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Boffins measure 27 quantum states of light

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Re: 27 Dimensions ????

Dimension = free variable.

In classical space at time "t", 3 real-valued coordinates suffice to describe the position of a "mass point".

With two particles, you need 6 real-valued coordinates. The space of two particles has 6 dimensions! (Why 3 + 3 instead of 3 x 3? Dunno, lol!)

etc..

Same here: 27 complex values => 27 dimensions.

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Re: off topicish

> /why-bouncing-droplets-are-a-pretty-good-model-of-quantum-mechanics

No.

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Re: 27 rings a bell

No, it is just the size of a teeny tweeny Hilbert space.

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Amateurs find the 'HOLY GRAIL' supernova – right on our doorstep

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Re: This event that's happening now happened a long time ago

In that far away galaxy, Space Obama had just announced Space Obamacare, when the Supernova ruined the announcement, rendering healthcare not mandatory but null and void.

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WHEW! OpenBSD won't CloseBSD (for now) after $100,000 cash windfall

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Re: Secure?

Around the time the war in Iraq was won.

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Re: re: It is also considered incredibly non-GPL

> don't have to comply with

This.

> What's your point?

Why does one have to explain this? It's like having to explain how a car engine works at a NASCAR meetup.

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because it is considered incredibly secure

It is also considered incredibly non-GPL

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Re: Volenteers != free

Someone needs to pay the legals, too.

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UK IT supplier placed on ASA naughty step over 'misleading' HDD ad

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Re: Duh

> progressive liberal campaign

Choose one.

Unless this is the across-the-pond "liberal" (the dictatorship of the taxing neurotics)

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"These drives have seen the galaxy, m'lord! Cheap, for the price!"

So what was the manufacturing date on the 40'000+ hour drives?

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Botnet PC armies gulp down 16 MILLION logins from around the web: Find out if you're a victim

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Re: Just wondering

and I consider that a good thing

"It's not the right vs. the left, it is the state vs. you."

Haben Sie etwas gelernt von der letzten Mal!?

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China forces users to upload videos under their real names

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Also, time to re-read True Names.

In the once upon a time days of the First Age of Magic, the prudent sorcerer regarded his own true name as his most valued possession but also the greatest threat to his continued good health, for - the stories go - once an enemy, even a weak unskilled enemy, learned the sorcerer's true name, then routine and widely known spells could destroy or enslave even the most powerful. As times passed, and we graduated to the Age of Reason and thence to the first and second industrial revolutions, such notions were discredited. Now it seems that the Wheel has turned full circle (even if there never really was a First Age) and we are back to worrying about true names again:

The first hint Mr. Slippery had that his own True Name might be known - and, for that matter, known to the Great Enemy - came with the appearance of two black Lincolns humming up the long dirt driveway that stretched through the dripping pine forest down to Road 29. Roger Pollack was in his garden weeding, had been there nearly the whole morning, enjoying the barely perceptible drizzle and the overcast, and trying to find the initiative to go inside and do work that actually makes money. He looked up the moment the intruders turned, wheels squealing, into his driveway. Thirty seconds passed, and the cars came out of the third-generation forest to pull up beside and behind Pollack's Honda. Four heavyset men and a hard-looking female piled out, started purposefully across his well-tended cabbage patch, crushing tender young plants with a disregard which told Roger that this was no social call.

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Yes, just you.

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Re: I hear

That would be like emulating a pink-painted Death Star.

Surely there must be a new hope?

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Our Milky Way galaxy is INSIDE OUT. Just as we suspected, mutter boffins

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Re: But here's a puzzle...

That kinda stuff is being pretty much very well indeed simulated on them supercomputers.

The Millennium-XXL Project: Simulating the Galaxy Population in Dark Energy Universes

No extra crank stuff needed except dark ingredients.

I do think we have ourselves a winner.

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Re: Of course, Polonium cannot exist!

I think just settling on the BB is lazy

That's right, I'm totally down with the WinPho theory. There are just two or three other retards with me here, room's pretty empty. We can have a beer, talk smack ...

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All that metal!!

Where is Mittal?

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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

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Re: Quite interesting .....

Hitachi results as in the early 2000's

That's 13 years ago, so probably not really relevant.

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Re: Google did a similar study in 2007

But Google kept schtum about the drive makers.

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Re: 120%

“dead on arrival on arrival”…

Correct if you need an RMA sandwich.

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Re: Misuse of Drives

> Using desktop drives in a 24/7 environment will kill them.

