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Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« on: April 01, 2016, 05:58:09 pm »
Hello all. I sent in a submission for the Keysight Test To Impress giveaway and I am hoping to get your votes.

https://youtu.be/IB9Cl-cEmW8

The tells most of the story, but it could only be about 2 minutes. I have a small business that has transitioned from mechanical design and manufacturing to an electronics design and manufacturing company. This switch has bee absolutely amazing, but also a financial struggle like I have never experienced before. I have been able to get some high-end products on the market but the real target of high-speed DSP design is a long reach - mainly because the test equipment I need is so remarkably expensive.

With the help of eBay and a few thousand hours of hard labor, I have managed to put together a tiny but fully functional EE lab and manufacturing facility. By facility, I mean my garage. I am very proud that I have managed to self-educate and build something that I can call a real career. Lots of blood-sweat -and tears but my dream is to do what I love.

For the Keysight scope - I wanted to make sure that I could cover all the taxes and actually have a long term use of the scope. It will literally change my life if I win this contest. It will give me an opportunity to leap forward in my designs and skills. This scope will be used and it will be used to it's fullest potential (after a steep learning curve).
I was a hobbyist, but now this is real life. My test gear is my career and my career is food on the table. I have a foundation built on pure dedication and perseverance - this scope will help my build on that. 

Please consider logging into the Test to Impress and voting for Carlos A.

Thank you all and especially those that have helped me solve so may problems on this forum.

http://www.keysight.com/main/editorial.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=2677452&nid=-32546.0.00&id=2677452
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 06:27:36 pm »
Nice video + story.
The voting requires a facebook profile, wich I don't have  :-//
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 06:46:35 pm »
The voting requires a facebook profile, wich I don't have  :-//

Yeah  :wtf:  :palm:
Anyway, you got my vote, great video!
But I tried to vote and it says it failed, voting not available right now  ::)

« Last Edit: April 01, 2016, 06:49:08 pm by EEVblog »
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 06:55:11 pm »
I'd definitely vote for you, but also don't have a Facebook profile. Sorry.

I did intend to submit an entry myself - not that I'd win, just to make the rest of you look better and to get into the spirit of scope month. A snowboarding holiday got in the way though. :-)
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 07:10:16 pm »
I use to avoid Farcebook like the plague, so, please KS, fix this  |O
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 07:13:28 pm »
I'd give you a vote as well, but no Facebook here.
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 07:14:42 pm »
Same here... I wish you every success, but no FB == no vote, I'm afraid  :palm:
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 10:40:49 pm »
Pesky FB. :(
I'd vote, but not by making me on FB. Sorry.
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 01:45:17 am »
Nuts, the Facebook thing could be a problem on this one. They needed some way to authenticate, but FB is eliminating some genuine opportunity.

Thanks to all for looking. I will reach out to KS and see if there is an alternate voting method.

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 02:24:50 am »
Yep I'm also a sucker for a deserving cause but like all the others I wont be signing up to anything else social media wise, you would get my vote without any hesitation and all we need to do now is get Daniel from Keysight to read this thread, perhaps some unscrupulous enticements might be worth a go.

 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 03:10:59 am »
What a shame it requires Facebook as I to don't use it either. They are going to miss out on a lot of votes. rx8pilot hopefully you can get through to them and get this changed so that I can vote for you. It's weird you can vote 3 times per day as well..
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 03:16:18 am »
I fiddled with the page a few minutes. It is kind of an odd layout and I nearly voted for the wrong person. It states that you can vote 3 times per day, but it does not offer any confirmation or errors. I 'voted' 6 times rapidly and it never threw an error about over voting and the vote counter never changes from 0 (for all entries).

I am hoping Daniel will join in and let us know if it is actually working.

The correct VOTE button is below the name.


What a shame it requires Facebook as I to don't use it either. They are going to miss out on a lot of votes. rx8pilot hopefully you can get through to them and get this changed so that I can vote for you. It's weird you can vote 3 times per day as well..

Voting 3 times a day is definitely odd to me as well.
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 03:47:52 am »
Can Daniel please convince management to use a different method of account tracking? I understand the need to raise the difficulty of generating fake votes, but this is very inconvenient for most people.
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 04:10:55 am »
Nice video + story.
The voting requires a facebook profile, wich I don't have  :-//

No F..Book here either. Do not know why having one is taken for granted these days. I am Yet to hear a convincing reason to have one. None so far.
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2016, 04:20:33 am »
rx8pilot hopefully you can get through to them and get this changed so that I can vote for you.

Let me know then , too
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 04:24:12 am »
As a FB side note:
I never used it for personal connections. To be honest, I don't want to spend a ton of time talking to high school friends that I have not seen in 30 years. It is great, however, for a lot of private professional groups in my industry to communicate and share ideas and issues. That feature has be very useful for me, but only because the people I want to talk to have already chosen to communicate that way. It is not good for everyone - and it can easily be a temporal black hole if you are the type to get easily distracted.

Really hoping there is a better option so that my video can get the votes it will need. Email? What could I suggest as an alternative that will prevent fraud, but also be easy and ubiquitous?
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2016, 04:41:59 am »
Perhaps Dave could tell if this forum voting feature is secure enough for this purpose. And perhaps Daniel from Keysight consider it trustworthy.
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2016, 04:58:53 am »
Ignoring the FB nonsense for a moment, I *think* I've watched all the videos (difficult to say for sure, it was on an iPad and the random order kept refreshing), and I now wish I'd entered myself!

For sure Carlos is up there IMHO: I couldn't see much justification, other than one about debugging USB, in any of the other videos for why they'd need a $30k + probes + options scope other than as a trophy piece... or to resell :-(

Of the limited specific examples given of how it might be used, a $400 Rigol DS1054Z would do the job.
 
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2016, 05:02:16 am »
It flashes up 'Voting is not currently allowed. Try again later' for a split second.   
I would also like to point out that I to do not have a FB account, just using the SWMBO's which was left logged in.
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2016, 05:11:02 am »
The guy with the cat video is his biggest threat. Cat vids usually attract huge piles of Facebookers  :-DD
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2016, 05:13:23 am »
Perhaps Dave could tell if this forum voting feature is secure enough for this purpose. And perhaps Daniel from Keysight consider it trustworthy.
That wouldn't be fair. Voting on the forum where rx8pilot is a member would put all another contestants in a complete disadvantage.
 

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2016, 05:33:00 am »
My facebook friends are trying to vote and the votes return an error message.  :-// Kinda sad about that.

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2016, 05:47:26 am »
Just voted. Comes up with a Capcha on desktop. Didn't get an error or anything but still shows 0 votes?
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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2016, 05:51:41 am »
The voting tech is a little rough around the edges. Hopefully it gets sorted soon.

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Re: Keysight 6000X 6Ghz Voting Is Live vote for Carlos A.
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2016, 05:53:53 am »
The voting requires a facebook profile, wich I don't have  :-//

Yeah  :wtf:  :palm:
Anyway, you got my vote, great video!
But I tried to vote and it says it failed, voting not available right now  ::)


You can mention it in one of the eevblog or amp hour episodes. It will give him a boost.

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