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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    What did pepper write in his holiday card to salt? Seasons Greetings
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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    Why did the blind man fall down the well? Because he couldn't see that well.
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    Quantum Computer advantages

    There is the potential to break common encryption schemes in use today, but not all schemes are susceptible to this attack. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing#Potential
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    Hacking - Easy?!

    It's like saying "Anyone can rob a bank", but it takes an incredible amount of skill to rob the bank, get what you came for, and then get away with it. Considering the cyber kill chain, the good thing for security is they only have to catch the attacker at any one point in the campaign to be...
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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    What did the cemetary worker say when he realized he buried the body in the wrong place? I've made a grave mistake.
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    Discussing Anxiety in Interview

    Most interviewers will pick up on if you are socially awkward within the first 10 minutes. I agree with the recommendation to join Toastmasters or some other small group where you interact with multiple people. Good luck.
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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    Knock knock...who’s there? Dishes...dishes who? Dishes Sean Connery.
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    Upgrading Windows before Logging on to the Web

    Windows 8.1 was released in October 2013, it is likely the factory image included updates to the OS from late 2014.
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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    That one’s a stretch.
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    Battery Power draining even when PC is Off?

    The new state in Windows 8 was kernel hibernation, but the system still fully powers off. My guess is you closed the lid before it completed the shutdown process, and was in a standard sleep state.
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    B How large might the Universe be

    Sounds like this is a good candidate for the Astronomy and Cosmology FAQ (which is actually hidden in the Astronomy forum). Even when these questions are repetative, I always enjoy reading interesting and fresh perspectives like the one from @kimbyd.
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    Does this ANN make Benjamins?

    That depends on if you are selling a solution to a problem someone is willing to pay for. There’s a rule-of-thumb that says if you aren't profitable after doing something for a year, it’s just a hobby.
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    B Look up in the sky, it’s a ?

    Heres one from just last month, unfortunately locked. : ) https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/can-someone-please-identify-what-i-saw-lights-in-the-night-sky.921748/ I really like this sequence: Is it really big? > Yes > Are your retinas burning? > Yes > Sun
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    B Quantised Inertia

    From the OP paper:
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    B Quantised Inertia

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding of this is a new model for inertia using Unruh radiation: My question is this: If Unruh radiation is dynamically equivalent to Hawking radiation, is its effect significant enough to affect the inertial mass of gravitationally bound objects?
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    LaTeX Sharing latex code...

    The conversion to TEX doesn’t seem like it will help you much since it’s introducing several problems itself. Unless you can copy and modify the raw code for the original you are working on, posting a picture like you first mentioned is probably your best bet.
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    Contest: Equations as Art 2017

    ##\overbrace{\smile}^{\theta\theta}##
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    Quantum Computer advantages

    Non-paywalled link - https://arxiv.org/abs/1703.03871
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    Quantum Computer advantages

    My understanding is these chips work as an ASIC attached to a classical computer system, which is used for solving NP-complete problems. The applications for QC in my field (cybersecurity) is breaking cryptography (something the NSA is said to have invested in), and machine learning, which has...
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    B Is there a way to prove that men have gone to the moon

    There's a saying: "men convinced against their will, are of the same opinion still". On a related note, ice walls forever! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_flat_Earth_societies j/k
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    What makes something artificially intelligent?

    I'm not sure how much it applies to gaming AI, but the most interesting approach to AI I've seen was posted by @Demystifier recently: http://www.danko-nikolic.com/machine-learning-and-practopoiesis/ Also see: https://research.googleblog.com/2017/05/using-machine-learning-to-explore.html?m=1
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    News Equifax cybersecurity breach

    Turns out they were indeed hacked in a “separate” incident in March, which is when the Struts vulnerability came out. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/equifax-is-said-to-suffer-a-hack-earlier-than-the-date-disclosed https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5638
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    Is the world real?

    You may be interested in the idea of Boltzmann brains.
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    PF Photo Contest - Going Up! (9/16-9/22)

    You beat me too it, this was the first thing that came to mind.
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    B Black holes in the centres of galaxies

    I understand it's difficult to explain how SMBHs have grown so large in relation to the age of the observable universe, is there any correlation between the size of SMBHs and the expected dark matter in their galaxies?
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    News Equifax cybersecurity breach

    Our Struts servers were getting attacked within hours of that exploit being released, but the web application firewalls stopped them dead in their tracks, same with the last one earlier this month. I suspect Equifax was compromised several months before July based on what I saw coming at out...
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    Do you feel safer with self-driving cars on the road?

    I agree and would answer "Not yet". AI can't help you when a drunk/texting driver blows through a stop light and t-bones you. I would feel safer if all cars were computer operated (unlikely to happen in my lifetime).
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    I Why do people keep saying photons are timeless?

    A bunch of smart people beat this topic into the ground for me in the recent thread "Light and its ideal speed".
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    I Why do people keep saying photons are timeless?

    I understand, unfortunately I neglected to put "timeless" in quotes.
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    Collection of Lame Jokes

    Why did the fish cross the road? For the halibut.
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