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Google tests the performance limits of D-Wave's quantum computers

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We've long known that D-Wave's quantum computers are specialized tools rather than Swiss Army Knives, but just how good are they at their intended tasks? Google has just conducted some benchmarking to find out, and the ...
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Use PowerShell to Find Windows XP Computers Still Alive in Your Active Directory Domain - Goatee PFE - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

TechNet blog of Microsoft PFE Ashley McGlone featuring PowerShell scripts for Active Directory.
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Transformer computer? http://t.co/nbnv9LCa AbilityNet helps #disabled kids use computers/internet by adaptingtheir technology @AbilityNet
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Why the NSA's Spying on Offline Computers Is Less Scary Than ...

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The U.S. National Security Agency's ability spy on computers not connected to the Internet became more widely known following the publication of a New York Times story last week. Such news followed up on earlier ...
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How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data - Wired Science

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since 2005, many of the gains in computing power have come from adding more parallelism via multiple cores, with multiple levels of memory. The preferred architecture no longer features a single central processing unit (CPU) augmented with random access memory (RAM) and a hard drive for long-term storage. Even the big, centralized parallel supercomputers that dominated the 1980s and 1990s are giving way to distributed data centers and cloud computing, often networked across many organizations and vast geographical distances.


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“Processing speed has been completely irrelevant for five years,” Boyd said. “The challenge is not how to solve problems with a single, ultra-fast processor, but how to solve them with 100,000 slower processors.”

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NSA Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers - New York Times

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NSA Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
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While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A.
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