When we included the Monitor program in the TED (Plus4, etc) that allowed disassembly and display of memory the head of Commodore England sent a Telex saying that we had created the perfect machine for software piracy. MY Telex reply was "Thank you". Bil -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2009 7:17 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: PET 2001 Fix....WAS: Will pay good money for NON working PET 2001 motherboard. On 11/26/09, William Levak <email@example.com> 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 list -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by IDSi's MailScanner. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-11-27 01:00:21
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