17'' MBP Doubles As A Riot Sheild

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  1. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Don't get me wrong I love my 17'' MBP when you have it closed it looks so sexy so long and yet not that wide then when you open it the true (bohemith)-not sure on the spelling-comes out. This is a big "notebook" not laptop because that hot Aluminium should not be put near ceartin places. However it works very nicley on a desk and is very easy to type on, not to mention that it keeps my hands warm.

    Truly this computer could be used to protect one from an oncoming bullet should the sitaution arise, it is big so just duck behind it and hope they dont want to damage the mac ;):p :D :p ;)
     
  2. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    As I understand it, aluminum is a soft metal. It's not a suitable shield from a bullet :p
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    As celebrian23 has said, I don't think that the MacBook Pro is bullet resistant. If someone shoots at you and you use your MBP as a shield, the bullet may continue on a little farther than you would like.
     
  4. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    2010 will see the new kevlar macbook pro! precisely engineered for protecting you from bullets at any time. it just works.

    just you wait!

    S
     
  5. Josias macrumors 68000

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    It says on Apple site though, that the MacBooks plastic is made from the same material used in bulletproof glass. I wouldn't test this on my own MB, but if a willing MB owner will atempt to prove, I'd like to watch...:D
     
  6. RichP macrumors 68000

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    haha..that doesnt make it bulletproof though :D it would have to be thick as, um, a Dell..
     
  7. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Bullet-proof glass, as well as other security items, are usually built by layers, with one thin, resistent material sandwiched between thick, more fragile material. It's marked at the point of impact of a bullet (spider-web-style), but doesn't shatter, so that the protection is still there after the impact.

    My point: if one MB is not enought, stack a couple of them together !

    NB: The MB being a notebook, on the desk, what about your legs? iPods on the ankles?
     
  8. lexus macrumors 68000

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    What if the bullet went through the Hard Drive....i hear it is pretty thick..
     
  10. savar macrumors 68000

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    actually the kevlar wont be built in to the computer; the computer will be built into the kevlar
     
  11. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    HAHAHA i'm going along with this
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I know that is what Apple.com has to say about it, but I for one would not be willing to test this feature. :)
     
  13. louiek macrumors 6502

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    Tying a couple of threads together here, if Apple do partner with Nintendo, could you play Zelda using the wii-mote as a sword, strap your powerbook to your arm (maybe with those ipod armband thingies) and wirelessly send the sudden motion sensor data to use it as a shield?
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, I don't think that will work louiek. ;)
     
  15. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    :D Im game.
     
  16. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    At least, they could propose a bundle package, like these "Gamecube+DK Congas", which would be then: Wii + MB + iPod armbands + Link's green hat. Very trendy.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Remember, there are different levels to bulletproof capability. Unlike Hollywood portraits in their movies.

    Let me put it another way. It may stop one bullet. But the next one goes right through.

    Being bulletproof all depends on many things.
     
  18. Arnaud macrumors 6502

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    Didn't they say the Titanium used for the last Powerbook was the same as the one for space aircrafts ? (Obviously, one component of said aircrafts...)

    Anyhow, maybe we could use them to fix-up patches of faulty space shuttles...

    Hey, that's a way to go for recycling these machines in a couple of years: say, a car made only of discarded MBs and TiPBs ! (Luckily enough, you can run iTunes on at least one of them...)
     
  19. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    ... with the amount of heat the MBP's seem able to handle, there is no doubt in my mind that they could be used to patch the shuttle. :cool:
     
  20. bbrosemer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone else say future heat sheild on the shuttle ;) 200 old Powerbooks....
     
  21. swano macrumors member

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    iFlack
     
  22. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    True. And also, I'm not so sure that even the makers of the "glass" (plastic) would call them "bulletproof". I think it's more like "bulletresistant". There are many types of bullets and many types of "glass" that what works under one set of conditions might not necessarily work under another.

    But if someone is willing to experiment, be my guest. I'm just not volunteering any of my stuff.
     
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  24. bbrosemer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really think I am beginning to understand what the gov't spends all of our tax money on...bulletproof armor made from Mac's .... :) :)
     
  25. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    But the TiBooks can. 1mm of titanium can stop some bullets:D
     

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