Can it really be the end of October already? Unbelievable. Happy Republic Day to our Turkish fans (yes, we do have several).
And to all our readers who hail from the U.S. and Canada, tomorrow, October 30th, is more than just the birth date of John Adams in 1735. On the other end of the significance scale, it's the day we stop accepting entries for our contest to give away an Acer Aspire One. You can go here and enter the drawing until 12:00 pm (noon) CST tomorrow. As of right now, we have less than 200 qualified entries, so your odds are surprisingly good for a giveaway like this.
Of course, we always have a little test of skill for vetting of geekiness in our giveaways, and this time is no exception. So the entry form requires you to answer three questions which will be abundantly clear if you listen to the October 19th edition of the TR podcast. Don't worry, there are no trick questions, or even ambiguous ones. We're just encouraging those who haven't listened to one of our podcasts to give it a try. Jordan won't bite.
And what would a blog post by the Biz Guy be without a sponsor plug? NCIX.com has been a big supporter of TR, through their marketing and by supplying our editors with occasional review samples and parts for our test rigs. Both Canadian and U.S. readers should keep them in mind any time you're shopping for hardware.
|1. Hdfisise - $600||2. Ryszard - $503||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
|7. doubtful500 - $200||8. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||9. webkido13 - $135|
|10. cygnus1 - $126|
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