Drew Mattke - Professional Technical Designer
 
 
2005-08-30
 

Quantum computers could push the limits of computing power.

QUANTUM COMPUTING
We may never have a quantum computer on our desk, but it is already possible to harness some of the bizarre properties of sub-atomic elements to perform complex calculations.

How about factoring a 100 digit number in less than a second? For reference, the fastest digital computer on Earth would take more than 12 Billion years to do this.

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2005-08-30
 

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Innovation vs Comfort of legacy systems
A while back, a friend of mine recounted to me a nugget of wisdom from an old client who said, "you know what 'legacy system' means to me? It means that it works."...

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Feynman Project

Feynman Project profile

A refinement and improvement of the concepts implemented in its predecessor, Neumann

 

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Freakonomics :: by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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This is an insightful book that highlights the learnings to be gained when you apply one science (economics) to another (sociology).
The book poses and answers some interesting questions such as: "Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?" and "Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?"

 

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Shantaram :: by Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

One of the few contemporary fiction books that made such an impact on me that I feel compelled to share thoughts and reflections here.

 

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Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope; and the one unchangeable certanity is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
— John F. Kennedy
     
                         
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