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AT LOTTO 7

NOTE: This is not endorsed by Anandtech, they have no legal obligations in this if I decide to screw you all over or something.

RULES :
BUY IN = $10

In the past some have put in more money, but let it be known, if we win, we will still all get an equal share. But we will all thank you greatly for the extra contribution, and I will let it be known who was nice enough to bump it up (if you so wish, or I can keep it anonymous).

DEADLINE: Today Wed Jan 13, 2016
10AM Pacific
11AM Mountain
12PM Central
1PM Eastern

EXAMPLE WINNING SCENARIO:

We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50. We will be doing a lump payout, and we will use some of the funds to have a lawyer do the divvy process, to try and levvy as much tax saving as we can. I am thinking I take the tax cut (Minnesota), and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. I will then divide it up how you like … I can mail a check, cash, MO, etc, will let the lawyer make the decision for us. We have options, but like I said, let’s not worry about it until we win 🙂

or split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option.

STEP 1 :

send $10 via venmo (preferred), google wallet, or Amazon Gift card, IF YOU SEND AS CC, ADD 3%:

Venmo address: done
Google wallet: done
Amazon GC: I already got a lot of GC, would rather have more cash to pull out come Wed, unless someone can really only send Amazon GC then you can use done

If you have heatware, I could also do a MO/cash/check, but email me first for my address.

STEP 2 :
Fill this quick form out :
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tMYxfSyH7OOcZm2Qk52XpGFhUpJX6-krFMWn1jBNZ6I/viewform?usp=send_form

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the actual tickets and we can split up the data entry work as we did last time. I will also update this blog post.

UPDATE : 1-11-2016 2P CST
We are at about $300, or 30 people so far. I was also told the post will probably get removed, so spread the word via email, or PM…if anyone wants to hit me up via email, or PM they can.

UPDATE: 1-11-2016 3:06P CST
33 Users, or $330
My favorite comment so far:
“When we win and we are on vacation somewhere, I will rub some sun block on your back.”

update 1-12-2016 8A CST
We are at 57 users so far!

update 1-12-2016 11:55A
65 peeps so far.
quality jokes: “When we win I’ll finally get to do my LOTR remake with an all guinea pig cast.”

update 1-13-2016 8:47A
We are at 81 people, I will probably have to stop accepting around noon CST so I can go to the bank at lunch and find time this evening to grab all the tickets!

update 1-13-2016 12P
Final tally – 87, or $870 worth of tickets.
Closed up! I am going to grab the tickets shortly, will scan and post later tonight so we can start data entering.
I will also send a follow up email to everyone now, if you do not receive it by 1230P – 1P shoot me an email/pm so I can make sure I have your email.
This will be the PB entry form link + area to chat:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1boUuQLr4Rc9U4l6Bwg6F6hjdWXGvNKv3cq6u7C7T26Y/edit?usp=sharing

update 1-13-2016 12:15P
SnipeMasterJ13 snuck in at the last second, 88. I feel better with an even amount of people!

update 1-13-2016 1:15P
a little tease before I get home to scan them all
IMG_20160113_124254

update 1-13-2016 6:45P
I uploaded pictures. I got a new camera, which seemed to take high enough quality it all showed up in 4 pictures:
http://langeeks.net/etc/ATLotto7/

This should make it MUCH easier. In the top left of the ticket is a number, just go to the left of this document:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1boUuQLr4Rc9U4l6Bwg6F6hjdWXGvNKv3cq6u7C7T26Y/edit?usp=sharing

And enter them in the 10 corresponding lines! I’ll dump it in my excel document that will calculate what we win so it does the math. The google Doc removes the math.

If anyone else wants to see, here’s the template I was given back in 2012 when we started courtesy of Ryan P.

update 1-13-2016 10:22P
We got $44! So far looks like a winner was in Cali.

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Hide Windows 7 desktop icons through registry and a command or bat file

If you want to hide certain desktop icons via a bat file, you can use this. Just read the REM line to see which 4 registry adds will change a specific icon. I needed this to roll out to a couple hundred computers, versus logging on to them and disabling them individually.

