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Shutdown: The Power of Shatner Edition

Let’s face it, if William Shatner says it’s good, it’s gotta be good! I mean, he’s used the computer on the Enterprise, and it’s got flashing lights and everything!

[FYI: Shutdown will (usually) be our final post of the day; it’s your place to chat, to wander off-topic, to discuss anything that needs to be discussed. While we still expect everyone to be respectful of one another, we’re not going to heavily patrol or police it, except to come join in the conversation. Now who’s buying the first round?]

  • MrHowser

    First round is on me… Iced tea with lemon and a shot of brandy. Unexpectedly delicious!

    • Woot! (Holds up brandy infused ice tea for a toast)

      Congratulations toast-miesters! Day one is a wrap. Not too shabby. Not too shabby indeed.

      • Deartháir

        I'd say we made a respectable showing for day one, wouldn't you?

        • Indeed! Commodores, Vacuum tubes, shooty things and a glass modem on day one? Heaven!

          We now need to christen our own official AT beverage. The Hoons have Dustin's impeccable brefass scotch, so Toasters need something unique. Far be it from me to pretend I have final say, but may I suggest whatever can distilled with Cardboard's mystery apparatus….

        • MrHowser

          Let's put it this way – I rearranged my bookmarks bar today, and this blog immediately went into the "read every day" section.

        • Eh…it was alright.

          OK, more than just alright. Well done everybody! Contributors, editors and commenters. Of course, with a motley bunch like us, how could you go wrong?

  • smalleyxb122

    Welcome to the blogoverse, Atomic Toasters. I fear that this blog, in conjunction with Hooniverse will lead me to an ill-fated attempt to devise a vacuum tube controlled fuel injection system. I'm sure that it's possible, but it probably won't work well, and it would give a new meaning to needing to let your car warm up.

    • You know, this would made a GREAT tech article!

    • That. Would. Be. T*TS!

    • discontinuuity

      Somehow I think combining high pressure gasoline and orange-hot metal filaments contained within fragile glass bulbs and energized with high voltage electricity might not be the best idea.

      That doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.

      • That makes me want to do it even more.

  • I am so glad there is yet another outlet for funstuffs. I have enjoyed AT thus far, and am really looking forward to what other crazy shit you kids will put together.

  • OA5599

    My family's office furniture business computerized in the 1970's, using Commodore SuperPET computers. They needed a few computers and the quantity they needed was enough to become a Commodore retailer (they did also sell non-electronic Commodore products, but I don't remember which line they got first).

    At any rate, the Commodore computers were a sideline business for my folks, so they didn't sell too many and didn't particularly care about the low sales. They did sell enough that they had a VIC-20 demo unit in the store. It hooked to a TV via an RF switch and came with a couple of games programmed in BASIC. I don't think any of their VICs ever sold.

    • I miss my Commodore C16 So Badly! Datasette for the win, press play to load. Good times.