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Watch as an iMac with Retina 5K display squares off against an anti-tank cannon

By Shawn Knight
Sep 22, 2015
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  1. As a technology aficionado, I find it uncommonly satisfying to watch gadgets get blasted to smithereens. It’s simply a “durability test,” right?

    In this recently published video, YouTube user FullMag pits Apple’s iMac with Retina 5K display up against a T8 90mm AT (anti-tank) cannon. Call me crazy but I don’t like the iMac’s chances.

    There’s plenty of slow-motion goodness showing both the round’s exit from the cannon and it’s impact with the iMac. Enjoy!

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  2. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +528

    As fun as it is to watch a cannon fire, I'm tired of all these tech destroying videos.
     
  3. CorvusCorax

    CorvusCorax TS Member Posts: 23

    I'm actually surprised at how much the round was deflected!
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    I'm all for blowing s*** up, but these videos where anti-armor/material weaponry is shot at a tech device got old after Myth Busters did it several years back. Shoot something interesting or save the round.
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,155   +1,431

    Idiocy is contagious. Absolute idiocy is contagious absolutely.
     
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  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Don't these people have better things to do?
     
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  7. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +528

    nope, because they are making money by doing this. Sadly...
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Where the hell, or how the hell, does one go about getting his hands on an anti-tank cannon in the first place?:confused:

    Is this some of those "deep web shenanigans"?;) Should I install TOR? *nerd*Would that help?:)
     
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  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    With that being said, IMHO, anything Apple makes has it coming anyway! :oops:
     
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  10. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 251   +73

    It did what it was built to do, let's not think for a minute that the obstruction was able to stand up to any part of that round.
     
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    Like any other forbidden fruit, you gotta know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy. The longer the chain, the greater the goodies.
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    I know a guy in the White House. Pretend you are not an American and you can get anything you want.
     
  13. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    Si?
     
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Isn't it written somewhere in your country's constitution that all Americans have the right to bear artille... um... arms. ;)
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    How the hell does someone go about making money by blowing stuff up for fun on YouTube? And how the heck do they get their hands on artillery pieces? I thought only the military could play with those toys.
     
  16. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,560   +2,365

    1. Ad revenue
    2. You can own whatever weapons you want over here so long as (1) you have the appropriate license and (2) local law enforcement will authorize the transaction.
     
  17. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,155   +1,431

    Nothing surprised me in this video, except that the Mac didn't withstand the shot.
     
  18. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Eff it! I'm trying this at home!
     
  19. LenovoX

    LenovoX TS Rookie

    no, they don't... it's to much to ask them to help a underfunded school with a computer or a monitor... stupid rednecks!
     
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  20. liftedplane

    liftedplane TS Rookie

    Wouldn't better to do it at a distance using an HE round (High explosive) would've looked alot cooler

    I've done a 105mm direct fire at about 900 meters before, there's nothing quite like it.
     

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