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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #40 on: 02/05/2017 10:08 AM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #41 on: 02/06/2017 11:51 AM »
Well that comic strip wasn't condescending at all!!!

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #42 on: 02/07/2017 09:32 PM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......
I follow Aaronson's blog and read his book "Quantum Computing Since Democritus" and it was all old news to me.
(The technical content of the comic is a TL;DR summary of his book).



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Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #43 on: 02/07/2017 09:54 PM »
There is some kind of subtext that I'm missing......
I follow Aaronson's blog and read his book "Quantum Computing Since Democritus" and it was all old news to me.
(The technical content of the comic is a TL;DR summary of his book).

Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid. I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #44 on: 02/07/2017 10:41 PM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
It's not. 
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."


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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #45 on: 02/07/2017 10:46 PM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
It's not. 
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."

But why even try framing it like that. Maybe I am not the target audience but I just found it distracting.

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #46 on: 02/08/2017 01:08 AM »
Well if his book is written like that cartoon then it sounds one to avoid.
It's not. 
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I mean what was all that nonsense trying to compare it to the birds & bees type talk.
So my reading is that the framing was an attempt to say:

"Quantum physics attracts crackpots with weird interpretations unsupported by science.   Learning about quantum computing from crackpots is like learning about sex from pornographers."

But why even try framing it like that. Maybe I am not the target audience but I just found it distracting.
You could ask Scott yourself here: http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3058

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #47 on: 03/02/2017 06:39 AM »
Really need to change the title of this thread with this announcement on DNA computing.

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/scientists-reveal-new-super-fast-form-of-computer-that-grows-as-it-computes

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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
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Re: Quantum Computing Related To Spaceflight
« Reply #50 on: 07/04/2017 09:25 AM »
Record-breaking 45-qubit quantum computing simulation run at NERSC

https://m.phys.org/news/2017-07-record-breaking-qubit-quantum-simulation-nersc.html

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