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 04-09-2005, 05:44 AM #11 Fully Optimized   Join Date: Sep 2004 Posts: 2,438 Re: Machine Language Google is changing thier name? __________________ __________________ Just A Guy With A Voice In His Head...
 04-09-2005, 10:16 AM #12 Fully Optimized   Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 1,887 Re: Machine Language Sorry, but I don't get what you mean. Hah, are they going to change their name? I don't have AOL (thank goodness), so I wouldn't know. __________________
 04-09-2005, 06:23 PM #13 Golden Master     Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: 13,873 Re: Machine Language hehe of course computers still use it. Every time you press a key on teh keyboard it sends 8 bits of information to the PC. these 8 bits equal a byte. The computer uses this form of information in circuits too, and it's binary, and so digital. Digital has 2 states = 1 and 0. If it was analogue for example, it'd have many states. But the computer works in the way it does (and can also proove why we cannot have true AI) because it is still using data 2 states in circitry and in coding for itself. To say google, thats if it was typed, you'd have to use 6 sets of 8 bits, so 6 bytes to write it in memory. Google would be: G = 01000111, (no caps) o = 01101111, o = 01101111, g = 01100111, l = 01101100, e = 01100101. This is what the computer stores everytime you'd type that into the keyboard. edit : You'd also have to count spaces which would be 8 0's Hope this helps p.s This whole post for example would have (up to here) 848 bits or 106 bytes. You start to see how word documents gain in size as you keep typing. 1024 bytes of this information would equal 1 Megabyte! __________________ Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
 04-09-2005, 06:38 PM #14 Daemon Poster     Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 563 Re: Machine Language Of course it is still used; BIOS stands for binary input output system. And as Kage describes there is a binary conversion to bytes which are in turn is converted in hexadecimal where we have a counting system not based on ten but on 16; 0 to 9 then A B C D E F. If you go in your registry editor, all the keys are in labeled using the hexadecimal system which is the same used in machine language. Took machine language course back in the late 70's on a Motorola Z80... some operations have specific hexadecimal function. __________________ Asus P4P800 SE Intel P4 3.2 Gig 1024 Meg PC3200 cas latency 2.5 RAID 0 2-36.7 Gig SATA WD 10,000 RPM 200 Gig WD ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9600XT 6500 Kb bandwith Internet Connection
 04-09-2005, 06:40 PM #15 Golden Master     Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: 13,873 Re: Machine Language Woh Zero4Zero...thats something I didn't know. I knew hexidecimal was used somewhere,b ut didn't know it was like that. Thanks for that __________________ Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
 04-10-2005, 04:15 AM #16 Site Team     Join Date: Dec 2002 Posts: 15,233 Re: Machine Language Yes Assembly is still around. You still have to learn it on some courses. __________________ [url=http://www.LNXPS.NET]LNXPS.NET - The XPS Library]
04-10-2005, 11:34 AM   #17
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Quote:
 Of course it is still used; BIOS stands for binary input output system.
No. BIOS stands for Basic Input Output System.

But yes, everything we do is binary. Computers are made to read binary. This is why we still use megabytes, gigabytes, etc. Eventually we'll get into terrabytes.
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