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Why not use laminated glass like used in automotive windshields? It may not stop a car going through it but it will certainly stop rocks and clumsy thieves from getting in. Am I missing something?

Based on the damage this guy should dump everything and hope he just doesn't get caught. At $600k in damage he's screwed for life if he gets caught.

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Thieves will just use Borg technology to transport through it.
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Scotty gave them the formula back in 1986. On a Mac.
Edit: jungmark beat me to it.

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A door made of glass was smashed in "Boulder"? lol.gif Fitting... next time go for paper Apple, everyone knows paper beats rock!

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Apple is doomed as it was the asteroid (android) from the (Samsung) galaxy attacking the Apple store . Sell all of your AAPL now !!!

It's not longer an asteroid when it enters the atmosphere.
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Based on the damage this guy should dump everything and hope he just doesn't get caught. At $600k in damage he's screwed for life if he gets caught.

He wouldn't be breaking into stores if his life wasn't already screwed.
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Why not use laminated glass like used in automotive windshields? It may not stop a car going through it but it will certainly stop rocks and clumsy thieves from getting in. Am I missing something?

Yes you're missing that automotive glass isn't unbreakable. The laminating is designed to prevent large glass shards from harming those within the vehicle. It it also designed to break much more easily from the inside.
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Apple is now working on developing transparent steel. 1wink.gif

Firs they have to do transparent aluminum, it's lighter and cheaper than transparent steel.     But I would work on either transparent titanium or magnesium.

 

Actually, I'm surprised they didn't make their front doors out of bulletproof glass, other than it's far more expensive, thicker and it's ripping expensive.

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Based on the damage this guy should dump everything and hope he just doesn't get caught. At $600k in damage he's screwed for life if he gets caught.

Oh, he'll get caught.   They have security cameras.

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ahl-u-min-EE-umm to the fans of Top Gear...

People from the UK, Australia talk funny.

 

OR how about those that say VEG-GE-TA-BLE?

post #51 of 83
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Based on the damage this guy should dump everything and hope he just doesn't get caught. At $600k in damage he's screwed for life if he gets caught.

It was only $64K not $600K.  Just sayin.....

 

Either way, he'll get caught.  They'll do something even MORE stupid.

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It was only $64K not $600K.  Just sayin.....

Either way, he'll get caught.  They'll do something even MORE stupid.

The article says he caused $600k in damages.

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It's not longer an asteroid when it enters the atmosphere.

Better head over to Wikipedia. You are probably confusing asteroids with meteors. 

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The article says he caused $600k in damages.

No, actually, the article states that the criminal scumbag at the Boulder Apple store caused nearly $100k in damage and stole nearly $64k worth of merchandise.

 

The $600k is at the end of the article, and that's referring to a different incident, where some asshat drove a BMW into an Apple store in Cali.

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The article says he caused $600k in damages.

No the article states that another break-in using a smash through the glass with a car caused $600K in damage.
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No the article states that another break-in using a smash through the glass with a car caused $600K in damage.

Ah, you are correct on that, but drblank is incorrect in the original comment as it wasn't $64K in damages. Allow me to rephrase my original statement: Based on the [damages alone these guys] should dump everything and hope [they just don't] get caught. At [over $100k and] $600k [they are] screwed for life if [they get] caught. But as dasanman69 states, if having the forethought to make good decisions was within their capacity it's unlike they would have robbed these stores in the first place.

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Wait, Apple wasn't using Gorilla glass 3.0? :-O
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In one of the more extreme cases, a burglar crashed into the glass front of a California Apple Store with a BMW X5, causing $600,000 in damage.

Surely it would make more sense to lob an iMac through a glass window to steal a BMW X5
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Better head over to Wikipedia. You are probably confusing asteroids with meteors. 

No the OP I replied to is confused. Asteroids don't enter our atmosphere.
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No the OP I replied to is confused. Asteroids don't enter our atmosphere.

I think you need to me more detailed and thorough with your answer.


