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Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Posted by Duncan & Travis on 7 July 2010, 22:13 GMT

It's not exactly easy to get at the article text, but the Today show has an article on a Tennessee college student whose calculator stopped a bullet for her. She encountered an armed mugger who grabbed her cell phone and fired at her. Fortunately, the shot missed, instead hitting her purse. Her TI-83 Plus (along with some other items in her purse) took the hit and stopped the bullet, saving her life.

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Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Someone Someone  Account Info

I wish this happened 2 years ago. Then I would have had an excuse on why I carried my calculator around with me. :D

Reply to this comment    8 July 2010, 16:16 GMT


Re: Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Steve Randle Account Info

Want to know something really ironic? It did happen two years ago, but they just posted it now. :) I bet you wish you had watched the Today Show.

Reply to this comment    13 July 2010, 23:57 GMT

Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
zeromp  Account Info

I wonder what the calculator's last words were...

a) Done
b) RAM cleared
c) ERR:ARGUMENT
d) Oh s^&*t!

Reply to this comment    8 July 2010, 18:18 GMT

Re: Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Person Dude Account Info

I like b
or ERR:SYNTAX works

Reply to this comment    8 July 2010, 19:24 GMT


Re: Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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ERR: DIVIDE BY ZERO

Otherwise, the Flash memory might have corrupted and it simply displayed THE GAME.

Reply to this comment    9 July 2010, 02:46 GMT

Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info

Well, she's lucky to be alive. But I took a look at that photo of that calculator. It's completely destroyed. Happily it isn't hers, she just borrowed it from a friend :P. (Now that friend is gonna feel like he/she's a hero).

Reply to this comment    8 July 2010, 20:19 GMT


Re: Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Travis Evans  Account Info

Yep, according to the article, her friend said she didn't have to buy a new calculator to replace it.

Reply to this comment    9 July 2010, 01:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
zeromp  Account Info

I'd make her buy me a new TI-84+ SE

Reply to this comment    9 July 2010, 03:20 GMT


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schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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lol why SE?

Reply to this comment    9 July 2010, 04:53 GMT

Re: Calculator Saves Woman's Life
Steve Randle Account Info

If a calculator saved my life, I would join ticalc.org.

Reply to this comment    13 July 2010, 23:54 GMT
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