp topics.

Entry #32

## December 1, 2006, 3:55 amNatal Chart for Person # 2

Sun in 7th house
You want a partner that you can be proud of.  In some  way your  sense
of pride is involved in the choosing of a marriage partner. There  may
be a wish to  gain social  prestige and  to marry  someone who  can be
admired and respected or someone who is higher on the social ladder.

Your partner must be one who encourages you to be  your real  self and
one  who  wants  you  to  fully  develop your  powers of  inspiration,
creativity and will.  Your partner may be in  a position  of authority
and  this  may  help  give  you  more confidence  in yourself  or more
security  within  the  framework  of  the  relationship.  You  may be

challenged to display a greater degree of confidence  and to  exercise
authority more effectively and with greater magnanimity.

You  must  seek  a  relationship  where  both  people  are  equal.  A
partnership in which one is "superior" and the other "inferior" is not
likely  to  be  successful.  That "always  me-first" attitude  is not
conducive to a rewarding partnership. A need to feel part of a  family
is present.

With this position marriage and partnerships  are likely  to assume  a
paramount and key role in your life. There may be  a tendency  to look
for a "father figure" and, as  you may  be inclined  to surrender  the
initiative to your partner, you are rather more  likely to  react than
act first yourself, so that your partner may assume a dominant role.

If your natal Sun is badly aspected, then the partners you attract may
be egotistical, domineering, vain and ostentatious.  If your natal Sun
is well aspected, then partners are likely to  be proud,  firm-minded,
self-confident, ambitious, honorable, frank and generous.

Selfish pride and too  much desire  to have  your own  way may  be the

LIBRA rising
People with Libra rising tend to be charming,  refined, attractive  in
some manner, gracious, appealing,  indecisive, cooperative,  sociable,
creative,  artistic,  perhaps  musically  inclined,  harmonious,  and
wanting  to  please and  not make  waves.  You  seek the  approval and
support of others.  You may "need" the company of others  and hate  to
be by yourself.  You  are apt  to try  too hard  to please  others and
compromise your own principles in order to be liked or to be  popular.
Yet you  can also  be very  self-centered. You  have a  difficult time
saying  "no".  You  cannot  stand  disorder  and disharmony  and want
everything to be balanced, poised, and harmonious. You like looking at
all sides of an issue before making up your mind.  You love to compare
things and find analogies.  You enjoy  argument, yet  you can  be very
diplomatic with a friendly exterior.  Looks are important to you.  You
tend to attract whatever it is that you need without  any real  effort
on your part.  Spiritual lesson to learn: Decisiveness,  especially in
relationships.  Venus rules Libra so Venus will be  important in  your
chart.

Sun in 7th house
You want a partner that you can be proud of.  In some  way your  sense
of pride is involved in the choosing of a marriage partner. There  may
be a wish to  gain social  prestige and  to marry  someone who  can be
admired and respected or someone who is higher on the social ladder.

Your partner must be one who encourages you to be  your real  self and
one  who  wants  you  to  fully  develop your  powers of  inspiration,
creativity and will.  Your partner may be in  a position  of authority
and  this  may  help  give  you  more confidence  in yourself  or more
security  within  the  framework  of  the  relationship.  You  may be
challenged to display a greater degree of confidence  and to  exercise

authority more effectively and with greater magnanimity.

You  must  seek  a  relationship  where  both  people  are  equal.  A
partnership in which one is "superior" and the other "inferior" is not
likely  to  be  successful.  That "always  me-first" attitude  is not
conducive to a rewarding partnership. A need to feel part of a  family
is present.

With this position marriage and partnerships  are likely  to assume  a
paramount and key role in your life. There may be  a tendency  to look
for a "father figure" and, as  you may  be inclined  to surrender  the
initiative to your partner, you are rather more  likely to  react than
act first yourself, so that your partner may assume a dominant role.

If your natal Sun is badly aspected, then the partners you attract may
be egotistical, domineering, vain and ostentatious.  If your natal Sun
is well aspected, then partners are likely to  be proud,  firm-minded,
self-confident, ambitious, honorable, frank and generous.

Selfish pride and too  much desire  to have  your own  way may  be the

LIBRA rising
People with Libra rising tend to be charming,  refined, attractive  in
some manner, gracious, appealing,  indecisive, cooperative,  sociable,
creative,  artistic,  perhaps  musically  inclined,  harmonious,  and
wanting  to  please and  not make  waves.  You  seek the  approval and
support of others.  You may "need" the company of others  and hate  to
be by yourself.  You  are apt  to try  too hard  to please  others and
compromise your own principles in order to be liked or to be  popular.
Yet you  can also  be very  self-centered. You  have a  difficult time
saying  "no".  You  cannot  stand  disorder  and disharmony  and want
everything to be balanced, poised, and harmonious. You like looking at
all sides of an issue before making up your mind.  You love to compare
things and find analogies.  You enjoy  argument, yet  you can  be very
diplomatic with a friendly exterior.  Looks are important to you.  You
tend to attract whatever it is that you need without  any real  effort
on your part.  Spiritual lesson to learn: Decisiveness,  especially in
relationships.  Venus rules Libra so Venus will be  important in  your
chart.

Sun in 7th house
You want a partner that you can be proud of.  In some  way your  sense
of pride is involved in the choosing of a marriage partner. There  may
be a wish to  gain social  prestige and  to marry  someone who  can be
admired and respected or someone who is higher on the social ladder.

Your partner must be one who encourages you to be  your real  self and
one  who  wants  you  to  fully  develop your  powers of  inspiration,
creativity and will.  Your partner may be in  a position  of authority
and  this  may  help  give  you  more confidence  in yourself  or more
security  within  the  framework  of  the  relationship.  You  may be
challenged to display a greater degree of confidence  and to  exercise
authority more effectively and with greater magnanimity.

You  must  seek  a  relationship  where  both  people  are  equal.  A
partnership in which one is "superior" and the other "inferior" is not
likely  to  be  successful.  That "always  me-first" attitude  is not
conducive to a rewarding partnership. A need to feel part of a  family
is present.

With this position marriage and partnerships  are likely  to assume  a
paramount and key role in your life. There may be  a tendency  to look
for a "father figure" and, as  you may  be inclined  to surrender  the
initiative to your partner, you are rather more  likely to  react than
act first yourself, so that your partner may assume a dominant role.

If your natal Sun is badly aspected, then the partners you attract may
be egotistical, domineering, vain and ostentatious.  If your natal Sun
is well aspected, then partners are likely to  be proud,  firm-minded,
self-confident, ambitious, honorable, frank and generous.

