A paedophile who claimed a computer virus caused 2,000 indecent images to be downloaded has been spared jail. Many of Jasmine Rowbottom's sick pictures were of children or extreme pornography. A court heard the twisted 24-year-old was arrested after police raided her home in Dudley, West Midlands. And though officers from the Online Child Exploitation Team examined more than 50 pieces of computer equipment, Rowbottom blamed the photos on a virus. She also said a USB stick given to her years before the offences may have been faulty. But the defendant was eventually found guilty of making indecent images and movies of children and possession of extreme pornography. Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online She was handed a 21-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday. The woman, now of Wesham, Lancashire, was also given a two-year supervision order, was placed on the sexual harm prevention order for ten years and the sex offenders … [Read more...] about Female paedophile who blamed computer virus for 2,000 sick pics is spared jail
Radiohead's mind-bending 1997 masterpiece OK Computer (which turns 20 this spring) is finally getting the box set reissue treatment. The package contains a newly remastered version of the album, eight B-sides, three unheard tracks (including "Lift"!) and a hardcover book with 30 pages of artwork, among other treasures.Radiohead is generally not much for nostalgia, but it's telling that OK Computer is so great as to warrant an exception. In honor of the imminent anniversary, we broke down the album's odd and eclectic stew of influences (musical and otherwise).1. The 1966 Beach Boys album Pet SoundsPet Sounds revolutionized the recording process by incorporating unorthodox instrumentation, like bicycle bells and Coca-Cola cans. Radiohead was inspired, using a glockenspiel on "No Surprises" and cello, Mellotron and cabasa on other tracks. "We were going for that Pet Sounds vibe," frontman Thom Yorke once said of recording "No Surprises." 2. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody""Paranoid Android" … [Read more...] about 20 unusual influences behind Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’
Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorized physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab. One central question driving theoretical physics today is how to use the same theory to explain both gravity and the rules that atoms follow, called quantum mechanics. The two haven’t played nicely yet, since gravity is an incredibly weak force, so probing it at the smallest scales is effectively impossible with today’s technology. But theoretical work has demonstrated that hints of this “quantum gravity” might emerge in certain quantum systems, ones that would one day be possible to create in the lab. One such experiment proposed by Google physicists posits that a quantum state reproducible in the physics lab can be explained as information traveling through a wormhole between two black holes. Advertisement “The experimental study of such situations therefore offers a path toward … [Read more...] about Google Researchers Are Studying Wormholes With Quantum Computers
They will never sit on your desk, and they will most certainly never fit in your pocket. Today, they’re fragile, and need to be kept at temperatures close to absolute zero. Quantum computers aren’t much like the desktop PCs we’re all so familiar with—they’re a whole new kind of machine, capable of calculations so complex, it’s like upgrading from black-and-white to a full color spectrum. Lately, you’ve been hearing a lot about quantum computing. There are news stories about how it “could change the world” and “open new dimensions.” Universities are hyping up their quantum microchip prototypes, demonstrations of quantum mechanical ideas in silicon, and other devices and theories. But come on, how does it work? What does it do? Who’s doing it? And, most importantly, why should you care? Despite what you’ve heard, right now, quantum computing is more or less in the era that classical computing was in the … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is a Quantum Computer and How Excited Should I Be?
There are weeks where it seems like every piece of physics news mentions quantum computing—but we are nowhere near a quantum iPhone. You probably remember that computers can consist of billions of nanometer-scale transistors etched into silicon. Those chips used to be enormous, room-sized setups where instead of transistors, there were tubes the size of light bulbs. Physicists in the quantum computing world are still trying to pick out the best vacuum tubes. Headlines emerged today mentioning a new kind of “qubit” that could make quantum computers more easily. But it would help to first understand where quantum computing is overall. Advertisement Here’s a quick quantum computing recap. Regular computer bits store information with a binary yes-no system, like a wire with or without a current. A quantum bit, or qubit, instead relies on the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics: instead of yes and no, there’s a pair of options with an associated … [Read more...] about Scientists Propose a New Kind of Quantum Computer, But What Does That Mean?
Photo: PRWeb Photo: PRWeb Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PRWeb iboss Wins Mobile Security Award and CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Computing Security Excellence Awards 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Computing Recognizes iboss for Security Excellence in Mobile Security and Awards iboss CEO Paul Martini CISO/CSO of the Year BOSTON (PRWEB) November 22, 2019 Today Computing announced iboss as the award recipient for the Mobile Security Award and recognized Paul Martini, iboss CEO and CTO, as CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Security Excellence Awards. Computing is the UK’s leading business technology publication that recognizes IT leaders through various award programs throughout the year. The Security Excellence Awards reveal the industry's … [Read more...] about iboss Wins Mobile Security Award and CISO/CSO of the Year at the 2019 Computing Security Excellence Awards