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Comment Re:Compatibility (Score 1) 146

Won't work; you'll just get a "Cannot do binary reads from a device" error. After all, if ^Z (the EOF character in CP/M) is disabled, how will it know when it reaches EOF?
You'll have to convert it to HEX format and transfer it that way and then use DEBUG to convert it back. How you actually create a HEX file is beyond me, though.

Or just install from a CD image.

Comment Re:Yes, and maybe (Score 2) 225

No, you remember kaomoji; which are the textual (ASCII, originally) "faces" that Japanese created. Emoji are the graphical icons. As I understand it, kaomoji are always faces (right-side up ones, at that!) where as emoticons and emoji can be anything. Also "emoji" is not a abreviation of "emotional ji" ("ji"="character"), as some might think. It's a combination of "e" and "moji", not "emo" and "ji".

Comment Re:Commodore Amiga or Commodore PC? (Score 1) 456

Read this:
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Display_list
The Atari could certainly do that split-screen stuff via the "Display List". The Amiga was partially based off of the Atari. Some of the same engineers worked on the Amiga. It even has a more advanced version of the Atari's Display List functionality.
And screen tearing stopped being a problem with the Atari. But usually only games try to v-synch with the screen. Those, and some text file viewers which support smooth scrolling. Of course you won't see anything like that in a window system; only full-screen programs. And remember that if you try out one of these old machines in an emulator, that your monitor's refresh rate must match, or be a multiple of, the emulated computer's refresh rate to see smooth scrolling.
(make sure to activate the emulator's "vsync" feature as well)

Comment Re:Commodore Amiga or Commodore PC? (Score 1) 456

Bouncing a ball while formatting a disk? Hell, we could do that on a Atari 800 back in 1979! And, from what I know about the Commodore 64, you can do it there too. And the TI-99/4A could probably do it too; what with it having a graphic co-processor that could efectively (albeit slowly) act as a CPU.

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