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Offline Brumby

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #125 on: March 03, 2017, 02:32:10 am »
I entered my name and email for notifications - but they just seemed to disappear.  There was no confirmation that they were accepted - nor an email notification.

Makes you wonder if you've actually registered.


Also:
"Contest Schedule: The question will be posted weekly during the listed windows. Come back and be one of the first two to submit the correct answer!"

Does anyone know where one can find these "listed windows"?
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #126 on: March 03, 2017, 02:53:22 am »
I posted my answer, probably one of the first, however only answered half the question on the first time i submitted it - speed reading isn't great when details are needed like two part questions!

Then i got thrown off by the form not submitting when i hit submit, and it took me a while to work out it needed a company name in the form to allow it to be submitted... sigh.

No doubt i missed out this time, always next week i guess.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #127 on: March 03, 2017, 03:18:47 am »
Then i got thrown off by the form not submitting when i hit submit, and it took me a while to work out it needed a company name in the form to allow it to be submitted... sigh.
Submit button under the text fields worked for me, kinda, all that happened is the frame went a dark gray and a new button appeared further up under the Scope Month logo, labeled 'submit answer'....
Clicking that one seems to do nothing  :-//
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #128 on: March 03, 2017, 03:26:40 am »
Clicking that one seems to do nothing  :-//

Ok, just tried again and this time I got a Captcha, then "Thank you for entering!"
Woot! I'm in... but...

I also just got an email....
"Here is your friendly reminder that the Australian Scope Month contest question will be posted today between 11:30am-12:00pm AEST"

Ah dang it, I guess I'm too late then....
Ah well. Next week.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #129 on: March 03, 2017, 12:24:54 pm »
I also just got an email....
"Here is your friendly reminder that the Australian Scope Month contest question will be posted today between 11:30am-12:00pm AEST"
What contest are you talking about?
I thought it's a daily drawing of each day's participants? Isn't it?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #130 on: March 03, 2017, 12:38:27 pm »
Strange, AEST is Australian Eastern Standard Time - ie Non daylight savings time (Queensland time). AEDST indicates daylight savings time.
So which time zone is the competition referring to?
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #131 on: March 03, 2017, 02:51:14 pm »
Being on AEDST, I'll just take the time as advertised.  If during that window the question isn't available, then I'll look for it an hour later.

Not having found any T&Cs relevant to the Australian competition, some things are a bit of mystery.  I'll just take my shots whenever I can and hope for the best.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #132 on: March 03, 2017, 03:34:29 pm »
I also just got an email....
"Here is your friendly reminder that the Australian Scope Month contest question will be posted today between 11:30am-12:00pm AEST"
What contest are you talking about?
I thought it's a daily drawing of each day's participants? Isn't it?

Australia has a separate contest, because it is not eligible for the main sweepstake.  :-//
It really matters only for australians.   
Honestly, from pure curiosity, I gladly would know their conditions and prize distribution.   :popcorn:
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #133 on: March 03, 2017, 04:13:42 pm »
Hmmm... Maybe I just missed it but I can't find a list of the daily winners on Keysights scope month website?  :-//
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #134 on: March 03, 2017, 08:43:58 pm »
Well, all the times should be correct for the Australia now. The word on the street is that even Australians haven't all figured out daylight savings time  >:D. Anyways, I apologize for any trouble that it caused, I've worked with the team here to make sure it's more clear next for the next one.

For the overall sweepstakes, we are posting all winners in the form of a daily video on our YouTube channel  >:D, but if you'd like feel free to start a thread here.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #135 on: March 03, 2017, 09:08:05 pm »
Quote
but if you'd like feel free to start a thread here.

You say this as if all names are as easy to spell as yours :)

A daily link to the drawing video would eliminate this problem.

