Quantum Bayesian Networks

September 5, 2014

The Winds of War

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 3:29 pm

Labor Day 2014, a day that will infamy among QC fans as the day that Martinis jumped the UCSB ship to join Google.

As we speak, here at Artiste, the Millennium Falcon is being refurbished, in preparation to do battle with the mighty Google. We shall fight them in Quantum Computer Software Space. We shall fight them in the streets. We shall fight them in the hills. We shall never surrender!

Excerpt from Winston Churchill’s speech to House of Commons, June 4, 1940:

“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!”

More Churchill quotations



  1. Hello Dr. Tucci!: I like a man with a fighting spirit! However, your chances of taking on an “800-pound gorilla” and winning, are about one in Googleolex(or 1 in 10^10^100)!! You got the joke? That said, I think you should heed my previous advice & apply for a job at D-Wave, since it looks increasingly likely that they(D-Wave) will end up in Google’s pocket sooner or later!. Hence you will be working, eventually, for Google, with their endless deep pockets! Wishing you the best as usual.

    Comment by Sol Warda — September 5, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

  2. Sorry Bob! I meant “Googleplex”.

    Comment by Sol Warda — September 5, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

  3. Oh Sol Warda, ye Canadian of wavering faith, let me rekindle your faith in your great nation. I beg forgiveness for previously having called Canada a nation of wimps. Let us unite now against this common threat of ours, the monster Google. This could still be Canada’s finest hour. Let me recall (er, copy and paste) another famous Churchill speech:

    Canada is the linchpin of the English-speaking world. Canada, with those relations of friendly, affectionate intimacy with the United States on the one hand and with her unswerving fidelity to the British Commonwealth and the Motherland on the other, is the link which joins together these great branches of the human family, a link which, spanning the oceans, brings the continents into their true relation and will prevent in future generations any growth of division between the proud and the happy nations of Europe and the great countries which have come into existence in the New World.”

    Comment by rrtucci — September 5, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

  4. Bob: I thank you for quoting Churchill on Canada!

    Comment by Sol Warda — September 5, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

  5. You are welcome, Sol. I put up an inspiring picture of The British Bulldog. I love old black and white photographs. The face that launched a thousand ships.

    Comment by rrtucci — September 6, 2014 @ 3:28 am

  6. wow!

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — September 6, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

  7. Hi Angel, Thanks for the video. I tend to ham things up a bit, sometimes, in this blog. Maybe some of my distant ancestors were Italian opera composers.

    Comment by rrtucci — September 6, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

  8. re 1st comment, think it highly unlikely google will buy DWave short or long term unless DWave demonstrates some kind of monetizable/ scalable speedup over classical computing, and that is far from the case today. DWave cost just too high right now versus tangible results. also note recently they are talking about an IPO in next few yrs. see also google ups ante & hedges qm computing bet by buying up Martinis lab

    Comment by vznvzn — September 12, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

  9. Hi vznvzn,
    Google’s intentions with respect to both D-Wave and Martinis are very unclear at this point. I hope Neven provides some much needed clarification soon. Google certainly has enough money to fund both D-Wave and Martinis, or a hybrid of the two, or acquire D-Wave

    Comment by rrtucci — September 12, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

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