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Comment: Re:removing the speed of light barrier (Score 1) 58

by AvitarX (#48926651) Attached to: New Micro-Ring Resonator Creates Quantum Entanglement On a Silicon Chip

Essentially, you cannot control the outcome of how the entanglement works. You just know it's the same on both sides.

Basically, a random event happens simultaneously on both sides, but it's still random. the example of Alice and Bob both pressing simulteneiously buttons, and always pressing the same one is illustrating this principal as I read it.

Note, how I read it as a layman, so not really answering from the authority you want.

Comment: Re: Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 1) 461

by AvitarX (#48911493) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Cops feel under attack because of decades of escalating their own protection.

For better or for worse (and I have a personal opinion of worse, but I don't really know), police are less in touch with their communities than in the past.

The distance means that even the law abiding citizens only have negative interactions with the police (this is where my opinion is formed). Once the "good" people of a questionable community no longer support the police and want to help them, you get a feedback loop where the police rapidly become only the enemy.

I don't know how to fix it, but if the police weren't the enemy already, fergeson would not have happened.

Comment: Re: Big Myth #1 (Score 1) 338

by AvitarX (#48911465) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

Just looked into your first example, the details on Wikipedia are obviously false (with a sentance that amounts to "before founding YouTube, dude was tagging videos in youtube", but all were from PayPal. I suspect they were already wealthy before YouTube.

I could be wrong though, but on the face of it, it reads like three guys rich went on to use their money to found something else.

Comment: Re: He'll win in a landslide (Score 1) 120

by AvitarX (#48906141) Attached to: Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

In Pennsylvania there were issues because you needed a special exemption to have a birth certificate without a raised seal count.

Unfortunatly for the poor Philadelphia and delco residents, many were birthed by midwives in the segregated south.Those certificates didn't have raised stamps.

This probably cost tens of thousands of votes in a state where it really may have been relevant.

I think on principal, id shouldn't be needed, but that it also in general is not a big deal and a whole lotta fighting about nothing.

Real fraud happens without someone showing up, old fashioned ballot stuffing is the ideal way to commit it.

The old people without access it ids are also dieing off, in ten years it won't be an issue.

Comment: Re:Too bad! (Score 1) 141

by AvitarX (#48852309) Attached to: Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

The run-up to the second US Iraq war was not indications that they were playing above board, simply that we could find no evidence that they had any WMDs (primarily gas being the one they had used in the past, which somehow is being classified in the same category as nuclear weapons).

They were not cooperative or open about what they were doing though, which would have been part of being above board.

Additionally, gas was found after the primary invasion recent reports say, the information was not shared because it was deemed a bigger embarrassment to have it shown that the gas was given to them by the USA than to not find them.

Note: not defending the war, but it's a little absurd to pretend that Saddam was above board with what he was doing, he was trying to act like he was hiding something as a form of posturing, probably thinking he could negotiate a deal where he gave up the "program" (that didn't exist, the weapons found were from the US)in exchange for something, not realizing the crazy the US populace was feeling at the time (and our government too).

Comment: Re:There's nothing wrong now... (Score 1) 489

by AvitarX (#48851823) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

Windows 9.x ran on top of DOS the same way Netware did, which is not at all.

But were TSR programs not background tasks? I had a CD player that was TSR, so no matter what I was doing, I could pull it up and play my CDs, though I suppose it may have been idle the entire time, and only sending commands to the drive when active (if memory serves correctly, CD ROMS were semi autonomous like that, and would simply stream audio to the soundcard, I think some even had a built in headphone jack).

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. -- H.L. Mencken