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Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:03 am

A kid on the gamespot forums was bragging to members about how he has an Xbox 360 because his stepdad works for Microsoft. Of course, the members jumped on him like nothing else. In the end it turns out that he was right, and to prove it he took pictures of the console and posted them on the internet:

http://www.360hacker.net/articles/07...05/first-xbox-360-seen-in-the-wild

so now it looks like the smart-ass violated Microsoft's NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and will cost his stepdad a job at Microsoft. Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:14 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Thread starter):
Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?

NO!!!

That's an EXTREMELY unenviable position to be in.

The only points of interest are A) If the father signed the NDA, does it have a clause about how to treat family members (IE don't even share with them)? If so, fry/Fu¢k him(the dad) for letting the little shit have access to it. B) If the NDA states that he can have the game and share it with his family, and the son never signed the NDA, then it's time to get a lawyer and fight for AT least his job back!!!
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:17 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Thread starter):
Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?

I can imagine the belt coming out................
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:53 am

Why does this break any NDA? Don't we already know what the XBox 360 looks like?
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:02 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Thread starter):

so now it looks like the smart-ass violated Microsoft's NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) and will cost his stepdad a job at Microsoft. Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/18/news_6129378.html

The kid DID, however have permission from his stepfather.
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:49 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Thread starter):
Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?

"I never should have married that bitch. I knew her and that damn boy would be the end of me."  banghead 
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:58 am

Two words: Retro-active abortion.

This is why I'll never have kids.
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:55 am

Ive seen the photos and that kid is def. a slacker, he deserves 2 days with the gymp on the basement....  Smile but then again, why punish the gymp?
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:58 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Thread starter):
Anyone want to guess what's going through that dad's mind?

Hunting Accident!!!  crazy 
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:43 pm

Phew...lots of replies about this. But it seems it's a fake. Pointers: 1. no ligths on the console, most likely a dummy. 2. cables seem to go straight under the pillow (hiding an XBOX maybe?), then come back out at a strange angle. 3. White cable in the back of the TV could come from a VCR just showing the XBOX 360 demo.
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:36 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 9):
Phew...lots of replies about this. But it seems it's a fake. Pointers: 1. no ligths on the console, most likely a dummy. 2. cables seem to go straight under the pillow (hiding an XBOX maybe?), then come back out at a strange angle. 3. White cable in the back of the TV could come from a VCR just showing the XBOX 360 demo.

Good eye KaiGywer It is fake........read post #44 from the original link. Part of post #44 says "He is now telling everyone that it was photoshopped… or that it’s a modded ps2. He didn’t quite make up his mind yet. Basically he’s just trying to cover his ass and failing miserably".
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:36 pm

Hard to tell if it is real or not...

But if it was...What a dumb ass. That's all I can say.
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:42 pm

Good eye KaiGywer It is fake........read post #44 from the original link. Part of post #44 says "He is now telling everyone that it was photoshopped… or that it’s a modded ps2. He didn’t quite make up his mind yet. Basically he’s just trying to cover his ass and failing miserably".

That doesn't prove that it's a fake, it just proves that the kid is trying to cover his ass.

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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:27 pm

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 12):
That doesn't prove that it's a fake, it just proves that the kid is trying to cover his ass.

Exactly
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:37 pm

I've done beta testing for a few different companies, and depending on the company, the NDA may or may not include direct family. I know when I did testing for 3Com hardware, if you said shit to anyone, your off the beta, period. Same goes with some MS software(Longhorn), while some are less constricting (MSN Beta). I have been tempted numerous times to break my NDAs, but so far so good. Heres an example of one of my NDA's:

Quote:
1. Subject to the terms contained herein:
a) This AGREEMENT shall be COMPLETELY in effect from the date written above, and will REMAIN in effect until otherwise, unless notified by either party to the other giving 30 days notice IN WRITING. b) If the BETA TESTER chooses to leave or is asked to leave for any reason, this AGREEMENT remains valid under all circumstances pertaining to all software and all trade secrets.
2. BETA TESTERS signature below constitutes his or her acceptance of the terms of this AGREEMENT and is a representation and warranty:
a) That the BETA TESTERS agrees fully with all items laid out in this AGREEMENT.
3. DISTRIBUTOR represents and warrants that it has the right to enter into this AGREEMENT.
4. It is understood and hereby acknowledged by the DISTRIBUTOR and BETA TESTER that, in the course of normal business dealings, each party will learn or obtain information and knowledge about the other party that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Accordingly, both parties agree that all marketing, strategy, communications, information, software code, and technology that is shared between the parties shall be treated as highly confidential and shall not be revealed to any third party without the expressed written permission of the DISTRIBUTOR.
5. It is understood and agreed by both parties that this AGREEMENT is to be the sole AGREEMENT between the parties. This AGREEMENT supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, both oral and written, and is the only document upon which the parties may rely to enforce their rights pursuant to the granting of the rights described herein.
6. The BETA TESTER agrees that the DISTRIBUTOR has the right to modify this AGREEMENT at anytime.
7. Clauses 1b, 2, 3, and 4 shall survive termination of this AGREEMENT for whatever reason.
8. This AGREEMENT shall be governed by and shall be construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United States of America, and the State of Wisconsin. Furthermore, the parties acknowledge and agree that proper venue and jurisdiction shall lie in appropriate courts in the United States of America, and the State of xxx, in the City of xxx, if the need should ever arise.

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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:11 pm

I asked someone who works at Microsoft about this and here's what he said.

1. It does seem to be a real XBox 360.
2. The dad appears to work in a Northern California location, not Redmond as was discussed in the thread.
3. Unless the kid revealed something that had not yet been disclosed, the dad wouldn't get fired. The example I was given is as follows: If MS had not announced that the XBox 360 had backward compatability, and the kid posted a photo of him playing Halo 2, this would be an issue. Or if the kid had posted a photo of Halo 3.
4. My contact had never heard of the dad's supposed job title.

So final conclusion: It probably is a real XBox 360, and the dad probably won't get fired.
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:00 pm

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 6):
This is why I'll never have kids.

Sure. The fact that no female of any species will sleep with you is just an unfortunate coincidence... Big grin
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:59 pm

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 6):
This is why I'll never have kids.

Though I think you are smart enough (IIRC) I'm glad you are not contributing to the drain of our resources like I did  Smile

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 8):
Hunting Accident!!!

Brilliant!!!

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 10):
Good eye KaiGywer It is fake........read post #44 from the original link. Part of post #44 says "He is now telling everyone that it was photoshopped… or that it’s a modded ps2. He didn’t quite make up his mind yet. Basically he’s just trying to cover his ass and failing miserably".

So this whole thread is a sham?

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 15):
So final conclusion: It probably is a real XBox 360, and the dad probably won't get fired.

It is a $#@%#$@!ing SHAM!!!  hissyfit 

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
Sure. The fact that no female of any species will sleep with you is just an unfortunate coincidence...

 Yeah sure
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RE: Stupid Kid With An Xbox 360 Gets Dad Fired

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:19 pm

Part of the blame goes with the arrogant, rude people on Xbox who chewed him all over for it.
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