Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead | Spooky May Be Beautiful and Useless

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“People aren’t going to just wake up in three or four years, and say, ‘Oh okay, now I’m ready to use quantum, what do I have to learn,'” Bob Sutor, VP of IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem at IBM Research, told Engadget.

These systems rely on the “spooky” properties of quantum physics, as Einstein put it, and their operation is radically different from how today’s computers work. “What you’re basically doing is you’re replacing the notion of bits with something called qubits,” Sutor said. “Ultimately when you measure a qubit it’s zero or one, but before that there’s a realm of freedom of what that can actually be. It’s not zero and one at the same time or anything like this, it just takes on values from a much, much larger mathematical space.

“The basic logic gates [AND, OR, NOT, NOR, etc], those gates are different for quantum,” he continued. “The way the different qubits work together to get to a solution is completely different from the way the bits within your general memory works.” Rather than tackling problems in sequence, as classical computers do, quantum rigs attempt to solve them in parallel. This enables quantum computers to solve certain equations, such as modeling complex molecules, far more efficiently.

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Trump on his hair: ‘I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks’ | So Human

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The riff started when Trump saw himself on the big screen next to the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
“By the way, what a nice picture that is,” he said to cheers. “Look at that. I’d love to watch that guy speak.”
Trump then turned around and seemed to pat his golden locks.
“Oh, I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks,” he said. “I work hard at it. It doesn’t look bad. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in, we are hanging in there. Together, we are hanging in.”

via Trump on his hair: ‘I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks’ – CNNPolitics

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via American Digest – WHEN in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary….

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Survivors Say CNN Blocked Unapproved Gun Views for Town Hall – CNN Creates The News They Want

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“I actually spoke to a CNN producer … the day after the shooting,” Andrew Klein, father of Arianna Klein, a Douglas junior who survived the ordeal, told Fox News’ “The Ingrahan Angle” Thursday night. “The producer insinuated to me they were looking for people who were willing to espouse a certain narrative.”

Klein’s daughter, Ariana, survived the shooting ordeal in which former student Nikolas Cruz murdered 17 students and adults, including the school’s athletic director and football coach. Both Kleins attended Wednesday’s listening session with President Donald Trump at the White House.

The narrative that CNN preferred, the senior Klein told host Laura Ingraham, “was taking the tragedy and turning it into a policy debate, and I read that as being a gun control debate … the producer said, ‘We are looking for people who want to talk about the policy implications for preventing future mass shootings.’”

Klein continued, saying, “I’m a Republican. I’m a gun owner. I’m a responsible gun owner,” Klein said. “And we talk about gun control. It’s not about taking away guns from people like me but keeping them out of the hands of people who should not have them or are irresponsible, or a threat to society.”

Earlier Thursday evening, Colton Haab, another Douglas student who survived the massacre, told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that after he had submitted multiple questions he wanted to ask during the CNN event, a producer for the cable network rewrote them.

via Survivors Say CNN Blocked Unapproved Gun Views for Town Hall

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Catholic Bishop Says Sen. Durbin Will Not Be Given Communion Until He Repents | Bravo To The Bishop

screen_shot_2018-02-22_at_10-34-23_am(CNSNews.com) — Because Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) supports abortion on demand and recently voted against a bill to ban abortions after 5 months, the Catholic bishop of his diocese in Springfield, Ill., has declared that Durbin is objectively “cooperating in evil,” persisting in “manifest grave sin,” and he must therefore “not be admitted to Holy Communion until he repents of his sin.”

via Catholic Bishop Says Sen. Durbin Will Not Be Given Communion Until He Repents

Durbin is entitled to his opinion, but so is the Catholic Church. Durbin is out until he follows the rules.

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Former Bears cornerback Charles Tillman becomes FBI agent – Bravo

cbfd5eada59247d79e7eebccd85b9b90Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman has graduated from the FBI’s training academy and become a special agent, according to a report from Sporting News published Thursday night.

Tillman, who was selected to two Pro Bowls in his 13-year career, was accepted to the FBI’s training academy and had been working toward earning his badge in Quantico, Va., late last year, according to multiple reports.

….Tillman, who turned 37 on Friday, graduated from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice before joining the NFL. He spent 12 of his 13 professional seasons with the Chicago Bears before retiring in 2016.

via Charles Tillman, ex-Bears cornerback, now an FBI agent, per report

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Hamilton College students protest too many “white, upper class, able-bodied males” at campus pub | This Is Not Education

While Hamilton is not as bad as some liberal arts schools, identity-politics and intersectional quasi-religious fervor has resulted in absurd results, such as segregated diversity training in 2013, as detailed in these posts:

  • Hamilton College segregates diversity program by race
  • Hamilton College cancels racially-segregated diversity program
  • Hamilton College student: Why I stood up against segregated diversity program
  • Hamilton College desegregated Diversity Town Hall exposes racial tensions
  • Dear Hamilton College Bd. of Trustees, maybe your Diversity Industry is making race relations worse

Hamilton also fell victim to the victimhood narratives of recent years, in which students issues lengthy and absurd “demands” on the college, Inflation: Hamilton College students issue 83 Demands.

The result of this identity-politics activism has been to turn students against each other, as one student noted in 2015, “As a white, heterosexual girl, I risk a lot by publicly expressing my opinions on this matter”.

via Hamilton College students protest too many “white, upper class, able-bodied males” at campus pub

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