Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Tutorial: Getting started with Quantum Computing (Python)

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Tutorial: Getting started with Quantum Computing (Python)

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Quantum computers might sound a bit exotic and far into the future, but in reality, they are now accessible in the cloud or through emulators for everyone to write quantum code. In this tutorial, we’ll go through how you can program a simple quantum computer to generate random numbers. This example can be done on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards:The Asahi Shimbun

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards:The Asahi Shimbun

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“How do I double click?” “What is a cell in a spreadsheet?” Mashiko Ishii often hears that her fellow lecturers at Uchida Human Resources Development Center become confused when they are asked such basic questions during training for new employees of IT companies. Pressing the button of a computer mouse twice and knowing the basic…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Intel patches new ME vulnerabilities

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Intel patches new ME vulnerabilities

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In early July, Intel issued security advisories SA-00112 and SA-00118 regarding fixes for vulnerabilities in Intel Management Engine. Both advisories describe vulnerabilities with which an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the Minute IA PCH microcontroller. The vulnerabilities are similar to ones previously discovered by Positive Technologies security experts last November (SA-00086). But that was…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

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“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,” wrote the thirty-year-old Nietzsche. “The true and durable path into and through experience,” Nobel-winning poet Seamus Heaney counseled the young more than a century later in his magnificent commencement address, “involves being true … to your…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Admiral of the String Theory Wars – Issue 24: Error – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Admiral of the String Theory Wars – Issue 24: Error – Nautilus

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Watching Peter Woit lecture on quantum mechanics to a class at Columbia University—speaking softly, tapping out equations on a blackboard—it’s hard to imagine why a Harvard physicist once publicly compared him to a terrorist and called for his death. “I was worried,” said Woit’s longtime girlfriend, Pamela Cruz. “Sleep was lost.” Woit’s crime? A blog…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Valve Banned Over 90000 Steam Accounts Last Week

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Valve Banned Over 90000 Steam Accounts Last Week

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By Tanner Dedmon – July 22, 2018 Valve went on a banning spree recently with close to 100,000 Steam accounts being banned in the span of just one week. The ban wave appears to have quieted down now, but SteamDB’s charts (via PCGamesN) show the banning carnage that took place just last week. Over the…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its payment service, on August 30th

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Snap is shutting down Snapcash, its payment service, on August 30th

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If you don’t remember Snapcash, don’t worry — on August 30th, Snap will discontinue its peer-to-peer money transfer service that launched at the height of the messaging app’s popularity. Snapcash was announced back in 2014 when Instagram has yet to steal Snap’s users with the disappearing stories format, and Venmo was one of few apps…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Upcoming Overwatch Patch to Nerf Mercy, Balance Other Support Heroes

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Upcoming Overwatch Patch to Nerf Mercy, Balance Other Support Heroes

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Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that it’s currently working on an Overwatch patch that focuses on balancing the game’s support heroes. While most characters in the category will be receiving slight buffs, Mercy’s healing output will be nerfed. Here’s what’s in store: Ana Nano Boost additionally heals the target instantly for 300 HP. Brigitte Shield Bash…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Teen Says He Was Scammed While Playing ‘Fortnite’

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Teen Says He Was Scammed While Playing ‘Fortnite’

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The teen’s mother has filed a complaint with the game’s creator. One Ohio mom and her son are sharing their story to bring awareness to others about the possibility of being scammed while playing online video games after their own experience with scammers. According to a report from CBS New York, 13-year-old Jake Bates says…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Top nine features of the 2018 MacBook Pro

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Top nine features of the 2018 MacBook Pro

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There is lots to love in Apple’s latest pro-level portable Macs. AppleInsider has broken down our top nine features found in the latest MacBook Pros. Third-generation keyboard We noticed a difference right away when started typing on Apple’s new third-generation butterfly keyboard. It retains the tactile feel and bounciness we’ve come to expect from their…