[Citation needed]

> RAID ... exacerbates the failures

[Dubious statement - Discuss]

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DNS poisoning slams web traffic from millions in China into the wrong hole

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That Walls Street Website is for people with financial braincancer.

Why do they put STOCKTICKERS behind COMPANY NAMES IN THE ARTICLE?

Stockwanking taken too far? I assure you not! It's for people with financial nous that mere mortals cannot reach!!

Meanwhile, China is making a creaking sound. Bizarre, it sounds like U-Boat that is reaching crush debt, are you sure those bank reinforcements are sufficiently str--- CARRIER LOST.

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

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Re: Shock, horror

..but life goes on.

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Romanian Bitcoin baron 'stumps up $20k to keep OpenBSD's lights on'

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Re: Why no Apple?

Quite so.

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The solution is "sponsoring"

Whole so-called "not for profits" survive very well indeed using that policy and there is still money left at the end of the year for a bottle of Chardonnay.

Someone must have trouble building up a network of sponsor and hitting up people for donations.

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You better observe them immediately, then.

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WTF?

20'000?

Which are missing??

That's like "cents" to fatcats.

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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WTF?

Who you gonna call? Arsebusters!

so the extra mass which people dropped was probably most of the digestive flora losing grip on the intestines and just falling out

This does NOT evoke nice images.

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Hotol lives!

A homegrown single-stage-to-orbit project.

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Re: Maltitol is evil incarnate." EEEEVULL

Many chemical companies here have a smorgasbord....

Yeah, chill out with the black helicopters. I will grant you this for Agent Orange and Depleted Uranium, but these are wholly different levels of the Military-Congressional Complex.

Or are they?

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Re: Maybe not trolls

Don't forget - you are in this forum forever!

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Re: Drama queens

> How to avoid huge ships

3 new from £182.08

6 used from £139.98

The fuck?

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IBM to offload System x this week: Our sources spill the beans

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Re: Amdahl

Isn't the BS2000 an S390 clone by Siemens?

Also, shouldn't there be ex-Soviet clones on the market somewhere or did they all go under when Yeltsin seized the bottle privatization control lever?

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Look out, Earth! Here comes China Operating System (aka Linux)

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Re: It will never work

Bad troll, 0/10. Could not get any service. Avoid.

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Re: The long march!

It's the one on which you don't want to have landwars.

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Devs write 'film my shag' sex app for Google Glass

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Re: Automatic point scoring.

One Up!

mario_dogs_princess_loop.gif

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Re: Oh god - I can't get rid of this image

I am eagerly awaiting Google Squids.

That movie was spot on on "current trends in cop behaviour" though.

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Re: Well thats the ......

What are you saying I don't even.

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Hey, G20. Please knock it off with the whole tax loophole thing - we're good guys, really

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Hungry for some redistribution?

There is no way out

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Ancient carving of 'first human-built holy place' = Primitive Vulture Central

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Re: There are 60 rooms at the potbelly hill

And if it can eat you, worship harder.

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Re: Prior art?

Clearly a seer's warning against IP vultures and scorpions.

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Eight EXCELLENT languages for the fondleslab-friendly Intranet of Thingies

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Re: The answer is "JavaScript"...

> To be fair the answer is _still_ C++

Derp.

To the person with a C++ compiler, everything looks like C++ problem.

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Re: Please God no

Isn't a monad something that Leibniz dreamed up to explain the System of the World?

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A game of thrones

Both are vying for the next crown:

D versus Go comparison [closed]

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Mushroom

By the Spirit of Baltar

Also, no mention of Golang and D?

What is this, 2005 all over again.

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Yes, I saw the movie by Dino de Laurentiis. UGH.

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Ye Gods, Jesus Frack Holy!!

Fab technology #1: the dominant browser-side language will be JavaScript.

This is like saying your next fab resort will be a Stalin's gulag.

You may not necessarily want to be there, but you ARE in a military truck with GPU goons on all sides, so choices are restricted.

Still doesn't mean the destination is "fab".

Also, do people differentiate between a JVM and Java?

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EE BrightBox routers can be hacked 'by simple copy/paste operation'

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Re: Whose routers ARE secure?

Backdoor codes passing each other, high-fiveing, HOLDING THE DOOR!

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Sure was a firmware update to 7.62

I hope someone picked up the not exactly biocompatible pieces from woodland, innit?

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Consumers shove EMEA PC market down giant hole of DOOM

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CHRISWELL PREDICTS!

There is a feeling among analysts that the market may have bottomed out and the only way is up, and there are some PC vendors and suppliers praying they are right.

HAIL MARY!

Maybe it is time for a call to helicopter money?

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