Tag: 1986

Feb 12 2018

The Computer Chronicles – RAM Resident Software (1986)

We take for granted the fact that over the past 20+ years now we’ve been able to pretty much run whatever we want on our computer at whatever time we want – even at the same time. This seems normal to us, but it wasn’t always the case. In early computer systems,  either as a …

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Jan 28 2018

The Challenger Explosion Wasn’t Actually An Explosion

Today marks 32 years since the Challenger Disaster. On January 28th, 1986, The Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds into it’s 10th mission due to one of its solid rocket boosters having a failed o-ring in a joint between 2 sections of the tubing, causing a burn thorough which over a minute of flight …

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Dec 31 2017

The Final Countdown To 2018

I felt like letting Xadara leave 2017 in style. After the rather low point I feel the site hit in December, why not end it on a high note right? To that end, I felt the best way to go about this would be with the 1986 hit song, “The Final Countdown” by the band …

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Apr 26 2017

Chernobyl: 31 Years Later

It’s been 31 years since the Chernobyl Disaster, an event, alongside the 2011 Fukushimi Daiichi disaster, that ranks as the worst nuclear disaster in history. Last year, for the 30th anniversary, I covered the disaster in some detail. In the year since then, the Chernobyl remains have since, finally, been covered with a permanent shelter …

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Apr 25 2013

The Chernobyl Disaster: 27 years later

It was during the early morning hours of April 26th, 1986. The governing bodies within the Soviet Union wanted to conduct another test of the backup power systems of one of it’s nuclear power plants; Namely, the the V.I. Lenin Nuclear Power Station, located near the city of Chernobyl, in the northern Ukraine. It was …

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