The Quantum Pontiff

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Cormac Interview in the WSJ

This interview with Cormac McCarthy by the Wall Street Journal is well worth reading (Coincidentally(?) I just started rereading the Border Trilogy.) This amused me [CM:] Instead, I get up and have a cup of coffee and wander around and read a little bit, sit down and type a few words and look out the…

New York Times Film Review Fail

This morning Mrs. Pontiff read me a review out of the New York Times for the film “A Serious Man.” The opening paragraph of the review gives you an idea why she thought it might be relevant to me: Did you hear the one about the guy who lived in the land of Uz, who…

The DiVincenzo Code

I wrote a paper with David DiVincenzo once. Now he is in the title of a YouTube video. Some things you can never predict. Part of me wants to say very loudly OMG. The other part of me watched the full six episodes. Parts 2-6 below the fold. Hat tip Aggie.

“Jumper” is a new movie about a man (okay, Hayden Christensen, aka Anakin Skywalker) who can teleport himself anywhere just by thinking about it. Quantum teleportation is a procedure where quantum information can be transported using entanglement and a few bits of classical communication. The distance between these two is, *ahem*, rather large. The New…