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Jan
13
asked How does a critical Windows Update find every Windows computer on the Internet?
Nov
13
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
awarded  Tumbleweed
Oct
14
asked Does the 6502 put FF in the stack pointer register as soon as it gets power for the first time?
Oct
10
comment What mode do modern 64-bit Intel chip PCs run the boot sector in?
haimg, thanks for that link and clarification. @Deshe, sorry to take away best answer.
Oct
10
accepted What mode do modern 64-bit Intel chip PCs run the boot sector in?
Oct
10
revised What mode do modern 64-bit Intel chip PCs run the boot sector in?
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Oct
10
asked What mode do modern 64-bit Intel chip PCs run the boot sector in?
Oct
5
comment Are super computers made with just cache technology?
Interesting, huge instruction sets, as in CISC? I'd like to check out documentation of an example of a modern supercomputer with CISC's instruction set.
Sep
18
accepted Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?
Sep
15
comment Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?
So from what I understand of what you said, upon coming to life, the CPU reads instructions from ROM, which instructions say "Copy all the startup instructions here in ROM to RAM and then set the program counter to such-and-such beginning address in RAM." Is that about right?
Sep
15
awarded  Editor
Sep
15
revised Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?
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Sep
15
revised Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?
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Sep
15
asked Is BIOS read from the BIOS chip or copied into RAM on startup?
May
26
accepted How is encryption handled when different email clients send emails securely?
May
26
comment How is encryption handled when different email clients send emails securely?
Thanks! I take it if you have an email account at broam@example.com, and I've never written you before, the finding of your public key entails my email client contacting the email server at example.com, requesting, and getting your public key, all unencrypted (since I have no public key yet) and encrypting & sending my email to you after I have it.
May
26
asked How is encryption handled when different email clients send emails securely?
May
4
asked lpr on Cygwin appending .lnk to my PRINTER value
Jul
2
accepted chmod doesn't seem to work on Cygwin as expected