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Bristol boffins announce QUANTUM CLOUD

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Re: Shurely shome mishtake?

The fun thing about photons is that you are never sure about how many there are. Accelerate your reference frame and voilà - instantly more of them.

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The Bristol chip generates a photon using a blue laser that is split into two red daughter photons. These photons are prepared as qubits – the quantum equivalent of a digital bit, except these can exist in superposition of states which can be manipulated using electrodes acting as phase shifters that change the speed of the photons via wave guides, which "behave like optical fibres and channel the photons around the chip," the researchers write.

That should probably read

The Bristol chip generates a photon using a blue laser that is split into two red daughter photons. These photons represent a 2-qubit entangled state (and thus you can make the paths of the photons interfere with each other, which would not be possible if the photons were not entangled).

It's not very well explained at all on the Bristol pages ... >:-(

Did I mention you can get Scoot Aaronson's "Quantum Computing since Democritus" in fine bookstores? BUY IT NOW.

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US intelligence: Snowden's latest leaks 'road map' for adversaries

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Re: Any doubts?

You forget to mention "HITLER" and "WORSE THAN SADDAM" and "THE WORLD AGREES THAT" and also "WORSE THAN HITLER".

OTOH, pluspoints on the "CHILDREN" and the single "WOMAN".

Did I mention "HITLER"?

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"He did his job and all he got was pneumonia on a watchtower at Auschwitz"

"Our intelligence community would not be doing its job if we did not try to counter that"

Who gave you that job?

Who defined that job? Did you define that job yourself?

What is it for?

Where is the job description?

Does your paymaster know about you doing this job for him?

Does he approve of being the object of this job?

Is the job worth anything or is it just an ego trip and funride that yields nothing? Evidence says so.

Do you think your job is ethically a bit problematic? If not, why not?

Who pays for your job? Is it future generations? If so, are they okay with that?

Do you truthfully report to your supervisor (not the coloured decider cretin , i mean the "representatives")? If not, why not?

Is your supervisor in full control of his mental faculties? If not, why do you assume you are doing your job correctly?

Do you think your job is putting the nation on a path of hegemonistic ideological control? If not, why not?

Does your head rest uneasily?

What is conscience?

etc. etc.

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The Solar System's second-largest volcano found hiding on Earth

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Re: So how come...

So this Volcano should be called "The Economy"

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Re: A-ha!

> Second Impact was supposed to be in Antarctica!

Anno just adapted that for more dramatic effect.

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A-ha!

Either the lair of Godzilla or the position of Second Impact.

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Headmaster calls cops, tries to dash pupil's uni dreams - over a BLOG

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> For example: My wife is a chemist, I'm an engineer, it drives her up the wall when I walk about entropy in communication channels.

Then she needs some training because it's exactly the same thing.

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Re: Truth or consequences

> luckily for him, after his school career had finished

I don't see that. He would have been luckier to be thrown out BEFORE his school "career" had finished (the retardation trip is actually called "career"? who knew...)

> If I'd behaved like this towards my previous employer I'd expect them to tell any future employer.

The uni is not his "employer": He is the "customer", you know.

Fracking authoritarians are everywhere.

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Re: Anarchist?

I'm okay with that!

F.U., bricks in the walls.

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That earth-shattering NSA crypto-cracking: Have spooks smashed RC4?

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Hmmm... Hacks

Israel or Turkey:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/the-athens-affair

On 9 March 2005, a 38-year-old Greek electrical engineer named Costas Tsalikidis was found hanged in his Athens loft apartment, an apparent suicide. It would prove to be merely the first public news of a scandal that would roil Greece for months.

The next day, the prime minister of Greece was told that his cellphone was being bugged, as were those of the mayor of Athens and at least 100 other high-ranking dignitaries, including an employee of the U.S. embassy

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Crack open those wallets: Microsoft is raising software prices AGAIN

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The rentseeking of King Ball

> And more logic in the fact that CPUs are getting far more powerful over time...

1) I have already paid for the CPU

2) Why should I pay Microsoft anything for work done by others

3) You could also price-hike because airtravel is getting easier etc.

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Reports: NSA has compromised most internet encryption

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Dat Citation!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/nsa-gchq-encryption-codes-security

"Knowledge that GCHQ exploits these products and the scale of our capability would raise public awareness generating unwelcome publicity for us and our political masters."

Yesss, master....

Oh well, time to short cloud providers, then.

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Re: Such a surprise?

> but I could surely devise one better than our current sorry system.

