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An international group of physicists has had an important “first” acknowledged by the journal Nature Photonics: they built the first complete single-qubit system to implement a key algorithm in quantum computing. The research, abstract here, is an end-to-end implementation of a quantum phase estimation algorithm. Quantum phase …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reg: May I propose....

    Register folks: May I propose that the first 20 people to make comments based upon Treknobable references be punished?

    1. Martin Budden

      Re: Reg: May I propose....

      Certainly. As you were the first to raise the subject, your punishment should be the most severe ;-)

      p.s. you have just lost The Game.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: you have just lost The Game.

        What game?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: you have just lost The Game.

          This Game:

          website

          wikifailia

    2. frank ly Silver badge
      Headmaster

      Re: Reg: May I propose....

      You lose additional points for misspelling 'Treknobabble'.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Reg: May I propose....

      Phht! Call me when the Heisenberg Compensator is finished.

      1. tony2heads
        Joke

        Heisenberg Compensator

        The cat is working on it

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  3. HMB
    Mushroom

    Send In the Black Helicopters

    Quick! Send in the Black Helicopters to prevent the end of the world as we know it as researchers armed with Quantum Computers easily break the world's encryption. :P

    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge
      Black Helicopters

      Black Helicopters Herald in Programs and Pogroms, an Intelligence Coup?

      Quick! Send in the Black Helicopters to prevent the end of the world as we know it as researchers armed with Quantum Computers easily break the world's encryption. :P ..... HMB Posted Monday 25th February 2013 03:06 GMT

      You might like to consider, HMB, that researchers armed with Quantum Computers who/which also be armed researchers with Quantum Computers and also Researching Quantum Computer Arms researching Quantum Computer Arms for Advanced Intelligent Military Service and Servers realise Black Helicopter Command and Control is Remotely a TXT Power to be Used and/or Abused as IT decides for Quantum Computer Input to Output for Universal Media ReProgramming of Earthed Assets with Umpteen SMARTR Media Show Streams which are also SMARTR Media Streaming Shows.

      Would such a Master Pilot Program be considered too alien and surreal at the human base levels and escape all and any attention and recognition and be totally unhindered and free to do as its and ITs researcher please with SMARTR EMPowering Media Programs and Projects ...... HyperRadioProActive IT.

      cc ...... BBC DG re New Mojo and Fabless Creative Directorship with Virtual Network Outposts in SMARTR Edutainment Hubs.

      bcc ..... Thames House/Holywood Loughside

      I trust you are keeping up with things, El Reg? After all, it is not as if you are being kept in the dark about everything, or anything either, is it?

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        1. Loyal Commenter Silver badge

          Re: Black Helicopters Herald in Programs and Pogroms, an Intelligence Coup?

          So, you turn up, take the piss out of the headline writers, and also the resident nutter? Maybe you should dial it back a little?

        2. Eddie Edwards
          Alien

          Re: Black Helicopters Herald in Programs and Pogroms, an Intelligence Coup?

          First rule of El Reg: don't diss El Reg. I do so regularly and all my comments are moderated. They always seem to post my comments in the end, though, so I'm not sure why they bother. Probably to stop me getting into fights.

          Second rule of El Reg: if you are going to criticize them, don't criticize them for being a red-top. They're a red-top on purpose. It's ironic - or at least it was. Now it's more self-parody. But, still, it's their identity, and you could no more have El Reg without that than you could have it without Orlowski's broadsheet-quality trolling.

          Third rule of El Reg: amanfrommars has been here longer than you have. Even if you are amanfrommars - it's not clear it's even been the same person all this time. And I'm pretty sure his apparent schizophrenia is a put-on.

        3. Fibbles

          Re: Black Helicopters Herald in Programs and Pogroms, an Intelligence Coup?

          "Anyone else noticed the ramblings of this nutter appearing on El Reg recently?"

          Oh hi, you must be new here.

          /Gene Wilder

  4. Neoc

    OK, no Treknobabble...

    ...but are we allowed to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow?

  5. Dick Pountain

    I think you guys should take this more seriously - there's a lot you can do with one bit. Or is there? (Answer Y or N)

    1. phr0g

      "I think you guys should take this more seriously - there's a lot you can do with one bit. Or is there? (Answer Y or N)"

      My answer would be "YN"

    2. Crisp Silver badge

      Or is there?

      Maybe.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    RE: a lot you can do with one bit

    I vote Y, N, and everywhere in between.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ?

    John Connor?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: John Connor?

      m m mom?

  8. Spotfist
    Coat

    But...

    How did I know that the comments section would be filled with drivel of this calibre? No one bothered to ask the most important question of all!

    Will it run Crysis?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: But...

      That is uncertain at this time.

      1. Spotfist
        Coat

        Re: But...

        Probably DirectX issues...

  9. breakfast
    Coat

    The future of computing

    With quantum computing humanity will finally be able to create a new internet filled with pictures of Schroedinger's lolcats.

    1. ecofeco Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: The future of computing

      pron. It will always be about pron, you heathen.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: The future of computing

        It is a simple yet guaranteed progression: lolcats --> pron --> squirrels with tits.

        Rule 34.

  10. S4qFBxkFFg
    Meh

    Meanwhile...

    ...a lab worker in one of Fort Meade's basements is reading this article and getting nostalgic for when they managed to to this a few years ago.

    Possibly.

    1. hplasm Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: Meanwhile...

      ...a lab worker in one of Fort Meade's basements is reading this article and getting nostalgic for when they will at some time in the near future, manage to do this a few years ago...

  11. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
    Coat

    Was the answer 42?

    Well, was it?

    OK, time to go

    Mine is the one with the cassette tapes of the radio play in the pocket

  12. ecofeco Silver badge
    Windows

    I Actualy Almost Under...

    DERP DERP

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Awesome!

    Let us be absolutely fucking clear here. I just wrote the following code to test if the answer is correct and voila! It is!

    for(int i = 0; i < 256; i++)

    {

    if(answer == i)

    return true;

    }

    return true;

    Fucking A!

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