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Ken Gober
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65 votes

Why are punch card readers no longer in use?

46 votes

What did the 8086 (and 8088) do upon encountering an illegal instruction?

43 votes
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How was the blinking terminal cursor invented?

41 votes

Why does the original Donkey Kong update the screen in a curtain closing pattern?

36 votes
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How can I overclock my Commodore 64?

35 votes
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Why were early versions of BASIC different?

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When you type on a computer terminal, how are the characters displayed on the screen?

29 votes
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How to use BASIC after "LOAD "$",8 on the C64

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Could you use uppercase or special characters in a password in early Unix?

26 votes

Were the dungeons in Legend of Zelda designed to fit together?

24 votes
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Why has Novell never written its own boot loader?

21 votes

Why is the serial port driver named "/dev/ttyS#"?

20 votes

Why not use fractions instead of floating point?

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Is it possible to procedurally determine the number of cycles a particular instruction takes on a 6502?

19 votes
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What is the instruction set of the PDP-7?

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Which pointing devices were used by early laptop computers?

16 votes

What determines which architecture an a.out executable runs on?

15 votes

Does an ISA card have a fixed memory address?

14 votes

Which Linux or BSD distributions do still support i386, i486 or i586 CPUs?

14 votes

What register size did early computers use?

14 votes

Reason for the Amiga clock speed

14 votes

Using only one terminal, can I interrupt a process that's hung on very early Unix versions?

13 votes

Unix utility "smiley" to decode emoticons: Where to get it?

13 votes

When TCP was first invented, was the initial sequence number required to be random?

13 votes

Why did base64 win against uuencode?

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C64, basic v2, DATA strange behavior

12 votes
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DECNet physical connector

11 votes
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Is the terminal number fixed?

11 votes

Is there anything special about /dev/console?

11 votes

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