Startup: The British Are Coming

I installed a new alarm system in my house today. The original system was only there because an alarm installer was living in my house at the time and put something together from scraps, so when the opportunity presented itself to upgrade I took it, and I’m glad I did. This isn’t an endorsement […]


Startup: A Bit of Perspective

The remains of the Chernobyl reactor.

On April 26, 1986, engineers at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine began an experiment to test whether residual energy in the nuclear reactor’s steam turbines could be used to provide enough power to bridge the gap between the time a reactor failed, and the time a […]

User Input

User Input: Keep Calm and Carry On

The Incident in Japan has been covered quite extensively by other sites; we won’t get into it here, as there are countless other sites that will do a far better job of it, and let’s face it, that’s not why you’re coming to AtomicToasters. Suffice to say, however, that the massive level of news […]