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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #50 on: January 29, 2017, 12:58:43 am »
From the "Scope Month 2017 – Oscilloscope Sweepstakes Rules":
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[...] Multiple entries are permitted, but only one entry per individual per day. [...]

I am curious: How that is done technically?

Only regarding the name/email-adress?
Is the IP-adress used to differentiate the entries? Or the MAC-adress?

Perhaps that is interesting for some ones to avoid the unintentional invalidating of their entries.

Somehow I see pros and cons for every of this procedures...   :-//


We're intentionally vague about what/how we check. But, every winner will be vetted again post-draw to check for "unfair advantage."

Hmm, I forget which email I used and I think I've used two, all other info same, dunno if that disqualifies me. I forget a lot :(

Good luck everyone though!

Rules state 1 entry per individual [human] per day. Keep it to one from this point and you should be fine :). I try to be lax on this type of thing, but blatant, everyday multiple entries just isn't fair to everyone else and violates the T&Cs.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #51 on: January 29, 2017, 03:27:53 am »
Just checking the definition of "Day" in regards to one entry per day....

From the T's & C's, I would expect it is from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time (Continental USA, west coast).

Is that correct?


The extension to this is that a person could submit an entry at 23:59:30 one day and then submit another 1 minute later - and both would be valid.

Is this also correct?


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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #52 on: January 29, 2017, 04:02:54 am »

Rules state 1 entry per individual [human] per day. Keep it to one from this point and you should be fine :). I try to be lax on this type of thing, but blatant, everyday multiple entries just isn't fair to everyone else and violates the T&Cs.

Thank you, I think it only happened once, but I wrote myself a note now! :)
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #53 on: January 29, 2017, 04:51:29 am »
I just want to know where Daniel is
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2017, 09:56:09 am »
Strange thing - I entered once a couple of days ago and tried again this morning to get the error "Sorry, you have entered more than the allowed number of times" ? Perhaps its a timezone issue, but it's 2-3 days ago since I last entered.

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #55 on: January 29, 2017, 12:32:46 pm »
You only get one pre-promotion entry - and you've done that already.

You will have to wait....
"This promotion begins on March 1, 2017 at 12:00 midnight PST and ends on March 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM PST"
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2017, 11:42:51 pm »
You only get one pre-promotion entry - and you've done that already.

You will have to wait....
"This promotion begins on March 1, 2017 at 12:00 midnight PST and ends on March 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM PST"

Ah, User Error. Replace user and press any key.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #57 on: January 30, 2017, 12:43:56 am »
Just checking the definition of "Day" in regards to one entry per day....

From the T's & C's, I would expect it is from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 Pacific Standard Time (Continental USA, west coast).

Is that correct?


The extension to this is that a person could submit an entry at 23:59:30 one day and then submit another 1 minute later - and both would be valid.

Is this also correct?


The "day" is based on Mountain Standard time (-7 UTC).

And yes, you could submit one at 23:59:59 and one at 00:00:01 and they would both be valid.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2017, 01:31:23 am »

The "day" is based on Mountain Standard time (-7 UTC).


Aha!

That was not obvious.  (unless I missed something)
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2017, 01:57:52 am »
Daniel can you tell us more about "where is Daniel"?  Will it be country based?  Australia would be too easy.  If so what a great idea to get to travel ha ha   I am studying flights to Australia to get ready.



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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2017, 05:51:13 pm »
More about what we've officially dubbed "Find Daniel" on our 1-March YouTube live stream.

No spoilers :)
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2017, 06:56:56 pm »
More about what we've officially dubbed "Find Daniel" on our 1-March YouTube live stream.

No spoilers :)

Thanks, and since it will be via live stream, is there a time yet?

Also just in case is this the correct YT channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/KeysightOscilloscope


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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2017, 10:25:58 pm »
Yep, just realized the event was "unlisted." It's public now on our YouTube channel.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2017, 10:45:54 pm »

The "day" is based on Mountain Standard time (-7 UTC).


Aha!

That was not obvious.  (unless I missed something)

It was NOT obvious, I think you are right. I am still not sure what the cut-off time for an entry for a given Day is ?

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2017, 10:57:42 pm »

The "day" is based on Mountain Standard time (-7 UTC).


Aha!

That was not obvious.  (unless I missed something)

It was NOT obvious, I think you are right. I am still not sure what the cut-off time for an entry for a given Day is ?

Sorry about that. The "entry period"/"day" resets at midnight mountain standard time.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2017, 03:28:52 pm »
Sorry still don't not get it.

you collect entries from 0am till 23:59:59 on a given day. When is the draw for that day? The Next calendar day?
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2017, 05:00:40 pm »
The draw will happen once per weekday using all of the entries submitted during the course of the sweepstakes. Each individual may enter once per day - with the "day" portion of "once per day" officially being 00:00:59-23:59:59. 

The drawing is not of a single day's entries, but all of the entries combined. So, the final drawing 31-March will include all entries submitted during the sweepstakes.
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2017, 06:56:49 pm »

Sorry, Daniel, but your answer does not matches exactly Bud´s question.
I´ll try to make it more clear...

The draw at 31-march contains the entries made until 30-march 23:59:59, correct?

Let´s say the draw is at 11:00:00 am/MST...

Are entries from the 31-march until 11:00:00 am regarded?
What happens to entries, made after 11:00:00 am/MST?
Are entries at 31-march completly useless? (Otherwise there must be a draw after 31-march!)
Or do you make the draw at midnight?

You get it?

 
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2017, 03:13:37 am »

Get Australia on the eligible list and we'll even forgive you!

Australia will have their own independent contest (not sweepstakes) beginning 1-March. Tune in then for details!


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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2017, 09:53:56 pm »
Don't hate me for the Facebook share thing.
Why not?  >:D
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #70 on: February 11, 2017, 01:41:59 am »
Ok I entered my information twice now and when I enter the Capcha information I get returned to the blank entry page with no confirmation.
So,  I still do not know if I am entered. 
And if I try again I might get caught up in a "post review" indicating multiple entries.

How should I proceed?...  Is there any way to sort out if we have an entry?
 

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #71 on: February 11, 2017, 03:20:27 am »
The vast majority of the giveaway scopes seems to be a secret new 100 MHz model, perhaps a upgraded 2000 series with touch screen. IMHO this would be a good thing because it greatly reduces the appeal to sell it right away and the tax is not a problem, even for private individuals  :-+

Well it seems the cat is out of the bag now, it's mentioned right on their contest page, a new scope will be released March 1st.
Actually, you'll be able to see it (or some of it) sooner on the EEVblog  ;D

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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #72 on: February 11, 2017, 03:26:06 am »
Well it seems the cat is out of the bag now, it's mentioned right on their contest page, a new scope will be released March 1st.
Actually, you'll be able to see it (or some of it) sooner on the EEVblog  ;D

* waiting patiently *

Hang in there, Brumby. Just a bit over two weeks to go!
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #73 on: February 11, 2017, 06:35:12 am »
Well it seems the cat is out of the bag now, it's mentioned right on their contest page, a new scope will be released March 1st.
Actually, you'll be able to see it (or some of it) sooner on the EEVblog  ;D

* waiting patiently *

Hang in there, Brumby. Just a bit over two weeks to go!

...and it's going to be the longest two weeks of Brumby's life!   :palm:  [and probably mine too!  :horse:]
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Re: Scope Month 2017 Megathread
« Reply #74 on: February 11, 2017, 07:16:02 am »
I was actually thinking of the 'preview' of the new scope that Dave mentioned ... just to help the nerves deal with the wait.
 


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