Selfish pride and too  much desire  to have  your own  way may  be the

Entry #31

Entry #30

## November 30, 2006, 3:31 pmStavros's natal chart + Interpretations.

[1;37mAstrolog 5.41F chart for STAVROS
Sun 12-10-1947  6:00 (ST -5:00 GMT) Jersey City, NJ  74ø00W 40ø00N

[1;31mSun in Libra and 1st House: STAVROS's spirit, ego, image of self, and sense of
aliveness is affectionate, tolerant, often indecisive, appreciates beauty,
and seeks balance, relationship, and calmness. Most often this manifests in
the area of life dealing with establishment of personal identity. It is
difficult for them to express this part of themself.
[1;34mMoon in Virgo and 12th House: STAVROS's emotional nature, moods, feelings, and
caring tendencies is analytical, critical, modest, helpful, and works toward
perfection. Most often this manifests in the area of life dealing with things
that disrupt or cause disassociation with the personality.
[1;32mMercury in Scorpio and 1st House: STAVROS's thoughts, intellect, and
communicative activity is penetrating, suspicious, introspective, and desires
to transform and remove outer masks. Most often this manifests in the area of
life dealing with establishment of personal identity.
[1;33mVenus in Libra and 1st House: STAVROS's creativity, tendencies for affection
and calmness, and relationship needs is affectionate, tolerant, often
indecisive, appreciates beauty, and seeks balance, relationship, and
calmness. Most often this manifests in the area of life dealing with
establishment of personal identity. This is a major aspect of their psyche!
[1;31mMars in Leo and 10th House: STAVROS's will, energy, activity, and aggressive,
assertive tendencies is very proud, gregarious, dramatic, dignified, and
desires self expression. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with career, social stature, and destiny.
[1;31mJupiter in Scorpio and 2nd House: STAVROS's enthusiastic, faithful, wise,
expansive, spontaneous nature is penetrating, suspicious, introspective, and
desires to transform and remove outer masks. Most often this manifests in the
area of life dealing with self image, self worth, and material security.
[1;33mSaturn in Leo and 10th House: STAVROS's part of mind that is disciplined,
respectful, and solitary is proud, gregarious, dramatic, dignified, and
desires self expression. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with career, social stature, and destiny. (This bit plays only a
minor part in their psyche.)
[1;32mRetrograde Uranus in Gemini and 9th House: STAVROS's individuality, desires for
change, and tendency to go against social norms is inquisitive, witty,
perceptive, adaptable, and seeks out information. Most often this manifests
in an independent, backward, introverted manner, and in the area of life
dealing with changes, exploration, and the breaking of routine.
[1;34mNeptune in Libra and 12th House: STAVROS's intuitive, spiritual, compassionate,
psychic nature is affectionate, tolerant, often indecisive, appreciates
beauty, and seeks balance, relationship, and calmness. Most often this
manifests in the area of life dealing with things that disrupt or cause
disassociation with the personality.
[1;34mPluto in Leo and 10th House: STAVROS's destiny, and capacity to transform the
self and the outer world is proud, gregarious, dramatic, dignified, and
desires self expression. Most often this manifests in the area of life
dealing with career, social stature, and destiny.
[0;36mRetrograde North Node in Taurus and 8th House: STAVROS's karmic goals, and best
direction of evolutionary growth is practical, often skeptical and stubborn,
and loves serenity and inner peace. Most often this manifests in the area of
life dealing with sex, death, the occult, and other hard to grasp topics.
[0;36mPart of Fortune in Virgo and 12th House: STAVROS's place where opportunity and
success can be found is analytical, critical, modest, helpful, and works
toward perfection. Most often this manifests in the area of life dealing
with things that disrupt or cause disassociation with the personality. (This
bit plays only a minor part in their psyche.)
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STAVROS-1
12 October 1947 6:00 (GMT-5)
Jersey City, New Jersey, USA (40o43'41"N 74o04'41"W)
I. Person, their will, relation to life, reaction to an environment
The First House is the House of the Self, symbolizing your personality, disposition, and the image of yourself which you
project to the world. It gives you a general picture of your nature and the goals you have in life. The Natural Ruler (or
corresponding zodiac sign) of the First House is Aries.
(Natal Houses Overview)
FIRST HOUSE rules the physical body and its constitution and appearance; it determines conditions in the childhood home while
the person is under control of the parents.
(The Message of the Stars by Max Heindel)
* 17th degree of Libra
A retired sea-captain, still resplendent in his uniform, frequents the docks from which the world's commerce departs.
(Sabian Symbols)
* LIBRA ASCENDANT
A Libra Ascendant endows you with a courteous, kind, honest and sensitive disposition and a strong sense of justice. You
strive for the beautiful and more refined things of life and will evade unpleasantness at all costs. Your feelings and
affections are strongly developed and are likely to play an important part in your life. You are able to make many friends
and associate easily with other people. You have a refined mind with a fondness of beauty and orderliness. A cultivated taste
for music, painting and other artistic pursuits is also suggested. Your surroundings influence you very much and you are not
happy unless they are elegant and harmonious. You will be less fortunate it you live alone or dissociate yourself from
others. Your mind is capable of considerable cultivation especially in connection with the more imaginative and idealistic
subjects, but you have more intuition than reason, and emotion and affection mean more to you than cold intellect. You can be
rather fickle and changeable, your likes and dislikes vary a good deal, and your ideas change with your moods. Companionship,
friendship, partnership, association, and marriage are the  keynotes of your nature, and you will not attain your full
potential without them. Apathy, lack of perseverance and emotional fragility are the dangers. Occasionally, good music, rest
and seclusion are needed to restore your inner equilibrium. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your
partner are will-power, daring, assertiveness and courage.
(House in Sign)
* I House - Libra
Libras project their individuality through cooperation with other people; their personalities must be focused on and mirrored
in those with whom they cooperate. Their actions express beauty and grace, along with discipline, sternness, and a strong
sense of justice. Their strongest virtue is their ability to see any matter from the viewpoint of the people with whom they
are dealing. Libras do not like to be alone; they feel lost when they are forced to rely entirely on themselves.
(Sakoian, Acker. House in Sign)
* 17th degree of Libra
A retired sea-captain, still resplendent in his uniform, frequents the docks from which the world's commerce departs.
(Sabian Symbols)
* LIBRA ASCENDANT
A Libra Ascendant endows you with a courteous, kind, honest and sensitive disposition and a strong sense of justice. You
strive for the beautiful and more refined things of life and will evade unpleasantness at all costs. Your feelings and
affections are strongly developed and are likely to play an important part in your life. You are able to make many friends
and associate easily with other people. You have a refined mind with a fondness of beauty and orderliness. A cultivated taste
for music, painting and other artistic pursuits is also suggested. Your surroundings influence you very much and you are not
happy unless they are elegant and harmonious. You will be less fortunate it you live alone or dissociate yourself from
others. Your mind is capable of considerable cultivation especially in connection with the more imaginative and idealistic
subjects, but you have more intuition than reason, and emotion and affection mean more to you than cold intellect. You can be
rather fickle and changeable, your likes and dislikes vary a good deal, and your ideas change with your moods. Companionship,
friendship, partnership, association, and marriage are the  keynotes of your nature, and you will not attain your full
potential without them. Apathy, lack of perseverance and emotional fragility are the dangers. Occasionally, good music, rest
and seclusion are needed to restore your inner equilibrium. Qualities lacking to some degree, which may be found in your
partner are will-power, daring, assertiveness and courage.
(House in Sign)
* I House - Libra
Libras project their individuality through cooperation with other people; their personalities must be focused on and mirrored
in those with whom they cooperate. Their actions express beauty and grace, along with discipline, sternness, and a strong
sense of justice. Their strongest virtue is their ability to see any matter from the viewpoint of the people with whom they
are dealing. Libras do not like to be alone; they feel lost when they are forced to rely entirely on themselves.
(Sakoian, Acker. House in Sign)
SUN
THE SUN, GIVER OF LIFE
The Sun, being the center of the solar system, is recognized by all as the physical life-giver even when they do not believe
in anything superphysical; it is patent to everyone from personal observation that the horizontal ray of the morning sun
affects us differently from the perpendicular noon ray, and that in summer the rays carry a life-force which not only brings
forth the verdure upon the fields, but also affects the human temperament, and endows us with vital energy, courage and a
hopeful spirit foreign to the dark and gloomy winter months. This gloom is permanently no ticeable in the temperament of
people living in the far north, where the absence of sunlight makes life a struggle that saps the spirit of frolic, while in
countries where abundance of sunlight lessens the cares of existence, the temperament is correspondingly vivacious and
hopeful and sunny.
In the horoscope, the angel of each planetary ray at birth determines the department of life it will affect. If the child
is born at the noon hour when the sun is at the Zenith, the daystar will appear in the 10th house of the horoscope and bring
preferment professionally. If the child were born at midnight when the sun is directly under the place of birth its influence
would be through the Fourth House, and it would brighten the old age of the child then born.

