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GeneralRe: Did anyone here ever race the electron beam? And did you win the race? Pin
CodeWraith2-Jul-23 22:12
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I have that book in the shelf myself. A shame that all that pedal to the metal assembly code has been replaced by hard wired logic in some graphics processor since then. But things have been that way all along. Turns out that even my first computer kindof raced the electron beam, but it was automated via interrupts and DMA so all I had to learn was how to set up an interrupt routine and had not to worry about how to put pixels on the screen anymore.

The computer's design goes back to 1976. At that time having graphics at all were a complicated and expensive affair, so usually little single board computer kits did not have any at all. To make it not only affordable, but also relatively uncomplicated to use was a small wonder.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.

His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.

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