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Today, I looked on the arxiv and found arXiv:0804.0272: arXiv:0804.0272 Quantum computing using shortcuts through higher dimensions Authors: B. P. Lanyon, M. Barbieri, M. P. Almeida, T. Jennewein, T. C. Ralph, K. J. Resch, G. J. Pryde, J. L. O’Brien, A. Gilchrist, A. G. White and nearly fell out of my chair. What an awesome…

Slandering Ants Anthropically

Another checkmark in front of the “antrhopic reasoning is whack”: arXiv:0802.4121 Title: Ants are not Conscious Authors: Russell K. Standish Anthropic reasoning is a form of statistical reasoning based upon finding oneself a member of a particular reference class of conscious beings. By considering empirical distribution functions defined over animal life on Earth, we can…

God Is a Weak Coin Flipper

One of the funniest abstracts to a paper on the arxiv in many moons appeared yesterday, authored by Carlos Mochon: arXiv:0711.4114 Title: Quantum weak coin flipping with arbitrarily small bias Authors: Carlos Mochon “God does not play dice. He flips coins instead.” And though for some reason He has denied us quantum bit commitment. And…

Many of you know I’m a big fan of funny/creative paper titles. What with journal editors squashing every last ounce of humanity our of scientific papers, it always makes me happy to see someone else fighting the editorial machine. Today a friend sends me “Heavy Ion Collisions at the LHC – Last Call for Predictions,”…