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ANYBODY ELSE?

Entry #29

## November 29, 2006, 6:09 amAstrology Natal Charts.

I wonder what those who know think about this, as seen there is no time of birth as it is unknown, maybe I should had put noon time instead, I wonder if there is a way to estimate the time or what time should be put in when it is not known, the coordinates are also not quite right perhaps just maybe close give or take some miles anyway.

What do you all think about this kind of chart, does it give enough info or not?

I really don't put too much stock in these things myself, but as most people I am a little curious about Astrology.

I do know that when it comes to the pick 3 both Libra Dave and BlackApple are very good predictors.

I don't want to do this very often, but I will post here a few of these charts for those who give me the needed info for them:

Date of Birth, complete. such as 12 Jan 1960.

Place of birth, Name of City, State, Country, Coordinates: Latitude and Longitude, be careful to give that info right (Accurately).

Time if known. Including daylight saving time or not at time of birth, if known.

Hours, Minutes, but seconds only if known, Like: 8 Hours 20 Minutes and 10 Seconds  PM. or AM as might be.

Time Zone, accurate time zone.

As to anybody reading the charts, well, it is up to those who know how, if any at all want to do so, if not then nobody will read them, but you can copy and or print them and take them to somebody to read them or you can go to the library and get a book on it and learn how, don't ask me as I don't know how.

Entry #28

## November 24, 2006, 4:00 pmVice the very good Commodore emulator.

Those pictures are from Vice the Commodore emulator.

I have many C-64 basic programing books, so I will learn that basic first, before I learn others.

I still also have my old C-64 computer, floppy drive and programs.

Last Edited: November 24, 2006, 4:11 pm

Entry #27

## November 24, 2006, 3:45 amAssembly Language.

I was wrong, it has been too long since I took a look at 8 bits assembly code, I think that it was what they called OPCODES (Instructions), and for the addresses they used Hexadecimal (A combination of: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 and A B C D E F) and or Decimal (0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9), the assembler would assemble the opcode(s) instructions into machine language (Binary), I think, but I don't remember for sure, I only took a quick look at that language a very long time ago, the 8 bits assembler was not that hard to learn, but I was not very interested in it, I should had learned and Basic too along with it, I also took a quick look at Commodore 64 basic (Basic 2, I think it was), I might just take up Basic again, maybe using a C-64 emulator such as Vice, that is, if it will allow Basic programming as if it was a real C-64, I will see, other-wise it will be either GWBasic and or QuickBasic (QBasic), after all these years I am finally going  to try to learn some Basic, I could of course just start with Visual Basic, but I want to start with good old Basic.

Entry #26

## November 6, 2006, 6:05 pmFor LottoMike and others.

I guess K-Meleon can now use the Rich test Editor O.K. more or less.

LottoMike

There is a HELP icon on your computer somewhere, look for it and then Lth click on it.
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About Power Management. The power management capabilities of WinXP represent the latest stage in an evolutionary process that traces back to Win98. The capabilities are based primarily on the OnNow power management initiative and the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification. The former is a design architecture that supports instant-on functionality (ability of a device to go from an off mode to an on mode without delay, such as when you turn on a radio or TV); whereas, the latter is a collection of rules and standards that lets the OS dictate how much power a particular hardware component can use at a given time.

The OnNow initiative and ACPI specification work together to create an operating environment that is energy-efficient and easy to use. For example, they make it possible for the computer to go into Sleep mode (any operating mode characterized by low power consumption) while you're not using it. They also make it possible for the OS to shut down hardware components after a predefined period of inactivity.

You can access all of WinXP's power management settings by opening the Control Panel and clicking the Power Options icon (found in the Performance And Maintenance category if you're using the Category View option). This opens the Power Options Properties dialog box.

Scheming Conservation. Energy efficiency in Windows begins and ends with the power scheme. A power scheme is a configuration of the computer's power management behaviors. For example, it defines how much time must expire before the computer shuts off power to the hard drives and monitor. The computer then restores power to a device the next time you attempt to use that device.

Windows XP ships with six power schemes. The Home/Office Desk scheme is the default selection for desktop computer users.
The power scheme also dictates how much time must expire before the entire system goes into Standby mode (a Sleep mode in which active data remains in the memory and is not written to the hard drive; all data will be lost if there is an interruption in power) or Hibernate mode (a Sleep mode in which active data is automatically copied to the hard drive, thereby preserving it in case of an interruption in power). The computer will spring out of Standby mode or Hibernate mode whenever it detects mouse movement, keyboard activity, an incoming fax, or some other stimulus.

WinXP comes with six preset power schemes. To choose one, open the Power Options Properties dialog box and choose the Power Schemes tab. Then, in the Power Schemes drop-down menu, select the scheme you want to use (the settings of the power schemes may differ depending on which WinXP version you installed). Click the OK button to activate the new scheme and close the dialog box.

The six power schemes are:

Home/Office Desk: This scheme is configured to turn off the monitor after 45 minutes and turn off the hard drive(s) after one hour. It will never put the system into Standby mode or Hibernate mode. The Home/Office Desk scheme is designed for productivity-oriented desktop computer users who want to conserve energy but don't want their machines falling asleep every time they walk away for a cup of coffee.

Portable/Laptop: This scheme is designed to conserve energy and preserve battery life. It turns off the monitor after 15 minutes and the hard drive(s) after 30 minutes. It puts the computer in Standby mode after 20 minutes and drops it into Hibernate mode after three hours. Mobile computer users should consider this power scheme. You also may want to consider this scheme if your PC is shared by several occasional users in a home or office. Such a scheme offers the benefit of convenience by keeping the computer turned on at all times rather than starting it up and shutting it down each time someone wants to use it. Moreover, it offers the benefit of energy efficiency by putting the computer into a Sleep mode when not in use.

