Thursday, 21 June, 2018

People Are Already Wreaking Havoc With Elon’s Flamethrowers — Musk Madness

Flame on! Elon Musk says Boring Company delivers its first ‘Not-a-Flamethrowers’ Elon Musk and the Boring Company Deliver its First 'Not a Flamethrower' Flamethrowers
Preston Stone | 12 June, 2018, 17:07

But after he put his dreams into reality by offering 20,000 pre-orders at $500 a pop, they sold out in just a matter of days, raising $10 million for The Boring Company. He celebrated the occasion by holding a "pick-up party" at SpaceX in Los Angeles to give away the first 1,000, and it was attended by those eager to get their hands on their very own weapons of destruction.

As shown in Musk's tweeted pictures, hundreds lined up at the pickup site in Los Angeles to get their purchases and pose for pictures as flames licked out from the flamethrowers' barrels.

The devices, priced at Dollars 500 (approximately Rs 33,700) apiece, are being marketed and sold through Musk's other company, The Boring Company, which was set up in order to set up a subterranean transit network under Los Angeles to beat the city's endless traffic.

The billionaire posted a warning to Twitter Saturday: "Please use as directed to avoid unintentionally burning things down".

'For simple & concise instructions, we drew upon wisdom in great Dr Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham"'. "I will not use this in a house".

The device shoots a two-foot flame.

Net Neutrality Officially Expired. Now States Are Passing Their Own Laws
The rules initally passed under President Obama , but the FCC under the Trump Administration discarded the rule in December. Last week, Senate Democrats urged House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, to bring the issue to a vote on the House floor.

Musk has previously joked that the flamethrowers will be ideal for an impeding zombie apocalypse.

'Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!'

Musk, who is known for provocative antics, first mentioned plans to sell a flamethrower in December, and repeatedly plugged the idea on social media.

The Boring Company is a tunnel construction business founded in 2016 to provide the infrastructure for an underground Hyperloop.

Musks' official Twitter account and the account for the Boring Company together tweeted a total of 16 photos from the event, mostly of their customers testing out the new product. The electric sled would allow for cars to be transported at 150 miles per hour through the tunnel, Musk has said. Look for more from Elon Musk and the Boring Company coming soon.

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