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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Read Deutsch's books for an introduction. There is some Logic in it.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Of course you can get a basic overview of it.

There are three types of scientific knowledge:

basic overview

pop-sci/sci-fi nonsense overview

extensive, detailed, comprehensive knowledge of it

If I were you, I would wait. These kinds of things give people the wrong idea of what quantum mechanics and physics in general is. I remember once being a teaching assistant for a freshmen class for physics. In there, pretty much all the students wanted to be a quantum physicist, because of things they saw on television.

Quantum physics is a lot more about computation and other hard things. In my textbook, these cool topics like entanglement, cats etc are covered in the first/last chapter and no where else.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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True but David Deutsch is a great physicist and the pioneer in quantum computing.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I didn't mean that book. Any book written by a reputed author should be readable. I just meant watching videos from the Discovery channel.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Discovery Channel is garbage! You are correct.

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bobbym wrote:

Read Deutsch's books for an introduction. There is some Logic in it.

Since when are you interested in Logic?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My brother is, I am not. He was doing work then on qubits and trying to explain it to me. As I said, I became disinterested when I found out it was not for common people.

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The best combinatoricist of Vegas is not a common man.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I still do not like the kind of science that needs huge machines that ordinary people can not build or even see.

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But it can help you to do faster computation!

Do you liek it now?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I still do not like the kind of science that needs huge machines that ordinary people can not build or even see.

Science that depends on huge colliders and huge radio telescopes and computers that only a few can have leaves me cold.

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Agnishom wrote:

But it can help you to do faster computation!

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who is you?

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Anyone who has a quantam computer

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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And that is 7 guys in a secret lab buried under a mountain that uses more electricity than a small city and costs billions of dollars. Oh wait, is run by reppies.

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Hating people because they belong to a different species is like hating people who belongs to a different race.

But they can still conpute faster than you can, are you not excited?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who said anything about hate?

When science is only done by the few because they are the privileged ones that are allowed in those installations, then any discovery they claim to make we are forced to accept blindly. We can not check their work about a God particle or a quark or 300 discovered new planets. They write about it and we accept it. This is not science, this is a religion.

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We do not accept it. Who does?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you serious? Tell anyone anything that disagrees with their preconceived notions or the dogma they are being fed and watch their reaction. Look at how that Mark guy is behaving? Look at that Russian guy who came in here and argued that calculus should be done his way, look at GiB...

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GiB? Wow!

Who is the russian guy?

So, you get my point on Mark now,

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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We are probably not looking at the same page. He is of course unbelievably rude and vulgar.

Yes, Gib. If you question his assertions he will become abusive.

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We are probably not looking at the same page. He is of course unbelievably rude and vulg

Who?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am looking at a discussion between the two children M and J.

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I'll post a heavily moderated version of it here.

Children?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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This is the wrong thread also you do not need to post it.

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