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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

You know you have a slow computer when...

...the ColecoVision emulator doesn't run smoothly in full-screen. I think this is because it uses DirectX...it might run faster if I used a DOS emulator. Who knows. It's worth noting that the ColecoVision uses the same CPU as a TI-82 graphing calculator (a Zilog Z80), but at half the clock speed of the calculator. I know emulation is processor intensive, but, man....

The ColecoVision, by the way, was the best home video game console you could get in 1982, and it remained so until the NES came out.

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