Presentation: The Presentation power scheme is not really a power scheme at all. The hard drive(s) and monitor are set to never turn off, and the computer is set to never go into Standby or Hibernate mode. This scheme is aimed at salespersons, marketing executives, teachers, and others who do a lot of presentations.

Always On: This scheme is designed to keep the computer in a state of vigilance, ready to execute a line of code at a moment's notice. That's why the hard drive(s) is set to never turn off and the computer is set to never go into Standby or Hibernate mode. The monitor is set to turn off after 20 minutes, which allows for energy conservation without affecting the PC's processing readiness. Use this scheme as an alternative to the Home/Office Desk scheme.

Minimal Power Management: Nearly identical to the Always On power scheme, the Minimal Power Management scheme sets itself apart by turning the monitor off after 15 minutes rather than 20. All other settings are the same as the Always On scheme. You can use this scheme in any situation that warrants the Always On or Home/Office Desk scheme.

Max Battery: As another scheme designed to extend the life of the battery in your portable computer, this one directs the monitor to turn off after 15 minutes of inactivity. It also directs the system to go into Standby mode after 20 minutes and into Hibernate mode after 45 minutes. The hard drive(s) are set to never turn off. This is an alternative to the Portable/Laptop scheme.

(NOTE: When WinXP goes into Standby mode, it does not have to turn off power to the hard drive[s]. Maintaining power to the hard drive[s] after the computer has gone into Standby mode makes it faster for you to resume from Standby mode. Hibernate mode, on the other hand, turns off power to all system hardware components, including the monitor and all hard drives.)

Customization.

Don't get carried away when customizing a scheme. Setting the limits too tightly can impede productivity.
You also have the option of creating a custom power scheme. Simply select a desired setting for each of the four power scheme fields: Turn Off Monitor, Turn Off Hard Disks, System Standby, and System Hibernates. The settings range from 1 Minute to Never.

After customizing the settings, click the Save As button. This opens a Save Scheme dialog box. Enter a name for your scheme and then click the OK button. The new scheme will appear in the Power Schemes field in the Power Options Properties dialog box. Note that you do not have to create a new name for the modified scheme. You can use one of the existing scheme names, such as Home/Office Desk or Presentations, for your customized power scheme.

A customized scheme lets you adapt the power settings to your individualized needs. Before making any changes, think about how you use your PC and how a possible setting may affect your computing experience. Setting the computer to go into Hibernate mode after 10 minutes, for instance, may seem heroic conservation-wise, but it could impede productivity when you have to relaunch the OS every time you make a telephone call or go to the bathroom.

No one can tell you how to customize your power scheme as it depends entirely on your situation. Generally speaking, you can set the monitor to turn off after a relatively short period of inactivity, such as 15 minutes or as long as you would wait before turning on a screen saver.

We suggest setting the hard drive to turn off after a period of 30 minutes to one hour. Keep the System Standby setting to a minimum of one hour, unless you have good reason to do otherwise.

Put your computer in Hibernate mode only when you know you will be done using the computer for an extended period of time (at least two hours for a desktop computer; less for a notebook computer). Remember, these are general rules and should be broken if necessary.

In any case, make sure to save your data files often. Frequent saves are the only way to protect your data from unexpected power outages.

The Rest Of The Options. There's more to WinXP power management than using schemes. The Power Options Properties dialog box gives you several chances to refine the power settings.

For example, the Advanced tab of the Power Options Properties dialog box lets you indicate whether you want to place an icon on the Taskbar that points to the dialog box and whether you want to be prompted for a password after resuming from Standby mode (a minor security measure).

You also can specify how the computer's power button should respond if someone presses it while the computer is running. The default selection is to shut down the computer.

The Hibernate tab of the Power Options Properties dialog box lets you disengage the hibernation function, and the UPS tab lets you review information about your uninterruptible power supply (if your PC is connected to one). The UPS tab might be inactive if you do not have a UPS (uninterruptible power supply).

By using the options and schemes available to you in WinXP and customizing them to suit your needs, you can lower your electric bill and prolong the life of your computer batteries, while still maintaining a high level of productivity. How's that for power?

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Virtual memory

You didn't indicate what operating system you are running. On Windows XP look in Control Panel: System, Advanced, Performance Settings, Advanced, Virtual Memory. I believe it's in a similar location in other versions of Windows.

IMPORTANT: usually running out of virtual memory means that you are running to many programs at the same time for your system, or one of them is attempting to use too much memory. You might also want to check out what's running when this happens, and how much memory each program is using.
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This is for Win98SE

I also have a new WinXP Pc, but I am not using it yet, I am waiting to first buy a big flat screen monitor for it, very soon now.
To reserve disk space for extra memory

to open the System Properties dialog box at the Performance tab.
Click Virtual Memory.
Make sure Let Windows manage my virtual memory settings is selected.
Notes
You can also open the System Properties dialog box by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and then double-clicking System.
Whenever possible, let Windows manage your virtual memory. Windows chooses the default setting based on the amount of free hard-disk space. The swap file then shrinks and grows dynamically based on actual memory usage.
If you need to specify a different disk or set limits on the minimum or maximum reserved space, click Let me specify my own virtual memory settings, and then enter the new disk in Hard disk or enter values (in kilobytes) in Minimum or Maximum.
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To change the elapsed time before your hard disk automatically turns off

to open the Power Management Properties dialog box.
In Turn off hard disks, click the arrow, and then select the time you want. If this option is not displayed, your hard disks do not support this feature.

Notes

You can also open the Power Management Properties dialog box by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and clicking Power Management.
To use this power management feature, you must have a hard disk that is set up by the manufacturer to support this option.
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Using power management, you can reduce the power consumption of any number of your computer devices or of your entire system. You do this by choosing a power scheme, which is a collection of settings that manages the power usage by your computer.

You can also adjust the individual settings in a power scheme. For example, depending on your hardware, you can:

Turn off your monitor and hard disks automatically to save power.
Put the computer on standby when it is idle. While on standby, your monitor and hard disks turn off, and your computer uses less power. When you want to use the computer again, it comes out of standby quickly, and your desktop is restored exactly as you left it. Standby is particularly useful for conserving battery power in portable computers.
Put your computer in hibernation. The hibernate feature turns off your monitor and hard disk, saves everything in memory on disk, and turns off your computer. When you restart your computer, your desktop is restored exactly as you left it. It takes longer to bring your computer out of hibernation than out of standby.

Typically, you turn off your monitor or hard disk for a short period to conserve power. If you plan to be away from your computer for a while, you put your computer on standby, which puts your entire system in a low-power state.

You would put your computer in hibernation when you’ll be away from the computer for an extended time or overnight. When you restart the computer, your desktop is restored exactly as you left it.

To use power management, you must have a computer that is set up by the manufacturer to support these features. For more information, see your computer documentation.
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Memory Management

Windows XP, like most modern operating systems, uses virtual memory. Virtual memory is created by extending the physical memory assigned to an application by providing additional computing space on the computer's hard drive. The operating system may assign some memory to an application, but not necessarily enough to satisfy that application's every memory access. Instead, some accesses will be detected by hardware, which will reorganize some of the memory structure. By correctly anticipating the patterns of use of a set of applications, the operating system allows a computer to operate with far less physical memory by figuring out what combination of physical and virtual memory will be needed to satisfy the memory requirements of that set of applications.

