If you care about what you say on the internet not being changed, use a digital signature.
A cloud boom is called "thunder."
"protect their privacy and, by extension, determine his or her own internet experience. "
I see what they did there!
Of course the first amendment applies here. The government can't abridge the freedom of the press, it doesn't say anything about only criminal prosecution. So the government (in theory) shouldn't be able to compel the press to pay damages to Sony.
What Sony does have the power to do is to stop advertising in said press, or complain about it loudly. Legal action, I'm picking the press to win this one.
Very interesting to see this idea has some history to it. I'm not surprised that other people thought of it too!
Like you, I had noticed that the number of qubits used (7) was smaller than the number needed to implement Shor's algorithm. I actually asked Shor about this and he said, "15 is special, because it is 4 to an integer power minus 1." I asked him what that meant and it said "it means it's divisible by 3."! This told me that there are special classes of numbers that are easy to "factor" (by which I mean "to run Shor's algorithm on") if only you know you are in the class.
What really stimulated us to write the paper was the observation that 21 had been factored on only a qutrit. The numbers being factored were growing, but the size of the quantum computer was shrinking. Surely something fishy was going on.
I'm glad you liked our paper and it stimulated your research. I had not actually read your paper when I posted the link to mine and I'm still thinking it over. I think you would agree that your approach is not a general factoring method, but rather depends on the factors having some structure, even if you don't need to know the factors entirely.
What saddens me is that most users won't notice or care. Clearly the Mozilla people need revenue somehow. But software should be on the user's side. Worry about the "open web" all you want, but if your own computer is out to get you then what's the point?
I bought one soon after the new keyboard was issued. You didn't have to send back the old keyboard as a trade, you could just keep it or throw it away.
So what's to prevent RedHat, or anyone else, from paying the $99 for a key, and then publishing it? This would let anyone sign their own distributions. If it can work, I'd happily post an oldmacdonald key.
>> "Block images from this site" has disappeared as a right-click option.
This annoys me too. However, you can do right-click "view image info" and that leads to a "block images from this site" checkbox. So the functionality is there, just harder to get to.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.