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So, the Atom Chip... fraud or hoax?

What do you think, sirs?

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dvandom
Sep. 7th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
With the kind of money behind real quantum computing experiments, any actual launch would have a much better webpage. Hoax.
dvandom
Sep. 8th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
To clarify, a fraud would be more serious about trying to look legit, since it'd be trying to snooker people out of money. :)
foomf
Sep. 8th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Have you looked at the prices they plan to charge for those things? If they sell even one, it's fraud.
drath
Sep. 10th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
I looked at the page, it said "lowest price per gigabyte", must not be including the startup hardware if the cost is so high?
foomf
Sep. 10th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
They're fake. The pictures of the hardware itself are ridiculous - a plastic camera lens glued to a flash memory card on top, and another on the side where the metal of the retainer appears to be blocking any light from even getting in?

Even if they're only 'marketing mock-ups' the whole thing is just unbelievable.

I wonder if they have an interocitor in their catalog somewhere.
maus_merryjest
Sep. 8th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
Bigger hoax than O.J. Simpson's trial.
gamerguy
Sep. 8th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
Too cheap a web page. The registrar is REGISTER.COM, INC, which is one of these fly-by-night domain-squatting places it looks like.
drath
Sep. 10th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Dumb n00b question, how does one view the registrar info? I don't see it on the webpage or in the Contact Us link.
gamerguy
Sep. 10th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
drath
Oct. 13th, 2005 02:56 pm (UTC)
Quantum Optical Chips? Fiber-Optic Quantum Processor?

I did some serious looking into this, and here's what my simulations have found.

The main problem with that quantum processor-based computer is it doesn't interface well with a tachyon-field LAN/WAN.  Apparantly the whole thing collapses into an artificial quantum singularity if you add Macs into the mix.  Dang firewire ports.
foomf
Oct. 13th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
Which is of course not a comment on Macs sucking.
drath
Oct. 13th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
OF course not! It's just a matter of incompatible warp technologies. Much like putting the core matrix of a Romulan warbird into a heavy Klingon cruiser; warp space in the wrong way and you eventually get a Failure To Exist error.
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