A couple of years ago, I thought Quantum Mechanics was a bunch of theoretical science with no real world applications: Not anymore
In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of Quantum Computing; spearheaded by companies such as D-Wave, Rigetti Computing, and IBM. In a nutshell (Kurzgesagt😉), Quantum
Computing will revolutionize computing, allowing us to solve complex
computational problems that would have been impossible on classical
GF Securities Co. said Monday the head of its Hong Kong unit has resigned from the firm, after losses rocked one of its hedge funds.
Tang Xiaodong, who joined in May, stepped down for personal reasons, GF Securities said in the Monday statement. The unit he ran, GF Holdings (Hong Kong) Corp., had set up a hedge fund that lost more than $100 million last year, primarily on foreign exchange trades, leaving it with negative capital.
Life is often hard for internal migrants in China, especially those from Henan and the north-east
Apr 11th 2019
started to vomit. Some fell unconscious and were whisked into hospital.
Angry parents demanded an explanation. The food-poisoning scandal
quickly lit up Chinese social media. A kindergarten teacher in the
central province of Henan was detained—accused of adding sodium nitrite,
which can be toxic in large doses, to the meal boxes of at least 23
pupils late last month.
Most comments online have focused on the evil of the act and have expressed sympathy for the parents. But a surprising number have noted the alleged perpetrator’s home province. “I’m not surprised. Henan people would stoop to anything,” says one commentator on Baidu Tieba, a social-networking site. “Apart from wicked, I can’t think of another word to describe Henan people,” chimes in someone with more than 50,000 followers on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, who identifies himself as a financial journalist.
If you’ve ever cried at work, you may be able to relate to the recent Saturday Night Livesketch “PowerPoint.” In it, a pair of receptionists played by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon burst into tears in front of their colleagues at a Microsoft training session as soon as their mock PowerPoint presentation appears on the projector screen. The presentation is, to be fair, not very good. The first page features nothing but layers of empty squares and the desperate lowercase missive, “help.”
so sorry,” Bryant sobs as the befuddled Microsoft instructors attempt
to reassure them. “We made trash, sir,” McKinnon chimes in. “We’re going
to be fired and slapped.”