$40,000 is what you'll pay to have the battery replaced
if you leave your Tesla Roadster
, a $100K electric car, unplugged long enough that the battery discharges completely. Reportedly, the problem will also plague the upcoming Model S coupe, a $50K downmarket model. Owners cannot insure against this loss, it is not covered by warranty, and the car cannot be driven, recharged, or easily towed if so "bricked".
posted by seanmpuckett
on Feb 22, 2012 -
Many people have described the popular freeform game Minecraft as "kind of like Lego
", so a few enterprising stop-motion animators have decided to jump on that idea.
posted by The Whelk
on Mar 26, 2011 -
Honk if you've missed a payment
A disgruntled former car dealership employee was arrested in Austin for bricking 100+ cars using a dealer-installed debt collection black box. Made by Pay Technologies
, the system allows the dealer to disable a car’s ignition system, or trigger the horn to begin honking, as a reminder that a payment is due.
posted by letitrain
on Mar 18, 2010 -