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Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:52 pm

Note: this thread is for contest entries only. If you would like to discuss the contest, please post in the comments section of the contest announcement post on the main site.

We're giving away a boatload of hardware from Gigabyte, Enermax, and Samsung, and entering for a chance to win couldn't be easier: read the rules below, pen a haiku related to PC hardware or software, and post it in this thread. We'll reward the most creative and/or entertaining submissions.

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Contest regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.

Only one entry is allowed per person.

We will be accepting giveaway entries until August 21, 2014 at noon CDT, at which point this thread will be locked. TR staffers will then confer and select winners from among all eligible entries. The winners will be announced on the site by the end of the day on August 25 and will also be notified via private message in the forums. The winners will need to claim their prizes within 72 hours, or they will forfeit their prizes, and we will have to select new winners.

To qualify, entries must be in the form of a single haiku comprising three lines and 17 syllables. Syllables must be in a 5-7-5 arrangement (i.e. five syllables for the first line, seven for the second line, and five for the third line). Haikus must be related to PC hardware or software in some way. Entries that do not conform to these rules will be disqualified. We also reserve the right to disqualify entries that are apparent attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. TR, Gigabyte, Enermax, and Samsung are not responsible for any taxes on the prizes, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prizes with other products, or health issues that may result from prolonged use of the prizes.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:31 pm

Sadly I'm an Engineer and lack them creative bones.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:58 pm

The sad engineer
Who lacks the will of wordsmith
Muted are his qualms
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:58 pm

Building a PC,
I derive much joy from it.
Ow! I cut my hand!
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:05 pm

Wait with baited breath
Build completed, power on
Who knows, will it post?
Siglessness is boring.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:06 pm

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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:07 pm

Computers are cool
So I studied them in school
I am such a nerd
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:10 pm



You misunderstand
Nothing is forbidden you
just take what you want.
Siglessness is boring.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:10 pm

Oh magic black smoke
Why have you ruined my day
Is there control Z?
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:12 pm

Takeshi7 wrote:Computers are cool
So I studied them in school
I am such a nerd


You are not alone
But expecting praise might be
somewhat premature
Siglessness is boring.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:12 pm

My system is built
The world is now safe again
I'll name it Skynet
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:13 pm

Ari Atari wrote:Oh magic black smoke
Why have you ruined my day
Is there control Z?


Black smoke means burning
But far worse things can happen
Blue smoke is just death
Siglessness is boring.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:14 pm

Computer parts
what to do with them
Build system
xipus
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:17 pm

'Twas my first real build
Four gigs of RAM to be set
My DIMM levers broke

:'(
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:20 pm

open source software
creates more community
freedom happiness
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:24 pm

Brand-new Socket A
Go-go Deer power supply
Spy the magic smoke
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Needs a CPU
A friend who works at Intel
would come in handy
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:25 pm

Last part into place
a magical start-up tune
Happiness ensues
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:28 pm

A long day at work
Emergencies can happen
Now it is longer!
Siglessness is boring.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:29 pm

My 'rules is for fools' entry.

Ahem...... me me me me me me me me.......

my sweet little boy
Amos grows up so fast, sigh,
now, take out the trash!

thank you and goodnight.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:33 pm

PC build goes wrong
Would pick better parts after
TechReport guide read
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:36 pm

Ahem.... me me me me me me .....

Your lack of planning
is not my emergency.
It's my job, no tips.

Tip your waitresses.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:39 pm

Lovely shades of beige,
Yet black is my other's heart.
Into the closet.
This problem was caused by Windows, which was created by Microsoft Corporation.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:51 pm

playing borderlands
and two with sequel here soon
will play as claptrap
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:01 pm

I call it a case
My Wife calls it a shell now
We call it a shell
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:05 pm

My porn box is slow
Please! Give me l33t hardware meat
Mighty Tech Report
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:10 pm

Oh Sandy Bridge K!
Such wondrous big overclock
Much creamy smoothness
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:11 pm

For all my clients
I teach them the a-b-c
of P-C and Mac
OnePlus One finally in my hands <3
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:12 pm

The story of my life in Haiku.

Home computer tech
On call for the family
My time not my own


I speak for the tech nerd masses.
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Re: Haiku contest entry thread

Postposted on Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:14 pm

Phenom II still runs
Can not justify new rig
A new part would help
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