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Today's SMBC (source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-talk-4):

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In summary, the conversation involves a comic strip from SMBC that discusses quantum theory and its implications. The conversation veers into a discussion about probability and imaginary numbers in QM, with some humor injected throughout. One person mentions wishing their mom had given them a "talk" about quantum theory at a young age, while another mentions the link between QM and probability. The conversation ends with a reference to Scott, who wrote a book on quantum computing, and a joke about a comic textbook.

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Today's SMBC (source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-talk-4):

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I feel like my understanding of quantum theory just increased by a few hundred percent.

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I wish my mom had the "talk" with me at that age...

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It's so embarrassing when your parents catch you with your qubits hanging out.

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Me too. I got really excited by it.DrChinese said:I wish my mom had the "talk" with me at that age...

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I would be more happy if a certain girl from neighborhood wanted to have such a talk with me. But no, she didn't want to indulge into serious stuff too early.dlgoff said:Me too. I got really excited by it.

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Great stuff, thanks for posting !

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When mom said, "Yes! QM is just a certain generalization of probability." then the Children's Services Division should have been called for child abuse.

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They are certainly no more imaginary than "real" number ... except for the "naming" part. "Dark" matter isn't dark either btw.Zafa Pi said:and imaginary numbers are not imaginary.

I think my sense of humor have failed me on this one.Zafa Pi said:When mom said, "Yes! QM is just a certain generalization of probability." then the Children's Services Division should have been called for child abuse.

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Well, do it!... drag out the ol' quikfone and call 'em up...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]Zafa Pi said:...the Children's Services Division should~~have been~~be called for child abuse.

By all probabilities... the Children's Services Division should arrive just when she says...

Catch her right in the act...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]mom said:Yes! QM is just a certain generalization of probability.

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How true. And how imaginary are the reals? Add the perfectly reasonable axiom of choice and along comes Tarski-Banach.Boing3000 said:They are certainly no more imaginary than "real" number ... except for the "naming" part.

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EPR-Telecom confiscated my quikfone for late charges I accumulated before I bought it.OCR said:Well, do it!... drag out the ol' quikfone and call 'em up...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]

By all probabilities... the Children's Services Division should arrive just when she says...

Catch her right in the act...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]View attachment 110698

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Well, I knew you were going to violate something, but I figured, although incorrectly, that in all probability... it must in some way, be connected to Bell...Zafa Pi said:EPR-Telecom confiscated my quikfone for late charges I accumulated before I bought it.

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OCR said:Well, do it!... drag out the ol' quikfone and call 'em up...[COLOR=#black].[/COLOR]

Zafa Pi said:EPR-Telecom confiscated my quikfone for late charges I accumulated before I bought it.

I see what you did there.OCR said:Well, I knew you were going to violate something, but I figured, although incorrectly, that in all probability... it must in some way, be connected to Bell...

A bit of double entendre between Alexander Graham Bell and John Stewart Bell.

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I see that too...collinsmark said:I see what you did there.

And, also, I think Mr.Pi was let off the

It could have been much worse, such... the observable on this operator seems to imply... ?

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That was actually fairly enlightening. They should write a whole textbook!

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dkotschessaa said:That was actually fairly enlightening. They should write a whole textbook!

Scott

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Strilanc said:Scottdidwrite a whole book about it. It's based on the lecture notes from his quantum computing course.

I meant in comic format. :)

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Tomlin, how nostalgic. As for QM and jokes here's a favorite http://xkcd.com/1591/OCR said:I see that too...

And, also, I think Mr.Pi was let off thehooke rather gently... being EPR-Telecom, in all probability, is not local...?

It could have been much worse, such... the observable on this operator seems to imply... ?

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a fundamental principle in the field of quantum mechanics. It states that it is impossible to know the exact position and momentum of a particle simultaneously.

The principle is named after Werner Heisenberg, a German physicist who first proposed it in 1927 as part of his uncertainty relations. Heisenberg's work revolutionized our understanding of quantum mechanics and earned him a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932.

Although the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a fundamental concept in quantum mechanics, its effects are not noticeable in our daily lives. This is because it only applies to very small particles, such as atoms and subatomic particles, and does not have a significant impact on our macroscopic world.

No, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a fundamental law of nature and cannot be violated. It is supported by various experiments and has been confirmed by numerous observations in the field of quantum mechanics.

Yes, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle has many practical applications in fields such as quantum computing, cryptography, and particle physics. It also plays a crucial role in understanding and predicting the behavior of microscopic particles, which has led to numerous technological advancements in various industries.

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