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What can you do with a $20 laptop?

This is a $20 laptop. It was a thrift store find, and I got a little bit lucky in finding not just an IBM ThinkPad, which are bulletproof machines, but even the same model that I briefly owned back in the late 90’s – a 600X. I jumped on it, …

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The new supercomputer behind the US nuclear arsenal

(quiet electronic tune) – This is the second most powerful supercomputer on the planet. It is 7000 square feet of racks, wires, and blinking lights. It has a few hundred thousand times more punch than your laptop. Its name is Sierra. (computer music) The computer is housed at the Lawrence …

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We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At

What you’re looking at is a hermetically sealed glass laboratory. Scientists here are engineering special chips that could power the next computing revolution: a universal quantum computer. Chances are you’ve heard of quantum computer and that they’re going to change everything. “So quantum computers have the potential to completely change …

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