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Why were animated screensavers used instead of a black screen on CRT monitors?

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When/why did computers come to have push-button main power switches where on and off is the same push action?

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Was the Amiga ever used by any U.S. Government agency?

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Fastest 8-bit microprocessor for multiply-accumulate?

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What exactly is/was threaded p-code?

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In the classic "Windows 98 crashes live on CNN" video, why does the BSOD appear so oddly?

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What causes the glitchy sound when a GBA cartridge is removed?

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Early implementations of the `system()` call in a consumer OS

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Why have MS-DOS device drivers if the ROM BIOS provides access to the same devices already?

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Which software was the first to use copy protection?

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Why does the default base64 encoding use forward slash /? [closed]

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Is there any significant difference in Sinclair BASIC of ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum?

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When and why was the question mark chosen to abbreviate PRINT?

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Why didn't the original Commodore PET computer use a standard typewriter style keyboard?

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What is this "switch register - display" and what was it used for?

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What was the first software company to go public?

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x86 memory alignment

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What was Sinclair's intention with the MicroDrive? [closed]

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What was the first games console to be as powerful as the Sega Model 2 board? [closed]

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What did Shin Nihon Kikaku (SNK) originally manufacture in 1973?

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How to make a maximally compatible Integer BASIC (Apple II) game disk for the Internet Archive?

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Any way to simulate HP TS BASIC as seen on the 2000?

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Does the interface PBX phones plug into limit modem speed? [closed]

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How can I have the user input a string and then do comparisons on it in a batch file in MS-DOS?

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How do programmers take advantage of programming languages to make graphics? [closed]

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Was there a compression program based on the Mayne-James algorithm?

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What voltage does the Psion Series 5 serial port work at?

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Was there a system with customarily backspaced prompts?

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Novell and DOS instant messaging

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Why did IBM skip "System/380" as a mainframe family name?

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Did Windows 2.x actually receive support until end of 2001?

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From an electrical and software engineering perspective, ignoring available software, should I go for the Z80 or 65C02? [closed]

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How can I resolve these intermittent memory issues?

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Looking to recover data from OC-800 WORM disks

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What are these electronic components found inside a Schaffer BV 223-5-04008 PSU for the Commodore 128D?

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Anyone have the 1975 edition of "An Introduction to Microcomputers, Vol 2"?

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Can HIMEM.SYS be disabled in Windows ME’s IO.SYS?

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Critiques of ANSI/Standard/Full BASIC?

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How can I connect a Psion Series 5 PDA to a 64-bit Windows PC?

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How do I change the MAC address of a iMac G3?

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XMS function 0Ch "Lock Extended Memory Block"

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Where does Hello World come from? [closed]

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GBA reading 16-bit values (or instructions) from 32-bit bus

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Did the Silicon Graphics/SGI flight simulator (dog aka dogfight aka flight) have craft like X-Wings and Klingon Birds of Prey in any version?

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DirectX 8 Win32 GUI Not Appearing/Flickering While Running [closed]

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IBM/Xebec XT Fixed Disk Adapter "Custom" Drive Types

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Micro-Term ERGO 301 (C134) Terminal Keyboard compatibility


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