## Saturday, January 29, 2005

### Finding Primes Using The Number 3

Away back when in one of my blogs I was advancing the theory that this universe is based on the number 3. For instance, we have 3 dimensions, length, width and height. Three strikes and you’re out. Things, good or bad, usually happen in 3’s. Most discussions have 3 major points. Traffic lights usually have 3 lights, red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. You are usually given 3 chances to accomplish something. Most people can only remember 3 things on a list. The triangle, consisting of 3 sides is the strongest form of construction. The people you know in your life can be classified as acquaintances, friends and soulmates. If you organize a speech, tell them what you are going to say, say it and tell them what you said. Anyway, I got to thinking about primes again. Prime numbers are numbers that you can only divided evenly by themselves and one. For instance 17 is a prime number. It can only be divided evenly by itself and 1. If you divide 17 by any number that precedes it the answer is a fraction (Ex: 17/4 = 4 ¼ ). If you look at a table of prime numbers you will see their last digit is a 1, 3, 7 or 9 once you get beyond 1 digit numbers such as 5 or 2.

Finding Primes Using The Number 3

A prime number usually ends in 1, 3, 7 or 9.
Total the digits in the number ending in 1, 3, 7 or 9 (ex. 677 has the digits (6,7,7,) when totaled = 20 (6 +7 +7 = 20)
Divide the digit total (20) by 3,
If the answer contains a fraction (20/3 = 6.666666667) 677 is a prime.
If the answer doesn’t contain a fraction the number is not a prime. For instance 27 isn’t a prime because (2+7=9) and 9 divided by 3 is an even number ( 9/3 =3.)

Prime =11
Total = 2
Total / 3 = 0.666666667
Prime =13
Total = 4
Total / 3 = 1.333333333
Prime =17
Total = 8
Total/3= 2.666666667
Prime = 19
Total = 10
Total /3 = 3.333333333
Prime = 23
Total = 5
Total/3 = 1.666666667
Prime = 29
Total = 11
Total/3= 3.666666667
Prime = 31
Total = 4
Total/3 = 1.333333333
Prime = 37
Total = 10
Total / 3 = 3.333333333
Prime = 41
Total = 5
Total/3 = 1.666666667
Prime =43
Total = 7
Total/3 = 2.333333333
Prime= 47
Total = 11
Total/3 = 3.666666667

## Tuesday, January 25, 2005

### Walking On Water

Everyone is going to get it in the ear at some point in their life. We all live on a Sine Wave. One time we’re at the top of our game and can do no wrong and the other time we are in the trough and can do no right. Even God had a bad day and had to use a flood to correct things. If someone likes you and you walk on water then your praises are sung from on high. If someone doesn’t like you and you walk on water then they say "You’re damned lucky you didn’t get your feet wet!!!!" Same you, but different impressions!!!"

## Wednesday, January 19, 2005

### Would You Marry This Man ?????

1 No visible means of support.
2 Travels the country with a group of men and one woman of questionable virtue.
3 Sponges off strangers who always seem willing to give him a night’s lodging.
4 Seems to be illiterate as he never writes anything down.
5 Likes to give speeches that attracts crowds.
6 Has the ability to do tricks.
7 Speaks of my house but never gives the location.
8 Talks of things to come but it all seems to be pie in the sky.
9 Gave up a perfectly good career to wander around the country.
10 The perfect con man. Seems to be able to talk people into anything.
Who is this man???? Jesus Christ!! God just has to have a sense of humour!!!

## Sunday, January 16, 2005

### Dullsville

I’ve a new appreciation of anyone that has to grind out 1200 words a day and still manages to get paid for it!!
My observation is that most people who occupy the center of the old Bell Curve can summarize their lives in about 3 e-mails that are each ½ a page in length. I’m one of those dull people in my three dimensional existence. The problem with blogging is that it is an open forum that anyone can read. There is a possibility that someone might read your blog and know you. If this happens you are then forced to explain something that you thought was brilliantly written at the time but makes absolutely no sense now. Therefore you have a choice. You can write about how many times you did this or that or take a flyer and write from the soul. I prefer the soul route. That way, I can write about anything that interests me and not have to run the risk of having to explain anything to anyone which I appear to be doing right now. I also have to have standards which can generally be summed up as not bringing any harm to anyone. Although I’m dull, I still like to find thoroughly intellectually interesting people that are full of fun in spite of any adventure involving them at the moment!! I guess hope springs eternal!! I’ve a philosophical and psychic bend mixed with a dry sense of humor. I also have the ability to sometimes "sense" people. Fortunately, I’m sufficiently dull that if anyone tripped over me I still wouldn’t be noticed!! If, on the other hand, we eyeballed each other and had a soul experience it would be interesting to say the least!! I can’t actually see anyone’s soul in terms of being able to describe it. I just have the ability to sometimes look through the door. It’s a powerful experience and is very close to seeing the face of God. It usually scares the hell out of me. I always turn away before the other person realizes what is happening. This life may not be much in terms of what people call success but at least I know what I’ve got!! (:-p)