Here is a resource that is good: http://www.livescience.com/27183-asteroid-meteorite-meteor-meteoroid.html
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A meteor is an asteroid or other object that burns and vaporizes upon entry into the Earth's atmosphere; meteors are commonly known as "shooting stars." If a meteor survives the plunge through the atmosphere and lands on the surface, it's known as a meteorite.





PS: If one is being pedantic I'd say that asteroid do enter the atmosphere but if and when such an occurrence happens we then call these asteroids meteors.
Edited by SolipsismX - 2/18/13 at 3:19pm

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If a meteor survives the plunge through the atmosphere and lands on the surface, it's known as a meteorite.

 

Sounds like another reason not to get a Microsoft Surface...

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quite a good post, not to forget Platinium, or Magnesinium...

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"Colorado law gives the original owner the right to take back the products, even if the owner did not know the goods were stolen at the time of purchase."

Also true in France. I don't know how this can be made fair either way, as Apple having only a glass door should be considered sloppiness and hence it's "fair" they lost their property (arguably, debatable, just pressing on my idea that someone gets shafted in the deal anyway).
Is Apple's insurance going to refund them on top of getting the property back? Must be not-so-nice to manage for accountants...
Is there insurance in Colorado for protecting yourself again claims of stolen property?

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Pardon me, but did you just say aluminium?


Let op, PhilBoogie... Aluminium is met een "i" geschreven ;)

Of course, I'm French, so I can't understand anyone using another spelling ;)

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No, actually, the article states that the criminal scumbag at the Boulder Apple store caused nearly $100k in damage and stole nearly $64k worth of merchandise.

 

The $600k is at the end of the article, and that's referring to a different incident, where some asshat drove a BMW into an Apple store in Cali.


I remember someone drove an old lady in an Apple Store.

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quite a good post, not to forget Platinium, or Magnesinium...

Speaking of the way language works and changes and what is 'correct' English, I would suggest the very excellent "The Story of Human Language" by Professor John McWhorter, available from TTC audio tape. One of my favourite tapes and delightfully presented

1) I completely overlooked platinum. I wonder why this was never changed to platinium (which doesn't sound bad)? My reply would have been much shorter had I remembered platinum so I hope you all enjoyed the effort, especially you Cash907¡

2) I'll look into that. I prefer to listen to books on language than read them so I can get a feel for pronunciation but then I oft forget the titles and authors so there is a good chance I'd listened to it before. If so, chances are it's been awhile so it'll still be a treat.

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post #67 of 83
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There is no way that door cost 100k.  Misprint somewhere.

 

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Unfortunately, it could very well be correct. Sort of a Blue Harvest situation with Apple these days.


Perhaps, but isn't the Boulder store in a mall or something?  If this was one of the super stores in New York or London I might believe the 100K figure. I looked at a picture of the doors of the Boulder store.  Not 100k doors - not even in Apple verse.

 

Now, if the facade of the store was damaged or several panels of the glass curtain wall were broken then 100k might be believable.

 

But then, I could be wrong.

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Better head over to Wikipedia. You are probably confusing asteroids with meteors. 

No the OP I replied to is confused. Asteroids don't enter our atmosphere.

There is nothing preventing them from entering the atmosphere. If they did, which they probably have in the past and was the chief concern regarding the close passing of an asteroid the other day, it would more than likely spell extinction, but it would still be an asteroid. Technically speaking it would probably cease being an asteroid if it did land on the Earth as it would no longer be indepentdently orbiting the Sun.


Edited by mstone - 2/18/13 at 3:29pm

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Here is a resource that is good: http://www.livescience.com/27183-asteroid-meteorite-meteor-meteoroid.html
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A meteor is an asteroid or other object that burns and vaporizes upon entry into the Earth's atmosphere; meteors are commonly known as "shooting stars." If a meteor survives the plunge through the atmosphere and lands on the surface, it's known as a meteorite.

PS: If one is being pedantic I'd say that asteroid do enter the atmosphere but if and when such an occurrence happens we then call these asteroids meteors.

