MacBook Pro Saves Man’s Life After By Blocking A Bullet

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Here’s one where someone lucked out in an unfortunate event. During the Ft. Lauderdale shooting, one guy’s MacBook managed to deflect a 9mm bullet.

    “The backpack saved my life,” Steve Frappier said, speaking on CNN’s AC360. “I dropped and the backpack was still on my back and I was turned in such a way where that at one point when the shooter shot toward my direction … there was a bullet that ricocheted.” “I felt something hit my back,” he said speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “It was only later when I went to the bathroom to check myself out that the bullet had entered my backpack, hit my laptop and then later when I gave my backpack over to the FBI for investigation they found the bullet in the pocket of my backpack.”
     
  2. bucket

    bucket [H]ard|Gawd

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    Was the exact model of laptop that relevant?
     
  3. mynamehere

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    Next new Apple ad "The Apple AC300 is BULLET PROOF".
     
  4. Jim Kim

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    For the inflated price of a mac, it should have returned fire.
     
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    pxc [H]ard as it Gets

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    It's probably useful to mention the model since many people know that MacBooks use metal cases, and it makes understanding how a laptop can stop a bullet easier. I know this Samsung laptop I'm using right now would have contributed to the shrapnel in my body if I were wearing a backpack with it inside when shot. :p
     
  6. JosiahBradley

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    Imagine if the laptop were thicker, it could have stopped a BMG round!!
     
  7. Hades16x

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    Apple shouldn't (won't) spin this as a PR thing.
    I'm glad *something* saved another life.

    He shouldn't have been a target to begin with.
     
  8. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

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    He was aiming for the MacBook.
     
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  9. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    No one else was confused by the article title??
     
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    Well played sir well played.
     
  11. XenIneX

    XenIneX Gawd

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    The courage to remove the headphone jack... to make room for the thinnest TASER in the industry.

    Jony Ive waxing loquacious against a white background about the careful materials selection and intricate machining needed to produce the elegant electrodes...
    I dunno, it could be done tastefully. Comp the guy a free replacement and offer to transfer his data for free (assuming the HDD isn't destroyed). No press release; just wait for the guy to post on social media, and let the cheap PR roll in. Not to mention, it'd be the cool thing to do.
     
  12. Ducman69

    Ducman69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You have to take into account Apple culture though. Their fanbase generally doesn't like to bring a spotlight on militant Islamism, as the topic is uncomfortable, so they will distance themselves from associating with anything controversial. It'd be like if a cop's iPhone saved him from a BLM shooter. Won't touch it with a ten foot pole.
     
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  13. XenIneX

    XenIneX Gawd

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    Oh, for fuck's sake...
     
  14. MartinX

    MartinX One Hour Martinizing While You Wait

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    The MacBook and MacBook Air are only rated to stop .32 and up to 00buck, they need to be clear for liability reasons
     
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    prime2515102 [H]ard|Gawd

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    After what?
     
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    That guy would be jailed in Illinois for wearing body armor.
     
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  18. Darunion

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    Not very courageous or innovative, phones have already been doing this for years.