Day: September 9, 2020

What is quantum computing? Solutions to impossible problems

There’s no lack of hype in the computer industry, although even I have to admit that sometimes the technology does catch up to the promises. Machine learning is a good example. Machine learning has been hyped since the 1950s, and has finally become generally useful in the last decade.

Quantum computing was proposed in the 1980s, but still isn’t practical, although that hasn’t dampened the hype. There are experimental quantum computers at a small number of research labs, and a few commercial quantum computers and quantum simulators produced by IBM and others, but even the commercial quantum computers still have

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Using OPA to safeguard Kubernetes

As more and more organizations move containerized applications into production, Kubernetes has become the de facto approach for managing those applications in private, public and hybrid cloud settings. In fact, at least 84% of organizations already use containers in production, and 78% leverage Kubernetes to deploy them, according to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Part of the power and allure of Kubernetes is that, unlike most modern APIs, the Kubernetes API is intent-based, meaning that people using it only need to think about what they want Kubernetes to do — specifying the “desired state” of the Kubernetes object — not

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What is quantum computing? Solutions to impossible problems

There’s no lack of hype in the computer industry, although even I have to admit that sometimes the technology does catch up to the promises. Machine learning is a good example. Machine learning has been hyped since the 1950s, and has finally become generally useful in the last decade.

Quantum computing was proposed in the 1980s, but still isn’t practical, although that hasn’t dampened the hype. There are experimental quantum computers at a small number of research labs, and a few commercial quantum computers and quantum simulators produced by IBM and others, but even the commercial quantum computers still have

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Android 11 rolls out today for the Pixel and more

Google announced that Android 11, the latest version of the operating system, would be rolling out today. And it’s not just coming to Pixel phones either — OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Oppo phones are getting it as well.

Specifically, the phones getting the update will be the OnePlus 8 and the 8 Pro, as well as the Oppo X2 and Reno 3. It’s not clear yet

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