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Yes, i think you need to give away more scopes, more stuff, more more more

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well, this was rediculously fun everyone! We'll have to do it again real soon!

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I bought two of the Bluefruit boards. I made a wireless mouse with one of them.

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Maybe I'll win one of those.....sigh.....I'll bid you all farewell

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Yep, those bluefruit boards are really cool and I have 10 to give away!

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Eat some food for me!

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And now that the suspense is over, I can go for my lunch break :)  

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Nov Caption contest....tasty bluefruit boards

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I'm personally in favor of a pie eating contest.

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I'm not sure max. We have lots of ideas.

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@Caleb: So, what's next on the contest front?

there were so many good ones.

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How many entries were there ?

 

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All the stories were good.

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A worthy winner, I think that's the one I would have picked...well done Frank

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Congratulations Frank!! -- now I'm feeling a bit jealous...

COngrats to all the winners, and thanks to all the contestents for the fun reads

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Congrats !!! Frank

 

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aaaw, the sound of a thousand sighs of sadness.

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Congrats, Frank!   That was a good story.

 

 

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congrats Frank! (if you're here...)

 

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Caleb, you asked: "What would you do with a raspberry Pi model b? I've got one sitting here that I haven't foudn a real use for yet." 

Why not give it away for 4th prize?

 

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Congrats Frank Karkota!

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The first place prize of the Tektronix Scope goes to Frank Karkota with The Haunted Radio Station

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1319615

 

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I'm hyperventilating

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@kfield: The kind your wife would kill you if you bought for yourself!

I coudl give it to my wife for Christmas and then borrow it when she wasn't using it LOL

@Caleb...at leat you can type fast, we should be thankful for small mercies..... :-)

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honestly, I wouldn't lie.

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The kind your wife would kill you if you bought for yourself!

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I'm typing it at this very second.

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and I'm going to announce whi it is right now.

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@Don: Mother nature just left you a bit short in the spelling department

I goit it right -- just waiting for the world to catch up :-)

Remember, this winner gets a Tektronix scope all to themselves

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Im on pins and needles!

 

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Caleb, you could, but you wouldnt survive the night

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Turn on skype video: you can see Max. Nice... Bathroom.

of the Frankenstein's Fix Contest.

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I will announce the winner

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so, without further delay

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Man, I could do this ALL DAY LONG.

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I think Nikola Tesla is the winner.

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@Max... "interlect" Mother nature just left you a bit short in the spelling department

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totally lucky. This scope looks awesome.

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that's taunting, susan, not haunting

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So, as I was saying. The 1st place winner is

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Now he's just messing with us...

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Max, must be back by now. Maybe he fell in ......

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I call curelty... to animals.

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you'll laugh at that later.

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and it's haunting us...

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One of the contestants, I'll bet you

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this decision is haunting me.

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@kfield: What's the best thing you ever won?

My outstanding good looks and incredible interlect in mother nature's lottery of life -- she was also extemely generous in other departments (LOL)

so anyway, any guesses on #1?

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Like the sport where people pick a winner? Ahem... :-)

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Max - I'm pretty sure I had one back that time when I had fun.

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I saw that one guy throw that ball and stuff the other night. It was so exciting.

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Sorry, I get distracted easily. Anyone watch sports?

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Are we actually waiting for Max to get back from the bathroom?

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@Duane: A friend of mine is using a Pi for a media center in his VW camper van.

You've got friends?

what waas I talking about?

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I just sold my vw camper :(

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that was Max flushing the toilet

 

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it was only partially biased.

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A friend of mine is using a Pi for a media center in his VW camper van.

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I LOVE that movie. But I made sure to have other editors judge as well so it wasn't completely biased.

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Is that a drum roll I hear?

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What's the best thing you ever won?

 

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way top go Doug!  Ghostbusters was on TV couple nights ago

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it is just sitting there looking sad.

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What would you do with a raspberry Pi model b? I've got one sitting here that I haven't foudn a real use for yet.

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Hold everything while I race to the restroom

That  WAS a good one!   Don't cross the streams, that would be bad.

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Don't tell me the dog ate them !!

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the dog ate them caleb

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hrm... I guess I'll have to go read them all again real quick and see if I can remember!

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oh shoot, I seem to have misplaced my notes that had the first place winner.

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The suspension is killing me!!!!

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@Caleb - you'd feel worse if you had to clean up the mess afterward.... made a wild time out of it

 

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For 2nd place, we have Doug Keithley with The Ghost in the Proton Pack

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=30&doc_id=1319769

The ghostbuster references were just so fantastic.

 

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"The Lady" That was a very good one

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Ha Ha - Atten uate by 200 dB!  Copngrats Troy!

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I was so sad for the lady at the end.

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@zeeglen..." bash the living daylights out of the Atten I currently use"

You mean you'd Attenuate it a bit?

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Here is the link

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=30&doc_id=1320024&

I absolutely loved the story here, and the conclusion just wrapped everything up perfectly.

