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Why are Floppy Cables Twisted?

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Subscribe to Nostalgia Nerd on Youtube It's the age old question. A question that has been boggling mankind for decades. Why do floppy ribbon cables contain a twist? I've wondered this from the moment I first opened my PC to reveal it's glorious contents. It looks like a hack. Something wasn't quite right in the [...]

1993 Doom Pre-Release Alphas & Betas

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Watch the Video The Original Doom Pre-Release Alpha and Betas, worked on by John Romero and John Carmack before Doom's original release in 1993. These demos are unmistakably Doom from the off, but there are various quirks and changes which were added and removed along the way, including the weapons, pickups, levels, gameplay and a [...]

PD Software

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PD Software... PD Software? What exactly is PD Software? "PD Software is the administration software used by your local Police Department. This includes database software, reception desk interfaces and identi-fit programs...." No, of course it's bloody not. PD Software, as I'm sure you know, stands for Public Domain Software. It was pretty prolific in the [...]

The Pains of Installing Windows ’98 on a “Modern” Machine

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The other day I had an urge. An urge to install Windows '98 on a machine that was made several years after 1998 and to see how easy it was (Take a look at these lovely minimum requirements!). This I feel in hindsight, was an error. Now, what I perceive to be a modern machine [...]

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