Does the TI have a killer poke... Or, killer call load, i suppose?
I do not mean poking a value that causes a system crash or reset... I mean literally has the potential to damage hardware.
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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 AM
Not that I've ever heard of. But honestly, even if I knew of such a thing, I'd never tell anyone out of fear of some malicious person embedding it in a trojan program.
Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 AM
What you can do to destroy hardware is turn some of the programmable I/O points on the TMS 9901 PSI in the wrong direction. If you set an output against an output, you may fry the chip. But you can't do that with just a "poke".
Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 10:36 AM
In Chapter 2 of Teach Yourself Extended BASIC (PHD 5019) where it explains what CALL LOAD does, it gives this warning:
CARELESS USE OF "CALL LOAD"
MAY CAUSE SYSTEM FAILURE.
USE "CALL LOAD" ONLY AS
INSTRUCTED IN THE DOCUMEN-
TATION FOR ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE
Found that to be quite interesting. Not sure if they meant it would lock up/crash the computer or actually frying the hardware.
Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 4:13 AM
Not sure if they meant it would lock up/crash the computer or actually frying the hardware.
They were referring to a lock up/crash only.
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