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every time your computer boots the processor wakes up thinking it's 1978 and the bootloader and kernel have to work together to gently coax it back to reality

· Amaroq · 134 · 193

"you're telling me segmentation isn't acceptable anymore??"

@brook idk what this is but its a trip

@jordyd unless booting into real mode is disabled, in which case it wakes up thinking it's 1982 (well, more like 1985 since 286 memory protection wasn't kept)? :p

@jordyd god I never want to write a boot loader ever again

@drequivalent I wish I had a hippie grandmother

@jordyd dammit, someone already said that!

*slinks away slowly*

@hector this explains why it's so confused

@nuhn this is your brain on x86

@jordyd sounds like me on an average morning. wasn't even born until the year after. (crap. nobody do the math. ;^)

@jordyd
Little does it know that it will spend its entire session pretending to be in 1976!

@lupine they've got compatibility completely backwards if you ask me

@jordyd Thank you for assuming my ROM's value is epoch=252460800