I had a different understanding of the difference between asteroids and meteoroids partially based on size and also about orbiting the Sun. According to your first definition both Skylab, the Space Shuttle as well as a few other failed manmade  orbital objects with unplanned reentries would also be considered meteors. According to Wikipedia, meteoroids are often pebble size to minute dust particles randomly traveling around outer space, where as asteroids are small mini planetary bodies in an orbit around the Sun and are larger and more similar to comets. In fact most asteroids are thought to be ex-comets that have lost their covering and no longer emit a trail of vaporized ice.

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Pardon me, but did you just say aluminium?

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I had a different understanding of the difference between asteroids and meteoroids partially based on size and also about orbiting the Sun.

Me, too. I was taught in school that meteors were less than a mile i diameter and asteroids were greater than 1 mile. I remember even back in about 3rd grade wondering (perhaps even asking) if that is done by the longest or shortest diameter of the object in question. If quite possible to have a substantially smaller volume as an elongated object than an object that is more equal in diameter on all sides. I doubt I got a decent answer back then.


PS: That answers the question no one asked: Were you always such a precocious little scamp? 1biggrin.gif

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I think you need to me more detailed and thorough with your answer.


Here is a resource that is good: http://www.livescience.com/27183-asteroid-meteorite-meteor-meteoroid.html



PS: If one is being pedantic I'd say that asteroid do enter the atmosphere but if and when such an occurrence happens we then call these asteroids meteors.

What I meant is upon entering the atmosphere a asteroid ceases being a asteroid and becomes a meteor.
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I remember someone drove an old lady in an Apple Store.

Better than riding an old lady in a Apple store.
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I wonder if bullet proof glass would look as good as the regular kind. Most places one sees it it has holes cut in it and some distortion. I'm sure whatever glass Apple uses has better aesthetic properties than most - like clearer, or color enhancing, more error free, thicker, maybe more damage resistant. Still wouldn't hurt, esp at 100k.
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2) I'll look into that. I prefer to listen to books on language than read them so I can get a feel for pronunciation but then I oft forget the titles and authors so there is a good chance I'd listened to it before. If so, chances are it's been awhile so it'll still be a treat.

I am also partial to books being read especially when read by someone who _understands_ what they are saying as they are saying it, which makes a big difference.

The Story of Human Language though is not an audio book it is a series of lectures and McWhorter takes you deep into the arcane world of linguistics with a fair degree of understated humour and panache. He paints a picture of language as if it were a tree that grows over many generations such that no one ever notices it changing but change it does.

It gives one a completely different and original perspective on time and history. Plus his pronunciation, diction and lyrical melliflous tones are an aural as well as intellectual delight. It is so chock full of audacious brillance that you can easily listen to it over and over all the while enjoying it more and more.
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After reading all the preceding comments, I am crushed that no one noted the irony of the Boulder Apple store being broken into using rocks. Think the thieves were stoned at the time?

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post #77 of 83
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A door made of glass was smashed in "Boulder"? lol.gif Fitting... next time go for paper Apple, everyone knows paper beats rock!

 

bonus!!... wish i thought of that!... runner up for "internets winner"

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Crazy aluminum
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I'm not into glass door manufacturing, but even if the manufacturer had four guys worked on the custom door for two straight months, I don't see the fair price being $100,000.

 

You're assuming the only cost in the price is labour. Those glass panels are custom made with special tools. Labor and materials are only part of the cost.

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After reading all the preceding comments, I am crushed that no one noted the irony of the Boulder Apple store being broken into using rocks. Think the thieves were stoned at the time?

... not sure if the use of the word "irony" is correct...

 

but if an apple employee throws a rock at the apple store, after being fired,  is that poetic justice, or irony?... "people who live in a glass house, should not throw stones"...

 

 

I suppose if the definition of irony is

"an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected." (dictionary . com)

then a thief  that throws rocks at the store and gets caught because the glass door/wall didn't break would be irony... because you would expect the glass to break.

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