Hybrid’s dynamic target mod complete

This mod is now complete. From testing it very accurately targets specific spins where the ball bounces most predictably. For most wheels, this will be spins where the ball hits a diamond and falls straight down. You also have the option of how accurate you want the predictions to be. In average conditions, this mod provides an accuracy increase of between 30-500%. This means instead of getting a 10% edge on a very difficult wheel, you could get a 60% edge with this mod.
 
These projections are not at all exaggerations. In fact they are actually conservative because some types of ball falls are very easily predictable, and others are barely predictable at all. This mod allows you to isolate only to spins where the ball is most likely to bounce very predictably. Of course it wont be correct all of the time, but it is correct enough of the time for a large accuracy increase.
 
In many cases, this mod is essential to get any edge at all. Such a situation would be if the rotor speed was varied considerably (between 2 – 8s / revolution) and the ball is quite bouncy and dramatically affected by the varying ball bounce of different rotor speeds. It is rare that you will “need” this mod to profit, but almost always it will significantly boost accuracy.
 
The downside of this mod is on some of the spins, the computer will announce “risk” indicating that the predictions are not as accurate as they could be. You can set the approximate proportion of spins that are skipped. Basically the more spins you skip, the higher the accuracy. Putting it into perspective, if you get 1 prediction from 3 spins, then you may increase your edge by about 200% (ie a 10% edge becomes 30%). A larger edge is not everything though, because the fewer spins you bet on, the less you may win “per hour”. But a critical point is if you bet on every spin, then your behavior is too obvious for casino staff. So it is better to bet only on the most accurate predictions. It comes down to what I often say “it’s mostly about what you can win without being detected”.
 
The next mod will be started soon. It will improve accuracy in cases where the camera is aimed at a computer monitor of some kind.

Android roulette computer 30% complete

The Android programmer has been working on development full time, and all components are already about 30% complete. There are server components that must be done, although the programmer that will work on those parts are busy working on other projects. He’s a programmer I’ve been working with on other projects for some time, and he’s very good at what he does. So it’s possible the completed computer may be available by the end of November. It’s mostly a matter of when he finishes other work first. It will take him approximately 2-3 weeks once he begins his part.

JAA updates

The programmer has taken too long to complete the JAA updates, so I’m getting a new programmer for it. The updates are so incredibly close to completion, but he didn’t seem to understand the requirements and kept wasting time. The mods are quite technical but he has had enough time to complete them. I’ll need to select a new programmer after I’m back around 10th November. This doesn’t affect the existing version or users of JAA.

Away for most of week (2nd-10th Nov)

I’ll be away for most of the time between 2nd-10th November. I’ll still have email and Internet access, but responses will be delayed and I wont be taking calls. I’ll still respond to urgent issues and code requests. Everything will be back to normal after the 10th. Of course work from programmers will continue without interruption.
 

Hybrid Updated Phone App

A new app is available for the Hybrid phones. This app will work on the original phones too. I’ve tested it with 4 different phones at the same time, and all phones got predictions simultaneously. There’s no known limit to the amount of bettors you can have at the table, but even if there was, 4 is more than you’ll ever need. The update also has some small corrections like saving your settings when the app is closed. Hybrid users: please email me directly if you would like the updated app. You will need to know how to install the app on the phone. With the original phones, you will need a micro SD card to do the installation. You put the app on the SD card from your PC, then put the CD card in the phone and install from the phone’s settings (in the file explorer).
 
There will be another update of the phone app in about 2-3 weeks, so it is compatible with the other Hybrid mods being done (dynamic and target). It’s up to you if you want to update it now or wait for the other update.
 
Also remember to delete the old app first (uninstall and remove previous file) so you don’t mix them up.

