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Old 2006-02-24, 12:21
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So in essence, what the boneheads that constructed Deep Thought (Hitch hiker's guide to the galaxy...) really should have done, whas shutting the thing down and see if maybe something had happened the day after.

One question though, to anyone more up to date than myself on quantum computing:
Even though you can control the state of the photon you send into the system - you can decide to put it into a superposition - how can you control what the computer does, since the thing technically is shut down? Or do you just start (no, no pun intended) the process and hope for the best?
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