One of the most pressing problems for someone conducting any research on personal initiative has to be information […]

First, there are two simple axioms: that a particle can represent two states at the same time (superposition), i.e. 1 and 0, and that the information contained by a particle is destroyed the moment it is read. Braid these principles with the exotic phenomenon called entanglement, where two particles yield the same information upon observation even though they may be miles apart, and you get quantum computing and networking.

And here’s the router for it.

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How many of you are familiar with the concept of a Google Hangout?

Better yet, how many of you are web developers and are familiar with the concept of a Google Hangout?

I assure you, the number in answer to this question is low in India. At least, that’s the conclusion I’m forced to reach after having liaised with a large number of such developers for a news-daily in south India. Just today, I’d asked Mr. SH, who heads a small web-dev firm in Chennai, if we could have a Hangout in the evening to iron out some creases. His response: “OK… What’s a Hangout? Do I need to be in front of a computer for it?”

Others didn’t answer all that differently, either. Sure, it could be that the idea of a Hangout isn’t as ubiquitous as some would like it to be, but I can’t see how a developer can’t have heard of it.

  1. How often do we do things just because someone else we used to idolize did them in the past? When will we start doing things in the present such that they’re the best things for us to do in the present?
  2. More often than not, the environment to nurture success is given more importance than an environment in which failures can be tolerated, let alone dealt with constructively. More often than not (pardon me), the fear of failure trumps the allure of success.