Oscilloscope Quake

Photo credit: Pekka Vaananen via Laughing Squid

Programmer Pekka Vaananen managed to hack an old Hitachi V-422 oscilloscope to run the classic FPS game Quake. He says: “I was quite disappointed by the performance I got out of this. Merely 1000 lines on screen simultaneously, usually not even that. Any higher numbers end up being represented as such high frequencies the audio output can’t keep up. One can increase the time spent on each line but this causes additional latency and the image starts to flicker. Speeding up the drawing speed allows more stuff per frame, but the quality degrades quickly as can be seen in the comparison image shown earlier.” Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the nicest gas station toilet ever.