Hybrid target and dynamic

Development on the next Hybrid mod is going well. Below is a general summary of what this mod will do:
* Automatically determine which areas of the wheel, where the ball falls, produce the most predictable spins. And giving predictions only when the ball is predicted to fall in these parts.
* Automatically determine which rotor speeds produce the most predictable spins, and how far the ball will bounce for specific rotor speeds. It will automatically exclude speeds that produce unpredictable spins.
The emphasis is on automation. When it’s complete, you wont need to think about much at all. The computer will do all the analysis for you and if any predictions aren’t likely to be accurate enough, the computer will tell you so you can make adjustments.
For the average modern wheel, you’ll need around 60 spins per direction for the data to be accurate enough. This is a significant improvement on the Uber which needs many more spins for comparable accuracy to assess ball bounce on different rotor speeds. In rare cases, about 90 spins per direction may be needed but this is for very difficult wheels. Some wheels need only 15 or so spins. But once you have this data, you don’t need to repeat these spins and your edge will in many cases be more than 3 times higher. This mainly depends on the wheel itself and its physical characteristics, and whether or not you’re comparing accuracy on spins with a broad range of rotor speeds.
Once you have those 60-90 spins per direction, a previously 5% edge on a difficult wheel may become 30%, so you can rotate winning players and meet your daily profit target in much less time. This also means being even more covert. So these are not minor additions – it will be the last major mod, with the rest being small tweaks. Again it will be done in two main parts, but there may be a third part. In all, it should be available within around 3 weeks.

New Hybrid Version Available

The updated version of the Hybrid is now available. Users can download from the same location with the same instructions. I’ll remove the upload within 24hrs so please download it before then.
 
There are only minor changes to this version. Basically it addresses some instability issues. Also set the rotor deceleration rate to -0.0084 instead. I need to create a video that explains how to fine-tune this value for whatever wheel you are playing on, because some rotors are significantly different. Although before I have the chance to make the video, we may have even implemented the feature that automatically determines the correct value for you. It won’t be a significant difference in most cases though, but it’s better to use the correct value especially in cases where rotor speeds vary significantly.

New Uber Computer

With the Hybrid development well in control, heavy development has begun on the new Uber version. I don’t think we’ll call it “Uber” though to avoid confusion. If anyone has a good name in mind, let me know.
 
Some of the benefits of this version will be:
 
* Same accuracy as Uber, but much easier to use. It will run you through each step so you wouldn’t even need to read the instructions. I want to make it so anyone can use it (including the advanced parts).
 
* All data will be saved to a server via wireless internet. This way I can easily review data and offer advice. For example, I’ll be able to see your jump charts, and all other data including ball timings. So if you’re doing something wrong, it will be much easier for me to support you.
 
Again the emphasis will be on simplicity, without compromising on accuracy.
 
I don’t know what the price will be yet. It depends on development costs. But I intend to offer payment plans with it. For example, eligible players will just need to pay the costs of hardware, and can pay the rest off with winnings.
 
From here I expect the first version will be working within a month. But it will need a lot of testing before it is released. In total, approximately 2 months before it’s available.

Closing and Resolving Tickets Via The Helpdesk

When I respond to your ticket, if the matter is clearly resolved, I’ll mark it resolved and close the ticket. You can still re-open it if matters still aren’t resolved, then add a new reply to the ticket. But in matters where you may have further questions, the ticket will stay open after my response. Then if after a week you don’t respond to it, I’ll assume you have no further questions, and I’ll automatically close it. This is so I don’t have a long list of unresolved tickets in my helpdesk interface. You can still re-open any ticket if needed.

Hybrid training video

Next week I’ll be doing a full training video for the hybrid roulette computer. It will more be a general training video than a live support meeting, so all hybrid users will be able to learn from it. Then in the weeks afterwards, we’ll do a live webcam meeting via www.ustream.tv so all players can ask whatever questions as they come to mind during the whole process. This will also be recorded so hybrid users can learn from it. Essentially the two videos will be very similar, but the second one will include all the questions players have asked, with my responses. If you manage to stay awake for the second video (it will be long and tedious), you’ll learn a lot from it.
 
I will remind everyone later, but if you attend the live meeting/training:
 
* Do NOT create a ustream account using your real name
* Do NOT release any private information via the chat window
 
This is because other people will be able to see the chat window. It will be a private and password-protected broadcast, but still other players who you do not know will see the video at some stage later. If you’ve already used your real name in your account, don’t worry the video wont be released to anyone but you for your review.