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First Evidence That Google's Quantum Computer May Not Be Quantum After All

Joshua Fan You know what you have to do, Google... (224 comments)

No conventional computer can replicate a quantum computer's processes. The only way to check your quantum computer's results... is to buy another one.

about 6 months ago
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Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

Joshua Fan Re:What's happened to google? (255 comments)

Seriously. This is the dark ages for Google. I smell the work of pointy-haired MBAs.

about 7 months ago
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Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

Joshua Fan Re:User interface design (180 comments)

Prompting the user with wrong or irrelevant information also conditions to user to ignore the information, making the prompt useless for the times the information is actually relevant.

about 8 months ago
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U.S. 5X Battery Research Sets Three Paths For Replacing Lithium

Joshua Fan Why are taxpayers funding this research? (172 comments)

Aren't the commercial implications of such an advancement enticing enough to make the private sector throw many more millions, if not billions, into this research, if they haven't done so already? Granted, they would only allow new batteries to come to market if they lasted for fewer charge cycles.

about 9 months ago
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New Framework For Programming Unreliable Chips

Joshua Fan Re:Hmmm ... (128 comments)

All in preparation for next big thing after that... MORE accurate hardware! 6.24% more!

about 9 months ago
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New High Tech $100 Bills Start To Circulate Today

Joshua Fan Re:It's not... green? (302 comments)

It's Matrix money. It could only harm you to analyze it too deeply.

about 10 months ago
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Popular Science Is Getting Rid of Comments

Joshua Fan Re:Hurrah Slashdot! (473 comments)

I can't fathom why an institution grounded in the scientific method couldn't scientifically develop an effective participant-moderated comment system.

about 10 months ago
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Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

Joshua Fan Re:It looks fantastic! (616 comments)

There's rumors an LTE version will be announced soon.

about 10 months ago
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Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

Joshua Fan Re:space & time as emergent properties (600 comments)

But over an average of many observations, the path of a particle is seen to be able to be obstructed and prevent the interaction from occuring where it would have had there not been an obstruction, i.e. shadows cast by objects blocking light sources.

Also, radiation is proven to take time to traverse space, i.e. when communicating with a satellite.

about 10 months ago
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No Child Left Untableted

Joshua Fan Student remember best by writing notes (214 comments)

This is a well known fact. Personal electronic gadgets can only distract, or make the learning process more efficient, reducing mnemonics that help retention.

about a year ago
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HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Joshua Fan Re:Physical cables the same? (293 comments)

Nice to see that they seem to have planned ahead in the original physical specs.

about a year ago
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SpaceX Grasshopper Launch Filmed From Drone Helicopter

Joshua Fan How does it "navigate"? (71 comments)

I don't see any control surfaces or retrothrusters, and rocket engine only has a single nozzle. How does it steer? Maybe an internal gyro?

1 year,26 days
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Stem Cells Used To Grow Miniature Human Livers In Mice

Joshua Fan Re:Not that I would try it (59 comments)

Pst... it would still taste like meat.

1 year,28 days
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To Counter Widespread Surveillance, Stealth Clothing

Joshua Fan The tinfoil hat (104 comments)

Now made fashionable.

about a year ago
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Book Review: The Chinese Information War

Joshua Fan Re:Keep pointing at the chinese (139 comments)

Obama's recent summit with the Chinese president was probably so successful because they both agreed to spy on each other's countries and exchange intelligence so they could each avoid the flak from their own constituents!

about a year ago

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The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today

Joshua Fan Joshua Fan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Joshua Fan (1733100) writes ""...[A] provision of the law, called the medical loss ratio, that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers’ premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care."

"So, can private health insurance companies manage to make a profit when they actually have to spend premium receipts taking care of their customers’ health needs as promised?

Not a chance-and they know it. Indeed, we are already seeing the parent companies who own these insurance operations fleeing into other types of investments. They know what we should all know – we are now on an inescapable path to a single-payer system for most Americans and thank goodness for it.""

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