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Why didn't CPUs multiplex address pins like DRAM?

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I buy retrocomputing devices, but they set my allergies off. Any advice on sanitizing new acquisitions?

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Is there a technical reason why Datel Action Replay on PC required a card?

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NTSC scan lines used by 8-bit computers

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What are the minimum system requirements to run GW-BASIC?

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Why was the 1540 a computer in its own right?

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What terminal did David connect to his IMSAI 8080?

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How did wolfenstein do 3D graphics when 3D graphics couldn't exist? [closed]

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Which program is used in this shot of the movie "The Wrong Woman"

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How reliable is the floppy content listing information on a C64?

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How much extra did a color RF modulator cost?

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Can someone explain the logic behind Pause and Print Screen modifiers?

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How did the `long` and `short` integer types originate?

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Maximum speed of serial I/O bit-banged by 8-bit CPU

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VT420: How can the five local function keys stop working?

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Why did Acorn use the 6502?

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Did any Famicom game use microphone for random seed?

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Arcade game similar to Commando, but better music

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How did the PL/I designers not understand environments?

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Were jailbars inevitable from VIC-II analog output?

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What was the 6-bit length instruction(s) in the Intel iAPX 432?

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Where can one find "the Puzzle benchmark" from Hennessy’s MIPS paper?

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What was "Mac SLM" or "ASLM"?

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Was the single-level store (SLS) really a breakthrough?

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What was the RVS key used for on early PCs?

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NES vs SMS ROM speed

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How do I wait for end-of-frame (VSYNC) on a TRS-80 models 1 and 3?

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Repairing an Old CRT Monitor (IBM 5153)

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What's the earliest source for the legend of Gary Kildall's airplane snub?

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What is the full name of IBM CP-67/CMS' DUMPD command?

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When were the late 70s FCC regulations introduced?

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Printztronic on modern TV

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The works of Frontier Manufacturing

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What process node enabled the 6502 to reach 2 MHz? [duplicate]

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What is this PSU connector? Compaq Portable motherboard

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Installing MS DOS 6.22 under VMWARE

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VIC 6560, which parts do what?

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My Amiga 500 "Enter" and "Return" keys wont work... possible causes?

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Has any information survived about OS BAMOS for BESM-6, written in DDR?

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Did Commodore have an alternative chip company acquisition target?

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SATA to ATX 1.0&1.2 6-pin CPU AUX adapter (old AT power connector, AUXPWR, EAUXPWR)


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