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Meaning of KILLER POKE

 
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A recipe for inducing hardware damage on a machine via insertion of invalid values (see poke) into a memory-mapped control register; used especially of various fairly well-known tricks on bitty boxes without hardware memory management (such as the ibm pc and commodore pet) that can overload analog electronics in the monitor.

See also hcf.

 

 

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