You're right, in a pedantic sort of way. It's an easily human readable translation of machine code. But in a practical sort of way, you can program in it, thus it can be considered a "language".
You have completely missed the point. I didn't says that there is no assembly language, but that there is not a single language called "Assembly." Practically, x86 assembly language is completely different from ARM assembly language. It makes no more sense to talk about "Assembly" as a single language than to talk about "Natural Language" as a single language. Someone who speaks Mandarin cannot communicate with someone who speaks Italian just because those are both natural languages.
"Assembly" is not a programming language. Rather, there is at least one "assembly language" for each CPU instruction set. More importantly, compilers rarely produce any kind of assembly language any more, though there are various types of intermediate representations used by interpreters and compilers. Every CPU executes instructions in a machine language. There are several such languages in common use, most importantly those understood by the x86 and ARM families.
Regardless of the politics, they ARE people. We should not dehumanize them. While the actions of North Korea may puzzle us, it would be better understood once one realizes that THEY lost over 500,000 fighting us in the 1950s, which pales in comparison to what is happening in Syria right now.
I would hope there can be peace between US and THEM
Who dehumanized whom? Many Koreans, Americans and people of other nationalities died in the war that paused over six decades ago. It was a terrible war that resulted in a stalemate in which nobody ended up looking good. The Soviets and Chinese supported one brutal dictatorship and the US/UN supported another. However, the South Koreans, Americans and everyone else has moved on. The South Koreans have thrown off their dictators and even tried to build economic ties with the North. What deserves ridicule is the perpetually provocative stance of the North Korean government, calculated to get attention and more appeasement deals. Ridiculing ludicrous claims about targeting the White House does not dehumanize the North Korean people who can't question anything they're told whether they want to or not.
He is not actually going to build that wall on the Mexican border, and whatnot.
Trump promises crazy things he couldn't possibly deliver just like any other candidate. He just doesn't give a shit about sounding plausible.
And apparently have the same level of understanding of our Constitution...
Unfortunately, they probably understand the Constitution very well: well enough to circumvent it.
Is somewhat different from clearing browser cache.
If the videos came from a website, it's not that different. TFA isn't clear on the original source of the videos.
So you are comparing a complete distribution with something like LiteOS that is only supposed to support an IoT?
Linux itself is much larger than 10KiB. Therefore, any OS using it must be bigger than 10KiB.
You also seem to be unaware that floppy disks vary hugely in size. Common sizes on PC hardware varied from 360 KiB up to 1.44MiB. Obviously, one would need three of the former to hold as much as one of the latter. Perhaps you're trying to imply that what I said was incorrect.
Oh, you poor, poor pedant. (3*360KiB)!=1.44MiB.
If you can't get your arithmetic right, how are we to believe anything else you have to say?
Yeah, I guess you'd need four, reinforcing my main point further.
Even the earliest distributions of Linux-based operating systems in the early 1990s required a couple of floppies.
From one extreme to the other. Even in the late 90s and early 00s it was possible to boot a linux system from a single floppy. Heck there's even a distribution named fd-linux. Not just the kernel either. I remember having a full network routing OS with firewall and the works boot from a single floppy.
I'm not really sure what your point is or what extremes you're referring to. You also seem to be unaware that floppy disks vary hugely in size. Common sizes on PC hardware varied from 360 KiB up to 1.44MiB. Obviously, one would need three of the former to hold as much as one of the latter. Perhaps you're trying to imply that what I said was incorrect.
According to http://www.maketecheasier.com/...:
The earliest known distribution was by HJ Lu in early 1992. It consisted of two floppies: a “boot” disk to boot the system and a “root” disk that contained the filesystem, and from which it actually ran.
All of this is beside the point, which is that every Linux-based operating system has required many times the storage space claimed in the article.
I distinctly remember Tom's rootboot, which came on a single 1.44 floppy. I used it often to fix "sick" systems, it came with a number of useful tools. So, it is certainly feasible to strip a Linux system down quite far. Ah, here it is: http://www.toms.net/rb/
You are correct that there have been Linux-based operating systems that fit in a MiB or two. That is more than one hundred times the size claimed in this ridiculous article.
Obviously, their claim to be linux based is >
They say that only to make some noise.
"Oooh, shiny, it's Linux based!" - clueless.
Yeah, that's what I assume.
OS image size is 30k, including a bunch of stuff IoT probably doesn't need (pre-emptive multithreading, multiple network support, multiple platform support, etc...)
So, Contiki's pretty small, though not as small as the article claims LiteOS is. Contiki's not based on Linux either, so nothing you've said is relevant.
You can call it Linux even without shipping all that GNU bloatware. How large is the compiled v0.01 kernel and a bootloader for embedded systems? Since nobody is going to SSH to it, you can remove all programs, and implement your sensors and protocols as compiled-in kernel drivers.
You've obviously never built Linux. The kernel image size is at least one MiB and usually several. It's never been as small as 10 KiB.
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