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What's this computer in the 1988 movie "Vampire's Kiss"?

67 votes

Was there a specific benefit to inverted (XOR) mouse cursors other than aesthetics?

63 votes

Why were floppy drives not any faster?

58 votes

Why do C to Z80 compilers produce poor code?

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Is it safe to turn on a 40-year old TRS-80?

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Did computers come with circuit diagrams?

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"Quit all programs, and then restart your computer" in the Windows 95 "Illegal operation" dialog

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What was the typical thickness of fanfold printer paper?

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How did the ZX80 store both a useful program and screen memory?

35 votes

How did installers locate the Program Files directory on Windows 95?

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Why was segment register value scaled by such a small factor of 16 on i8086?

34 votes

Does an ISA card have a fixed memory address?

34 votes

How can I recover the contents from an Amiga HDD using modern Linux?

32 votes

Did Microsoft really reserve secret APIs in Windows?

31 votes

Where is DOS stored in memory when a program starts?

31 votes

What prevents faster versions of old architectures from being created?

31 votes
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Can the two CPUs in a Commodore 128 run at the same time?

30 votes

How was early randomness generated?

30 votes
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Why the "jmp" instruction is not working?

30 votes

Magnetic exposure to floppy disk damages file system and requires complete reformat?

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Did 5.25" floppies undergo a change in magnetic coating?

28 votes
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Proportional fonts on 8-bit computers

27 votes

What was the effect of the Video Game Crash of 1983 outside of North America?

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Why are old CPUs like MOS Technology 6502 and Motorola 68000 considered better for real time systems applications than modern x86 based CPUs?

27 votes

When IPv6 was designed were there any specific considerations for other planets?

27 votes

What did corporations use for long-distance networks in the 1980s?

26 votes

Did any notable product use Intel's first RAM?

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Uses for the halt instruction?

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Blue and yellow stripes on the screen when loading from tape on ZX Spectrum

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How did the original Apple Macintosh and Atari ST use protected mode?

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