This is like a juggler juggling several balls. Although the juggler has only two hands, he or she makes sure that a hand is always ready when a ball comes down. A juggler with five balls doesn't require five hands, nor does a computer need a megabyte of physical RAM for each megabyte accessed by an application.

Windows XP—like Windows 2000—regularly checks that the memory assigned to a particular application is actually in use, and maintains an estimate for each application indicating the amount of memory that could reasonably be taken away without affecting performance. A reserve of memory is kept on hand to be used as needed. When this reserve sinks too low it is replenished by trimming working sets. These estimates are used as a guideline to determine where memory should be taken from.

The Cost of Virtual Memory

Implementing virtual memory has a cost. When the operating system fails to correctly anticipate the needs of an application, the "bit of memory reorganization" mentioned earlier will usually include a bit of I/O to or from disk. Any disk I/O is expensive.

Typical desktop computer disks are often limited to 80 random I/Os to 100 random I/Os per second. Laptop disks are frequently even more limited. Each mistake in memory management counts against this limit. If enough mistakes are made, you will notice the extra time taken. With more physical memory installed, it is easier to avoid these mistakes; with less physical memory, mistakes become harder to avoid.

These virtual memory-related I/Os are typically the biggest impacts you'll experience. Therefore, adding memory to a computer is typically the easiest and most effective way to improve its performance.

How Windows XP Handles Memory Management

Figure 3 below shows the virtual memory usage for a number of operations taken from a trace of a long-running workload running on Windows XP. The workload involves Office productivity applications and Web browsing. The operations include activities like starting applications, saving and printing documents, and opening files and Web pages. The virtual memory shown is the amount of memory available to hold all the code and data used in the operation, together with all the memory resources that are more or less permanently locked into a computer's memory. This virtual memory is divided among the following:

• The space taken by applications. This can vary from very little, for operations that depend almost entirely on system services, such as opening a Web page, to substantial, as when an application starts and must initialize itself.

• The space taken by driver code. This is relatively constant, because much of the code for drivers is locked in memory or is in regular use.

• The allocated and mapped data used by the system. This includes registry data, many system data structures, and files accessed by the operating system.

• The space used by the system itself. This includes the space used by the shell and all the system's service processes.

Figure 3: Virtual memory requirements for 25 operations selected from an hour-long trace
See full-sized image.

Allocating Memory for Applications Under Windows XP

The operations illustrated in Figure 3 each take from 20 MB to 55 MB of virtual space. It is up to the operating system to assign physical memory to map this virtual space. The individual operations will easily fit in 64 MB of RAM, but as you proceed from operation to operation, some of the memory content will have to be replaced. In the course of the workload's hour-long run, a total of 256 MB of distinct pages were touched. If successive operations overlap substantially in the virtual space they touch, each new operation will require little or no I/O.

Switching between applications is likely to involve a larger change in the contents of the virtual space. When working with 64 MB of RAM, this may require larger amounts of I/O. With 128 MB of RAM, there is enough room to spare so that much of the virtual memory needed is likely to still be in memory. Consequently, switching applications is likely to be faster with 128 MB or more.

Balancing Memory Resources

As we can see from the preceding example, there is no unique "memory requirement" for an application or for the system. When physical memory is scarce, you will pay frequent I/O penalties as you go from operation to operation. When physical memory is abundant, the system will use the memory to forestall these I/O penalties.

The operating system is constantly assessing the current situation and choosing which pages to keep and which to get rid of. Thus, the number of pages in use alone does not represent a measure of memory required. The number of pages in use can be quite misleading, if taken in isolation. An application's working set, the number of pages it has in memory, can at times be quite large simply because there is no competition for the memory from other running applications. Conversely, the working set may be quite small, simply because all of the physical memory resources have been given over to other applications.

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RAM Options
Keeping in mind what you've just read about memory management and how Windows XP handles memory management, consider the various RAM requirements and recommendations for Windows XP.

64 MB—Windows XP Minimum RAM Requirement
A computer with 64 MB of RAM will have sufficient resources to run Windows® XP and a few applications with moderate memory requirements. Office productivity applications and Web browsers fall into this category of applications. This is shown in our example, where individual operations from this sort of workload usually take between 20 MB and 40 MB of virtual space.

With less than 64 MB of memory, very little could be retained from operation to operation, but with the minimum memory requirement, the system was still usable. In fact, because of improved I/O—in comparison to Windows Me—it was shown that the user experience on this minimum configuration was generally comparable or superior to that of Windows Me running on the same computer.

Some UI features will be turned off with limited memory, and features like fast user switching will be turned off by default. The computer will also be slower to boot and resume.

128 MB—Windows XP Minimum Recommended RAM
Microsoft recommends that Windows XP be run with at least 128 MB of RAM. With that amount of memory Windows XP is superior to Windows 2000 and all other versions of Windows: it boots and resumes quickly, and is very responsive when switching applications, starting new applications, and running a wide variety of workloads. For many types of workloads, the system will have plenty of memory available to hold code files and data for possible future use.

Greater Than 128 MB—More Demanding Applications
With 128 MB of RAM, it is still necessary to match memory resources to an application's needs and penalties—small delays for I/O must sometimes be paid. Adding additional memory resources can eliminate more and more of these penalties, and can provide a definite improvement in responsiveness for applications that handle large amounts of data, such as many multimedia applications and games. Additional resources will also let you use fast user switching—a situation where applications left running on other users' sessions may compete for resources with your applications.

The performance differences seen when adding memory above 128 MB are subtler and more workload-dependent than those seen when going from 64 MB to 128 MB. This is referred to as finding the "knee of the curve," where the gains from adding additional resources rapidly diminish. For most workloads this point falls between 64 MB and 128 MB; but for some workloads, you may find that it is worth adding more memory to obtain additional gains in performance.
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For Win98SE

Using Dr. Watson to diagnose system faults

Dr. Watson is a diagnostic tool that takes a snapshot of your system whenever a system fault occurs. It intercepts software faults, identifies the software that faulted, and offers a detailed description of the cause. Dr. Watson can often diagnose the issue and offer a suggested course of action. When you contact Microsoft Technical Support for assistance, Dr. Watson is the tool used to help evaluate the problem.

Note
Dr. Watson is not loaded by default. To launch Dr. Watson automatically, create a shortcut in your Startup group to \Windows\DrWatson.exe. See Related Topics to learn how to create a shortcut.
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WinXP

Perhaps the best known tool is Dr. Watson. If you have Windows, chances are you have Dr. Watson installed. The good doctor, however, has gone through a number of changes over the years and works differently depending on which version of Windows you're using. A handful of additional tools can provide extra help in solving errors. Windows XP, for instance, lets you submit error reports to Microsoft each time an error occurs. Other tools help catch errors that Dr. Watson may miss. We'll take a look at some error debugging tools and show you how you can use these tools to help pinpoint problems.

