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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2017, 07:43:02 PM »
Thanks to FireFlower for the forms tips.

I won a scope last Friday. I just filled the forms and emailed them back.
https://youtu.be/fcmZIKtb4XM?t=1m26s
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #201 on: March 17, 2017, 12:39:39 AM »
You're welcome,

I can start to see the pattern winning scopes on the Thursdays and where the first name is picked up, game is hard and rigged  :box:

Edit: Watched the videos daily but failed to understand there was a Finnish name because pronunciation was very off.  Mainly because Daniel didn't put any emphasis on the first syllable of the last name.
Sounded like Paslasihlah instead Pa-si [small pause] Las-si-lah (if you know Japanese, then pronounce it similarly putting emphasis only on the first syllable of each word).

Mine own name was pretty good actually, "Marqqu Hyttinen", probably because pronouncing Markku naturally forces you to pause between the words.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #202 on: March 17, 2017, 01:36:39 AM »
I can start to see the pattern winning scopes [...] game is hard and rigged 

I knew it! I knew it the whole time! The sweepstake is rigged!

There is only one more to say:

I will believe in the result of this sweepstake... - If I win!    >:D
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #203 on: March 17, 2017, 03:15:09 AM »
Has anyone here submitted a video for the "Test to impress" contest this year? I have done so on Monday, and Youtube says there was not a single view in the USA or Australia.
I'd understand if the videos get submitted to the jury later, all at once, but it looks strange to me that really nobody takes a look. Any views on your contributions?

Maybe I am just a bit paranoid because last year they published my video about a week later than the others. Reason was that there was some kind of difficulty with the encoding of my video, and I was not contacted even though I sent in the video way before the deadline ended...
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #204 on: March 17, 2017, 03:18:43 AM »
"8.   Winner Selection.
For all winners a panel of judges selected by Keysight will select the winner. The decisions of the panel of judges will be final and binding. Judging will take place on or about April 1, 2017."

From the Test to Impress -terms. So you will probably see a hit between April 1st and April 15th (winner announcement).

Good luck!
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #205 on: March 17, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
Thanks, Ollihd!
I think I remember Daniel saying (on March 13) there were a couple of submissions already, and he will share some clips of them during the rest of Scope month. For me, this implies that someone will take a look at the videos before April 1st.

So I still wonder - should we see some views from the US already, and should we suspect that the submission went wrong if there are no views? Any other contester here?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #206 on: March 19, 2017, 02:14:23 PM »
I just watched the March 13th video on youtube. (Scope Month Live (13-March)
@9.24 he mentions Australia competition.
How did I miss this? Or was he referrign to the eevblog dumpster ones?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #207 on: March 19, 2017, 05:09:26 PM »
But seriously, who holds competitions on a Tuesday? It is literally the busiest day of the week. That's 3 i've missed now! (i'll take the blame for the first...)

I don't think I can enter any of them, same reason too busy on Tuesday.
Lunchtime (ish) sounds like a great idea, until you take into account Australia's three basic timezones.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #208 on: March 21, 2017, 05:26:22 AM »
I haven't had time yet to take a look at all of the Test to Impress submissions, but be assured that we will watch and consider all eligible entries

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #209 on: March 21, 2017, 02:05:59 PM »
I haven't had time yet to take a look at all of the Test to Impress submissions, but be assured that we will watch and consider all eligible entries

I am working on my video entry now!

(kidding)

As we approach the 1st anniversary of the maiden Test to Impress voyage - I am finally dealing with a project that will max out the MSOX6000A 6Ghz scope in bandwidth and use many of the fancy analysis tools - real time eye, jitter, and all available digital channels to decode (2) i2c and (2) CAN busses for a new commercial product. I have also been able to do some slick SMPS designs including my first Polyphase boost and buck converters. The power app (with a number of specialty probes) got me into some advanced areas.

For those that remember the video entry, the goal was to move up professionally and that is exactly what is happening. The project I am working on would have been totally out of reach without the ability to test, debug, and analyze it. Just purchased the first 6Ghz probe - 3 to go......

Literally a life changing event. Go make a video.

Thank you EEVBlog for all the support in the Keysight Test to Impress Giveaway voting!
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #210 on: March 21, 2017, 02:09:15 PM »
But seriously, who holds competitions on a Tuesday? It is literally the busiest day of the week. That's 3 i've missed now! (i'll take the blame for the first...)

I don't think I can enter any of them, same reason too busy on Tuesday.
Lunchtime (ish) sounds like a great idea, until you take into account Australia's three basic timezones.

Would you believe i missed it again... due to work. Resigning myself that i might just have to buy a scope like everyone else does!
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #211 on: March 21, 2017, 02:52:11 PM »
Would you believe i missed it again... due to work...
Same and same. Was stuck in a very interesting (:=\) meeting.
Damn Australian 'game-of-chance Vs test-of-skill' rules. A chance draw would be so much fairer for everyone.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #212 on: March 28, 2017, 04:30:10 AM »
Is there a text list somewhere of the names of all the current winners for scope month 2017? Or is the only way to know by watching the Youtube videos for each day?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #213 on: March 28, 2017, 06:07:03 AM »
the videos are only getting a few thousand views... seems too low.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #214 on: March 28, 2017, 09:01:31 AM »
I'll say that the views on the videos don't reflect the quantity of entries. Also, we will have a final list of winners posted once we get all the papers, etc., finalized.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #215 on: March 28, 2017, 09:07:12 AM »
Must be present to win  :box:
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #216 on: March 28, 2017, 11:30:02 AM »
But seriously, who holds competitions on a Tuesday? It is literally the busiest day of the week. That's 3 i've missed now! (i'll take the blame for the first...)


Hahaa, so today i got in to work early, prepared myself for entering the tuesday competition...

And because it's the last date, the final competition is on a thursday... typical  :-DD
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #217 on: March 28, 2017, 12:28:05 PM »
I've seen the "math test" that they have to complete for Canada and South Africa, it's trivial. I don't know the specifics behind the legislation, but no one is failing that test.

I mean, they might fail, but if that's the case they are certainly not the type of people in need of a new oscilloscope.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #218 on: March 30, 2017, 05:38:06 AM »
I'll say that the views on the videos don't reflect the quantity of entries. Also, we will have a final list of winners posted once we get all the papers, etc., finalized.

That's as expected by me ;)
It's time to go buy myself a scope. Statistics is a "bad woman" ;)
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #219 on: March 30, 2017, 06:16:59 AM »
After entering 30 times I just now noticed that after the captcha it says "This field is required" for the phone number.  :palm:
No need to rub it in, I'm an idiot and I will kick myself, thank you.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #220 on: March 30, 2017, 07:28:11 AM »
That decreased your chances of winning, but just slightly, if that will make you feel better ;)
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #221 on: March 31, 2017, 03:04:44 AM »
Without a phone number you'd still be eligible, so there's still a chance!

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #222 on: March 31, 2017, 04:35:01 AM »
Without a phone number you'd still be eligible, so there's still a chance!

I don't think the form posts without a phone number... The stupid thing is that it only shows the message after the captcha, so you think it was ok  :(
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #223 on: March 31, 2017, 05:06:17 AM »
Don't worry! I've entered each day but had no luck. Same as last year.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #224 on: March 31, 2017, 05:38:23 AM »
Dont worry! I've entered each day but had no luck. Same as last year.
I know, odds are not that great, but I think it is just stupid to let you do the captcha and then give a (hidden, because you have to scroll down) error message.
It should of course show you this right after clicking the submit button, and preferably in red.
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