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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2016, 09:13:19 pm »
I'm with Mike on this one. Ideally, such a high-end scope should go to someone who will make use of its sophisticated features in a hobbyist environment. The contest should be limited to long term members who would have to present their current advanced project and explain how it would benefit from using some of the scope's unique features.

If it should go to the most worthy, or where it could potentially get the most use, then I might as well just donate it to the local hacker space?

Not necessarily the most "worthy", maybe the funniest, or bizarre..
I just think it needs to be some significant amount of effort to weed out some of the freebie-hunters who are only interested in the monetary value.

Random thought - competition to build the the most interesting 'sculpture' out of parts soldered together christmas-tree style. Bonus points if it's actually functional. 
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2016, 09:21:40 pm »
Ok, I'm allowed to mention it now because it's kinda live:
The giveaway is part of Keysight's:
http://www.scopemonth.com/

But...

http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf

This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.

WTF?  :--
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2016, 09:25:55 pm »
Dave, would you consider presenting one to a member the forum collectively considers has made an outstanding contribution over say the last two years?

By way of some nominations first followed by a poll?
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2016, 09:28:07 pm »
http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf
This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.
WTF?  :--

That does suck  :--

Impressive contest though:
Prize Description. There will be thirty-five prize winners. The prizes are:
? 31x InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX3104T) to be chosen daily
? 4x InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX4104A) to be chosen weekly

Although if they were halfway smart in marketing they would have done what Tektronix did with the MDO3000, just give one to every blogger.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2016, 09:33:15 pm »
Dave, would you consider presenting one to a member the forum collectively considers has made an outstanding contribution over say the last two years?

That means everyone else misses out on a chance and it's no longer a giveaway or contest, so no point doing a video to promote it. Keysight are expecting a promo mention in return for this.
I've already promised one as a giveaway for Patreon supporters.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2016, 09:34:17 pm »
Dave. i think there will be an effort to be in the giveaway contest.mikes 10 sec video is nice thought . this is not a 100 dollar multimeter contest.

btw you are free to do what you want.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2016, 09:39:37 pm »
We are waiting to contrubute in this event then
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2016, 10:00:49 pm »
If I understand this correctly that Keysight have generously donated a couple of very nice oscilloscopes then what is wrong with simply letting them get some well deserved publicity and a couple of lucky people a nice bit of kit. And the EEVBlog gets some benefit in terms of publicity and credit. The rest of us can be appreciative to Keysight for the generosity they have shown.
All people who think it is their prerogative to sit in judgement about who is and who is not deserving should pull their heads in.

Perhaps I should be a bit selfish in this and try and get some benefit too.
I don't need the publicity and credit, but some things that would be nice and are beneficial for example is more forum participation. And I've been meaning to set up an email newsletter, so maybe this is way to seed that (but could be spam entry abused obviously).
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2016, 10:36:26 pm »
If you want to include the youtube only crowd, how about getting to know your audience better.
The participants could post a short (2min) video. Who are they? How did they get into electronics? What's their electronic fokus? Quick show of their workbench and maybe a current project.
The winner is drawn from all participants.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2016, 10:43:23 pm »
http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf
This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.
WTF?  :--

That does suck  :--

Impressive contest though:
Prize Description. There will be thirty-five prize winners. The prizes are:
? 31x InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX3104T) to be chosen daily
? 4x InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX4104A) to be chosen weekly

Although if they were halfway smart in marketing they would have done what Tektronix did with the MDO3000, just give one to every blogger.
Any mention on why some countries are included or excluded? Maybe it is to keep the local distributors happy.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #85 on: February 06, 2016, 10:54:46 pm »
Ok, I'm allowed to mention it now because it's kinda live:
The giveaway is part of Keysight's:
http://www.scopemonth.com/

But...

http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf

This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.

WTF?  :--

Hmmm...they appear to have misspelt Australia.
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #86 on: February 06, 2016, 11:24:55 pm »
Whatever u do , just don't forget me.I want it too ????

