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Michael Graf
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Why were computer customers called "Users"?

74 votes

Did computer games for Commodore 64 really take "25 minutes" to load "if everything went alright"?

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Is the substitution "ss" for "ß" on mainframes due to the SS being the largest customer of IBM punched cards outside the USA?

50 votes

Why did the Nintendo GameBoy Color make the name of any game to have a specific checksum?

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Why did Western designs suddenly overtake native Russian ones in the USSR?

37 votes

Why are the homing bumps on D and K on Apple keyboards?

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Why does the default base64 encoding use forward slash /?

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Why does the VIC-II duplicate its registers? (C64)

28 votes

How did dot matrix printers do Landscape?

27 votes

What was Pong called in Britain?

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Who owned the rights to the TIA chip?

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Which system was the first which was capable of running graphics programs remotely?

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Were any IBM mainframes ever run multiuser?

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How was the first release of Java (JDK 1.0) used?

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Was there a way to directly print out a deck of punch cards without involving a computer?

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What happened to the 65832?

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Why did the C64 use a separate "CAN" +5 V power supply for some chips?

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Questions about Security over Using an Ancient Mac Computer on The Internet

15 votes

What are the "virtual machines" that were running on 80386 and later x86 CPUs before full hardware virtualization?

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What were the most common software distribution formats for MacOS Classic?

14 votes

Why does MOS 6502 require an external clock if it has an internal oscillator?

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Are the 6809 and 6809E different from a programmer's point of view?

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What are D64, T64, D71 and D81 files?

12 votes

Was it possible to write a novel on a BBC Micro 16kb/32kb memory era computer without expansions?

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Did Econet have security?

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Where to buy a 6502 chip

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Restore a BASIC program after reset or "NEW" command on a Commodore 128

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Home-computers of early 80's, capable of saving Basic-programs, as machine-code, or assembly-code, with a little extra code or other modification?

10 votes

Did any computer systems connect "terminals" using "broadcast"-style RF to multiplex video, and some other means of multiplexing keyboards?

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CBM PET 2001 garbled screen