Monday, February 26th 2007

Macs Can Survive being Shot

If you’re a Mac user and worried about your beautiful new MacBook Pro getting shot in the streets, then you will be pleased to hear that you shouldn’t have a problem. In a rather bizarre event in Brazil, a mugging victim managed to protect himself from being shot by letting his MacBook Pro come between himself and the bullet. Fortunately for him, it worked a treat – but unfortunately for Mac haters, the laptop also survived. Despite a nice hole in the front of the notebook, the machine still functions (to a certain extent at least), but it is not recommended that you try this at home. Perhaps they could integrate that into the next Mac vs PC advert?

Source: Engadget
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25 Comments on Macs Can Survive being Shot

#1
zekrahminator
McLovin
You're taking all the good stories, leave some for me! :roll: (just kidding, you're doing a fine job).
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#2
Jimmy 2004
by: zekrahminator
You're taking all the good stories, leave some for me! :roll: (just kidding, you're doing a fine job).
Lol, but I've been missing out on most of the good stories for about a week now :D

Admittedly this is the type of story you normally post, but I got there first this time :p
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#3
Completely Bonkers
If this had been a SONY... the mugged victim should have given the robbers the laptop without a fight... then BLOWN THEM UP via remote battery. :roll:
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#4
mysticjon
okay first of all, if i were the person who got shot and had the mac book pro in this case shield it..wouldnt the bulltet hole be located somewhere on the screen or possibly under the mac book pro?? from this picture the marking from the bullet is quite noticible where the screen folds down...so with that said, im impressed with the person shielding the bullet from smaller surface area such as the thickness of the mac book pro lol rather than covering his head with screen part lol....
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#5
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: mysticjon
okay first of all, if i were the person who got shot and had the mac book pro in this case shield it..wouldnt the bulltet hole be located somewhere on the screen or possibly under the mac book pro?? from this picture the marking from the bullet is quite noticible where the screen folds down...so with that said, im impressed with the person shielding the bullet from smaller surface area such as the thickness of the mac book pro lol rather than covering his head with screen part lol....
yea, that's true
maybe it's fake?
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#6
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
Remember when the HP server was shot with a 50 cal rifle... that was cool. And it worked.
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#7
mysticjon
by: PVTCaboose1337
Remember when the HP server was shot with a 50 cal rifle... that was cool. And it worked.
hahhaa
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#8
mysticjon
another point to bring up, how would it even be possible for a bullet not to go through a mac book pro?? a bullet can easily go through many layers of a car door and end up having a dead person behind the car door....and thats NOT at point blank range either....so ur saying a mac book pro with a thin layer of plastic with computer parts inside protected him?? and on top of that a mugger is usually at within 2-4 feet away from u.....if a gun 50 feet away can shoot through a car door in a shoot out and kill a person.. the explain how a gun cant go through a mac book pro within 2-4 feet away from u?? from the pic that is represented as the example, there was barely a scratch
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#9
zekrahminator
McLovin
I think there's a difference between a sniper rifle, a .44, a .38, a 9mm, and the .22 that the mugger prolly used ;).
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#10
mysticjon
well first off yeah thats true, 50 feet is roughly about 2 streets wide give or yake why would u need a sniper rifle lol
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#11
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: mysticjon
why would u need a sniper rifle lol
Simple, sniper rifles do more damage :p (kidding, I was only putting it in there for example...a sniper can certainly kill someone that's only using a car door as armor).
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#13
mysticjon
but my point is this is BIzzare lol,
macs suck end of story
they think they can booste there sales with a story like this

its similar to MS having a cause to donate money to the katrina victims lol
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#14
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: zekrahminator
I think there's a difference between a sniper rifle, a .44, a .38, a 9mm, and the .22 that the mugger prolly used ;).
.50 cal armor piercing vs. Macbook... :D LOL the macbook will win? Not likely.
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#15
Thermopylae_480
If it really happened it's pure luck. A bunch of factors must have come into play to allow this to occur, and you would probably have a lot of trouble duplicating this if you wanted to.
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#16
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
maybe with a 22 not with a 45
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#17
InfDamarvel
50cent got famous off a being shot because they commercialized it. Now I see apple taking a bullet in one of their stupid commercials saying. "Hey PC, if you shoot you, will you still run".
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#18
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: InfDamarvel
50cent got famous off a being shot because they commercialized it. Now I see apple taking a bullet in one of their stupid commercials saying. "Hey PC, if you shoot you, will you still run".
Haven't you seen the new PC tough book commercial where a laptop could take a bullet?
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Good Lord, this is ridiculous. I dont think many folks will rush out to buy a macbook to substitute a bullet proof vest.
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#20
Jimmy 2004
Well the other week I spotted a laptop that had been with a soldier in Iraq which got shot in the lid, and the bullet didn't go through. I don't know much about that one, I'm guessing it's at a longer range, but if a laptop can stop a bullet going through it in the thinnest direction, then this could be possible. Very lucky admittedly, but possible.
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#21
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: InfDamarvel
50cent got famous off a being shot because they commercialized it. Now I see apple taking a bullet in one of their stupid commercials saying. "Hey PC, if you shoot you, will you still run".
and he still sucks ass doing his job (whatever that is, some call it singing) so a mac won't be any better :)
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#22
evil bill
by: russianboy
Microsoft donated big $$$ to the hurricane Katrina area, even though the incident has been over a long time. They are doing this for a dual purpose, donating the actual money and more importantly: GETTING RECOGNIZED for it. If they did not care about the publicity, they would have done it privately. .
Whilst I don't doubt you are correct in their motives, I think you will find it is nigh on impossible for a company like MS to donate large amounts of money to anything privately. Transactions such as these are tax deductible and will therefore appear in the companies financial accounts.

People always trawl through these reports for a story so it would have come out one way or another. If they had kept quiet about it, when the story broke it would have been run as some sort of conspiracy theory (MS Secret Funds To Gulf States!!!)

The Mac story - its the modern day "The Bible saved my life" story where a soldier get shot in the chest but the bullet stops at the last page of his pocket bible. (Im not suggesting Steve Jobs is God)
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#23
Dippyskoodlez
by: russianboy
Notice the mac in the background?

This is a most likely fanboi, he prolly shot it @ the front w/ a BB gun, where no "necessary" parts are located.
The battery stopped the bullet.

I'm amazed it dodged his ram.. probably milimeters away.

And chances are, if you own and like 1 mac, you're gonna have more than 1.

Just a trend I've noticed from people that have them... Never a single mac, owner.
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#24
Scavar
I owned a single Mac. I remember when I first got my iBook G4 reading about the carbinite they make the casing with, and I thought to myself that if worse came to worse I would use it to try and block a bullet.

Now toughbooks, those are tough. Ive actually taken a hammer one....it was messed up afterwards(really old toughbook by the way, I found it in a dumpster....dont ask)

It turned on....sort of worked.....I would imgaine the newer ones could survive a lot more then a 9mm or .22 pistol round.
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#25
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
not a macbook or a computer for that instance but an olds Aurora was beaten w/ pick axes and rolled over and it still ran (after being rolled back over)

full story http://www.caranddriver.com/features/12174/beaters-rule-the-24-hours-of-lemons.html



by: C&D
The C/D crew spends the first few hours playing musical drivers, giving everyone a chance to be nauseous before dinner. We flirt with fourth place, but then the engine temperature soars to 250 degrees, and we back off the pace. Under Robinson’s merciless foot, the mighty V-8 begins to miss. We discover it makes considerably less power as a V-7.
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