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IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum information. The company also announced that IBM researchers had successfully built a 50 qubit prototype, which is the next milestone for quantum computing, but it’s unclear when we will see this commercially available. While the earliest versions of IBM’s…

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Betches Holiday Gift Guide 2017: The Best Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

It’s the most wonderful time of year again, ho ho hoes, when your mind is filled with beautiful ideas of all the amazing things you can buy yourself, and on occasion, some cool things you can buy for others. If you need some help figuring out what to buy for whom, yeah same, we put our heads together and came up with kind of a perfect list. We have products that are great for all the different people in your life, and if we’re missing someone, idk, that’s just not…

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Trump’s FCC Chairman Went After Alyssa Milano Over Her Net Neutrality Comments And She Totally SCHOOLED Him!

So, it turns out Alyssa Milano is the boss… The Charmed star has been a crusader for Net Neutrality, an extremely important issue the FCC is voting on in just a matter of days. At its simplest, net neutrality keeps the Internet as it is, with all websites given equal speed, allowing people to access what they want, when they want. Video: John Oliver Explains So Much Better Than We Can! Ajit Pai, whom Donald Trump made the chairman of the FCC, has been Net Neutrality’s most vocal opponent. Essentially,…

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Social mobility board quits in protest

In his resignation letter to Theresa May, first reported by the Observer, Mr Milburn said ministers were preoccupied with Brexit. Mr Milburn said it has “become obvious that the government as a whole is unable to commit the same level of support” to social mobility as individual ministers such as the education secretary. He added: “I do not doubt your personal belief in social justice, but I see little evidence of that being translated into meaningful action.” Mr Milburn took up his role with the commission, which monitors progress towards…

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Senate Passes Major Business, Individual Cuts: Tax Debate Update

The Senate tax bill is in the midst of a marathon vote session that stretched into early Saturday morning with the goal of holding a final vote in the next several hours. Here are the latest developments, updated throughout the day: Senate Passes Major Business, Individual Cuts (1:51 a.m.) Senate Republicans narrowly approved the most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades, slashing the corporate tax rate and providing temporary tax-rate cuts for most Americans. The 51-49 vote — achieved only after closed-door deal-making with dissident senators…

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Shaq Is Here To Save You… & All Your Online Shopping Orders

Shaq & Ring Are Here To Save Your Online Shopping Orders On National Package Protection Day Shaquille O’Neal is 7 feet and 1 inch tall. No, this isn’t exactly groundbreaking news; in fact, you can readily access that information anywhere within the 6 million search results that populate for “Shaq” on Google. But there’s a very real difference between knowing Shaq is 7’1″ and standing in front of him, shaking his tremendous hand. At 5’10″, and a perpetual 6’3″ in heels, I don’t often feel small… but next to Shaq,…

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25+ Controversial Illustrations By The French Banksy That Will Make You Think

The street artist Dran, born in Toulouse in 1979, is frequently called The French Banksy. These two artists share a critical view of society, power figures and are not afraid to expose their beliefs publicly. “My father wanted me to work with him in construction, but since my arms are too thin to hold a hammer, I dedicated myself to the drawing,” said the artist. Dran mainly creates paintings, drawings and graffiti art all over France. With his art, he addresses important current issues such as the powers of the…

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Hey Everybody, Jurassic World Sucked (And Here’s Why)

We’re now entering the mandatory hype period for the Jurassic World sequel — and for good reason, too. The first one made $1.6 billion at the box office. It’s at a solid 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and went on to be the seventh-highest-grossing Blu-ray in the U.S. The film was a shining success by every metric there is. Well, except mine. I hated Jurassic World like an anal rash. I walked out of it the first time I saw it, because I’d rather be in a porn theater with…

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‘Superman’ motorway PC stops van fall

Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Image caption A view from below the bridge shows the van’s precarious position ‘Where’s your cape?’ The van ended up in the precarious position when it came off the road near the border between North and West Yorkshire. Report End of Twitter post by @WYP_PCWILLIS PC Willis was praised by colleagues for his swift action. “Your superman cape isn’t in this photo though! Must have come off in the fracas!,” PC Adam Pace‏ tweeted.

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Hillary Clinton meets Mary Beard: I would love to have told Trump: Back off, you creep

The presidential candidate and the classicist discuss winners and losers Hillary Clinton is sequestered in a hotel room, giving a big television interview, when Mary Beard arrives at Claridges. While she waits outside on the sofa, though, it quickly becomes clear that the star of this conversation is the classicist. One by one, members of Clintons staff approach in reverent tones to declare her their heroine. Even a passing cameraman stops to pay court and say: I love you! Does this happen to Beard all the time? Yes, she laughs,…

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RESIGN! KABC morning anchor Leeann Tweeden just nuked Al Franken with a #MeToo story of her own

Leeann Tweeden, the morning anchor for KABC 790 radio in Los Angeles, took to Twitter this morning with a #MeToo story of her own saying Al Franke “kissed and groped her without her consent” during a USO tour in 2006. And there’s really no way for Franken to deny it: I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. #MeToohttps://t.co/TqTgfvzkZg — Leeann Tweeden (@LeeannTweeden) November 16, 2017 Ms. Tweeden writes that she was only supposed to emcee the acts, but Franken had other plans: Franken had written some skits for the…

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