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    Anyone come across good to render pictures in ANSI/ASCII art? Or is that basically not possible?

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      You mean, take a picture and render it as ASCII art? libaa or libcaca (for color) can do this. A bunch of media tools can even stream video through them: mplayer can, vlc likely as well..

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        Thanks. I actually found a newer app called timg that appears to be more reliable and have broader support for terminals and file redirection than caca or catimg. https://github.com/hzeller/timg Something about the way GraphicsMagick libraries are packaged on Fedora made it tricky to get working.

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      This topic is right up my alley but looking at the ToC it seems kind of basic.

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        I remember feeling like this was a problem even 20 years ago. I remember trying BeOS around 2000 and feeling like I got my PC back. The problem is much worse now though. I could be sitting on a 3.0Ghz i7 with a fast internet connection and some web apps are just crawling.

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          It’s a great idea but it can be frustrating if you have dependencies on the Windows Store.

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            I’d say if you can’t run LTSC, and you must use Windows 10, then you should be aware that Enterprise is much less frustrating than Professional. I don’t know what the licensing and pricing hassles might be with it, though.

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              Or Education. This is basically enterprise for students, free.

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                A better reason to use diploma mills. Maybe…

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              It’s actually possible to get the Windows Store on LTSC. I needed it for something, so I have it on my desktop running LTSC 17763.

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                How hard was that to do? Is there a list of steps somewhere? I gave up after realizing that’s what the problem was thinking Microsoft would actively try to prevent people from doing that.

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                  Look up “LTSC Add Microsoft Store” or something along those lines.

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                Picking a flavor of Windows that doesn’t have access to sandboxed apps from the Microsoft Store, all in the name of dealing with less bloat, strikes me as a weird choice.

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                The hardware description language Chisel uses Scala to capture electronic circuit designs, kind of like Verilog and VHDL. It seems to have gotten a fair amount of academic adoption but it also has received some industry push back. Chisel’s success also seems to be in spite of Scala, not because of it. From what I can tell Chisel has spread largely because of RISC-V growth. Some popular RISC-V cores are implemented in Chisel.

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                  Nice. A football (soccer) version would be cool too…

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                    Anyone running Linux on the latest and greatest hardware AND wanting an advanced feature set is likely going to encounter at least some administrative overhead. Your typical Linux distro is a good system but it typically doesn’t have the engineering support for particular platform like macOS or Chrome OS.