First of all I wish you good health and lot of luck in this year. As in usual once a year I send you a letter trying to make some money from you J. I am only joking.
Maybe this year I would miss opportunity to say hello if there were not few emails that took my attention and made me to make this move. I want more feedback, especially from people who owned Mark Howe’s or Stefano’s computer with a hearing aid. I would like to know how much you would value if the FF is built with Radio communication and if instead of zap The FF pronounces prediction number. Or in other words if their phone has the FF’s accuracy would you prefer it better.
It looks to me that few people wiling to pay extra for that futures. To be done properly it may require a lot of resources and most of all will power to make it.
As most of you already know or noticed that I am not up to any significant changes if I am not pushed for it. Other words I am already happy with FF as it is. Please take some time and read the following text. It is parts from 2 emails I received my answer and idea about possible solutions for benefit of all. It is only a draft because I want to find out how many people may be interesting.
€¦€¦.Thanks. I agree. It just seems that unless you get the "right" table at the "right" time which can be very time consuming (always get to sit next to the wheel, full table, etc.), the current system limits your use. If you had an ear piece for 2 people, then obviously one could watch from any angle and the "player" could bet from any position. Those videos are great and thanks for posting. Now get to work :).
€¦€¦Mr. Forester: I am sure you be asked this often, but what would it take financially to have you design (or implement an add-on) to your computer that actually transmitted the "number" (as in Howe's computer) to an earpeice? I know you have been thinking about his for some time and I would pay to be the "guinea pig" if I could coerce you into it. I think all would benefit as it seems to be a major bone of contention that three things happen while playing. First, "accuracy" of the "zap" is essential (more or less); secondly, sometimes you "miss" the "zap" altogether"; and third, the "zap" comes extremely late to lay bets without being called off first and your concentration is very time consuming whereas a "verbal number call" would free up valuable time, I believe. Also, after you memorize the number, laying the bets would be much easier. I will pay to play:). Thanks for listening.
Not many people ask me for that. Actually it was only one who said maybe is good idea to work with Stefano and to load FF on mobile phone as well.
Some people tried HA and they do not like it, and of course they all prefer the FF. Maybe mostly because it is the only one system that produces needed accuracy.
I can see that you understand benefits of number pronounced. We can gain in time but not much. FF has 4 levels of setting when prediction will happen. The earliest one is experimental and only recent I improved it a bit. Still there is problem because the clocking is when the ball is to fast. We can save maximum 1/2 sec.
Instead of waiting for 1 ball revolution for zap we can get number pronounced in 0.5 sec. But and zap in average will happened within 0.6 sec.
Benefit is that pronounced number may be more accurate then observed number. As long as if we can notice it within few pocket limits we do not lose almost anything with zap.
9 spins predicted zero
But we notice 3 spins at #3 and 3 spins on #15.
We may lose only 1 hit on few hundreds spins. Because if average scatter is 12 pockets we instead zero played 3 it is almost same chance that we will win because chance that the ball bounce 10 pockets is almost same as 12.
Further more the FF additionally calculates rotor and ball speed to define wait time for zap to happen. Calculation is close to perfect but it may slip few pockets in particular situations.
FF as it is by design doesn’t need to calculate rotor position but if we want HA it needs to be included. And my strongest argument if we want HA and pronounced numbers, we have to take care of ball direction and we must do clocking at same spot where we did rotor clocking.
Some FF’s may have to tight limits, I correct it and I will replace chips.
If you set accuracy 2 you should have prediction on standard wheel as on DVD’s 8-10 sec to the end.
It can not happen later. Be careful that you do not mix new starting zap with prediction. With new chip I made longer period (8 sec for starting zaps) so if we miss zap nothing will happen almost until ball hits. But you should get about 80 %+ predicted spins.
I can have 3 options to go with FF.
To make it very small (manufactured in china) but with functions it will be almost as it is.
To redesign board to add speech chip, and transmitter (this way I am very comfortable in programming but I am still missing display for setting also I couldn’t find manufacture to do smaller quantity)
program it on PDA or smart phone (I have all I need but I don’t know well programming language to do all I want to do, so I may need professional programmer in particular language that I want to use. This way everything is easy, it has display, speaker, Bluetooth, etc. I start looking in to that, and if I do it who knows when it will be finished. I do not want to start simply because I know it will take hundreds of hours from me.
Almost a year ago 2 guys offered me (I forgot was it 10 000 euros or $).
They offered it for free simply as help for further development.
One guy made $3 000 000 in gambling and the other one won lotto in Europe.
I refused their offer. I simply can not take peoples money as a gift.
Now when I think back I didn’t do much since then.
Well I did something, the FF as it is, adjustable offset and indication when the ball is due to hit rotor for better control. The FF programmed as it is gives me unique opportunity to test the program in slow mode step by step.
But it is still the same box and the FF is not designed for team play. The team play may be very beneficial if someone really wants bigger money.
Last year was ok for me except December. Last month I made some losses, and it really made me frustrated.
If I did not see clear advantage I would not play but I did, and simply by bad luck the ball 80% of time was stopping 1-2 pockets next to played sector. If I shift adjustment for few spins then it goes 2 pockets on the other side. Simply it was bad luck when everything goes wrong, but it is already recovered. Sure there was and time when the ball was stopping more often on my sector then what it was expected but that is cool. Anyway that and this emails made me think that maybe with HA the FF can be better and that some people may need it more then i need.
So, I do not know how I can help you.
I remember your name but I forgot where you are from and when did you get the FF.
I can improvise something and add it to FF as it is. It would still take much time and and i wouldn’t be fully happy because i like to do it right way or not to do it at all.
Now I am thinking maybe I can try to sell 49% of myrulet.com sales for $49 000 AU as shares of $1000 and develop FF as smallest size and as PDA / mobile. Then whoever bought it has for every $1000 invested 1%. It units sales for $5000 it may take only 20 sales to get money back. For now i do not know if and for how much this may benefit players. Who knows maybe we again decide to not sell FF or the price may be very different.
Perhaps you do not know. When I finished FF IQE5, about 10 people offered to pay me $1000 every month to stop selling it and I did for one year. Sadly we all found that FF couldn’t produce money as easily as it was expected. It is not easy to win, I found it by myself so how I can expect someone paying me if I didn’t make millions myself L.
By my opinion this may increase slightly accuracy in defining predicted number, but most advantage may be in team play and possibility that player can play almost from any position on the table even he clocks the ball himself.
Whatever comes up from this one is for sure that current owners of FF will always be taken with care.
What do you guys think?
Anybody interesting in further development?
Where the ball stops
Best wishes to all / Forester