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31 votes

Is there any text to speech program that will run on an 8- or 16-bit CPU?

21 votes

Was it actually possible to do the cartoon "coin on a string trick" for old arcade and slot machines?

14 votes

Ideal resolution for color computer on PAL/SECAM

13 votes

Back in the day, were games coded to run better with more (not faster) RAM?

10 votes

Get himem.sys working on an AMI 1.06.09 bios (not on VM)

10 votes
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What role does the 4-bit shift register play in the Leningrad video generation?

8 votes

What "unusual" syntax assembly languages are/were there?

8 votes

Did any RISC CPU ever take more than one clock cycle per instruction?

8 votes

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

7 votes

Was any indentation-sensitive language ever used with a teletype or punch cards?

6 votes
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How much did it cost to develop the 8-bit era graphics chips?

5 votes

Why did x86 support self-modifying code in the 80s and 90s?

5 votes
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How did the NSA use vector supercomputers?

4 votes

Pulling my hair out over a 4-bit architecture, there ought to be some law here somewhere, is there?

4 votes

Were there any games/software that used memory beyond what was advertised available to BASIC on the machine?

4 votes

Why does the Galaksija's latch include some kind of address remapping?

3 votes

"SAP" microcomputers vs real microcomputers

3 votes

How did 512 Bytes come to be the most common sector size?

3 votes

Simple doubling of ZX80 RAM

3 votes

iMac G3 as an external screen

1 vote

Did computers come with circuit diagrams?

1 vote

Did any European computers use 10-line fonts?

1 vote

What was the DEC Type 30 vector graphics display used for?

0 votes

Why did old IBM-PC-compatible computers only have 16 colors available?