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A three-page NSA document describes a project to conduct "basic research in quantum physics and architecture/engineering studies to determine if, and how, a cryptologically useful quantum computer can be built."
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To put that in perspective, there are only 868 McDonald’s in the state. So there are about 400 more places to get an indoor tan in Florida than there are places to get Big Macs. While Big Macs may not exactly be healthy cuisine, at least they won’t give you skin cancer.

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…..item 1)…. Tanning Salons Now Outnumber McDonald’s in Florida …

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We live in a place called the "Sunshine State" with about 825 miles of beaches, but instead of taking advantage of those natural resources a whole lot of Floridians appear to prefer to get tan inside a salon. In fact, a new study reveals that there are now more tanning salons in Florida than there are McDonald’s, CVSs, Bank of America branches and Publixes.
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research found that there are 1,261 tanning salons in Florida. Most of those offer only tanning, but a few locations are found in health club facilities and private residential buildings. That’s about one tanning salon for every 15,113 people in Florida, and 1.16 for about every 50 square miles.

To put that in perspective, there are only 868 McDonald’s in the state. So there are about 400 more places to get an indoor tan in Florida than there are places to get Big Macs. While Big Macs may not exactly be healthy cuisine, at least they won’t give you skin cancer.

Florida has the second highest rate of melanoma in the country, and the UM study highlights the dangers of indoor tanning. Those who start using indoor tanning facilities before they’re 35 have a 59 percent higher chance of developing skin cancer.

"Indoor tanning is known to cause skin cancers, including melanoma, which is deadly," Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatology expert not connected with the study, told Health Day. "Despite an increase in public awareness efforts from dermatologists, people are still sitting in tanning beds."

The research does not address the obvious question of why the hell people would spend so much money on indoor tanning when you can just go outside and get a hot tan and skin cancer for free.

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…..item 2)…. NSA dreams of quantum computer that can break encryption …

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Spy agency is apparently not close to a quantum breakthrough, but it’s trying
by Jon Brodkin – Jan 2 2014, 6:34pm EST

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The National Security Agency is conducting what it calls "basic research" to determine whether it’s possible to build a quantum computer that would be useful for breaking encryption.
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— NSA LEAKS

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The news isn’t surprising—it would be surprising if the NSA wasn’t researching quantum computing given the measures it’s taken to undermine encryption standards used to protect Internet communications. The NSA’s quantum work was described in documents leaked by Edward Snowden and published today in the Washington Post . A three-page NSA document describes a project to conduct "basic research in quantum physics and architecture/engineering studies to determine if, and how, a cryptologically useful quantum computer can be built."

This is part of a .7 million research program called "Penetrating Hard Targets." A project goal for fiscal 2013 was to "Demonstrate dynamical decoupling and complete quantum control on two semiconductor qubits," the basic building block of a large-scale quantum computer. The NSA description of the program says the agency will "[c]ontinue research of quantum communications technology to support the development of novel Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) attacks and assess the security of new QKD system designs."
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Does it have a future? Classic cryptology isn’t budging, but all depends on QKD.

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There’s nothing specific enough in the NSA document to conclude that the agency is any more advanced in its quantum computing research than the rest of the scientific community.
“It seems improbable that the NSA could be that far ahead of the open world without anybody knowing it,” MIT Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scott Aaronson told the Post.

Some of the NSA’s experiments are carried out "in large, shielded rooms known as Faraday cages, which are designed to prevent electromagnetic energy from coming in or out," the Post wrote. "Those, according to one brief description, are required ‘to keep delicate quantum computing experiments running.’" The article noted that "the NSA appears to regard itself as running neck and neck with quantum computing labs sponsored by the European Union and the Swiss government" but has no hopes of an "immediate breakthrough."

Another NSA document describing why the agency has classified its research says it’s hoping to devise ways to protect US systems against quantum attack. While the NSA wants to "develop cryptanalytic QC [quantum computers] to attack high-grade public key encryption systems," it also seeks "to protect our own systems against adversarial cryptanalytic QC efforts."
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…..item 3h)…. youtube video … Melissa Etheridge ~ I’m The Only One … 4:01 minutes …

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"I’m the Only One" is a Melissa Etheridge song that appears on her 1993 album Yes I Am. The single itself was released in 1993, and hit number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Adult Contemporary charts in January 1995. This is one of her biggest hits to date. Like many songs on her first album Melissa Etheridge, "I’m the Only One" deals with non-monogamous relationships. In the verses, the singer tells how much she suffers because her partner told her that she has a crush on someone else. In the chorus, she reminds her that even if she is in a new relationship, that she will always be the only one who really loves her.

Yes I Am is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, released by Island Records on September 21, 1993. The title is generally thought to refer to Etheridge’s recent coming out as a lesbian, confirming long-standing rumors about her personal life. This is the album that gave Melissa Etheridge national recognition. The rock ballad "Come to My Window" was the first video from the album, with Etheridge and her guitar and actress Juliette Lewis having a nervous breakdown. This single brought the album into the public consciousness and was quickly followed by "I’m the Only One" (a U.S. No. 8 hit) and "If I Wanted To" (U.S. #16).

Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961) is an American rock singer-songwriter and activist. Etheridge is known for her mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy, smoky vocals. She has also been an iconic gay and lesbian activist since her public coming out in January 1993. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, the younger of two girls, to John Etheridge, a psychology teacher at Leavenworth High School, and Elizabeth Williamson, a computer consultant. She attended David Brewer School, which is still located at 17th and Osage Streets. She graduated in 1979 from Leavenworth High School (LHS), 10th Avenue and Halderman. Etheridge was a member of the first "Power and Life" musical/dance group at LHS. Her childhood home was at 1902 Miami Street.

Etheridge’s interest in music began early; she picked up her first guitar at 8. She began to play in all-men country music groups throughout her teenage years, until she moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music.

While in Berklee, Etheridge played the club circuit around Boston. After three semesters, Etheridge decided to drop out of Berklee and head to Los Angeles to attempt a career in music. Etheridge was discovered in a bar called Vermie’s in Pasadena, CA. She had made some friends on a women’s soccer team and those new friends came to see her play. One of the women was Karla Leopold, whose husband, Bill Leopold, was a manager in the music business. Karla convinced Bill to see her perform live. He was impressed, and has remained a pivotal part of Etheridge’s career ever since. This, in addition to her gigs in lesbian bars around Los Angeles, got her discovered by Island Records chief Chris Blackwell. She got a publishing deal to write songs for movies including the 1986 movie Weeds.

In 1985, prior to her signing, Etheridge sent her demo to Olivia Records, a lesbian record label, but was ultimately rejected. She saved the rejection letter, signed by "the women of Olivia", which was later featured in Intimate Portrait: Melissa Etheridge, the Lifetime Television documentary of her life.

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…..item 4)…. Doing Valentine’s Day the right way …

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It’s not about spending big money. Here are some tips to find the perfect balance on V-Day
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Whether you love Valentine’s Day or loathe it, it’s time to face the fact that you’re going to have to deal with it in one way or another. And let’s be honest, the whole “We don’t need to celebrate Valentine’s Day” adage is as cliché as it is bullshit. But fear not. Here are some basic tips to consider when planning that “perfect night.”
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— The "perfect place" is your place

Let’s get down to it: Dinner plans are a pain in the ass. There’s something thoroughly unromantic about battling crowds at a high-end restaurant and knowing that your experience, as sweet and intimate as you want it to be, is nothing unique. In fact, there are dozens of couples in the same place receiving the same treatment from the same waiter pretending he doesn’t hate his life because he has to work on Valentine’s Day.

Instead, forego the restaurant reservations, stay in with your significant other and make dinner. This is your opportunity to get creative and try cooking something you’ve never cooked before. It’ll be a great bonding experience*, and if even if you mess up you’ll remember it. If worst comes to worst, order takeout. You have nothing to lose**.

For bonus points, ditch the “Two-buck Chuck” from Trader Joe’s and spend the money on a decent bottle of wine. Because how often do you drink wine that cost you more than and didn’t come out of a box?

* It’ll be a great bonding experience if you don’t end up hating each other.
** Please be careful when handling knives and other sharp objects.
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— Take it seriously

“But Valentine’s Day is a phony holiday that commercializes human emotion and limits romance to one day a year.” We get it. But at the end of the day, you’re not going to change anything, because the reality of the situation is this: People want an excuse to be romantic and Valentine’s Day provides that excuse, just like St. Patrick’s Day provides an excuse to drink green beer and Cinco de Mayo provides an excuse to celebrate another country’s independence by wearing sombreros and drinking tequila.

The best thing you can do is to play into the holiday – enjoy yourself, be romantic and remember that there are far worse things you could be doing on a Friday night than celebrating a made-up, commercialized holiday with someone you care about.
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— But not too seriously

Because Valentine’s Day is a phony holiday that commercializes human emotion and limits romance to one day a year. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be romantic, but Valentine’s Day isn’t the day to profess your undying love to your significant other. Rather, keep things light, have two or three or four drinks (just make sure the two of you maintain a comparable level of inebriation), watch a movie and cuddle on the couch.
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— If you’re single, this is the night to go out

You’re not going to meet someone while sitting on your couch watching B-list television movies and trying to figure out an ingenious way to retrieve your laptop from across the room without getting up so you can order Jimmy John’s. If you’re single, go out on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s to a club or a bar or anywhere social.

Even if you’re not looking to meet someone, you’ll still be with people in the same boat as yourself, which is more fun overall than spending time in your apartment, especially if you have a roommate that’s not single. For both your sake and your roommate’s, try to have fun anywhere that’s not where you live. They’ll appreciate the space and you’ll be glad you won’t have to watch an outpouring of Valentine’s Day affection.

And really, it’s not exactly a turn-on to have your single roommate knock on the door of your room when things are starting to heat up to ask, “What’s the Netflix password, again?”
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