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WCG-TPU Team Captain's Christmas Giveaway

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hey Team,

    I've got the Christmas spirit so I've decided to throw a small giveaway.... :)

    - A $50 Paypal gift!
    - maybe an additional prize... working on it ;)

    The drawing will be held tommorrow evening- Christmas Eve*
    *note- may opt to move to Christmas day depending on response

    Requirements/terms to qualify for the prize:
    * in order for your name to be drawn- you would need to be a member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
    - Be an active WCG-TPU cruncher OR folder
    - Joined the TPU crunching or folding Team at least 30 days ago
    - Post in this thread*

    * You can post as little as "Want" or...
    - you can share a tale of giving that shows the spirit of the holidays
    - share your crunching/folding plans for the new year
    - potluck... post anything you want (within forum guidelines ofc)
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.

    How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
    To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:


    The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.

    My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.

    If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.

    Thank you for your contributions this year and a special thanks to Chicken Patty for giving me the honor of being your Captain!!! :lovetpu:

    Have a Wonderful Holiday!!!

    james888 :toast:
     
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  2. AlienIsGOD

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    Do want :p
     
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  3. thebluebumblebee

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    Hmmm, I could use that for a PSU.:laugh::lovetpu:
     
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  4. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    I gave my cats two treats instead of one, that's Christmas spirit right there!
     
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    I am working my way through this christmas. I am going to go visit family after the holidays, because work will slow down then. I don't know what I would do with the $50 but it is never hard to figure out that question especially for a cruncher.
     
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    for crunching... ;) Did you got your rig up folding (ups, crunching) again btw?

    Edit: I got my from me to me gift (only way to make sure your get it) gift (280x) this morning. Sorry not crunching related until GPU work returns. Merry Christmas to all.
     
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    Yes, spare 1000 watt PSU that I have been meaning to sell. Way overkill for 2 GTX460's.
     
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    You know that the best efficiency for PSU is around 50-70 % of its rated output so you will use less energy with this one. I have a 700 W that runs at 640 W and my 600 W will run at 500-550 tomorrow.
     
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    Yes.:laugh: Actually, I will use more with this 1000 watt unit because I am not even close to half capacity. I am kicking myself because of a sale on a Seasonic SS-660XP2, that was either $80 or 90 after MIR, that I did not buy because I did not "need" a PSU. You would think I would know better by now.:shadedshu::oops::laugh:
     
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    I would put it back into the Cruncher.
     
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    Ooh... Do want!
     
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    woo, crunching money. :peace:

    Want.
     
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    The remedy is a 7770. Just 100 W, max and you are close to the 50 % mark and another 23K if you can make it work with the two 460s.
     
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    I'm out of PCI-e slots.
     
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    I never got any Birthday presents, except a few from friends over the years, because my BD is a week B4 X-Mas, literally. Now that I am older, I get nothing, for either BD or X-Mas. Sad, I know. So, in the grand scheme of things, and since I am perpetually broke, this year...nada, nobody, nothing from me. Plus, just yesterday, I just lost my gloves! I think I must have left them on the bus. So, gone. Now I have to save up for another pair! And, freeze my hands at the bus stop. Bah, Humbug!

    Anyways, $50 would go a long way towards getting me another decent quality pair of gloves!

    Count me IN!! :D

    BTW, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and such to ALL!!

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    Okay, my entry goes to Arjai. The thought of him wondering around St. Paul without gloves is too much for me to bear.
     
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    You are too kind!! Thanks, Now I have to win!! :toast:
     
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    Count me in! Thanks captain!
     
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    It's back on sale! Link (US)
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    How awesome is Norton?

    Thank you very much for the give away Bill!!!!!!

    Gave my pal and his wife a weekend get away up to Black Hawk Colorado to the casino's for a 3 night 4 day stay. Had a voucher and couldn't use it so I figured it would be a nice Xmas gift. :peace:

    Count me in on this awesome give away.
     
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  23. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK Team,

    I'm going to give a little more time for some more of our fellow crunchers and folders to post in and get a chance to win.

    I will hold off drawing the winner until 12pm Eastern tomorrow (Christmas Day)

    Good luck All and have a great Holiday!!! :toast:
     
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    Baby Liam needs more diapers. Count me in Captain:)
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays:toast:
     
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    Count me in. I need a new video card. :D
     
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