Fraternal Order of Eagles
Big Walnut F.O.E. #3261
1623 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
(614) 861-9073
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The Eagles F.O.E. #3261 is currently closed until further notice due to virus threat. Check back here for further updates and details.

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Boy Scout Troop #279
Boy Scout Troop #279 meets at the Big Walnut F.O.E. each week. We are proud to help our local scout troop with a place to meet!

  • Troop Meetings every Monday night 7-8:30 pm
  • Crew Meetings 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month 7-8 pm

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Simple precautions workers can take with coronavirus, flu

If you are sick, stay home.
If you get sick, go home and stay home.
If you are not sick, frequently wash your hands. Follow with lotion.

These simple actions are the most important with any contagious disease, including coronavirus.

If you are well, the best thing you can do is properly wash your hands. Here is the description, direct from the Centers for Disease Control.

"Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds."

Follow with lotion to make sure your hands don't become dry and cracked. Cracks in the hands can invite viruses.

Handshakes?

The friendly kiss in Europe and the Mideast are gone for now, as are handshakes. In the U.S., people still shake hands, but fewer do in churches or public settings. In China, some videos suggest Chinese are doing a foot bump.
Worst compliments you can give

We've all demonstrated our flexibility by putting our foot firmly in the mouth.

Some of us are socially awkward and experience this on the regular. Some have no idea they just offered up a verbal blunder.

Hey, not everyone's Emily Post.

But some compliments really aren't and we can be a little more mindful to choose our words with care.

Here are a handful of compliment styles from around the internet that are deemed, shall we say, not the best form of a compliment you can give:

  • The backhanded compliment. As in, "You look great for your age!"
  • The fake envious comment: "I wish I had time to catch up on my Netflix queue like you do."
  • The over-the-top compliment. This is a compliment that's proportionally out of whack with the situation. "Ease up, cowboy."
  • The negative compliment as a faux compliment can crop up anywhere. The intent is to undermine the recipient's confidence and give the person who said it a leg up: "You look snobby but you're ok."
  • "Right church, wrong pew": A compliment that's irrelevant to the situation, as in telling someone who just gave a speech how well dressed they are.
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The future of quantum computer is here, at least some people say so

In high security research centers all over the world, a new computer is coming. Or maybe it's here. Maybe it isn't. Depends on who you ask.

Just when we understood megabytes, scientists are talking about qubits and quantum volume in super-fast quantum computers.

In 2019, Google celebrated its Sycamore computer that works on 53 qubits. That seemed like a lot of qubits because, at the time, IBM only had a 28 qubit quantum computer. Maybe that's why Google declared that it had achieved "quantum supremacy."

But, wait just one nanosecond, pal. Hold my beer.

IBM called the supremacy claim "indefensible" and sniffed that Google's Sycamore was built to solve just one specific equation, according to engadget.com.

The key to a quantum computer, it seems, is not just qubits but quantum volume. Quantum volume includes qubits, but it also measures connectivity, errors, physical hardware, coherence, and compiler efficiency.

And whose quantum computer has a bunch of that? Honeywell.

Seems IBM has a very cool quantum computer with a volume of 32. But Honeywell announced in February it had a quantum computer with a volume of at least 64. That's twice as much as anyone else's volume. And just to show who believes it, IBM is in and Microsoft gave Honeywell its seal of approval. In fact, clients of Microsoft's cloud computer service, Azure, will be getting to use Honeywell's big Quantum.

That means that giant companies who have impossible problems that need to be solved quickly will be able to do that with quantum computing, according to Honeywell. Honeywell gives some examples including such things as the best way to arrange molecules and atoms to protect equipment from corrosion.

But do the Honeywell, IBM, or Google quantum computers really work in practical applications? It wasn't long ago that science publications were puzzling about how to keep a qubit from disappearing. Honeywell says the time is now and quantum computing will be the ultimate disrupter.
What makes a quantum computer different?

Honeywell recently announced it created the biggest, baddest quantum computer ever made with 64 qubits. Here is what qubits are all about.

You probably know by now that regular computers use bits to hold information. Each bit of information is either a 0 or a 1. So when a regular computer, even supercomputers, process information, they are powerful because of the speed at which they do one calculation at a time.

Quantum computers use qubits as the basic unit of information. The qubit isn't just 0 or 1. It can be both. That is called superposition and it is what allows quantum computers to work on millions of computations at the same time. And that means that immensely complicated problems can be solved before the best super-computers can get started.

Most attempts at quantum computing have run into problems with storing information or just preserving the existence of qubits. But these problems seem to have been mostly solved and stable machines have been created.