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Brian H
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When did game consoles begin including FPUs?

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Why do all the Speech Synthesizers have that same Voice?

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How did Z80 multiprocessing work in the Namco Galaga hardware?

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Why does MP3 audio decoding overwhelm retro CPU's?

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What happened to ZIP RAM?

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How did "Ballblazer" pull off fast, smooth, first-person, solid-model 3D on Atari 8-bits?

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Does every retrocomputer and console with NTSC composite output have 'artifact color' ability?

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How much PlayStation 1 hardware in the PS2?

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How do you recognize an early production model Commodore 64?

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Could you manually eject a floppy quick enough to prevent data loss?

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Cost of PC vs. Amiga 500 in Europe

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How do Z80 Block Transfer instructions work?

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What was the first software company to go public?

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What were the early PC applications requiring a hard disk?

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Why was NEC able to wrestle PC graphics standards away from IBM?

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Why did the Atari 800 designers choose such a radical system design?

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What PC "Clone" technology standards were introduced by clone manufacturers?

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Where did Sony's 3D graphics hardware in the PS1 originate?

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How did Microsoft take over Winsocks (Windows Sockets)?

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What was the technical reason behind the octal digits used for CompuServe User IDs?

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When did MS Windows get Dual Monitor support?

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How did dot matrix printers do Landscape?

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Are BIOS ROMs interchangeable among different vendor's PCs?

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What innovation helped CD-ROM speeds increase exponentially?

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How and why did Intel make the PCI bus "CPU Agnostic"?

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How did AMD's 386 and 486 perform like Intel's newer generation?

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How did the classic Macintosh come to use Eurocard connectors?

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Was the first ARM "processor" a BBC BASIC program?

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What was the first mass-market, 16-bit microcomputer system?

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Who were the first engineers to "cleanroom" the IBM PC BIOS?