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Quantum Steampunk is now a thing

Started by J. Wilhelm, April 22, 2020, 07:58:23 PM

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E.J.MonCrieff

I've always thought of Quantum Computing as being Vicky Pollard computing - for those who have never seen the comedy programme "Little Britain", Vicky was a character who tried to justify herself by saying "Yes,but.. no, but.."  I sometimes wonder what Ada Lovelace would have thought of the idea.  Would she have placed a bet on its success?

von Corax

Quote from: E.J.MonCrieff on August 05, 2021, 09:56:51 PM
I sometimes wonder what Ada Lovelace would have thought of the idea.  Would she have placed a bet on its success?
Maybe she would, and maybe she wouldn't...
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
By the Beans of Life do my thoughts acquire speed
My hands acquire a shaking
The shaking becomes a warning
By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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Cora Courcelle

As a non-scientist I can only add:

"Am I bovvered?  Is this face bovvered?  Look.  Face.  Bovvered?"

(Lauren Cooper, as portrayed by Catherine Tate)
You have to tread a fine line between avant-garde surrealism and getting yourself sectioned...

Synistor 303

Quote from: Cora Courcelle on August 16, 2021, 10:28:10 AM
As a non-scientist I can only add:

"Am I bovvered?  Is this face bovvered?  Look.  Face.  Bovvered?"

(Lauren Cooper, as portrayed by Catherine Tate)

When I read that, I could hear the EXACT voice she used. Very funny.

Sorontar

Some of Tate's characters are very much the British Kath & Kim. She was wonderful as Donna Noble. Now imagine Dr Donna explaining about Quantum Steampunk... that would be something.

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