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i just finished listening to “Episode 176: Quantum Computing” [1] and this is really a great podcast. like the whole SE-Radio btw!

this podcast really inspired me and on the way back from work, i was thinking about the possibility to exploit software using quantum computing.

quantum cracking that is. it would work like this: assume you have a program or function which gets input. the ultimate goal is to find some input which will crash the program. using a quantum computer this is probably not that hard to compute.
i could imagine that quantum computing could also be used for software verification, which is actually quite the opposite of what quantum cracking would be.

so when quantum computers arrive we do not only lose AES/RSA but our computers will be open to everyone with such a system. hopefully such systems spread soon, which might compensate the negative effect, maybe with quantum cryptography.

but as martin laforest says: at the end of the day i still don’t know when this technique will arrive. but when it arrives it will turn security upside down.

the most promising aspect of quantum computing, which is mentioned in the podcast, is that it will enable detailed quantum research which i consider a very cool thing as it will help to understand what goes down there.

links

http://www.se-radio.net/2011/06/episode-176-quantum-computing-with-martin-laforest/

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documentaries

purple_podcasts from harenome razanajato

here is another bunch of documentaries which i forgot in the last posting…

space science related documentaries

energy related

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documentaries

purple_podcasts from harenome razanajato

here is a bunch of documentaries which i would like to point out because of their exceptional quality:

space science related documentaries

  • BBC SPACE (very good) but i can’t provide a link as i can’t find any… *bummer*
    • BBC Space/1 – Star Stuff
    • BBC Space/2 – Are We Alone
    • BBC Space/3 – Staying Alive
    • BBC Space/4 – New Worlds
    • BBC Space/5 – Black Hole
    • BBC Space/6 – Boldly Go

note: for all this nasa missions i wonder how they get all the funding. and why there is so much military involvement (especially in ‘extreme astronomy’)?

energy related

note: if you are interested in a sustainable concept on how to solve the energy problem with 100% renewables, read the books from hermann scheer:

podcasts (audio only)

a few different podcasts i liked very much:

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