iPod takes a bullet, saves soldier's life

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  1. lookout
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    Source 2:
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  2. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Amazing. Make bullet vests out of Ipods and PSPs
     
  3. .TakaM

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    cool, i remember seeing tons of pics of soldiers playing GBA, DS's and psps

    whats next
     
  4. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    This would be more impressive if the guy had not been wearing an armor vest, and the bullet had not passed through the ipod and kept on going. As it is, it seems like the ipod was just another casualty.
     
  5. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    RIP Ipod... Oh the horrors of war... *extreme sarcasm*
     
  6. .TakaM

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    man... I bet that ipod would go for a lot on ebay
     
  7. OSW

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    thats stupid. anything hardish (ipods have a metal back don't they?) would have the same effect. and it only slowed it down, probably not by much.
     
  8. 4saken

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    The Ipod isn't exactly tough. Dropping it might not hurt, but it'll still put dents and whatnot into the metal back
     
  9. Westside

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    Man, gotta take one of these with me when I go to Afghanistan. [​IMG]
     
  10. lookout
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    The XBOX
     
  11. .TakaM

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    fuck.. xbox could stop a round
     
  12. RayorDragonFall

    RayorDragonFall I see you've played knifey-spoony before.

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    iPods are the new "bullet-proof" bibles.
     
  13. GexX2

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    xbox would prolly deflect the round back into the shooters knee. My friend hit m in the head with one before. Knocked me to the ground, lol.
     
  14. lookout
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    must wear one of those... [​IMG]
     
  15. Harsky

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    Didn't they try something like this on Mythbusters? Granted they were testing zippo lighters and bibles and none of them stopped the bullet
     
  16. Veho

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    If the Xbox360 could deflect a round, think what a PS3 could do [​IMG]
    Protect from armour-piercing rounds? Protect from SCUD rockets? Shield you from radiation [​IMG]
     
  17. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    At least the military would actually be able to afford to equip all their soldiers with PS3s

    Then again, they dont have a shiny metal backplate huh?
     
  18. [M]artin

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    Allegedly, the soilder recently came out an told the REAL story. Something about the iPod didn't save his life, it just told him he was shot or something. Tried looking for a link but the site was down. It's floating around on Digg if you wanna give it try...
     
  19. dice

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    they can kill too [​IMG]
     
  20. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    Since when has HP had anything to do with iPods??

    My old 3rd gen iPod and my video iPod have no HP marks on it