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Re: Elementrix Press Release
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[email protected] wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 1995, Jiri Baum wrote:
> > Still, who knows what surprises QM can provide?
> > In which case calling it a "telepathic key exchange scheme" might
> > be quite appropriate :-)
> I don't think that's what was meant. After all, using telepathy as a
> secure channel, you'd still need a comm protocol.
Not really, you can use the raw bitstream as OTP. (Which is probably not
enough to warrant calling it a protocol, maybe protocolette :-)
> The last time I checked
> protocols and algorithms are one and the same. Since elementrix doesn't use
> algorithms, we shouldn't defame them by claiming they've invented secure
Well, you could claim that what they are using is not an algorithm since
it won't run on a Turing machine. At that stage you probably toss the
Church-Turing thesis out the window and get yourself a proper definition
> Now wouldn't that be interesting to patent?
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "subliminal channels" :-)
> (One wonders if elementrix employees occasionally indulge in guilty
> glances at Knuth and Sedgewick without their bosses' knowledge.)
Well, wouldn't the bosses give them mind-scans to avoid this possibility?
Sorry, I forgot, Psi Corps doesn't allow that.
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