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12:50 AM
tfw you mortarboard by 1 rep
(got a total of 201, lost 1 rep to the cap)
 
nice
<-- will likely never mortarboard on any site
 
> has mortarboard on ppcg
 
I mortarboarded on edits once.
 
lol
 
@Riker Doesn't count, the rep I got got reverted for voting irregularities
(Wasn't my fault)
 
12:53 AM
Got involved in a massive cleanup on Super User: HTTPS image conversion and tag cleanups
 
added an answer saying "yes" to resource recommendation meta question.
 
1:32 AM
Interesting point about paywalls @GypsySpellweaver
 
@DanielBurkhart Context?
 
Ah
 
I wonder if you can quote the relevant data with proper citation.
 
I recognize that many places need to, or thing so anyway, get money to keep things going. ACM, for example. Still, one of the few things I extremely dislike is for someone to give me a link to an online resource and then find that it has some paywall (or even "free" membership requirement) to access said resource.
@DanielBurkhart Better yet, get the author to join the site.
The author can quote, and explain, without citation, and can also help the site grow.
Can you imagine what it'd be like if Dijkstra had joined Stack Overflow?
 
1:41 AM
I have access behind most paywalls due to being affiliated (as a student) with a university, but that idea is interesting. I'll keep it in mind if I ever come across a article of particular interest.
 
To be fair, I'll probably never do much of anything, content wise, here. This is not my field and I'm not likely to even pursue it in a hobbyist fashion.
I can still apply my brain to site-related issues, however.
 
quantumcomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/15/… I voted to reopen, I believe the answers - following those guidelines outlined by heather - will be constructive.
 
1:56 AM
@GypsySpellweaver added a link reference to the cite feature as you requested.
 
Would it be better to add that into the question? Comments can, and do, disappear, or get buried under more comments.
 
I am not sure, I would prefer to add an image because the link doesn't quite demonstrate what I am referring too.
 
Maybe, as in the comment, explain how it works, as well as an screenshot of the popup, and/or put the contents of the popup in a block quote box, for non-image based browsing.
I knew nothing of it until you mentioned it.
 
2:11 AM
yeah, I only just noticed it today, I will certainly add more context to demonstrate what I mean.
 
Just looked at it. Neat feature.
 
2:29 AM
I keep confusing the QC.SE icon with the Crunchyroll icon because I have a high resolution monitor and the icons appear really tiny in chrome tabs ;-;
 
@Pavel Then close the Crunchyroll tab ;P
 
It's not even open but it's making me think it's open
 
You could always quit using crunchyroll, then you'd "know" it wasn't that.
 
 
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4:15 AM
Is anyone here a Q#/.NET wizard?
 
<-- clueless
For reasons of my own, which are invalid outside my skull anyway, I'm not into Micro$oft products anyway. But clueless in re. qc programming nonetheless.
 
4:41 AM
@GypsySpellweaver Jokes on you, missing out on the best programming language ever made
(Not really. It is pretty great though)
 
4:51 AM
@Pavel That's okay. I already know more than my fair share. If I needed it, however, I'd go learn it. Until I have a use for a new language I'm usually not interested in learning it.
 
D:
<-- has tried (with varying degrees of success) learning at least a dozen programming languages this year
 
Which ones
 
@GypsySpellweaver Prolog, Perl, Perl 6, Haskell, F#, SNOBOL, C, APL, Common Lisp, Assembly, Rust, Felix ML, Swift, a couple others
> with varying degrees of success
 
At a wild guess, I'd suggest concentrating on APL. It seems like a good one to have available when dealing with QC-related data.
It's handling of matrix mathematics, for example, is quite handy, and simple to code.
 
It's one of the few I haven't given up on yet. I like to try everything but I'm bad at sticking with anything.
 
5:04 AM
Of course, I'm a bit rusty on APL. Haven't utilized it since circa 1990
 
Apparantly it's not only under active development but has mutated into a .NET language with OOP capabilities.
 
I'd go with the base version first. Build on that if needed.
 
Nothing that you would call "standard" APL runs on a modern linux machine
Except GNU APL
But GNU APL is horrible
 
As a tool for dealing with the mathematics involved I don't think OOP would have much value
 
Well

 The APL Orchard

Learn and teach, questions about both golfing and general codi...
One of the regulars at codegolf.SE, Adám, works at Dyalog (the company that makes modern APL) and takes time off every week to teach people APL
 
5:08 AM
Sweet.
 
The past couple of weeks have covered OOP, so if you ever feel like looking that up...
 
 
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8:33 AM
@Pavel but that's just Dyalog APL
there's also IBM's APL 2
 
 
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10:08 AM
@Mithrandir24601 I know we had discussed this before on hbar, but I thought it would be a good question for this site, as it has not been discussed on any SE main site, before.
 
@Blue :D This is an extremely important question - it essentially defines what the word 'noise' means in the context of QC :D
 
Anonymous
 
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Something is broken it seems
 
Anonymous
The view counter
 
Anonymous
Ah, just got corrected
 
10:26 AM
I wish I had time to answer more questions :/
but I've got to work
 
Anonymous
Same here :P I'm thinking of asking/answering at least one interesting question/answer each day
 
Anonymous
@Mithrandir24601 BTW did you tell about the site to your QC lab-mates? They'd be happy I guess :)
 
Anonymous
We got to attract more and more experts to the site
 
@Blue One or two, so far... Most don't really use SE aside from the occasional question about Latex or mathematica, but the ones I've spoken to seem reasonably interested :)
 
Anonymous
Cool!
 
10:48 AM
Hi everyone! I'm currently doing the rounds at software developer conferences and trying to spread the word. So hopefully we'll get a bunch of interesting questions from that. :-)
 
 
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1:45 PM
@Cowsquack yeah but no one can afford that
 
 
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2:49 PM
@Blue just attempted to solve the noise question. quantumcomputing.stackexchange.com/questions/69/… Like I said, reaching out to the authormay be the only way to get a exact answer though.
 
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3:38 PM
@ItamarG3 Let me know if you need more elaboration here
 
Anonymous
@DanielBurkhart Thanks, I'll read it
 
vzn
6:11 PM
hi all congrats on Quantum Computing beta! heres some collected QC refs/ review from summer 2017 vzn1.wordpress.com/2017/07/17/qm-computing-summer-2017-update
 
Ooh, so MathJax has been enabled. Nice!
 
vzn
fyi Physics has an intermittent chat AMA which once featured Daniel Sank of google/ Martinis QC lab and Mithrandir24601 at Bristol UK. always looking for new guests, plz contact me if interested physics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/7783/…
 
7:13 PM
@cairdcoinheringaahing Since yesterday
 
I'll just leave this here in case folks from Strange Works are listening
 
@EmilioPisanty Hype isn't fact, and marketing isn't truth either.
 
@GypsySpellweaver no, but there's doing sci-comm correctly and responsibly doing sci-comm blowing correctness and responsibility to the wind
 
Which generates a larger revenue stream?
 
@GypsySpellweaver behaving irresponsibly often generates a larger revenue stream. I don't see how it is at all relevant to whether any given behaviour is responsible or desirable, though.
 
7:26 PM
I don't know who/what our sponsors are, but since they can "sponsor" the site I'm going to guess they're a for-profit outfit. With all that entails I doubt they're inclined to modify their marketing copy to fit language norms.
Time for a bus, adios.
 
glS
7:43 PM
you can see who they are on the linkedin page of the company. In particular, the CEO is William Hurley (twitter profile)
 

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