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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brick.


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  • So Hilary and Robert may well be spooked by ghosts and naturally fearful at digging about (literally) in bricked up underground caverns, but it is Shona, who has been here before in a terrifying and unresolved way, who suffers extreme anxiety and blinding panic at the mere thought of the mysterious theatre wall.

    Burying The Past « Tales from the Reading Room

  • -- The iPhone is 'bricked' -- a term that describes the increasing controls companies are placing on gadgets.

    Coffee Break: Feb. 8

  • It may or may not be bricked, that is what I am trying to establish.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • This left all previous iPhone users who updated their software with "bricked" phones.

    iPhone Release

  • "The firmware update has 'bricked' [the] phones -- a term not so affectionately used for phones that behave more like doorstops than multifunction communications devices," Hill reports.


  • Normally, when we refer to the term "bricked", we mean it in a negative way, but Dutch maker Guus Oosterbaan managed to turn this negative into a positive by using a cheesy off-the-shelf Pong console after gutting it to wrap it all up in some duct tape, followed by embedding it within a concrete block.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Someone announced a "de-bricking" technique and it started a whole debate on what "bricked" really meant.

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader

  • Another user, M3G4UK, said the upgrade to iOS 4 "bricked" his device.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • The OP also reported that his ATV was "bricked" by the update process, which is an unrecoverable condition.

    Discussions: Message List - root

  • Another user, M3G4UK, said the upgrade to iPhone OS 4 "bricked" his device.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs


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  • a state of phone in the 21st century, apparently.

    May 29, 2011