jkOnTheRun HP HDX Dragon contest- we have a winner!


Hp_hdxWow, time flies when you’re having fun and we certainly have had our fill of fun running the 31 Days of the Dragon contest here on jkOnTheRun.  Entries shut down last night at midnight and we have scoured through all of them and can now announce the big winner!  Kevin and I knew that with the 11 questions we required to be correctly answered that the ultimate winner would end up being the one who was closest to the official number of comments and posts that had been logged as of the contest kickoff time and we sure got that right.  We are happy to announce that Stefano Arduino is the big winner of the HP and BuzzCorps supplied HP HDX Dragon prize bundle for answering the 9 questions correctly and then coming amazingly close to the correct number of posts and comments.  It is obvious that Stefano spent quite some time counting posts and comments for his entry.  We are waiting for Stefano to get back to us with confirmation but we believe from his email address that he is in France.

For the record, here are the correct answers to the 11 questions that comprised the contest:

  1. What are James’ and Kevin’s ages as of today?  52 & 38
  2. How many times has James been to Paris?   11
  3. What is the name of the young lady besides Barbara wholives in Kevin’s house?  Sydney
  4. What is special about Kevin’s SUV?   Hybrid
  5. Kevin and James both use the same camera for videoreviews.  Name it.  Canon Elura 100
  6. What sports car does Kevin drive and what year model isit?  1991 Corvette
  7. What is James’ current ride and what year model is it?2001 Volvo C70 convertible
  8. What famous music star did James open for in a concertyears ago?   Donovan
  9. How many comments have been left on jkOnTheRun as of rightnow?  29,278
  10. How many posts have been published on jkOnTheRun as of rightnow?   7,918
  11. The producer/ director of what famous movie once left a commenton jkOTR?   Andrew Davis, Independence Day

Stefano has won the following prize bundle worth well north of $4,500:

  • HP HDX Dragon
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64-bit)
  • Intel Core 2 ExtremeProcessor X9000 (2.80GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • 20.1" diagonal WUXGAHigh-Definition HP Ultra Brightview Widescreen (1920×1200) 1080p
  • 4GB DDR2System Memory (2 Dimm)
  • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
  • HP Imprint Finish(Dragon)
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGNNetwork Connection and Bluetooth
  • 500GB 5400RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (250GB x2)
  • Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer
  • Integrated HP HDTVHybrid TV Tuner
  • 4 Altec Lansing speakers with HP Triple Bass Reflexsubwoofer
  • 9 Cell Lithium Ion Battery

Software titles included in the prize bundle:

  • Microsoft Office Ultimate
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X2
  • Corel Painter Essentials
  • Corel Ulead Video Studio Plus  11.5
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security

Entertainment titles include in the prize bundle:

  • VivaPiñata
  • Microsoft Flight Sim plus Flight Sim Expansion Pack
  • Gears of War

Blu-Ray movies included:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean – The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of theCaribbean – Dead Man’s Chest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – At World’s End

Congratulations Stefano and don’t waste time getting back to us so we can get your exciting prize on the way to you muy pronto!


Don't Panic!

Congratulations Stefano!

I would have sworn I should have won by using 42 as the answer to all the questtions. It is the ultimate answer afterall.

John in Norway

I told my wife I would have stood a better chance of winning if only she’d let me have a girlfriend!

Congrats to the lucky winner.

Mike Cane

Do you know that I didn’t know even ONE answer.

Strangely, I am very proud of that.

(Now back to my Texas agents who are screwing up JK’s EVDO. Nyahahaha!)

Gavin Miller

Lol, well done Stefano. Not bad for a weekends work!

You owe your girlfriend a VERY nice night out!

James Kendrick

“Dang, I thought it was a random draw from the people with the most correct answers…if I had known it would be “exact” answers I would’ve spent more time with my answers. Oh well!”

Jess, that’s exactly what we did. Since the announced winners post count was within one we realized he included the contest kickoff post in his count which is entirely understandable so we gave him that answer. That made him the only entrant with 10 correct answers out of the 11.

Stefano Arduino



I can’t believe it!

I have to thank my girlfriend who helped me counting the posts and the comments!



James Kendrick

I should add that we thank everyone for participating and we wish everyone could have won but that just can’t be. Congratulations, Stefano!

James Kendrick

We don’t verify the validity nor identities of any comments left here on the site, rather we take commenters at their word. The comments and posts counts were noted from the official site host as of the contest kickoff and they are accurate. We received a lot of entries for the contest.


“Independence Day” technically WAS produced by Andrew Davis… but he left the production very close to the project being finished… I honestly think it’s silly to name Andrew Davis as having produced the movie though since he’s not even in the credits for the movie. Heck, he’s made so many other movies that are notable (like “The Fugitive”), that I can’t understand why he’d post a movie he didn’t even stick around for here in the forums.

I’m just curious to figure out exactly when the comments and posts were being calculated FROM. I calculated up to when the HDX dragon giveaway was posted and the answers here look like they include the posts and comments as of today. That’s a bit disappointing. Oh well.

Congrats Stefano!


Dang, I thought it was a random draw from the people with the most correct answers…if I had known it would be “exact” answers I would’ve spent more time with my answers. Oh well!

Stefano M.

I’m almost crying right now. I answered all the question but I missed #6, and I also counted manually all the posts and comments, counting 29.310 and 7.906. I can’t believe it.
BTW my name is also Stefano, when I saw that I thought I’d won :’-(


Uh, “Independence Day” was directed by Roland Emmerich. Andrew Davis directed “The Fugitive”…

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