 

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:) woo!   (-Troy)

 

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3rd place, and winner of a Raspberry Pi Model B is Troy Denton with The Lady

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I got a dollar in the mail from one of the Fixers

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If this was April ... I'd think this is a fools ...

 

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ok ok ok. LETS DO THIS!

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you'd gloat, then, right Max?

 

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before I choose a winner, who sent me that big paypal gift card a minute ago?

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I loved reading those Frankestein Fixes. Are there any Frankenstein Fixers on line here today? 

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@Kfield... "

For those in contention, what would you actually do first with the scope?"

Pretty well everyone I know would stick their finger on a probe and see if you get that misshapen sine wave that fingers give.....

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its just too much fun dragging you guys along!

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Just like  Miss America,  runners up first.

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maybe I should announce the 2nd place first, then the 3rd, with first last?

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@kfield: For those in contention, what would you actually do first with the scope?

I'm not in contention ... but if I were, and if I won it, the first thing I'd do is run around the building showing it to everyone saying "look what I just won!!!"

Start from 3rd .

 

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Max - Yes. I'm convinced I've had fun, at least once.

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should I start from the 3rd place or 1st?

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@Karen - bash the living daylights out of the Atten I currently use

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We've decided to give Raspberry Pi Model B to two runners up!

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@Duane: Here in Oregon, we're into our "40 degrees and drizzling" that will last for months, only broken by the occasional stretch of bad weather.

But at least you're having fun

Well, you all already know that we have runner up prizes now right?

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For those in contention, what would you actually do first with the scope?

 

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So

how many people here sent in stories?

 

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@Karen: Who is that Tavendish guy?

An international man of mystery (or so I hear)

Here in Oregon, we're into our "40 degrees and drizzling" that will last for months, only broken by the occasional stretch of bad weather.

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Froze here too, then came back on its own.  Hi Don :)

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caleb - can you give us a rundown on the finalists?

 

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... really going to enjoy this scope!

 

(ba dum-tish!)

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I'm, still on. No problems ....yet.

 

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Well. I guess I should just jump right in by saying that the first place winner is...

 

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I just got an IM from Caleb -- his chat window crashed also -- he's trying to reconnect

Who is that Tavendish guy?

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Weather is gray, cold, windy here in Huntsville Alabama (it reminds me of the summers of my youth in England)

This is where that rapid repeated application of a massive blunt object that I mentioned earlier becomes the preferred technical solution to system problems.

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Hello all....yeah I got an error just now as well

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eetimes site went unreachable for a little bit there...

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yep, it crashed for everyone

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Hi everybody. For some reason I couldn't get the EETimes site to load on my conputer for a few minutes.

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Ah, just as I was saying...

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Folks may be having the same trouble I did with the chat crashing. They may be still trying to get back in.

 

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I got kicked off too!

 

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Somehow the chat crashed on me, as soon as we started talking about the weather, which is typical NW Fall today, rainy and chill

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Is anyone else here?

 

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so

how is the weather where you're at?

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Max, just reverse polarity of the leads on your BS detector. That should work.

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maybe you could win one! Can we get one to give away?

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@rwinscot: The post that is more awesomer wins

But I left my Awesomer meter at home

 

hahaha, sorry, gotta wait a while! can't give it away before everyone shows up!

 

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I can't wait much longer .... I have to go....

 

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I'm actually still waiting for the dog to deliver the final winner. It may be a while.

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I saw your description of the weighted scoring rubric in the blog. Seemed reasonable.

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Caleb, the image of you retrieving the winning entry is not an appealing one.

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there were charts and control groups. Rats even.

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but no, seriously, it was very scientific

 

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whichever my pug ate with the most gusto, was the winner.

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Then, I mixed them all up and threw them into the air.

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then I tied each piece of paper to a piece of dog kibble.

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The bang on it one is pretty good, too. I have always believed that recalcitrant computing systems responded well to physical intimidation and that rapid and repeated application of a massive blunt object is the preferred solution to many an equipment problem.

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first I wrote the name of each story on a piece of paper.

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haha

well it was extremely difficult

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The post that is more awesomer wins.

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@Caleb: So what criteria were used to select the winner (whoever it is)?

hi all. I liked the Whats Wrong with this Picture one

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don't bang too hard, your chat window might close!

 

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My favorite... 

When in Doubt, Try Banging on It!

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Can't wait to see which story won.

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Aw... you have broken my dreams!

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@Calbe: ...to win you had to actually participate in the contest!

I didn't realize there were so many rules :-)

haha, well, to win you had to actually participate in the contest!

 

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Have you already picked the winner... or do us poor slobs that registered (literally) 2 minutes ago have a chance? OH PLEASE OH PLEASE LET ME HAVE A CHANCE!

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I am aquiver in dread anticipation...

Join us this Friday, November 15th at 1:00 PM(Eastern) to find out who won the contest!

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