Four short links: 21 May 2018

Quantum Computing, E-Waste, Artificial Senses, and Inside printf

By Nat Torkington
May 21, 2018
Four short links
  1. John Preskill on Quantum ComputingThat’s what we mean by quantum entanglement. Information stored in those correlations that you can’t see when you look at the parts one at a time.
  2. The Internet of TrashThe United Nations found that people generated 44.7 million metric tons of e-waste globally in 2016, and expects that to grow to 52.2 million metric tons by 2021. And behind the word “e-waste” lies some truly heinous chemicals that you want to keep out of your food supply chain.
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  4. Artificial Sensesvisualizes sensor data of the machines that surround us to develop an understanding of how they experience the world.
  5. Inside printf — a sweet “powers of 10” style dig into how a call to printf results in things displayed on the screen.
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