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TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« on: July 01, 2010, 10:10:23 am »
Kindermoumounte brought to my attention an occurrence that happened in November 2008.  He found this article on TI-Bank:
http://ti.bank.free.fr/index.php?mod=news&ac=commentaires&id=830

Here's the original article: (in English)
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/27665822

Basically a 22 year old collage student ran into a mugger and after a brief exchange the mugger fired a shot at her from a distance of 4 feet.  She apparently swung her purse at just the right moment to catch the .38 bullet with her friend's calculator, an umbrella, and a sunglasses case.  Here's a pic of the obliterated calc:


Isn't it incredible what a calc can do... ;D
« Last Edit: July 01, 2010, 05:26:34 pm by ztrumpet »

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 10:12:08 am »
hehe incredible sure =D
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 10:36:41 am »
LOOOOOOOOOOL </spam>


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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 05:23:04 pm »
Wow. Just wow o.o

I still feel bad for that girl, though. I wouldn't want to be attacked by someone like this
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 05:36:16 pm »
If her friend got made at her for damage to the calculator, that would absolutely stink

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 05:37:28 pm »
If her friend got made at her for damage to the calculator, that would absolutely stink
The article says:
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The friend who loaned Pittenger the calculator said she need not buy a replacement.

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 05:38:58 pm »
If her friend got made at her for damage to the calculator, that would absolutely stink
The article says:
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The friend who loaned Pittenger the calculator said she need not buy a replacement.

I missed that part.  Good good :)
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 01:18:41 am »
Calculators, not just for math anymore. ;)

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 01:45:37 am »
Nor games/dev :P
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2010, 10:10:51 am »
Poor calculator... :P
Interesting find, anyway. :)
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2010, 10:10:33 am »
Calculators are surely powerful. :o
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2010, 04:35:47 pm »
TI calculators have to be made of some sort of plastic titanium. Mine has been thrown into a wall and dropped several times, but the only visible damage is a missing rubber stopper.
A bullet must be the only way to physically break them. :o

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2010, 04:37:41 pm »
Mine seems rather un-durable :( dropping it onto the carpet once gave me a Ram Clear x.x Good thing it never had to protect me from a bullet :O

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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010, 04:40:20 pm »
That's probably b/c the batteries came out :P
But yeah, they're pretty durable. I've dropped mine several times with the only damage being a small scratch on the case. (And that was from something else, IIRC)
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Re: TI-83 Plus Saves Student from Bullet
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2010, 04:41:09 pm »
the durability is probably inconsistent (like everything they make :P) iv'e had a lot more trouble with my 84+se than my 83