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Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 10 years ago by mysticwomyn.

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Posted: May 7, 2007, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

Has anyone ever tried using a slide rule to calculate the next winning number?

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    Posted: May 7, 2007, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

    No because anything that can be done on a slide rule can be done on a scientific calculator and as far as I know no one knows of any ways to calculate the next winning numbers.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: May 7, 2007, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

      Has anyone ever tried using a slide rule to calculate the next winning number?

      I'm sure back when the lotteries started, but most use calculators now.  The reason being that a slide rule is a mechanical device whose numbers are calculated in an analog fashion and require interpolation by the user, two people may have the same equation but their answers may differ in the 4th or 5th place for eg.

      Calculators give digital results not subject to interpolation.  There are threads here that one can follow and will step you thru. keying steps for numbers.  For eg. using pi, e, square roots, etc. will give numbers left or right of a decimal point.

      Funny thing though, the formulas, calculations, etc. that were needed to design modern calculators and computers were done on slide rules!  It obsoleted itself! 

         P.S. I think there is a windows slide rule emulator somewhere out there.

      LOL jarasan

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        Posted: May 8, 2007, 2:42 am - IP Logged

        If 'Steve Player' starts marketing the "Lotto Slide Rule" we'll know he's monitoring this board, too.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: May 8, 2007, 10:30 am - IP Logged

          Has anyone ever tried using a slide rule to calculate the next winning number?

          Do they even manufacture slide rules anymore?  I thought they went the way of the typewriter, the

          8-track tape, and (soon) the VCR.

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            Posted: May 8, 2007, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

            Do they even manufacture slide rules anymore?  I thought they went the way of the typewriter, the

            8-track tape, and (soon) the VCR.

            E-bay.  But on the other hand they may come back because of the energy savings, we all have to do our part  to battle global warming.  Calculator battery savings could be huge!

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              Posted: May 9, 2007, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

              anyone interested in playing around with a slide rule system can go here and use a virtual one!

              www.taswegian.com/TwoHeaded/UniVirtual/UniVirtual.html