Month: August 2022

ESPN computer predicts North Carolina vs. FAMU football winner

After what was almost the first shock of the 2022 college football season, it appears North Carolina and Florida A&M will play their Week 0 season opener.

That, after a scare when FAMU nearly backed out of the game over academic eligibility issues. Players initially voted not to play after that, but after hearing from the school, changed their mind and set out for Chapel Hill.

Crisis averted, but they’ll do so without seven offensive linemen on the field against the Tar Heels.

What do the experts say about the matchup between UNC and the Rattlers? Let’s look at how the ESPN computer predicted the game.

North Carolina vs. Florida A&M prediction

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Football Power Index gives the Tar Heels the overwhelming chance of victory, with a 99.6 percent chance to beat the Rattlers at home in the opener.

By contrast, FAMU has just 0.4 percent chance to upset Carolina.


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Analysis Cites Prioritizing K-12 Education Funding As Leading Factor

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Women’s Equality Day, Governor Larry Hogan announced that US News and World Report has named Maryland as the number one state for gender equality. The first-ever analysis of its kind cites K-12 education as a leading factor in achieving the nation’s top ranking.

“Every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. “We are proud that Maryland leads the nation in expanding opportunities for women and girls. While there is always more work to do, it is especially gratifying that this study recognizes our commitment to closing the gender gap in the computer science and STEM fields, where we have made great strides. This is another example of how we are truly changing Maryland for the better.”


Education. According to the report

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Questions Remain On Computer Fraud Coverage For Phishing

By Robert Callahan and Melissa D’Alelio (August 26, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT) — Businesses are increasing vulnerable to social engineering schemes, also known as email spoofing or phishing schemes.

Phishing schemes involve fraudulent attempts to obtain sensitive information and/or solicit payments from unsuspecting businesses, often using emails appearing identical to a trustworthy source to trick the victim into affirmatively revealing sensitive information or authorizing payment.

A phishing scheme is distinct from hacking, which involves a forceful intrusion of another’s computer system to obtain sensitive information or direct payments without the victim’s assistance.

In recent years, federal and state courts have wrestled over whether computer fraud coverage found in property insurance policies provide coverage for…

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Aug. 27, 2022: Computer simulation fading Illinois in Week 0

The opening week of the 2022 college football season features no ranked teams in action and just one Power-5 matchup. But that hasn’t diminished the anticipation for the Week 0 college football schedule as it is the first gridiron action in over seven months. The week’s slate is headlined by Nebraska vs. Northwestern, in which the Cornhuskers are 11-point favorites in the Week 0 college football odds at Caesars Sportsbook. But the biggest Week 0 college football spread is Utah State being massive 27-point favorites over the UConn Huskies.

UConn has won just four total games since the 2018 season, while Utah State is coming off an 11-win season. But that number is still huge considering the Aggies aren’t a Power-5 team, while the Huskies are independent, but still in FBS. So which side of the line should you lean towards when making Week 0 college football predictions? Before locking

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City donates 500 decommissioned computers to be refurbished and provided to Detroit families

City donates 500 decommissioned computers to be refurbished and provided to Detroit families

  • Part of Partnership with human-IT to provide free technology to lower-income Detroit residents to bridge city’s digital divide

DETROIT – Hundreds of City government computers recently replaced for newer models will be completely refurbished and distributed for free to Detroit families in need of technology and access to the Internet, thanks to a partnership between the City and nonprofit human-IT. The donation of more than 500 decommissioned city computers is part of the city’s larger strategy for bridging Detroit’s digital divide through its partners at Connect313.

Half of the computers were delivered today, and the remainder will be delivered in the coming weeks. All 500 computers first will be wiped of any existing and sensitive data. Most will be refurbished to be provided to Detroit families lacking access to technology by human-IT and its community partners. Devices

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Scientists Dethrone Google’s Quantum Advantage Claim With a Conventional Computer

When Google announced its quantum computer had solved a problem beyond the capability of the most powerful supercomputer, it was a landmark for the industry. But Chinese researchers have now shown they could solve the same problem on a normal supercomputer in just seconds.

The ultimate promise of quantum computing is its ability to carry out certain computational feats far faster than classical machines, or even solve problems that would be essentially impossible to crack using traditional approaches.

The field is still nascent though, and today’s devices are far too small to be put to work on any real-world challenges. But in an effort to prove that the field is making progress, developers of quantum processors have been eager to find problems that may not have much practical use, but can demonstrate the potential speedups their technology is capable of.

Google made a major breakthrough on this front in 2019

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What Does Quantum Computing Mean for IT?

Although quantum computing is relatively new and far from mainstream adoption, the hype for this emerging technology is building. If companies hope to capitalize on it, though, they must move past this excitement and look at its specific, practical implications.

Effective implementation of any technology requires understanding what it can do for businesses and the obstacles they may face in using it. The journey begins with asking what quantum computing means for IT professionals as a whole as well as individual teams.

What is quantum computing?

Quantum computing operates on the quantum principles of superposition and entanglement. Whereas classical computers calculate with transistors representing either 1 or 0, quantum machines use qubits, which can represent both simultaneously. This lets them perform calculations in minutes that would take classical computers millennia to complete.

The superposition of qubits—being both 0 and 1 at once—lets quantum machines weigh far more possibilities simultaneously.

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Realistic computer models of brain cells — ScienceDaily

Cedars-Sinai investigators have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells — in unparalleled quantity. Their research, published today in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Reports, details how these models could one day answer questions about neurological disorders — and even human intellect — that aren’t possible to explore through biological experiments.

“These models capture the shape, timing and speed of the electrical signals that neurons fire in order to communicate with each other, which is considered the basis of brain function,” said Costas Anastassiou, PhD, a research scientist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai, and senior author of the study. “This lets us replicate brain activity at the single-cell level.”

The models are the first to combine data sets from different types of laboratory experiments to present a complete picture of the electrical, genetic and biological activity of single neurons. The models can be used

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These Canadian startups are taking quantum computing mainstream

It’s not what you’d expect to find on the 29th floor of a Toronto office building. Instead of cubicles, a complex arrangement of lasers, mirrors and optical fibers run from floor to ceiling, making up the quantum computer called Borealis.

And Borealis recently hit a milestone by solving a colossal math problem.

“If we ran [the problem] on the most powerful supercomputer out there, it would take 9,000 years. For Borealis, it takes less than a second, which is quite incredible,” says Christian Weedbrook, CEO of Xanadu, the company that built Borealis.

Weedbrook said it’s just the third time a quantum computer has tackled something out of reach for an ordinary computer, a scenario called quantum advantage. The first time was by Google in 2019, the second by a team of Chinese researchers in 2020. Xanadu’s achievement was published earlier this summer in the magazine Nature.

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$600K gift puts business college’s computer lab on cutting-edge

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A blessing was held at the University of Hawaiiʻi at Mānoa’s Shidler College of Business on August 11 to celebrate the completed renovation of the Tom WS Hee Undergraduate Computer Room into a state-of-the-art facility. The $600,000 lab renovation was funded from the estate of Clifford and Blanche Hee and named in honor of their son Tom Heewho was an admired alumnus of the college and an accomplished banking professional, computer expert and community-minded volunteer.

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Lab upgrades include a full refresh and modernization of the space, with sleek new furnishings, upgraded computer systems, sound dampening technology, large digital displays and flexible working spaces designed specifically for group collaboration. Additional Bloomberg terminals were added for students to conduct high-level financial analysis projects. The renovation was managed by Bowers + Kubota Consulting, which transformed the space to evoke a modern yet functional workspace for current and future students.

“The transformation of

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