Suggestion: Add the Year to the date on the video title:
Touchscreens and our first 4000 X-Series winners! (3-Mar 2017)

So here is the one from today March 3, 2017 :

 
   If three 100  Ohm resistors are connected in parallel, and in series with a 200 Ohm resistor, how many resistors do you have? 
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #136 on: March 03, 2017, 09:17:13 pm »
Yes, my name is definitely an easy one  :-DD

I'll add the year to the titles, thanks!
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #137 on: March 04, 2017, 05:51:31 pm »
Really surprise that they giveaway so many scopes :clap:

Unfortunately my country does not include in the list but I wish good luck to all people that can enter this giveaway :-+
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #138 on: March 06, 2017, 05:32:35 pm »
Any discount or promo opportunities for the poor people who have to buy one?  ::)
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #139 on: March 06, 2017, 07:33:17 pm »
March 6, 2017 winners announcement



   If three 100  Ohm resistors are connected in parallel, and in series with a 200 Ohm resistor, how many resistors do you have? 
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #140 on: March 06, 2017, 08:45:29 pm »
One scope for eevblog user  :-+

Got confirmation email today and need to sign a few papers and see what happens with customs tariffs  :popcorn:


Good luck to others also, to make your chances higher I will limit myself to two entries. I will post info here regarding about infamous W-8BEN form also when I get more info what tax treaty articles you should actually cite there.
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #141 on: March 06, 2017, 10:05:21 pm »
Congrats, FireFlower!
I TEA.
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #142 on: March 06, 2017, 10:32:06 pm »
Congrats FireFlower! I though I heard a Finnish name :) (eli onnea vaan!). Let us know how things with the customs go!
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #143 on: March 07, 2017, 04:35:43 am »
Wow, congrats FireFlower!
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #144 on: March 07, 2017, 01:29:52 pm »
I am also in the game, everything works fine with the website. Do you guys got an email confirmation for partecipating? I am worried my company Spam filter is blocking them out... 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #145 on: March 07, 2017, 01:39:39 pm »
1. "Why isn't country XYZ included?" - I really wish we could include every country on the planet, but in order to comply with local laws & regulations we simply cannot. We work with our legal team to make sure we include as many countries as possible while remaining compliant.

Which laws exclude Norway here?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #146 on: March 07, 2017, 01:54:31 pm »
@Daniel: I would love to have a job like yours...
You do not. One has to have a thick skin.
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #147 on: March 07, 2017, 01:56:00 pm »
One scope for eevblog user  :-+

Amazing!  :)

And congrats of course  :-+

Makes you wonder how many people actually compete each day? If out of 20 scopes already given away, one has gone to a pool of about 200 eevblog users (rough estimation based on eevblogs own giveaway contest), then there must be only a couple of thousand participants in the Keysight contest. With 125 total scopes to win the odds are actually not very bad at all! Wish i lived in an eligible country though...  :(

What confuses me is that i can still enter the contest each day with a not listed country (and enter my own country name). What actually happens with these entries? Are they included in the draw or are they disregarded immediately? If disregarded, why is this not mentioned when entering? Now i get a message saying ive successfully entered the contest. Seems a bit unfair, proving false hope only?
 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #148 on: March 07, 2017, 03:32:03 pm »
Filled the forms (hopefully correctly) and sent them back to Keysight where they came from (cause no instructions?).

Also contest rules state:
"Winners of this sweepstakes agree to provide a written quote for publication regarding the use of the prize within 6 months of receiving the prize."

What would happen if a winner didn't provide a written quote for publication? The walk trough the streets? *shame*
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #149 on: March 07, 2017, 08:26:15 pm »
Amazing!  :)

And congrats of course  :-+

Makes you wonder how many people actually compete each day? If out of 20 scopes already given away, one has gone to a pool of about 200 eevblog users (rough estimation based on eevblogs own giveaway contest), then there must be only a couple of thousand participants in the Keysight contest. With 125 total scopes to win the odds are actually not very bad at all! Wish i lived in an eligible country though...  :(

What confuses me is that i can still enter the contest each day with a not listed country (and enter my own country name). What actually happens with these entries? Are they included in the draw or are they disregarded immediately? If disregarded, why is this not mentioned when entering? Now i get a message saying ive successfully entered the contest. Seems a bit unfair, proving false hope only?

I will send you $100 CAD if I win, so consider yourself semi-entered.
I think that box is a design mistake, they will not use those entries (was mentioned in this thread or another).
 
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