I'm surprised no one has posted wat yet. Even though it's a video, I really found it interesting and funny.
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Frankly, I think net neutrality will win out in the marketplace because of the things some companies, e.g., Google, are doing to let their users know that the ISP's are throttling them.
I'm not so concerned for Google or Netflix as I am concerned about startups who would otherwise be able to compete with the content provided by ISPs. What would've happened had Verizon and Comcast slowed down traffic to Netflix when it was first created? What about if it were possible when Facebook, or Google, were born?
I think it sets a dangerous precedent when one or two companies literally get to decide what new services are good ideas and then create their own, shitty version of it that competes only on the basis of not being fucked with by the ISP.
The ISP's can't prevent them from doing this and ISP's customers can choose another ISP that doesn't do it, or at least offers better performance.
When 37% of Americans have only two wired broadband providers, 28% have just one, and 2% have no wired broadband ISPs at all, I don't think this is really as much an option.
So, this is a win for Amazon. They get free publicity for the holiday season from the announcement to use drones, and they don't have to deliver (pun not intentional) because of the mean old geezers of the FAA.
I have to wonder: was that their plan all along?
Ah, totally my mistake there.
This isn't quite correct- factoring isn't known to be NP-Hard (and so proving it's in P wouldn't necessarily prove P=NP). Neither is the discrete logarithm problem, which is the basis for ECC.
However, I think this actually helps your argument.
The insight could help physicists reconcile quantum mechanics and Einstein's general theory of relativity
What? QM is COMPLETELY in line with relativity. If you had FTL communication, it wouldn't, but that doesn't exist- quantum teleportation requires a classical channel to relay information (namely, which state Bob's particle collapsed into). I admit I haven't read the linked articles yet, but I doubt the authors made any such claim (and that was input by the submitter/editor)
Source: I am a PhD student in Quantum Computer Science.
I just read the article, and I didn't reach that conclusion until I read your post. Thanks for your insight!
As an American, I can verify that we do.
And it's still pretty creepy, at least for the first few years...
The research into quantum computing is using done with the goal of a universal quantum Turing machine, which would, by proof, run classical algorithms in addition to quantum ones.
Not the D-Wave. There's two branches in current quantum computation: General quantum computation, which is still stuck at the implementation stage (of which languages like QCL derive) and D-Wave's computation (which, admittedly, is geared toward quantum annealing and no other quantum procedures, and is therefore not a general quantum computer).
If I were to think a few years down the road, the path D-Wave is taking would culminate in chips that do specific things, such as perform quantum communication protocols, but only those things that were hardwired into the chip. It's hard to think of how a quantum operating system or a quantum programming language would operate under such a model. The general quantum computing path, for which four major quantum programming languages have been written already (QCL, LANQ, CQPL, and QML), if possible, would allow for Turing-Complete machines.
See, when this happens, the game should go into the public domain. Seems like a really simple idea.
as an anticompetitive practice? Google gets market share for android phones with a better Youtube app, and refusing to allow other people APIs for that app seems like the definition of using market share from one product to affect another.
what happened to the Vesuvius?
Python, actually. The quantum part is treated like an oracle.
Just when my mod points expire- this is correct.
Is it okay if I post copyrighted material if I go through a 3rd party to do so?