Feeds

Xmas draw – time's up

Deadline expires for our Yule bonanza

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

It's been quite a fortnight in the Vulture Central competitions department. Thousands of

Reg

readers finally entered our monumental prize draw already, and we've now got to pick some winners.

We have been kept hugely entertained by the numerous miscreants who have submitted multiple entries. Last week, Benjamin Knigge and Martin Gonzalez earned themselves a red card with a combined total of 88 submissions. But there's more bad news for Señor Gonzalez. Despite protesting his innocence, further investigations revealed that a Mr Washington Gonzalez made an entry from the same IP address moments after Martin's 50 submissions. Coincidence? No - they both used the same incorrectly-typed domain.

Oh dear oh dear. Mr Gonzalez, in addition to disqualification and an order not to read theReg for a year, you are also banned from keeping a dog for 18 months. That'll learn ya.

Sadly, the list of shame does not end there. Mr E Kuhn spread four entries over three days. He then entered for a fifth time as 'Mr.' E Kuhn, clearly thinking that adding a full stop in his title would fool us. Didn't though, did it?

Bob Murphy first submitted on 6th December with a plausible Canadian e-mail address. He attempted to sneak in another on the 13th. He might have got away with it had he not just given 'm' as his e-mail address.

Kurt Engelken thought that waiting a day and giving a different e-mail address would increase his chances. Dave Bert waited an impressive four days, entering from two different IP addresses. All of you are grounded. Go to your rooms and don't come out until we say so.

Good luck to all of you who entered. We'll be announcing the winners on Friday ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM
First they came for Emil – and I'm damn well SPEAKING OUT
'It is comforting to know where your data centres are.' UK.GOV does NOT
Plus: Anons are 'wannabes', KKK says, before being pwned
Google's whois results say it's a lousy smut searcher
Run whois google.com or whois microsoft.com. We dare you, you PIG◙◙◙◙ER
Holy vintage vehicles! Earliest known official Batmobile goes on sale
Riddle me this: are you prepared to pay US$180k?
'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?
Plus: Flame of the Week returns, for one night only!
NEWSFLASH: It's time to ditch dullard Facebook chums
Everything hot in tech, courtesy of avian anchor Regina Eggbert
Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG
Stick it on the steering wheel and wait for the airbag to fire
prev story

Whitepapers

Seattle children’s accelerates Citrix login times by 500% with cross-tier insight
Seattle Children’s is a leading research hospital with a large and growing Citrix XenDesktop deployment. See how they used ExtraHop to accelerate launch times.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.