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Submission + - Lies, Damned Lies, and Quantum Statistics? (wavewatching.net)

quax writes: Getting a scientific paper published that goes against the grain of conventional wisdom was never easy. Especially when it seems to contain an obvious glaring mistake. Fortunately despite already being some kind of pop celebrity with no shortage of fan mail, Einstein still opened letters he received from strangers. And this is how a trivial, fateful counting mistake was able to change the course of physics forever.
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Submission + - Explaining Quantum Computing (wavewatching.net)

quax writes: How do you explain Quantum Computing to the uninitiated? Many expert have tried, although one of the leading ones rather settled for explaining why there is no easy explanation. As Feynman said in so many words, nobody really understands quantum mechanics. How the heck can it then be properly used as a computational resource? This article rounds up some noteworthy explanation attempts.

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