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Microsoft Stone

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by JonnyMX, May 17, 2006.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    This is a good one.
    We had a little box through the post the other day with the Microsoft logo on it. It was about 12cm square and 5cm deep.

    On the lid it says 'let's beat the cheats'.

    Neatly packaged inside is a stone. Quite a big one. Like the sort of thing that you pick up on Brighton beach.

    Underneath the stone it says 'leave them no where to hide' (no stone unturned etc, geddit). There was also a nice leaflet informing me that Microsoft (what, all of them?) would be visiting Cardiff (dodgy mailmerge) and warning about the risks of piracy. I assume they mean software, after all, we are all aware of the risks of swinging off the rigging with a rusty cutlass in our teeth.

    At first, I was quite alarmed. I figured it was practically posting an offensive weapon, or waking up with a horse's head in your bed. What is phase two of the campaign, a bick through the window with a Microsoft business card stuck to it saying 'we're here...'

    But then, when I calmed down, I thought - they are sending stones in the post. Are they MAD?

    Did anyone else get one, or are they just picking on me?
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    This has been reported in quite a few places now - so it isn't just you...... :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I got one! :biggrin

    What a complete waste of postage and packaging! :biggrin
     
  4. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    stones thru the post? :eek: whatever next? hmmm lets see....mud?
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Here's my stone! :biggrin
     

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  6. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Bet that ain't a real stone,it looks like a copy to me..
     
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  7. zimbo
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    whats the point behind the stone? am i missing something here? :blink

    EDIT: hmm click here
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    'Leave no stone unturned' in the hunt for pirates.

    My stone is bigger than Simon's! Yay.

    I'm waiting for a patch to be released for it. SP2 for igneous rock formations.
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    From Zimbo's link:

    Classic! :biggrin
     
  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    hmmm, this is interesting...
     
  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    He'll be the spotty faced 14 year old on the street corner with a dodgy looking suitcase on legs.

    I'm jealous. I want to get stoned too.
     
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  12. Tyler D

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    This is just so comical :p

    I wonder who had the pleasure of trawling the beaches looking for the ideal stones??
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    is this MS's way of whistle blowing?
     
  14. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I got a copy of Stone off some bloke down the Barra's earlier - anyone got a crack they can lend me ? :tune
     
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  15. wizard

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    I'll wait for the Microsoft Brick to come out :D
     
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  16. juice142

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    Stoned? :blink

    J.
     
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  17. JonnyMX

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    I might have a dodgy stone...
    Hard to say.
    It feels smooth, but looks the same as any other stone.
    It just costs a bit more...
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    Sob, no stones here, not even on the beaches :(

    Maybe I will get mine in the next action pack :rolleyes:
     
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  19. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Just lovely, sandy beaches with clear water :thumbleft
     
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  20. nugget
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    You might need a brute force cracker for that one Jak.
     
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