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Why did my CRT TV back in the day have such noisy RF picture on the NES when a same-age one does not today?

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Which home computer first included a printer and modem port as standard?

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WY85 terminal with WY60/ASCII keyboard

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What is a Dumb Terminal?

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Why was computer memory so expensive and scarce?

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Why do Game Boy Colors not want nickel-cadmium batteries?

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How did the Commodore 64 show a picture while reading cassette?

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Was there a technical advantage to such tall PC tower cases?

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Why doesn’t my VGA-to-HDMI converter work with my 286 PC?

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Is there a softmodem driver package for Linux?

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Why did PCs for the longest time have a default "memory test" on boot which caused them to take a long time to start?

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How did Capcom make the decision to produce 1942?

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What's the origin of terminating strings by setting the high bit of the last character?

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DOS serial printer formats

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How did early laser printers get by with so little memory?

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What was the most common method of internet access for small offices in 1990s in USA?

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What was the earliest system to explicitly support threading based on shared memory?

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What did order processing on a teletype look like?

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CPU slaves on a PCI card to retrofit single processor to multiple processors. Any ideas how?

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How much did the first hard drives for PCs cost?

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Why did mainframes have big conspicuous power-off buttons?

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Were any IBM mainframes ever run multiuser?

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Why did decimal arithmetic slow down VisiCalc?

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Why user-assembled kits?

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Are the control characters any useful nowadays?

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Why did the SWTPC 6800 Computer System not take off?

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Why doesn't Nintendo fire up the old factories and re-produce *exact* copies of many of their most popular games, controllers and consoles?

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Were the 80s more educational on IT?

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Why were "data modems" so much more expensive compared to "fax modems" back in the day?

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What are the sizes of the hex nut drivers in the classic "nine piece" computer toolkit