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Israeli Security Opens Fire on a MacBook. Thrice.

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 13 comments

The Israeli border security didn't take too kindly to Apple's latest notebook, firing three rounds into the unibody MacBook.

Most of us here love our computers and also love to blow things up. Just ask Chris Angelini with his exploits around CPUs and firearms. Things, however, weren't so funny for Lily Sussman, who blogged on her Wordpress account about a run in she had on her way through the Israeli border.

While it's standard practice these days for border patrol to scan through a traveler's luggage, discharging a firearm three times into a bag containing a laptop isn't an action that seems good for security control.

An announcement played over the sound system, interrupting my break in the sunshine. First in Hebrew, then Arabic, then in English. It was something along the lines of, ” do not to be alarmed by gunshots because the Israeli security needs to blow up suspicious passanger luggage.”

I went inside to check on my bag. I had left it unattended, where they instructed. It was still there so I went back outside.

Moments later a man came outside and introduced himself as the manager on duty. And then, “I’m sorry but we had to blow up your laptop. “

What….all my client case notes and testimony, writing, pictures, music and applications. Years of work. NO!!!! What?? Are you insane?? What were you thinking? THAT’S ALL MY WORK!?

After much yelling, crying and frantic phone dialing (don’t be alarmed if I called you repeatedly this morning), he took me outside to see the wreckage. It turned out it hadn’t been quite blown up, but rather shot through with three bullets. We were able to extract the hard drive, seemingly unscaved. Thank goodness…

Here are some other pictures of the damage to the Unibody MacBook.

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    N19h7M4r3 , 16 December 2009 03:37
    Just in case anyone didn't notice... Unibody MacBook aren't bullet proof so dont take one to a firefight xD
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    ukcal , 16 December 2009 05:19
    This made me smile. Not at her misfortune, that is, i just like the sound of Macs getting shot :D 
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    cj_online , 16 December 2009 12:36
    ^ haha
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    yaamann , 16 December 2009 14:18
    hahaha jepikaijey mazaf*&rs
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    Herr_Koos , 16 December 2009 16:11
    They had to shoot it three times just to be sure... :D 
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    metatasian , 16 December 2009 16:18
    Silly woman, we all know that if she had a PC laptop this wouldnt have happened! Maybe she's learned her lesson now
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    AW-Levi , 16 December 2009 17:05
    Brutality at it's finest...
    I bet PC users would see more of such.
    In any case, its not a laughing matter since it could have happened to a HP or ASUS, or other.
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    metatasian , 16 December 2009 17:23
    He should have said "I'm as PC" as he pumped three rounds into it
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    metatasian , 16 December 2009 17:24
    "i'm a PC" i mean, typo
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    flaminggerbil , 16 December 2009 18:10
    "is it dead yet?"
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    Anonymous , 16 December 2009 18:40
    LOL.. "I'm as PC" typo? sounds like a PC, a MAC would have gotten it right!

    *Grinz* btw.. I'm a PC owner... and it feels like if someone would call the support with that computer (if it would have been a pc) they would say - "Have you tried to reboot it?"
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    Anonymous , 16 December 2009 19:20
    Sidenote: Bloody Israelis. They should stop with that extremist crap. Nobody likes them anymore, i wonder when it goes haywire over there...
    --
    Maybe the name of the border guard was Adam?
    He did not want to be tricked into that shit another time!

    Anyways, this made me lol. The folly of man...
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    Skid , 17 December 2009 02:11
    dont_thinksoLOL.. "I'm as PC" typo? sounds like a PC, a MAC would have gotten it right!*Grinz* btw.. I'm a PC owner... and it feels like if someone would call the support with that computer (if it would have been a pc) they would say - "Have you tried to reboot it?"

    Maybe a Mac would of got it right, but the PC isn't the one that's no longer working owing to 3 cool looking holes though it. ^^