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How did Commodore's anti-Microsoft Easter Egg work?

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Could you reverse engineer silicon just by looking at it?

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Why didn't early single-chip CPUs support multiplication instructions

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Filesystems with versioning

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Why does the 80486 take longer to execute simple instructions than complex ones?

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How exactly did Windows become the OS of the home PC?

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How to get rid of yellowing in plastics?

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Can x86 processors run 8-bit applications?

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Process model in early UNIX

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Retrocomputing software development process/methodologies

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Can modern AI be used to program impressive graphics effects on very low performance home-retrocomputers, in particular 'A 3D-rotating-cube'

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Which original retrocomputer OS's are still maintained and updated today, for original hardware?

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How to move sprites to the border on c64?

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Where did the lookup table in Entombed come from?

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Is it possible to run Linux on a GBA SP?

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Is there a cycle-exact 8086 emulator?

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Documentation on Windows Explorer Shell Command Files

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Getting Music Functioning for Raptor: Call of the Shadows (1994)

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What was the world's first computer role-playing game?

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MS-DOS adventure game heavily based on Blade Runner, circa 1991

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Why the "jmp" instruction is not working?

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