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Quantum Computing Could Help Fight Cybercrime
2012-08-20 04:53:23

Some of us were born naturally inclined to understand numbers and their relationships to one another. The rest of us, sadly, depend on the work of these mathematically savvy individuals just to function in everyday life.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.