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Remembering when #ByteMagazine carried water for #Microsoft's 1990s FUD: archive.org/details/byte-magaz

These days the #FreeBSD-derived #Darwin powering #Apple's operating systems has about the same installed base as #Windows. Adding the de facto Unix #Linux and derivatives like #Android easily eclipses Microsoft's efforts several times over.

#Unix #WindowsNT #RetroComputing

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“A publisher told me that his (successful) business operated on the rule of thumb that 80% of books were not read by the purchaser - they were either gifts or found their way onto glass tables or dusty bookshelves

…That's why we like to say a record collection defines who you are, and a book collection defines who you really want to be.”

Will Page in the Winter 2023 issue of The Author

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Oh but the best part

Dude dumped the rom by CRASHING A GBA AND RECORDING THE CRASH SOUND FOR HOURS https://youtu.be/0-7PSmYYHF0

Yea so it turns out if you crash a gba game and wait long enough, the "crash sound" starts playing the entire address space, so if you take enough recordings and do a majority vote on differences, you can dump a ROM

How the fuck do people figure this shit pit
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DOS_deck is impressive, and incredibly handy if you want to play MS-DOS games in the comfort of your browser. Have a look: dosdeck.com/

#msdos #dos #retrogaming

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I pushed an update to #DOStodon (the #Mastodon client for MS-DOS):

- Display votes with results in the notifications

- Improve single choice voting dialog

- Implemented multiple choice voting

Grab it at github.com/SuperIlu/DOStodon

#Javascript #RetroComputing #MSDOS #CreativeCoding #MastodonClient #FreeDOS #DJGPP #DOjS

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The hell I will!!! One more reason why I prefer my retro game and hardware! Ubisoft can go to the hell of failed gaming companies before it!

#gaming #gamers #retro #retrogaming #retrogamers #retrogamers

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OH YEAH I ALMOST FORGOT TO POST ABOUT IT
since we're on the subject of Quake, they just released today another addon, downloadable through the ingame browser of the remasters, of a 5-map episode with a cool cyberpunk theme. It's related to the game Slave Zero X, and has custom weapons and enemies!
https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en-US/article/new-add-on-episode-enyo-quake?linkId=100000235532596
#Quake #RetroGaming #BoomerShooters

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for #throwbackthursday and because it's the 30th anniversary of #Doom this year - here's a little piece I did back when @foone got Doom to run on a pregnancy test's screen.

#retrogaming

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The smolzine gemini capsule:

A small...oops, smol gemzine. Community oriented and focused on curating the fun, cool and thought-provoking things geminauts of all stripes are writing.
gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space

#gopher #gemini #finger #spartan #text #bbs #library #zine

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#RealPrep: Caches of printed how-to books sealed, vacuumed, and with oxygen-eater packets in the bags with them are probably more valuable for long-term problems than you think.

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Semjaza #BBS and #StrangerThings BBS are both back up (#mysticBBS-based)

#telnet and #ssh connections available on both. See image for addresses ports etc

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