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The Nobel Prize for physics has gone to French and US boffins for their work quantum manipulation. Serge Haroche of Collège de France and David Wineland at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the University of Colorado will share the prize and the £744,000 winnings that go with it for work on single photons and …

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Joke

Quantum computer Boffin 'had to sit down"

Is that because his wave function collapsed?

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Holmes

Re: Quantum computer Boffin 'had to sit down"

No, he was so surprised he completely forgot where he was. His momentum then dropped to zero.

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Joke

obvious we need a benchmark for Quantum Computing now.

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Coat

Quantum Crysis?

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>obvious we need a benchmark for Quantum Computing now.

As long as you promise not to measure it while I'm working

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Coat

Quantum Cry-SITS shirley?

... leaving already

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Author wont be winning a nobel prize for grammar

<grammar Nazi>

First line of the article. Tsk Tsk. Does no one proof read these things?

"The Nobel Prize for physics has gone to French and US boffins for their work quantum manipulation."

</grammar Nazi>

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Re: Author wont be winning a nobel prize for grammar

That'll be "won't"

Tsk. Tsk.

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Re: Author wont be winning a nobel prize for grammar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry's_law

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The cat is out of the bag.

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yes, but is it dead or alive?

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Actually

We all found out it wasn't even a cat. Though it did run straight to the Ecuadorian Embassy, for some reason.

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It's Bloody Furious.

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Anonymous Coward

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The problem all can be traced back to Pussy, then ;)

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Why did the call have a swedish country code when the nobel prize is from norway (except the peace prize)

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I think you'll find it's the other way 'round...

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Coat

He *HAD* to sit down?

Or was there a 99.999998% chance that he would sit down?

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@emmanuel goldstein - bugger!

@John D. Blair - indeed!

@Esskay - I believe he was both sitting down, and standing up, until someone observed him. Probably his wife.

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Presumably theres another universe out there where he kept standing....

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