REM hide Computer icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide Control Panel icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide User's Files icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide Network icon on the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide recycle bin from desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REM hide libraries icon from the desktop
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu" /v "{031E4825-7B94-4DC3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}" /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

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power shell script unmounting system reserved

I need a powershell way to remove the system reserved drive letter, as there is no reason for our users to actually use that, and access it. In powershell drop this code in:

$target = (Get-Volume -FileSystemLabel “System Reserved”).DriveLetter+ “:”
$volume = Get-WmiObject Win32_Volume -Filter “DriveLetter=’$target'”

if ($null -ne $volume)
{
$volume.DriveLetter = $null
$volume.Put()
}

Save it, make sure it’s a ps1 file and execute, it will remove the Drive Letter, and unmount it.

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Copy cisco running config with putty

I wanted to do a quick backup of my running config without needing to setup a TFTP server.

You will first want to get to enabled mode

router$ enable

Then run terminal length 0, as this will let the screen spit out all data without pruning with the ‘—-more—-‘ from output.

router# terminal length 0

The next step is configuring your putty session as follows:

Right-click the window title and choose ‘Change Settings’
On the left, select ‘Logging’ under ‘Session’
Select the ‘All session output’ radio button and choose a destination file
Click “Apply”
Now send a ‘show running-config’ command and the config will be sent to your log file.

router# sh run

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copy a file into all user directories via bat files for windows 7 or xp using a wildcard

I needed to copy one file into all of the user directories on computers. I ended up creating a for loop, print it, then use that list as a variable to throw in, worked great. This was one of the few things I could not find on google, so hopefully this hits a few keywords for people when they’re searching. IT IS POSSIBLE! This can be done in BAT, CMD, OR just dump it into a command pronpt changing your own directories/variables as needed.

REM this prints all users in C:\Users\ and then copies the EssUser.cfg file to the PartsDoc Dir
FOR /D %%G IN (c:\Users\*.*) DO xcopy /Y /H /R "E:\PartsDoc Updates\EssUser.cfg" "%%G\Documents\CLAAS\PartsDoc\"

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change CSGO crosshair to pink

PINK CROSS HAIR COMMANDS:

cl_crosshaircolor 5 (This tells the game you want to create a custom colour using the RGB values)

cl_crosshaircolor_r 255
cl_crosshaircolor_g 0
cl_crosshaircolor_b 255

cl_crosshairthickness 1 (This sets the thickness of the cross hair lines, default is 0.5)

cl_crosshairgap 0 (This sets the distance of the gap between the cross hair, default is 0)

cl_crosshairdot 1 (This adds a centre dot to the middle of the cross hair, default is 0)

cl_crosshairalpha 255 (This makes the cross hair totally solid with less transparency, default is 200)

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How to reset Mac OFFICE 2011 CD Key

Office 2011:

  1. Close all Microsoft Office applications
  2. Open YOUR User’s/Library/Preferences
  3. Delete “com.microsoft.office.plist”
  4. Open folder “Microsoft” in YOUR User’s/Library/Preferences
    1. Open folder “Office 2011”
    2. Delete “Office Registration Cache” and “OLE Registration Database”
  5. Restart Mac
  6. After restart open any Microsoft application and enter correct info

This is the dmg file for the Microsoft Office 2011 if you need it as well :

http://azcdn01.digitalrivercontent.net/mac/X18-08827.dmg

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scottrade.com – free trades! 3 to be precise

If you are a new user signing up for scottrades, you should use this coupon code : JTGS5993 IT will give you 3 free trades!

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AT LOTTO POOL 2

RULES :
BUY IN = $5 – We kicked around the idea of doing more money, but I think we should get as many people as possible. I included a vote option in the form below in step 2.

In the past some have put in more money, but let it be known, if we win, we will still all get an equal share! But we will all thank you greatly for the extra contribution, and I will let it be known who was nice enough to bump it up (if you so wish, or I can keep it anonymous).

DEADLINE: Today Wednesday November 28, 2012
2PM Pacific
3PM Mountain
4PM Central
5PM Eastern

EXAMPLE WINNING SCENARIO:

We win $250,000, 50 people bought in, we split $250,000 – tax cut / 50, so we all get $X,000. We’ll have to look into the tax issue if the amount is of a concern, but we can worry about that later. I am thinking I take the tax cut, and say we’re an anonymous group of friends who won. I will then divide it up how you like … I can mail a check, cash, MO, etc. We have options, but like I said, let’s not worry about it until we win 🙂

or split it pretax and you collect yourself and pay your taxes. If I recall someone said that was an option.

