Stephen Kitt
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Why would a NES game use an undocumented 1-byte or 2-byte NOP in production?
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How was C ported to architectures that had no hardware stack?
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How exactly does Sonic & Knuckles' 'Lock-On Technology' work?
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Are there any modern compilers that can generate Amiga/m68k executables?
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Why did Commodore fill their power supplies with epoxy?
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Why would older video games include fragments of source code?
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What was the first programming book
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Why do programmable sound generators like SID include a noise generator?
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Where and what was Haunt.bat? A game pre-loaded on a c1992 PC
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How did Windows ME "cripple" DOS?
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32 votes
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Rescuing data from old audio cassettes
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What were the differences in floppy disk formats between Amiga and IBM/PC compatible computers?
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Can I image Amiga floppy disks on a modern computer?
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Windows 98 with 2GB of RAM
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Why does UNIX ed not have a prompt by default
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The start of x86: Intel 8080 vs Intel 8086?
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Why was segment register value scaled by such a small factor of 16 on i8086?
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What were the early PC applications requiring a hard disk?
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Will PC-DOS run faster on 4 or 8 core modern machines?
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Did Hewlett Packard really allow the use of the HP48 ROMs in emulators?
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Did any microcomputers back in the day accelerate standard-cassette performance
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What was the first language with regexes?
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Unable to install Colonization in DOSBox
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Is it possible to adapt a standard PC floppy drive to work in an IBM PS/2?
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When did README files start showing up in software?
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How to use ISA card in modern PC
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How does single-stepping on the 8086 interact with internal and external interrupts?
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Who or what is the 'AH' credited on the die of the Atari TIA chip next to Jay Miner?
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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive ROM Disassembler
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Atari 800 CPU - 6502 vs. Sally