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The Case Against Quantum Computing - IEEE Spectrum
A useful quantum computer needs to process a set of continuous parameters that is larger than the number of subatomic particles in the observable universe.

The huge amount of scholarly literature that’s been generated about quantum-computing is notably light on experimental studies describing actual hardware. The relatively few experiments that have been reported were extremely difficult to conduct
against  quantum  computing 
3 days ago by dandv
Corporate America's blockchain and bitcoin fever is over - Axios
Mentions of blockchain in SEC earnings dropped from 150+ in Q1 2018 to 35 in Q4
hype  against  blockchain  cryptocurrency 
7 days ago by dandv
Newly Unsealed Documents Show Top FDIC Officials Running Operation Choke Point
"For those unfamiliar, Choke Point consisted of bureaucrats in several independent federal agencies taking it upon themselves to shut legal businesses – such as payday lenders and firearms dealers – out of the banking system. Given the nature of the U.S. regulatory framework, this operation was easy to pull off.

Officials at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), for instance, simply had to inform the banks they were overseeing that the government considered certain types of their customers “high risk.” The mere implication of a threat was enough to pressure banks into closing accounts, because no U.S. bank wants anything to do with extra audits or investigations from their regulator, much less additional operating restrictions or civil and criminal charges."
USA  political  abuse  against  FDIC  banks  awareness 
8 days ago by dandv

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