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Comment: Re:Wait...WTF, crypto dead? P=NP? (Score 1) 61 61

by neverutterwhen (#47065049) Attached to: First Browser-Based Quantum Computer Simulator Released

Hold on a minute. If it's possible to simulate qubits using, at the bottom, bits, and, if qubits and quantum computing allow for performing NP calcs in parametric time (and hence breaking crypto), then haven't we already been able to do all of these things for decades?

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Sound As the New Illegal Narcotic? 561 561

Posted by samzenpus
from the you-ever-see-the-back-of-a-$20-bill-on-sound? dept.
ehrichweiss writes "The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is warning parents and teachers of a new threat to our children: sounds. Apparently kids are now discovering binaural beats and using them to get 'physiological effects.' The report goes on with everyone suggesting that such aural experiences will act as a gateway to drug usage and even has one student claiming there are 'demons' involved. Anyone who has used one of those light/sound machines knows all about the effects that these sounds will give and to state that they will lead kids to do drugs is nonsense at best. It seems the trend in scaring the citizens with a made-up problem has gone to the next level."

Nuclear Power Could See a Revival 415 415

Posted by kdawson
from the comforting-bremsstrahlung-glow dept.
shmG writes "As the US moves to reduce dependence on oil, the nuclear industry is looking to expand, with new designs making their way through the regulatory process. No less than three new configurations for nuclear power are being considered for licensing by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The first of them could be generating power in Georgia by 2016."

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