Quantum of Solace

Details on the new Bond film…  This is partly why I am so intrigued by quantum cryptography.  It satisfies my “inner spy.”  In fact, I seriously would have considered it as a career, but MI6 (SIS) and GCHQ seem more glamorous than the CIA and NSA but I’m American (I mean, just check out that sleek new building MI6 occupies!).  On the other hand, the CIA just went “green” and they have Kryptos

Speaking of Bond, on Mythbusters the other night they tested the Walther P99. I had thought they’d gone back to the PPK in Casino Royale, but apparently, even though the publicity shots were done with a PPK, he used a P99 in the movie (the P99 holds more than twice the number of bullets).

Finally, note that Bond creator Ian Fleming was an actual spy and some of his work during WWII helped the US establish the OSS which was the precursor to the CIA.

And, while you’re here, note the Quantum Cryptography button on the right. I’m teaching a class in it this semester and am partially using this blog as a method of providing interesting links and, perhaps, interesting discussion.

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5 Responses to “Quantum of Solace

  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Randy Nichols.

  2. quantummoxie Says:

    Thanks Randy! That’s amazing – your reply came literally about 5 minutes after I put the post up. I guess Google really is fast.

  3. I’m trying to solve K4 and polling people who blog about it to see if there’s anyone interested in trying to help or has tried different things… Help! I’m stuck!

  4. quantummoxie Says:

    Hmmm. I might be interested. I just read the article on it in Wired. I’ll post a note on your blog.

  5. Excellent!

    I liked the new Bond movie as well but am still a little torn on the blond Bond, Sean Connery set the bar pretty high…

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