The BBC Micro's SN76489 sound chip (which was also used in the Sega Master System) stands up very well against the SID chip.
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UK's National Museum of Computing asks tunesmiths to recreate bleeps, bloops, and parps of retro game music
IBM ordered to pay £22k to whistleblower and told by judges: Teach your managers what discrimination means
Re: Britain had an empire before the RAF.
"Are you trying to start a Navy/Airforce flame war?"
Remember that the RAF has not shot down a fixed wing aircraft since the Israeli War of Independence in 1948.
All these MiG15, A4s and Mirages downed during the Korean and Falklands wars were shot down by Fleet Air Arm.
Competition sparks innovation
It is a failure of both purchase policy and competition regulation by governments that the IT industry is lumbered with a single near-monopoly supplier of PC OS software.
Until governments start activity promoting alternatives to Windows then cyber-attacks will remain commonplace.
Natural Gas Vehicles
I wish the government / industry would pay more attention to natural gas powered vehicles.
NGVs have lower emissions that gasoline and diesel and, unlike hydrogen, there is an extensive natural gas pipe network already in place.
Tax dollars should be pushing NGVs, not battery powered electrics.
Up here in New England (unlike old England) we have proper winters. I regularly drive to work when the outside air temperature is below -10C or -15C and I have driven to work in -25C weather.
Gasoline engines produce lots of lovely waste heat, but what I need to know before buying an electric car is the range of a Tesla in a traffic jam with the electric heater on full blast.