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eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« on: September 05, 2016, 11:32:01 am »
The IEEE Maker contest has turned into a complete joke!
Rampant vote rigging & ridiculous overunity & BS energy harvesting projects.
You won't believe the latest project!
http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/view/9c968
http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 01:20:34 pm »
I don't know which way to go.....

 :palm:   :palm:   :palm:   :palm:   :palm:   :palm:

or

 :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD :-DD




Now, where's that auto 'Like' project.....?
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 01:47:00 pm »
Now, where's that auto 'Like' project.....?

http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/view/9c968

For some odd reason the website is really slow to load. I blame aliens.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 01:56:00 pm »
My question was rhetorical....


Never bothered with writing scripts before.  Gee, that was too easy.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 02:04:58 pm »
... and, yes, the site was painfully slow.  More than half the time I was served with a "Page Could Not Be Loaded" message.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 02:05:12 pm »
For some odd reason the website is really slow to load. I blame aliens.

I had the same problem and gave up trying to load the other pages/ projects, during the prolonged waiting period I went and created something immediately beneficial, a sandwich and a coffee and it's still trying to load.   :palm:   :popcorn:   :palm:
One smart cookie, better make that two for good measure.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 02:09:37 pm »
For some odd reason the website is really slow to load. I blame aliens.

If loads of people are running a script to create 'likes' the site will be suffering a DOS attack...  :-DD
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 02:12:53 pm »
This project is good too:
http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/view/76405
(Empty Project)
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2016, 02:15:50 pm »
Hark!  Did anyone hear a can of worms being opened. I have an ominous sense that the IEEE is in for it now.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2016, 02:51:51 pm »
Congratulations to IEEE going down the drain adopting Keysights's stupid winner selection system by simply voting on line.
 
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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2016, 02:56:43 pm »
Normally I wouldn't go in for this sort of thing - but the IEEE should know better.

This has started me on a self-taught scripting venture.  Sure beats the "Hello World" standard intro....
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2016, 03:07:24 pm »
Interesting....

That 'project' seems to have picked up well over 30,000 votes in the last hour!  89,646 at last (painfully slow) refresh.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2016, 03:08:38 pm »
Congratulations to IEEE going down the drain adopting Keysights's stupid winner selection system by simply voting on line.
I thought even the most clueless people would have learned that after Boaty McBoatface.

Time to create an IEEE Maker Project "Projecty McProjectface" I guess
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2016, 03:11:29 pm »
.... and, no, I'm not going to chart this contest.



Congratulations to IEEE going down the drain adopting Keysights's stupid winner selection system by simply voting on line.
I thought even the most clueless people would have learned that after Boaty McBoatface.

Time to create an IEEE Maker Project "Projecty McProjectface" I guess

Why not!
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2016, 03:37:53 pm »
100,629.

It's still going strong!
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2016, 03:39:56 pm »
100,629.

It's still going strong!

Sort of.
Threw "502 Bad Gateway" a few minutes ago, but it's back for more punishment.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2016, 03:58:55 pm »
I meant the count ..... not the serving of pages.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2016, 04:54:07 pm »
@Brumby
Post a copy of your script.
We can all get on the bandwagon and expose their stupidity...
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2016, 05:03:15 pm »
@Brumby
Post a copy of your script.
We can all get on the bandwagon and expose their stupidity...

Wouldn't having a lie down until you get over it be more useful?
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2016, 05:06:34 pm »
... and, yes, the site was painfully slow.  More than half the time I was served with a "Page Could Not Be Loaded" message.

Oops  :-[
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2016, 05:31:14 pm »
@Brumby
Post a copy of your script.
We can all get on the bandwagon and expose their stupidity...
http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/vote?code=9c968
[F5] hammering works too ;)
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2016, 05:40:52 pm »
Wouldn't having a lie down until you get over it be more useful?

I'm over it... Don't really give a shit.
But, i will have a lie down anyway...
Time is the overseer of all things.
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2016, 05:44:01 pm »
Go!

 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2016, 05:58:21 pm »
Where can i vote for India? ;)
 

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Re: eevBLAB #25 - IEEE Maker Contest Extreme FAIL!
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2016, 06:05:15 pm »
@Brumby
Post a copy of your script.
We can all get on the bandwagon and expose their stupidity...

I'm not one to enable such moves, but......   ::)

Watch the video in the project ...

It's only 4 lines - and one of those isn't necessary.
 


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