STEP 1 :

send $5 to paypal address : ENDED
MAKE SURE YOU SEND AS A GIFT and say THIS IS FOR A DONATION FOR THE WEBSITE

If you would like to send as Amazon.com gift card that is OK too – ENDED

STEP 2 :
Enter your email address here :
REMOVED

This way I can keep track of everyone two fold, and then send a quick email once I get the actual tickets and we can split up the data entry work as we did last time. I will also update this blog post.

If you want to chat, post in my forums, it is pretty empty right now and open to GUEST so you do not have to log in for the time being :

http://twopumpchumps.com/forums/index.php/topic,14983.0.html

 

UPDATE : 4:10 PM CST

Going to pick up the tickets nowl.

We got $410, 82 participants, IF we win, I will accurately see who paid and get a real number and namelist. Not everyone put their name on the email list.

 

UPDATE: 6:23PM CST

Purchased $430 worth of tickets, we had a few stragglers come in at the last second. Email sent, if you did not get it, go ahead and post and I will re-email. We do not want to post the google document link as it is publicly allowed to edit by ANYONE, who knows who reads this blog :shifteyes:

UPDATE : 11:30pm

We only won $20 🙁

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Silverstone TEK SG05 + EVGA GTX 680 + ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE + NOCTUA NH-L12 – The ITX mini beast!

okay, so I am reducing the footprint of my computer, a LOT. If you follow, I had a 600T rig :

http://vivithemage.com/2011/04/water-cooling-a-corsair-600t-case-i5-2500k-2×6950/

I am now going with an itty bitty SG05. I fought between the SG05 and the SG08 a lot, I wasn’t sure what I wanted … and the PSU only having 450W 36AMP +12V capable made me go back and forth, I felt safe going with the SG05. Since footprint was my MAIN concern. I also fought a few other boxes, but in the end, they were just too big to go ITX IMO.

Fractal Design Node size : Dimensions (mm) 250 x 374 x 210 (W x D x H)
Lian Li PC-Q08B size : Dimensions (mm) 227 x 345 x 272 (W x D x H)
Lian Li TU200 size: Dimensions(mm) 220 x 360 x 320(W x D x H)
Silverstone SG08 size: Dimensions (mm) 222 x 351 x 190 (W x D x H)
Silverstone SG05 size: Dimensions (mm) 222 x 276 x 176 (W x D x H)

So this would be my component list

Silverstone TEK SG05
Noctua NH-L12
ASUS P8Z77-I DELUXE
i5 2500k
EVGA GTX 680
CRUCIAL Ballistix Sport 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600
Crucial M4 128GB SSD
3 x Samsung 830 256GB

This was a fun build, super tiny, super compact. So far I have gamed on it for a few hours, and it’s running great. I used some Arctic Silver 5 to adhere it to the heatsink. Under full load I am seeing 46C on my i5 2500k. I have not tested much further then that though.

Here it is naked, with the motherboard, and GPU inserted. The GPU was a pain to install. I had to remove the silver bracket as well as wiggle it in. I did not bend anything, which was nice.

[zp src=”P1030121.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

[zp src=”P1030122.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

Here is a quick top side view :

[zp src=”P1030123.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

Here’s me jerry rigging a scythe SLIM fan on top of the heatsink, because the stock one it came with was too large and hit the PSU. I have a little volt modifer that makes it super quiet, but pushes some air still. As you can see, I also put some electrical tape on the side of the heatpipes, because it is almost touching the GPU board.

[zp src=”P1030125.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

I ended up removing the grill, as I could not get the screw downs to work properly, oh well. It still works, and so far no cables have touched it.

[zp src=”P1030126.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

Everything going back in :

[zp src=”P1030127.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

Another side view :

[zp src=”P1030129.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

The GPU all snug 🙂 :

[zp src=”P1030131.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

And the back side :

[zp src=”P1030132.JPG” album=”vivi/SG05-PCBUILD2012″ width=”600″]

I will do some more extensive testing with my killawatt, and temp performance on the CPU and GPU. Otherwise, everything seems to be rock solid now. I currently have the heatsink fans in a push pull going TOWARDS the CPU, I might change it up if I get time and find some more zip ties haha. If you’d like me to test something specifically, let me know!

*UPDATE OCT 26th

I flipped the PSU to push air upwards towards the vents, and it did drop about 2C under full load.