It looks like my skepticism about quantum computing may be well founded after all. :-D
Quantum Computer Works Better Shut Off: "waimate writes 'A New Scientist article relates how its possible to get answers from a quantum computer even when your program isn't running.' From the article: 'With the right set-up, the theory suggested, the computer would sometimes get an answer out of the computer even though the program did not run. And now researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have improved on the original design and built a non-running quantum computer that really works.'"