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2016, 11:38:50 pm »
Dave you can ask people to share a picture or video of their projects or PCB Designs!
Just wanted to make sure you got me covered!
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2016, 12:03:57 am »
I check out the forum often, but I find commenting or thumbs up/down on Youtube harder now.
Why? My Panasonic zt60 plasma tv has a youtube app, and it is difficult to get to the thumbs, and impossible to comment.

Also I have been donating 2.00 USD a month for years on my Paypal account. Is that run by Patreon?
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2016, 12:16:32 am »
http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf
This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.
WTF?  :--

That does suck  :--

Impressive contest though:
Prize Description. There will be thirty-five prize winners. The prizes are:
? 31x InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX3104T) to be chosen daily
? 4x InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX4104A) to be chosen weekly

Although if they were halfway smart in marketing they would have done what Tektronix did with the MDO3000, just give one to every blogger.
Any mention on why some countries are included or excluded? Maybe it is to keep the local distributors happy.

For that prize, it would be well worth taking a flight to an included country to collect!
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #90 on: February 07, 2016, 12:26:41 am »
http://www.keysight.com/upload/cmc_upload/All/Rules-Scope-Month-Giveaway-Jan26-2016.pdf
This promotion is limited to specific countries and is only open to entrants aged 18 years or older at the time of submission who are legal residents of, and physically located within Austria, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (excluding Florida, New York, and Rhode Island), and Venezuela.
WTF?  :--

That does suck  :--

Impressive contest though:
Prize Description. There will be thirty-five prize winners. The prizes are:
? 31x InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX3104T) to be chosen daily
? 4x InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series oscilloscopes (MSOX4104A) to be chosen weekly

Although if they were halfway smart in marketing they would have done what Tektronix did with the MDO3000, just give one to every blogger.
Any mention on why some countries are included or excluded? Maybe it is to keep the local distributors happy.
I wonder why I can select my country and see a message which says that I'm in. There are way more countries in the selection list too. When I participated to the trigger challenge in the past, IIRC Latvia wasn't included in the rules too. But they sent me a crappy screwdriver with LED. Also I received a mail from the local Keysight reseller guy whom I know (They sent him the info about me participating).
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #91 on: February 07, 2016, 12:34:20 am »
For that prize, it would be well worth taking a flight to an included country to collect!

Not going to work: "who are legal residents of, and physically located within"
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #92 on: February 07, 2016, 12:47:35 am »
For that prize, it would be well worth taking a flight to an included country to collect!

Not going to work: "who are legal residents of, and physically located within"
Depends how hard they look.
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #93 on: February 07, 2016, 12:54:42 am »
India is in the list btw!!  :clap: :clap:
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2016, 01:10:31 am »
I just want to say good luck to who ever wins these nice items.
A big thanks to Dave for even making it possible. :-+
I never win nothing so no need in me participating. Very disappointed not winning the 1.5 bill loto here  :-DD So one less person everyone has to compete with.

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2016, 02:31:48 am »
Look for forum user with a minimum number of posts: 10, 100, whatever...

About "too much of a price" for beginners that will never use all the potential of the scope; it could be, but the "unqualified" winner always can sell the scope and buy "standard" items to fill his hobby lab.
There all many post here with "elitist" comments. It looks like there are second class forum members here. It could be that most of the forum members are not E.E.
Please, let superiority at home.
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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2016, 04:20:50 am »
To be honest, I know I couldn't use the scope (it'd be an awesome shelf trophy and then I'd feel like a heel for not ever using the thing properly).
But why not donate it to a hackerspace? It's a bit pricey, but hey, if thirty or forty people could use it, maybe that's the best life to give it? And if it's got "Donated by the EEVBlog" engraved into it on the front panel somewhere, then there's long-lasting targeted advertising for the blog.
Or did keysight specify that that wasn't allowed?
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2016, 04:28:16 am »
I think the excluded countries and regions have to do with them having physical presence in there, so it's probably tax related.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2016, 05:26:21 am »
...or to do with the laws of certain countries in respect of gambling and lotteries. Chances are the lawyers have checked that it's OK to give stuff away to residents of the approved list of countries, and provided that list includes most of the places that actually buy Keysight scopes, then that's all they need to do.
 

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Re: BIG EEVblog Giveaway Coming Up
« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2016, 07:55:30 am »
Why do they prohibit Florida?


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