There’s gold in them thar spinning supernovae with strong magnetic fields. Or something. Says this article about the origin of gold in the universe. I guess now we know where the Earth’s swimming-pool-amount of gold came from (it’s actually a few swimming pools).
I mean, that’s basically what this Vice article is saying.
…read this article. Then jump back to the here & now and explain said article to me after picking up the rotting pieces of your blown mind.
Of all the transcendent possibilities with quantum computing, the areas that will drive it ahead the most will be in the realm of breaking encryption (well, unless adult sites figures out how to harness qubits, then maybe it’ll be a tie). This stuff is so fascinating, and it feels as though America is really lagging here.
Pretty excited for the audiobook version of Tom Baker’s new Dr Who book (via Gizmodo).
PS – J, you still reading our blog?
Nvidia is stepping up production of GPUs because of crypto miners. This seems simultaneously wasteful and totally awesome in a cyberpunk sort of way.
Meanwhile, some analysts are claiming Nvidia and AMD are in trouble thanks to small, custom chips that are exclusively created to mine specific crypto currencies (Ether in this case). Is this bad? Sounds bad. But won’t “they” just turn around and create Ether 2 which requires new custom chips, and until those arrive, more generalized GPUs will work best?
And what does all this mean for the NVDA stock I own? Is that imaginary too now? I’m so confused. MMT FTW.
Great article discussing why AI is not taking over any time soon.
Such as, Does Hideo Kojima routinely drop acid? Yes, yes he does.
Details here. My question is: how long until the hackers crack this thing and hold your junk hostage? I’m thinking not too long.