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[FF][US] Win a free Aerocool GateWatch II (first correct answer wins)

Discussion in 'Buy/Sell/Trade/Giveaway Forum' started by EnergyFX, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. EnergyFX

    EnergyFX New Member

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    Yup, you read the title correct.

    At exactly 9:00 PM EST on Aug. 9, 2008 I am going to post the first of a series of very unique photographs in this thread. Actually, they are very unique photographs of... well... very unique photographs... but that's beside the point. Consider that as your first clue. The only other clue I am going to provide at this point is that the details of these photographs are very much associated to the general basis/theme of TechPowerUp.com. In other words, as random as they may seem at first, there's more to the pictures than just the pictures themselves... and it's appropriate to TPU.

    So... are you intrigued yet?

    Tomorrow evening (Aug. 9th, 2008 - Eastern Standard Time) I will post the first photograph at precisely 9:00 PM. An additional photograph will be posted every 15 minutes until the entire series is posted (I'm not saying how many there are at this time, you'll just have to find out). If I have not received a correct detailed description of what is significant about the images by 9:00 PM EST on the following evening then I will proceed to provide 4 clues every 15 minutes until 10:00 PM. This will continue each day until someone PMs me with the correct answer.

    YOU MUST PM ME YOUR ANSWERS!!! PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS/GUESSES IN THIS THREAD!!!
    I will ignore anything posted in this thread once the competition starts and if you post a correct answer/guess here and someone else steals and PMs me with it they will win and you will be the smart dummy that doesn't win :slap:

    I know this sounds a bit vague, but trust me... if and when you discover exactly what these photographs are you will understand the very specific uniqueness of them.

    The prize is the AeroCool GateWatch II seen in the thumbnails below. I am even paying for the shipping to Continental US. If the winner is non-US or AK/HI then I will ask that you cover the shipping costs minus $5.00 USD. It is an unused fan controller still new in box. I had originally intended to use this in my current system, but ended up changing my mind and it has been sitting in the closet for months now. The fan extension wires are missing (well, not really missing... I used them, but let's not fidget with details... it's FREE if you win), but everything else is there. The USB and Power cables have been sleeved and heatshrinked with Performance-PCS' Carbon Fiber Reflex wire sleeving and black shrink tubing. There will be no other prize in lieu of the GateWatch.

    Okay, so I guess that's it for now. I'll see you all tomorrow evening!! There is a good chance that I will be swamped with PMs so expect my responses to be very short if you are wrong. Once the correct answer is provided I will post it in this thread as a screen capture in order to confirm to everyone your answer and time stamp. "yhpm" posts in this thread do not count as your time stamp.

    Good luck and may the fastest Google Image Surfer win :roll: Just kidding, you're going to need more than Google to nail this one.

    SEE YOU TOMORROW EVENING AT 9:00pm EST SHARP!

    NOTE: You must have a minimum of 25 posts OR at least 2 months TPU membership to win.
     

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    EDIT: We have a winner!!

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    The following pictures all came from the same "thing".

    Describe!

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    The 400 nanometer scale is accurate!
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    Is that a... public domain pic??
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    Fouth and final image:
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    flclisgreat says thanks.
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    EnergyFX New Member

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    Clues:

    NOTE:
    I'll post answers to select questions as clues at my discretion and in italics.
    Clues in bold are significant and may be cryptic.

    Clues from 8-9-08:
    1) All the images are from the same camera.
    2) It's not money.
    3) Click the images for a higher resolution version.
    4) A microscope with digital image capture cabability was used to 'snap' these images.
    5) FREEBIE (before I go to bed): These images can be found on a rather common object. You might even own one!!
     
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  4. Dr. Spankenstein New Member

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    Color me....very intrigued!

    GateWatch-do want! :D
     
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  6. WhiteLotus

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    Why does this happen when im going to be at work. Darn it!
     
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    Two questions, what time is 9pm EST in the UK :confused:

    And will EnergyFX ship to UK/Europe?

    Thanks.
     
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    1 am GMT.
     
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    So 2am in UK. :( . Oh well its a saturday night. I can be up for that. :D
     
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    I read the OP 3 times, I still don't get what I'm supposed to do. Each paragraph suggests a new thing. T_T

    My bad interpretation:
    Figure out what it's an image of and search for another image of the same thing and PM the answer and the image to you?
     
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    LOL well then I guess this could very well become dependant on the clues, but I doubt it.
     
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    Did you get my message? Do I win?
     
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    Is it august 9th? I don't think it even started yet.
     
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    Pie is the answer to everything and does not abide by time
     
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    <--- sticks fingers in ears and "LALALALALALALALALALA"

    Crap, that does nothing for reading.
     
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    wtf ? 1am GMT that is the UK, where u get 2am from lol :slap:
     
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    damn... now im gonna have to think up something good for my next giveaway.
     
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    Don't bother with a giveaway... I'll drive up and take it from you! (VA -> MD)
     
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    British Summer Time is one hour on from GMT :slap:
     
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    EST is 5 hrs behind us. Which makes it 2am, if it wasn't BST it would be 4 hrs behind :)
     
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    I just realized that I forgot to mention a minimum post count rule. Original post is now edited.
     
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    It's times like this that I wish I had web-crawling and image recognition software :(
     
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    All right! Another contest I can fail at!:laugh:
     
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    i thought we were always GMT :laugh: damn modern clocks and there daylight saving feature :eek: i take back my slap and ill exchange it for a nutkick, which ill gladly take
    :nutkick: <<<me

    story of my life :laugh:
     
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    No rhyming involved in this one though... so at least you get to fail in a completely different way. [​IMG]
     

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