Please feel free.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: The mobe for CHUCK NORRIS TYPES

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Re: Eagle IPA?

But San Miguel ain't the worst by far.

Also:

"The last improvement is partly due a different finish than the typical Samsung hyperglaze."

I suddenly thought I was reading Neuromancer again. WTF.

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Tor traffic torrent: It ain't the Syrians, it's the BOTS

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Re: This is a very serious issue

You forgot to mention HITLER and GASSING HIS OWN PEOPLE.

Just like in MUNICH.

And don't HITLER forget the CHILDREN being menaced by GASSING by HITLER!

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Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

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Re: TIFKAM?

But "Metro or not as they feel like it" does not really roll as easily off the tongue as TIFKAM.

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> Who really uses a custom programmed APP?

How was life in the Bundeswehr, mmeier from mmicrosoft?

Welcome to the messy area of civilian apps.

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Three used cheap deal to lure me into buying expensive slab, chap tells ASA

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But people like to play the victim. If it's not radioactivity or genetically engineered food or the Koch Brothers, it's the expensive fondleslab.

They then proceed to vote the bandits into office. Go figure.

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Re: Why bother?

> And we wonder why people say this country is going to pot.

If you want Pol Pot and socialism, you know where you can find it.

Regulate away. Can't find a job?Get in the dole. Because getting a job is also a matter of regulation.

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> it is very annoying, and a waste of your time.

So you lose a few minutes during which you can't watch Desperate Chickens or Games of Thrones.

Big deal.

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Canadian comet impact fingered for triggering prehistoric climate shift

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Re: So what can we do to attract more comets?

You have to put cunningly made comet fodder imitations into low-earth orbit. That should make them notice.

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Why should several impacts hit the North American landmass at the same time?

Ancient astronauts?

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Microsoft's $7.1bn Nokia gobble: Why you should expect the unexpected

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Re: Engineers might be save, but will they stay?

> Stack Ranking

Some new debugging methodology?

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Myst: 20 years of point-and-click adventuring

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Re: Myst great. Riven, not so much. But all must bow to the Neverhood

Oh hop someone remembers the Neverhood.!

That was good stuff indeed.

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Hell yeah. Pretty sure the designers visited the Canaries.

Anyway, who in the world downvotes this? Hyperactive Apple addicts?

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10,000 app devs SLEEP together in four-day code-chat-drink tech orgy camp

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Re: Protesting AmEx?

No frequent flyer miles?

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Re: Oh for a steam roller..

> Oh for a steam roller..

John Kerry is that you? Shouldn't you be working your your dodgy Syria Dossier?

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Boffins confirm quantum crypto can keep a secret

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Re: Dave - Aka - Tremendous Knowlege

No

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Re: Great Idea...

But Charlie may just be a device in Bob's phone....

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Re: This isn't really going to help is it ?

Pretty sure that no, but for that you have to go over the math. Unfortunatley I am currently busy shifting decidedly classical bits from the database to user program and back.

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Re: This isn't really going to help is it ?

You are not supposing for a second these guys haven't thought about this, do you?

We are not in classical space here.

I will have to read the paper later but I suppose that in this case you "measure" whether two qubits are equal or not without measuring the qbits...

So, your original state is one of |00>, |01>, |10>, |11>

Then you ask the question: is the state one of (|01>, |10>) or one of (|11>, |00>)

This gives you the classical Yes/No bit, at which point your photon pair is still either

(|01>, |10>)

or

(|11>, |00>)

But you don't know which, and A and B will still have to measure to see whether the 0 or the 1 is on their end. Charlie doesn't know anything helpful about that.

We need the "are you serious, commenter" icon ASAP-

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Re: This isn't really going to help is it ?

You are reading it wrong.

"the Charlie detector doesn't report on Alice's / Bob's polarisation – only the difference between their polarisations"

So no-one knows the polarisation yet (in fact, it hasn't even been "set" at all). Only their difference!

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Snowden journo's boyfriend 'had crypto key for thumb-drive files written down' - cops

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Re: Someone has been duped

I say, my good fellow.

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Re: Honestly? How hard is this?

> 5. Carry the thumb drive back to Brazil.

"You may want to take one of those modern train coaches, my good friend. I heard the horse-drawn carriages are increasingly being controlled by political police."

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China confirms plans for first Moon visit later this year

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Re: I honestly do not care who does it...

> Would the ISS or the LHC be a good model for joint projects of this nature?

