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I hope more Notels get circulated. The more, the better.
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What’s more, scientists have never been able to devise an experiment that documents light behaving as both a wave and a particle simultaneously. Until now.
That’s the contention of a team of Swiss and American researchers, who say they’ve succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of light’s dual behavior. Using an advanced electron microscope – one of only two on the planet – at the EPFL labs in Switzerland, the team has generated a kind of quantum photograph of light behaving as both a particle and a wave.
The experiment involves firing laser light at a microscopic metallic nanowire, causing light to travel — as a wave — back and forth along the wire. When waves traveling in opposite directions meet, they form a “standing wave” that emits light itself — as particles. By shooting a stream of electrons close to the nanowire, the researchers were able to capture an image that simultaneously demonstrates both the wave-nature and particle-nature of light.
“This experiment demonstrates that, for the first time ever, we can film quantum mechanics — and its paradoxical nature — directly,” says lead researcher Fabrizio Carbone of EPFL, on the lab’s project page. The study is to be officially published this week in the journal Nature Communications."
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And yet, Jason Buckman believes that Microsoft shouldn't be criticized for this new set of icons. “I don't think they're bad at all. They're icons. Who cares?" he concludes.
This will eliminate the need for extra, expensive tech, while also keeping it handy.
Now imagine said organization does not uphold or enforce its own standards of security.
That's what I call "asking for it". They don't deserve to be broadly generalized as "victims"...but they do reap what they sow.
SQL injections. They deserved what they got.
I don't have too many toys, but I do have a severe lack of time for them. My rusty '66 GMC pickup needs thousands of hours of labor to get back into shape, my guitar skills are waning due to lack of practice, my Wii hasn't been turned on in 3 years, and I have spare computer parts lying around the basement waiting for some sort of [mis]use. Only one guitar has any particular sentimental value; the rest are niceties.
There may be physiological reasons for eAthletes (yeah I know that's lame, but I didn't make that up) to not be able to hang at top levels once they start to age. Slashdot shared an article in regard to that just a few months back. It's not 100% concrete, but I think we can safely make the case that the average gamer peaks in performance some time in their mid-twenties.
Online voting can be compromised from anywhere in the world. At least voting in person requires people at voting locations, thereby (plausibly) reducing the chance for wide-scale fraud. It's just not worth taking the chance. Open networks, no matter how secure they are designed, will always have vulnerabilities. Most of those vulnerabilities lie within the computer operators (PEBCAK, if you will).