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(The New York Times)   Lockheed Martin will scale quantum computing up to a commercially useful level and apply it to its business. Or it won't. Or it will and won't at the same time. I bet the cat ends up dead   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Lockheed Martin, companies of Canada, In-Q-Tel, computing, Jeff Bezos, D-Wave Systems  
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2013-03-23 12:19:47 PM  
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2013-03-23 11:12:55 AM  
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Kome: I laughed perhaps a bit too much at the headline.

It would have been funnier if the cross post (business vs. geek) one had the cat be alive, the other have the cat be dead.

Hear that, admins?  I'm FUNNY
2013-03-23 05:25:39 PM  
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2013-03-23 02:43:07 PM  
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Wake me when they make a 2048-qubit quantum computer.  The Xbox public key and I have an old score to settle.
2013-03-23 12:55:28 PM  
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2013-03-23 12:03:26 PM  
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Shan: One thing that I've struggled to understand is *why* quantum computing is supposed to be such a great thing.

I understand,at least vaguely enough to not go all glassy eyed, the concept behind it (that is, a 1 can be a 1, a 0, or anything else it wants all at the same time) but couldn't the same basicthing be represented by adding a "MAYBE" flag to the standard "TRUE" and "FALSE"?

Or is it more like that you run a computation, and you get all possible results at once without taking any extra time?  That is to say, for a "traditional" computer to run a computerized version of the cat in a box, and each run of the program took 60 seconds, you'd have to run it (for example) 4 times to get "alive", "dead", "neither" and "both" as your results taking you (again for example) 4 minutes to run, but with a quantum computer you would get all 4 answers in just 1 minute.

Quantum o porn is really gunna bake your noodle.
2013-03-23 08:03:16 AM  
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This quantum computer contains a liquid core, which, if exposed due to rupture, should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

/Do not taunt quantum computer.
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