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2014-07-27 09:46:31 PM  
Ooh pretty colors
 
2014-07-27 10:57:37 PM  
Me like...shiny.....


/still dont get it.
 
2014-07-27 11:00:30 PM  
Oh, so this is for their managers, then?
 
2014-07-27 11:13:25 PM  
whatever you do, dont click
really really really not worth

recap
MS
qubits
quantum
doesnt work yet
might be SUPER AWESOME

there, I saved you a click and a terrible 3 min video
 
2014-07-27 11:18:29 PM  
Its not that simple.  Sigh.

namatad: whatever you do, dont click
really really really not worth

recap
MS
qubits
quantum
doesnt work yet
might be SUPER AWESOME

there, I saved you a click and a terrible 3 min video


I wish I'd seen this before I clicked on the video.  It would have saved me 3 minutes of my life that I cant get back.  It doesn't really explain much at all.
 
2014-07-28 12:14:17 AM  
I was hoping for a bit more of an explanation than what's already been covered in every mainstream science magazine and website.

Like, how do you manipulate a qubit? That's pretty much what I don't understand, and it wasn't addressed here.
 
2014-07-28 12:38:41 AM  
lostcat:

Like, how do you manipulate a qubit? That's pretty much what I don't understand, and it wasn't addressed here.

You use a joystick to make it hop diagonally, IIRC.
 
2014-07-28 01:09:14 AM  
So instead of BSoD we get what, the Schrödinger's Cat of Death?
 
2014-07-28 02:03:59 AM  
Quantum computing is the physics equivalent of the grassy knoll.
 
2014-07-28 05:09:35 AM  
Explained by the company which cannot even make a fully functional operating system, much less working applications.
 
2014-07-28 06:16:56 AM  

Pharque-it: Explained by the company which cannot even make a fully functional operating system, much less working applications.


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2014-07-28 09:09:40 AM  

lostcat: I was hoping for a bit more of an explanation than what's already been covered in every mainstream science magazine and website.

Like, how do you manipulate a qubit? That's pretty much what I don't understand, and it wasn't addressed here.


Physically, it depends on the implementation. In abstract terms it's very simple as long as you know some linear algebra:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_gate .
 
2014-07-28 09:12:25 AM  
You get an answer that is both wrong and right at the same time.
 
2014-07-28 10:27:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Oh, so this is for their managers, then?



...and investors, maybe.

Lame attempt to create a "buzz"?
 
2014-07-28 11:32:08 AM  
Terrible video.  I saw a video once that equated Quantum computing to unix processes.  Basically, you fork universes for every possible answer to your problem (quantum-ly speaking) and the only universe you allow to exist is the one with the correct answer.

Wish I could find that video now.
 
2014-07-28 12:22:24 PM  
But what will it do for categorizing recipes?
 
2014-07-28 01:19:51 PM  

whither_apophis: So instead of BSoD we get what, the Schrödinger's Cat of Death?


Something like this.

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2014-07-28 04:32:45 PM  
But can it run Crysis...?????
 
2014-07-28 05:52:15 PM  
So lame.

Imagine a video explaining "Mexican American" food as such: there's a country called Mexico, and they make certain foods, and there's this country called American that makes other kinds of food... put them together, and you've got Mexican American food!

And the video doesn't even list a single dish or ingredient.
 
2014-07-28 06:21:49 PM  

whither_apophis: So instead of BSoD we get what, the Schrödinger's Cat of Death?


Yes . . . and No.

/ Press any key to collapse the superposition.
 
2014-07-28 06:34:06 PM  

StRalphTheLiar: whither_apophis: So instead of BSoD we get what, the Schrödinger's Cat of Death?

Something like this.


If I look at the screen won't it change what I typed?
 
2014-07-28 06:43:39 PM  
I know that my quantum computer is really fast...  I just don't know where it is.
 
2014-07-28 06:57:38 PM  
Every "easy to understand" guide to Quantum Computing:

1. Quantum Mechanics!
2. Magic
3. Qubits that can be both a 1 and a 0 at the same time
4. Magic
5. Amazing Stuff!
 
2014-07-28 10:10:51 PM  
I don't get it.
 
2014-07-29 07:32:07 AM  
I remember seeing a really cool animated bit about the way TCP/IP works using packets and headers and routers and firewalls. It used little boxcar type things to form trains. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
 
2014-07-29 08:41:09 AM  
So qubits are crazed bisexuals.

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