On 11/26/09, William Levak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> On the first version of PET Basic you cannot PEEK the Basic ROMs. You >>> always get 0. Supposedly this was a restriction imposed by Microsoft. >> >> haha is that true really? sounds like a very stupid and useless attempt to >> protect them =) > > Yes, it's true, and yes, it's stupid and useless. It only takes a 6 byte > routine poked into memory to get around it. Ultimately useless, yes; but for 90% or more of the initial purchasers, a sufficient roadblock. If the CPU can read a byte, a determined engineer can read that byte. Simple protections merely keep out the casually curious. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-11-27 01:00:16
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