New yacht, new private jet, new girlfriends, you name it.
2019 will be a great year for those guys, absolutely!
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Quantum annealing appears to work to some degree, that indicates that quantum computing might be possible, on small scales at least it appears to do its thing.
But we need more, they'll have to go and do something that solves a wider range of problems while working at scale, that is all the proof that is needed. I wouldn't hold my breath while they're at it though.
We have yet to understand what drives quantum behavior and what its limits are. A few days ago a preprint paper was posted suggesting (credibly) that quantum phenomena might not be universal, this means that quantum phenomena might break down when certain thresholds are crossed.
If the hints provided are proven to be correct (and we have very good reasons to believe that they are) then we will never be able to build large quantum computers only very small ones.
People working on quantum computers today are missing the big picture, I really doubt they will someday produce anything that is mildly useful, perhaps in the very far future someone will be able to pull that off but it will be not be them, they are too clueless.
Perhaps this one will fail but you cannot blame them for not trying. Tech that creates more problems than it solves has been paying microsoft very good dividends for quite long, definitely a keeper!
I can see that microsoft still retains its business acumen.
I fear that too many people will support that idea, there are many people out there who refuse science, people like most most supporters of the USA's pussy-grabber-in-chief. I fear that most of them will never accept that general relativity is correct.
The windows code base in particular seems to have so much debt accumulated that I suspect (very strongly) micro$oft will never be able to repay it in full.
In the end windows will have to go, windows will be left to rot alone ending its miserable life as a piece of abandonware among many others. micro$soft will get tired of all the painful meddling windows takes and will let it go. That day is approaching fast!
Most of the apparent complexity you see in IT is fake, you can easily complicate trivial matters and make them look complex to the lazy eye, just ask a lawyer how it's done.
Complication is not the same as complexity, complexity, to be real, must be an essential attribute of the problem while complication results from either laziness, ignorance or ill intentions.
Each photon coming form the microquasar carries around 25 TeVs, that's not twelve but THIRTEEN orders of magnitude above. That microquasar produces really powerful gamma rays.
This is to make things clear, as some failed to recognize my mosquito remark above as being an attempt at a joke.
P.S. The LHC is not that shabby either.
Comparing the energies of the microquasar's gamma rays to the kinetic energy of a flying mosquito was also intended as a joke.
What really matters here is the density of energy, and it is really enormous. For comparison, a blue light photon carries an energy between 2.50 and 2.75 eV while for the microquasar's gamma rays each photon carries around 25 TeVs, that's not twelve but THIRTEEN orders of magnitude above.
All that energy concentrated in such a tiny particle. That's really impressive!!!
First pick someone else's solution without considering it's adequacy to solve your problem that seems to be the way to go these days. Now you have two problems to solve instead of just one, if you're lucky.
as someone said.
And quantum computing... oh my God!!! Those people trying to make it work would do far better working on the fundamentals first, huge disappointment lies ahead. Quantum is not what they think, there is no way it will ever work the way they want, quantum has a charm of its own.
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