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2018/11/12 17:21:24 (permalink)
12/8/2018
  • We'll be doing a live drawing of the pick order on Monday 12/10 at 9 PM Eastern Time!  Stop by the thread if you want to check it out or see the results.
  • Prizes will NOT be distributed at this time!
  • No prizes are awarded until Punchy runs the names through the prize picker algorithm. 
  • Punchy will run the names through his prize picker when he has verified that everyone has had a reasonable chance to pick.
12/7/2018
  • Congratulations to Eastern and Pacific - the first team to finish the 2018 Time Zone Challenge at 03:00!
  • Congratulations to Central, Mountain, and Other - completing the 2018 Time Zone Challenge only 2 hours later at 05:00!
  • Please don't forget to fill out your prize preferences as organized by Punchy here: https://forums.evga.com/2018-TZC-Prize-Preference-selection-process-m2893693.aspx
  • A big thank you to everyone who was a part of the contest this year - your participation is what makes the contest the fun event it was this year!
  • Also thank you to the stat pimp drougnor, prize master Punchy, the PM king BadBertie and notfordman for keeping things running smoothly behind the scenes!
  • Finally, a huge thanks to everyone that donated to the prize pool - its always a fun way to celebrate the end of this event!
  • We will be doing a live random drawing to determine the pick order for prizes - stay tuned for an announcement about the date and time!
11/26/2018
  • Registration for the 2018 Time Zone Challenge is now closed
  • Donation to the prize pool will remain open throughout the contest - thank you for the generosity of all who have donated!
  • The contest length will be 750 million points per team!
  • To qualify for the prize drawing, you must fold throughout the contest until both teams have crossed the finish line!
  • Eastern and Pacific have renewed their alliance in an attempt to take down Central, Mountain and Other this year!
11/12/2018
  • In 2009 Zerran2001 created the inaugural Time Zone Challenge Folding contest for EVGA's folding team.  This year we hope to continue the tradition of good-natured fun and trash-talking among our team in a contest that is bigger and better than ever!
  • Registration for the 2018 Time Zone Challenge is now open!  Sign up here.
  • The contest begins Tuesday November 27th, 2018.  Registration closes November 26th.
  • There are only 2 weeks before the contest starts - spread the word to help make the contest a success!
  • Prize donations are currently being accepted.  Prizes are a fun way to encourage and reward contest participants or pass on old or unused hardware to reward a fellow folder.  Members of EVGA's folding team have a history of generous donations to folding contests - let’s keep that tradition alive!is open and will continue to be open until the gift selection process begins.  You can donate here.
post edited by troy8d - 2018/12/08 08:59:49


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    bcavnaugh
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 17:31:29 (permalink)
    Prepped, Locked & Loaded.



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    Teknogroovie
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 17:59:43 (permalink)
    Lets do this!  I've signed on the dotted line.  

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 18:31:10 (permalink)
    I have signed up! Thank you all for everything, again!
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 18:47:45 (permalink)
    Signed up and well already folding lol. I need to dig through my harware stash and see what I've got that could be a prize. Not sure if I have anything or not since Ive not bought anything new in quite some time. But I'm sure I've got something that could benefit someone.

    Anyone want to donate 4 2080Ti's for the duration of the contest??? I've got the room lol.
    post edited by zophar - 2018/11/12 18:50:31


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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 18:59:57 (permalink)
    Drop one of the whipples on here.... 3.5 V6 whipple specifically... and put my name in the winning box :-)
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 19:21:37 (permalink)
    Awesome, can't wait for the starting time.

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/12 20:43:31 (permalink)
    the_Scarlet_one
    Drop one of the whipples on here.... 3.5 V6 whipple specifically... and put my name in the winning box :-)


    I believe something like this may be more to your liking...

    https://www.livernoismoto...com/product/LPP0114763


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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 01:33:48 (permalink)
    Let's do this!


     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 02:51:46 (permalink)
    Ready to go with better equipment than last year ... and winter electricity rates are cheaper!




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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 04:35:00 (permalink)
    Signed up and ready to roll!!
     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 07:03:03 (permalink)
    zophar
    the_Scarlet_one
    Drop one of the whipples on here.... 3.5 V6 whipple specifically... and put my name in the winning box :-)


    I believe something like this may be more to your liking...

    https://www.livernoismoto...com/product/LPP0114763


    Oh that’s nice! I’m going to start saving my pennies!
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 12:34:27 (permalink)
    I’m in

    Rig 1- i7 980x @4.1 EVGA 660ti X58  Rig 2- i7 875K @ 4.02 EVGA 2x 470SC, P55    
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 12:55:31 (permalink)
    Awesome, I've been waiting for this to come around!!! CST FTW! 
    Hey Troy can you edit my goofy PPD entry please? Thanks! 
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 15:03:43 (permalink)
    C'mon bcav, fold at least 2 of your TI's



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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 16:56:28 (permalink)
    Mekhed
    C'mon bcav, fold at least 2 of your TI's


    You do know he is busy filling bags at the beach right now,,,,
    I'm in!!

