Subject: Re: Apple fires iPhone X engineer after idiot "LOOK @ME!" daughter'shands-on video goes viral
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Apple fires iPhone X engineer after idiot "LOOK @ME!" daughters
hands-on video goes viral
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:24:09 -0500
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On 11/7/2017 1:06 PM, Tony Cooper wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:44:38 -0800, Savageduck
> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Nov 7, 2017, nospam wrote
>> (in article<071120170952022218%nospam@nospam.invalid>):
>>
>>> In article<0001HW.1FB18B000008A2B170000C23F2CF@news.giganews.com>,
>>> Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
>>>
>>>>>>> I like the Youtube videos where they shoot iPhones with .50 caliber
>>>>>>> rifles.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> A .50 BMG hitting any phone, iPhone or Android is without question, going
>>>>>> to destroy it.
>>>>>
>>>>> unless you have one of these:
>>>>>
>>>>> <https://newatlas.com/bulletproof-iphone-case-marudai/22195/>
>>>>> The armored case features an inch of solid steel embedded in the
>>>>> back, which is what gives the phone cover its bulletproof ability. To
>>>>> attach the case, the phone has to literally be bolted in using an
>>>>> Allen wrench. Marudai also claim that a bullet hitting one of the
>>>>> bolts will still leave your iPhone undamaged. But while the back of
>>>>> the case is solidly protected, the front screen is still completely
>>>>> uncovered so the phone's touchscreen can still be used.
>>>>
>>>> The first question is; why would anybody carry a 4.5 Lb phone?
>>>
>>> to protect against bullets. obviously.
>>
>> Other than in a tactical situation, I just never thought of a phone of any
>> type, as a primary target for a shooter using any caliber weapon.
>>>
>>> and it wasn't all that long ago when phones weighed more than that, and
>>> without being able to stop a bullet:
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Bag_Phone>
>>
>> Yup! My old Nokia brick wasn’t exactly a lightweight.
> 
> My first mobile phone was hard-wired in the car.  The second was a bag
> phone.  Then, a Motorola "brick".  A second battery had to be
> available because the brick wouldn't always hold a charge for a full
> day.  The claimed talk-time was 30 minutes, but that was greatly
> exaggerated.  I didn't have a in-car charging system that plugged into
> the cigar lighter.  I don't think they were available then, but I
> might be wrong.
> 


IIRC mine sat in a transmission and charging unit, in my car.

-- 
PeterN