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'Time machine' created in Russia moves tiny particles a fraction of a second into the past

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by mikeyp, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:22 AM.

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    Not sure how you can move something back in time?
     
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    flux capacitor and 1.21 gigawatts
     
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    Russian political jokes - Wikipedia
     
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    Funny how the middle of the article has a statement of the 2nd law of thermodynamics that pretty much discredits the article lol!
     
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    Is there a different web page with more popups and ads I could use?
     
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    'Time machine' created in Russia moves tiny particles a fraction of a second into the past

    Meh, I can do that with cocaine...
     
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    I often wish I could go back in time. Kinda like the 7 second delay used on live radio.

    That way when I say something dumb I could change it. I tried repeating "Undo, Undo, Undo" and clicking my heels together but it didn't work.
     
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    What they did appears to reverse entropy at the quantum level. The particles spontaneously reorganize into a higher quantum state in apparent defiance of the second law.

    They're defining reverse entropy as time travel. It's basically bullsh!t.
     
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    My read of the article led me to believe that the researchers
    1. Ran a program on a quantum computer that took a set of qubits from an ordered state to a disordered state.
    2. Ran another program that bought the qubits back to a state of order.
    3. Imply that the return to the ordered state is a reversal of the arrow of time.
    4. Then clarify that it only *appears* to be a reversal of time.

    My takeaway is that no "time travel" occurred, especially since running the second program undoubtedly required a net contribution of energy.

    TLDR: more clickbait.
     
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    Send Herr Mueller to investigate. His budget is good all the way to September. We know month but year was not determined yet!
     
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    This is how they got to Trump. They showed him a picture of himself and he started disappearing a la BTTF and he agreed to Putin's bidding from that day forward.
     
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    Hey, we all just got here from a fraction of a second in the past.


    Did it again.


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    Please comment more often. Thank you.
     
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    Some of us have traveled longer than that to say socialism is a terrible idea.

    This cartoon has traveled all the way from 1948. Watch it and weep.

     
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    Thanks for saving me the time to say that. ;)
     
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    Did russia just reinvent the Undo button?
     
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    But...if the particles went back in time (even a fraction of a second) how would the team know it?
     
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    Exactly. I think it is all BS. There are probably other ways of exolaining their results, such as what dontpanic said earlier.
     
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    this should be mandatory watch for every school kid
     
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    If I could go back in time i would go back to all those times women were actually hitting on me but I was too dense to realize what was going on until years later. Yup, that and buy Microsoft and Apple stock at the right time, to get ready for the Google IPO. Yup those two things.
     
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    Right, maybe the team had traveled forward in time instead! Incredible!
     

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