Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "But a powerful new type of computer that is about to be commercially deployed by a major American military contractor is taking computing into the strange, subatomic realm of quantum mechanics. In that infinitesimal neighborhood, common sense logic no longer seems to apply. A one can be a one, or it can be a one and a zero and everything in between - all at the same time. [...] Now, Lockheed Martin - which bought an early version of such a computer from the Canadian company D-Wave Systems two years ago - is confident enough in the technology to upgrade it to commercial scale, becoming the first company to use quantum computing as part of its business." I always get a bit skeptical whenever I hear the words 'quantum computing', but according to NewScientist, this is pretty legit.
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RE[3]: quantum
by tylerdurden on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 00:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: quantum"
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I didn't imply you were an expert. I was just letting you know that if you do not understand a concept, or field of study, and all you have to go with is some odd (and perhaps equally uninformed hearsay) assumptions... It is then perhaps kind of silly to put a set of requirements about what those who are actually working on the concept, or field, should or should not do before they can hope to achieve your magnificent seal of approval ;-)

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