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February 7, 2009

Name the Thing Contest – 74

at 2:43 am. Filed under Contests

Thanks to BudgetGadgets.com for providing the cool prize this week. The USB Mini Fridge Refrigerator Drink Cans Cooler/Warmer will be a welcome addition to the desk of any true geek. 🙂 In addition to the prize Budget Gadgets is also providing a 5% discount coupon to all Hacked Gadget readers, simply use the coupon code AM5OFF4 when checking out. This contest will run for one week (Feb 7- 12, 2009) . Ending time is based on central standard time. To enter, identify the item pictured above and give an example of what can be done with it.

Please do not give the answer in the comments. 

Send an email to contest @ hackedgadgets.com with "Name the Thing Contest" as the subject, and the message body consisting of:

  • The name of the item in the above picture
  • An example of what the item pictured above can be used for

The winner will be chosen at random from all of the correct entries.

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Added February 22, 2009

The item to guess was a Color Wheel

The winner is Matthias R. (There were 137 entries)

As of March 17, 2009 Matthias has not responded to winning emails so an alternative winner has been selected. The new winner is Chris G.

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Below is a picture of the prize.


 

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24 Responses to “Name the Thing Contest – 74”

  1. Ethan Says:

    EZ

  2. Gabriel Says:

    Hard Disk

  3. aib Says:

    It’s a 5-bit optic hard drive. The 1-bits are seen as green and the 0-bits are seen as red in the photograph. The blue stands for “File Not Found” (or a bad sector for non-TDWTF readers.)

  4. Adrian Says:

    Drive motor and *** *** from a fibre optic *** *** / ***.

  5. Josh Says:

    Can you not read Adrian? It’s very frustrating when people don’t follow instructions. It ruins it for the rest of us trying to play the game.

  6. eczema treat Says:

    I think Aib forgot to read the instructions too? I’ll be the first to say, I have no clue what it is…looks interesting though.

  7. R3 Says:

    The thingy that controls the traffic lights.

  8. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Adrian,

    Please email in your guess. There is an email link in the post.

  9. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Aib,

    I think you have that a bit wrong. You are quoting the old standard for IDE hard drives, the new SATA drives use the new HDD ISA standard where green is now the data error signal. 🙂

  10. Zach Schmidt Says:

    It’s the *** *** from a vertically mounted *** ***. There would normally be an *** *** up from *** it into the *** *** of ***. (I think)

  11. bob Says:

    *** *** ***

  12. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Zach and Bob,

    Please send in your guess using the email address listed in the contest details.

  13. mykeyfinn Says:

    its a ***** mounted on a ******* on the NASA *******, see self censoring is fun

  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    Added a 5% discount to the contest information. All Hacked Gadget readers can receive a 5% discount by using the coupon code AM5OFF4.

  15. Anshley Says:

    This is *** *** inside a *** ****

  16. Mike Says:

    Do we have a record for people who can’t follow directions here?

  17. Alan Parekh Says:

    HI Mike,

    Please send the guess to the email provided in the contest instructions.

  18. AntiBNI Says:

    These is a *** *** for a *** or *** *** *** ***.

    Also used in *** *** ***.

  19. Joe Says:

    A ** ****** so ****. ** ************** ** ******.

  20. bob Says:

    SO WTF IS IT?

  21. Mike Says:

    I know I sent in the correct answer…but no response yet…of course, maybe since I put it in past the deadline it don’t count…

  22. AntiBNI Says:

    We still can’t see who the winner was…

  23. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced.

  24. Alan Parekh Says:

    New winner announced.

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