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This is a separate chapter from my main SeanPM_OnGitHub Gist that showcases my current unanswered technical computing questions.

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Index

00.0 - Top

01.0 - Title

02.0 - Index

03 - Current unanswered computing questions

03.1 - Early computing questions

03.2 - Web development questions

03.3 - Hardware questions

03.4 - UNIX questions

04.0 - Gist info

05.0 - Gist version history

06.0 - Footer


My current unanswered technical questions

This is a list of current technial questions I have. You can help me answer them if you want. Anybody who has a valid answer will get mentioned, answer attempts will also get mentioned.

This section was last updated on July 28th 2020 (07.28.2020)

Early computing questions

  1. How was the first bit/byte of data put onto the first digital computer if there was no operating system, and no system for keeping/taking inputs? How was data inputted and stored in the first computer (such as the ENIAC {1945})?
  2. These days, processors with a set integer max out at the set integer (eg: 64 bit maxes out at 9,223,372,036,854,775,807) but the pattern seemed to start with 24 bit computers, how come 8 bit (256) and 16 bit (65536) computers had such low integer limits, but in some cases could use a lot more (since the score for NES tetris greatly exceeds 256) I am not entirely sure what the reason behind this is
  3. No other early computing questions listed

This section was last updated on July 28th 2020 (07.28.2020)

Web development questions

  1. How do I test AJAX functions in Firefox 77.0.1 through a local file without the request being blocked and receiving an error based on content security?
  2. No other web development questions listed

This section was last updated on July 28th 2020 (07.28.2020)

Hardware questions

  1. How was the first bit/byte of data put onto the first digital computer if there was no operating system, and no system for keeping/taking inputs? How was data inputted and stored in the first computer (such as the ENIAC {1945})?
  2. If I were to buy a laptop and take its SSD out and replace it with another drive, would it be as simple as plug and play to get it to boot? Would I have to modify the MBR (Master Boot Record) or something else to get it to boot into Linux?
  3. If I were to get a mechanical keyboard for a computer, would it be more durable than a modern plastic keyboard? I am looking for a good keyboard that can handle my millions of yearly keystrokes without failing in the first 2 years.
  4. No other hardware questions listed

This section was last updated on July 28th 2020 (07.28.2020)

UNIX questions

  1. I do not trust the Canonical snap store. I don't want to use a package manager, I just want to use local files. Is there an easier way to find stable .deb, .flatpak, or .appimage files?
  2. How do you extract a tar.xz file and compile it into a functional program?
  3. I recently downloaded TOR, the UNIX Epoch is January 1st 1970, but this file seemed to have overflown to December 31st 1999. Is there a reason for this?
  4. Can Windows executables run and harm my system through WINE by default? I haven't modified any of WINE's settings yet (I can't even find WINE)
  5. No other UNIX questions listed

This section was last updated on July 28th 2020 (07.28.2020)


Gist info

File version: 1 (Saturday, August 1st 2020 at 3:48 pm) - Separated from: SeanPM_OnGitHubV56

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Gist version history

Version 1 (Saturday, August 1st 2020 at 3:48 pm) - Separated from: SeanPM_OnGitHubV56

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  • Added a Gist info section
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