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Greg Hewgill
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72 votes
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How did old MS-DOS games utilize various graphic cards?

64 votes

Why is the Intel 8086 CPU called a 16-bit CPU?

62 votes

Why wasn't ASCII designed with a contiguous alphanumeric character order?

61 votes
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Strange math syntax in old basic listing

60 votes

Why did the VIC-20 and C64 have only 22 and 40 columns when the earlier PET had 80 column text?

54 votes

What was the design rationale behind multi-port and multiple connections (and back-connections) designs of the early protocols like NFS or FTP?

46 votes
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Why (historically) include the number of arguments (argc) as a parameter of main?

31 votes
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What is the difference between the "Return" and "Enter" keys in the VT100 terminal?

27 votes

Does the Intel 8085 CPU use real memory addresses?

27 votes

What was the first OS with the type-ahead capability from a dumb terminal?

19 votes
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What was the service offered by US Sprint for long distance data connections in the late 1980's?

15 votes

Why did C have the return type before function names?

11 votes

What was the second most common incompatibility in MS-DOS machines?

11 votes

Running CP/M on my own Intel 8080 emulator

10 votes
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Turn off Apple IIe sound

6 votes

How to send and receive messages between modern computer and Commodore 64 via WiFi?

5 votes

How did humans interact with early computers without screens or sensors?

4 votes

How do Bulletin Board Systems work?

4 votes

Why did ISDN terminals tend to advertise the switches they are compatible with vs the standard protocols?

3 votes

What is the most recent programming language that didn't support comments?

3 votes

Resource for 6502 assembly directives?

3 votes

Why does the Commodore 64 leave these pointers in Zeropage?

3 votes

Why VGA framebuffer was limited to 64kB window?

1 vote

How do I round up on a TI-84+