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Weekly accountability thread: What have you accomplished this week?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by macdonjo3, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    It's that time of the week again, where I want to here what you've done this week.

    This week, I haven't done anything too ground breaking. Mostly just the regular operation of completing my never-ending to-do list. Did some client work to rank for more long tails, purchased tons of content, got some banner designers done for SerpClix, tested a lot of controversy on a ton of platforms, streamlined what my next project will be and what I'll do with my other projects to gain time, become more productive and work less.

    I find it really important to know your strengths and weaknesses and it doesn't take watching 50 Gary Vaynerchuk videos to agree with that. Some people think, so you've been here for 7 years, you must have so few weaknesses, and others think, you're still so young, you're full of weaknesses.

    Both are correct. As I stay in the industry longer, it becomes easier to tell where my next $10k will come from and what will and will not work. However, as I'm still young, I suffer from attention and concentration problems. I've talked with tons of members about this: Greg/BassTrackerBoats, Thomas/meathead, D/hitman247, etc. If you look at older members, such as those 3, you can see they have zero difficulties with concentrating on one project and taking it to 6-7 figures revenue within a year. However, most young members on here, like myself, are often distracted to start something new, and we have to learn, that's our weakness, recognize it and adapt to it.

    Also got back into regular schedule after an awesome weekend (as you may have saw if you have my on social media), but an awesome weekend brings bad diet, usually 1 meal to start the day and then back to alcohol, so I'm fully back on regular schedule of diet and exercising. Those weekends are fun, but it takes a while to get back on the train.

    Anyways, what have you accomplished this week?
     
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  2. Sherbert Hoover

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    Pretty productive week here. Did a bunch of client work, a massive amount of real-job work, and some work on a couple side projects of mine. Spent too much time on BHW. Spent too much time on Reddit. The usual in that case.

    Hit 20 pounds lost in the past seven weeks. Did a ton of cardio and broke an eight minute mile for the first time in ten years.

    The wife is doing surgery rotations currently, so all week we have been waking up at 2:45am. That's been rough, and I've had a hard time adjusting to that. But we will be fine.

    Same ol' same ol' building that bankroll.
     
  3. Ste Fishkin

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    I've spent the last 4 days designing a seal of approval for my new review website.

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  4. macdonjo3

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    Yeah, reddit can get addicting. I have a buddy who's being doing some big shit in /r/the_donald. Twitter removed their trend against Hillary, etc.

    How much water do you drink per day? 5 days of cardio?

    Hope all is well with the wife. "Happy wife, happy life" - @BassTrackerBoats

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    @Ste Fishkin can you re-do mine pls
     
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  5. JustUs

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    Did not accomplish a lot outside of my normal business work, Spent four days of compute time looking for four ball patterns in Powerball. After four days of time on an i7 4770 CPU, I discovered that there are 864501 unique four ball patterns in Power ball and that each comes up 65 times in the 11,238,513 unique 5 ball patterns.

    Amusing thing here too; I can generate all the possible combinations in about 16 seconds for the five ball and ten seconds for the four ball, but it take 4 days to test the four ball patterns for appearances. By way of contrast, it takes about three seconds to generate all the three ball combinations and about 2.5 hours to test them for appearances. There is also an identifiable pattern in the three ball patterns biased toward the low end of the numbers.

    Other things I learned is that the game itself is biased. If you take all the test runs and the money runs of Powerball and add the appearances up, the appearances approach the probabilistic limits of the balls and the positions they are most likely to appear in. However, if you use only the money runs, then the appearances become chaotic.

    Code:
    Draw date; ball 1,2,3,4,5; Machine number; Ball set; Powerball; Power Play; Powerball Machine; Powerball ball set; Draw type
    07/02/16  09  32  27  17  38  11  38  25  --  12  26  Pre-test
    07/02/16  23  07  38  36  39  11  38  23  --  12  26  Pre-test
    07/02/16  29  38  15  17  27  11  38  09  --  12  26  Pre-test
    07/02/16  57  61  60  48  18  11  38  07  --  12  26  Pre-test
    07/02/16  63  39  59  34  10  11  38  04  2  12  26  Draw
    07/06/16  68  51  26  38  13  12  41  05  --  11  25  Pre-test
    07/06/16  24  16  35  59  48  12  41  01  --  11  25  Pre-test
    07/06/16  68  11  12  08  14  12  41  08  --  11  25  Pre-test
    07/06/16  64  62  20  22  15  12  41  23  --  11  25  Pre-test
    07/06/16  66  57  02  31  24  12  41  18  3  11  25  Draw
    
    All of the programs and the websites that I have looked at only use the Draws and not the tests. This does not change the overall odds of winning, but it does show bias by the Interstate Lottery Association to maximize earnings by altering the odds by a factor of five.

    Maybe it is time to see what a Benford analysis would reveal.

    To tie this to SEO and Blackhat, you have to test your hypothesis to see if it is hype or fact, and to see what bias there maybe. And believe it or not, this testing of Powerball is actually tied to a program I am working on to attempt to predict Google and MSN serps.