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“The Next Uri Geller” 2008 for statistics lovers

This is about a show from the first German season of “The Next Uri Geller” from early 2008. You can also:
» Show all my reports from the first season.
» Show everything about the second season 2009.
» Show really all articles about Uri Geller.

A few small, somewhat useless diagrams about this mixture of mental-magic entertainment arts, brainwashing of the people by claims of “real powers”, and boredom… :mrgreen:


Updated diagram with world final’s ratings (#9) after the German final (#8):



How many overtime minutes did the shows have (compared to the original announcements, not the teletext/EPG data)?

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For the statistics freaks and other curious ones for whom the little stats section in the lower half of the sidebar isn’t enough, there’s now* a separate, extensive statistics page, always reachable from said sidebar section.

(Please add comments/questions about specific statistics on the statistics page.)

* been there for a few weeks, but completed today

Fewer unsolicited calls

About half a year ago, I published some statistics about 102 unsolicited phone calls – now it’s time for an update with the data from the rest of the year. The number of such calls to me clearly decreased: to about one third, from 102 in weeks 4-29 to 31 in weeks 30-52 (labeled “~H1” and “~H2” in the following diagrams, because they don’t exactly correspond to the half years).

Maybe thanks to the nice message (implemented with my FRITZ!Box 7170 and my ISDN phone with answering machine) for callers who do not transmit their caller ID which says (translated)

“Good day. You are calling without transmitting your number. Since this is typical for unwanted commercial calls, you are directly – without audible ringing – directed to this answering machine. Please enable your caller ID transmission, or leave a message so you can be called back. Thank you.”

one or more cold call centers kicked me out of their database. :mrgreen:

Of course the “no number => unwanted” conclusion isn’t always 100% sure, but who calls me legitimately can leave a message or try again with caller ID – these (few) cases have been taken into account here.

Here’s a breakdown by weekday, time of day, and calendar week:

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Playing lotto without panties – the statistics

Lotto ticket and thong Now that the jackpot has been hit: Some little search and visitor statictics of the past two weeks (search queries (which I’ve translated) have a grey background (usually not in the feed readers)):

Which lotto numbers could I play?

All possible lottonumbers! Free choice, just pick six of the 49 boxes. But can the lotto number ability? Maybe. What wanted?

Can someone predict lotto numbers? Oh, I see. No! And over 1000 people wanted to know about that until Tuesday afternoon, before 1blu struck, and from noon Wednesday, when things were starting back up again, plus 150 interested about statistics and 80 looking for the “best” numbers, and the line between that and prediction dreams are certainly blurred. (Plus those that the analysis didn’t catch. And without 1blu’s foulness at the domain move, there would have been an estimated 400-600 more.)

But it’s impossible, neither lotto number astrology (by the way: abolish astrology/span> – I’m all for it) nor lotto number numerology (what is numerology? balderdash!) nor the useless global scaling/hartmut müller lotto prognoses help, just as lotto numbers from god or lotto numbers god would play won’t help, since he doesn’t interfere with gambling (German). ;)

The distance between the lotto balls, by the way, is often 0 in the drawing machine, since they are touching each other in there.

Lotto numbers what to do with all that money? With these little chances, I wouldn’t stress my brain with these thoughts too much, for in the end, it’s often enough like this: have 2 numbers plus additional number – and you won’t get anything for that.

The pantiless Christina Aguilera

…was, of course, another hot topic (about 1300x searchers (only?) according to analysis; not in Google’s index for some time) – some weren’t even able to spell it correctly due to their horny excitement:
aaguilera, agilera, agiliera, aguielera, aguiera, aguilaera, aguiler, aguileira, aguillera, aquilera, chistina, christine, kristina; wthout, withou panties, without pantanties.

The result of the search for Christina Aguilera anti web sites might also be interesting…

But pantilessness is en vogue elsewhere, too:

Birthday without panties and without panties on the Oktoberfest goes without saying, and, erm, Waltraud without panties – not you too, mother?? :) It gets really interesting with outdoors without panties and completely without panties, just be careful with without panties in winter, lest icicles form. Also valid with underwear if your answer to the question can men wear women’s thongs is Yes, and then the space is too small…

That’s almost all for this time. An important hint at the end: Don’t go looking for a toilet on the internet, that won’t help!

PS: Of age and interested in how the photo above came into being? :eyebrow:

Yes » show me! ▼

The 4400

No, not the TV series, but comment spam caught by Akismet:


…another statistic that no-one needs. :D

And at the same time, this was first test for Windows Live Writer that I’m trying to use to write this post…

…which seems to have worked okay – only the custom fields of WordPress in which I store the music quotes are apparently not supported, and the tagging (“Keywords” in Live Writer) seems a bit uncomfortable. And is there even a way to edit already published posts?

The HTML code, at any rate, is not so nicely readable as handwritten code; and why is there style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px" in every <img> tag?