parislemon:

Tom Simonite on recent moves in the race to quantum computing:

It’s as if qubit technology is in a superposition between changing the world and decohering into nothing more than a series of obscure research papers. That’s the kind of imponderable that people working on quantum technology have to handle every day. But with a payoff so big, who can blame them for taking a whack at it?

So who is taking the latest whack?:

It would be more than just awkward if Willett beat Microsoft to proving that the idea it has championed can work. For Microsoft to open up a practical route to quantum computing would be surprising. For the withered Bell Labs, owned by a company not even in the computing business, it would be astounding.

It’s 2014 and it’s Microsoft and Bell Labs leading the way towards quantum computing. Crazy.

lordofsilverfountain:

"My friends, you bow to no one."

(via l-o-t-r)

photojojo:

There’s something mesmerizing about aerial views of our planet, and designer Florian Pucher brings that magic into the home, but not as a print on your wall.

Florian uses ordinary satellite photos from across the globe and converts them into these one-of-a-kind area rugs, cleverly named Landcarpets.

Satellite Photos Converted Into Abstract Carpets

via Yatzer

sourcedumal:


mysharona1987:

This about sums it up.

This just goes to show that misogyny is real. So real.


I can’t even

sourcedumal:

mysharona1987:

This about sums it up.

This just goes to show that misogyny is real. So real.

I can’t even

(via wilwheaton)

staceythinx:

Inside Hawaiian waves with photographer Clark Little

(Source: theguardian.com, via travelbyfoldingamap)

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

— 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)

shortlogic:

For a long time, Reddit ran a famously scrappy operation. The front page of the internet, with amazing visitor numbers, run by a very small team. A great counter to the notion that you had to be big to do Internet Scale. When the team finally started to swell a bit, they did so as a distributed…

"In other words, the answer is that prosecutors might be able to successfully prosecute me, but not because the law clearly says that what I’m doing is illegal, but because the law is so vague that it can be used to successfully prosecute anybody for almost anything — like Weev."

in which @ErrataRob lays out exactly what’s wrong with the CFAA - and what’s right about scanning the Internet

"Whose Line" re: software dev

"Whose Line" re: software dev

(Source: computer-muser)

(Source: unamusedsloth, via chrysostmom)

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