House Calls.

As we mentioned above, Dr. Watson is perhaps the most well-known debugging application for Windows. Dr. Watson sits in the background waiting for errors to occur. When Dr. Watson detects an error, it takes a snapshot of everything that's going on in the system and saves the data to a log file. You may be able to use some of the information in the log to pinpoint where errors are occurring, but you'll find the log files are most helpful when submitted to technical support teams.

In newer versions of Windows, Dr. Watson is constantly running. Windows 2000/XP users do not need to start Dr. Watson manually and will not see any indication that Dr. Watson is running.

On older systems, users will need to start Dr. Watson before it can log any errors. In Windows 98/Me, click Run in the Start Menu and type drwatson. You'll see an icon in the System Tray when Dr. Watson is running.

Win98/Me users who are experiencing frequent but random errors may want to make a shortcut to Dr. Watson and place it in the Start-up program group in the Start menu. This will load Dr. Watson each time the system boots. To create a shortcut, right-click the Desktop, select New from the pop-up menu, and click Shortcut. Type drwatson in the text field and click Next. Provide a name for the shortcut (Dr. Watson works fine, but it can be anything you want) and click Finish. Right-click the newly created shortcut and select Copy. Right-click the Start Menu and select Explore. Double-click Programs and Start-up and then select Paste from the Edit menu.

Windows 98/Me users will need to make sure Dr. Watson is running before an error occurs. You can set a handful of options in older versions of Dr. Watson.

Options. In Win98/Me, right-click the Dr. Watson icon in the System Tray and select Options. You can specify the number of log entries to save and set the directory where Dr. Watson will store its logs along with a handful of other options.

There are more options available to Win2000/XP users. To open the configuration window, click Run in the Start Menu and type drwtsn32. Once again, you can set the number of log entries to save and specify the directory where Dr. Watson will save its log files. These versions can also create Crash Dump files that developers or support staff can load into other debuggers.

Win2000/XP users will also notice recent Dr. Watson entries listed at the bottom of the window. Highlight an error and click View to view the details.

Log Files.

The location where Dr. Watson saves log files by default depends on the version you're using. Open the configuration window using the method described above to locate the directory where Dr. Watson saves its log file. Older versions on Win98/Me systems use a .WLF file extension while newer versions running Win2000/XP use a .LOG extension.

In Win95/98, double-click the Dr. Watson icon and then click Open Log File in the File menu. Users with Win2000/XP can open recent logs from the configuration menu as described above. If you've cleared out entries in the configuration window, you can still open the Drwtsn32.log file in a text editor such as Wordpad (log files may be too large to open in Notepad).

Logs can be very long, and most of the information is of no use to you unless you're a programmer. Nonetheless, in some instances you might be able to find some useful information buried in a Dr. Watson log.

Each entry starts listing the date, time, and name of the application that crashed. Names provided are file names rather than generic program names (for instance, Wmplayer.exe instead of Windows Media Player). You'll also find a list of modules and other applications running at the time of the crash and a generic program error code. You can use this information to search the Web for other users who may have had similar problems with a specific application.

Recent errors are listed in the Dr. Watson configuration screen, but errors will remain in the log file even after you've cleared entries from the configuration window.

You can find the exact point where the problem occurred. You'll find multiple headers that read "State Dump For Thread Id xxxxx" (where xxxxx changes). You may see the word Fault in front of one or more of indented lines under these headers. Take a closer look at the beginning of any segment that contains a Fault line, and you should see a line beginning with Function. In some instances, you may be able to find some information by researching the function name (also called a symbol).

If the application is a Microsoft application, try searching Microsoft's online Knowledge Base (support.microsoft.com). It may be useful to include the application name, error code, and symbol (if any). If the error is from another application, search the support documents from the software's publisher. Other handy utilities include Google (www.google.com) and Google Groups (groups.google.com).

In some instances, you may be able to track down a software conflict between two or more applications and find a simple workaround. Though in most cases, you probably will have to contact the software's tech support department. Submitting Dr. Watson logs may prove helpful. Even if the developer is unable to fix the problem in a timely manner, the company may be able to fix the problem in future revisions.

Error Reporting.

In WinXP, Windows offers to report any errors directly to Microsoft any time an error occurs. This may or may not be helpful depending on the situation. Regardless, due to privacy concerns, error reports are completely anonymous, and only a handful of Microsoft developers have access to these error reports. Don't expect Microsoft to get back to you concerning an error report. Microsoft developers, however, may notice trends in submitted reports over time. They can use this information in the future to fix common errors.

Remember, the information you submit in these reports is confidential. If you do contact Microsoft's tech support department directly, they will not have access to the report you submitted. Dr. Watson logs, therefore, are still useful when contacting Microsoft's tech support department even if you've filed an automatic error report.

If an error caught you without Dr. Watson running, you can find a little extra information about the error in the Faultlog.txt file in your Windows directory.

Safety Net.

In older versions of Windows, unexpected errors can slip through if Dr. Watson isn't running. Older versions of Windows still catch and record errors in a file called Fault.txt located in the C:\Windows directory.

Entries in this file are small, especially compared to the wealth of data provided by Dr. Watson. Nonetheless, they do provide some basic information you might find helpful. You'll find the name of the application that caused the crash and the name of the module that crashed along with a date and time stamp. A few other technical details are provided, but they'll mostly be of use to technical personnel. Addition reports are appended to the end of the file, so you'll find the most recent errors listed at the bottom of the file.

Limitations.

Dr. Watson and other error reporting utilities do have somewhat limited use. They will not, for instance, help with major errors involving the OS itself. (We'll refrain from making the obvious WinMe joke here). These applications are best used to catch errors that occur when specific applications crash. In instances where the entire OS suddenly locks up, they may be of little use.

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Entry #25

## October 31, 2006, 2:41 pmFireFox Browser very good

I have been playing with the new FireFox version 2 browser and it's various
add-ons, some of those extensions are not just very great and good, but incredible too.

Mostly the Torrent searches and downloads, use a good Bit Torrent download freeware program to use with it and also of course the "DownThemAll" download manager Firefox's  extension, there are so many good extensions for  FireFox, I think that I got some of the best of them.

Internet Explorer just can't compete with a properly loaded FireFox.

Go to the FireFox site and look in there for most everything that you need for the browser.

K-Meleon is also very good and maybe with the proper additions to it even more secure than FireFox, but does not work well with the LP's Rich test Editor" maybe Todd can take a good look  at that sometime is he has any time for that as I like K-Meleon a lot too, it appears to be a very highly secure browser.

For those that like IE then take a good look at and overlay that is much more than just a new skin called:

Fast Browser Pro, then you might stay with IE.

Good luck.

Entry #24

## September 29, 2006, 2:28 amGambling songs Lyrics.

I don't wanna talk
About the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

Thinking I belonged there
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain.

