|Posted: February 27, 2013, 3:48 pm - IP Logged|
I tried to keep you from knowing how dumb I am but I don't know
what you mean by Alpha. Maybe it only matters that you know
which of course I can live with since I'm on a computer that
works with 1's and 0's and does amazing things.
I took computer 101 when I was about 45. I thought I was decent
with numbers but could not grasp the 1010011100. It would have
been funny if it wasn't so frustrating.It still hurts even though I'm
I asked when I signed up for the course if it would teach me how
to use a computer since I barely knew how to turn one on. The first
assignment on the first day was to do research on something.
I got my son to help me with that but then came the 1's and 0's.
I dropped the course after a 45 on the first test.
I took Introduction Into Computer Programming in 1968 but we didn't get into actual desiging of software. All we did was learn how to wire the boards for keypunch, operate a keypuncy machine, wire boards to sorters and accounting machines. Back then a computer took up the entire wall of one room. About all I remember from the Keypunch machine was there were upper and lower punches depending on what keys you used on the keyboard. I seem to recall the mention of 1's and 0's which would probably be a binary system that is used in computers. Actually my tracking is similar in that it uses a binary system to project what is coming next.
By the time I reached 50 I wanted a computer and didn't know myself how to run one. I knew if I couldn't afford one in the first place and if I didn't know how to use one that I couldn't afford somebody to fix my messes. Solution? I started buying obsolete computer parts in sealed and hammer down auctions. I started taling to people who knew how to build one and eventually learned how to put one together myself. I never have bought a ready built computer out of a store. I do all my upgrading myself on what I have. Haven't done much work on one in a few years though so hope if this one ever goes down I will remember enough to get it going again lol
When the lottery just started I had just gotten my computer and wasnt even using Windows 95 much less anything else. I did have Windows 3 and 3.1, That was good though because I got into computers when knowing a little DOS was helpful. In case you don't know that tern it stands for.....Disk Operating System. I got one of my Son's Junior High School text books on Computers and read it for input on how to use a computer.
Regards the "Alpha". Alpha stands for whether something is ODD or EVEN.
If a combination is 1234 it is OEOE
If a combination is 2468 it is EEEE
If a combination is 1357 it is OOOO
The Alpha of 369 is OEO
The Alpha of 459 is EOO
I think you begin to get the idea.
Two Odd digits and 1 Even digit will always Sum Total Even
Two Even digits and 1 Odd will always Sum Total ODD
All Even will Sum Even and All Odd will Sum Odd
Knowing which was a combination Sums can tell you what the Alpha (how many Evens/Odd) to expect.
It's a bit like the Algebra concept of:
A Plus X's a Plus = a Plus
A Plus X's a Minus = a Minus
A Minus X's a Minus = a Plus.
WHY? I will never know. I just did what my teacher in Jr. High told me and it worked lol I was excempted from Mid terms both years I took Algebra and even had to tutor my Brother when he was having problems.
Since I am using my Pick 3 software to track 1st and 2nd pairs I turn each 2 digit combination into a 3 digit Pick 3 entry. I add a constant "0" to each pair. Since ithe "0" is already Even I know that if the Sum Total of a pair is going to be Odd I will be looking for 1 Odd and 1 Even digit to complete the pair. If Sums Even then I need to look for either 2 Even digits or 2 ODD digits.
It's the same princple in tracking the All or Nothing. I turn each number 1 through 24 into a 3 digit combination to use in my software. The Sum Total and Alpha concept is the same. While some Teens and 20's can Sum Total Odd and Alpha chart can tell me whether the 1st digit will be Odd or Even so I will know whether to look for a Teen or a Twenty.
There are 4 Alpha Patterns in a 3 digit combinations. EEE/OOO, EEO/OOE, EOE/OEO/, and EOO/OEE
I number those patterns 1-2-3 and 4 and tracking those for 4 digits to tell me what the next makeup of the number wil be. A Teen will be EOE or EOO. For a 20 it will be either a EEE or EEO. If a Single it will be either an EEO or an EEE
In this way I don't fill my heads with digits but rather patterns and then apply digits to those patterns. When I think Even I automatically think 0-2-4-6-8 When I think ODD I automatically think 1-3-5-7-9,