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    Same shit with Greek. Early DOS versions followed a local popular extension of the ASCII charset 437G/737 and not 869-ISO-8859-7. Even worse Microsoft made Windows-1253 and you could tell the wrong codepage by the rectangle you got when hyphenated capital A was used. Not to mention issues not only on filesystems and web pages but even DBMS. Thank God for Unicode.

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      Even worse Microsoft made Windows-1253 and you could tell the wrong codepage by the rectangle you got when hyphenated capital A was used.

      Kind of like with short-lived SSL certificates, I think I prefer it to be immediately obvious that I’m using the wrong codepage rather than have it break in production with untested input. Yes, it makes it annoying to deal with when it’s not done right, but that’s not a bad thing.

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      It’s worth knowing and writing down but I think now that IE is officially dead in the majority of orgs we should just let it fall out of use entirely.

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        You’ve got a point. Nevertheless, iE11 is still embedded in many Windows applications and cannot be easily replaced with embedded WebKit.

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        I and my team are finishing up and launching hwURLs – a neat hardware news aggregator. We have now added top 21 hardware news feeds but need 3 more for release.

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          Looks cool! Kudos!

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          Unlike the ESP32-C3, which is RISC-V based, the S3 still uses the Tensilica LX7 CPU.

          While the specs of both parts are different, having the C3 to dip their feet in the water with RISC-V will allow them to gauge interest.

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            I agree. Nevertheless, it’s an incremental change and I am looking forward to disclosure of more information regarding the extra vector instructions that are AI-related.

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              I wonder whether these instructions are specifically tuned for AI tasks, or if the marketing department is just slapping an “AI” label on regular vector instructions.

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                good one - I see a related trend around. Let’s see when they disclose more information.

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            Well-written and insightful. Nevertheless, it appears that at some point the author lost interest and left out important things like PWM and communication with other devices (RS-232, SPI, I2C etc.)

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              left out important things like PWM and communication with other devices (RS-232, SPI, I2C etc.)

              I think this is intentional. The purpose is not to handhold all the way through, but to get someone started.

              The intent is for the person who goes through it to become self-sufficient. This includes ability to e.g. read datasheets.

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              We use it on my daytime job to fetch data from databases and text files and combine them.