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Adam Foltzer
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Besiege is probably the most fun I've had with an Early Access game so far
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Join us this Friday, Aug 23rd at 11am for Gilles Barthe's tech talk: Verified Cryptographic Implementations. Note that we'll be meeting on the 11th floor of our building rather than in our usual office space.
Abstract EasyCrypt is a computer-assisted framework for proving the security of cryptographic constructions. However, there is a significant gap between security proofs done in the usual provable security style and cryptographic implementations used in practice; as a consequence, real-world cryptography is sometimes considered as “one of the many ongoing disaster areas in security. We have …
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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. 

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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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As a totally unbiased former Galois intern and current Galois employee, I highly recommend this!
 
Want to spend summer with functional programming, types, operating systems, or embedded dev? All of the above? We're looking for interns to spend the summer with us in Portland. Apply by February 1st, 2015!
We're looking for a great Summer 2015 Software Engineering/Research Intern to join our team at Galois, Inc.
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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!
Android Development Intern. Galois is currently seeking an intern with a background in Java and Android development to work with a small team to design and develop a protocol for data streaming using the stock hardware of commodity Android phones. The project will run from approximately January ...
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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.
Software Engineering/Research Intern. Galois is currently seeking software engineering and research interns for 2014 at all educational levels. We are committed to matching interns with exciting and engaging engineering work that fits their particular interests, creating lasting value for ...
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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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I would describe that as a problem with the passwords: they require too much burden on humans to actually be secure without crutches like secret questions.
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2012
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