Border security guards kill -- literally kill -- a MacBook

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  1. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    RIP MBP:( :(
    Full article here
     

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  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    ALWAYS backup a your mac before you leave the country your macbook could be killed!

    Source Engadget

    Young American woman travels over to Jerusalem to meet some friends, see the sights, live the life. Overzealous border security officers ask her a bunch of questions, take issue with her answers, and a few well-placed bullets later she is allowed entry into the country with a somewhat altered MacBook in tow. So what can we all learn from this incident? Firstly, back up all the data you consider important; B, Israeli policemen don't mess about; and 3, distressed laptops look gorgeous no matter how they got there -- just look at the way the glass trackpad has wrinkled up from the force of the bullet penetrating near it, it's a borderline work of art. The young lady in question has been promised compensation, but lest you think this is a one one-off you can see pictures of an equally dead Dell at the Flickr link below. We've got a couple more close-ups of the ravaged MacBook after the break.

    P.S. - As always, we encourage a discussion. A sensitive, intellectual, worldly discussion. If you can't infer what it is we're asking of our dear readers tempted to intone on this matter, then please skip commenting on this thread, mkay?

    Check out the attached pictures wonder if it on tape?:confused:
     

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  4. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    I bet the MacBook Pro would have handled it better.
     
  5. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    Read the comments, seems to have been an unattended bag. Still quite an over reaction, especially if someone (as she did) claimed the bag.

    Intelligent border guard? Suspicious package, tell you what I'll shoot it just in case it's a bomb.
     
  6. pukifloyd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you think apple would cover it?:rolleyes:
     
  7. localoid macrumors 68020

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    "Killing" an inanimate object is just wrong (on many levels).
     
  8. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    *cue that "Die Mother(INSERTSWEARHERE)er" song*
     
  9. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Apologies if this has been posted, I have searched.

    http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/im-sorry-but-we-blew-up-your-laptop-welcome-to-israel/

    Just a MB ;)

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  10. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    No, but I do think they would cover your sarcasm-o-meter. ;)
     
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    So, does this qualify for an out of warranty replacement? :confused:





    :)
     
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    lol... I like the warning that was announced overhead as well..:rolleyes:
     
  14. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

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    well.....

    now we know to hold our aluminum macbooks out in front of us if we are getting shot at.......
     
  15. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Is that a picture/sticker of Elektra in the bottom right hand corner? If so then I am very disappointed as she should be able to easily deflect the bullets with her ninja skills. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. red42 macrumors regular

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    Its cos Israel hates Syria. Steve Jobs has Syrian blood.
     
  18. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    What an idiot. On 2 points:

    1. No Time Machine backup back home?
    2. Giving attitude to Israeli border guards - BIG MISTAKE!!!! :eek:
     
  19. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Shocked it took this long, considering how long that's been floating on the interwebs.
     
  20. A.list.face macrumors newbie

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    Well, somebody had to post it.
     
  21. Skengman macrumors member

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    .....

    Yeah, somebody...
     

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