The ISS certainly not. An open-ended money sucker and political golfball, yield tincans in orbit for 23 billion freshly printed money. Okay.jpg.

The LHC is better. Yields amazing results and research for < 5 billion (even with major delays and max energy lowered from 14 TeV to 12 TeV or so, which is still in the future)

But the LHC has a clear goal and committed people - the ISS does not. Getting some stuff into orbit is vague. So is getting some stuff on the moon. Politicians will enter the fray. Then it goes downhill.

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Re: A new space race?

> Watch how quickly those abandoned NASA projects get un-abandoned now.

You wish.

A moonshot isn't Good for Israel. So no.

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Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

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> and it's not your life to talk about.

Are you the Obama of (low-end) journalism?

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"Real woman"

What does that even mean?

3D pig disgusting, not my waifu etc.

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THE HORROR: Bloody SLAB sales slash fest forecast for 2013

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Re: @ Sorry that handle is already taken. "They revised their projections down by.........

Well, if the margin of error is 5%, that is, ~10 million devices, then this revision towards lower sales makes a dent of ~ 17% in the margin of error of the forecast.

Hardly "minute".

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'Kim Jong-un executes nork-baring ex and pals for love polygon skin flick'

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Re: NK barbary

Even nuking the entire country would be a blessing, a mercy killing, offering them a final end to the tortures they endure.

Jesus H. Christ, I am actually reading Mein Kampf?

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The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides....

It just might be true and people may have died

People die all the time in horrible ways (quite often due to people trying to save them from dying in horrible ways through the expedient and narcissistic way of pushing buttons)

So who you gonna sue? Better make a Monty Python sketch about this.

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NSA: NOBODY could stop Snowden – he was A SYSADMIN

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Hey, Bill Gates! We've found 14 IT HOTSHOTS to be the next Steve Ballmer

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Choosing a CEO like a Hollywood filmstar: Better take Tom Cruise, a sure win!

Yeah.... I hope every one of those has been ENDORSED BY OPRAH.

How about CEOs we haven't yet heard of instead of somewhat burnt-out prima donnas?

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Quantum crypto nearly ready to go mobile

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Re: Sounds perfectly safe

Well, you better have some confidence in the point where your data comes out ... that's the starting point, innit?

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Re: What is the application for this?

I remember the Sarkozy being presented by a special mobile made by Thales with extra-special crypto sauce. Maybe it was just for phoning the wife while still being safe from Paparazzi or NSA forking the stream on the telecom switch, but I doubt it.

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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

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There is nothing better than SIgourney Weaver fixing stuff in 'Alien'...

> "I traded my heels and Ann Taylor outfits for Gap khakis, button-down shirts and comfy Clarks."

GOOD!

> "I’m sure many of you reading this are wondering why I didn’t report him to HR"

That would be reaction of the whiney "but the world owes because I have vagina" feminist claptrap crowd. BAD!

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Kiwis (finally) confirm software ban under new patent law

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This is good for NZ right?

Less uncertainty and fear of being sued translates to less monopoly power for the Big Players, saner, more flexible and better manageable economic activity (with a higher pressure to innovate instead of looking for rentier revenue), less Ferraris for the lawyerastic bloodsuckers and finally an avoidance of useless work and waste for the patent office, the judiciary and the state's gun wielders with its concomitant danger of seeing incestuous empire building and rampant tax revenue destruction for the benefit of the few.

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Apple tries to trademark the term 'startup'

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Re: misreporting?

Being a trademark, you *can* use a generic word in a commercial context, more precisely in the commercial context listed in the application. There is still a difference between the "TM" and the "(R)", the latter must be a non-generic name (or something), while the former allows you to grunt in the direction of competitors but may not necessarily preclude them from using the same term.

Better ask Groklaw.... oh wait.

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Re: here it comes

There are rumors that US companies are currently using IP weapons of mass destruction!

LAUNCH CRUISE MISSILES!

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3D printed guns are for wimps. Meet NASA's 3D printed ROCKET ENGINE

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Re: Sorry this model is out of print

Really, if you can buy that machine, you can source your officeworker-reaping AKMs directly. And get delivery of a few boxes of ammo.

I remember Drexler speaking about honest-to-God nanotechnology (the one with the nanobots, what nanotechnology meant before marketdroids looking for the next big thing found about it) and saying that one day one would be able to put together a rocket engine in a vat filled with the appropriate salty solution and a few grams of magic nanobot powder. Just rinse when the light goes green.

This seems nearly as good.

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