Sources: Google on YouTube, The Verge
quote: "quantum computer"
quote: They could have done the same on any computer.
quote: This is a true quantum computer , not sure why you're using quotations here. Being skeptical is fine, being ignorant in the face of facts are not.
quote: Did you even read the article? The D-Wave quantum computer is doing the job of an entire datacenter faster and more efficient. That doesn't sound like "any" computer I've ever heard of before.
quote: Being skeptical is fine, being ignorant in the face of facts are not.
quote: This is a true quantum computer
quote: But if they tried to use it for, let's say, serving data, it wouldn't come close.
quote: The fact that they openly state they really don't know what to do with a quantum computer yet and research is going on to find out what tasks it is good at would tell an even remotely competent person that this will not be replacing traditional computers any time soon.
quote: GUBMINT IS TEH BAD HERRDURR!
quote: You may want to read D-Wave's wikipedia page it seems that it's more like a collaboration of government and the private sector.
quote: capitalism works , and it is individuals who make great things happen - not govt .
quote: Spuke:Someone actually has a REAL quantum computer but instead of a discussion about that outlandish feat of technology, the only thing you guys can come up with is rehashed BS about Android fragmentation and UI add-ons. This place USED to be full of geeks, now it's just full of idiot extremists. quote: Reclaimer77:Its really mind boggling. Do these people even understand what an achievement we're talking here?
quote: Reclaimer77:Its really mind boggling. Do these people even understand what an achievement we're talking here?
quote: "If you've got a quantum computer, you didn't build that!"
quote: If you've got a quantum computer, you didn't build that!
quote: it is individuals who make great things happen - not govt .
quote: Well, first off individuals make up the government.
quote: It's not like some giant foreign entity.
quote: By the way do you know how the internet came about? Ever hear of ARPANET? When we say the government was involved in its creation you must be thinking we're saying that Gore created it or something.
quote: And since we're all "extremists" here, I'd just like to point out that capitalism and free enterprise led to what may be the first non-theoretical quantum computer - it was not done by government.
quote: At D-Wave, we build quantum computers. The laws of quantum physics, which govern the microscopic world, allow bits of matter to be in two states simultaneously. All modern-day computing relies on the ultra-fast manipulation of billions of bits of information. Quantum computing combines these two ideas, allowing us to put bits of information into their 0 and 1 states at the same time. This process allows quantum computers to consider and manipulate all combinations of bits simultaneously, making quantum computation powerful and fast.
quote: Hey, SpartanJet:Here's a simple and FREE solution to your concern/issue.Don't use any of Google's FREE services/products.
quote: Here's a simple and FREE solution to your concern/issue.
quote: Build your own
quote: or purchase someone else's that charges you a fee and does zero else for income to support its operations.
quote: whereas Apple is sitting on a huge pile of money like Scrooge McDuck, rolling in the cash and throwing it up in the air to get an iShower.
quote: During my conversation with Benedict Evans as we recorded the 4th episode of our podcast, we got to discussing some competitive players in the mobile market. During this conversation Benedict brought up how aggressive Samsung is with a portion of their marketing budget which goes to commission to sales reps who sell their devices. Now while Samsung does make a good sum of money and have had record quarters over the past few years, their marketing budget is astronomically high. The reason for this, as I point out in the podcast, is that Samsung has a nearly limitless bank account. Samsung, like LG, is backed by their nation state of South Korea. After I made this point, Benedict added that so is Huawei, and of course several other Chinese ODMs, who are also backed by their nation state. When there is a guarantee of a cash trove behind you, it is possible to make business decisions that perhaps other companies without such a wealthy backer would make. In essence the rules for spending may simply be different for a company like Samsung and other Asian OEMs / ODMs who have nation state backing.With this backdrop in mind I propose a theory. Perhaps Apple is building its bank account, which is now estimated at about $150 billion with this competitive point in mind. Apple has no guarantee from their nation state who will keep them in business if all goes down the tubes where a number of their competitors do have this guarantee.
quote: Apple doesn't get cash they get executive decisions from their government.
quote: WTF does any of that have to do with what you are responding to? There was no mention of Samsung in the post you replied to and no mention of Google in your post. I know in your world, anything that isn't apple is just one big black hole, but really?At least find a semi-relevent Apple jerk fest to copy from next time.