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    Not to come back months later, but I finally had...

    Not to come back months later, but I finally had some time to play with this. (two other projects are ahead of this)... and I'm an IDIOT!

    768x576 is 3:2 and aspect correct. The thing I was trying...
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    Confirmed, Does not work on real CGA. Bugger....

    Confirmed, Does not work on real CGA. Bugger. Time wasted, but now I know.

    Odd it works on the 1000SX, something to do with their shoving everything into a VLSI chip? I thought there was at least...
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    Yeah whilst having proper period correct is...

    Yeah whilst having proper period correct is "cute" it's often just not worth it. I've been really partial to certain viewsonic and dell 4:3 aspect LCD's for my 'middling' machines for some time. Both...
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    What completely throws a monkey wrench in the...

    What completely throws a monkey wrench in the works is text mode. In graphics mode the scanline register is the only one that matters, but in text mode it's not just blindly blitting B8000. It's...
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    Actually I'm probably going to have to do...

    Actually I'm probably going to have to do something similar, by perhaps creating a very tight and controlled time slicing engine as other interrupts -- like keyboard and disk -- thoroughly screws...
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    So for every other scanline all the time I'd be...

    So for every other scanline all the time I'd be way down at 152... sucktastic on CPU chewing, but manageable... I think. Eeek, that means 88 clock cycles to do what I need it to do first during the...
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    Wait, the CGA pixel clock is supposedly 315/44,...

    Wait, the CGA pixel clock is supposedly 315/44, and the PIT clock is supposedly 105/88... so...

    630/88 == 105/88 * 6... so six pixels per PIT clock... with 912 pixels per scanline that's 5472 PIT...
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    CGA timing issue

    It's been a LONG time since I programmed the PIT to fire per scanline on CGA, and I seem to have gone full Gungan on how it works. Meesa sayz yew nevah goes teh FULL Gungan...

    I thought the CGA...
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    How so? Just write a .conf file that is set up to...

    How so? Just write a .conf file that is set up to mount the work directory and run your program with any files desired, then run DOSBox with a batch file that exits when the program finishes. Just...
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    So map the folder you're operating with (single...

    So map the folder you're operating with (single for security since f*** knows what DOS would do with full tree access) to a drive. Open the terminal in that folder. ALT-TAB!

    MOUNT D...
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    Welcome to how I cannot fathom how/why people do...

    Welcome to how I cannot fathom how/why people do development work of anything but the Linux kernel under Linux. Well, one of the many, MANY reasons -- just like the many MANY reasons I cannot use it...
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    Which could also bump up against memory limits,...

    Which could also bump up against memory limits, since openSSL -- one of the leanest SSL/TLS decoders -- has a memory footprint of over 40 megs when compression is disabled (sucking more bandwidth)...
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    Care to share where you messed up? Might help...

    Care to share where you messed up? Might help others in the future.

    Some advice though? Whitespace is your friend, use it. Likewise you wouldn't need to waste time typing so many comments if your...
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    I was playing with this idea more, and came to...

    I was playing with this idea more, and came to the conclusion that if the slope is more than 6:1, span at a time wins on the horizontal, and if it's more than 10:1 it wins on the vertical, assuming...
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    are you SURE that's a -2 and not a -3? Remember,...

    are you SURE that's a -2 and not a -3? Remember, the max clock speed goes DOWN as the numbers go up.

    I have had a few of the ceramic-only package 8087's run painfully hot to the point of system...
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    I would think -- even using assembly -- that the...

    I would think -- even using assembly -- that the setup's use of divide and multiply being hundreds of clocks APIECE would take longer than the pixel at a time method for a 240px tall (or shorter)...
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    Then why do we keep getting new HTML versions...

    Then why do we keep getting new HTML versions every few months? (we're up to 5.2) Why do standards exist that REQUIRE compliance in many industries? Are we supposed to let people sleaze by on no...
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    I'm quoting the W3C standard (at least prior to...

    I'm quoting the W3C standard (at least prior to HTML 5 where HEADER, FOOTER, ARTICLE, SECTION, and NAV change things slightly), the intent of why HTML was created, etc, etc.

    Here, since the...
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    I'm not sure I'd call it a gaming PC with a GTX...

    I'm not sure I'd call it a gaming PC with a GTX 1050 in it -- the card that is basically GTX in name only -- "high end".

    Though that really depends on WHICH 1050. Hopefully it's one of the ones...
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    Hamburger menus are either CSS or JavaScript's...

    Hamburger menus are either CSS or JavaScript's job... well it's not really supposed to be JavaScript's job but many developers still haven't learned enough about CSS3, hence derpitude like what...
  21. If you can run the OS native, the majority of the...

    If you can run the OS native, the majority of the time it will run in a VM. Linux, Windows, hackintosh OSX, plain jane DOS, BeOS, Haiku, even relics like CP/M-86.

    How well it runs depends on the...
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    Don't get me wrong on that. Command line shells...

    Don't get me wrong on that. Command line shells are still my go-to for running compilers (I hate IDE's) since they let me do more to customize my build process (such as when combining different...
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    More like 20% given your top menu is read by...

    More like 20% given your top menu is read by screen and braille readers as a run-on sentence screaming "break" between words, some mobile and legacy browsers will not obey your use of font tag since...
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    I wouldn't... why have custom stickers when you...

    I wouldn't... why have custom stickers when you can use the same sticker across all your products? You only hard-print what's uniform across everything, that way you don't have to go running for the...
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    ... and that's where the HTML 3.2 style mentality...

    ... and that's where the HTML 3.2 style mentality is a complete failure. I mean what's simpler?



    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0">
    <tr>
    <td><a href="#"><font...
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