MacBook Pro saves life - stops bullet

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ron1004, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Guda.FL macrumors 6502


    Sep 23, 2015
    To be correct, almost all sites are publishing "man says macbookpro saved his life" just shows the lemmingness of the tech community to research. He did not mention the macbook once in any of his interviews...i listed to his talk live on tv. Just showed the picture he took.

    Just wanted to correct now, that im starting to experience piss poor headlines and stories which are modifed as they move from one source to the next.
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    You're only just now starting to experience this?
  3. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Another pro for the 2015 model!! Thicker laptop saves lives :)
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Apple ought to do the right thing, and present him with a new one.
    Good publicity!
  5. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
    It's not just the tech community or tech topics. It's best to be cautious about any story and to check multiple, disparate sources. Distortion may seem to be more prevalent in today's media and people, likely because of the quantity of sources, but it's always been the case.
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Did you view the video linked in the OP? The man clearly states the MacBook Pro saved his life.
  7. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Agree 100%, and thank goodness it wasn't one of those other ones made out of mostly plastic!
  8. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    Cool. I advise you not to believe everything you see on TV though.
  9. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    Fake news comes from all over the's hard to trust much of anything these days.

    That being said, thick laptops can come in handy for something!
  10. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2012
    It cant stop a bullet but can stop a ricochet which i think it was for real
  11. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    To pretend that the bullet failed to hit him is because it was an Apple product rather than any other laptop or even a nice thick book is laughably stupid fanboyism.
  12. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    It did still stop a bullet, though. :D

    Would it stop a direct hit? Debatable. It's possible that this was a direct hit too; I highly doubt that anyone can say for sure that it was a's clear that he wasn't looking at the gunman and seeing what was going on if he was face down on the floor like a tortoise.

    --- Post Merged, Jan 7, 2017 ---
    It is possible that the bullet was better stopped thanks to the density of the interior and strength of the aluminum build...a plastic laptop might now have done quite so well at decelerating the bullet.

    That being said, it hit the computer longways, which added a LOT of extra space and components for the bullet to slow down.
  13. protoxx macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2013
    Equally possible that a non-aluminum case would of done as well or better. Not to mention the number of carbon fiber or titanium laptop cases. There are also lots of other laptops with aluminum cases. Do you have a study determining the interior density of a variety of laptops and how that compared to the energies of typical pistol and rifle rounds?

    The person was just plain lucky. And others were not so lucky.

    I'm sure you go go over to youtube and waste hours of time of people shooting a wide variety of things including laptops and phones.
  14. raqball Suspended

    Sep 11, 2016
    Use a tragedy as a public stunt? I sure hope Apple does nothing of the sort! Now if they want to quietly and without fanfare give him a new one then kewl and I agree that they should do that...
  15. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

    Jan 1, 2011
    What up, 212?!
    There's no denying there's an element of luck, either good or bad, in yesterday's tragic events.

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