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21 votes

How did LaFarr Stuart's "Forth without an input buffer" work?

18 votes

Why have consumer-level graphing calculators seemingly not developed in 20+ years?

12 votes

Core Memory Stability

10 votes

How did dusty deck Fortran handle overflow?

9 votes

Executable ASCII files before x86?

8 votes

Were later MS-DOS versions still implemented in x86 assembly?

8 votes

What languages are better fit for generating efficient code for 8-bit CPU's than C?

8 votes

What was the first programming language with generics?

8 votes

Why didn’t the 1980s micros use MC68010?

7 votes

How long can a floppy disk spin for before wearing out?

7 votes

Why does Pascal have numeric labels?

5 votes

How was character data handled in Fortran IV/66?

5 votes

Are there some non-OOP programming languages that does not allow you to make a variable private?

5 votes

Is there a reason to prefer earlier versions of MS-DOS over later?

4 votes

Was parsing or operating systems the first user of dollar sign as end of string/input?

4 votes

Does low-level formatting improve floppy disk longevity?

4 votes

Can I really change standard operator priorities in ALGOL 68?

4 votes

How did reserve tracks work on early hard disks?

3 votes

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

3 votes

Were people building CPUs out of TTL logic prior to the 4004, 8080 and the 6800?

3 votes

How can I view BASIC code hidden by SYS?

2 votes

Was this FORTRAN "extension" originated by IBM?

2 votes

How were interpreters loaded into computers?

1 vote

Transfer files to DOS over serial cable from Linux?

1 vote

Can a bootable Win9x HDD be made interchangeable between PCs?

0 votes

Compaq Presario R 3000 - turned on a year ago, no longer does

0 votes

What can be done with a USR file on the Commodore 1541 disk drive?

0 votes
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Origin of copy-protection dongles

0 votes

Why did mainframes have big conspicuous power-off buttons?

0 votes

What is the best way to set up multiple operating systems on a retro PC?