The basis of the first truly uncrackable code?

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    Quantum dots get some electricity and then generate light in the SMALLEST possible way known to science: one stinkin' photon. This means (as I grasp the article) that the light cannot be intercepted. So the only thing that can "see" the light is the intended recipient and there is thus no other way to crack the code.

    I'm certain there are flaws in the analysis, but that's still pretty fucking cool science.

    BBC News - Quantum key distribution with single photons
     
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    Cool, we can use this techonolgy to hopefully block the huge power of the quatum computer from breaking codes.
     
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    Wow. I love this junk.

    Can't do it worth a tinker's damn.

    But i enjoy it all the same.
     
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    It's what makes life interesting...We humans love to create and explore, and that's what differs us from any other creature on this planet.

    I wish we would pull all of our troops out of the Middle East and put the money into science. We would get a hell of a lot more good from it.
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    The 0s and 1s in Booger's post are standard computing stuff. The elemental basics.

    Beyond that, his post has no fucking meaning of any kind.

    It is, after all, a post by Booger.
     

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