28 January 2008 - 12:56That would have me as a member

Finally, a professional society I actually want to join: The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™.  I just have to find the right picture “in which the luxuriant, flowing hair is CLEARLY evident” and I’ll be ready to sign up.

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3 January 2008 - 15:01XOXO QKD

This is very cool. Despite my misgivings about the one-laptop-per-child initiative, the machine and software are starting to get me excited. It is apparently too late for the give one/get one program, but maybe there will be another chance soon. But what’s really cool is quantum cryptography (key distribution) between two of these machines. This news came to me via the slashdot firehose, lwn.net and the source OLPC Austria. Check it out.

I do like that (from the pictures) it appears that Alice and Bob’s computers are right next to each other.  I guess that’s still better than when CHB and I did it, where Alice and Bob actually shared a computer.

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