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Browser statistics and more

Now that Webtrekk GmbH published its current statistics about browser & co in Germany for the 3rd quarter (see also Golem) – IE 6 is still used most (41,15%), then Firefox/Mozilla (27,08%) and IE 7 (25,23%); Windows XP clearly dominates (79,56%) in front of the rest (more in the official PDF) – I thought I’d publish my blog’s statistics, too.

My numbers were collected by Blogcounter.de since late August – with the advantage that they do not count my own visits, so that doesn’t blur the data.


IE (all versions put together) dominate here too, but the share of Firefox/Mozilla is higher than in the Webtrekk statistics (“sonstige” = other):

Stats: Browsers

Operating System:

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Predicting Lotto Numbers??

This article only deals with one specific method of pretended lotto prognoses. » Click here for all my articles about lotto

Lotto playing form - photo from lotto-bw.de/presse Via Bloggerei.de and (update:) what was, at that time, on Ramschmarkt.de, I came across something called “Global Scaling”, a, let’s call it view of the world where everything is said to be connected by a standing wave and that apparently claims that all things big and small can somehow be described with logarithmic scales – or something like that, maybe I didn’t interpret all those pieces of information floating around on the web correctly. The main homepage seems to be globalscaling.de (also abbreviated as GS in the following text), the “Institute for Space Energy Research”.

  • When physicists and other scientists research in “free space energy” or things like that, I don’t mind at first, things have to be investigated;
  • When a “cosmic background noise” and logarithmic scales are kinda seen as new “silver bullet” for anything (logarithms not being uncommon in math and physics, anyway), some skepticism is necessary, I think;
  • When “lotto prognosis” is mentioned as one of the fields of application, the whole thing, in my consideration, crashes down to the lowest end on any respectability scale;
  • When they charge money for that, my spontaneous opinion sees that going maybe a little too far towards rip-off or deceit.

Yes, I’ve contemplated whether I should spend much attention to such a dubious “system”, but…

1. …well, let’s have a closer look.

math book (I apologize for this being quite lengthy, but a certain detailedness is necessary. So maybe get yourself a cup of coffee – or go :arrow: directly to the conclusion…))

Quote from globalscaling.de, my translation:

How exact is the Lotto prognosis?

The lottery is about the selection of a random sequence of natural (whole) numbers. Because of that, under best preconditions, a lotto prognosis can never be more accurate than ±1.”

This combination of these two sentences, I think, will make the hair of anyone who has ever seen a formula from probability calculus from nearby stand on end. Only with a little heaps of good will – and without knowing the formulae of “Global Scaling” – one could assume that this sentence’s wording is just accidentally a little off, or shortened, simplified too much…

The sentence (in my translation)

“We point out that we give no guarantee for the precision of our lotto prognosis.”

is necessary, of course – if the prognoses were perfect, they already were multiple lotto millionaires and had no need to make the effort to sell their “lotto prognosis”. Anyway, following on that page are a bunch of big numbers, which, the way I read it, boil down to the fact that the more tips you play that do not repeat, the higher your chances to win. Preferably (for GS) with numbers bought from GS, of course…

2. But how good are their prognoses?

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102 Unsolicited Calls

Good that I’ve configured my FRITZ!Box 7170 and my ISDN phone with answering machine such that I don’t get disturbed by calls to my (published) main MSN that do not transmit their caller ID, which in virtually all cases are call centers and others who rather stay anonymous (my relatives with old analog connection are few, and they know a “secret” MSN) – they only hear an appropriate message, and except for some pseudo-raffle robots, only once someone said:

“Not bad, this answering machine.”


Using the FritzBox’s call list, I now created a little set of statistics:

In the previous 6 months (26 weeks), there were 102 such calls, that’s 3.9 per week, although fluctuating quite heavily between 0 and 12. Just one coincidentally hit the “secret” MSN, five (at regular distance on two days, so it was the same call center) on the third MSN where a fax is connected only occasionaly. Only once the “number” 049 was transmitted, once one from Cologne from a robot.

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

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