The point would be that anyone who isn't playing the game this way would be playing the game according to a strategy for some fixed kappa. Then you beat them automatically. I'm not sure such a well-ordering of strategies exist. Ostensibly, this is probably what the mathematicians are being recruited to determine.
3 billion * 99.999% = 30. That's not "really awful." That's pretty darn good! If you need better results, sequence the same DNA 3 times in an hour and a half to get upwards of ten 9's accuracy (assuming the errors are uncorrelated, of course).
This exchange is truly pathetic. First, we have someone claiming that a capacitor, a purely electrostatic phenomenon, is a magnetic phenomenon. The next poster retorts that kWh, a measure of energy, is a measure of electric charge. That's it, turn in your geek cards. Back to Griffith's Introduction to Electrodynamics for both of you.