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say
Rules must be obeyed

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all...
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But there is room for doubt
At times you have a very un-lady-like way
Of running out

Your on this date with me
The pickins have been lush
And yet before the evening is over
You might give me the brush

You might refuse to stay
And so the best that I can do is pray

Luck if youve been a lady to begin with

Luck let a gentleman see
Just how nice a dame you can be
I know the way youve treated other guys youve been with
Luck be a lady with me

A lady never leaves her escort
It isnt fair, it isnt nice
A lady doesnt wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice

Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with

A lady never flirts with strangers
Shed have a heart, shed be nice
A lady doesnt wander all over the room
And blow on some other guys dice

Lets keep this party polite
Never get out of my sight
Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with
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On a warm summers evenin on a train bound for nowhere,
I met up with the gambler; we were both too tired to sleep.
So we took turns a starin out the window at the darkness
til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.

He said, son, Ive made a life out of readin peoples faces,
And knowin what their cards were by the way they held their eyes.
So if you dont mind my sayin, I can see youre out of aces.

So I handed him my bottle and he drank down my last swallow.
Then he bummed a cigarette and asked me for a light.
And the night got deathly quiet, and his face lost all expression.
Said, if youre gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

Now evry gambler knows that the secret to survivin
Is knowin what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
cause evry hands a winner and evry hands a loser,
And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.

So when hed finished speakin, he turned back towards the window,
Crushed out his cigarette and faded off to sleep.
And somewhere in the darkness the gambler, he broke even.
But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count you r money when youre sittin at the table.
Therell be time enough for countin when the dealins done.

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Ugh! All right! Ugh! Hey! Aaaahh hah! Ugh!

You don't have to talk all night, I'm a man who can't say no
You don't have to twist my arm, just point me where you want to go

Take me to the action, take me to the track
Take me to a party if they're bettin' in the back
I've been working all my life, can't afford to wait
Let me call my wife so I can tell her I'll be late

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I could get lucky
Oh, things could go right (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Easy money, maybe this one time, maybe tonight

Aaaahh hah! You don't have to try too hard, I don't need a song and dance
Uh-I don't need an invitation-a, if you've got a game of chance

Take me to the tables, take me to the fights
Run me like the numbers, roll me like the dice
When you're counting on a killing, always count me in
Talk me into losin' just as long as I can win

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I want the good times
Oh, I never had (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Oh, I want the good life, I want it bad

Easy money, you say I fool myself, but better me than being a fool for someone else
I got a hot slot machine of a system ready to go...
Easy money, I got a one-track mind and a good reputation laying on the line
I'll either come back a bum or a king, baby I don't know...NICE...

You don't have to start a fire...ugh! I'm a man who can't say no
If you've got a little risky business, just point me where you want to go

Take me to the power, take me to the heat
Take me to the cleaners if it's open to the street
Something's got to pay off, something's got to break
Someone's got a fortune that they're begging me to take

I want the easy, easy money, easy money, I could get lucky
Things could go right (Ah ah ah) I want the easy, easy money
Easy money, maybe just this time, oh maybe tonight

Easy money, oh, I don't want no hard cash
I just want the easy money...oh...I could get lucky
(Easy money) Oh, count, count, count, count, count, haaa ha ha!
Oh I’ve got some love now baby (Easy money)
Oh I’ve got just a little easy money...[fade]

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Ah let me tell you people
It's caused me nothing but trouble
And I've only myself to blame

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

My friends don't come around me
Because I've been so blind
I can't even borrow a nickle
Now I've almost lost my mind

Hey hey hey yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Lord, blackjack takes it away from me

I sat there with two tens
I thought I'd have some fun
The dealer hit sixteen with a five
Just enough to make twenty one

Hey hey hey yeah yeah
How unlucky can one man be
Well every quarter I get
Yeah, blackjack takes it away from me

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Roll of the dice
Take a spin of the wheel
So how do you feel
But you're not gonna win
You'd better go back again

Do you feel lucky
Or do you feel scared
Take what luck brings
And be Devil may care
But you're down on your luck
What will the next day bring

Afloat in a daydream
Or lost in a maze
Or blind in the haze
So what does it matter
So why did you send
An angel to mend

Best make decisions
Before it's too late
Take hold of the reins
A roll of the dice

Nothing to lose
But so much to gain
A little danger
It goes without saying
But what do you care
You're gonna go in the end
Gate open to heaven

Or straight down to hell
Can go there as well

I'll suffer my craving
My soul's not worth saving
So why don't you go
Just leave well alone

Don't you think I'm a savior
Don't you think I could save you
Don't you think I could save your life

There's like a hunger
You've had a taste of it
Still you want more
Won't play it the same again

You have been warned
But still you plunge in
You play high stakes
But there's nothing to win
You've only one life
And so many things to learn

The Angel on one side
The Gambler the other
Which path do you take
Decisions to make

You know where you're going
And what if you wait
It may be too late

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She gave me the Queen
She gave me the King
She was wheelin' and dealin'
Just doin' her thing
She was holdin' a pair
Her Deuce was wild
But my Ace was high
But how was I to know
That she'd been dealt with before
Said she'd never had a Full House
But I should have known
From the tattoo on her left leg
And the garter on her right
She'd have the card to bring me down
If she played it right

She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack

Poker face was her name
Poker face was her nature
Poker straight was her game
If she knew she could get you
She play'd 'em fast
And she play'd 'em hard
She could close her eyes
And feel every card
But how was I to know
That she'd been shuffled before
Said she'd never had a Royal Flush
But I should have known
That all the cards were comin'
From the bottom of the pack
And if I'd known what she was dealin' out
I'd have dealt it back

She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, And who knows what else?
She's got the Jack, yeah, yeah
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Ooh, was a bad deal, Jack
She gave me the Jack hey
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
Ooh, can't ya tell?
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
You Never know! She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, and it hurts!
She's got the Jack
She's got the Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack
She's got the Jack
AAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Oooooh!
Thank you, thank you, Thank you people, Thank you, Thank you
I'm glad you like the show, yes, thank you very much folks.
Good night and God bless!

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I pulled my chair up to the table.
Chips for cash, I'm ready and able.
Here comes the deal, I'll pay for the flop.
To call a raise I might have to drop.

Pre Chorus:
My cards could be better, but I like to play.
My stack ain't growing, it's fading way.

Chorus:
Patience, to toss in those cards.
Patience, to wait for the good ones.
Patience, if I bide my time.
The payoff will be worth the wait.

I've got a pair and possible straight.
Over cards, it's not looking great.
I called the raise, now I'm gonna chase.
A seven, a ten, the rivers an ace.

(Repeat Pre Chorus)
I need
(Repeat Chorus)
Oh yeah, the payoff will be worth the wait.

I've tossed three hands and here I sit.
On the deal, I get big slick.
Now I'll raise to see the flop.
And see who now decides to drop.

