Announcing the winner of HP Magic Giveaway

Another year is coming to a close and one lucky person is going to score the ultimate holiday present. Seven days ago this website launched one of the 50 HP Magic Giveaway contests which has attracted over 4000 entries. Besides the guy who decided to spam 1123 entries with sequentially numbered Yahoo emails, the odds are pretty good considering the prize pool value. Even better if you used Windows Vista.

Without a further ado, the winner of the contest is Mark Stephens ( Everyone else wins a novelty thumbs up.

Thanks all for participating and special thanks to HP and Microsoft for organizing such a awesome competition at this time of year. Remember, there are still many chances to win at some of the other 50 blogs who are still running or yet to run their contests. Happy holidays.

32 insightful thoughts

  1. I have never won *anything* before! yes!!!!!

    thank you so much……………for the thumbs up….

  2. Ah, well, I couldn’t expect too much, but honestly, the odds have been better than anything I have ever tried. I’ve never won at anything random. Writing contests, yes, but not drawings… and I was running Windows Vista…

  3. Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you!

  4. Thank you to the messages of congratulations (I’m still in shock that I won!) and of course the greatest thanks to Long for running the competition and to HP & Microsoft for making these prizes available! Don’t forget to enter all the remaining competitions as there are plenty of chances to win. As time goes on more people may forget to enter so your chances may increase too πŸ˜‰

    I applied as I hoped to get the mini 1000 and so I haven’t fully decided what to do with the other amazing prizes, but I think they will spread out amongst a combination of family, family friends in need and a charity that I support.

    If you need to find me I will be sitting next to my front door for the next week or two.

    Good luck everyone!!


  5. @Mark Stephens (the real one!): I’m a charity. πŸ˜›

    As a point of interest, did you do a Vista bonus entry Mark?

  6. Hey congratulations Mark. Not only did you get what you were hoping for, but you will also spread some good holiday cheer to those who are less fortunate. I am sure you will make someone very happy this year.

  7. Yay! Thumbs up! Thanks, Long (and Microsoft and HP) for running this contest. Thanks also for the continued high quality articles that make me coming back each time I see my RSS feed updated. I get oh-so excited. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations, Mark. I’m glad to hear that you’ll be donating to charity, had I won I also intended to do the same as there’s almost just *too* much computing power to keep for oneself. πŸ˜‰

  8. I should go an wipe that Fista partition now πŸ˜› … it was only wasting space, can’t believe I even bothered installing that scrap.

  9. I wonder, why they just didn’t give six prizes to six people instead of six prizes to one. πŸ™

  10. Oh my fucking god “1123 entries with sequentially numbered Yahoo emails” definitely it deserves the prize for loosing so many time (until there isn’t any automatic way to make accounts)… he he… just kidding, that guy is sick!

  11. So you’re telling me I did 1123 entries just for NOTHING?!?!??!
    * Runs crying around the circle of Yahoo emails *

    But kidding aside, are other blogs also allowed to send gifts to Estonia?

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