Software as a panacea, they used it before to sell us clean Diesel engines
Now they are using it to sell us air travel that is both cheap and safe, it's magic.
Is there anything software cannot do?
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software can do that, in some cases, provided you're careful enough to make it work properly.
What software cannot do is apply a brute force injection of dynamic stability into a dynamically unstable system. You can try to fool physics but you will end up hurting someone.
while to the the 737 software is the duct tape that tries to keep it from falling apart. Unsuccessfully as we are now beginning to discover.
Dynamic stability is what matters, the typhoon is dynamically stable even though it may not be statically stable. The 737 is unstable in whatever way you look at it.
The 737 is unbalanced and has poor dynamics while that fighter jet is perfectly balanced and has great dynamics, the complexity in its handling is there to explore to the max its inherent dynamic qualities.
Unfortunate comparison, the 737 is a geriatric machine it's one of a series of modifications on a design that was first used 60 years ago, by comparing it to a well designed modern machine you just made it look even worse.
Besides, where's the point in comparing one to the other, they are totally different things!!!
When you change the engine proportions and attach it in an unbalanced way you'll get different dynamics, you'll get poorer dynamics.
There is no way you can make software fool physics and force physics to turn an unstable system into a stable one.
But I know of a few people who tried that and according to reports they did just fine, I suspect a few of them have you as a customer too. Have you tasted a certain brownish soft drink, or Colonel Sanders fried chicken?
As you can see selling to the average peasant can be very rewarding from a financial perspective.
Maybe, just maybe, Chinese people don't see much value in belonging to a cult with western roots, perhaps being a member of that cult does not mean much to them. Perhaps the Chinese value bang for the buck more than those in the cult do.
Yes I know, for those in the cult something like that may sound inconceivable, preposterous even, but you know there are all kinds of people out there, even weirdos who don't crave, or even care about apple stuff, they do exist. REALLY!!!
Finally, the encryption algo uses a symmetrical key so there is only one.
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!!!
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