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/13 22:35:33 (permalink)
    I have joined this party. Let's go!
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 08:02:17 (permalink)
    I had a brief scare when dusting off the stats system this AM to ensure all the various pieces still work (Giving myself a couple of weeks to troubleshoot instead of my usual 'wait until the last minute and PANIC!') when the site I've been using had been deactivated due to inactivity.  Turns out, I'd missed a couple of 'Hey, you REALLY want to log in NOW!' e-mails during the move, but I was able to get things sorted out. I've also set things up on my end to use a locally hosted web server as a backup in case the external site fails.
     
    What this means to me in the future is I need to set up at least another cheap/free BUT RELIABLE host in the future to drop files off onto for at least triple redundancy.
     
    Either way, my trial with the stats earlier worked in spite of that hiccup, so everything on my end is ready to go.
     
    The only difference now is our stats are shifted by 30 minutes later, so updates will happen at 10 minutes until each hour instead of 20 minutes past. I'll work on tightening things up on my end so updates get pushed up to the tracking sheets within a minute or two of the actual update instead of the potential 5 minute window I've worked with in the past.
     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 11:29:33 (permalink)
    Thank you Droug, for being the best stat PIMP in EVGA land! We appreciate your help. Great idea to get everything in order ahead. I am a semi-professional procrastinator myself.  
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 11:46:23 (permalink)
    Thanks drougnor, for all you do for the EVGA Team

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 11:57:54 (permalink)
    troy8d
    11/12/2018
    • The contest begins Tuesday November 27th, 2018.  Registration closes November 26th.




    Quick question for Clarity --> What Time on Tuesday November 27, does this start ? 


    (excerpt from rules)
    "The contest will start at midnight (Eastern Time US) on Tuesday November 27th"



    Is this intended to mean the first second of 27 Nov --->  00:00:01     (one second after midnight 26 Nov ?)
     
     

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 12:20:15 (permalink)
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    11/12/2018
    • The contest begins Tuesday November 27th, 2018.  Registration closes November 26th.




    Quick question for Clarity --> What Time on Tuesday November 27, does this start ? 


    (excerpt from rules)
    "The contest will start at midnight (Eastern Time US) on Tuesday November 27th"



    Is this intended to mean the first second of 27 Nov --->  00:00:01     (one second after midnight 26 Nov ?)
     
     




    What we do is take the points level reported by Standford at the 12:00 AM 11/27/18 update and use that as the starting point of the contest.  Any points reported in the 1:00AM update and later are part of the contest stats.  So I guess the answer is yes, anytime after 00:00:01 on 11/27/18.  I will update the contest page to reflect this more precise definition when I get a chance.


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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 14:34:30 (permalink)
    Thanks again D!
    Any thoughts on the backup build hardware?

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 17:01:00 (permalink)
    Signed up and ready.
     
    Hopefully I have my backup rig online by then.

     

     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 18:01:57 (permalink)
    Digging that Cool GTX lives in my time zone.


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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/14 19:01:20 (permalink)
    yodap
    Digging that Cool GTX lives in my time zone.

    +1

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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/15 03:54:45 (permalink)
    Heh, well, no hardware needed for the backup that I'm talking about - I need another web host that I can get setup just to keep in my back pocket, basically. But it has been literal YEARS (I've had this freebie acct for . . . about a decade maybe?) since I've looked at pricing and what not so I'm probably due for some killer sticker shock.
     
    Either way, I'm good for now and know how to change things to fall back to working off my local pc if I absolutely need to (Tested that as well yesterday. Successfully, even!).
     
    But I want to thank those of you who immediately offered hardware. That is BEYOND awesome!
     
    Now, it's time to finish coffee and get ready for work.
     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/15 12:39:49 (permalink)
    drougnor have your read my PM?



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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/15 13:16:48 (permalink)
    Just replied, dude. Thanks!
     
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    Re: 2018 Time Zone Challenge Contest Thread 2018/11/16 13:31:08 (permalink)
    yodap
    Digging that Cool GTX lives in my time zone.


    FOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Might have to handicrap him....
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