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Elon Musk's Boring Company Flame Thrower

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by oppressed, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. LoginName

    LoginName NES Member

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    Looked nice until I saw the plumbers torch ignition system (I guess the sources for original ignition cylinders dried up long ago
    or are no longer usable), even the new production ones use the same plumbers torch system.

    I would have thought that something a lot less bulky could be used instead like an electronic system (stun gun), or a much
    smaller torch.


    I'm guessing it offers about the same level of incendiary excitement as an agricultural torch used to burn weeds, over growth, etc.
     
  2. 5 DOLLAR FOOT LONG

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    Looks more like Elon Musk 500 dollar creme brulee torch.
     
  3. crazymjb

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    I love all the Musk hate. Guess who's about the have the most powerful operational rocket on earth? Not any of you guys

    Mike
     
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    sounds like Muskie needs to be arrested for creating "an infernal machine"

    :)
     
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    As predicted:
    California politician will seek sale ban on Elon Musk’s Boring Company flamethrower
     
  6. 67ray

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    The ones in the video don't have the extra tank on top what gives?
     
  7. ToddDubya

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    He did it all by himself, with our money.
     
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    I wonder what kind of lawsuits they'll face after these are used improperly?

    When you're marketing this as a surefire way to liven up a party"

    "Guaranteed to liven up any party!
    World's safest flamethrower!"

    Most of the parties I attend or throw have alcohol involved. WOOHOO, a bunch of drunks with a flame thrower. What could possibly go wrong??? OMG... LiveLeak will be inundated with videos of crazy shit people will do.

    An making it look like a storm trooper weapon is brilliant, until some kids get hold of it and burn the house down or set their friends on fire. I'm thinking attractive nuisance lawsuits will flourish!

    WTF is he thinking? What is wrong with this picture?

    The end is near for Musk/Tesla/BoringCompany, me thinks. It's just a matter of time.
     
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    Damn those government contracts! Good thing NASA is very efficiently developing SLS which is way more cost effective than than anything spaceX has produced. /Sarcasm

    Mike
     
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    I didn't say NASA was cheaper, I said Musk wasn't free. Musk's business model is "How can I get the US taxpayer to pay for my hobbies?"

    Elon Musk Wins By Gaming the Subsidy Game - Breitbart
     
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    And SpaceX's launch capabilities are of no value to the US taxpayer? How many millions are way paying the Russians for rides on their proton rockets? I'm not gonna fault a guy from taking advantage of how our gov works, just like I don't fault Trump (or anyone else) for paying as little by way of taxes as they legally can.

    Mike
     
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    Wait, that's it?? Thats like a slightly more powerful shrink wrap torch. The other ones are wayyyyy cooler.
     
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    Yeah. I think further up the thread folks pointed out, it's just a re-skinned weed burner. It's a torch, not a flamethrower; you can buy the equivalent at Tractor Supply. And now CA is soiling themselves over "OMG, how is that legalz!!?!"

    Honestly, makes me wonder if Musk is doing us all a solid in trolling the most reactive, just to get this party started.
     
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    Update:

    Already sold out.

    45,000 members here and only 20,000 units made and sold.
    Admit it, at least a few of you bought one of these.

    [laugh]

    The Boring Company will soon do 'pickup parties' for flamethrower buyers

     
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  17. Hetzer

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    That's it?

    I can do better with a can of Aqua Net and a Bic lighter.
     
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    Wasn't Aqua Net the best? That shit worked better than anything else!
     
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    Way back in the 80's hair days I saw a woman lean a bit too close to a pu-pu platter and whoosh, flaming bangs. Her boyfriend or husband smacked it out fast with his hands or the napkin but wow, what a stench. Aqua Net/Hair Napalm had to have been involved.

    One of the deodorants was good too, I remember a friend of mine chasing us around the house with a can and a lighter and another friend holding up a blanket like a shield. The flaming two foot hole through the blanket put an end to the fun. Bunch of idiots.
     
  20. Zappa

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    I ordered one for sh*ts and giggles but haven't received it yet. Might be the best investment I've made this year! I'll sell it and buy a nice gun instead!!!

    :)
     
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    I don't see anything in our club rules that says we can't use it :)
     
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    I gave no mind to this when it went live. But they had one on Pawn Stahhhz a week or two ago. I was underwhelmed. It's like those torches used to put down tar roofs (rooves? Or is that just how it's pronounced?) and such. An ice-melter. He put a stock on it. Big deal.

    Although, on the flip-side, he got a s-ton of people to think he's the S-word and give him several hundred dollars for a $100 product. Elon Musk - the PT Barnum of his generation. Come see the Egress. Egress this way. Don't miss the Egress!
     
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