* Posts by johnksellers

5 posts • joined 21 May 2014

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC

johnksellers

ISP's don't get it.

ISPs incorrectly assume they should make money without giving back. They are wrong.

Why? Because they are completely beholden to what they provide to people for every single penny of profit that they make. If they provide nothing, they don't deserve to exist. Not only that, but they certainly would NOT exist except for providing benefit to people.

Seeing that they owe EVERYTHING they have gained to what they do for people, it is disingenuous for them to complain they have a right to any profit for not doing something that is fundamental to their very existence.

What is more, it is the job of every person on this Earth to make things better for everyone. If they don't, they should not have any more right to consideration and should be treated with the same negative consideration they have for the poor.

D-Wave promises chip that could search the whole universe

johnksellers

Calling it a 1000 qubit board is flatly false

The last time I looked, the world's verified record number of qubits in a single entanglement was 13. The number of superimposed states in a 13 qubit entanglement is 8192.

To call it a 1000 qubit board, the board should be able to superimpose 1000 qubits in a single entanglement. The number of superimposed states in a 1000 qubit entanglement would be about 10 raised to the 301 power superimposed states.

In other words the following number would be about the number of superimposed states in our 1000 qubit entanglement, about 1 with 301 zeros after it:

10,715,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,

000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Is this what the DWave board does? I think not.

Quantum of Suspicion: Despite another $29m, D-Wave doubts remain

johnksellers

I cringe every time I hear D-wave talk about their so called 512 quantum bit computer.

It doesn't matter how many quantum bits you put on a board. What matters is how many quantum bits there are in a single entanglement. I'm not sure what the world record is now, but it is something like 14 quantum bits.

Granting hypothetically that Q waves entanglements are about 14 quantum bits, then the calculating capacity of their machine is something like 1 part in 2 raised to the (512 -14) power compared to a true 512 quantum bit machine. In other words a true 512 quantum bit computer would be about 8 followed by 149 zeros times as fast as the D-wave machine.

Renewable energy 'simply won't work': Top Google engineers

johnksellers

Should we trust this reporter?

By all means, why should we pay attention to any other expert when this guy reports on Vampires and Ninjas?

On the other hand...

Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT

johnksellers

Unfortunately Google is going down the primrose path. They started out by completely separating advertisement from search, and I really admired them for that.

But now there are those d... hidden advertisements at the top of search, and in Youtube they don't hesitate to take up users time and intent with ads before and on top of videos.

If you count up all the time lost by people practically forced to watch ads from Google, I think the total would be a significant number of life times from birth to grave.

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