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Last years ‘Intel Perceptual Computing Competition’ only awarded ½ of the 1 Million dollar price pool even though they received an alleged ‘overwhelming number of entries’. This year there is another scam, I mean competition going by the name Intel Real Sense Competition.
Since there is so much emphasis put on the 1 million dollar price pool, does it constitute a scam if only ½ the money gets awarded?
I'm more than happy to talk to Intel directly about this and get an answer. My experience with them (both professionally and personally) has been that they do the right thing. I'd be interested to hear the full story on this.
To be clear, I am not saying they are breaking competition rules. In the fine print, it describes a scoring system which provides their out.
The evidence is in the list of last year’s winners. Add up the total prize money awarded to all the winners. It’s under half of what’s advertised. Heck, two of the four 75,000 dollar prizes were not awarded to anyone.
even though they received an alleged ‘overwhelming number of entries’.
"Quantity" is not an indicator of "Quality": you have to sift a lot of rubbish to find a little gold.
It is quite possible that none of the entries for a particular category were considered worthwhile, so no prizes were awarded.
Would you expect a prize to be given to a wrong answer in a multiple choice quiz?
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Rant ensues...A great way to end the week...a dozen or so change requests from customers who use one of our systems to create an order file to a major vendor. Said vendor has upgraded their software and now require a change in the structure of the order files. The big change it seems is...wait for it! the addition of subtotal columns! WTF! they forgot how to add? Now I must go and revive another legacy app that has served us well for over 8 years untouched!
The fix would only take a few minutes if I don't upgrade it...hmmm