Thursday, 1 August 2013

The 'Pokie Buster 3000' featuring Mechanical And Digital Predictive Technology™

“So effective the Australian Association Of Pokie Manufacturers tried to get us banned!”

Hit the jackpot on pokies/fruit machines with the 'Pokie Buster 3000'
featuring Mechanical and Digital Predictive Technology.
The above quote is the proud boast found in Competitive Edge Inc's promotional literature which accompanies their recently released 'Pokie Buster 3000', a clever hi-tech gadget designed to aid gamblers with the use of its Mechanical and Digital Predictive Technology™, or M.D.P.T. for short.

So what is Mechanical and Digital Predictive Technology™ all about?  Basically it’s a multi-sensory patented system featured in the Pokie Buster 3000 which incorporates a low range frequency electromagnetic camera, motion sensors and other secret electronic wizardry (the legality of which has been questioned by the Australian Association of Pokie Manufacturers … hence Competitive Edge’s proud opening boast), that claims to be able to analyse the workings of any pokie machine (or fruit machine for the benefit of our British readers) and thus predict when the machine is more likely to pay out.

The makers, Competitive Edge Incorporated, claim an 80% prediction accuracy after only ten minutes analysis.  In reality, however, I suspect these figures are somewhat exaggerated.  On my experience I was getting approximately 60% prediction accuracy and even after twenty minutes analysis this only went up to roughly 65%.  However, this still makes for a decent return on your money.  The 'Pokie Buster 3000' currently retails at AUS$199 (£132.76 at today’s exchange rate) so even with a 65% prediction accuracy you should be able to recover your initial outlay pretty quickly.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Ambitious Project To Harvest Gold From Asteroids

As we consume the Earth’s resources, scientists are looking further afield to the solar system with a privately funded space program which could be good news for mankind, but bad news for gold speculators…

Scientists are looking further afield to the solar system in the
quest to harvest valuable elements for the benefit of mankind.
Up until the current point in the history of space exploration, space missions to other bodies in the solar system have been primarily about investigation.  You could sum it by saying that the motivation thus far has been a curious need to scratch a scientific itch.  Of course this curiosity has often led to numerous benefits for society such as fire resistant materials, earthquake monitoring systems and Velcro, but up until now the benefits have been incidental rather than the primary goal of any space missions.

However, with the launch of the Project Xpansion space program, the brainchild of a group of scientists and private investors, the history books could be about to be rewritten.  As Sir Herbert Monaghan, chairman of the group explains, "The Project Xpansion space program aims to send spacecraft to specifically selected 'resource rich' asteroids as they orbit the Earth, and then via the use of robotic probes ‘harvest’ these asteroids of their valuable elements and precious metals."

As you might expect, given its high value, one of the primary elements the program will be aiming to harvest is gold, but other precious elements identified as harvestable from targeted asteroids include rhodium, osmium, palladium and a long list of other elements which, as Sir Herbert explains, "are becoming increasing sort after as new scientific developments and techniques are discovered which rely increasingly on scarce elements and precious metals."