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  1. NASM doesn't run on less than a 386, but if...

    NASM doesn't run on less than a 386, but if you're not dead-set on developing 100% on the vintage hardware, it's fully capable of cross-assembling 8086 or 286 code.
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    It continually boggles me that people still try...

    It continually boggles me that people still try to use Bluetooth for things. It's never worked satisfactorily, from the very beginning to the present day. If modern consumers weren't so...
  3. The *nix experience in a nutshell.

    The *nix experience in a nutshell.
  4. If your big interest is just in giving SGI/IRIX a...

    If your big interest is just in giving SGI/IRIX a spin, I'd recommend the O2 - while the plastics are fragile as hell (save yourself the trouble and just buy one that's already broken,) they're...
  5. From some of the settings on there, I'd hazard a...

    From some of the settings on there, I'd hazard a guess that it's some kind of memory-tester device.
  6. The perspective in the photo is pretty funny...

    The perspective in the photo is pretty funny :lol: But you can tell from the other photos that show standard-sized components like the CD-ROM drive that it's about the size of a small fridge.
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    And, as with any author of a useful program,...

    And, as with any author of a useful program, you're now shackled to it for the rest of your life - this is the state of maintainerhood ;)
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    Things I learned today: Chuck(G) is the...

    Things I learned today: Chuck(G) is the maintainer of 22Nice...?
  9. Interesting to hear about in any case! Where are...

    Interesting to hear about in any case! Where are these things located?
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    It wouldn't at all surprise me if there are VAXen...

    It wouldn't at all surprise me if there are VAXen out in the field somewhere - I don't know that they were as popular in embedded applications as the PDP-8/11, but there's still probably businesses...
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    Touchscreens are just the worst. Even the fancy...

    Touchscreens are just the worst. Even the fancy new ones only make it to the level of "somewhat less awful."
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    "I'm having this issue with software that isn't...

    "I'm having this issue with software that isn't working as designed."

    "Well, use this other software!"

    "That isn't even designed to work the same way."

    "Well, why would you even want to work...
  13. I wonder if the RISC-upgraded 400 series can run...

    I wonder if the RISC-upgraded 400 series can run NeXTSTEP?
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    (checks) Hey, duckduckgo finally got to the...

    (checks)

    Hey, duckduckgo finally got to the point where it doesn't require Javascript just to function at all. Imagine that!
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    That's simple, for sure, although IIRC curses...

    That's simple, for sure, although IIRC curses re-paints on a per-line basis, so you could still probably compress it further if you wanted.
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    I imagine baud-rate concerns are one of the...

    I imagine baud-rate concerns are one of the reasons the animation is only 68x13 (cinematic aspect ratio being another.) That's still 884 characters per frame, though.

    Definitely gonna take a stab...
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    Yeah, I'd assume that for vintage purposes you'd...

    Yeah, I'd assume that for vintage purposes you'd want to convert to something a little less intensive than the text equivalent of full-frame uncompressed video. It'd probably be pretty trivial to...
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    Looks like the Star Wars animation is still up...

    Looks like the Star Wars animation is still up via Telnet at towel.blinkenlights.nl - the main site credits it to Simon Jansen of asciimation.co.nz, who would probably be the person to ask for the...
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    As Terry Pratchett put it, noone is ever truly...

    As Terry Pratchett put it, noone is ever truly dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.
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    I'm not big into customization myself, but hey,...

    I'm not big into customization myself, but hey, some people just like to tweak things to optimize their workflow. Me, I prefer to just use something that's designed from the get-go with good UI...
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    I could see the utility of having one button on...

    I could see the utility of having one button on the thumb-side, though it seems like it'd be prone to accidental clicks if you drag it too hastily in one direction or grip too tight. But putting them...
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    Ooh, nifty. Best of both worlds with that option.

    Ooh, nifty. Best of both worlds with that option.
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    There are some MIDI modules (multiple Sound...

    There are some MIDI modules (multiple Sound Canvases and Korg's half-rack AI2 synths like the 05/RW and X5DR, to name a few) that support a direct serial connection to a PC or Mac, bypassing the...
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    The Ultra series was my introduction to RISC...

    The Ultra series was my introduction to RISC workstation hardware. Aside from the inevitable proprietary peripheral ports, they're not bad machines.
  25. Reminds me, I should really pull out my 425t and...

    Reminds me, I should really pull out my 425t and get NetBSD set up on that thing...
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