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Adam Foltzer
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This is a very cool project to work on
 
We're looking for an Android development intern to work on a cool problem during the first half of 2014!
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qCraft: Quantum Physics In Minecraft

We built the Quantum A.I. Lab to explore the potential of quantum computing, and figure out what questions we should be asking. One question is clear: Where will future quantum computer scientists come from? 

Our best guess: Minecraft. 

Millions of kids are spending a whole lot of hours in Minecraft, not just digging caves and fighting monsters, but building assembly lines, space shuttles, and programmable computers, all in the name of experimentation and discovery. 

So how do we get these smart, creative kids excited about quantum physics? 

We talked to our friends at MinecraftEdu and Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter and came up with a fun idea: a Minecraft modpack called qCraft. It lets players experiment with quantum behaviors inside Minecraft’s world, with new blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency. 

Of course, qCraft isn’t a perfect scientific simulation, but it’s a fun way for players to experience a few parts of quantum mechanics outside of thought experiments or dense textbook examples.

We don’t even know the full potential of what you can make with qCraft, but we’re excited to see what Minecraft’s players can discover. 

You can download qCraft now as part of the Tekkit, Hexxit, or Feed The Beast Unleashed modpacks, and find out more at www.qCraft.org. 

#qcraft   #minecraft
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So this new G+ design has a bad framerate for everyone or just me?
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Really bad for me in Chrome.  Last time I tried it was approaching 0.
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Fun post! Thanks, +Joe Leslie-Hurd 
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Glad you liked it, this one was a long time brewing!
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I'm disappointed on the punt addressing FPS replayability, but overall a good read
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I've had the privilege of stewarding some great interns here at Galois. Please take a look!
 
We have some exciting 2014 opportunities for interns in software engineering and research! This is a great opportunity to get involved with applied functional programming.
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Effects of government shutdown arrive early as Twitter outage forces area software engineer to mindlessly refresh Google+ instead
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So a couple weeks back my UPS died, and I haven't had the occasion to use my tower until today. It turns out that the failure corrupted the BIOS. The motherboard detected a checksum failure, and then reflashed a copy of the BIOS before booting back up with no problems. Way to go, Gigabyte!
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Yea, that dual-bios feature is pretty clever. I'm surprised it isn't standard.
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"Because the project was always two months from launch it was inconceivable that there was enough time to re-engineer the terrain engine to make path-finding easier, so the path-finding code just had to be made to work."
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Yep. Others have raised that point, that it's not about the strength of the passwords but about how you can circomvent them like with password reminders.

The way I think about it is this: Passwords are a way of proving who you are: an authentication factor. Password reminders or other ways of resetting passwords are simply another (less secure) authentication factor.

Any factor could require a backup / recovery option. You could lose your RSA token or accidentally delete your GPG key.

Every system has this issue, and guess what: If there was a good solution to the first problem (how crappy passwords are) then there would be a good solution to the second problem (password recovery).
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2012
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  • Galois, Inc
    Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Galois, Inc
    Intern, 2011 - 2011
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