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Comment where will it end? (Score 1) 78

I won't dream of a single (or multiple) damn quantum thing until I see an equation that describes a real-world superposition scaling limit, species type "immovable object".

I believed in Moore's law because it was on a collision course with the atom, right from day one. Even as a child, I didn't believe in a Laplacian universe, in the sense that the accumulated knowledge required to compute the deterministic outcome could exist in one place—a place smaller than the universe itself—for any value of "smaller" my small mind was capable of entertaining.

I've been reading articles about quantum computing seemingly for decades now, and not a single article has pointed out any practical scaling limit. For all these dunderheads seem to know, we could cajole the entire universe into a state of Laplacian superposition, if only we didn't suck at stacking these tiny little Lego blocks.

No scaling boundary equation widely promulgated = no credibility widely disseminated = very little fantasy action for people who don't believe in giant green men with anger management issues.

Comment Re:What a dumbass (Score 1) 184

Now the Ruskies will be patching the server (and maybe other insecure servers) like crazy.

I wouldn't count on it. People in Russia are just as lazy and arrogant as Americans, and twice as drunk.

That's why Russia has an economy about the same size as Spain's.

When we try to put forward Putin as some sort of brilliant super-leader, let's not forget that it was guys like him who got his country bogged down in Afghanistan and allowed his country to get head-faked into flushing their economy down the toilet trying to keep up with a non-existent "Star Wars Initiative", which led to their collapse as a superpower. They can't even field a respectable Olympics team any more.

Comment Re:Yes, selecting the US president isn't "gossip" (Score 0) 331

which has an extensive history of misleading edits and even over-dubbing their "undercover videos."

A claim you utterly fail to support.

Often there are claims of "OMG! The video was edited!!!" to which not long later you find the full video (previously held back as the whole long thing isn't as concise for media consumption as the earlier clip)... and despite the evidence that the video isn't actually edited in any meaningful way.

Care to set me straight? I'd really like to see proof that they deceptively edit their work. I hear claims from the left leaners, yet still haven't seen any substantive evidence of it.

the only people convinced by that crap are people who want to be convinced.

Or the open minded... which I guess counts you out.

Until they release the entire un-edited videos no one should believe a word they say.

Didn't I mention something like that above? Oh yes I did... yet your kind of screams never calm down or apologize for being wrong (again).

And you know what? They will never release the unedited videos because they don't care about veritas,

Yes, because they never do that:

they just care about tricking voters.

Could not the same be said for any group which has a partisan outlook?

In 2 more weeks it won't matter what voters think anymore,

For once... you've said something that actually is correct... unless you know how the electoral college system works... as there is still plenty of room for shenanigans.

at which point project veritas will just stop talking about their fake scandal.

And yet they keep finding scandals to discuss.

Comment Re:Yes, selecting the US president isn't "gossip" (Score 3, Informative) 331

I actually think it goes beyond that.

Sure, 2FA or never sending something in an email you don't want the other guys lawyer holding up in court... or getting hacked and put on on Wikileaks is certainly one way... though some would say this strays into victim blaming ala a common response to #TheFappening (ie "if they didn't want their nude photos on the internet, they shouldn't have taken them or saved them to such insecure locations!")

But consider the latest James O'Keefe videos, which appear to show rather well placed democrat operatives talking about their knowledge of wide-scale voter fraud, as well as seeming to admit to helping to orchestrate violence at the rival's rally's.

Ignoring for the moment the emails... why is it that right-leaning groups are able to get left-leaning operatives on tape, admitting pretty bad things?

Why is it that left-leaning groups do not seem as able to get right-leaning operatives on tape, admitting pretty bad things?

Oh sure, you might have the occasional untoward comment (take the Trump tape), but oh so rarely to the same extent, and then mostly of a 'macaca' like moment.

If we assume that folks on both sides are up to just the same sort of things, to what should we attribute the reason?

1. Left leaners more willing to brag about their shenanigans?
2. Right leaners less willing to brag about their shenanigans?
3. Left leaners less good at tricking right leaners into spilling their secrets?
4. Right leaners more good at tricking left leaners into spilling their secrets?
5. Left leaners less good at editing of video to make the speaker look bad?
6. Right leaners more good at editing of video to make the speaker look bad?

Why is it we usually only see these things going in one direction?

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