My cards are now better and this one I'll play.
My stack it's growing, not fading away.
I got
Patience, I tossed in thoses cards.
Patience, I waited for the good ones.
Patience, I bided my time.
The payoff has been worth the wait.
(Repeat 2 times)

Patience, Patience, Patience
I bided by time.
The payoff has been worth the wait.
(Repeat 2 times)

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Come around you rovin' gamblers and a story I will tell
About the greatest gambler, you all should know him well.
His name was Will O' Conley and he gambled all his life,
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

He gambled in the White House and in the railroad yards,
Wherever there was people, there was Willie and his cards.
He had a reputation as the gamblin'est man around,
Wives would keep their husbands home when Willie came to town.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

Sailin' down the Mississippi to a town called New Orleans,
They're still talkin' about their card game on that Jackson River Queen.
"I've come to win some money," Gamblin' Willie says,
When the game finally ended up, the whole damn boat was his.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

Up in the Rocky Mountains in a town called Cripple Creek,
There was an all-night poker game, lasted about a week.
Nine hundred miners had laid their money down,
When Willie finally left the room, he owned the whole damn town.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

But Willie had a heart of gold and this I know is true,
He supported all his children, and all their mothers too.
He wore no rings or fancy things, like other gamblers wore,
He spread his money far and wide, to help the sick and the poor.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

When you played your cards with Willie, you never really knew
Whether he was bluffin' or whether he was true.
He won a fortune from a man who folded in his chair.
The man, he left a diamond flush, Willie didn't even have a pair.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

It was late one evenin' during a poker game,
A man lost all his money, he said Willie was to blame.
He shot poor Willie through the head, which was a tragic fate,
When Willie's cards fell on the floor, they were aces backed with eights.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

So all you rovin' gamblers, wherever you might be,
The moral of this story is very plain to see.
Make your money while you can, before you have to stop,
For when you pull that dead man's hand, your gamblin' days are up.
And it's ride, Willie, ride,
Roll, Willie, roll,
Wherever you are a-gamblin' now, nobody really knows.

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THE WHEELS'FOREVER SPINNING
THE DICE ARE THROWN AND SCATTER
THE WORDS ARE ALL OF WINNING
BUT ONLY NUMBERS MATTER

WE BET ON OUR EXISTENCE
WE'LL LAST ANOTHER ROUND
THE LUCKY GO THE DISTANCE
THE LOSERS GO TO GROUND

FROM BIRTH TO DEATH WE GAMBLE
THE LOTS ARE DAILY CAST
NO WARNING OR PREAMBLE
WHICH ONE WILL BE YOUR LAST

THERE IS GREAT COMFORT IN PURE HATRED
FOR ENVY NOT ENOUGH, NOT ENOUGH
THE SOOTHING JOY OF MALICE
IS MADE OF STERNER STUFF, STERNER STUFF
THE FAILURE OF A FATHER
THE TORMENT OF A SON
IS A RECIPE TO JUSTIFY
THE WORST THAT COULD BE DONE

HE'LL DESTROY US UNLESS WE CALL A HALT
SHOULD THE BASTARD STEAL OUR BIRTHRIGHT
IT WILL BE OUR FAULT

THE RACE IS WON BY CUNNING
A TERRIFYING DANCE
TOO COMPLEX IN THE RUNNING
TO LEAVE IT ALL TO CHANCE

BUT CHANCE IS ALL WE'RE GIVEN
SO CHANCES WE MUST TAKE
THE GAMBLER'S STAKE IS DRIVEN
THROUGH HEARTS THAT DARE NOT BREAK

BUT ALL SAVE ONE ARE BROKEN
AS FATAL POINTS ARE SCORED
AND ONE SURVIVING TOKEN
HOLDS SWAY ACROSS THE BOARD

THERE'S A MOMENT WHEN THE GAME'S BALANCE
TILTS THE OTHER WAY, THE OTHER WAY
WHEN THE ODDS BEGIN TO FAVOUR
OUTSIDERS IN THE PLAY, IN THE PLAY
THE FAILURE OF INCUMBENTS
THE SLEAZY TRICKS THEY USE
MEAN THAT THOSE WHO THINK THEY CALL
THE TUNE CAN ONLY LOSE

DEAL THE CARDS IT WON'T MATTER HOW THEY FALL
BECAUSE NOTHING IS A GAMBLE WHEN YOU WANT IT ALL

Entry #23

## September 24, 2006, 4:15 pm'Til there was you, Lyrics.

When you have gone
Will color all my dreams
And light the dawn
Look into my eyes, my love, and see
All the lovely things, you are, to me
Our wistful little star
It was far, too high
And so, so did I
Now when I remember spring
And every little lovely thing
I will be remembering
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Let's fall in love
Why shouldn't we fall in love?
Our hearts are made of it
Let's take a chance
Why be afraid of it?

Let's close our eyes
Little we know of it
Still we can try
To make a go of it

We might have been meant for each other
To be or not to be, let our hearts discover

Let's fall in love
Why shouldn't we fall in love?
Now is the time for it
While we are young
Let's fall in love

We might have been meant for each other
To be or not to be, let our hearts discover

Let's fall in love
Why shouldn't we fall in love?
Now is the time for it
While we are young
Let's fall in love
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There were bells on a hill
But I never heard them ringing
No I never heard them at all
'Til there was you

There were birds in the sky
But I never saw them winging
No I never saw them at all
'Til there was you

Then there was music
And wonderful roses
They tell me in sweet fragrant

There was love all around
But I never heard it singing
No I never heard it at all
'Til there was you
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Entry #22

## September 17, 2006, 4:25 pmMy

I developed these new filters as I will use VTRACs as filters not as a prediction method or system all by themselves, just as a series of brand new filters.

A total of 5 VTRAC Filters, counting the "Original" among them, as I don't want it to go to "waste".

VTRAC FILTERS

VT-A = Digits

1      0 - 5

2      1 - 6

3      2 - 7

4      3 - 8

5      4 - 9

VT-B = Digits

1      0 - 9

2      1 - 8

3      2 - 7

4      3 - 6

5      4 - 5

VT-C = Digits

1      1 - 0

2      2 - 9

3      3 - 8

4      4 - 7

5      5 - 6

VT-D = Digits

1      1 - 2

2      3 - 4

3      5 - 6

4      7 - 8

5      9 - 0

VT-E = Digits

1      0 - 1

2      2 - 3

3      4 - 5

4      6 - 7

5      8 - 9
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Fernando

Last Edited: September 17, 2006, 4:39 pm

Entry #21

## September 17, 2006, 4:15 amOther possible VTRAC-like alternatives.

VTRAC   =    Digits

1            0 and 5

2            1 and 6

3            2 and 7

4            3 and 8

5            4 and 9

-------------- So:

1 = 0 - 9

2 = 1 - 8

3 = 2 - 7

4 = 3 - 6

5 = 4 - 5

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1 = 1-0

2 = 2-9

3 = 3-8

4 = 4-7

5 = 5-6

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1 = 1-2

2 = 3-4

3 = 5-6

4 = 7-8

5 = 9-0

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1 = 0-1

2 = 2-3

3 = 4-5

4 = 6-7

5 = 8-9

Those are the more or less "Logical" variations, but there could be other ones not so "Logical"

These are just to show that there could be other methods that could also be based on 5 digits that also equal 2 digits each.

Which of them or other possible ones would I use? I don't know, maybe "Regular" VTRACs as there is no software for any of the alternatives.

I won't have a chance to look into VTRACs at all for a few days to 1 or 2 weeks, but this time I really will, because I will see if it is possible for me to use them in some way.

Entry #20