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Horrible pun, serious idea (retry)
10-18-2017, 07:01 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2017 10:29 PM by Joseph_21sv.)
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Horrible pun, serious idea (retry)
I just had this idea about the expression "a little bit better": Since "a bit" is a literal unit in computing, it is possible to conceive that computer which is "literally" one bit better than a certain documented model. One must however be careful saying "literally" here because a very strictly literal interpretation of this idea means a data bus of an odd width or upgraded video modes which operate oddly due to the details of their original designs. Besides these things, one may as strict or as loose as one wishes in interpreting it.
Here is an example based on the oldest model well-known to the world:
Text: 40x24 to 50x29 characters in 2x1 increments, 8 to 10 bits per character
Block graphics: 40x48 to 50x58 pixels in 2x2 increments, 4 or 5 bits per pixel
Full graphics: 280x192 to 350x232 pixels in 14x8 increments, 1 or 2 bits per pixel plus 1 or 2 bits pixel offset per 7 pixels (partially ignored by monochrome monitors)
VRAM: 2x(2K text buffer+20K framebuffer)
Main RAM: 8K
Audio: 2x1-bit toggle
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10-19-2017, 07:39 AM
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RE: Horrible pun, serious idea (retry)
So what ?
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11-05-2017, 02:47 AM
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RE: Horrible pun, serious idea (retry)
It's like source porting ancient game engines and adding support for better graphics and sound, but for hardware: think of the Analogue Nt series of Nintendo clone consoles or the MEGA 65 computer.
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